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How to safely get out the vote during a pandemic

With fewer than 45 days to go until the presidential election on Nov. 3, it‘s more important than ever that people are ready to vote. While get out the vote efforts have been going strong throughout 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s recent death launched fresh calls for every eligible American to cast their ballot in November. Politicians like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Ilhan Omar urged voters to show u

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Rumors point to a date for Amazon Prime Day and it‘s soon!

Following months of uncertainty, Amazon Prime Day has a date for 2020. After a slew of other publications went live with stories on Sept. 22, we feel pretty confident saying that Prime Day 2020 will be on Tuesday, Oct. 13, as reported by CNET, The Verge, and a slew of others. Last year the shopping event ran for a full 48 hours, so we wouldn‘t be surprised if that happened this year too. CNET says they got the date from "four people with kn

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PlayStation or Xbox? Picking the right next-gen console and model for you.

The new consoles are almost here and the key word is choices. You have lots of them. Microsoft and Sony are each releasing two consoles, for starters. And in Microsoft‘s case at least, there are some outside-the-norm options for buying them. Then there are the tie-in subscriptions which, if you can afford them, add lots of value to your hardware. Video game consoles are supposed to be easy. Buy one, plug it into your TV, and you‘re al

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Walmart drone delivery trial brings COVID-19 tests to the home

The Walmart drones just keep coming. Over the past few weeks, Walmart has announced drone delivery trials for health and wellness products, as well as groceries with Flytrex and Zipline. Now, the company has started delivering COVID-19 self-collection kits by drone, too. Starting Tuesday, customers in the North Las Vegas area will be able to order and receive kits dropped off by DroneUp-powered drones. Then, next month as the trial service contin

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We have a date for Amazon Prime Day and it‘s very soon!

Following months of uncertainty, Amazon Prime Day has a date for 2020. After a slew of other publications went live with stories on Sept. 22, we feel pretty confident saying that Prime Day 2020 will be on Tuesday, Oct. 13, as reported by CNET, The Verge, and a slew of others. Last year the shopping event ran for a full 48 hours, so we wouldn‘t be surprised if that happened this year too. CNET says they got the date from "four people with kn

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Take 37% off a streaming service full of hidden gems

TL;DR: Get a one-year subscription to FlixFling‘s streaming service for 59.99, a 37% savings as of Sept. 22. If you‘re seeking a streaming service beyond the standard Netflix and Hulu, FlixFling offers a lot of bang for your buck. It has 5,000 movies total spanning numerous genres, with a focus on "classic movies and hard-to-find gems." (Here‘s a small sample.) Plus, everything is always ad-free. With a subscription, you‘

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Learn to make authentic pasta from scratch with a fun online class

TL;DR: Hone your cooking skills with a Nonna Live: Cooking Pasta with Nonna Family class for as low as 45, a 25% savings as of Sept. 22. About three years ago, Chiara Nicolanti started an Airbnb Experiences page to share her grandmother‘s authentic pasta recipes and technique through cooking classes. The classes quickly attracted lots of media attention, as well as hundreds of travelers and chefs wanting to tweak their pasta-making approa

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A zombie cyclone just rose from the dead

The former hurricane, Paulette, essentially died last week, on Sept. 16. But Paulette has risen again, in the form of a tropical storm (meaning an organized storm with wind speeds of at least 39 mph). The storm is spinning in the far eastern Atlantic. "Because 2020, we now have Zombie Tropical Storms," the National Weather Service tweeted Tuesday morning. "Welcome back to the land of the living, Tropical Storm #Paulette." Paulette diminished into

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Lucky enough to snag a new Xbox? Pair it with a Samsung 4K TV on sale at Best Buy.

TL;DR: Get a gigantic Samsung 82-inch 8 Series LED 4K TV for 600 off at 1,399.99 from Best Buy, with a sale that ends after Sept. 22. You can also get a 65-inch Samsung 8 Series 4K for only 599.99 with a 300 discount. The next generation of gaming consoles is upon us. If you were lucky to secure a new PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X despite broken preorder pages, it‘s now time to consider an upgrade to your entire gaming setup. It starts wi

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Protect your glasses from face mask fog with an anti-fog spray

TL;DR: Keep your glasses clear with the FogBlockAnti-Fog Solution for PPE masks and glasses for 12.99, a 13% savings as of Sept. 22. If your glasses fog up when you wear a face mask, congratulations: You are experiencing a very 2020 problem. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help including, potentially, an anti-fog spray like the 4x FogBlockAnti-Fog Solution for PPE Masks and Glasses. All you need to do is spritz the solution onto your g

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Grow your own herbs and veggies with Bloomscape‘s new collection

TL;DR: Bloomscape‘s new Edible Garden section, which features kale, peppers, herbs, and more, is live as of Sept. 22. First-time customers can take 20% off a purchase of 100 or more (plus free shipping) with the code FALLR20. Growing your own food is a great way to invest in a new hobby while also (literally) reaping the rewards. You‘ll learn new skills, take care of something beautiful, and also ... eat delicious food? Wait, is this

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Best dating sites for men looking to hook up, find love, and just about everything in between

Online dating is a challenge for everyone. A lot of pressure comes with keeping up a conversation with someone you don‘t know anything about (other than the fact that they are hot) if you even had the patience to swipe or scroll enough to find someone worth chatting, that is. Why is online dating so hard? One aspect of online dating dynamics poses a challenge for both men and women, but from different angles: If it‘s a lady you‘

