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October 25, 2022

I just ran my first marathon. Here are the 20 products that got me through my training

As a recreational runner, racing in a marathon has long been on my bucket list. After deciding that this was finally the year, I submitted my registration, crafted a training plan and got to putting some miles on my legs.

Health & Fitness

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October 20, 2022

Solo Stove’s new patio heater is here to warm up your wintertime gatherings

The onset of chilly fall nights doesn’t mean that your backyard entertaining has to stop. While layers, blankets and even fire pits can help keep away the cold, a durable patio heater is a surefire way to keep the party going. And even better if it’s totally hands-free and smokeless, right?

Outdoors

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October 5, 2022

Enter to win a $500 Amazon e-gift card in the October Underscored Faves Sweepstakes

We get to test hundreds of products here at CNN Underscored, from coolers and air mattresses to electric bikes and perfumes. And now we want to share our favorite tried and tested products with you, our valued reader (or at least give you something to help shoulder the costs for your favorite Underscored recommendations).

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September 23, 2022

Enter to win a pair of AirPods Pro 2 in the September Underscored Faves Sweepstakes

We get to test hundreds of products here at CNN Underscored, from solar generators and mops to juicers and parental control apps. And now we want to share our favorite tried and tested products with you, our valued reader.

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September 15, 2022

Vault by CNN: America Votes NFT Collection celebrates historic election calls

Every four years, with our votes cast and our TVs tuned in, we wait to hear the results of who will be our next commander in chief. And in years past, some results have hinged on slim or even single-state margins. In celebration of these dramatic, democratic decisions, Vault by CNN has launched a series of NFTs commemorating some of the nation’s most notable modern elections.

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September 13, 2022

Allbirds’ new Pacers are the comfy, classic shoe you’ll wear every day

We already know that Allbirds makes extremely comfortable sneakers. And after expanding into running shoes, activewear and even a resale program, you might be wondering what comfy product the brand will drop next. How about a clean and classic everyday sneaker fit for any lifestyle? Meet Allbirds’ newest shoe, the Pacer.

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August 22, 2022

Enter to win a Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill in the August Underscored Faves Sweepstakes

We get to test hundreds of products here at CNN Underscored, from electric toothbrushes and rice cookers to pillows and language learning apps. And now we want to share our favorite tried and tested products with you, our valued reader.

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July 8, 2022

The best hiking backpacks for your summer adventures, according to experts

From school days into adulthood, we’ve all toted around our favorite backpacks, trusting them to keep our belongings safe and secure as we move about the world. And when it comes to hiking, the same sentiment is true; we need a pack that will easily carry all of our favorite gear without slowing our pace.

Outdoors

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June 28, 2022

Enter to win a Windmill AC unit in the June Underscored Faves Sweepstakes

We get to test hundreds of products here at CNN Underscored, from juicers and litter robots to outdoor furniture and sleep products. And now we want to share our favorite tried and tested products with you, our valued reader.

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June 15, 2022

CNN Underscored just launched a new text message service to make holiday shopping easier

Let’s be real: Shopping is not always easy. Whether you’re scouring to find the best deals and sales, trying to stay in the loop on the latest gadgets or gift-hunting for that person who always seems impossible to shop for, you can end up feeling stuck in an endless and overwhelming online spiral.

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June 10, 2022

Our favorite product releases this week: Brady, July, Great Jones and more

There are a ton of great products that drop every week — and we’re here, as always, to keep you up to date on the best of them. Each week, we’ll be rounding up a short list of our favorite product drops from the last seven days for you to shop as you sip your morning coffee or take a quick break from work (trust, it’s the only list you need for staying up to date on these things).

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May 26, 2022

Get healthy summer skin with these 25 dermatologist-recommended products

For some, summer is synonymous with swimsuits, salty air and glowing, sun-kissed skin. And as we shed the layers from winter and spring, we want the skin we show out in the world to not only look healthy but actually be healthy too.

Beauty

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May 24, 2022

Enter to win 2 Away carry-on suitcases in the May Underscored Faves Sweepstakes

Traveling can be stressful enough as is. Between planning your trip, packing and getting to your final destination, the last thing you want to be thinking about is whether or not your luggage will hold up. That’s why, just in time for all your summer travel plans, Underscored is giving away two of Away’s beloved carry-on suitcases. You can give one to your trusty travel companion or keep both to yourself and have plenty of room for all your vacation goodies.

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May 19, 2022

All the essentials you need to plan a perfect picnic, according to experts

Picnics are more than just a time to lay on the ground and eat some food outside. For some, it’s a chance to enjoy beautiful weather, see friends again or dip back into a feeling of childlike nostalgia.

Lifestyle

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April 22, 2022

Enter to win a Alpha JX Bidet Seat in the April Underscored Faves Sweepstakes

We’ve all been there; that horrifying moment when you’re stranded in the bathroom with no toilet paper left on the roll. Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about that anymore? This month for our Underscored Favs Sweepstakes, were hoping to solve one reader’s bathroom blunders by giving away an Alpha JX Bidet Seat.

