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The Ultimate Guide To Black Friday 2021

It may not be Thanksgiving yet, but  Black Friday 2021  is officially here. Most major retailers from  Amazon  to  Walmart  to  Best Buy  to Target have all already kicked off their  Black Friday sales . Great deals are available now, and more great deals are coming weekly. If you’re looking to get your holiday shopping game plan together, you’ve come to the right place. Here is your guide to finding the best deals for Black Friday 2021. What you need to know about Black Friday 2021 Black Frid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, Facebook, Nordstrom, Shopping, Samsung, Walmart, Best Buy, Netflix, Port Of Los Angeles, Sony, Keurig, Better Business Bureau, Hdr


Early Black Friday Deals On Apple AirPods, Bose And Other Great Headphones And Earbuds

Thanks to all the  early Black Friday sales , there are many deals on different kinds of headphones and earbuds right now, including noise-canceling headphones, wireless headphones, in-ear headphones, over-ear headphones, earbuds, Apple AirPods and every headphone in between. But where should you start looking? Right now you can find deals on headphones at retailers such as Samsung,  Best Buy ,  Walmart  and  Amazon . But rather than sorting through pages and pages of tech, looking for something...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, Shopping, Samsung, Walmart, Best Buy, Headphones, Sony, Cbs, Earbuds, Bose, Essentials, Dolby Atmos, Jbl


The Ultimate Guide To Black Friday 2021

It may not be Thanksgiving yet, but  Black Friday 2021  is officially here. Most major retailers from  Amazon  to  Walmart  to  Best Buy  to Target have all already kicked off their  Black Friday sales . Great deals are available now, and more great deals are coming weekly. If you’re looking to get your holiday shopping game plan together, you’ve come to the right place. Here is your guide to finding the best deals for Black Friday 2021. What you need to know about Black Friday 2021 Black Frid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, Nordstrom, Shopping, Samsung, Walmart, Best Buy, Netflix, Port Of Los Angeles, Sony, Keurig, Hdr, Target, Alexa


Supply Chain Shortages: 10 Things You May Have Trouble Finding In The 2021 Holiday Season

This  2021 holiday season , there’s no shortage of warnings about, well,  shortages . With  several links  in the  supply chain  compromised, consumers are  advised by CEOs on down to shop early  for Christmas and the winter holidays — the better, it is said, to avoid being shut out of everything from tech to turkey. But what specifically should you be on the lookout for? Here’s an overview of 10 products and categories that are said to be feeling the effects of the domestic labor shortage, the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Asia, Nordstrom, Toys, Thanksgiving, Shopping, Microsoft, California, Ebay, Cbs News, Supply Chain, Nike, Walmart, Turkey


Alexa, What’s The Deal With The New Line Of Amazon Fire TVs?

From Amazon Prime to the Alexa virtual assistant, Amazon always seems to have something new when it comes to online shopping. In September 2021, Amazon made yet another huge introduction: its own proprietary line of Fire TV smart sets that integrate with their ever-growing suite of connected home tech (your move, Apple). Of course, Amazon has been selling TVs under the Fire TV moniker for years, running the Fire TV operating system on units manufactured by companies such as Insignia and Toshiba....
Tags: Amazon, Sponsored, Shopping, NFL, Cbs, Fire TV, Toshiba, Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, Omni, Essentials, Tcl, Amazon Prime Video, Dolby Vision HDR, Apple Of course Amazon, Cinderella LuLaRich


Early Black Friday Deals On The Hottest Toys And Toy Brands Of 2021

If you’re like the  holiday shoppers  captured by a 2021 RetailMeNot survey, toys are near the top of your list — and deals are at the very, very top. Fully 71 percent of those surveyed said deals and discounts were what they wanted to hear about from brands and retailers. So, have we got a story here for you. We’ve searched for and found early,  pre-Black Friday sales  on some of the top-selling toys this Christmas — hot-ticket items by  LOL Surprise , Lego, Nerf and more. A few of the discount...
Tags: Amazon, Black Friday, Shopping, Cdc, Walmart, Lego, Cbs, Essentials, Dee, Walmart Walmart, Amazon Star Wars, WowWee, Amazon These, Amazon Target, Palotix, Lulu Achoo


Great 2021 Advent Calendars For The Whole Family

A classic way to get in the Christmas spirit is to count down the days until the holiday with an advent calendar. Advent calendars were first printed in the early 20th century, and have evolved from daily reveals of pictures to more complicated and varied versions that contain small gifts such as candy, action figures, makeup and even treats for your dog. No matter your age or interests, there’s an advent calendar for you. There are advent calendars for Star Wars fans, cat lovers and even wine l...
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Here Are The Hottest Toys Of The 2021 Holiday Season, According To Amazon

