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The 4 best resistance bands for building strength and muscle rehabilitation

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Resistance bands are as effective as free weights at building muscle and strength. The best resistance bands won't snap, roll, or irritate your skin, and come as a set for more choices. Our top pick, TheraBands, are latex-free, highly versatile, and won't snap over time. Resistance bands are an incredibly diverse and affordable addition to your home gym set-up. They can be used therapeutically for muscle rehab and stability training, or in...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Fitness, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Exercise, Black, Ray, Workout, Barre, Portland OR, Workout Gear, Nadia Murdock, Lulu Chang, Insider Picks


The 5 best jump ropes of 2021 for an effective cardio workout

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Jumping rope is one of the best cardio exercises you can do at home, practically for free. The best jump ropes are durable and adjustable in length and may also come with extra ropes or handles. Our top pick is Crossrope's Get Lean; it comes with multiple weighted ropes, swappable handles, and its own workout app. Most of us associate jumping rope with days on the playground but for the everyday athlete, it's one of the best cardiovascular ...
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The 8 best cookie cutter sets to buy in 2021 for Christmas, Hanukkah, and all occasions

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Easily transform a basic sugar cookie or gingerbread dough into exciting shapes with cookie cutters. You can get any shape from precisely measured biscuit cutters to jumping reindeer and Christmas trees.  We found the 8 best cookie cutter sets for home bakers to use during the holiday season and beyond. Cookie cutters can make the most basic dough exciting. They provide a clean-cut canvas for decorating or building festive scenes, and if you're...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Kitchen, Holidays, Trends, Features, David, Williams, Buying Guide, Cookies, Baking, Kitchen Tools, Valentine, Wilton, Kitchen Accessories, Ann Clark


The 13 best places to buy furniture online, for every style and every budget

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Pottery Barn Plenty of furniture stores offer online shopping. With so many options, we rounded up a list of the best furniture stores for a range of shoppers. Some of our picks include Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Ballard Designs, One Kings Lane, and more. Shopping for furniture can be difficult. With possible shipping delays, shortages, and other factors, it's n...
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The 8 best laptops in 2021 for work, entertainment, and gaming

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Lenovo; Apple; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Dell's XPS 13 still balances performance, power, and portability better than any other laptop. But the MacBook Air is the best choice for Apple loyalists.  Check out our guide to the best cheap laptops of 2021 for more buying advice. A great laptop is essential for studying, working, and gaming. We've checked and double-checked our picks for the holiday shopping season to ensure they're up...
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The 4 best down pillows in 2021 for side and back sleepers

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Connie Chen/Insider Down is a great material for pillows because it's soft and conforms well to your head. Brooklinen's Down Pillow is best for most people. It's comfortable and supportive, however you sleep. We also tested down pillows for specific positions like side and back sleepers. Find out more about how Insider Reviews tests and reviews home ...
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The 4 best comforters we tested in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Connie Chen/Insider A comforter should be soft and breathable, making you feel like you're wrapped in a warm cloud. Brooklinen's All-Season Down Comforter is best for most people and seasons. With a 700 fill power, it's very airy, fluffy, and compressible. The sateen shell is soft and quiet. Find out more about how Insider Reviews tests and reviews h...
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The 5 best roach killers in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Target; Amazon; Home Depot; Alyssa Powell/Insider Cockroaches can be a relentless problem, but we interviewed experts to find the best solutions. The best overall option is Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer, which is effective for several months. Read more about how we research and test home products and services at Insider Reviews. No matter how hard you try, yo...
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The 5 best pre-lit artificial Christmas trees in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Balsam Hill Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees come in an array of sizes, colors, themes, and levels of quality. We found pre-lit artificial Christmas trees that are realistic and can be shipped to your door. Our top choice is the Balsam Hill Classic Blue Spruce Pre-Lit LED Artificial Tree. Growing up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Christmas tree ca...
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The best gaming keyboards for every budget in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Gaming keyboards can make or break your game, so we rounded up the best for you to choose from. The best gaming keyboard overall is the Corsair K100 RGB, combining sheer performance with a deep feature set. We've picked out the best mechanical, optical, and mini keyboards too, meeting every PC gamer's need. Choosing an excel...
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The best home gym machines and equipment for your garage or living room in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. ProForm; Amazon; Everlast; Alyssa Powell/Insider Working out at home can be just as effective as going to the gym — but you need the right equipment to do it. When outfitting a home gym, consider how much space you have and the kinds of workouts you plan on doing. Below are 10 of our favorite pieces of home gym equipment including dumbbells, exercise machines, and resistance bands. Working out at home is more popular now than ever, and it's ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Fitness, Trends, Walmart, Best, Features, Chile, Buying Guide, Everlast, Workout, American Council, ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine, Peloton, Home Gym


