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December 18, 2015 • Reviews

Enerskin Compression Sleeves are the Skin You Wish You Had!

I have what I somewhat affectionately call a persnickety knee. It has earned the right to be picky after a torn ACL in 2008 and a torn meniscus in 2014. So while I was excited to test out the Enerskin Compression Sleeves, I knew they had to pass an often grumpy and slightly arthritic critic!

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December 14, 2015 • Reviews

ZeroWater Filtration System Lives Up to Its Name!

 Do you have a filtered water pitcher or system in your house? Most people keep some sort of filtered water around, either because they like the taste or they distrust their tap water. Whatever the reason, have you ever considered HOW filtered your water is? ZeroWater has, and they claim to offer the most filtered …

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December 11, 2015 • Reviews

The Oral-B Black 7000 Bluetooth Toothbrush Review: One Smart Brush!

Are you still using a manual toothbrush? I did for years until I found out that I was over-brushing to the point that I needed a gum transplant on the left side of my mouth. Gross, right? I’d brushed my gums so hard that they had prematurely receded! How did I correct my bad habit? …

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December 1, 2015 • News

Vanity Fair Shares a Must Watch Video on World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day, a chance to remember people lost to AIDS and to remind everyone it is still an ongoing epidemic. As part of this, Vanity Fair has shared a short video that showcases the casual, unconcerned response the White House Press Secretary Larry Speakes had to any questions about AIDS.

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November 27, 2015 • Gift Guides

Holiday Gifts for the Fitness Buff

We all have someone in our life who likes to work out, or who needs a little extra push to keep their fitness momentum going. We’ve put together a few ideas for every budget for the fitness lover in your life!

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November 24, 2015 • Health and Fitness, Reviews

You Are Your Own Gym, a Review

There have been a few times where I was left feeling utterly physically destroyed. One was definitely the day after my first rugby tournament, one was the first time I tried to run a mile as fast as I could, and one was the first week after starting You Are Your Own Gym.

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November 24, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Power Toothpaste Supercharges Your Morning

Have you ever woken up and thought, “I need some caffeine, but making coffee is so much work…and it takes too long to kick in! If only there were a way to quickly pick up a caffeine buzz AND keep my dentist happy!” Well, for all two of you who had that exact thought, Power …

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November 21, 2015 • Reviews

Keep Your HVAC Healthy with FilterSnap’s Subscription Filter Service

I have a confession to make: Kev and I once forgot to change the filter in our HVAC central return unit for over 6 months. The first clue of our negligence was that there was more dust than usual floating around our home. We live in the country, so dust is an issue anyway; I didn’t catch on at first.

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November 20, 2015 • News

Pear Fitness Partners with TRX to Coach You From Your Phone!

I am a big fan of phone-based fitness apps. It’s a great way to guide your workouts without the cost of a personal trainer or having to conform to a group or class workout schedule. Pear Fitness offers a tremendous number of workout options, and now they are adding TRX suspension training to the list!

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November 18, 2015 • Reviews

The Dyson AM10 Humidifier: Puts Humidity Where It Belongs — in the Air and Not on Your Floor!

Unless you live in a humid climate, it’s almost always a good idea to have a humidifier running in your home. They can help with everything from breathing issues, to preventing sinus infections, or providing relief from dry skin and hair. But knowing which humidifier to buy can be tricky. I’ve tried several brands; my favorite is …

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November 17, 2015 • Reviews

Jungle Gym XT Review: Make Anywhere Your Home Gym!

I’ve been committed to getting in better shape this year. We ended up canceling our gym membership at the start of the summer, and I switched to bodyweight workouts for strength training. There are a few ways to take bodyweight training up a notch, including suspension straps, and Lifeline Fitness sent me their Jungle Gym …

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November 12, 2015 • Health and Fitness, News

Runtastic Introduces ‘Results’ App Focused on Personalized Training for Success!

While some people can simply include exercise as part of their healthy lifestyle, most people need more incentive: they need goals, motivation, and a PLAN. Simply tracking isn’t enough, something that Runtastic gets and has implemented in their new Results app. Results delivers focused training plans to help you reach your goals! Online training programs …

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October 30, 2015 • Reviews

HoMedics AirMaster Air Purifier: Tame Those Pet Odors Once and for All!

Kev and I recently adopted Hephaestus, a similarly colored cat to my darling departed Avah. Heph was about six-months-old when we moved in with us, so one of the first things we did was get him fixed, and then we introduced him to the LitterRobot, which he took to like a champ. (Formerly) male cats are awesome, but the smell!

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October 28, 2015 • Health and Fitness

Auvi-Q Epinephrine Injectors Recall Alert!

If you have an Auvi-Q auto injector, call your doctor immediately for a new prescription for an epipen. Sanofi Aventis is recalling ALL Auvi-Q injectors due to a potential flaw that may prevent medicine from being injected properly. They will reimburse you for the costs of the competitor’s replacement, so save your receipts.

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October 22, 2015 • Reviews

Cleanliness Is Next to Your Bathroom Sink with the Aura Clean Toothbrush

The Aura Clean Ultrasonic Toothbrush System by Tao is more than just an electric way to get rid of those cavities, it’s also supposed to keep away the harmful germs in your bathroom away from your mouth as well.

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It’s Wednesday, So It Must Be Time for New Garmin GPS Watches?!?

Doesn’t it feel like I was just writing about the Garmin Forerunner 225 announcement? While it has actually been 5 months since the FR 225 reveal, since then they also added the FR 25 entry level GPS watch and each slowly trickled into availability. This year has been all about big new launches and slow …

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October 15, 2015 • Crowdfunding

AmpStrip Shuts Down, Issues Refunds to All Backers

This past spring, Greg reported on the AmpStrip, a wearable device that used adhesive to stick to your body and monitor your vitals 24/7. It was being crowdfunded via IndieGoGo, and it sounded like a quantified athlete’s dream. Unfortunately, it’s apparently a pipe dream, as the company is pivoting away from fitness and is refunding all …

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October 7, 2015 • News

Beddit Sleep Tracker Is Now Available on Your Watch and at the Apple Store

Beddit, a sleek sleep-tracking device, now has an Apple Watch to help you monitor your sleep habits and is available for purchase at Apple Stores worldwide. This non-wearable device fits underneath your sheets so you don’t have to worry about keeping your phone in bed or wear an uncomfortable monitor to sleep. You can pick …

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October 5, 2015 • News

Can SenseLab’s Versus Train Your Brain for Better Performance?

Like anyone might, I sometimes find myself in situations where I feel stressed, overwhelmed, unsure, or unmotivated. What if there was a way to train our brains to be more responsive, alert, and stress-free? What if there was a way to ensure that we performed at peak levels? Wouldn’t you jump on it? I’m pretty sure …

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September 18, 2015 • Reviews

The Foot Hammock is a Divisive, But Potentially Helpful, Desk Tool

Most gear reviews aren’t terribly controversial or difficult. Occasionally we’ll test hardware that doesn’t work right, or a piece of software that’s buggy. But The Foot Hammock was such a headache to install I nearly gave up on the whole review, until my coworker fell in love with the concept and convinced me to give …

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September 17, 2015 • Reviews

Road ID Gives Parents and Kids Peace of Mind (With a Little Bit of Style!)

I’ve talked before about how every athlete should have a Road ID, but there’s another market that could use one: kids with allergies. Road IDs are tough, and meant to be worn in grueling circumstances, so they’re perfect for surviving toddlers. We bought a Road ID Slim for my son with food allergies, and we’re …

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