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Everything You Need To Know About At-Home STD Tests And Which Ones To Buy

Click here to read the full article. Getting tested for STDs can be an anxiety-inducing process. Still, it’s absolutely necessary for your sexual health. Even with using condoms or dental dams, 1 in 5 Americans will experience an STD at some point, and some of them might not even know it, which can lead to long-term damage. First, a note on language. Today, the terms sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, are used interchangeably. Both terms have the same meaning, according to Planned Parenthood. Because “STD” is more widely used, that’s the primary term we’re going to use...
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Save 40% on Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Kettlebells With 4,800 Perfect Reviews — Now Just $119

Click here to read the full article. Out of all the products we’ve tested and reviewed for SPY readers, one product in particular stands out, the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells. Not only did our editors give these popular adjustable dumbbells perfect scores, but our readers love them, too. So we keep a close eye on these dumbbells in case the price drops, and this weekend, we found a great discount on these dumbbells’ companion product, the Bowflex SelectTech 840 Adjustable Kettlebell. This weekend, Bowflex’s popular adjustable weight system is discounted by 40%, which brings the price down to just $119....
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The Best HBCU Apparel For Back To School 2022: FAMU, Morehouse, Howard, Spelman and More

Click here to read the full article. If you attended an HBCU, visited one, or have ever been to a Black college homecoming, you know it’s an experience that simply cannot be put into words. And with the arrival of back-to-school season, we figured that there’s no better time to stock up on the best HBCU apparel to show support and pride for some of the greatest academic institutions in the country. When you set foot on an HBCU campus, the air of pride, love, community, and happiness can immediately be felt through and through. From the roaring step shows to...
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The 10 Best Projectors of 2022 for Every Budget, Tested and Reviewed

Click here to read the full article. In this review, SPY counts down the very best projectors of 2022. After a rigorous testing process spanning months, we compared the top projectors in every category and price point from brands such as Samsung, LG, Nebula by Anker, Epson and ViewSonic. Keep reading to find out which product was named the best projector of the year. This summer, we’ve made it our mission to identify the best projector for every purpose, and we’re excited to finally share our guide to the best overall options. SPY has been bringing you the best portable projectors and iPhone...
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It’s Happening Again: Amazon Is Selling iPads for $299 Today

Click here to read the full article. Editor’s Note: Since we originally published this story on August 3, Amazon has dropped the price of the 2021 iPad 9 even lower. Now priced at $299 even, this is officially the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this popular iPad. In addition, Walmart has also dropped prices on this tablet to match Amazon. We’ve added this additional purchase option and updated the pricing in our original story, which you can read below. Not too long ago, the idea of a $300 iPad seemed absurd. While these popular Apple tablets are typically cheaper than...
ELECTRONICS

Amazon Is Selling the New M2 MacBook Pro for $150 Less Than Apple Itself Right Now

Click here to read the full article. We’ve been hard at work collecting the best back-to-school laptop deals for SPY readers, and this weekend you can save $150 on the best laptop for college students. Among students heading back to campus this fall, the M2 MacBook Pro (2022) is sure to be the most in-demand laptop on campus. Previously, the M1 MacBook Air was the hot commodity, but now that the new generation of M2 chips has been released, this is the laptop to beat. Head to Amazon to save $150 on the Price of the M2 MacBook Pro, a 13-inch...
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Top Apple Deals for August 2022: Save $150 on the 2022 MacBook Pro at Amazon

Click here to read the full article. Table of Contents The Best Apple Deals on MacBooks Best Deals on Apple Watches Best Deals on AirPods & AirPods Pro Best Deals on iPads Best Apple TV Deals Get 4 Months of Apple Music for Free Best Deals on iMacs Best Deals on AirPods Max Headphones Best Deals on M1 Mac Mini Computers – $668.76 Best Beats Studio Deals Believe it or not we’re halfway through summer, and the Back to School deals are beginning to pop up. The good news is, that means it’s a great time to score big deals on Apple products. While Apple doesn’t tend to host huge sales,...
ELECTRONICS

5 Reasons to Watch ‘House of the Dragon’ on HBO Max (and 3 Very Good Reasons to Skip It)

Click here to read the full article. When Game of Thrones was at its peak in Season 7, it drew more than 10 million regular weekly viewers on HBO. It’s also the most-awarded drama at the Emmys, with 160 nominations and 59 wins. And unfortunately, it featured one of the most contested series finales to ever air on television, with nearly 2 million viewers even signing a petition for a redo. So can you blame fans for being a little anxious now that the first of several planned Game of Thrones spinoffs is finally debuting? House of the Dragon is a prequel...
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These $8 Square Wine Glasses Are a Perfect Dupe of the Viral Crate & Barrel Drinkware

