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3 Best Smart Scales (2024): Luxe, Budget, and All App-Connected

3 Best Smart Scales (2024): Luxe, Budget, and All App-Connected

The humble bathroom scale has long been overdue to learn some new tricks. After all, who needs to devote precious real estate to a device whose purpose is merely to tell you your weight? The “smart scale” category sprung to life in the early days of the internet of things, but early models weren’t always the best, hampered by connectivity issues and general usability problems. As such, the category has largely stagnated; only a handful of companies are now making the devices, and some haven’t updated their product line in years. Only recently has that started to change, as newer, faster, and all-around better products have begun to hit the market again. Not only can newer smart scales track a bevy of health metrics for multiple members of your household via sophisticated mobile apps, but they’ve also ironed out all the kinks, so it’s easier than ever to track your weight. Just how smart can a scale be? And which should you buy? If an accurate weight is what’s most important to you, don’t sweat …

7 Best Portable Power Stations (2024): Power Capacity, Luxe, Budget, and More

7 Best Portable Power Stations (2024): Power Capacity, Luxe, Budget, and More

We have a few tips and pointers on what to think about before you shop for a portable power station. Price: Portable power stations can be very expensive, but discounts, sales, and deals are common. If you can afford to wait, you can very likely get your chosen power station for less. Capacity: Figure out how much power you need. The capacity is listed in watt-hours (Wh) or sometimes kilowatt-hours (kWh). If you think about the devices you want to run from it and how long you need to run them, you can start to calculate the capacity you need. Manufacturers will often display stuff like 12 hours of TV or 30 minutes of electric chain saw use, but consider that not all TVs draw the same amount of power. You must calculate how much the gadgets you own actually use. Portability: The term “portable” is stretching it sometimes. Batteries are heavy. The larger-capacity power stations are typically on wheels and have telescopic handles, and they are still tough to cart around. If you’re looking …

3 Best Cold-Plunge Tubs (2024): Luxe, Budget, and Advice

3 Best Cold-Plunge Tubs (2024): Luxe, Budget, and Advice

I feel like it reduces puffiness. After an ice bath, my body tingles and I feel less bloated, like it has reduced inflammation. It’s great for when I wake up feeling a bit groggy. I make better choices. While I haven’t lost any weight ice bathing, and I’ve not noticed an improvement in my sleep, I’m more aware of my general health and well-being and have been making healthier choices. How to Get Started While social media loves to play up the positives, cold-water therapy, ice bathing, plunging, and open-water swimming should be approached with caution. The American Heart Association has warned that shocking the body with cold water could do more harm than good, while the British Heart Foundation recommends that people with heart conditions seek medical advice before plunging into icy waters. Be sure to consult your doctor before you embark on any kind of cold-water therapy, particularly if you have a heart condition. Children under 18 should also avoid ice bathing. Once you’re deemed fit enough, trying cold water therapy at home …

Law & Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay shares envy-inducing swimsuit photo from luxe vacation: ‘Grateful’

Law & Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay shares envy-inducing swimsuit photo from luxe vacation: ‘Grateful’

Mariska Hargitay is enjoying some very well-deserved rest and relaxation, and sharing a glimpse of it with fans! It appears the Law & Order: SVU actress couldn’t wait until the weather in New York City warmed up a bit, and jetted off somewhere with warmer temperatures and envy-inducing views. As she continued to enjoy her getaway over the weekend, Mariska took a moment to share a glimpse with fans that made their jaws drop. You may also likeWATCH: Mariska Hargitay talks 25 years of Law & Order: SVU In the impressive pic, she is soaking up the sun, posing wearing a black swimsuit in the center of an infinity pool, with unbelievable views of the ocean and neighboring islands behind her. “Work hard then R and R,” she wrote, adding: “Water the great rejuvenator. Grateful for this replenishment,” alongside a blue emoji to match the colors of the stunning shot. Fans were then quick to take to the comments section under the post and rave about the photo, with one writing: “Enjoy your R&R, it …

Sunreef Yachts unveils new luxe solar electric Explorer catamaran

Sunreef Yachts unveils new luxe solar electric Explorer catamaran

Sustainable boatbuilder Sunreef Yachts is adding a sleeker, lighter solar electric catamaran to its portfolio. The new Explorer Eco 40m is the company’s smallest electric yacht to date, but debuts with some of the most advanced technology, including Sunreef’s proprietary “solar skin” Sunreef Yachts was established in 2002 in Gdansk, Poland where its shipyard and office still operate alongside a newer footprint established at port in the United Arab Emirates. From its very first year, Sunreef has been pushing the boundaries of sustainable marine travel, launching the world’s first 74-foot luxury oceangoing catamaran with a flybridge. Today, hundreds of Sunreef Yachts are sailing waters across the globe, showcasing the company’s lineup of sustainable luxury catamarans, all-electric propulsion, and advanced solar panels. That current portfolio consists of eco-friendly sailboats and massive solar electric catamarans ranging from 60 to 100 meters in length. Today, Sunreef shared it has gone smaller, introducing a new 40m electric yacht called the Eco Explorer. The new 40m Explorer solar electric catamaran / Source: Sunreef Yachts Sunreef Yacht’s latest electric catamaran is another …

