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Samsungs Neo QLED 4K TVs now come in very large (and very small) sizes

Samsungs Neo QLED 4K TVs now come in very large (and very small) sizes

Samsung is eager to court home theater enthusiasts who want high-end TVs at less-than-common sizes. The tech giant has introduced multiple new sizes for some of its premium sets. Most notably, the Neo QLED 4K QN90A series is now available in a huge 98-inch version (85 inches was the previous peak) alongside relatively tiny 43- and 50-inch models. This is ostensibly to allow for more flexible home theater installations, although we could see those smaller sizes proving useful for bedrooms, connected home gyms and dorm rooms. There are additional size options for Lifestyle sets, too. The Frame is now available…
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Do Vaccines Also Protect Against Long COVID?

Do Vaccines Also Protect Against Long COVID?

Photo: OlegRi (Shutterstock)The most important thing that the COVID vaccines do is prevent deaths and severe illness from COVID-19. The next most important thing they do is prevent many cases of milder illness—a job they’re not perfect at, but it’s still far better to be vaccinated than not. But what about long COVID, the still-mysterious long-term symptoms that can follow some coronavirus infections?Long COVID is still not well understoodOne of the reasons it’s hard to get a straight answer on this question is because long COVID itself is hard to define and has been hard to study. Symptoms of long…
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Why Your Doctor Doesnt Want to Give You an Off Label COVID Vaccine

Why Your Doctor Doesnt Want to Give You an Off Label COVID Vaccine

Photo: goodluz (Shutterstock)When Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was approved in August, it was only approved for ages 16 and up as a two-dose series. But since fully-approved vaccines and medications can be used “off label,” many of us started wondering if providers could administer the vaccine to children or give boosters to people who wouldn’t otherwise qualify for them. Unfortunately, that’s not likely to be the case. The reason relates to some specific government paperwork, but first let’s talk about what “off label” means.What does “off label” mean?Drugs (and vaccines) are FDA approved for specific purposes. But providers are allowed to…
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Tight Hip Flexors? 3 Stretches and Hip Stability Exercises

Tight Hip Flexors? 3 Stretches and Hip Stability Exercises

Do you have lower back pain, pain in your glutes or hips, trouble walking, bending, or standing? The problem might lie deep within your hips in muscles that are often overlooked in strength training. Your hip flexors are the powerhouse of motion. They play a key role in core strength and stability. If your core is weak, your hip flexors will take over, causing the iliopsoas to tighten up, which limits your mobility. Stretching and strengthening these stabilizing muscles can improve your athletic performance and reduce reduce the risk of pain and injury.(1)Find out if hip flexors are causing you…
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Where Do COVID Variants Come From, Anyway?

Where Do COVID Variants Come From, Anyway?

Photo: Brandon Bell (Getty Images)Variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 didn’t really make news until this year, despite the virus spreading around the globe all through 2020. There’s some misinformation out there blaming the vaccine itself for these variants, but that seems to be based on a misunderstanding. Let’s explore the facts.The truth: More infections = more variantsThere’s a saying in biology that “nothing makes sense except in light of evolution.” And that’s definitely true here. As anything reproduces—whether viruses or human beings—some of the individuals will be a little different from their parents. DNA isn’t copied exactly perfectly,…
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How to Start Running with a Buggy: What Parents Need to Know

How to Start Running with a Buggy: What Parents Need to Know

Your entire world changes when you become a parent. One of the biggest challenges is finding time for yourself. Stroller running is a great way to stay active and healthy while introducing your baby to the joys of fresh air and fitness. Many new parents have questions about how to start running with a buggy safely. We’re here to tell you how to make it work. Running with a Buggy: FAQsRUNNING WITH A BUGGY: FAQS1. When can I use a running buggy?Your baby should be able to hold its head up and sit on its own, since most jogging strollers don’t…
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11 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Having Kids

11 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Having Kids

Photo: fizkes (Shutterstock)So, you and your partner have decided to have kids. (Or maybe you didn’t “decide” so much as you felt nauseous for days before figuring it out.) Either way, congrats and welcome to a different stage of adulthood, when your life takes a backseat to the needs of a tiny, ever-sharting baby without neck strength or bowel control.But jokes aside, becoming a parent is a profound lifestyle change, and co-parenting with someone who may have different views on how to raise that child is a hotbed of potential disagreement. Here are some important questions to discuss with your…
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7 Couples’ Workout Tips to Get Fit with a Partner or Workout Buddy

7 Couples’ Workout Tips to Get Fit with a Partner or Workout Buddy

Couples’ workouts are a great way to spend time with someone while getting fit. They can also ruin relationships if poorly executed. Couples’ workouts can be particularly challenging if one partner is much fitter than the other. This post will help you make the most of couples’ workouts so that everyone can get in a challenging and fun activity together. Good to know:These tips are also suitable for workout buddies and fitness partners—not just couples!Benefits of Couples’ Workouts, Workout Buddies and Fitness PartnersWorking out with someone else has many benefits:Everyone is more likely to stay accountable to their fitness goals[1].A workout partner…
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Exercises Miho Nonaka Uses to Improve Her Rock Climbing Performance

Exercises Miho Nonaka Uses to Improve Her Rock Climbing Performance

Most climbers will tell you that the best way to get better at climbing and bouldering is to simply go climb. They are unique sports that require muscle endurance, explosive power, finger strength, agility, flexibility, and core strength, and the most effective way to work all these components together is usually on the wall. However, you can certainly complement your training with additional exercises. We caught up with Miho Nonaka, a world-class athlete in competition bouldering, to find out which exercises she uses to get herself in top condition. In addition to a regular regime of climbing, here are a…
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3-WEEK RUNNING PLAN: BREAKTHROUGH BASE BUILDER

3-WEEK RUNNING PLAN: BREAKTHROUGH BASE BUILDER

All athletes eventually plateau. Great athletes push through. Be an athlete that pushes through with this running plan, IG Live and Zwift coaching sessions and the adidas 4D Challenge.The following running plan is for people who are ready to commit to moving forward with their running. It’s a plan for the athletes that run the soles off their shoes, pushing their limits. This plan is for the boundary-pushers, the limit-breakers, the athletes that just. Keep. Moving. Forward.This running plan is for you. Welcome. Now let’s get to work.YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BASERunners know progress doesn’t come overnight. It takes…
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Create Your Triathlon Training Plan: 3 Steps for Beginner Triathletes

Create Your Triathlon Training Plan: 3 Steps for Beginner Triathletes

If you are feeling inspired to try your first triathlon, we can help you get started. Find out what you need to consider to complete a triathlon below. With these three steps you’ll be able to set up your own beginner triathlon training plan.​​Swimming, cycling and running: the challenge of triathlon training is to prepare for three endurance sports at the same time.Good to know:Triathlon distances vary, so you can choose a length that works for you. For your first attempt, try a super sprint triathlon – also known as the “starter triathlon”. Distances are usually approx. 500 meter (0.3…
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Foods to Make you Run Faster? Top Marathon Nutrition Tips

Foods to Make you Run Faster? Top Marathon Nutrition Tips

In a marathon, it’s the right training and preparation that gets you across the finish line. An important part of your training plan is your diet. But there is a lot more to it than just what you eat before and after you run. The right snacks and fluids during the race can help you run faster and boost your performance. You’ll see the best results if you start taking a closer look at your marathon nutrition weeks before the big day.Macronutrients for Runners: A BreakdownIf you’re an endurance athlete, you should get to know and love carbohydrates. They are…
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