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Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Rothco Military Trauma Kit
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Forget cheap drugstore first aid kits. Be prepared for anything with this military-grade pack, which comes packed with useful emergency medical items, from bandages and splints to a stethoscope, scalpel, blood pressure cuff, burn dressings, and much more.

mDiet Personal Meal Planning App

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Improve your eating habits and health with Dietmaster’s meal planning app. mDiet provides access to numerous meal plans and grocery lists created by professional nutritionists and clinical experts. It can also track your caloric intake, progress against goals, and more. Grab a deal on a 5-year subscription in The Awesomer Shop.

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Power Plate Pulse Massage Gun

Power Plate Pulse Massage Gun
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Power Plate Pulse is a deep-tissue massage gun that packs a punch. With six vibration intensity levels, a 6-hour battery life, and six attachments, it optimizes muscle prep, stimulates blood flow, speeds recovery, and reduces germs with an antimicrobial coating. It’s lighter than its predecessor and quieter than most.

Should You Really Count Calories?

Should You Really Count Calories?

When it comes to watching our diet, counting calories is one of the most common methods of tracking food intake. AsapSCIENCE explains how the nutritional composition of foods, our individual metabolisms, genetics, and microbiomes affect how we process food, impacting our health far more than calories alone.

Evertone Prosage Thermo Copper Massager

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Warm up your muscles, work out their kinks, and stimulate blood flow with this thermal percussive massager. It includes eight massage heads to target different areas. It has cold and hot massage heads, microcurrent pads, a copper head, and an extension wand for hard-to-reach spots. Save 28% in The Awesomer Shop.

Three Spirit Elixirs

Three Spirit Elixirs
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Feeling good without feeling tipsy is the aim of alcohol-free Three Spirit. Nightcap, Livener, and Social Elixir botanical drinks are designed to reduce stress, improve mood, and make imbibers feel more social. Ingredients like cacao, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and green tea come from plants used in remedies for centuries.

How the Immune System (Really) Works

How the Immune System (Really) Works

Kurzgesagt provides a layperson’s explanation of human immunity, the amazing and complex system that helps keep us alive – and sometimes needs a little help to build a memory against disease. Be sure to check out Kursgesagt’s new book Immune for more on the topic, and keep your eyes peeled for episode 2.

Dash Compact Cold-Press Power Juicer

Dash Compact Cold-Press Power Juicer
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The easy-to-use Dash Compact Cold-Press Power Juicer makes great juices without taking up a ton of space. Just feed fruit into the chute, and it separates pulp from juice to retain nutrients while oxidizing ingredients more slowly than regular juicers, so drinks (including fresh almond and cashew milk!) stay fresh longer.

How Adhesive Bandages are Made

How Adhesive Bandages are Made

Next time you get a cut and slap a bandage on it, remember this factory video in appreciation of all the engineering and operational complexity that goes into producing that little thing you stuck on your skin. There’s something incredibly satisfying about watching all of those roller machines running.

Re-Athelete AIR-C + HEAT Leg Massager

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Whether you’re an athlete or just spend lots of time standing, your legs are bound to be sore at the end of the day. This therapeutic leg massager system uses a combination of air compression and heat to help relieve pain, increase blood flow, and decrease inflammation in your thighs, calves, and feet.

The Science of Pain

The Science of Pain

Few things in life are worse than suffering from severe pain. But as this clip from TED-Ed points out, our sense of pain can act in some truly mysterious ways, sometimes even triggering solely from thinking that we’ve been injured.

The Zōk Relief Device

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Those of us who suffer from migraines and other headaches are willing to try just about anything when the pain kicks in. The makers of the Zōk say their device provides relief by stimulating the tympanic membrane and various nerves, quickly relieving pressure and tension. Save 42% in The Awesomer Shop.

Oakley MSK3 Face Mask

Oakley MSK3 Face Mask

Wearing a face mask with eyeglasses can be a pain. They rarely sit properly, and their lenses often fog up. Oakley’s spendy but innovative mask solves these problems with an eyewear channel, and a form-fitting silicone outer gasket for a tight seal. The mask takes replaceable filters, including N95 and dust/particle versions.