Julia Roberts on Designing Luxe Jewelry Line Chopard

Julia Roberts on Designing Luxe Jewelry Line Chopard

Julia Roberts is sitting on a cozy chocolate-colored sofa in a villa at West Hollywood’s Sunset Marquis two days before the Oscars, gazing affectionately at her newest project. “This is all me,” she says, pausing for a moment and then flashing her unmistakable megawatt grin to confirm that she is, in fact, only kidding. The Oscar winner did, however, have a hand in the creation of what’s elegantly placed on a luxe tray in front of her: a three-piece Chopard high jewelry set comprising a necklace, earrings and oversized ring (all one of a kind) featuring emeralds, turquoise and rubellite gemstones. The star here — aside from the A-lister who signed on to co-design the collection — is an emerald. Specifically, Chopard’s ethically mined Insofu emerald, a 6,225-carat Zambian stone purchased in rough form by Chopard, from which the green stones have been cut. The 6,225-carat Insofu emerald, which was acquired by Chopard in 2018. Eric Sauvage Caroline Scheufele, who designs all things Chopard, could’ve drawn up her own blueprints for it but instead turned …

Michelle Keegan’s dining space in her £3.5m ‘dream’ mansion with Mark Wright is fit for a luxe hotel

Michelle Keegan’s dining space in her £3.5m ‘dream’ mansion with Mark Wright is fit for a luxe hotel

If you follow Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright’s home account on Instagram, you will know that their £3.5 million Essex mansion is a sight to behold.  The Fool Me Once actress, 36, and her former TOWIE star husband, 37, have built a masterpiece from scratch and documented each and every step with their 612,000 followers. Now the pair have shared new photos of the home as they install the finishing touches. Michelle shared that majestic black-stained oak doors had been added that had an unusual circular design that oozes luxury. The photo gave an insight into a never-before-seen corner of the pair’s mega pad – their open-plan dining space and the adjoining room. Followers gain an insight into their neutral design with the room that has been decorated with a stone-coloured wallpaper with a hint of gold running through. The space also features shelving built into a wall alcove dressed with an array of neutral-hued ornaments. Through the door is a glimpse into a pool-facing dining space with trendy bouclé chairs and a circular cream rug. …

16 Best Wireless Earbuds (2024): Noise Cancelers, Cheap, Luxe, and More

16 Best Wireless Earbuds (2024): Noise Cancelers, Cheap, Luxe, and More

Every month seems to bring new sets of earbuds with longer battery life and more compact designs. As such, we can’t list everything we like. But if you’re still hunting, here are some other recommendations. Montblanc MTB 03 for $395: These earbuds are priced out of reach for most buyers but if you’ve got the cash, you’ll be rewarded with a luxury experience worthy of the brand. Montblanc has called in some heavy hitters from the audio industry to design and voice these buds. The result is a small, comfortable, and quite flashy-looking pair of wireless earbuds that sound really impressive. Samsung Galaxy Buds2 for $100: Even several years in, Samsung’s Buds2 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are a great value. For cheaper than a pair of AirPods, you get noise canceling, transparency mode, and some of the lightest, most comfortable buds around. Frustratingly, the companion app only works for Android, so iPhone users will miss out on most features. Some people have also had issues with these earbuds causing irritation in their ears. We did not …

Frida Redknapp melts hearts with new family photos from luxe getaway

Frida Redknapp melts hearts with new family photos from luxe getaway

Frida Redknapp has shared a glimpse inside her latest family getaway alongside her husband Jamie Redknapp and their adorable son, Raphael. Taking to Instagram at the weekend, the mother-of-five uploaded a carousel of envy-inducing images offering fans a sneak peek inside her latest trip to the Maldives. © InstagramFrida welcomed her youngest Raphael in 2021 Amongst the idyllic pictures, Frida, 39, uploaded a heartwarming snap of Raphael at the beach clutching what appeared to be a bucket and spade. Elsewhere, the Swedish model shared a charming family photo taken on a sandy beach studded with towering palm trees. Balancing her little boy on her hip, Frida looked radiant in the snap wearing a mini dress dotted with sunny, orange flowers and green sprigs. She wore her flowing blonde locks down loose and completed her outfit with a pair of tan leather sandals and a pair of gold bangles. © InstagramRaphael is his father Jamie’s mini-me Jamie, meanwhile, looked his usual dapper self, wearing a pair of black linen trousers and a matching black polo top. …

Chrissy Teigen’s sun-soaked patio at .5m Beverly Hills pad with John Legend could be from a luxe resort

Chrissy Teigen’s sun-soaked patio at $17.5m Beverly Hills pad with John Legend could be from a luxe resort

Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram to share a brand new set of snaps from her gorgeous $17.5m Beverly Hills pad that she shares with her singing sensation husband John Legend and their four children Luna, Miles, Esti, and Wren. The former Lip Sync Battle host shared a glimpse into her back yard which features a relaxing sun-soaked pool, as well as beautiful neutral furniture including a white sofa facing a flat-screen TV. © InstagramChrissy showed off a new corner of her home Though it is hard to tell whether Chrissy and John have laid down grass or AstroTurf, we are sure it is where their kids go to play and unwind. The backyard features white patio stones that lead up to the house where the model was seen posing in a pair of stylish wide-leg jeans and an oversized stone-hued shirt. © InstagramChrissy’s patio is a sun-soaked haven The mother-of-four wore her hair with caramel highlights in a bouncy straight style and was seen carrying a chic black bag with silver hardware. © InstagramChrissy’s patio …