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The right and the wrong way to use a heating pad

Marsha Badger  |  April 18, 2024

Whether it's for back pain or stiffness, knowing how to use a heating pad the right way can ensure safety and better results.

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Foot peels: Experts weigh in on whether they’re safe

Brittany Anas  |  April 9, 2024

Have you seen those videos of people peeling the skin off their feet? We spoke to experts to find out if those feet peeling masks are safe.

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The best pill organizers, the easiest way to never miss a dose

Krissy Howard  |  April 1, 2024

From wooden, easy-open options to day and night options, these pill organizers will help keep you on top of your medications.

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19 gifts for people who love sleep more than life itself

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  February 26, 2024

If you know someone (or are someone) who can't wait to crawl back into bed at the end of the day, these sleep-themed gifts are must-buys.

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The best home gym equipment to invest in according to an expert

Krissy Howard  |  February 19, 2024

Want to start a home gym but worried about what's worth the money? Our expert weighs in on the best home gym equipment worth the cash.

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You can save $50 (or more) on Brooks running shoes right now

Marie Rossiter  |  February 9, 2024

Run, don't walk, to get Brooks running shoes and trail shoes in a variety of colors and styles at up to nearly half off at Zappos.

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Get up to 30% off Fitbits During the Amazon Winter Sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 12, 2024

Stay on track with your 2024 goals by adding a Fitbit tracker to your routine, and the best part is that they're on sale at Amazon.

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How to exercise on a budget in 2024

John Matarese  |  January 3, 2024

Getting into shape can be costly, with many gyms charging upwards of $100 a month. So, we found some of the best ways to exercise on a budget.

Nike’s early Black Friday deals include shoes starting at $29

Marie Rossiter  |  November 17, 2023

The early sale includes deals on men's, women's and kids' shoes, plus workout gear like fleece pullovers, tights and joggers.

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The 7 best pill cutters, the easiest way to split pills in half

Brittany Nims  |  November 6, 2023

The best and easiest-to-use gadgets and tools for splitting, cutting, grinding and crushing pills in halves and quarters.

These Under Armour tech tees are just $11 today

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 9, 2023

This Under Armour men's tee is more than half off in the royal blue color and discounted to $18 in other colors as well.

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This magnesium supplement is my go-to when I need to relax at bedtime

Emily O'Brien  |  October 7, 2023

If you need a little calm before bedtime to help you sleep — and would like to take advantage of the benefits of magnesium — try this.

Get this sonic electric toothbrush for less than $25

Marie Rossiter  |  September 14, 2023

If you're looking to try a sonic toothbrush that's easily rechargeable, this option on Amazon is just $22.99 and up right now.

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Earn a $5 in-store credit for getting your flu shot at Sam’s Club

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 6, 2023

Medical experts say its time to get your flu shot. If you have it done at Sam's Club, you can get a $5 credit good in the store.

10 products to give yourself an at-home spa day on a budget

Lauren Alexander  |  August 30, 2023

These 10 products will help pamper you from head to toe, giving you the spa day of your dreams at a fraction of the cost.

Amazon has a great deal on this heating pad

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  August 16, 2023

If you're looking for a new heating pad to help soothe any aches and pains, now is a great time to buy one, thanks to this Amazon deal.

Our favorite ‘headache hat’ is on sale for $29.95 right now

Marie Rossiter  |  July 27, 2023

If you suffer from migraines, you might want to hop on this deal right away. The TheraICE 'headache' hat could offer you relief!

Summer fitness: Is it time to get back to the gym?

John Matarese  |  July 3, 2023

Ready to get back into the gym and start working out after taking a break? Here's what to know before you sign up for a membership.

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Make easy DIY mosquito repellents using common household items

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  June 7, 2023

Here are a few options to chase away these biting bugs without introducing potentially harmful chemicals to your environment.

Is a wearable air purifier worth it? We tested one on spring allergies

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 11, 2023

This personal air purifier from the brand Kaltech can be worn around your neck and could be helpful for those who suffer from allergies.

This face massager can be a relaxing addition to your skincare routine

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 26, 2023

The Baloom Microcurrent Facial Massager uses microcurrents and a massage function, which are meant to contour, firm and rejuvenate the skin.

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What this personal air quality monitor tells you about your home’s air might surprise you

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 17, 2023

The air quality monitor observes CO2 levels, volatile organic compounds and other important air quality elements. It may actually be a lifesaving gadget for select few.

Baloom stretching massager mat

This stretching massager aims to give you a full-body stretch, like a yoga class

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 16, 2023

This mat does more than just massage you: its various settings provide full body stretches that most people only get from taking a yoga class

Adjust to daylight saving time with these expert-approved wake-up lights

Tricia Goss  |  March 9, 2023

The Sleep Foundation tested a number of wake-up lights that simulate the effect that daylight has on our circadian rhythm.