The 4 best Apple MacBook laptops in 2021 for work, general use, and students

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The MacBook Air is still the best MacBook overall, thanks to its power and portability. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now has 14- and- 16-inch versions in 2021, but we have yet to test them. Apple's MacBooks no longer use Intel processor, now with its M1 line including Pro and Max variants. The best MacBook should offer the right level of performance, long battery life, and a comfortable keyboard and trackpad at a r...
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The best toasters we tested in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Caitlin Petreycik/Insider A good toaster should toast bread evenly and consistently, and each slot should perform equally well. Ideally, it should also accommodate bagels, and English muffins should be easy to retrieve. Find out more about how Insider Reviews tests and reviews kitchen products. Above all, a good toaster should be able to handle one task and handle it well: brown bread evenly and consistently across every slot. Beyond that, the b...
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The 5 best cookware sets in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. All-Clad; Tramontina; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Cookware sets are an efficient way to equip your kitchen with all the basics. We evaluated the pros and cons of each set so you can find one that suits your needs and budget. The best cookware set overall is the Tramontina Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Set because its pieces are practical and durable. Purchasing a cookware set can be overwhelming, no matter how confident you are in the kitchen. The v...
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The 5 best snowblowers in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Toro A good snowblower should efficiently clear snow, be easy to operate, and last through many winters. Our top choice is Toro's 37798 because of its quality construction and 24-inch clearing width. If you're not quite ready to buy a snowblower, check out our guide to the best snow shovels. Learn more about how Insider Reviews tests and researches home products. When winter is in full swing and snowstorms are frequent, it's time to ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Outdoors, Winter, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Honda, Palma, Joe, Toro, Snow Blower, Ryobi, Northern Tool, Insider Picks Guides


The best home security systems of 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Smart-home gadgets are affordable and easy to use, making DIY home security an option. Simplisafe is the best home security system you can set up on your own. You can also check out our guide to the best home security cameras. Home security systems were once pricey, requiring professional installation and monitoring. In 2021, they are relatively accessible. You can install and monitor many of them yourself and boost their usefulness by incorporatin...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Security, Home, Trends, Tech, Features, Buying Guide, Smart Home, Home Security, Zigbee, Alexa, Honeywell, IOTA


The 5 best stand mixers you can buy in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. The best stand mixers make baking bread, cakes, cookies, pies, and more an enjoyable endeavor. The best stand mixer is the KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield. The iconic KitchenAid has a powerful motor and available attachments like a spiralizer and pasta press. Homemade baked goods bring families together. The smell of bread, cake, or cookies baking often punctuates our fondest childhood memories. And, the companion of a...
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The 3 best waffle makers we tested in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Waffles make breakfast feel special, whether they're thin, crispy American-style ones or fluffy Belgian ones. We tested six waffle makers and made over 40 waffles to find the best waffle maker out there. The best waffle maker is the Cuisinart Classic Round Waffle Maker for its even browning and intuitive controls. As Daniel Shumski, the author of "Will it Waffle," said, "There is something inherently whimsical and fun about waffles." They'r...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Trends, Features, Breakfast, Buying Guide, Belgium, Portland Oregon, Kitchenaid, Solomon, Hamilton Beach, Liege, Melissa Clark, Waffle, Breville, Daniel Shumski


The 6 best BBQ smokers in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Owen Burke/Insider A smoker is a great way to preserve food and spend some quality time outdoors. Traeger's Pro 575 Pellet Grill is best for thanks to its temperature retention and ease of use. Read about how we test kitchen products at Insider Reviews. Smoking food is a great way to impart flavor, but also preserve food for longer, extending the refrigerator life of smoked seafood and meat anywhere from a few days to a few weeks (and months...
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The 5 best over-ear headphones in 2021 for detailed, spacious sound

