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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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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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Open Bionics Hero Gauntlet Prosthetic Review: Price, Specs, Availability

As someone who was shoved into prosthetics before they were old enough to say “Get it off,” I was intrigued when the superhero-style, 3D-printed prosthetic limb known as the Hero Arm launched back in 2018. It was definitely exciting if you were a kid who wanted to be a superhero. I was hopeful that, after

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It’s Shockingly Easy to Buy Off-Brand Ozempic Online, Even If You Don’t Need It

Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk have both recently taken legal action against companies selling compounded versions of drugs, often alleging trademark infringement. Novo Nordisk has filed 21 lawsuits since last summer. This June, Eli Lilly initiated six lawsuits, following 10 other lawsuits that the pharmaceutical company began last fall. In one, filed against a company

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OpenAI Is Testing Its Powers of Persuasion

This week, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, and Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of the health company Thrive Global, published an article in Time touting Thrive AI, a startup backed by Thrive and OpenAI’s Startup Fund. The piece suggests that AI could have a huge positive impact on public health by talking people into healthier

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The Best Nonalcoholic Wines, Chosen by a Bartender (2024)

Wine with no alcohol? What’s the point?! I get it. As a bartender and someone who loves to shoot one back, I used to preach the same sentiment. But making more options available means that all customers, everywhere, can have a much more inclusive experience. Just a few years ago, if you wanted a mocktail,

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Most Bed Sheets Are Awash in Harmful Dyes. They Don’t Have to Be

To prove its point, last year Aizome released a skin-care product called Wastecare created from Aizome’s own industrial wastewater, racking up awards for creative advertising from Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the Webby Awards, and Fast Company. It’s collaborating with a pharmaceutical company in Japan to register its wastewater as an active cosmetic ingredient

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The Best Posture Correcting Gadgets and Garb We’ve Tried (2024)

A lot of us are slouchers. We hunch over our desk 40 hours a week and bend awkwardly toward our phones the rest of the time. If reading that just made you adjust your shoulders, it’s time to work on your posture, because bad posture doesn’t just cause temporary pain and stiffness, it could be

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Health Care Should Be Designed for the Extremes of Life

“The adoption of new ideas and the pace of change in health care can lag behind other innovations that consumers experience every day,” says Yves Behar, an industrial designer and founder of design firm fuseproject. People, Behar continues, become frustrated when they contrast their experience in clinics and hospitals versus, for instance, the consumer experience

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