10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now

Emilee Geist

10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now
10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now

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One of the latest trends in personal protective equipment (PPE) is face shields. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions that face shields should not be worn in place of a cloth mask, some people still opt to wear a face shield along with a mask for more coverage (and potentially more protection). There are plenty of places to buy face shields online, from Amazon to Etsy.

Whether you’re looking for the most comfortable headband face shield or a stylish face shield (like the custom designed ones from Vistaprint), we’ve rounded up 10 of the most popular face shields you can buy right now based on reviews and ratings.

1. Polaroid Face Shield

The Polaroid shield is a popular pick.
The Polaroid shield is a
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How AI can give endangered elephants a fighting chance

Emilee Geist

At present, more African elephants are dying than being born. Over the last century, the world’s elephant population has declined 97% from trophy hunters, ruthless ivory mercenaries, and even terrorist groups. The Wildlife Conservation Society has pointed out that the global ivory trade leads to the death of up to 35,000 elephants a year in Africa. It’s easy to point a finger at China as the biggest market for poached ivory in the world, yet only five years ago more than a ton of confiscated ivory was crushed in New York’s Times Square by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

To make matters worst, in 2017 the Trump administration rolled back the ban on hunting elephants’, allowing elephants remains to be imported into the United States. Last week, PETA released a new undercover investigation that revealed video footage of a California man gunning down a curious young elephant just outside Kruger

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5 Cool Accessories for Making Your Ride More Enjoyable

Emilee Geist

From Autoweek

This may be peak motorcycle riding season right now, so that means peak gear-buying season, too. Consider some of this gear if you’re going out on your motorcycle. It’ll keep you comfortable, cool, and safe. And those are the three main ingredients for a good summer’s ride.

Bluarmor blu3 A 10 and blu3 E 20 Helmet Air Cooler

Yes, the bluarmor blu3 A 10 is an air conditioner for your head! It attaches to the front of your full-face helmet and blows cool air directly into your face, thus making long rides so much comfier, particularly in stop-and-go city traffic where you’d be flipping up and then flipping down your visor all day. The blu3 E20 even offers Bluetooth connectivity and voice control of fan speed. Both offer cool(er) air inside what used to be the sweatbox of your brain bucket. To install, just peel off the stickers

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12 best natural rugs for great eco friendly home decor

Emilee Geist

The materials are durable, but become softer over time (iStock/The Independent)
The materials are durable, but become softer over time (iStock/The Independent)

The trend for organic textures, earthy tones and artisanal products in home decor is on the rise and, when it comes to your floor space, the best natural rugs will add warmth and character to any area.

Not only are natural rugs – like jute and seagrass – an easy way to add a modern rustic feel to your interiors, they’re also a really practical option.

Jute fibres exhibit naturally anti-static, insulating and moisture-regulating properties, and will work to protect a wooden floor.

It’s also a highly durable, resilient material, making it ideal for heavy-traffic areas like the living room, as well as a great investment.

What’s more, natural rugs are perfect for the eco-conscious consumer of today. Jute in particular is a highly sustainable, rapidly renewable resource that relies on rainfall rather than hugely consuming irrigation systems to

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Knitting Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram

Emilee Geist

Knitting Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram

From exclusive patterns to sources for yarn and supplies, and everything in between, these crafters provide endless inspiration.

Knitting is experiencing something of a comeback in the DIY world right now, and it’s not difficult to see why. Equal parts crafty and cool, knitting is both a calming and creative way to design your own one-of-a-kind clothing and décor items. “Knitting is a tactile, rhythmic therapy for me,” Denise Bayron of Bayron Handmade explains. “Knitting, sewing, and the making of garments and home goods is a slow art. It forces you to sit down, pace yourself, and breathe.”

homebodyfibers via Instagram

Thanks to Instagram, there’s a whole new generation of knitting artists and ideas available at your fingertips. Looking for inspiration for your next project? Read on to learn about several modern knitting artists that are making major waves on the ‘gram.

