- Business Insider 00:09August 14, 2020The best small business credit cards of 2020
The best small business credit cards: Best sign-up bonus: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card
Best for premium travel benefits: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express
Earns travel points with no annual fee: The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express
Best cash-back business card: Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business
Earn 2x miles no matter what you buy: Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business
Maximize Chase Ultimate Rewards points OR cash back: Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card
Best for big spenders: American Express® Business Gold Card
If your business spends a lot on office supplies and wireless: Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card
If you only use one business credit card: Brex Corporate Card for Startups and the Brex Corporate Card for Ecommerce Whether you're a freelancer, someone with a side gig, or you run a business with 15 employees, keeping your personal and business finances separate is vital. Things can get muddy quickly when you're cutting personal and business checks from the same account. That's where business credit cards come in.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Here are the best money market accounts for August 2020Amex Platinum versus the Amex Gold: Which rewards credit card is better for you?The best personal loans of 2020
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- Business Insider 00:05August 14, 2020If you're planning a home-improvement project, it could be time to open a new credit card to earn rewards or get 0% APRThis page includes information about the Discover it® Cash Back product, which is currently not available on Business Insider and may be out of date.
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If you're sprucing up your space, make sure to think long and hard about how you'll pay for the project.
Covering for your home or landscaping remodel with a credit card can yield some significant benefits, including 0% APR, cash back, or travel rewards.
Some of the best rewards credit cards let you earn a significant sign-up bonus as well, which can help you rack up more points for travel, gift cards, statement credits and more.
If you're not interested in rewards but you want to save money on interest, the top 0% APR credit cards may be worth considering.
See Business Insider's list of the best rewards credit cards » With the summer season in full swing and interest rates at record lows, it's not surprising to see people working on indoor and outdoor projects meant to bolster their home's value. Some sources say that home remodeling is booming during the pandemic, as more and more people are stuck at home, looking around, and getting the itch to complete long-awaited projects. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How to earn and redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points5 credit cards from Amex, Chase, and Capital One that score you bonus rewards and extra perks for food deliveryOnline bank HMBradley has a new cash-back card with customizable rewards, but you need a corresponding deposit account to apply
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- Business Insider 23:30August 13, 2020The Uplift standing desk is one of the best additions I've made to my work-from-home setup I've been using the Uplift Desk since 2018 after getting tired of sitting all day.
The base price isn't cheap at $629 and add-ons will get the price even higher, but it's been an investment into my productivity and overall health as someone who used to sit for hours.
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Studies suggest that sitting for long stretches at a time can be bad for you. And with more people working from home, there's less incentive to get up for a stretch or take a lunchtime walk.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:This $39 CC cream is essentially a tinted moisturizer with SPF, and it leaves my skin looking naturally dewy all dayThe best subscription boxesThis high chair can be used 3 different ways as your baby gets older — it will take my daughter through toddlerhood
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- Business Insider 22:53August 13, 2020The best bank accounts for college students in 2020iStock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider
The best bank accounts for college students in 2020
Best checking accounts for college students
Why we like it Chase
Chase College Checking℠
Strong branch presence TD Bank
TD Bank Convenience Checking Account
No. 1 customer satisfaction Simple
Simple Online Checking Account
Budgeting tools Best savings accounts for college students
Why we like it Bank of America
Bank of America Savings Account
Strong branch presence Ally
Ally High Yield Savings Account
Savings buckets Chime
Chime Savings Account
Automatic savings See Business Insider's picks for the best checking accounts »
See Business Insider's picks for the best high-yield savings accounts »See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:HSBC Direct Savings is an online-only account with low fees and a $1 opening depositThe best banks and credit unions in California for 2020The best rewards checking accounts right now
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- Business Insider 22:20August 13, 2020Hungryroot is a combination of online grocery store and meal kit delivery service for plant-based lifestyles — here's what it's like to use Hungryroot is a combination of meal kit delivery service and online grocery store.
It recommends plant-based groceries and snacks based on your preferences (nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, or none of the above) along with recipes on how to use them together — or you can go rogue and cook them however you want.
I loved the service because meals were nutritious, delicious, and took me far less time to make than other meal delivery services.
Shipments come weekly and prices start at around $59 depending on how much your order is. You can pause, hold, or cancel at any time.
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When it comes to eating healthy, my biggest hurdle is convenience.
I love neither grocery shopping nor cooking, and I don't want to spend my limited free time deep-diving into (often contentious) online nutritional resources to construct balanced meals each week. But I do want to eat healthy foods that are good for me. So when I heard about Hungryroot through a colleague, I was intrigued.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreakSee Also:The best subscription boxesThis high chair can be used 3 different ways as your baby gets older — it will take my daughter through toddlerhoodThis Thuma bed frame is my favorite new addition to my apartment — and it assembles in 30 minutes without tools
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- Business Insider 19:58August 13, 2020How to log out of Netflix on the mobile app or from all of your devices at onceMaskot/Getty Images You should log out of your Netflix account when you're not using your usual devices.
If you forget to sign out of your account on an unfamiliar device, there is a simple way to log out of all devices through Netflix's settings.
Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Anyone who has ever shared their Netflix password knows it is essential to log out after the collective viewing experience is over. Anyone with access to your Netflix account has the ability to update your settings, kick you off while they are watching, or even worse: mess up your recommendation algorithm.
But, if you forget to sign out of your account on someone else's device, Netflix gives its users the option to log out of all devices and accounts — no matter what device you're on — in just a few simple steps. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Swayze Valentine is the only female treating fighters' cuts and bruises inside the UFC octagonSee Also:How to watch Netflix on your Xbox One console in 6 simple stepsHow to turn on Netflix closed captions and customize them on any deviceHow to change your profile on Netflix and customize your picture, autoplay settings, and moreSEE ALSO: The best streaming sticks and devices
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- Business Insider 19:45August 13, 2020How to earn and redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards pointsCrystal Cox/Business Insider
Chase Ultimate Rewards points are are among the most valuable rewards you can earn with credit cards. You can earn them Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card , Chase Sapphire Reserve® , and Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card.
Generally, the most valuable option for using Chase points is redeeming for travel, either directly through Chase or by transferring rewards to Chase's airline and hotel partners.
The Pay Yourself Back feature is the best non-travel option. You can use your points to cover grocery store, dining, home-improvement, and charity purchases with up to a 1.5-cent value per point
You can also redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards for gift cards and statement credits, but these options don't get you as much value per point.
See Business Insider's list of the best travel rewards credit cards » Chase Ultimate Rewards is frequently considered one of the top credit card programs available today, and for good reason. Ultimate Rewards points, which you can earned with certain Chase credit cards including the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card, offer some of the most generous and diverse travel redemption options you can find.
But you don't have to redeem rewards for travel if you don't want to. There are plenty of other ways to cash in your Chase points, including our favorite option: Pay Yourself Back.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequenceSee Also:The best rewards credit cards of 2020The Ally money market account provides you with checks and a debit card for easy access to your savingsI helped my husband get a credit score of 800 using 5 simple strategies — and I'd recommend this approach to anyone
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- Business Insider 18:55August 13, 2020How to get Disney Plus on your TV no matter what kind of TV or streaming device you haveTetra Images/Getty Images You can watch Disney Plus on most smart TVs simply by downloading the app from your TV's app store.
If you don't have a smart TV, or your smart TV doesn't offer access to the Disney Plus app, you can use a variety of streaming devices to get Disney Plus on your TV.
Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you have kids — or if you just really love Disney movies — Disney Plus is probably a no-brainer option for you as far as streaming subscriptions go. But once you've subscribed, the next obstacle is getting it on your TV.
There are a few different ways to go about it. If you have a smart TV, what you have to do is download the app from the TV's app store. Here's how to do it on a variety of TVs.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus mythsSee Also:How to clear the cache on Disney Plus using any device to improve streaming functionalityHow to turn on Netflix closed captions and customize them on any deviceHow to watch Netflix on your Xbox One console in 6 simple stepsSEE ALSO: The best media streaming sticks and devices
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- Business Insider 18:27August 13, 2020This Thuma bed frame is my favorite new addition to my apartment — and it assembles in 30 minutes without tools Thuma is a new direct-to-consumer brand selling one product: a platform bed frame that can be assembled in just minutes, no tools required.
It took my husband and me 30 minutes to assemble the frame.
Each bed is crafted from solid, repurposed wood and all the pieces interlock, requiring just two hand-tightened screws.
The frame comes in four sizes: Full, Queen, King, and California King.
It's pricey, starting at $695 for a Twin, but after sleeping on the king-size bed for the past four months, I've never liked a bed frame more and value it like an investment piece I'll have for years to come.
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When my husband and I decided to upgrade to a king-sized bed, we did tons of research on mattresses. We labored over the decision for weeks, read hundreds of reviews, and toured dozens of showrooms, before landing on a King Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Premium Silver Chill Plush Mattress. It offered the support of a traditional mattress with the plush comfort and motion reduction of foam and cooling technology that would help us as warm sleepers.
As a couple, it's been our most expensive purchase to date at $2,499, which was much more than we intended to spend. But sleep is important, and the splurge felt worth it. Since purchasing, I'm no longer woken up by my husband's movement.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best foam mattressesThe Bear Pro mattress is great for hot sleepers like me — I was impressed with its cooling properties even though the effects of copper-infused foam aren't yet proven12 movie night essentials for fun family time at home, as recommended by a dad of 2
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- Business Insider 17:54August 13, 2020This $39 CC cream is essentially a tinted moisturizer with SPF, and it leaves my skin looking naturally dewy all day Finding face makeup that makes your skin look smooth, supple, and even —but still like your skin— can be difficult.
