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We’ve spent months testing the best smartwatches on the market: These 3 are worth your money

CNN —   Shopping for a smartwatch might seem easy at first, but it can quickly become daunting. If you’re an iPhone user, you clearly think of the Apple Watch first — but it’s 2021 and there are three models to pick from: Series 3, SE and Series 6. Or …

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We tested water bottles for months. Only two stood out

CNN —   With an endless stream of water bottles making numerous claims about technological innovations and insulating properties flowing into the market, it’s easy to get lost in all the options. To determine which bottles are truly worth their price tag, we culled thousands of insulated water bottles down …

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Black women are more likely to die from pregnancy complications than any other group, CDC says

Black women are more likely to die from pregnancy complications than any other demographic group, the CDC says. Advocates fear the pandemic could make it worse By Nicquel Terry Ellis and Adrienne Broaddus, CNN August 25, 2021 At six months pregnant, Nisaa Borer Nelson was diagnosed with Covid-19. Instead of …

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I’m vaccinated but not feeling well. Should I get tested?

Now that a Covid-19 vaccine has been fully approved, what does that really mean? And what’s the difference between emergency use authorization and full approval? On August 23, the US Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and up. Previously, all three …

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US Embassy warns Americans at certain gates in Kabul to ‘leave immediately’

Mexico has received 124 Afghan nationals who requested humanitarian protection, Mexico’s foreign ministry announced Wednesday in press statement.  The group of Afghan nationals who arrived early Wednesday at Mexico City International Airport are made up of media workers and their families whose lives are in danger. The Foreign Ministry said travel …

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The best yoga mats for every type of class

CNN —   Not all yoga mats are created equally. Key things to keep in mind when mat shopping are grip, thickness, material and size — not to mention your preferred workout. If you’re an advanced yogi who prefers feeling rooted to the floor, for example, you’re going to want …

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Hawaii governor asks tourists to stay away as Covid cases surge

(CNN) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige asked tourists to voluntarily stay away from the state amid a record surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, though he stopped short of placing onerous restrictions on out-of-state visitors. “We know that it is not a good time to travel to the islands,” Ige, …

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The new Nest Doorbell is a smarter video doorbell that costs less

CNN —   Google’s Nest division has finally refreshed its home security camera lineup, releasing a new doorbell, an indoor/outdoor camera, a floodlight camera and an indoor camera. And we installed the Nest Doorbell on our home nearly a week ago now and have learned a lot about Google’s latest …

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New Bob Ross documentary looks at artist’s complicated legacy

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Keeping you in the know, Culture Queue is an ongoing series of recommendations for timely books to read, films to watch and podcasts and music to listen to. By all accounts, the late artist Bob Ross was a gentle soul with a love of nature …

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Japan roller coaster halted after some riders report broken bones

(CNN) — A roller coaster in Japan capable of hitting speeds of up to 112 miles per hour is being shut down indefinitely pending an investigation into whether injuries sustained by passengers were linked to the ride. A press statement released by the park on August 20 states that the …

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