How UV sanitizers work—and why you should invest in one for your phone, keys, and wallet

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Time to build your germ-fighting arsenal As we get back out into the world, staying safe and diligent looks like more than wearing a mask. And while wearing microbe-destroying metal jackets is still a long ways off for most of us, investing in small tools that can make a big difference in not coming into contact with germs is an attainable (and smart) next step. Read Full Story

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This hoodie comes with a built-in mask

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You don’t need to carry your mask with you, you can just zip the hood—made of filtering material—up tight around your face. If you’re tired of wearing a DIY mask, a new hoodie offers another option: a built-in mask, made from a material that can (theoretically) filter out more germs than an N95 mask, zips up into the hood—which is itself a filter. The hoodie , which is available for preorder now, is the latest design from G95 , a company that also makes scarves that double as air filters. Read Full Story

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How to wear a mask without fogging up your glasses

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Try these four hacks to prevent your mask from fogging up your glasses. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control officially recommended that Americans wear cloth masks when they go outside. So began the great DIY rush of 2020, in which Americans everywhere started crafting masks out of stuff lying around the house, using patterns they found online. One problem: Many of the patterns are one-size-fits all, and they don’t work well for the two thirds of Americans who wear glasses. Read Full Story

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Six face masks that are well made and available right now

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Whether you’re looking for silk or cotton, prints or solid colors, these face masks make everyday PPE easy Over the course of the past two months, you’ve probably fashioned some sort of face mask that has allowed you to venture outside while meeting CDC recommendations for cloth face coverings. But if your experience has been similar to mine, you’ve realized that the homemade masks we’ve devised out of hair ties and cut-up tshirts and bandanas aren’t going to cut it for the long run. So, it’s time to invest in well-made, reusable, non-medical face masks. It’s just a matter of finding the right ones. Though much of what’s for sale online is questionably made or completely sold out (before the pre-sale even ends), there are still plenty of reputable brands offering cloth face masks that are durable—and stylish—enough for everyday wear. These are eight you can buy right now. Read …

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Wearing a mask? Apple will soon make Face ID less annoying if you want to unlock your iPhone

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The next iOS beta lets you skip Face ID and head straight to passcode entry. Apple is making a slight tweak to the process of unlocking newer iPhones with a mask on. Although Face ID is still unusable while wearing a mask, the latest beta version of iOS 13 jumps directly to the passcode screen if you swipe up while your face is covered, 9to5Mac reports . Read Full Story

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Your new Levi’s will now be part old, recycled Levi’s

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The products use a new material called Circulose, that’s made from reconstituted cotton from old jeans combined with wood pulp. When you wear the newest pair of Levi’s, you’ll also be wearing someone’s old Levis: they’re partially made from old, recycled jeans. They’re also fully circular: When they eventually wear out, they can be recycled again into new material for new jeans, using the same innovative technology, developed by a Swedish startup called Renewcell, that was used to produce them. Read Full Story

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