That's why I'm in love with the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream ($39).
This color-correcting cream provides full coverage, but has a lightweight, smooth consistency, leaving your skin looking naturally even and dewy.
If you only have time to put on one makeup product each morning, this is a great choice.
To potentially save more at Sephora, visit Insider Coupons to find the most up-to-date coupons and promo codes.
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I was cautiously excited when I came across the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. Most foundations, tinted moisturizers, and BB or CC creams either pack on way too much coverage to the point where my skin looks unnaturally matte, or can't even muster up enough coverage to hide a red spot. The idea that this CC cream would even out my skin tone and hide blemishes but still look like my real skin was exciting, and enough to push me to buy a tube.
Now I'm on my second tube of this product, and when I finish this one I'll be quick to grab another. It makes my skin look and feel too good to go without. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:My husband and I loved using this bassinet for our newborn — I was genuinely sad when she outgrew itBrooklinen's linen bed sheets are not as soft as cotton or percale, but they're much more breathable — and they're 15% off right nowThis subscription service lets you try coffee from around the world starting at $9 — and it's some of the best I've ever had
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- Business Insider 17:30August 13, 2020The best subscription boxes you can buy as gifts or enjoy yourself No matter who is the lucky recipient, a monthly subscription box is a great way to make someone feel special. That's why we've gathered up some of the best subscription clubs you can subscribe to.
Wine aficionados will love Winc, snackers will love Universal Yums, and pet parents will flip for BarkBox. And there are plenty more where they came from. What's the one thing better than receiving presents on your birthday and at the holidays? Receiving presents every single month of the year, that's what! And that's exactly what subscription boxes, also called gift-of-the-month clubs, offer.
While you might think these types of subscription boxes are only suited for giving to someone else, there's no reason not to buy one for yourself, as well. After all, you deserve to be treated every bit as well as you treat others, right? Just try to keep a smile off your face as you unwrap your monthly gift-to-yourself of coffee, games, gourmet delicacies, or whatever else it is you love best.
So if you've been wondering what to get for that special someone — whether that special someone is a significant other, family member, friend, or yourself — check out our list of some of the best subscription boxes around.
Here are the best subscription boxes: Best for wine lovers: Winc
Best for snacks: Universal Yums
Best for coffee: Trade Coffee
Best if you love pop culture: LootCrate
Best for fashion: Stitch Fix
Best for beauty products: Birchbox
Best for your pets: BarkBox and KitNipBox
Best for foodies: Mouth
Best if you love gardening: My Garden Box
Best for bookworms: Book of the Month Prices and links are current as of 8/10/20. We added our favorite subscription boxes for wine, snacks, fashion, and beauty. We also updated our pick for the best coffee subscription box. We also added a selection of related guides.The best for wine
Winc's algorithm learns your taste in wine, so its recommendations get better over time.
After a quick quiz to determine your basic wine preferences, you'll gain access to Winc's vast catalogue of wine so you can begin your journey of discovery. Unlike other subscription boxes that are priced per month, Winc's wines are priced per bottle, so you can set your own budget. Order four or more bottles, and all shipping and handling costs are waived. There's no limit on how many bottles you can order per month, so you can stock up if you need to.
Once you receive your wines and start tasting, you'll want to log back on and rate your purchases. Winc will then use your ratings to help you find more wines you're sure to love.
Bottles are priced from $13 to $40 each.
Check out our full guide to the best wine subscriptions.
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The best for snacks
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Each box from Universal Yums focuses on treats from a different country, so you can explore the world through snacks.
If you're tired of the same chips, cookies, and candy you can find in your local grocery store, there's no better way to switch up your snack game than by going international. With Universal Yums, you'll get to try snacks you've probably never tasted before and gain insight into a new nation's way of tackling the munchies every month.
Each box from Universal Yums contains both sweet and savory treats, and you can choose from three different sized boxes — six or more, 12 or more, or 20 or more snacks, running you $13.75, $22.92, and $35.75 per box respectively for a year-long subscription. The one downside is that you can't cancel your subscription mid-year, but you can choose a month-to-month option for a couple more bucks per box. You'll also get an extensive booklet that explains each of the snacks in your box and lets you in on some trivia about their country of origin.
Check out our full guide to the best snack subscription boxes.
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The best for coffee
Trade Coffee's subscription service will help you discover new brews from all around the world and new roasters from all across the country.
If your first stop in any new city you visit is the local coffee shop, Trade Coffee is the subscription service for you. Much like Winc does with wine, Trade has you take a short quiz to establish your palate and match you with a coffee that's right for you. You'll be asked questions about how you usually take your coffee, how you normally brew it, and whether you prefer caffeinated or decaf beans.
From there, Trade will recommend a roast, and you can set how often you want it new bags delivered, whether or not you want it pre-ground, and how many bags you want. Each time you get a delivery, you'll be matched with a new bean based on your taste.
Depending on your quiz answers, Trade will match you to one of two subscription streams — The Classic, which offers easily accessible roasts and is a bit more affordable; or The Hookup, which offers coffees that are a bit more adventurous in flavor. The Classic will run you $14.75 per bag, while The Hookup's coffees are $15 to $22 per bag.
Unfortunately, it seems that the only way to switch subscription streams is to email customer service them after you've already signed up.
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- Business Insider 16:14August 13, 2020This high chair can be used 3 different ways as your baby gets older — it will take my daughter through toddlerhood The Graco DuoDiner 3-in-1 Convertible High Chair can be used three different ways to accommodate a growing child. I love this because it helps you stretch every bit of the $115 price tag when you're on a tight budget.
My 1-year-old daughter is safe and properly positioned in this high chair — she sits up straight, her feet are supported, and her tray is at a comfortable level. Table of ContentsProduct Embed: Product Name: Graco DuoDiner 3-in-1 Convertible High Chair Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e1f3f6c24fe1225f66ea6ea&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
Before I started feeding my daughter Ellie solid foods, I didn't realize how much work went into teaching a human how to eat food. I also had no idea that a proper sitting position in a high chair played an integral role in how well a child eats.
We all want our kids to eat balanced meals and gain weight according to their growth curve, so it can be frustrating and worrisome when they refuse to eat. Think of a time you ate at a restaurant where the table was too low or high, or you sat at on bar stool without back or foot support. It's not easy to enjoy your meal in these situations, and the same goes when our kids don't have proper seating for their meals. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How to use a nursing bra — and the best ones you can buyThis dog bowl slows down dogs that eat too fast and can prevent bloat — here's how it worksPlant delivery startup The Sill makes it easy to learn about which plants are right for your home — here's how it works
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- Business Insider 23:39August 12, 2020American Express National Bank offers a high-yield savings account and CDs with no opening depositsAmerican Express; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider
American Express National Bank (Member FDIC) is an online bank that offers a high-yield savings account and CDs.
American Express® Personal Savings pays one of the highest interest rates in the industry, and there's no minimum opening deposit or monthly maintenance fees.
American Express CDs interest rates are mediocre — but it's one of the few banks that doesn't require a minimum deposit to open a CD.
American Express doesn't have a banking mobile app, so this bank probably isn't the best fit for savers who like to bank from their phones.
See Business Insider's picks for the best high-yield savings accounts » American Express National Bank is an online-only institution that offers a high-yield savings account and CDs. The American Express Personal Savings is a great choice for people who want to earn a high APY on their savings balance. Although the bank's CD rates are just okay, they could be a good fit for people who don't have much to open a CD, because there's no minimum opening deposit.
The bank's main weakness is that there's no mobile app, which is unusual for an online bank.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquidSee Also:Here are the best online banks right nowThe best rewards credit cards of 2020Discover is an online bank that offers competitive interest rates and 24/7 customer service
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- Business Insider 23:35August 12, 2020The best travel rewards credit cards of August 2020
The best travel rewards credit cards: Best overall: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Best travel card with a high annual fee: Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Best for beginners: Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
Best for luxury perks: Platinum Card® from American Express
Best for dining rewards and benefits: American Express® Gold Card
Our favorite airline card: Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card Our favorite hotel card: Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card While it takes more work to use points or miles compared to cash back, the upside is that you can get much more value for your points compared to receiving cash back. For example, Business Insider's David Slotnick got almost 6 cents per point when he used Chase Ultimate Rewards to book a first-class flight to Japan.
In this guide, we're focusing on the best travel credit cards that earn transferable points — points such as American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards that you can transfer to airline and hotel loyalty programs. Airline and hotel co-branded credit cards can make sense if you travel frequently and are loyal to a particular brand, but if your main goal is to earn as many rewards as possible on your spending and have lots of options for using your points, cards that earn transferable points are the best option.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise shipSee Also:Thanks to credit card enhancements from issuers like American Express and Citi, it's easier than ever to earn and redeem points during quarantineEverything you need to know about managing your credit cards and protecting your credit score during the COVID-19 pandemicAmex just added limited-time perks to its most popular cards, including bonus rewards for US supermarkets and credits for streaming services
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- Business Insider 23:35August 12, 20205 credit cards from Amex, Chase, and Capital One that score you bonus rewards and extra perks for food deliveryCrystal Cox/Business Insider
With most of us staying close to home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ordering delivery can be a great way to support local businesses.