Wondering what the hottest toys of the 2021 holiday season will be? Well, wonder no more. Every year, Amazon releases a list of what the company predicts will be the most sought after toys on the top of every kid’s list. The recently released 2021 Toys We Love List features kids’ favorites from L.O.L. Surprise! dolls to Nerf blasters to a very hungry Baby Yoda toy. “All of the items in Amazon’s 2021 Toys We Love List are selected by our in-house toy experts,” Anne Carrihill, Amazon’s director fo...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Shopping, Dart, Cdc, Ebay, Disney, UPS, Pokemon, Cbs, Disney Princess, Belle, Essentials, Osmo, Aurora, Dino


What To Buy From The Nordstrom Holiday Gift Guide: Our Top Picks

Nordstrom’s holiday gift guide is here, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Between  supply chain delays  and  port backlogs , this  holiday season  is expected to be a hectic one. It’s best to start your holiday wishlist shopping early this year to ensure you have the best chance of nabbing the hottest toys and gifts of 2021 before they sell out. From stocking stuffers to under-the-tree-worthy gifts, Nordstrom’s holiday gift guide has you covered with the best beauty, apparel, home good...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Holidays, Shopping, Walmart, Sony, Cbs, Fda, Ugg, Gucci, Essentials, BEIS, Hydro Flask, Voluspa, Le Labo


How To Watch TV For Free With A Digital TV Antenna

Fewer than half of Americans still watch TV through cable and satellite, according to a 2021 CBS News poll. But how are they still watching NFL football games, live events and more without paying for cable or satellite monthly? One answer is with a digital TV antenna. These affordable indoor antennas pull in over-the-air HDTV channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and PBS for free. Indoor TV antennas make a great backup to watch TV if a storm knocks out your cable or satellite. Before you invest in...
Tags: Shopping, Cbs News, NFL, Walmart, Miami, Cbs, Pbs, Essentials, Meg, CBS NBC ABC Fox, Digital TV Antenna, Walmart Reviewers


Funny Gifts For Dad And Mom Under $50

Mom and Dad may have it all, but their reaction to a funny gift this holiday season will be priceless. Because a good laugh should be affordable, CBS Essentials has found a handful of funny gifts under $50 perfect for Mom and Dad. (These items also double as good white elephant gifts for an upcoming holiday party.) Whether it’s a travel bidet or a silly card, these gifts from Uncommon Goods, Amazon and more will bring the laughs this holiday season. Bathtime Essentials wine holder Uncommon Go...
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Thoughtful Wedding Gifts For Every Budget, From $25 To $500

After a pandemic-induced lull on the wedding circuit, many couples are finally feeling safe enough to congregate with family and friends to celebrate their love. People in the business are calling it the “wedding boom.” The happy couple will walk away from the big day with many things: memories, a newly minted marriage and, traditionally, a haul of presents. But what does an out-of-practice wedding guest buy for brides and grooms in these unprecedented times? The couple’s wedding registry is oft...
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The Most Perfect Dog Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re looking to dress up the whole family,  Duke and Buddy  need  their own costumes . Whether your pup loves watching Disney or just wants to unleash her inner wild animal, the Halloween costumes ahead are dog-approved. Whether you’re snapping pics for Instagram or trying to win the office dog costume contest, these looks will turn heads.Below, CBS Essentials has curated the most perfect dog Halloween costumes from Amazon, Chewy, ShopDisney and mor...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Shopping, California, Cdc, Pets, Disney, UPS, Usps, Cbs, Duke, Tinker Bell, Essentials, Frisco, Disney Tinker Bell, Disney Pascal


Apple iPhone 13 Case Roundup: Where To Buy Cases For The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max And iPhone 13 Mini

With the new Apple iPhone 13 debuting Sept. 24, and available for  pre-order available now , it’s time to pick out a phone case to go along with your new phone, so you’ll be ready on day one. OtterBox, Casetify, Case-Mate and more trusted iPhone case brands already have cases available for the Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 mini. (Note: Some small design changes in the new models will render iPhone 12 cases incompatible.) Ahead, you’ll find seven cases at a varie...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Shopping, Cbs, Max, Essentials, Nomad, Poketo, Apple Macbook, Casetify, Rifle Paper Co, Casteify, Rifle Paper Co Garden Party Blue, Case Mate Karat Marble, Nomad Sport