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April 14, 2022

April 16 is the start of National Park Week, an annual event that celebrates the vast adventure, history and culture captured in America’s natural landscapes. And if you’ve ever spend time in the great outdoors, you’ll know that hydration is key to keeping you ready to take on the next hike, climb or ride.

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March 31, 2022

I’m an equal opportunity coffee drinker. Hot or iced, dark or blonde, black or sweetened, I’m not picky about how it comes, but I do care deeply about how it tastes.

Reviews

Cometeer Coffee review

March 10, 2022

For basketball lovers, March is a special time of year; the perfect time to pull out your vintage college tee, stretch out your shooting arm and get to work crafting your perfect bracket (or maybe you’re feeling warmed up from drafting your Bachelor bracket).

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February 22, 2022

Find deals on Burrow home mattresses and furniture, a discounted Garmin fitness tracker and savings on outdoor gear for all your spring travels. 

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February 25, 2022

If you’ve heard of BaubleBar, you probably know the brand for its line of colorful statement jewelry pieces. But BaubleBar doesn’t just want to dress up your ears, fingers and neckline — they want to help beautifully adorn your home too.

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February 24, 2022

Whatever your life calls for, having a reliable, sturdy and beautiful bag is always a good idea. Whether you need something for work, travel or everyday use, Dagne Dover’s got you covered. For Underscored’s February Sweepstakes, we’re giving away three (yes, three!) Dagne Dover bags

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February 08, 2022

When the weather turns frigid, you want to make sure you’re bundled up and prepped to take on the cold. Cashmere is a great choice, both for warmth and for style. The heavenly soft fabric has long been considered a luxury fashion item, with many styles costing hundreds of dollars. But now you don’t have to spend a fortune to have cashmere in your closet.

Lifestyle

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February 01, 2022

For some reason, our favorite takeout and restaurant meals never taste the same when we try to re-create them at home. Maybe they’re missing that special spice, savory oil or scrumptious filling?

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January 20, 2022

A new year means new goals and resolutions, but no matter what you might be changing this year, drinking good coffee should remain a constant. From drip coffee makers to single-serve brewers, cold brew containers and grinders, we’ve tested almost every coffee contraption you can think of, and the Breville Bambino Plus is our top pick for compact espresso maker.

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December 22, 2021

Beanbags have been an ultimate choice for floor seating for decades, but they don’t always deliver when it comes to lasting comfort and modern style. Enter the Moon Pod: the 21st-century upgrade to the classic beanbag that promises to relieve stress while suspending you in zero-gravity flotation.

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November 29, 2021

Here at Underscored, we test hundreds of products, and our kitchens have seen their fair shares of mixers, air fryers, pans and coffee makers. Through all the cutting, chopping, toasting and frying, we’ve found products that transform our culinary capabilities from amateur chef to MasterChef level with just a few button clicks.

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November 23, 2021

The Cricut Maker, a favorite among crafters. Designed to deliver professional level performance suitable for any skill level, the Cricut Maker is one of the most versatile tools in the crafting world. And if the original model doesn’t suit you, Amazon has plenty of other Cricut models marked down too.

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Beautiful Stationery

November 08, 2021

Odds are that you or someone you know has an Apple Watch. For November’s Underscored Faves Sweepstakes, we’re giving away the newest model, the Apple Watch Series 7, which is the best Apple Watch yet. 

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October 25, 2021

Versatile, portable and boasting a great game library, Nintendo’s Switch line is a favorite among casual gamers and pros alike. For October’s Underscored Faves Sweepstakes, we’re giving away two Nintendo Switch OLEDs

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September 28, 2021

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor evenings. For September’s Underscored Faves Sweepstakes, we’re giving away a Solo Stove Yukon so that you can enjoy the warmth of a near smokeless fire year-round. 

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August 26, 2021

When it comes to the kitchen, you want products that can tackle any task, making everything from daily meal prep to large-scale cooking endeavors as easy as possible. For August’s Underscored Faves Sweepstakes, we’re giving away a Vitamix Ascent 3300 Blender.

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August 27, 2020

Perhaps you’ve been a little intimidated about giving running a try, but there is no need to fear. We talked with running influencers and coaches to get their advice on how you can start training smart and sprint past the finish line of your fitness goals.

Lifestyle

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August 08, 2020

Humans have been journaling for centuries, writing down great works of prose, chronicling historical events, recalling intimate personal details and retelling serendipitous occurrences. But there really is no secret to great journaling, as all you need to do is put pen to paper.

Lifestyle

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July 31, 2020

Leaving the house has gotten a little more complicated lately — you grab your keys, phone, wallet, trusty face mask (or face shield) and maybe even some hand sanitizer. But just because you now have more to manage before walking out the door doesn’t mean your style has to slip this summer.

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Sandals

July 14, 2020

Cooking more meals at home might mean that your go-to frying pans have been taking more of a beating lately. If yours are looking warped or losing their luster, now’s the time to consider some replacements. 

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