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Now Is a Great Time to Try These 5 Menstrual Products

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One afternoon when I was in fourth grade, the girls were whisked away to watch a video about periods, pads, and tampons. That’s about where my public education on menstruation began and ended—a secret discussion that boys couldn’t be privy to. It was, from that moment forward, ingrained in us that it is somehow embarrassing […]

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19 Face Masks We Actually Like to Wear

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Over the past year, we learned that a good face mask is a critical tool to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Since then, we’ve been on a mask frenzy, building our collections, outfitting our kids, and adapting our practices as new, science-based recommendations emerge. These are some of the masks, and masking practices, that […]

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A Beginner’s Guide for Working Out at Home

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I consider myself an athlete, but I don’t engage in any particularly impressive physical feats. I am not “cut” or “swole.” My superpower is consistency. Barring the rare knee surgery or birthing the occasional child, I have worked out daily for more than 20 years. Physical activity is also how I avoid injuring myself while […]

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Amazon’s Fitness Tracker Teaches You How to Be Nicer (Kinda)

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I was expecting Real to be extremely skeptical about newfangled devices that use cloud-based AI to interpret biodata. After all, human relationships are much too complicated to benefit from these, amirite? But he surprised me right off by disclosing that he uses similar devices in his practice. “HeartMath has a gizmo called the Emwave,” Real […]

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The Best Barefoot Shoes for Walking or Running

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You were born barefoot, and a growing body of evidence suggests you should have stayed that way. The technology and padding of the modern shoe protect your feet, but protection isn’t always what you want. Feet were made to stretch, flex, roll, and bend, and letting them do what they evolved to do can reduce […]

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Lumen Metabolism Tracker Review

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Once you succeed at breathing through the device two to three times this way, the app gives you a score of 1 to 5, which tells you if you’re burning mostly fat (1-2) or mostly carbs (4-5); level 3 means you’re in the middle. Levels 1 and 2—burning mostly fat—are ideal for the morning. But […]

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Fitbit Sense Review: It Can Measure Stress—Sort Of

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Fitbit has the worst luck. This spring it released an affordable, outdoorsy fitness tracker just as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forced many people to stay home. Now it has released the Sense, which has a new stress-management tool to help cope with—in my case—said pandemic, racial injustice, life-threatening wildfires and toxic smoke, and the disaster […]

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11 Best Fitness Trackers (and Fitness Watches) for 2020

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As the saying goes, “the best gear is the gear you’ll actually use.” Nowhere does this apply more than with your fitness tracker, which you need to wear constantly to monitor your step count, heart rate, and sleep quality. Studies might be mixed on their benefits, but fitness watches have longer battery life, better software, […]