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How to Go Vegan Gradually

How to Go Vegan Gradually

The choice to go vegan often comes with the pressure to be perfect. There’s no denying that the vegan community has a...particular reputation. And look—I’ve never been someone who is inherently against eating animals. But even for those of us concerned with the meat industry’s impact on climate change and the rights of workers, I understand how easy it is to shrug off the power of individual choice against Big Meat. (Are we all picturing someone throwing starfish into the sea?) At the end of the day, though, I believe that going a little vegan is better than doing nothing…
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How to make the most of that Instant Pot you just bought

How to make the most of that Instant Pot you just bought

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.Few kitchen appliances have reached the same cult status as the Instant Pot. With 1.9 million members on the official Instant Pot Facebook group, more than 100 fan-created online groups, around 30,000 reviews on Amazon and accolades from the likes of The New York Times, it's no question that this kitchen marvel is a hit. It's a winner with the Engadget staff, too;…
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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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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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TOP 15 MOST COMMON CYCLING MISTAKES (AND TIPS TO FIX THEM)

TOP 15 MOST COMMON CYCLING MISTAKES (AND TIPS TO FIX THEM)

We all make cycling mistakes. Everyone messes something up on their bike when they first start. Some people continuously make cycling mistakes, and you usually know them as “the person who always crashes” or “the person who always has a flat tire” or “the constantly overtrained person.” These tips will help you shortcut the 15 most common cycling mistakes. You won’t go from Joe to Pro in a day, but you can avoid a lot of frustration by doing a few simple things.Good to know:Always make sure your bike is in safe working order. Take your bike to a shop if…
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GM announces third electric pickup after the Hummer and Silverado EVs

GM announces third electric pickup after the Hummer and Silverado EVs

GM is working on another electric pickup truck in addition to GMC's Hummer EV and the electrified Chevrolet Silverado it confirmed back in April. The automotive giant has made the announcement at a media event, according to CNBC and CNET Roadshow. It didn't reveal a lot of details about the project and only showed a shadowy image of a tarp-covered truck during the presentation, but it did say that it would be a full-size GMC pickup. Also, CNBC says it's expected to be a more "traditional" pickup than the Hummer EV, which is a "lifestyle" vehicle. That could mean that…
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Transit Agencies Are Trying Everything to Lure You Back

Transit Agencies Are Trying Everything to Lure You Back

Last week in Washington, DC, the board of the Metropolitan Area Transit Authority did something almost unheard of: It offered riders more service for less money. During the Covid-19 pandemic, as plunging ridership brought on financial woes, the agency reduced the area’s subway and bus service. Now it has promised to ramp up buses and trains on weekdays, weekends, and late at night, with some bus lines operating even more often than they did before the pandemic. Riders, meanwhile, will pay a flat $2 fee on weekends instead of a fare based on how far they travel, they won’t have…
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How to Detox Kids From Their Screens

How to Detox Kids From Their Screens

Photo: somsak nitimongkolchai (Shutterstock)When the pandemic hit last year, the first thing many parents did was abandon any rules they had in place about screen time. It’s not because the pandemic made us lazy parents; it’s because so many of us suddenly needed to work in the same spaces where our children were learning, playing, and arguing with each other. Their sports, clubs, and after-school activities were canceled and we weren’t yet sure how the virus even spread, let alone how to get our kids together safely with friends for socially distanced, outdoor playdates. So for many of our kids,…
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COMPLETE GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST RUNNING SHOES FOR YOU

COMPLETE GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST RUNNING SHOES FOR YOU

The best running shoes for you are the ones that keep you healthy and achieving your health and fitness goals. If you run or work out, then you need the right shoes. This guide will help you find your best running shoes based on your unique needs.STEP 1: FIND YOUR FOOT TYPEFoot types fall into low, average and high arches. Find your arch height at home in three easy steps:Place your feet into a shallow pan of water and get the bottom of your feet wet.Step onto a piece of cardboard or something similar with your wet feet.Pull your feet…
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The Difference Between Polyamory, Swinging, and an Open Relationship

The Difference Between Polyamory, Swinging, and an Open Relationship

Photo: sirtravelalot (Shutterstock)The majority prefer the familiarity and comfort of monogamy, but sexual adventurists of all stripes walk among us. Just think, while you’re haggling with your partner over the electric bill or Venmo’ing the same $30 back and forth to pay for weekly groceries, there are couples out there swinging from partner to partner, living in a committed throuple, or engaging in other alternative sexual and romantic lifestyles that fly in the face of tradition.But what’s the difference between being polyamorous, being a swinger, and having an open relationship? Are there differing rules involved in each of these more…
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What to Eat Before, During, & After a Run  ᐅ Sports Nutrition For Runners

What to Eat Before, During, & After a Run ᐅ Sports Nutrition For Runners

Whether you’re a beginning, intermediate, or marathon runner, the right sports nutrition is essential if you want to fuel your best performance. There are certainly some do’s and don’ts that can help you run faster, improve your endurance, and recover more efficiently post-workout. This comprehensive nutrition guide gives you an overview of what you should eat before a run to feel great during your session. We’ll also give you some guidance on what you can eat during your run to keep you from hitting an energy wall as well as what to eat after your run to help replenish your…
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How to Embrace Minimalism, With Christine Platt

How to Embrace Minimalism, With Christine Platt

Photo: Micaela Heck/Angelica AlzonaThis week we’re learning how to pare down our belongings and embrace the minimalist lifestyle with help from author and advocate Christine Platt (aka The Afrominimalist). Christine’s own personal journey from overconsumption to one of minimalism is an inspiration, and she helps us understand how everything from our childhoods to the psychology of ownership causes us to hang on to far more than we need. Listen to hear Christine’s tips on how to start decluttering without overwhelming yourself, how to parent as a minimalist, and why the first step to becoming a minimalist is not what you…
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