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Best DNA Test 2020: FamilyTreeDNA vs 23andMe vs AncestryDNA vs MyHeritage DNA & More

 

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Can a little spit really tell you that you’ve got some Albert Einstein in your DNA or that your ancestors migrated from the Middle East 2,000 years ago? Surely, you’ve heard about the craze over at-home DNA tests. Interested in digging deeper into your family heritage? Want to know what test to take? DNA testing is easier and more affordable than you might think and can lead to amazing revelations about who you are…

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Mysterious Seeds From China: What Is Their Purpose?

Seeds in envelope from China in the mail (Caption: Mysterious Seeds From China: What Is Their Purpose?)

Residents across the United States are receiving mysterious packages of seeds (as in those you can plant) in the mail via the U.S. postal service (USPS). It’s capturing the global headlines, and still, no one knows what their purpose is. Is it an agricultural hack? Is it brushing (read: deceitful e-commerce technique used to boost a seller’s ratings by creating fake orders)? Or is it aliens sending trojan horse DNA and making it look like it’s from China? The expert researchers at Exploring Life’s Mysteries that brought you the truth behind 2012 and the Denver Airport conspiracy (featured on the Travel Channel) bring you what we know so far on the mysterious China seeds…

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Flaviar Review: Go On A Liquor Tasting Adventure

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Are you interested in exploring all the flavors of fine liquors? Many online clubs carry premium blends of whiskey, scotch, bourbon, rum and much more that they deliver right to your door. One popular option, Flaviar, says it’s the world’s largest club of spirits enthusiasts. What does a membership with Flaviar get you? We tell you about all their liquor offerings, perks, pricing and more so you can make an informed decision about whether it’s worth joining this exclusive club or not…

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Best Tennis Ball Machine: Silent Partner vs Lobster vs SpinFire vs Playmate & More

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You just finished playing league, and just like last year, there’s one particular shot that’s driving you crazy (in my case, it’s been 3 years since I felt comfortable with my forehand). I played different opponents, did drills, rallies, etc., but nothing was quite getting that muscle memory to sink in. I knew the forehand is in there, but what I really needed was a tennis ball machine to hone it down, so I don’t start slicing when I’m in a match. Our research and hands on experience led us to the best tennis ball machines for every situation and player…

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Best Brain Training Apps: Elevate vs Lumosity vs BrainHQ vs CogniFit

Best Brain Training Games

Do you lose your keys frequently or find yourself reading things multiple times to comprehend them? You may want to put your brain to the test with one of these brain training apps. Many claim you’ll see improvement in your memory, problem-solving and comprehension if you spend just 15 minutes a day playing brain games. So let’s see if these games can help you find your car keys…

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Best Vacation Rental Websites: Vrbo vs Airbnb vs FlipKey vs Wimdu & More

Beach house: Best Vacation Rental Website

Need a vacation pad and don’t want to go the hotel route? Vacation home rentals can be an ideal solution — you get the extra space, separate bedrooms, a kitchen and much more, often for a better price than a hotel. Millions of people use vacation rental websites, like VRBO or HomeAway, every day to find the ideal vacation rental and the best deals. But how do you know which websites provide the most legit vacation rentals? And if you’re a property owner looking to advertise your vacation home, which websites are the best to list with? Keep reading to find out the answers to these questions and more — and to see our picks for best vacation rental websites…

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Best Home Brewing Kit: BrewDemon vs Mr Beer vs Northern Brewer vs Brooklyn Brew Shop & More

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The craft beer industry has exploded in recent years, giving ale drinkers a wide selection of flavors and varieties to choose from. It’s also created a culture of beer consumers who have a whole new appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into creating fine beer. According to the American Homebrewers Association, more than 1.2 million people are brewing their own beer in the U.S. alone. That’s a lot of guzzling! And for good reason since it’s easier than ever to join the movement and brew your own thanks to home brewing kits. No matter your level of passion for beer, there’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying the crisp taste of a frothy beer that you made yourself. It’s not only fun to do, but it’s also more affordable than you might think. We’ve researched the best brewing starter kits available so you can impress your friends and start hoppin’ to it…

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Best Whiskey Of The Month Club: Flaviar vs Caskers vs Taster’s Club & More

Whiskey being poured into a glass

Ron Burgundy once said, “I love scotch, scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly. Mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm.” Isn’t that how we all feel? Some say that scotch is the eighth wonder of the world. Okay, maybe we’re exaggerating, but it sure is a delectable beverage. We review the best whiskey of the month clubs: Flaviar, Tasting Club, Casker, PourMore, WhiskeyFlavour and Mouth by comparing pricing, quality and customer service and providing pros and cons…

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Best Toothbrush Subscription Box: Boka vs Quip vs Goby & More

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How many of us actually change our toothbrush every three months? That’s what the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends. Those old bristles you’ve been using can harbor millions of types of bacteria — some of which can be harmful to your teeth and gums. With our hectic lives, replacing your toothbrush regularly falls on the bottom of the to-do-list. That’s where joining a toothbrush subscription club can come to your mouth’s rescue…

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Everlywell Review: Are Its Health & Well-Being Insights Reliable?

EverlyWell Review

Consumer health startup Everlywell got its big break in late 2017 when its CEO, Julia Cheek, secured a $1 million investment from the hit tv show Shark Tank. Fast forward more than a year later and this burgeoning business is making a name for itself and garnering some significant partnerships to propel its at-home health testing business. Are Everlywell’s tests accurate? And what can you learn from the 30 separate tests this company offers…

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Discover Your Roots: Ancestry.com Review

Discover Your Roots: Ancestry.com Review

Ever wonder what mysteries lurk within your family tree? You might be surprised at what you can dig up about your roots and how fun Ancestry.com makes genealogy research. The most well-known genealogy website, Ancestry.com lives up to its high-profile reputation. This company placed first in our best genealogy software online comparison review and second in our best DNA ancestry test comparison review…

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Best Genealogy Software Online: MyHeritage vs Ancestry vs FindMyPast vs GenealogyBank & More

Best Genealogy Software Online

Want to know when your family migrated to the U.S. or where your great-great-great-grandmother was born? One of life’s biggest mysteries, “where did I come from?” is now a puzzle almost anyone can piece together, at least when it comes to your ancestry. With the evolution of the Internet, genealogy has become a hot hobby. It’s now easier than ever to trace your family roots back multiple generations online, but where do you start? An online genealogy software program is a great place to begin. We’ve researched many of the best genealogy websites and given you our top choices, as well as some other resources to get you started on your genealogy journey…

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Best Swing Sets For Every Budget Plus Other Backyard Toys

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Have a dire need to get your kids out of the house to play outdoors? You’re not alone, especially when you have a posse of neighborhood kids over. A backyard play or swing set can save your sanity. You might also consider some alternative outdoor play options. We review the best sets by price point, with pros, cons, features and more…

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