Many top credit cards offer bonus rewards on dining, including delivery services like Seamless and Grubhub, so you can maximize your spending with travel points or cash back.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® come with a free year of DashPass membership with DoorDash, which includes waived delivery fees. With the Sapphire Reserve, you can also get up to $60 back in statement credits for purchases with DoorDash in 2020.
The American Express® Gold Card earns 4x points on dining including food delivery services, and each month you get up to $10 back when you use the card at eligible merchants, including Seamless and Grubhub.
If you want to maximize your grocery purchases, see Business Insider's list of the best cards to use at the supermarket. The coronavirus may have drastically changed many of our everyday routines, but people still have to eat. While restaurants across the world have shut their doors to customers, plenty of them are still offering food for delivery and pickup — and ordering from them can be a great way to support local businesses during this uncertain time.
If you're ordering delivery during this period of quarantine (or any other time, for that matter), it pays to use a credit card that offers bonus rewards. The good news is that several of the top rewards credit cards offer bonus points, miles, or cash back on dining purchases, and that category includes most food delivery platforms like Delivery.com and Seamless, as well as restaurants and cafes.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: July 15 is Tax Day — here's what it's like to do your own taxes for the very first timeSee Also:The best travel rewards credit cards of August 2020Capital One Venture review: One of the best travel credit cards, with 2x miles on every purchaseThe pandemic cured my fear of credit cards — and helped me net over $150 in cash-back rewards
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- Business Insider 23:06August 12, 2020ESPN+ review: The streaming service offers a lot for $6 a month, but its real value boils down to your tastes in sports ESPN+ is a sports streaming service that offers live events, exclusive on-demand series, UFC matches, "30 for 30" documentary films, and premium-tier written content.
The streaming service costs $6 per month or $50 for an annual plan. You can also bundle it with Hulu and Disney Plus for $13 per month (a $19 value).
The service is tied into the ESPN app, streaming in 60 frames per second and available on pretty much every device known to man.
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ESPN+, which launched in April 2018, is the sports mega-network's entry into the ever-more-crowded list of paid streaming services. The sports niche may seem a surprising one, given how important live broadcast is in that realm, but ESPN+ found its legs by offering a sizable smorgasbord of original on-demand video content in addition to limited live event streams and premium-tier written analyses.
If you're a sports person, you may be considering signing up for ESPN+.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:These interactive toys sharpen your dog's problem-solving skills while rewarding them with treats13 cheap online classes to help you land your next job – from writing cover letters to negotiating salariesThese children's slip-on sneakers have a cult-like following, and my kids live in them all summer and early fall
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- Business Insider 21:23August 12, 2020This strawberry-scented dental floss is an unnecessary expense, but I'm willing to pay for it because it makes me want to floss every day Cocofloss Dental Floss is a luxury dental floss that comes in four fragrances: mint, coconut, orange, and strawberry. At $9, this was by far the most expensive dental floss I had ever encountered, but I decided to try it once just to see if it was actually worth the price.
My teeth are fairly widely-spaced apart and I experience slight gum sensitivity, but this floss is gentle enough on my gums as it scrubs away debris and plaque. Product Embed: Product Name: Cocofloss Dental Floss Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e4d87d404389537000a11ba&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
I've had braces twice and Invisalign once in my life, and while my teeth are much straighter than before, there are still small spaces between them where pieces of food get caught. As any dentist will tell you, the best way to remove these food particles is by flossing regularly. My dentist recommended a specific floss, but it wasn't working. It was thin, felt slippery between my fingers, and left food behind.
This past summer at Sephora, I spotted a dental floss labeled "Pure Strawberries" in an eye-catching slightly shimmery, pink package. I was immediately intrigued by the potential for a floss to taste like strawberries. At $9, this Cocofloss Dental Floss was by far the most expensive dental floss I had ever encountered, but I decided to try it once just to see if it was actually worth the price.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:These children's slip-on sneakers have a cult-like following, and my kids live in them all summer and early fallThese interactive toys sharpen your dog's problem-solving skills while rewarding them with treatsThis expandable pet carrier is a versatile option for cats and small dogs — it's comfortable and my cat loves it
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- Business Insider 20:47August 12, 202012 places to buy wine online Online wine stores are the place to shop if you want to stock up without the hassle of transporting all of those bottles to your desired destination.
The best places to buy wine online include NakedWines.com for unique bottles from small winemakers, ReserveBar for its premium and limited-edition wines, and Drizly for its convenient one-hour delivery.
You must be 21 years or older to order from these sites and receive your package. Keep in mind any additional shipping fees and state restrictions on alcohol delivery.
Due to concerns over the coronavirus, some companies are changing delivery standards to minimize social contact, while others may have limited stock. See detailed updates from the individual services below.
Read more: The best wine subscriptions This content is intended for readers 21+. Please drink responsibly. If you or anyone you know is dealing with alcohol abuse, get help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) provides a free, confidential, 24/7, treatment referral, and information service.
Hosting large gatherings may be out of the question right now, but sometimes having a quiet night in is enough of an occasion to break out a bottle of wine — and even better if you don't have to leave the house to get it. Online options require minimal energy but deliver on all the perks. Just remember to read the fine print and plan on having someone 21 or older to sign for the package.
If you're looking for an ongoing delivery service, check out our guide to the best wine subscriptions. Otherwise, you'll find a list below of the best places that will deliver wine straight to your door.
Here are 12 solid options for delivering wine to your door: NakedWines.com
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NakedWines.com is like a "Shark Tank" for independent wines, and it has an "Angel" membership program that crowd-funds independent wine labels across the globe. Angel members get up to 60% off listed prices among other perks — just for depositing $40 a month into a wine "bank account" they can use whenever they want. NakedWines.com also gives out $100 vouchers often. You can get one just by taking a 30-second quiz on the site.
Currently, you can grab a $100 voucher to be used on six bottles of wine. Choose from a case of reds, whites, or a mix of both.
Shipping: NakedWines.com charges $10 in shipping fees for orders under $100. For orders $100 and more, delivery is free — except for Hawaii (+$70) and Alaska (+$130). Wines will be delivered Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday during regular working hours, but make sure that there is someone over 21 years old who can sign for the package. For a full list of where it delivers, head over here.
Note: Nakedwines.com was previously experiencing increased demand and delayed shipments due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delivery delays with your order.
What to buy: Passport to South Africa Case (6 bottles), $66.99
The Goldilocks Case (12 bottles), $160.88
Everyday Luxury Case (12 bottles), $194.88 Read our full review of Nakedwines.com here.
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ReserveBar is an online premium wine and spirits store with prices to match. It carries everything from scotch, gin, and wine to moonshine, cocktail mixers, and Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé that arrives with Waterford flutes.
The company has a luxury collection, limited edition bottles, and top trending gifts to skim through. It also offers high-end gift packaging and custom engraving, perfect for those looking to gift a really good bottle of liquor with a personalized message. High-brow options aside, ReserveBar also has plenty of wine for less than $50.
Currently, you can use the code "SHIP99" at checkout to get free shipping off orders $99+. New email subscribers can also get $10 off your purchase of $100+.
Shipping: Shipping fees depend on your state and the weight of your order, but the base costs are $15.97 for ground shipping, $34.97 for two-day express, and $67.97 for overnight express.
All shipments must be signed for by a 21-year-old adult. Products have a "ship to" section that shows which states allow delivery of that particular liquor or wine. Select cities can use ReserveBar Express and get fine spirits and Champagne delivered to their door the same day.
Note: ReserveBar was previously experiencing increased demand and delayed shipments due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delivery delays with your order.
What to buy: Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rosé Vintage, $370
Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, $44
Whispering Angel Rose, $25 Read our full review of ReserveBar here.
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Wine.com boasts the world's largest online wine selection, plus the convenience of home delivery or pick-up from convenient local stores (like Walgreens) that may be open late or on weekends. It's a good place to find old favorites, discover new wines, and shop collectible and boutique wines. As an additional perk, Wine.com sells gift baskets, glassware, and other wine accessories.
Currently, new customers can use the code "NEW2020" to get $20 off your first order of $100+.
Shipping: Shipping depends on the number of bottles and total size and weight of your order, but can reach $30 per order. If you want to pick it up yourself, there are more than 10,000 participating locations including Walgreens, Duane Reade, and Safeway. If you choose this option at checkout, you'll get an email when your order is ready for pick-up, and you'll have five days to grab it. However, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we suggest calling the location beforehand just to double-check that you can pick up.
Wine.com also has an annual $49 membership called the StewardShip program that gets you free shipping on every order for a full year with no purchase minimum. Either way, an adult signature is needed to get your package.
What to buy: Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut with Red Velvet Gift Bag, $54.97
Food & Wine Classic at Home: Perfect Pizza Wines Trio, $59.99
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- Business Insider 20:25August 12, 2020The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus tablet offers unbeatable value for the money by doubling as an Echo Show smart display The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus is the perfect affordable family tablet for streaming movies, casual gaming, and browsing the internet.
Amazon's latest 8-inch tablet has a familiar budget design, but Amazon has added storage, a faster processor, more memory, support for wireless charging, and a USB-C port.
Amazon also offers an optional stand that transforms the Fire HD 8 Plus into an Echo Show smart display when docked.
Dip into our guides to the best tablets or the best tablets for kids if you want some recommended alternatives. Product Embed: Product Name: Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5f34083e2618b9138b168ff2&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky
Amazon has been turning out affordable tablets for years now. While some compromises are inevitable to keep that price low, the Fire range has slowly but steadily improved with each new iteration, and it continues to represent great value for money, particularly for Prime subscribers.
