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Hate cleaning? You're just out of the one, but it does not have to be a chore. Neato's newest robotic vacuum, the D7, wants to do the work for you. It uses lasers to create a detailed floor plan of your home, moving in straight lines to suck dirt and dust bunnies. You may program it so that it avoids certain places-like rooms you have not got around to decluttering yet-while turning its attention to problem areas instead. The battery lasts 1
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second IRL: Game of Phones
We understand that it can be tough to put your phone down, even if it happens to be in the room with you , Game of Phones offers a compromise. In this fun party game for three or more people, players use their smartphones to complete a task or find something online. One card might instruct you to read aloud the funniest text. Much like Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity
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. 3 If You Pledged To Hit The Gym Of More: Aaptiv
Gym memberships do not come cheap, but fortunately, it's easier than ever to get a good workout at home. Aaptiv is a virtual personal training app that comes with more than 2500 audio-based workouts to choose from. Certified personal trainers (like Ackeem Emmons, who spoke on mental floats for our "Secrets of Personal Trainers" feature) wants to be guided through structured programs like yoga, boxing, outdoor running, strength training, and even meditation. In addition to the extra coaching, you'll also get a motivational boost courtesy of playlists that are perfectly timed to match the pace of your workout.
on Aaptiv for $ 15 per month or $ 100 per year.
Our bodies are loose 2 to 3 liters of water per day, and staying hydrated helps keep our joints, brain and spinal cord in tip-top shape. If you need some friendly reminders to make the water cooler instead of the soda machine, there are now a variety of smart bottles and accessories to help. Hidrate's smart bottle, for example, tracks how much water you consumed and starts glowing when it's time for you to drink more. It so syncs up with fitness trackers like the Fitbit and Apple Watch so you can easily monitor your progress.
Get it on Amazon for $ 45 or at the retailers below. For a budget pick, you can try the $ 28 Ulla Hydration reminder bottle attachment.
5. If You Pledged to Reduce Your Plastic Waste: Stasher Silicone Bags
Plastic Ziplock bags are wasteful, but it can be a hassle finding the right lid for your Tupperware container. The solution? Zippable, reusable containers. Stasher's reusable silicone bags come in three sizes (snack, sandwich, and storage) and they're dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe. (If you're ready to wait until March, so we love you!) You are currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter, starting from $ 22 for a set of three.)
Get Stasher bags now on Amazon for $ 9- $ 22.
6. If You Pledged to Stop Buying Starbucks: Keep Cup
Tackle two goals at once by saving money and reducing waste. Keep cup calls its product "the world's first barista standard reusable cup," and there's something for every type of coffee or tea drinker. The cups come in their choice of material-plastic or glass cups with cork sleeves and a variety of sizes and styles.
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Getting it organized is the key to stick with any diet or meal plan. Here to help is the Duo Lunch box – a food container with extra space in the lid so you do not have to lug multiple containers to your office. Place your salad, salmon fillet, or sandwich in the main compartment, then stick any extra (like sauces, squishable ingredients like tomatoes, or utensils) in the lid. It also comes with a mini container for your dressings, which can be taken away inside the lid, too.
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8. If You Pledged to Meditate More: Headspace
Just a few minutes of meditation can help reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, according to a study from last year. If you're ready to start reaping the benefits of mindfulness, the headspace app is a good resource. Members have access to hundreds of meditations that cover everything from reducing stress to improving sleep to boosting confidence. Do not know how to meditate? No problem-it's so suitable for beginners. Headspace is currently offering a 40 percent discount for new members.
Sign up on Headspace for $ 58 a year.
9. If You Pledged to Be Better With Money: You Need a Budget
The secret to save money is to monitor your spending and budgets for different items and bills. But if you're tired of doing so, you need a budget. The app lets you create dining categories (like rent, internet, and groceries) and set dollar amounts for each. Connect it to your bank account and it will calculate how much money you have left in each mini budget as you spend. You can also set goals for yourself and save $ 600 in their first two months with the service.
Sign up on You Need a Budget's website for $ 84 per year following a 34-day free trial.
10. If You Pledged to Organize Your Desk: Rocketbook Everlast
If you have too many loose papers and notebooks lying around your office, reusable notebook. Perfect for pen and paper traditionalists, the Rocketbook Everlast lets you take notes or write to-do lists in the same way you would use a regular notebook, except anything you can write to your iCloud, Google Drive, email, Dropbox, Evernote , Slack, and more. Once you've stored your notes digitally, just wipe the pages clean with a damp cloth. The executive size has 36 reusable pages and comes in four colors.
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