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Your Best Home Gym – Personal Fitness Options Just Got Better

Known as “the Ferrari of gym equipment,” Italy’s Technogym has been the choice of high-end fitness centers and commercial gyms for a quarter of a century. More than 80,000 fitness facilities in over 100 countries use the brand. If you travel and favor luxury hotels, you have probably seen and/or used it – Technogym is so popular with 4 and 5-Star hotel fitness centers that many brag about having the brand just as they do about using Frette linens or Bose sound systems. This is how I got to know the products, by working out on the road.

Now Technogym is bringing its long track record of sleek, functional design and very high quality to the

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Fisher-Price’s Eerie Home Office Toy is a Bestseller Already

We are beginning to suspect that actual wizards work at Fisher-Price. How else to explain the toy company’s ability to deliver the most perfect role-playing toy for our current times: My Home Office? It’s an idea so zeitgeisty, Fisher-Price was scooped by a meme just a few weeks before the set’s release.

“Based on some of the most popular themes on social media, #food and #fitness, our toy designers are leaning into culture and turning every day adult items into toys that are sure to make parents laugh, with the expansion of our Role Play items,” reads a press release we received from Fisher-Price last week.

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Designing and manufacturing toys takes a minute, so it’s hard to imagine that they pushed the Home Office into production after everyone starting working from home in March. That means the designers are either super lucky or were reacting to the

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Fisher-Price Has a Home Office Set & We Don’t Know Whether to Laugh or Cry

We are beginning to suspect that actual wizards work at Fisher-Price. How else to explain the toy company’s ability to deliver the most perfect role-playing toy for our current times: My Home Office? It’s an idea so zeitgeisty, Fisher-Price was scooped by a meme just a few weeks before the set’s release.

“Based on some of the most popular themes on social media, #food and #fitness, our toy designers are leaning into culture and turning every day adult items into toys that are sure to make parents laugh, with the expansion of our Role Play items,” reads a press release we received from Fisher-Price last week.

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Designing and manufacturing toys takes a minute, so it’s hard to imagine that they pushed the Home Office into production after everyone starting working from home in March. That means the designers are either super lucky or were reacting to the

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Why these Calgary parents plan to keep their kids home

A child who’s too anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic to return to school. An immunocompromised single mom whose doctor recommended keeping her daughter out of classes. A parent who feels the Alberta government’s return to school plan is “reckless.” These are just some of the Calgarians making the heart-wrenching decision to opt for the public school system’s online learning this fall rather than sending kids back to the classrooms.

Registration for the Calgary Board of Education’s short-term Hub online learning program opened this week. It’s meant as an alternative for families who aren’t comfortable returning for “near-normal” in-person learning with the ongoing pandemic.

For Tamara Rose, who has shared her experience with the education system with CBC News since the outset of the pandemic, keeping her seven-year-old daughter home in September is a necessity. 

“My doctor didn’t recommend for me to put her back into class,” she said. “So now

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What a $1M Home Looks Like Across America

In some places in the U.S., you can buy a lot of home for $1 million. But in others, you don’t get nearly as much square footage, land or amenities for the money. It all depends on the market. To identify what typical million-dollar homes for sale look like in most states, GOBankingRates worked with online real estate resource Trulia.

The homes selected were originally priced at around $1 million when they were placed on the market. Some have since sold for less, while others have been taken off the market. If they sold recently, the sale price is also included. Click through to see where you can get the most house for your money.

Last updated: May 25, 2020

Alaska

  • Original asking price: $929,000
  • Recent asking price: $849,999
  • City: Chugiak
  • Square feet: 5,631
  • Number of bathrooms: 5
  • Number of bedrooms: 4

Situated on 2 1/2 acres, this home has

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Indoor cycling machines for home workouts

From smart machines with accompanying apps to basic bikes for a simple cycle workout, we've reviewed something for every budget: Working Title/Allstar
From smart machines with accompanying apps to basic bikes for a simple cycle workout, we’ve reviewed something for every budget: Working Title/Allstar

Going nowhere fast has never been so much fun with the current line up of indoor cycles, which seek to emulate the intensity of your favourite, sweat-drenched, exercise class at home.

The new breed of “smart” bikes add an extra layer of digital fitness to their appeal and connect you to existing indoor cycling apps, like Zwift, or live and on demand classes. This means you’re unlikely to lose interest, so they’re in no danger of turning into a glorified clothes horse after a couple of weeks.

We tested a range of bikes suited to very different budgets and fitness aspirations, but with each one we were first looking to see how big the footprint was once it had been set up after all you don’t want an

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Whiten Teeth at Home or in the Dentist’s Office?

You can get the shine back on your smile with a variety of teeth-whitening methods. There are pros and cons to brightening up at the dentist’s office or with an at-home kit.


At-Home Products


Whitening rinses. They’re easy to use. All you do is swirl it around in your mouth for a minute.

The whitening agent in the product is in contact with your teeth for just a short time, so your choppers get brighter gradually. Rinses can help prevent new stains after you whiten your teeth.


Whitening toothpaste. It has ingredients that remove surface stains with gentle brushing and may provide gradual brightening. But some people get sensitive teeth if they use these products.


Gel strips. You usually put them on your teeth once a day for up to 2 hours. Depending on how strong the product is, you may need

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These Expert-Approved DIY Traps Will Actually Kill Ants in Your Home

Photo credit: Shayne Hill Xtreme Visuals - Getty Images
Photo credit: Shayne Hill Xtreme Visuals – Getty Images

From Prevention

It isn’t exactly ideal when you spot a line of ants traipsing through your place or hanging out on your kitchen counters. After all, you live there and, last you checked, you didn’t sign up for pests as roommates.

If you have kids or pets, though, it’s understandable that you might be wary of whipping out more conventional ant-killing methods, like pesticide-ladened sprays and bait traps.

So, what other methods can help kill them off? Below, pest experts explain why these tiny critters can be tough to eradicate, and the DIY ant traps that will actually get rid of them.

Why is it so hard to get rid of ants?

“Ants typically build large colonies, sometimes in hard to reach places,” explains board-certified entomologist Desiree Straubinger, market technical director for Western Exterminator. “It becomes a numbers game where even

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These online courses help you become better at working from home

These online courses help you become better at working from home
These online courses help you become better at working from home

TL;DR: Prepare for any future transitions with the 2020 Work From Anywhere Hacker Bundle for $29.99, an 84% savings as of July 31.

As work and home life continue to meld, it can be difficult to maintain boundaries, stay productive, and keep your mental health in check — especially since the COVID-19 pandemic won’t seem to let up.

But here’s the thing. Successfully working from home really just takes a few essential skills: self-motivation, communication, collaboration, and time-management. Easier said than done, right? If you need a bit of a push in the right direction, this 2020 Work From Anywhere Hacker Bundle can help you ace the work from home lifestyle and develop the skills you need to thrive as a remote worker.

The course collection comes from Cudoo.com, a comprehensive and practical lifestyle e-learning platform with more than

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