This year, Amazon introduced a new option in the shape of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus. This is a slightly improved version of the Fire HD 8 that boasts a little more memory (RAM) and wireless charging support. The tablet comes with an optional wireless charging dock that enables it to pull double duty as an Echo Show smart display. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best speaker deals — save $100 on Apple's HomePod smart speakerThe best TV deals — save $350 on LG's flagship OLED 4K TVWhat happens when you block someone on WhatsApp? Here's what you need to know
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- Business Insider 20:19August 12, 2020How to clear the cache on your Nintendo Switch to delete unneeded files and help the system run smoothlyHollis Johnson/Business Insider To clear the cache on your Nintendo Switch, head to the "System Settings" menu.
Clearing the cache on your Switch can free up storage space and help the system run more smoothly.
When you clear the cache on your Switch, you'll lose the passwords saved on your system.
Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're lucky enough to have been gaming with a Nintendo Switch all summer, then it's probably time to clear the system's cache.
When you go too long without clearing out your Switch's cache of stored data and temporary files, it can affect how the device runs.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How 'white savior' films like 'The Help' and 'Green Book' hurt HollywoodSee Also:How to watch Netflix on your Xbox One console in 6 simple stepsHow to clear the app cache on your Android tablet in 5 simple steps to make apps run more efficientlyHow to clear the cache on Disney Plus using any device to improve streaming functionalitySEE ALSO: The best deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories right now
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- Business Insider 20:10August 12, 2020How to watch Netflix on your Xbox One console in 6 simple stepsShutterstock You can watch Netflix on an Xbox One by downloading the Netflix app from the Microsoft Store.
The Netflix app on Xbox One is free to download, but you'll need to have a paid Netflix subscription.
This story is a part of Business Insider's Guide to Netflix Tips and Tricks. To many users' delight, the Netflix app is available on a wide variety of devices, including the Xbox One.
Here's a guide to getting Netflix on your Xbox One, so you can spend less time struggling with technology and more time deciding what to watch.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How 'white savior' films like 'The Help' and 'Green Book' hurt HollywoodSee Also:How to turn on Netflix closed captions and customize them on any deviceHow to block a website on a Windows 10 computer in 2 different waysHow to change your profile on Netflix and customize your picture, autoplay settings, and moreSEE ALSO: 8 affordable Xbox One accessories that'll help you make the most of your console
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- Business Insider 20:01August 12, 2020These interactive toys sharpen your dog's problem-solving skills while rewarding them with treats Outward Hound's Nina Ottosson Interactive Dog Toys challenge dogs with complex problems that are fun to solve. Dogs are rewarded with treats hidden inside the puzzles.
The popular dog puzzle toys tap into a dog's natural instincts to forage, scavenge, and problem-solve.
Outward Hound offers 10 interactive toy models available in three levels of difficulty, ranging in price from $11 to $26. Product Embed: Product Name: Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Interactive Dog Toys Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e18cd4324fe1209de018184&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
A decade ago, when I was a dog lover working to become a professional dog trainer, a friend gifted me the Nina Ottosson Dog Casino toy. "My dog can't figure it out," she told me. "Maybe you can use it."
Inside the box was a blue plastic tray with drawers tucked into its sides. White bone shapes anchored to the top of the tray had to be moved in order for its corresponding drawer to open, revealing treats hidden inside.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:11 best places to buy removable wallpaper online, from Anthropologie to EtsyThese reusable silicone tops make my toddler's food pouches squeeze-proof — my daughter no longer leaves a trail of puree in her wakeWe designed our own custom maps as posters and T-shirts — the results are undeniably cool and would make great gifts for any occasion
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- Business Insider 19:01August 12, 2020This online marketing analytics program from UC Berkeley will give you 75 credits toward a full Master's of Marketing degree for less than $1,000 Marketing analytics are essential to a company's core business, driving important decisions related to the four P's of marketing: product, price, place, and promotion.
If you want to learn more about marketing analytics and advance your role in your company without spending thousands of dollars, we recommend the Marketing Analytics MicroMasters Program ($896.40), offered by UC Berkeley through edX. Students who successfully complete the program earn 75 credits towards a Master's of Marketing degree at Curtin University. The courses are an affordable, flexible way to accelerate a postgraduate education. Product Embed: Product Name: edX Marketing Analytics MicroMasters Program Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e8b7c41dcd88c6a32584823&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
Marketing comprises everything a company does to attract and retain customers, which includes determining where and when a product is sold, its optimal price, how it's creatively positioned in consumers' minds, and even actual attributes of the product itself.
Behind such important decisions is the quantitative data, which takes skill and practice to analyze. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best cat food15 bestselling courses on CreativeLive are on sale starting at $15 — learn how to retouch images, photograph weddings, and effectively manage your time12 affordable online courses that could help advance your career, according to a professional career coach
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- Business Insider 18:11August 12, 2020How to turn on Netflix closed captions and customize them on any devicegorodenkoff/Getty Images You can set up Netflix closed captions or subtitles for any show or movie, with a variety of languages and customizations available.
Netflix users can choose the type of font, background, and preferred languages for subtitles in Account Settings.
Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Subtitles on Netflix are a great way to keep up with the dialogue of your favorite show or movie without missing a beat, as well as for those who are hearing impaired, or if you are watching a show in a different language.
Netflix gives viewers the option to select a variety of subtitle preferences, including font style, background color, and text size. While viewing a video, you can also update your preferred language for subtitles. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The rise and fall of Donald Trump's $365 million airlineSee Also:How to clear the app cache on your Android tablet in 5 simple steps to make apps run more efficientlyHow to change your profile on Netflix and customize your picture, autoplay settings, and moreHow to search for shows or movies on Pluto TV using the web, mobile, or smart TV appsSEE ALSO: The best media streaming sticks and devices
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- Business Insider 17:50August 12, 2020How to clear the app cache on your Android tablet in 5 simple steps to make apps run more efficientlyjacoblund/Getty Images You can clear the app cache on your Android tablet to free up space on the device and help solve app performance issues.
To clear your app cache, go to the "Storage" tab in the settings menu on your device.
You must clear the cache of each app individually, as there is no option to clear all apps simultaneously.
Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While your Android tablet likely runs smoothly most of the time, there may come a time when your device begins to run out of space or an app begins malfunctioning or not working as well as it used to. When either of these things happens, clearing the app cache on your tablet can help, as the cache holds all the data the app has stored throughout its use.
The process of clearing your app cache is simple and straightforward, though it should be noted that you will need to clear the cache of each app individually as there's no way to perform this action across all apps simultaneously. However, if you have a particular app that is having issues or that you know is data-heavy, it might help to start there first. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yetSee Also:How to clear your Gmail cache to fix issues and make the email client run more efficientlyHow to block someone on YouTube so that they can't comment on your videosHow to search for shows or movies on Pluto TV using the web, mobile, or smart TV appsSEE ALSO: The best portable power stations
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- Business Insider 16:35August 12, 2020These children's slip-on sneakers have a cult-like following, and my kids live in them all summer and early fall Native Jefferson slip-on sneakers ($35 to $40) are the only shoes your kids will need for summer and early fall.
They are shock-absorbent, odor-resistant, hand-washable, and come in an assortment of colors and treatments.
They are also easy for the youngest of children to put on and take off. Product Embed: Product Name: Native Jefferson Slip-On Sneakers Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5cfacab911e2053d925fb316&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%Table of Contents
I am one of those parents who don't like buying multiple pairs of shoes for my children each season. After all, their feet grow like weeds, and what fits them one summer certainly won't make it over three-quarters of their feet in 365 days.
When I was a first-time mom, I didn't know what shoes to get my young son during spring and summer months. I bought him a pair of slip-on tennis shoes, but they were too hot. I bought him some flip-flops, but he couldn't walk in them. Also, a pair of loafers, but they weren't exactly comfortable.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Nom Nom is a monthly delivery service for fresh cat and dog food — here are our impressions after feeding it to 3 catsI do all of my bulk shopping online with Boxed — there's no membership fee and their pricing beats Amazon and Instacart for many items12 movie night essentials for fun family time at home, as recommended by a dad of 2
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- Business Insider 16:29August 12, 202013 cheap online classes to help you land your next job – from writing cover letters to negotiating salaries Applying to jobs can feel like an opaque process. You rework your cover letter and shoot an application out into the ether online without knowing much else.
Just like any other skill, you can get better at applying to — and getting offers from — the right jobs.
Cheap online classes can give you instant access to the expertise, expert advice, and feedback that you need to become a competitive applicant and be more in control of the job-hunting process.
Below, you can find 13 online classes that can help you approach each step of the hiring process strategically. The prices you see include a special offer for new customers.
Read more: The 20 fastest-growing skills in the freelance job market, according to Upwork — and the online courses you can take to learn them Not every job search results in being filled with its best-fitting candidate.
If employers aren't seeing your application, or your resume isn't accurately matching and highlighting your skills to the job requirements or translated into the terminology used in the field, you may be getting overlooked.
But you have more agency in the process than you might imagine — far beyond just reworking the minute details of your resume and cover letter, surfing job postings online, and sending your application and its hours of work into a black hole.
If you want to get hired for a new role, or want to feel more in control of an often faceless process, you should be putting forth some effort to approach the system strategically. LinkedIn issues reports on both hard skills and soft skills that correlate with job offers, and cheap online classes can give you instant access to the expertise, expert advice, and feedback that you need to become a competitive applicant.
