Men’s Journal Style & Design 2020: Best New Innovative Gear

Christel Deskins

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Specialized Turbo Vado SL e-bike
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The Stealth Commuter

It took a small army of designers and engineers to build Specialized’s 33-pound, long-range Turbo Vado SL e-bike. A 320 Wh battery, plus a lightweight motor and fittings, created a ride you can actually lift, which still assists up to 28 mph. “You don’t need a big engine to get to top speed,” says Senior Product Manager Marco Sonderegger. “And, just because you have a big gas tank doesn’t mean you have big range. If the original 50-pound Turbo Vado was an F350, this one is a Prius.”

If the original 50-pound Turbo Vado was an F350, this one is a Prius.

The battery is hidden in the frame, and the bike’s so light you forget it’s electric—until you need a boost. The sleek setup comes with lights and a computer mount, as well as

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Quarantine 15? Cryotherapy and CBD Combine to Create a Powerful TIDL Wave Back to Fitness

Christel Deskins

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Among the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon many is the lack of access to the normal exercise routines that were once regular. The adjustment to the home gym has gone well for some, but for others the sedentary lifestyle was inevitable. Presently, however, awareness around health and wellness is at an all-time high for many reasons. TIDL, a fitness forward brand created by The Anthos Group, has timed its launch perfectly to assist those looking to get back on their fitness journey.

With an expertise in cannabinoid science and CBD, TIDL combines plant-based therapy with exercise science mechanisms known to aid in recovery, such as cryotherapy. “It is not just a CBD product, and it is not a pain

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Developers vow to keep politics out of science

Christel Deskins

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Approving a vaccine in the U.S. usually takes years, but COVID-19 vaccines are moving through in record time. What does that mean?

USA TODAY

The heads of nine biopharmaceutical companies issued a letter early Tuesday pledging to fully vet their COVID-19 candidate vaccines before asking for federal approval to market them. 

“We, the undersigned biopharmaceutical companies, want to make clear our on-going commitment to developing and testing potential vaccines for COVID-19 in accordance with high ethical standards and sound scientific principles,” the statement said.

The statement comes amid increasing concern among public health officials, scientists and doctors that the White House might bring significant political pressure to bear on the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

All nine companies are individually or jointly developing a candidate COVID-19 vaccine supported at least in part with federal dollars, which so far amounts to

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Americans turn backyard sheds into home offices as pandemic rages on

Christel Deskins

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If you’re working from home, here are some tips to stay productive and ensure your home office is optimized for working remotely.

USA TODAY

Robin Salcido and her husband have been sharing a small home office since March as America eased into the era of remote work.

She’s an artist. He’s an engineer. But as the months ticked on, the couple in Louisville, Colorado, longed to separate their work environments.

“Let’s face it, no matter how great a relationship is – and ours is pretty fantastic – no one wants to be on top of each other 24/7, especially when you’re working,” Salcido said. “Now that we can’t go to coffee shops, and we’re really limited in other opportunities for leaving the house to get some work done, we realized we need more space.”

So they ordered a prefabricated backyard shed that’s getting installed on Friday. Salcido will use

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Australia’s Best NBN Plans, Ranked By Speed

Christel Deskins

It’s easy to think every NBN plan and provider is equal, given they’re selling access to the same network. But despite standard speed tiers, performance varies from provider to provider, especially during peak hour.

Best NBN plans: not all speeds are equal

While we’re all connecting to the same NBN, the way providers buy capacity on the network means speeds can and will vary from Telstra to TPG, for example. This is most noticeable during busy periods, such as when everyone is trying to binge Netflix at the same time. If everyone is trying to rewatch Community, you can end up with a digital traffic jam.

Thanks to the ACCC, ISPs have been revealing what kind of speeds you can realistically expect to get during busy hours – not just the speed tier your plan is based on. Fortunately, there are a whole stack of providers that do an

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