Super Cute Disney Halloween Costumes For Kids

If your child’s answer to “What do you want to be for Halloween?” is Elsa, Spider-Man or Minnie Mouse, ShopDisney is a good place to start (and end) your search.  Disney’s  official retail site gets all the details right when it comes to Disney character Halloween costumes. Below, some of the cutest Disney character costumes for kids, all available in time for Halloween on Oct. 31. ‘Frozen’ Elsa Halloween costume ShopDisney “Frozen II” is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and c...
Tags: Elsa, Halloween, Shopping, Cdc, Disney, Cbs, Darth Vader, Anna, Essentials, Minnie Mouse, Minnie, Jasmine, Buzz Lightyear, Frozen Elsa, Elsa Halloween, Elsa Spider Man


These Splurge-Worthy Hoodies Will Ease You Into Fall With Style

Don’t keep stealing your significant other’s hoodies — it’s time to buy a comfy new one of your own this fall. Hoodie season is right around the corner, and with the athleisure trend still in full force, this transitional piece is as much of a wardrobe staple as ever. You can cozy up in the high-quality hoodies below for years to come. You’ll find these warm hoodies from Revolve, Asos and more are worth it to invest in. Veronica Beard Ursina hoodie Revolve This chic take on a hoodie from Ver...
Tags: Fall, Fashion, Shopping, Cdc, NFL, Cbs, Asos, Mount Everest, North Face, Essentials, Lululemon, Don, Abercrombie Fitch, ASOS ASOS, Faherty, Veronica Beard


The 25 Best Horror Movies, Ranked

Halloween means Halloween movies — and for some, Halloween movies most definitely means horror movies. To help you make the most of the fall season, we’ve put together a countdown of the 25 best horror movies of all time, from “Psycho” to “A Quiet Place.” The list is based on horror rankings from the movie-review aggregate site Metacritic. Movies are ordered from good to excellent — there are no bad horror movies on this list. Most ties were broken by looking at the total number of reviews that ...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Hbo, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lionsgate, Amc, Tim Burton, NFL, Los Angeles, Iran, Netflix, Atlantic, Robert Pattinson, Stephen Sondheim, Donald Sutherland


32 Degrees And More Base Layer Brands That Are Warm And Affordable

Wherever your outdoor adventures take you this fall or winter, from skiing to hiking, you’ll want to wear a base layer to wear beneath your snow pants and heavy coats. Base layer clothing fits snugly to allow for easy layering. Base layers include long-sleeve tops, leggings and more. They are usually sweat-wicking, keeping you dry and warm during physical activity. The brand 32 Degrees is popular for its uber-affordable base layers, but there are other warm and cost-effective options available t...
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Amazing Marvel Costumes For Kids

If all your little superhero fan wants is to dress up as a  Marvel  character this Halloween, ShopDisney’s costumes get all the details right. Whether they want to be Captain Marvel or Spider-Man, consider these officially licensed options from ShopDisney ahead. Below are some amazing  Marvel  Halloween costumes for kids. Plus, get 20% off select costume and costume accessory orders of $75 or more now when you use the code SPOOKY at checkout. Captain Marvel costume ShopDisney Go higher, furt...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Marvel, NFL, America, Sony, Hasbro, Cbs, Black Widow, Paramount, Essentials, Challa, Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Natasha Romanoff, Shang Chi


Wireless Earbuds For Any Budget: Apple AirPods Pro, Bose QuietComfort, Echo Buds And More

From the trendy Apple AirPods to the high-end Bose SoundSport Wireless, there’s no shortage of wireless earbud models, all with wildly different prices. Is a $200 pair of earbuds really that much better than a $50 pair? How can you tell them apart? And how, exactly, are you supposed to pick between them while shopping online? Here are the important factors to consider when buying wireless earbuds. First, consider how you’ll use the earbuds. Are you planning on taking them on your daily train or ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Shopping, Siri, Sony, Cbs, Bose, Anker, Alexa, Essentials, Amazon Apple, Amazon First, Amazon Trendy, Amazon Echo Buds, Enter Amazon, Zak Awry


Meat Thermometers, Torches And Other Great Grill Accessories On Amazon Under $50

Summer might be the traditional grilling season, but fall, with its bountiful vegetable harvest and pleasant temperatures can be an equally enjoyable time to cook up a meal in the great outdoors. Grilled carrots, anyone? So keep those tongs handy and head outside to grill up some burgers, chicken or veggies.If your grill gadgets are looking a little worn, it may be time to pick up a few new items to take your grilling game to the next level.This roundup of highly rated grilling gadgets, tools an...
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10 Great Last Minute Back To School Deals On Amazon You Can Get Right Now