Below, you'll find highly-rated online courses that can break down and advise on each step of the job application process, from reworking your cover letter to using industry jargon to negotiating salaries. The Udemy prices shown include the site's discount for new customers.
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See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:5 baby registry must-haves for small spaces, according to a new mom9 grooming products that keep my bikini line and legs free of ingrown hairs and razor bumpsI've been spending a ton of time in my kitchen lately. Here are the 15 appliances, gadgets, and tools I'm using the most.SEE ALSO: The 20 fastest-growing skills in the freelance job market, according to Upwork — and the online courses you can take to learn them
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- Business Insider 16:03August 12, 2020A full price breakdown for the ESPN+ sports streaming service ESPN+ is a subscription-based streaming service that can be accessed on a ton of devices including smart TVs and tablets, as well as media players from Roku, Amazon, and more.
It costs $5.99 monthly or $49.99 annually and offers exclusive sports streaming content and articles with analysis from industry experts. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Hulu and Disney Plus for $12.99 per month.
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In 2018, cable sports channel ESPN launched ESPN+, a subscription-based streaming service for sports.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How to watch the UEFA Champions League soccer tournament on CBS All AccessUFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik matches 2 veteran heavyweight fighters in the main event — here's how to watchA full breakdown of what channels you get with every Sling TV package, plus all the add-ons
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- Business Insider 23:20August 11, 2020This expandable pet carrier is a versatile option for cats and small dogs — it's comfortable and my cat loves it Mr. Peanut's Platinum Series Double Expandable Airline-Approved Tote is a versatile, comfortable pet carrier made for easy travel and storage.
This pet carrier expands to nearly three times the size of an average carrier and has several useful features including soft fleece mats, luggage and seat belt straps, an exterior pocket, and a padded handle.
Mr. Peanut's is a PETA-certified ethical company that donates a portion of its profits to animal rescue organizations.
The carrier is great for cats and small dogs up to 15 pounds. Product Embed: Product Name: Mr. Peanut's Platinum Series Expandable Tote Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e42f45f2dae5c03d5131305&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%Table of Contents
My cat Osito hates to be in a cat carrier. He always has. For years, just getting him safely zipped inside was a two-person job of whack-a-mole — in goes the head, out pops the back foot, in goes the back foot, out pops the tail. It was, in a word, exhausting.
When it came time to select a new cat carrier, I drew from my decade of experience as a professional dog trainer. To desensitize Osito to the space he historically abhorred, I planned to leave it accessible in the family room so that he could explore on his own. Treats and catnip were on hand to help him form positive associations with the carrier. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:My husband and I loved using this bassinet for our newborn — I was genuinely sad when she outgrew itBrooklinen's linen bed sheets are not as soft as cotton or percale, but they're much more breathable — and they're 15% off right nowThis activity center's engaging toys and 360-degree rotating seat keep my 6-month-old entertained while I get things done around the house
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- Business Insider 23:00August 11, 2020I used a virtual interior design service called Modsy to make over my TV room — it was affordable and easy to use, and I love how the room turned out Modsy is a completely virtual interior design company that helps bring your space to life with consultations, 3D renderings, and product recommendations.
I used the service to make over my TV room, and while convenient, the service isn't comprehensive as traditional interior design since I had to buy furniture and assemble items myself.
However, it's affordable with prices starting at $159, especially when compared to traditional services.
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I'm a bit of a control freak. Sometimes, though, you have to call in the pros for a hand and to ensure you're spending your money well. After becoming a first-time homeowner last October, I quickly realized that's exactly what I'd need to do in order to make my home a more beautiful and inviting place.
A lot of rooms sort of came together naturally and some are still works in progress, so I enlisted the help of Modsy, an online interior design company, for our TV room. It's a particularly tricky space — it opens to the dining room and kitchen on one side, has a fireplace and windows on the opposite wall, as well as a huge window and a set of French doors on another wall. It also isn't big, so making sure the room was being utilized to the max was a top priority.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The Ergodriven Topo standing desk mat isn't cheap at $99, but it really helps with sore feet and muscle fatigueI tested all of Casper's new mattresses and the Nova Hybrid is my favorite, thanks to its heat-dissipating properties and soft feelThe Farmer's Dog sends your dog fresh food weekly — I recommend it for its customized meal plans and high-quality ingredients
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- Business Insider 20:36August 11, 2020How to block a website on a Windows 10 computer in 2 different waysWestend61/Getty Images You can block a website on a Windows 10 computer using the Microsoft Edge browser.
To block sites through Microsoft Edge, head to Microsoft's Family Safety site and log in with your adult Microsoft account.
Adult Microsoft accounts can't block websites, so you'll need to create a child's account.
Using the Family Safety app, you can block websites on Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android devices, all at once.
Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Windows 10 has built-in parental controls that you can use to block undesirable websites through the Microsoft Edge web browser. This can help keep your kids safe when they're using your computer unsupervised.
But in order to block websites, your child will need to have their own Windows user account and sign in on their own — they can't simply use your account, because you can't block websites on adult accounts.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quicklySee Also:How to block spam emails on AOL by blocking specific email addresses or flagging spamHow to sync Microsoft OneNote notebooks on a Windows PC and keep your work up-to-date across devicesHow to block someone on YouTube so that they can't comment on your videosSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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- Business Insider 19:50August 11, 2020The best exercise ballsAn exercise ball offers a wide range of benefits including improved balance, flexibility, and core strength, and can be used in a variety of exercises and workouts, many of which can be done around the home.
The best exercise balls are made of durable materials, offer enough resistance and flexibility no matter the exercise, and don't require you to reinflate them between uses.
Our top pick, the TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball, features a thick-walled design and continues to hold air even in the event it becomes punctured. Exercise balls might seem like a boring piece of workout equipment but their benefits far outweigh any perceived dullness. In fact, as a part of a home gym setup, an exercise ball has the ability to greatly improve one's core strength while also helping hone balance and flexibility.
Whether it accompanies a daily workout routine or becomes the central focal point, an exercise ball can be an important part of anyone's plan to keep fit and healthy — they even make for a suitable office chair substitute.
How to shop for an exercise ball
Despite their inherent value, exercise balls aren't typically the first piece of gear you think of when piecing together a home gym. The truth is in the application, however, as they work for a host of exercises requiring flexible support. Even though an exercise ball is round, it gives you a base that's more solid than you might think and provides impressive stability.
The balls compress when weight is put on them to create a flatter, more stable edge. It won't be as stable as a normal chair but it's far more solid than you'd expect — which is what makes them great for everything from active seating to working out.
To find the best exercise balls worth using, we've tested and researched the most popular models available from brands like TheraBand, DynaPro, and Wacces. We've also included a rundown of sample exercises and various tips for using an exercise ball after our recommendations.
Here are the best exercise balls: Best exercise ball overall: TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball Best portable exercise ball: DynaPro Exercise Ball
Best tough exercise ball: Live Infinitely Exercise Ball
Best budget exercise ball: Wacces Fitness and Exercise Ball Updated on 8/11/2020 by Rick Stella: Updated the section on how to shop for an exercise ball, added a link to our walkthrough of exercise ball routines, checked the availability of each recommended product, and updated the prices and links where necessary. The best overall
The TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball holds air better than most exercise balls — even if it's punctured.
One common complaint among exercise ball fans is the inability of the ball to hold air over time. As air ekes out of the ball, it loses its firmness and becomes difficult to use. Luckily, the TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball is one of the thickest-walled balls you can buy, and it holds air longer than most of the competition.
Even if it's punctured, the ball will deflate very slowly, allowing you to finish your exercise session. Because the Theraband Exercise Ball retains air so well, you won't have to reinflate it that often, which is a very good thing because this ball does take quite a bit of time to inflate in the first place.
The exercise ball is available in four sizes from 45 cm to 75 cm and it comes in a few colors.
Pros: Maintains its shape and holds air better than other exercise balls, includes a slow deflate technology if the ball is punctured, extremely firm, has a good surface for just the right amount of grip, offered in four sizes
Cons: Takes a long time to inflate, no inflation pump included, only one color per size
The best portable ball
The DynaPro Exercise Ball is extremely durable and will hold its air pressure nicely, but it's also portable, thanks to its easy-to-carry hand pump.
When you're looking for an exercise ball you can take with you anywhere, the DynaPro Exercise Ball is a good idea. It ships with a hand pump and inflates faster than many other balls, so you can be ready to use it within several minutes.
The ball is available in four sizes, ranging from 45 cm to 75 cm, and it features slight ribs around the circumference of the ball to ensure a steady grip. You can get it in a few fun colors, including pink, blue, silver, gray, and black.
Like many exercise balls, you can also use it for active seating in your office. Unlike most exercise balls, it's available in gray or black, which fits in better with an office setting than a brightly colored ball.
This is a tough, durable exercise ball, featuring a 2,000-pound burst rating. The ball also slowly deflates if it ever suffers a puncture, allowing you to finish your workout safely.
However, the ball cannot be inflated fully the first time you use it. You'll have to inflate it fully after it's had 2-3 days to stretch out.
Pros: Good price point, easy to fill while on the go because of an included hand pump, very durable material in the ball, prevents fast leaks when it suffers a puncture, available in four sizes and four different colors
Cons: Cannot fully inflate the ball the first time you use it, firmness level of the ball seems below average
The best tough ball
The Live Infinitely Exercise Ball receives high marks for its durability and ability to stand up to tough workouts.