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‘The Mandalorian‘ is getting a 1,000-piece Lego set just for Baby Yoda

Since there can literally never be too much merch for Baby Yoda, aka The Child, aka the one, true star of The Mandalorian, now we‘re getting a Lego set. Lego revealed "The Child Construction Set" on Sunday, a 1,073-piece affair that has you assembling Mando‘s reason for living block by adorable block. The fully assembled plastic Baby Yoda measures about eight inches tall, and the box also includes an information plaque and the cutest

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People are finding escapism in fall, the one small joy we have left

Fall has officially arrived, and its timing couldn‘t be better. While the season‘s presence obviously isn‘t a fix for the numerous, severe challenges the United States currently faces, it‘s a solid distraction from the chaos and a small joy that we all desperately need right now. Happy first day of Fall! pic.twitter.com/ibIuBaFuyL Doug The Pug (@itsdougthepug) September 22, 2020 Autumn in all its flannel shirt, sweate

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These Xbox and Nintendo eShop digital gift cards are 10% off ‘til midnight

TL;DR: On Sept 22, you can save 10% on Xbox and Nintendo eShop digital gift cards as part of Best Buy‘s Deal of the Day. With next-gen consoles and all sorts of new games set to debut ahead of the holiday season, one thing is abundantly clear: This fall is going to be a good (but expensive) time to be a gamer. We doubt any of it will go on sale anytime soon, especially those consoles it‘ll take months, even years for them to get a d

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This code from Speck gets you a 200 hardside suitcase for less than 40

TL;DR: Speck luggage and backpacks are seeing mammoth discounts through Sept. 30 use code SEPTEMBER20 to save an average of 80% on select suitcases and backpacks. Holiday-themed TikToks are already here and they seem... different this year. Instead of All I Want For Christmas Is You duets and people dancing in grotesque Grinch costumes (which are coming, no doubt), people are getting in the mood in the purest and most 2020 way: Working or learni

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Trevor Noah asks Dr. Fauci all your burning mask etiquette questions

Dr. Anthony Fauci isn‘t around in the public eye as much as he used to be the White House has pulled back the visibility of its COVID-19 task force but he‘s still got info to share. Fauci appeared on the The Daily Show on Monday and stressed that basic public health measures such as wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, washing your hands, doing things outdoors are not a political act, but rather common sense acts that will help th

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Xbox Series X and Series S preorders are live here‘s where you can get one

TL;DR: Official release is Nov. 10 in the U.S. Xbox Series X will retail for 499; Xbox Series S will retail for 299 Xbox Series X and Series S preorders are now live at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, Sam‘s Club Today is the day: Preorders for the Xbox Series X and Series S are available for purchase. If you got caught up in the PlayStation 5 preorder fiasco, you‘ll be happy to hear that Xbox put a bit more planning in

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This cool gadget is like a GoPro for kids

TL;DR: As of Sept. 22, the VTech Kidizoom action camera (think GoPro for kids) is 14.99 off, dropping the price to 45. Kids love to get their hands on cool technology just as much as adults but you might not always trust them with your expensive gadgets. That‘s why we love gear specifically made for kids; like the VTech Kidizoom action camera. This little device is essentially a GoPro built with kids in mind, and as of Sept. 22, it‘

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Save 67% on a sheet set with pockets for your electronics

TL;DR: Upgrade your bedding with bamboo four-piece smart pocket sheets for 38.99 per queen-size set, a 67% savings as of Sept. 22. If you‘re the kind of person who likes to watch TV in bed (and who isn‘t, really?), then you‘re going to be excited about these sheets. And if you‘re also the kind of person who also gets unreasonably happy about dresses with pockets, even better. The Bamboo 6-Piece Smart Pocket Sheets are mad

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Radio Flyer is making tiny Teslas for kids now

I recently got my very first Tesla. It‘s a Model Y. It‘s very environmentally friendly. It doesn‘t use gas. Actually, this particular model doesn‘t use electricity either. It‘s completely foot powered, which could make long trips pretty tiring. Also, it‘s way too small for me. In fact, it‘s so compact that I park it every night in my living room. OK, OKI didn‘t get a Tesla. But, my kids - age 5 and

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Buying a PS5 or Xbox Series X? You might want to upgrade your TV.

New Xbox and PlayStation consoles are almost here, which means you might need two things: To learn terms like "8K" and "120Hz," and to eventually buy a new TV. If you refresh enough retailer websites, you might be able to nab a pre-order for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series S and X. Sony‘s machine launches on Nov. 12, while Microsoft is getting a head start on Nov. 10. Both consoles bring more graphical horsepower than their predecesso

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Fitbit Sense review: A half-baked smartwatch for the wellness warrior

Fitbit Sense 329.95 View Product The Good Beautiful design Comfortable Features EDA sensor for stress mangement On device music storage Built-in GPS The Bad Unpredictable heart rate monitor ECG sensor not available yet Middling battery life Expensive The Bottom Line With fitness and stress management tracking, the Fitbit Sense is aiming to be the all-in-one smartwatch. But with many of its marquee features coming at a lat

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What to look for in a TV to go with your new PS5 or Xbox Series X

New Xbox and PlayStation consoles are almost here, which means you might need two things: To learn terms like "8K" and "120Hz," and to eventually buy a new TV. If you refresh enough retailer websites, you might be able to nab a pre-order for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series S and X. Sony‘s machine launches on Nov. 12, while Microsoft is getting a head start on Nov. 10. Both consoles bring more graphical horsepower than their predecesso

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