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The Best Bird Feeders With Cameras (2024): Bird Buddy, Netvue Birdfy, FeatherSnapBird-Buddy-Smart-Bird-Feeder-Abstract-Background-SOURCE-Bird-Buddy.jpg

The Best Bird Feeders With Cameras (2024): Bird Buddy, Netvue Birdfy, FeatherSnap

Birding is one of life’s great joys. Birds are so beautiful and fun to watch, but you have to keep your distance to not scare them away. Smart bird feeders—that is, bird feeders with cameras and connected apps—give you a close-up view of your backyard birds through captured images and real-time live views (as long […]

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Best Air Purifiers (2024): HEPA, Portable, and QuietUpdate-Air-Purifiers-collage-SOURCE-Lisa-Wood-Shapiro.jpg

Best Air Purifiers (2024): HEPA, Portable, and Quiet

How does a busy shopper find the right size purifier for a room they want to clean? The US Centers for Disease Control recommends that one should aim for five air exchanges per hour, in a metric known as the ACH. When looking at an air purifier, look at the cubic feet per minute in

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The Best Invisible Hearing Aids to Keep Your Hearing Loss Private (2024)Eargo-7-Hearing-Aids-SOURCE-Eargo.jpg

The Best Invisible Hearing Aids to Keep Your Hearing Loss Private (2024)

Stigmas should be stigmatized. Whether we’re talking about mental health or wearing cargo pants, the world would benefit from less societal shade. When it comes to hearing aids, these often-bulky devices can age a wearer faster than gray hair or referencing Jefferson Airplane deep cuts. But despite often being associated with seniors, more than 9

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Our 5 Favorite Indoor Air Quality Monitors for Healthy Air (2024)Indoor20Air20Quality20Monitors20Reviewer20Collage2007202420SOURCE20Lisa20Wood20Shapiro.jpg

Our 5 Favorite Indoor Air Quality Monitors for Healthy Air (2024)

To become aware of your indoor air quality index is to enter a realm where the invisible becomes something you can never unsee. Until I wrote about my quest for good air in my Brooklyn apartment, I didn’t know air quality monitors even existed. Now I couldn’t live without them. We humans evolved to respond

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The 8 Best Corkscrews for Every Bottle and Budget (2024)Corkscrews20Reviewer20Collage2007202420SOURCE20Jordan20Michelman.jpg

The 8 Best Corkscrews for Every Bottle and Budget (2024)

Consider the corkscrew. There’s perhaps no device in the world that greater exemplifies the moment of need, the sort of thing you all but forget about until the exact moment it’s called for. Armed with a trusty screw, the world is your vinous oyster, but go lacking a cork puller at the critical juncture, and

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The Best Hearing Aids for Seniors (2024)

Hearing loss can happen at any age—including birth—but it’s most common among older adults. Data shows that about a third of people 65 and older have age-related hearing loss, jumping to 50 percent after age 75. For these individuals, a hearing aid can significantly enhance their quality of life, allowing them to fully engage in social

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Best AeroPress Coffee Makers Tested and Reviewed (2024)AeroPress20Go20Portable20Coffee20Maker20Abstract20Background20SOURCE20Amazon.jpg

Best AeroPress Coffee Makers Tested and Reviewed (2024)

Buying an AeroPress used to be easy; for years, there was only one model. Thanks to its ingenious design—a syringelike plunger that pushes coffee in the brewing chamber through a small paper filter—it made fantastic coffee, offered all sorts of room for experimentation, and was easy to clean. In 2019, some 14 years after the

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A Side Sleeper Tests and Reviews Popular Body Pillows (2024)

Being a side sleeper can be challenging. You have to constantly flip and flop for the right position and often use several pillows to support your body’s pressure points. Body pillows are the most obvious solution, long enough to cuddle fully while still supporting your limbs. I chose body pillows in a range of shapes

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