Click here to read the full article. Finding a cheaper knockoff of the same product is a tale as old as time, and e-commerce has made this trend even easier. With countless brands creating affordable yet accurate versions of the trendiest designer goods, there’s never been a better time to shop for deals. At the same time, TikTok has become a platform for influencers to showcase their collections of expensive home decor and everyday essentials, including pillows, throw blankets and the infamous Stanley Adventure Quencher. The problem? Not everyone wants to spend $14.95 on a single Crate & Barrel square wine...
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The $299 iPad 9 Is Back on Sale at Amazon Today! See the Best iPad Deals of August 2022

Click here to read the full article. Looking for the best iPad deals for August 2022? Each week SPY editors search the internet for the lowest prices on iPads of all models. We’ll regularly update this post throughout the week to ensure you always get the best possible deals. With summer already about halfway, we’ve been searching the internet for the best iPad deals around. Whether you’re preparing for back to school, sending a kid off to college, or following a hybrid or work-from-home schedule, having the best iPad on hand to help you manage projects and homework at home and...
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I’ve Tested a Lot of Drones, and I’ve Learned that Small Drones Are Always the Most Fun

Click here to read the full article. There’s something exhilarating about flying the best drones. Even after hundreds of flights under my belt, the adrenaline of flying one to capture epic shots of landscapes and memorable locales never gets old. I’ve flown models that cover the gamut, ranging from toy models that can pull off some neat aerial tricks, to professional-grade models packed with rich features that pilots and photographers crave. What I’ve realized, though, is that small drones are always the most fun to fly. The average consumer would probably steer away from flying a drone when they read about...
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This $15 Gallon Water Bottle Is Obnoxiously Huge But Finally Has Me Drinking Enough Water

Click here to read the full article. It’s summer, it’s hot, and we all know we should be chugging water all day in order to stay alive. However, refilling your water bottle during a workday is annoying, and keeping track of how much water you’ve had is low on the priority list for busy people. That’s why when I saw this gallon-sized water bottle, I knew I had to try it out. Not only would I not have to refill it, I could also drink ONE bottle a day and know I had met my hydration goals. It’s obnoxiously gigantic,...
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We Put the Best Fitness Mirrors of 2022 to the Test: Should You Spend Thousands on One?

Click here to read the full article. Gyms might be open, and fitness studio classes might be full again, but working out at home is here to stay. For many, it’s simply a more efficient way to fit movement in before or after work. One of the best ways to mimic an in-person HIIT or strength training experience at home? A fitness mirror. These smart fitness systems project an almost-human-sized instructor straight into your living room, play music, track your metrics, and give you AI-powered feedback on your form. The SPY team is constantly testing new fitness products to see if...
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These Vinyl Record Frames Let Me Display My Favorite Albums Like the Works of Art They Are

Click here to read the full article. Mirrors, wall art, framed photos and maps make excellent at-home wall decor options. But, music lovers know best: vinyl records make for some of the most glorious pieces of artwork to show off in your home. Sure, many vinyl record storage hacks call for keeping your records hidden, but there are also other ways to store your records in a more public setting with vinyl record frames. A classic vinyl record frame is mandatory for anyone with a record collection. These frames allow vinyl record owners to proudly display their most beloved LPs in...
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Inexplicably, Men’s Overalls Are Back in Fashion, and You Can Thank Carhartt

Click here to read the full article. Ah, the best men’s overalls. The trend that paved its way amongst men working tough, labor-centric jobs such as construction, welding and, of course, plumbing. It’s funny how much the trend has gone from something that helped men in their day-to-day jobs has changed so much. What was once considered workwear is now worn by hipsters in beanies with face tattoos and a pack of Marlboro Reds in their back pockets as they bum around Echo Park. Don’t get us wrong, our younger staff members are low-key obsessed with overalls for men right now,...
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Freaked Out About Climate Change? Here Are the Gadgets Regular Consumers Can Buy To Make a Difference

Click here to read the full article. In a recent Twitter thread, MSNBC host Chris Hayes wondered what kind of consumer technology we would need to adopt in order for the United States to reach its goals for reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Basically, what kinds of appliances and gadgets can we use in our daily lives that minimize our carbon footprint? It’s an interesting question, and a tricky one to answer. His thread also highlighted an appliance we’ve covered before on SPY without really considering its environmental benefits — induction cooktops. Been spending a lot of time reading about the basic, consumer-facing...
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Get Organized: 25 Home Storage Hacks That Will Instantly Declutter Your Space

Click here to read the full article. Keeping your home nice and organized requires a lot of time-consuming work — or a little proactive planning. But if it’s too late to plan ahead, then clearing clutter suddenly becomes a never-ending task. That’s why we’re always on the search for the best tool storage and home organizers. The best home storage hacks keep your bathroom, kitchen, garage, or living room organized. And when your home is organized and tidy, you might be surprised how much your mood improves. So no more shoes wandering around your bed, tools in your closet or kitchen...
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