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how the internet is destroying us

Emilee Geist

In 2010, the writer Zadie Smith urged users of Facebook to step back and consider the look of one’s Facebook “wall”: doesn’t it look ridiculous, she asked, “your life in this format? The last defense of every Facebook addict is: but it helps me keep in contact with people who are far away! Well, e-mail and Skype do that, too, and they have the added advantage of not forcing you to interface with the mind of Mark Zuckerberg.” The year 2010 is basically archaic, in social media terms, and yet Smith was spot on in reading Facebook not as an inspiring phenomenon, or even a world-opening tool of connection, but as a flattening, bottomless manmade trap – a series of narrow, insidious design choices made by a select group of real people.

Related: ‘A new kind of safe drug?’ Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on what could replace the streaming giant

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The Women Making WFH Happen

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Design by Hanna Varady + Getty Images + Courtesy of the subjects
Photo credit: Design by Hanna Varady + Getty Images + Courtesy of the subjects

From Marie Claire

No one quite knows what the post-coronavirus, nebulous “new normal” will look like, but one thing is sure: Work is going to be different. Corporations that have long resisted work-from-home models have realized that people actually can be productive despite sitting on couches and at kitchen tables. Some companies, like Twitter and Square, have already announced that employees can work remotely indefinitely if they so choose; others seem ready to let their office leases lapse. According to one survey, 74 percent of organizations report that they plan to allow some employees to work remotely for good, and Global Workplace Analytics says up to 30 percent of the entire American workforce will likely work from home at least a couple of days a week by the end of 2021. Virtual communication tools are no

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Microsoft announces new next-generation console, including price and specs

Emilee Geist

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Microsoft has announced a new Xbox, the Series S.

The smaller, cheaper console will come alongside the flagship Xbox Series X, the company said.

It will cost $299 when it is released, and be the “smallest Xbox ever”, the company announced in a tweet.

The post also confirmed the small design of the console, which also includes a large circle cut into its side.

It also appeared not to include a disc drive, unlike the more expensive Series X. Sony is also offering a version of the PS5 without a disc drive,  though those two versions are otherwise identical.

Microsoft already offers an “all-digital edition” of the Xbox, which also does not include a

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Everything you need to keep your four-legged friend happy

Emilee Geist

It's commonly known that a hound is a person's best friend, so keep yours content today and always (iStock/The Independent)
It’s commonly known that a hound is a person’s best friend, so keep yours content today and always (iStock/The Independent)

Founded in 2004 by Colleen Page, animal welfare advocate, and pet lifestyle expert, International Dog Day is honoured annually on 26 August and celebrates all breeds – both mixed and pure.

It serves to help people to acknowledge the number of dogs that need to be rescued each day, as well as pay tribute to the pups that provide safety and freedom, for example by supporting those who are disabled or blind.

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, The Dogs Trust said that online searches for “buy a puppy” surged by 120 per cent after lockdown was announced on 23 March.

Similarly, searches for “adopt a puppy” increased by more than 130 per cent during the same time according to data from digital marketing agency Propellernet.

With such an

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‘I’m not sure I’d play Civilisation if it was released today’

Emilee Geist

Sid Meier: 'There’s a whole new generation of gamers who’ve grown up knowing games their entire life' (Tom Bass)
Sid Meier: ‘There’s a whole new generation of gamers who’ve grown up knowing games their entire life’ (Tom Bass)

As Sid Meier fires up Zoom from his home in Maryland, it occurs to me that this mild-mannered video game designer has commanded more of my attention than any other artist.

Watching all the James Bond films would take 50 hours or so. To read all of Harry Potter, maybe 60. Meier’s work scoffs at such dilettantism. It’s almost unbearable to try to work out how much time I’ve given Railroad Tycoon, Pirates and the various versions of Civilisation, but I’m sure it would be more than 1,000 hours. When it comes to Meier, there aren’t many agnostics. Either the name will mean nothing to you or it will inspire memories of high-seas buccaneering, railway oligarchy, and world domination.

At 66, after nearly 40 years in the field, Meier has written

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