We don't expect anyone to routinely put 2,200 pounds of pressure on the Live Infinitely Exercise Ball, but if you do, you can feel comfortable that this tough exercise ball can stand up to the pressure.
If you're looking for a tough exercise ball that's also really large, the Live Infinitely model is one of the few that comes in five sizes ranging from 55 cm to 95 cm. You can also choose between five colors, including blue, green, gray, purple, and silver.
Pros: Excellent price point, durable and tough exercise ball that can withstand 2,200 pounds of weight, available in a diameter as large as 95 cm, five color and five size options, includes a large library of online exercise guides
Cons: There is no 45 cm diameter size option in this model, difficult to fully inflate this ball
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- Business Insider 19:16August 11, 2020The best gardening tools for beginners Starting a garden is an excellent summer activity and requires only a few basic tools and supplies, with no serious experience required.
Gardens can cover entire backyards or be as small as an herb or flower box on your patio. They thrive in all kinds of environments, whether you live in the desert or mountains.
Spring and early summer are the best times to start vegetable gardens as most plants take 45 to 90 days to harvest, though it can depend a bit on where you live.
If you're a gardening novice looking to fill out your toolkit with affordable gear, this list details everything you'll need to get started.
See more: The best plants for your first garden Growing food is one of the earliest human activities, and while modern-day humans may not need to grow everything they plan to eat themselves, it's certainly rewarding, and tasty, to make a salad sourced from your own backyard.
And you don't need a sprawling plot of land to get started. A garden can be as big or as small as you'd like. Whether you're planning a greenhouse full of tomatoes or just want to grow a few herbs on your back deck, it qualifies as a garden.
Of course, gardens aren't limited to veggies. Outdoor flower beds can make your backyard an inviting place for a BBQ, and a planter filled with the right wildflowers can attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your patio all summer long. Outdoor gardening can be as labor-intensive as you'd like, or not, depending on what you plant and the level of maintenance and dedication you're willing to provide. If you need recommendations, these are the best plants for your first garden.
To get started, we've recommended 12 of the most useful types of products beginner gardeners need with our top recommendations for each. If you fancy yourself more advanced, read our guide to the best gardening and landscaping tools.
From hoses and gloves to trowels and wheelbarrows, these are the items you'll need in order to plant and maintain a thriving outdoor garden, no green thumb required.
Here are the best gardening tools for beginners:A good garden hose
You'll need a hose when you start gardening, especially if you're working in an area protected from the elements, like a greenhouse.
Hose technology isn't especially complicated, so you don't need to spring for something fancy. That said, very cheap hoses lose their shape and crack when exposed to harsh weather, so don't buy one from a $5 bargain bin, either. Most people will want a hose that's at least 30 feet long, but measure the distance from your spigot to your garden before ordering.
Here's our guide to the best garden hoses, or shop some of our other favorites below:
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An adjustable nozzle or spray head for your hose
Once you've selected your hose, you'll need the proper nozzle outfitted to it to water your plants. Without one, the stream's power may knock the dirt out of your planters and expose your plant's roots, especially with starters and smaller seedlings.
Nozzles allow you to control the water pressure while watering, which is vital, especially with delicate flowers and newly-sprouted fruits and veggies. Buy a nozzle that rotates to avoid getting your hose twisted and kinked up.
Here's our guide to the best garden hose nozzles, or shop some of our other favorites below:
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A plant starter kit to get going
Whether you've got outdoor space for rows of vegetables or plans for an urban garden on your patio, you'll need to let your seeds first grow somewhere protected and safe (if you're buying seedlings, you can skip this step).
Seeds are usually quite dainty and not hearty enough to withstand wind and weather like established plants would. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to sprout seeds inside, even without direct sunlight.
Here's our guide to the best indoor gardens, or shop some of our other favorite indoor and outdoor gardening kits below:
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- Business Insider 19:09August 11, 2020The best banks and credit unions in California for 2020iStock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider
The best banks in California for August 2020
Number of CA branches
Next steps Chase
Best for a checking account
0.01% to 0.05%
Chase Chase Total Checking® Ally
Best for a savings account
None, online only
Ally Ally High Yield Savings Account Citibank
Best for checking and savings account
0.04% to 0.15%
Citibank Citi® Savings Account Golden 1 Credit Union
Best credit union
0.05% to 0.10%
Golden 1 Credit Union Golden 1 Credit Union Regular Savings Account Savings rates at the largest banks in California
Here are the savings rates you'll earn with the biggest banks in California. Two of these, Chase and Citibank, made our list.
We didn't choose others because they didn't have branches in as many parts of California as some of our top picks, or they lacked distinguishing features, such as high APYs or sign-up bonuses.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best rewards checking accounts right nowBank of America savings rates are low, but similar to banks like Chase and Wells FargoThe best bank account bonuses right now
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- Business Insider 18:25August 11, 2020I trust this Britax convertible car seat to keep my daughter safe and comfortable — it has thick padding and an impact-absorbing base Convertible car seats can save parents money since they can be used from when your child is born until toddlerhood.
The Britax Boulevard ClickTight car seat is a comfortable and safe option for my daughter.
It fits in our small car and SUV, although it does crowd the front seats in the car.
The Britax ClickTight car seat has multiple layers of impact protection, thick and comfortable padding, and a harness that's easy to tighten and loosen. Product Embed: Product Name: Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5db31ec8dee0193fca6e1e62&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
Choosing a proper car seat for your child is nerve-wracking. It's more than a financial investment; as a parent, you want to make sure you're choosing a safe and comfortable car seat for your child, as well as one that can grow with then as they mature into toddlerhood.
Even after doing research into car seats, I ended up sending back the first infant seat I bought for my daughter, Ellie. It wasn't supportive enough for a newborn baby, and I didn't feel like she was safe when I was driving around. My husband and I ended up loving one of Britax's infant seats, which we used until Ellie was about 6 months old. I knew I trusted Britax and wanted to use one of its convertible seats as she got older. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I thought e-bikes were a gimmick but then the $1,299 Schwinn Monroe changed my mind — here's what it's like to rideThis snuffle mat mimics grass so dogs can hunt for treats and kibble — I use it to tire out my dogs on rainy days insideThis candle startup has a beautiful gifting and unboxing experience, making them foolproof gifts — its Mother's Day gift box is especially sweet
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- Business Insider 17:52August 11, 2020My puppy instantly loved the Casper dog bed — it's a comfortable memory foam bed that withstands digging While all dog beds might seem the same, Casper put a lot of research into the design of their memory foam dog bed, and it definitely shows.
I got one of the beds when I brought home my new puppy, and he instantly loved it.
Update: This review was originally published in October 2018. Almost two years later, Murray is still sleeping on his Casper dog bed. It's held up well, even withstanding his penchant for digging. Murray now weighs 18 pounds, and the small bed is still a comfortable size for him. Product Embed: Product Name: Casper Dog Bed Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e1cdfdab2e66a17aa6e6b2c&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
Casper, the online startup that makes one of our favorite to-order mattresses, plus sheets, and even pillows, wants to help your best friend get a good night's sleep.
In addition to human beds and nap-sized pillows, Casper makes a dog bed, so that your furry companion can get as comfortable as you.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How to disinfect every room in your houseHow to clean your fabric face mask between trips to the store for essentialsBoll & Branch's organic cotton sheets are expensive for bedding, but they're soft to the touch and made with ethical and eco-friendly practices
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- Business Insider 17:47August 11, 2020I tested all of Casper's new mattresses and the Nova Hybrid is my favorite, thanks to its heat-dissipating properties and soft feel Casper has updated its entire lineup of mattresses, which I've tested.
I like the new Casper Nova Hybrid Mattress because the heat dissipating properties make for a cool sleep, the soft feel cradles my body after rough workouts, and the edge support is impressive.
The Casper Nova Hybrid currently starts at $986 for a Twin and comes with a 10-year limited warranty and a 100-night risk-free trial.
Now through August 11, you can take up to 15% off the Casper Nova.
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Casper is one of the top bed-in-a-box brands and has been since it first hit the market in 2014. One reason why the company continues to stay ahead of the competition is its focus on customer feedback and incorporating it into upgrades to its mattress product line.
The startup recently updated a few popular models and added two completely new mattresses: the budget Element and the plush Nova Hybrid. Casper recently sent me the Nova Hybrid for free to test, and I was impressed with its balance of support and comfort. After testing all five of the mattresses, it's by far my favorite one. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The Saatva Solaire mattress features the same technology popularized by Sleep Number, making it a great choice for partners with different sleep preferences like my wife and meThese $48 water-resistant flats look like any other pair, but they hold up perfectly in the rain and are easy to cleanI use this $20 unitasker to make hard-boiled eggs in half the time of traditional methods with absolutely no guesswork
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- Business Insider 16:36August 11, 2020I finally tried this cult-favorite overnight lip mask, and it made my dry lips feel unbelievably hydrated by the next morning Lip sleeping masks are thick balms you apply before you snooze for soft, hydrated lips the next morning. Normally, I'd use a ton of lip balm overnight to treat my lips, brush it off in the morning, and then re-apply every few hours the next day, which could get really annoying. I finally tried Laneige's best-selling $20 lip mask, and wow, I don't know why I waited so long. My lips were hydrated and plumped the next morning, and I didn't need to re-apply my usual balm as often as needed. Product Embed: Product Name: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5cd2f374021b4c0f7f6e3df4&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
My skin-care routine is a little involved. I've got a six-step nightly regimen that includes two cleansers, a toner, essence, serum, and moisturizer, and if my skin still needs a boost after all that, I'll use a sheet or sleeping mask. For my lips though, I'll just slather on my trusty Smith's Rosebud Salve and brush it off in the morning. It wasn't until I tried the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask recently that I realized what my lips were missing, and for that, I apologize.