Back-to-school season is here, and it’s time to stock up on supplies. Whether kids are heading back to  elementary school  or college, there are all kinds of last minute back-to-school deals worth checking out on Amazon, like discounts on clothing, backpacks and more. Don’t forget to seek out deals on some of Amazon’s most kid-loved tech, too, such as the Apple AirPods Pro and the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro. Here are 10 family-friendly deals on Amazon, just in time for back to school. Echo Show 5 ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Cdc, Back To School, Chromebook, Schools, Sony, Cbs, Chromebooks, Alexa, Essentials, Pentel, Don, Texas Instruments TI, Amazon Kids, Lenovo Chromebook Flex


10 Fun Amazon Buys Under $20 To Brighten Your Day

If you’ve been feeling like you’re going through a particularly rough time lately, you’re not alone. Bad days happen to the best of us, and you can’t always control the circumstances surrounding them. Whether it’s stress from  work ,  school  or perhaps all of the  major changes   the country is collectively experiencing , sometimes it can be easier to focus on the small details that are within our control. There’s no one single secret to happiness, but a little bit of low-budget retail therapy ...
Tags: Amazon, Cdc, NFL, Nasa, Cbs, Essentials, Apple Macbook, Don, Brown, Kasa, Amazon Each, Running Press, Kasa Smart, JOYIN, Alyen, Fun Amazon


7 Great Coffee Table Options That Look Cool In Any Room

Coffee tables — or cocktail tables, depending on your favorite beverage — can do so much more than just hold drinks. They can be a statement piece in your  living room  if you opt for the right look. Whether they have an eye-catching shape or are made from an unusual material, there are coffee table and cocktail table options available at any price point. You can up the “wow “factor of your new furniture by adding décor accents, from trays to coffee table books. Here are eight cool coffee tables...
Tags: Amazon, Home Decor, Cdc, Georgia, Furniture, Dartmouth, Cbs, Lulu, Essentials, Home Goods, Apple Macbook, Soho, Sara, Wayfair, Gloria, Danielle


13 Perfect Summer Beach Reads For 2021

Summer’s here — and so is the summer beach read. With the extra time on hand, there’s nothing better than picking out a new book to escape into. What makes a great beach read? If summer is about getting away from it all, then the summer beach read is about helping take you there. The perfect beach read is an easy page-turner that still has substance. Vacation is the perfect time to contemplate, after all. Culled largely from the ranks of Amazon’s best-selling books, these 13 recommended beach ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Books, Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon, Washington Post, Cdc, Kindle, New York City, America, Julia Roberts, New York Times, Vogue, Nintendo, Roku, Cbs


9 Super Comfy Ergonomic Office Chairs for Your Home Office

Whether you have a designated home office or a makeshift space at the dining room table, investing in an ergonomic office chair can make a big difference. The United States Department of Labor says that poor ergonomics, which includes how you sit, can cause a variety of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) including carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle strains and low back injuries. An ergonomic chair can better position your body at your desk, table or countertop. It prevents poor posture. One review of ...
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6 Ice Cream Makers And Homemade Recipe Ideas For Sweet Frosty Treats

Summer 2021 might be winding down, but, frankly, it’s never the wrong season for ice cream. With an ice cream maker in your home, the only thing standing between you and a cool, fresh treat is the press of a button or a little bit of elbow grease. You don’t have to put on a jacket or drive anywhere to fill your cone — and your heart — with your favorite dessert. With the right ingredients and a little creativity, you can make an ice cream treat tastier and healthier than anything you’ll find in ...
Tags: Amazon, Home, Cuisinart, Ice Cream, Cbs, Kitchenaid, Essentials, Julie, Yonanas, Elite Gourmet, Whynter, Cuisinart electric, Brown Eyed Baker Cuisinart electric, New York Times Cooking Whynter


Where To Buy Face Masks Online After CDC Updates COVID Delta Variant Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  recently recommended  that fully vaccinated Americans in parts of the country with “substantial or high transmission” of COVID-19 should return to wearing face masks indoors, and in some places such as Los Angeles,  wearing masks indoors is again mandatory . The CDC also stated that masks should be required of everyone inside K-12 schools, and cited new data on  the highly contagious Delta variant  for both of these new guidelines. These updates me...
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The Right Humidifier For Any Home

Humidity can majorly impact health and well-being. If your home doesn’t have sufficient humidity, it can aggravate respiratory issues and dry out your skin. In the event of an excess, you run the risk of promoting the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and even insects, such as house dust mites, all of which thrive in damp, warm environments. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30 to 50 percent. Unless your house is already equipped with ...
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15 Clothing Items You Need for College

Everything you won't be able to live without.
Tags: Shopping, College, Essentials, Packing, College Tips, College Fashion