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IGGI Portion Control Bowl

IGGI Portion Control Bowl

An essential part of weight loss and healthy living is portion control. The wooden IGGI bowl helps you manage portion sizes in two ways: by tricking your brain into thinking there’s more food in the bowl than there is, and by dividing up items into well-balanced portions. It’s designed to make meals between 400 and 600 calories.

SPADE Smart Ear Wax Remover

Ear wax is gross. And trying to clean it with cotton swabs generally pushes it further in. The SPADE ear cleaning tool scoops out the nasty stuff, and has a tiny camera and LED lights at its tip so you can safely guide it into your ear with a view on your smartphone. Save an extra $13 at checkout with code CLEAN13.

Square Breathing

Square Breathing

TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin is known as much for his soothing voice as he is for his crafting skills. He also posted a short video to help you manage your anxiety through a simple and methodical breathing technique. Memorize and use it any time you’re feeling stressed. (Thanks Rob!)

If You Only Ate Sugar

If You Only Ate Sugar

Even if you have a serious sweet tooth, you can’t really subsist on sugar. What If explores what might happen to your body and mind if you tried to survive for a month, dining entirely on sugar. While sugar provides energy, the lack of protein and other nutritional essentials would almost certainly do you in.

The Most Painful Things

The Most Painful Things

If you think that hangnail you got pulling off your socks hurt, The Infographics Show is here to remind us of some of the more painful sensations that humans can endure. The thought that the worse the burn, the less it hurts gives us no comfort.

Why You Never Want to Swallow a Toothpick

Why You Never Want to Swallow a Toothpick

You would think swallowing a wooden toothpick by accident might be uncomfortable. As Brew explains, that sliver of sharpened wood can be far more devastating to your body than you might have thought. At best, it can cause chronic pain, and at worst, you’re looking at a blood infection and organ damage.

Super Slow-mo Talking, Coughing, and Sneezing

Super Slow-mo Talking, Coughing, and Sneezing

If you still have any doubts about the benefits of wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, this video from The Slow-Mo Guys and special guest Dr. Anthony Fauci should set you straight. The number of droplets that go flying when speaking without a mask on is particularly illuminating.

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Amazon Halo Band

Amazon Halo Band

Rather than focusing strictly on activity, Amazon’s Halo smart band works with a mobile app to also measure sleep trends, body composition, and even the tone of your voice to monitor your expression. It requires a subscription at $3.99 per month but includes 6 mo. free. A variety of optional bands are also available.

Fusion X Heated Massage Gun

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Work out muscle kinks with this cordless percussion massage gun. It offers five different speed settings (from 1600 to 3200 percussions per minute) and comes with five massage heads (including a heated one) to target aches and pains, improve blood flow, and break up knots. Use code FUSION20 at checkout for an extra $20 off.

AURA Band Fitness Tracker

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Other fitness trackers simply track steps and movement, but the AURA band can also measure your body composition, using bioimpedance sensor tech. It can provide data on fat, muscle, and bone percentages, as well as help to track hydration, and they more typical calorie, step, and heart rate data.

Spirgrips Plus

Spirgrips Plus

Developed by a physical therapist and bike enthusiast, these unique handlebar grips are designed to improve ergonomics and comfort by rotating your hands into a more natural position when riding. They also help to reduce vibrations. Available in composite or carbon fiber materials.

STOGO All-Day Antimicrobial Gloves

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These days, it’s more important than ever to keep your hands clean and avoid contact with surfaces that others might have touched. STOGO’s all-day gloves not only protect your hands, their fabric kills 99% of bacteria and germs in less than 2 hours. They also have conductive index and thumb tips for touchscreen devices.

The Mask Shooter

The Mask Shooter

Despite the science that proves that wearing masks can dramatically reduce transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses, some people are still refusing to wear them. To solve this problem, engineer Allen Pan decided to build a device that can pneumatically launch a mask onto someone else’s face from a distance.

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