I've known about the K-beauty product for years (we've previously covered it in our lip balm buying guide) and have used the brand's sleeping mask even longer (which we've also covered), but always thought lip masks were a novelty. My Rosebud Salve technique had been working for so long, why bother changing it for such a small thing as dry lips? Well, because the sleeping mask is actually life-changing. Seriously, I woke up with cushion-y soft lips that stayed that way for hours before I applied balm out of habit and not necessity.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The Ergodriven Topo standing desk mat isn't cheap at $99, but it really helps with sore feet and muscle fatigueYeti's 2020 product lineup includes redesigned coolers, camp chairs, and day packsCasper updated its Original Mattress — I slept on it and it's just as pressure-relieving and heat-dissipating as the previous version, but less firm
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- Business Insider 16:09August 11, 2020Amazon is having a one-day sale with up to 39% off Cuisinart cast iron cookware Today only, you can save up to 39% off Cuisinart cast iron cookware.
Prices start at just $55 on select cast iron casserole pans and chicken fryers in cobalt and peony pink.
These Cuisinart's cast iron pans offer an affordable alternative to more expensive Le Creuset and Staub cookware sets.
Read more: The best Dutch ovens and there's no reason to spend hundreds of dollars on cast iron cookware.
If you're looking for similar deals, check out these great sales on home and kitchen.
See also: The best online deals and sales happening now
Visit Insider Reviews' deals page for more general sales and Insider Coupons for more savings.
See Also:Casper's Element mattress has excellent edge support and motion isolation, but the heat dissipation was unimpressive and the firm foam wasn't supportiveYeti's 2020 product lineup includes redesigned coolers, camp chairs, and day packsCasper updated its Original Mattress — I slept on it and it's just as pressure-relieving and heat-dissipating as the previous version, but less firm
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- Business Insider 01:07August 11, 2020The best 2-year CD rates for August 2020Alyssa Powell/Business Insider
The best 2-year CD rates of August 2020
Editor's rating (out of 5)
Next steps 4.10
Delta Community Credit Union Delta Community Credit Union Certificate of Deposit 4.09
1.01% to 1.05%
Navy Federal Credit Union Navy Federal Credit Union Standard Certificate 3.89
First Internet Bank of Indiana First Internet Bank of Indiana Certificate of Deposit 3.82
Sallie Mae Sallie Mae Certificate of Deposit Comenity Direct
Comenity Direct Comenity Direct Certificate of Deposit Quontic
Quontic Bank Quontic Bank Certificate of Deposit First National Bank of America
First National Bank of America First National Bank of America Certificate of Deposit Connexus Credit Union
$5,000 Connexus Credit Union Connexus Credit Union Share Certificate *As of August 2020, the national average APY on a 2-year CD is 0.29%, according to the FDIC.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best IRA CD rates right nowThe best 1-year CD rates for August 2020M&T Bank lets you open a savings account with $0 and choose between fixed-rate and variable-rate CDs
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- Business Insider 00:21August 11, 2020The Farmer's Dog sends your dog fresh food weekly — I recommend it for its customized meal plans and high-quality ingredients The Farmer's Dog offers fresh dog food that is developed by board-certified veterinary nutritionists.
Each package is customized to your dog's individual profile and pre-portioned in easy-pour bags.
While fresh dog food delivery is significantly more expensive than regular kibble, the health benefits are worth the cost.
Prices start at $3 a day, and you can save 50% on your first box of The Farmer's Dog food when you sign up. Product Embed: Product Name: The Farmer's Dog Meal Service Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e18999ef442315bb67eebb2&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%Table of Contents
When it comes time to feed your dog, you probably head to the pantry and open up a bag of dry kibble or a can of wet food. While there are plenty of high-quality commercial dog foods on the market, this type of food has its limitations.
The process through which traditional dog food is made often strips away the original nutritional integrity, and most brands design their foods to provide for only the most basic nutritional needs of dogs in certain life stages and different breed sizes.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I bought these kids' knives so my 6-year-old and I can spend time together in the kitchen — they're safe and easy for her to useI've worked in the coffee industry for nearly a decade and still recommend the Hario V60 pour-over dripper for anyone who wants to make delicious coffee easily at homeThe Laundress makes safe, eco-friendly laundry products for all types of fabrics — including ones that purport to be 'dry clean only'
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- Business Insider 00:15August 11, 2020The best grilling glovesHigh-quality barbecue gloves protect your hands from the heat when you're grilling while still giving you enough dexterity to handle tongs and knives. The Steven Raichlen Extra Long Suede Grill Gloves are our top pick because they are affordable, cover your arms up to the elbow, and are designed to last. Most of us learn at a fairly young age that grills are hot. Yet, we've all seen adults trying to position meats over a molten-hot grill without any protection.
]With this method, at best, you are forced to perform fast imprecise movements to avoid getting burned. At worst, you burn a few fingertips — I may or may not have personal experience with this. Wouldn't it just be easier to have a good pair of grill gloves on hand to improve your barbecue experience?
Grilling gloves are an affordable and important part of any home chef's grilling repertoire. They're made of many different materials and are relatively inexpensive, so frequent grillers might want to consider purchasing separate pairs for dry and wet use. We recommend a pair of all-silicone gloves if you plan on handling juicy meats directly or if you need protection from scalding liquids. Nomex or Kevlar with silicone grips are better for moving hot coals, grill grates, and other dry, hot items. Leather also works well for dry objects.
Here are the best BBQ grilling gloves: Best overall: Steven Raichlen Extra Long Suede Grill Gloves
Best for high heat: US Forge 400 Welding Gloves
Best waterproof grill gloves: Jolly Green Products Ekogrips BBQ Oven Gloves Prices and links are current as of 8/10/20. We still stand by most of our picks from this spring, but we've added US Forge 400 welding gloves as a high-heat pick, as they happen to be more both more protective and affordable than our previous recommendation. The best overall
Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue
If you are looking for affordable leather gloves for removing grill grates or moving other hot items, the Steven Raichlen Extra Long Suede Grill Gloves are your best bet.
Though the Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Extra Long Suede Grill Gloves are advertised as 18 inches long, our research found they were closer to 17.5 inches. Regardless, this should be enough length to protect your arms up to your elbow as you work over hot coals.
The gloves are rated safe up to 475 degrees Fahrenheit so they can handle high temperatures, making them perfect for working over most grills, moving hot grates, and tending to charcoal to prevent hotspots. To clean the gloves, you simply wipe them down with a damp cloth.
The suede leather gives the gloves superior protection and dexterity, though they only come in one size and tend to cater to those with large hands. If you have smaller hands, you may find you lose some dexterity due to the excess fabric.
Pros: 17.5 inches long, offers excellent dexterity
Cons: Not machine washable, may be too large for cooks with smaller hands
The best high-heat grilling gloves
If you're grilling over high heat, or you just want your barbecue guests to take you more seriously, try these long-cuffed US Forge 400 welding gloves — they're for welding, after all.
Welding gloves may not be your first thought for grilling gloves, but there's no reason they shouldn't be. Leather ones like these US Forge 400 welding gloves are 14 inches long and rated for about 932 degrees Fahrenheit (500 degrees Celsius) so they're more protective. They're also easier to clean than silicone ones, which can be extremely tough to degrease. Just wash them with soap and water and hang them too dry.
Don't get us wrong: You don't want to go sticking your hands into a heap of red-hot coals with these gloves. They will, however, manage heat better than the average grilling glove.
Made of top-grain leather, the US Forge 400 welding gloves on the thinner side (think light leather jacket), but they're insulated with a cotton liner that'll wick sweat away and also make them a little more comfortable while taking on the day's most crucial toil.
Like many, if not most grilling gloves, these only come in one size and run large, but still suffice better than oven mitts on most hands where dexterity is concerned.
Pros: Handle heat better than our other picks, more affordable than most grilling gloves
Cons: Maybe not quite as comfortable as our other recommendations, not as long as the Steven Raichlen pair
The best waterproof grill gloves
Jolly Green Products
If you are looking for an easy way to handle big, juicy slabs of meat on the grill, turn to the Jolly Green Products Ekogrips BBQ Oven Gloves.
While the other gloves on our list are leather or suede, the Ekogrips BBQ Oven Gloves are made entirely of silicone. This gives them the added benefit of being waterproof, which is important when grabbing juicy meats off the grill or handling scalding-hot liquids when canning.
The gloves are reinforced to be rip-resistant and they can withstand heats up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Because they're fully waterproof, you can also toss them in the dishwasher for a deep clean, which is especially useful if you're using them to handle raw meat. Plus, Jolly Green Products backs the Ekogrips with a hassle-free lifetime replacement policy.
Do keep in mind that grill grates, charcoal, and other metal grilling equipment can easily exceed the 425-degree temperature that these gloves are rated to, so these should be limited to handling food or making quick moves with hot items.