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Mark Knapp/Insider The best over-ear headphones emphasize audio performance and match it with comfort. A quality pair should be well built and provide a detailed listening experience. The Monoprice Monolith M570 headphones do just that while delivering fantastic value for the money. Earbuds are a good fit when you need compact headphones for listening on the go,...
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The 4 best drip coffee makers for a perfect cup of coffee in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Dylan Ettinger/Business Insider There are many excellent choices for high-quality electric coffee makers on the market today. Using my decade of coffee industry experience, I tested 8 machines to determine which performed best. Café Specialty's Drip Coffee Maker produced the best-tasting coffee and is easy to use. Electric drip coffee makers provide the quickest, easiest way to brew coffee. But can a coffee maker help you achieve the same gr...
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The 4 best Bluetooth speakers of 2021 for listening to music outside and around the house

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. The Sonos Move is our top pick thanks to quality sound, reliable smart features, and good battery life. Read more about why you can trust our tech team to provide the best product recommendations. A great listening experience for all your favorite music services shouldn't be limited by p...
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The 6 best coffee grinders we tested for making a perfect cup of Joe at home

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Whether you're making espresso, French press, or drip coffee, a good coffee grinder is key. Baratza's Encore is best for most because it has 40 different settings and offers good consistency. Read about how we test kitchen products at Insider Reviews. Whether you brew your coffee with a French press, pour-over setup, or espresso maker, the key to getting the perfect cup lies in the quality and consistency of the grounds. In other words, yo...
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We tested 9 popular bread machines — these are the 3 best ones you can buy in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Caitlin Petreycik/Insider A bread machine is a valuable kitchen tool if you enjoy making bread at home. Most bread makers require quick prep work and take about three to four hours to make the bread. We tested nine machines, and the Zojirushi Virtuoso Plus is our top pick. While I like the concept of making bread entirely from scratch, the lag time is significant between realizing that warm carbs are what's missing in my life and actually ho...
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The 6 best treadmills of 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Treadmills offer an excellent way to maintain routine cardio exercise and keep fit.  The most important qualities to look for in a treadmill are its power, reliability, and run comfort. Our top pick is the ProForm Pro 2000; it features iFit workouts, has a cushioned tread, and folds up for easy storage. Few exercise machines endure the changing landscape of at-home fitness like the treadmill. Not only do they work well for anyone maintaining cardio...
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The best subscription boxes for food, drink, style, beauty, and hobbies in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Birchbox Subscription box services are great for anything you love to receive on a regular basis. They can help you discover new products, develop your hobbies, or add convenience to your life. These boxes are great gifts, but if you're looking for other ideas, check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. By now, the subscription c...
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The 5 best sets of dumbbells in 2021 for strength training

Powerblock Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Dumbbells are an effective fitness tool for anyone looking to build and maintain strength. The best vary in style, with some allowing for quick weight adjustments while others are compact for easy storage. Our top pick is Powerblock's dumbbells; they can replace 28 pairs of weights and easily adjust from 5 to 90 pounds.  Dumbells are among the most common and sought-after pieces of workout equipment, no matter if you're at a gym or workou...
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The 4 best Amazon Echo smart speakers and smart displays of 2021

Amazon's Echo devices combine reliable Alexa capabilities and easy-to-use smart-home features. The fourth-generation Echo is Amazon's best smart speaker, with good audio quality and a modern design. Read more about why you can trust our tech team to recommend the best products. Echo devices vary in size and price, but all have built-in support for Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant. Alexa's capabilities have significantly improved since its debut. You can ask Alexa questions, set...
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The 7 best rice cookers we tested in 2021

Su-Jit Lin/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky I researched 30 and tested 15 rice cookers to find the seven best. A lesser-known product by Yum Asia delivered flawless results across all four tests, besting well-loved brands. Read more about how the Insider Reviews team tests kitchen products.  If you've ever tasted "plain" rice and thought it was boring, I have a revelation for you: it may not be the rice. It might just be how you cooked it. Rice a staple food for countless cultu...
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The best smartphone chargers

Satechi; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Not all phones come with chargers anymore, and when they do, they're rarely the fastest chargers out there. It's worth upgrading your phone chargers to get the fastest and most convenient charging. As for the best smartphone charger, we recommend the Anker PowerPort III Nano. More and more phones are shipping without chargers, and it seems to be the new norm for the foreseeable future. That leaves you to use wh...
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