People Always Compliment Me on These Slip-On Sneakers

Emilee Geist

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Everyone has one item in their closet that’s all but guaranteed to elicit compliments from friends and strangers alike. For some, it’s a flashy dress or statement earrings. For me, it’s a pair of slip-on sneakers. The Techloom Bliss from Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL for short) has been my go-to shoe for years. No matter how many comfortable tennis shoes I add to my collection, I always reach for this pair first. They’re supportive, sleek, and functional; the fact that people constantly ask me where I got them and comment on their stylish look is just a bonus.

Perhaps it’s the sneaker’s versatility: Technically a running shoe, the Techloom Bliss is made for movement, making it a great option for a workout. It’s lightweight with a rubber outsole and stretchy upper for comfort and support. I’ve worn them on countless runs and to plenty of workout classes. Despite their

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The best free games on Xbox One (August 2020)

Emilee Geist

The free-to-play genre is massive, with games like Destiny 2 and Warframe showcasing how sustainable the model can be. From massive, 150-player battles in Call of Duty: Warzone to relaxing management in Fallout Shelter, there’s a little something for everyone in the free-to-play genre. Here are the best free Xbox One games that you can download and start playing now. If you’re willing to spend a little money, invest in a

. It’s a lot cheaper than buying video games, plus the library is packed to the brim with excellent experiences.

A successor to Bless Online, which survived just a year on PC before getting shut down, Bless Unleashed is a new-ish free-to-play MMORPG option on Xbox One, the first from Bandai Namco on a console. Players start off the game as a ward of a powerful priestess whose island is attacked by an evil force known as the Faceless. … Read More

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 review: A versatile smart charcoal grill

Emilee Geist

Like pellet grills, a fan helps maintain the desired cooking temperature. On the 560, it blows air upward, into the bottom of the charcoal hopper to keep the heat going and circulate it into the main cooking area. If you have the temperature set high enough for searing, you’ll see flames too. There are switches on both the hopper lid and the side door, both of which stop the fan while you’re loading or performing maintenance. It’s a safety feature, but it also means that you won’t get blasted with smoke, embers or ash when you’re trying to keep the grill going. There’s one on the main grill lid too, and while that one doesn’t stop the fan entirely, it does alert the controller that you have the 560 open. There have been some reports of issues with these switches failing, which means the grill always thinks one of the

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These Expert-Approved DIY Traps Will Actually Kill Ants in Your Home

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Shayne Hill Xtreme Visuals - Getty Images
Photo credit: Shayne Hill Xtreme Visuals – Getty Images

From Prevention

It isn’t exactly ideal when you spot a line of ants traipsing through your place or hanging out on your kitchen counters. After all, you live there and, last you checked, you didn’t sign up for pests as roommates.

If you have kids or pets, though, it’s understandable that you might be wary of whipping out more conventional ant-killing methods, like pesticide-ladened sprays and bait traps.

So, what other methods can help kill them off? Below, pest experts explain why these tiny critters can be tough to eradicate, and the DIY ant traps that will actually get rid of them.

Why is it so hard to get rid of ants?

“Ants typically build large colonies, sometimes in hard to reach places,” explains board-certified entomologist Desiree Straubinger, market technical director for Western Exterminator. “It becomes a numbers game where even

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Here’s how to stay safe in the water, according to a former lifeguard

Emilee Geist

According to the CDC, an average of 3,536 people unintentionally drown every year — that’s roughly ten per day.

As a former lifeguard, swim and CPR instructor, I’ve been schooled in the nuances of water safety. Here’s what you need to know to keep your family safe at the lake, beach, and pool this summer.

What does drowning look like?

Unlike what you might see on TV, drowning may not involve screams, thrashing or hand signals. Look for a weak or inefficient kick, attempts to reach for the edge, and neutral or negative buoyancy.

What can you do if you think someone may be drowning? Experts recommend throwing anything that floats to the person. It could be a life jacket, swim noodle, or even an empty cooler with the top closed. 

“This is why ocean lifeguards use rescue buoys and tubes,” explains B. Chris Brewster, Chair of the National Certification

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The 15 best back-to-school deals to snag before fall

Emilee Geist

Shop the best back-to-school deals happening at L.L.Bean, Best Buy, Amazon and more.
Shop the best back-to-school deals happening at L.L.Bean, Best Buy, Amazon and more.

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It’s that time of year again: back-to-school season. While it’s unclear what impact COVID-19 will have on the upcoming year, for many families—especially those on a tight budget—it’s important to start thinking about how to get classroom essentials before the new semester officially arrives. 

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Here’s the good news: You can save a ton of money right now on back-to-school supplies, provided you know where to look. From discounts on the best backpacks to free Apple AirPods (seriously, it’s true!), the best deals for students will help to ensure they have everything they need to get the school year off

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Say hello to SHIFT, our new publication about the future of mobility tech

Emilee Geist

We are facing a global climate crisis. Our world is changing and so must we, whether we like it or not. We must transition to cleaner fuels and rethink how we move around our towns, cities, and countries to have less of an impact on the environment, whilst still providing accessibility for all.

New mobility tech could help us reduce our environmental impact, improve road and city safety, and make how we get around in our daily lives more sustainable.

We can fire up an app and hail a ride to take us into town, where we can use another platform to rent an escooter or bicycle for the last mile of our trip. We’re spoiled for choice right now and the mobility tech world is only going to get bigger and offer more.

To help us navigate this changing landscape, we’re proudly launching SHIFT, an online magazine dedicated

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Madelaine Petsch on Staying Sane During Quarantine and Designing Her Comfy New Fabletics Line

Emilee Geist

Courtesy of Fabletics

Even before she was quarantining at home because of coronavirus, Madelaine Petsch admits she still “practically lived in activewear” since she was often on-the-go traveling for work or working out. So when when the Riverdale star got the chance to collaborate with Kate Hudson’s athleisure brand Fabletics on a limited-edition line, she knew exactly what she wanted to design.

“It’s important to me to find leggings with a good hold so I feel supported but not restricted and a supportive sports bra that I can still breathe in. I want to feel good and confident in the whole outfit,” Petsch, 25, tells PEOPLE exclusively of her Fabletics collection, available online now.

“When I went to make this, I had those intentions and I truly feel like it does meet those needs,” the actress adds. “We all know the dance of trying to get on those leggings that

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B Michael, Tired of Platitudes

Emilee Geist

B Michael has dressed celebrities from Cicely Tyson to Beyoncé to Brandy. He and his business and life partner, Mark-Anthony Edwards, run their luxury fashion business from a base in what used to be Manhattan’s Garment Center, before wanderlust and ever-escalating rents caused the exodus of so many fashion companies from the area. For 21 years, B Michael America has been a custom house, creating made-to-order clothes for a roster of tony clients, most U.S.-based but with a sprinkling of internationals. Now, Michael and Edwards are re-branding their company with an expansion into luxury ready-to-wear. They will employ a direct-to-consumer model, set to launch for fall 2021.

It’s not their first attempt at rtw. Over the years, Michael and Edwards, both of whom are Black, tried numerous times to go the wholesale route, but found they could not make inroads at the traditional bastions of American luxury retail. Meanwhile, an

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