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6 exercises you can do at your desk

Tricia Goss  |  January 27, 2023

Working at a desk all day can adversely affect your overall health. For example, sitting for long periods can lead to weight gain and an increased risk of heart disease, as well as other cardiovascular problems, back and neck pain,…

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4 things your dentist wants you to know

Emily O'Brien  |  January 20, 2023

We’ve all heard the drill: brush and floss daily to keep your mouth healthy. But the truth is your mouth goes through a lot during each day, talking, smiling, eating and drinking — maybe even kissing. There’s more you should…

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How to Save Money on Home Workout Equipment and Gear

John Matarese  |  January 11, 2023

Do you have that “new year, new you” mentality right now? Many others do, too. If so, you might be considering new exercise equipment for your home. MORE: The best home gym equipment to invest in according to an expert But,…

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How to make skin redness less noticeable

Emily O'Brien  |  January 6, 2023

Once you identify the root cause of skin redness, you might be able to avoid the trigger altogether or quickly remedy it by simply keeping the best color-correcting palette handy, or taking another easy step.

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This weighted heating pad for neck and shoulders could become your new favorite

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 3, 2023

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you…

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Health Gadgets That Make Great Holiday Gifts

John Matarese  |  November 22, 2022

There are so many new gadgets out there to help you monitor your health. Some of them could make a great holiday gift for a family member. Most of us have all the TVs and Alexa devices we need, after…

This back-massaging cushion turns your couch, chair or floor into a massage chair

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 10, 2022

If you find the cost of multiple massages to be too much, you may want to look into purchasing a massage cushion.

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What is cold-pressed juice and is it better for you than regular juice?

Emily O'Brien  |  August 22, 2022

A glass of fresh cold-pressed juice can really hit the spot by quenching your thirst and satisfying your tastebuds. But have you ever wondered what “cold-pressed” actually means? Juice is jam-packed with all the good stuff: vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.…

Juicing at home is a snap with this powerful Breville juicer

Emily O'Brien  |  August 17, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Juicing lets…

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The best-selling Hydro Flask will keep you hydrated while you’re being active all day

Brittany Anas  |  August 15, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Drinking enough…

Partner snoring in bed

5 ways to help curb snoring

Kathleen St. John  |  July 13, 2022

When you’ve got a snorer in the family, nights can go from peaceful to problematic in minutes. If your partner starts sawing logs, you’re faced with a choice: Get them to stop (difficult), lie awake and suffer (infuriating) or give…

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The ultimate guide to an ergonomic work area

Emily O'Brien  |  June 27, 2022

An ergonomic workstation is one that supports your body in a neutral position, reducing the risk of discomfort or pain. If you’ve ever spent several days in a row slumping at your desk or craning your neck to view your…

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People who get sick on car rides say these anti-motion-sickness glasses can help

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 13, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Nothing ruins…

Hatch Restore sunrise alarm clock and sound machine

Hatch Restore is a sound machine, sunrise alarm and reading lamp in one

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 4, 2022

It's designed to help you fall asleep and then gently wake you up!

TheraICE gel headache hat

‘Headache hat’ promises relief from migraines, but does it work?

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 31, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website. If…

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Best Fitness Trampoline

Danielle Smyth  |  May 10, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you…

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Best Home Workout Equipment

Alicia Bodine  |  December 8, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.When exercising,…

Fitness products to help you stay in shape at home

Kate Streit  |  April 9, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.As people…

I wish I owned this $25 workout top from Amazon in every single color

Anna Weaver  |  February 11, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Since I’ve…

7 free workout apps to try this year

Marie Rossiter  |  January 14, 2020

Did you make a new year’s resolution that 2020 is finally going to be the year you get fit and healthy? Trying to figure out the best fitness routine can be overwhelming and it’s easy to get stuck before you…

6 Products That Will Help You Drink More Water

Carina Wolff  |  January 10, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Drinking water…

Why some women are getting unexpected bills after mammograms that are supposed to be free

Brittany Anas  |  November 20, 2019

Under the Affordable Care Act, mammograms for women age 40 and older are free, as the exams are considered preventative care. But women are often called back for further screening and many are surprised when they are billed hundreds of…

Here’s how you can get a month of free fitness classes from ClassPass

Marie Rossiter  |  September 6, 2019

Looking to work out more? Try out a ClassPass subscription for 30 days for free, during which you can take 4 fitness classes of your choice.

These Are The Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Brittany Anas  |  May 6, 2019

Carbon monoxide is known as a “silent killer” because it’s colorless, odorless and you can’t see it. When the poisonous gas is inhaled, it reduces the amount of oxygen blood can carry to vital organs — including the heart and…


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