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By Grace Elkus
November 06, 2015
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This smart band tracks daily steps, distance traveled, calories burned, as well as sleep quality and quantity. Stuck at a desk all day? Set it to vibrate if you've been sitting for too long. At just $12, it's an affordable option in the field of wearable technology. To buy: $12, pivotalliving.com.
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Pivotal Living Activity + Sleep Tracker

This smart band tracks daily steps, distance traveled, calories burned, as well as sleep quality and quantity. Stuck at a desk all day? Set it to vibrate if you've been sitting for too long. At just $12, it's an affordable option in the field of wearable technology.

To buy: $12, pivotalliving.com.

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High Road Cargo Cooler Tote

As you prep for large holiday meals, this foldable tote is a must-have for grocery trips. An insulated compartment keeps perishable items fresh, and the side compartments secure bags for the drive home.

To buy: $20, brookstone.com.

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X-Cap Rechargeable Lighted Hat

Whether you wear it while running or walking the dog, this knit hat is a cool-weather necessity. In addition to keeping you warm, a built-in light (with three intensity levels and a USB port for easy charging) helps lead the way after dusk.

To buy: $25, thegrommet.com.

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Glass Mug With Cafe Cap and Insulating Sleeve

This 16-ounce mug keeps drinks warm for up to one hour, and the insulated sleeve makes it safe to handle while hot. The wide-mouth opening makes brewing (and cleaning!) a cinch.

To buy: $27, amazon.com.

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Drop Kitchen Scale

This wireless smart kitchen scale (designed specifically for baking) accurately weighs ingredients to help you achieve a perfect, bakery-worthy result. When used in combination with the app (available on iPads and iPhones), you'll also have access to a library of simple substitutions and interactive recipes.

To buy: $100, getdrop.com.



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Curious

Thousands of video lessons on a wide range of topics—from photo editing and coding to scrapbooking and baking. All lessons are taught by experts around the world, and include helpful assignments and interactions with the teacher.

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