Pros: Waterproof, easy to clean, excellent gripping capabilities, lifetime replacement
Cons: Dexterity and comfort issues, not as heat resistant as our other picks
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best grill brush and cleaning toolsThe best baby carriersThe best eye creams and serums
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- Business Insider 00:01August 11, 2020Chase Sapphire Preferred review: One of the best rewards cards for beginners, with a sign-up bonus worth at least $750 toward travel Chase Sapphire Preferred
Review: Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred the right card for you?
With so many great rewards credit cards out there, picking the right one can be tough. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is a longtime favorite of travelers looking to earn rewards points redeemable for plane tickets, hotel nights, cruises, trains, and other travel adventures.
The Sapphire Preferred is one of the best travel cards with an annual fee under $100, and its sign-up bonus alone is worth at least seven years of annual fees, not taking into account other points you earn and other benefits. Even while travel is on hold due to the coronavirus, it's a valuable option for earning bonus rewards on dining and groceries, and you can use your points for groceries, home improvement purchases, and more.
Beyond its rewards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card comes with some of the best travel coverage available, including trip cancellation and interruption insurance and primary car rental insurance.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best credit cards of July 20208 credit cards that earn you bonus points or cash back on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime VideoThe Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve just added new options for using points to cover groceries, dining, and home improvementDON'T MISS: Preferred vs Reserve: How the Chase Sapphire credit cards stack up
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- Business Insider 00:01August 11, 2020Amex Blue Business Plus review: A great business credit card for earning travel points, with no annual fee The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American ExpressTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky
Review: Is the Blue Business Plus the best business credit card for you?
If you want a card that pays you back in valuable rewards points with no annual fee, The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express is a great choice. The card earns 2 American Express Membership Rewards points per dollar on all purchases up to $50,000 per calendar year and 1x point from there on. Even more, this card has benefits often reserved for just the elite tiers of travel rewards credit cards with high annual fees.
While the rewards and benefits don't stand up to the $595-per-year The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, the rewards and benefits are quite compelling for a card with no annual fee.
Bottom line: If you're looking for something with low costs, no hassles, and great travel rewards, the Blue Business Plus is an excellent card for your small business needs.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Everything you need to know about managing your credit cards and protecting your credit score during the COVID-19 pandemicAmex just added limited-time perks to its most popular cards, including bonus rewards for US supermarkets and credits for streaming servicesIn response to the coronavirus, credit card issuers like Amex and Capital One are letting customers skip payments without interest and more
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- Business Insider 23:59August 10, 2020The Ergodriven Topo standing desk mat isn't cheap at $99, but it really helps with sore feet and muscle fatigue Movement is an important part of the potential benefit of a standing desk, so a cushioned standing desk mat that encourages this is a smart investment.
The $99 Ergodriven Topo is the top pick in our guide to the best standing desk mats because it offers comfortable cushioning and features contours that are designed to get you moving.
I've been using this for several weeks and have found myself unconsciously moving around often, relieving my legs of fatigue
The original Ergodriven Topo costs $99 and there's a mini version that costs $69, both come in a choice of five colors to match your aesthetic.
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Standing desks have grown popular and many of us now spend at least some of our workday standing, rather than sitting, at our computers.
The problem with this is that it can lead to muscle fatigue, sore feet, and various aches and pains. Standing desk mats are designed to alleviate the fatigue by providing cushioning. Some mats, like the Ergodriven Topo, go a step further with contours that are designed to get you moving and working your muscles.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Casper updated its Original Mattress — I slept on it and it's just as pressure-relieving and heat-dissipating as the previous version, but less firmThe versatile Mockingbird stroller solves 3 major annoyances I've had with other strollersYeti's 2020 product lineup includes redesigned coolers, camp chairs, and day packs
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- Business Insider 23:26August 10, 2020The best online high-yield savings accounts of August 2020
The best online high-yield savings accounts right now Bank
Next Steps 1.05% APY
Discover Online Savings Account Ally High Yield Savings
Ally High Yield Savings Account Marcus High Yield Savings
Marcus by Goldman Sachs High Yield Online Savings Account 360 Performance Savings
Capital One 360 Performance Savings™ Varo Bank Savings Account
1.21% - 2.80%
Varo Bank Varo Bank Savings Account CIT Savings Builder
0.77% - 0.85% APY
CIT Bank Savings Builder High Yield Savings Account Vio High-Yield Savings
Vio Bank Online High-Yield Savings Account American Express® Personal Savings
American Express Personal Savings Chime
Chime Chime Savings Account *As of August 2020, the national average APY on savings accounts is 0.06% according to the FDIC.
Savings rates for the largest US banks Bank
Next Steps Citibank
0.04% - 1.20%
Citi Accelerate Savings Account Capital One
Capital One 360 Performance Savings™ PNC Bank
0.01% - 0.99%
PNC High Yield Savings℠ Account TD Bank
0.01% - 0.75%
TD Bank Savings Account Bank of America
0.01% - 0.06%
Bank of America Savings Account Chase Bank
0.01% - 0.05%
Chase Premier Savings℠ Account U.S. Bank
0.01% - 0.05%
US Bank Savings Account Charles Schwab Bank
Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Savings® Account Wells Fargo
0.01% - 0.04%
Wells Fargo Savings Account BB&T
BB&T Savings Account You really can't go wrong with a high-yield savings account. If you've decided to store your money in a high-yield account, where it's growing but still accessible, you're already doing better than the 75% of Americans who are leaving money on the table.
As more banks and financial companies crowd into the high-yield savings space, it has become an all-out battle to offer the best account features coupled with the highest interest rates — and that's great news for savers. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Here are the best money market accounts for August 202034 banks offering payment assistance for customers impacted by the coronavirus14 banks that may help with personal loan payments amid the coronavirus outbreak
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- Business Insider 21:36August 10, 2020Online banking platform Chime makes it easy to save automatically and provides your paycheck up to 2 days earlyChime bank; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider
Chime is an online banking platform that offers a checking account and high-yield savings account. You must have a checking account to qualify for a savings account.
The Chime Spending Account (Member FDIC) doesn't charge monthly fees, overdraft fees, or foreign transaction fees, but it does charge a $2.50 out-of-network ATM fee.
The Chime Savings Account (Member FDIC) provides two ways for you to save automatically: round up debit card purchases to the nearest dollar and move the spare change into savings, or set up a percentage of your paycheck to go into savings.
Chime doesn't offer joint accounts, so the platform is probably best for individuals or partners who want to have separate bank accounts.
See Business Insider's picks for the best high-yield savings accounts » Chime is an online banking platform powered by Stride Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC) and The Bancorp Bank (Member FDIC).
Its checking account is a worthwhile option for people who travel abroad frequently, because Chime doesn't charge foreign transaction fees. The savings account is a good account for people who want to set up automatic savings, because Chime offers more than one way to automatically save.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Upstart offers personal loans for professionals with limited credit history or low credit scoresThe average American savings balance by age, household size, and education level8 bank accounts that will process your paycheck up to 2 days faster with early direct deposit
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- Business Insider 20:50August 10, 2020What happens when you block someone on WhatsApp? Here's what you need to knowReuters When you block someone on WhatsApp, you no longer receive notifications, messages, calls, or status updates from them.
Someone you've blocked on WhatsApp won't be able to see when you were last online anymore and will be able to see that their messages were sent but never delivered.
There's no direct way for someone you've blocked to know you've blocked them.
You can unblock someone you've previously blocked on WhatsApp at any time.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WhatsApp is a popular alternative to common messaging apps like iMessage and Facebook Messenger. Many people use WhatsApp on their phones as their primary means of contact with others. It's a good option for texting and group chats if your friends don't all have the same kind of phone or they live overseas.
Of course, as with any app used for person-to-person interaction, sometimes it becomes necessary to block someone on WhatsApp. Whether you're getting calls or texts from numbers, you don't know, or you're being harassed by someone you do know, blocking is an easy way to cease contact stop without hassle or uncomfortable confrontation.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why American sunscreens may not be protecting you as much as European sunscreensSee Also:How to stop your Google Chrome browser from blocking downloads temporarily or permanently'How do you know if someone blocked you on Messenger?': Here's how to use the Facebook app's send and receive features to figure it outHow to block someone on YouTube so that they can't comment on your videosSEE ALSO: These budgets phones help you stay in touch for less
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- Business Insider 20:22August 10, 2020An early retiree who was stockpiling credit card points for the next market crash found the perfect way to use them during the pandemic: groceriesCourtesy of the Mad Fientist
Brandon, aka the "Mad Fientist," is a former software developer who achieved financial independence and retired at age 34.
On a recent episode of the Mad Fientist podcast, he discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has altered his approach to collecting points and miles.
Since travel isn't an option right now, he's started to cash in points from his Chase Sapphire Reserve® to pay for groceries.
This strategy saves him money on his monthly credit card bill, and he plans to use those extra funds to invest if the market decreases again.
See Business Insider's review of the Chase Sapphire Reserve » Four years ago, Brandon aka the "Mad Fientist" left his full-time job as a software developer and achieved financial independence.
On a recent episode of his podcast, he discussed some of the valuable lessons he's learned during his "fourth year of freedom." And it's been quite the year — most of his takeaways are related to the coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying market crash.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Swayze Valentine is the only female treating fighters' cuts and bruises inside the UFC octagonSee Also:Amex and Chase points are the two most valuable types of credit card rewards — we break down their biggest differencesPreferred versus Reserve: How to decide which Chase Sapphire credit card is right for youChase Sapphire Reserve card review: One of the best premium travel cards, with unbeatable bonus rewards
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