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If you’ve been reluctant to invest in a robot vac, we get it. You clean your house well, and don’t want to drop hundreds of dollars on something that might not do as good a job. That’s why we love iRobot—this brand makes robot vacs that do such incredible work, you barely need to lift a finger. They’re seriously worth it.
Robot vacuums are the perfect foray into the luxuries you thought you’d never have. While self-driving cars and space travel are still reserved for the Jetsons and the one percent, it’s time for the rest of us to indulge a little, too. And doesn’t indulgence feel so much better when it’s not actually that indulgent? This iRobot Roomba 694 Wi-Fi Vacuum is one of the best and it’s only $180 (was $275).
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"This thing is LEGIIIIIT!!" shared a shopper. "We named him Bob. I had my doubts. I am a true Roomba believer now after seeing my little Bob dominate the dirt and hair. Holy smokes the amount of junk Bob picked up! We vac and sweep all the time and it was as if I had never cleaned my house in years. Bob is amazing at picking up hair. We have a lot of hair from my wife and a dog that sheds. It’s been like that daily since we bought this thing."
You can even set a schedule for your robovac to clean when you’re not around, or just ask Alexa or Google to do it. The vacuum will return to its dock to charge as needed and get back to finish the job once it's powered up. Crazy-smart, it learns your house with a mapping system, so if you spill something in the kitchen and need to run out, just use your phone or Alexa device to tell it where to clean. It’s perfect for pets and gets better as time goes on, even suggesting an extra clean when your area's pollen count is high or during pet shedding season.
Got a dad in your life who hates cleaning? This guy will arrive by Father's Day!
The world of whiskey—and whisky—is as broad and exciting as it’s ever been. Delicious drams are being crafted and poured seemingly everywhere, and narrowing down specific countries of origin to focus on is becoming increasingly difficult…though the process of “researching” them all is just about as much fun as a spirits lover can have. The following 15, from Scotland, Japan, India, and Australia, listed alphabetically, are all worthy of space on your bar cart. We’ve featured these four countries
Water is essential to the production of beer. In Singapore, one brewery is taking a greener approach to sourcing this ingredient by using wastewater that, prior to treatment, contained (among other things) the urine of local residents — and one can now savour it in a can of NEWBrew. Hops, malts and yeast are the ingredients you might first think of when it comes to making beer. However, it’s impossible to make beer without one essential thing: water. Brewers take care to choose specific waters t
What does the word ‘auction’ bring to your mind? While many would say paintings or jewellery, others may say gadgets or books, but only a few or none may say plants. Yes, you read that right! Plants are auctioned, too. For instance, a Rhaphidophora tetrasperma plant was sold for a whopping amount of USD 19,297 (RM 84945.39) on a New Zealand-based popular auction site Trade Me. Native to Malaysia and Thailand, it was the most expensive plant to be sold on the website as per a June 2021 CNN report
Can’t wait to unwind from a stressful work week? Consider going for a cheeky retreat with Monkey Shoulder at The KL Journal Hotel. If we’re all honest with ourselves, we’d acknowledge the need to take a breather every now and then. Whether you’re in a career rut rushing against deadlines or just need some down time away from your daily challenges, going on a much-needed getaway always helps. If you’re living in KL and don’t feel like travelling too far, the city’s blessed with a myriad of amazin
Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin from the Korean series Crash Landing on You are going to be parents soon. On 27 June, Son Ye-Jin took to Instagram to confirm her pregnancy. However, the news of the pregnancy comes less than a month after her agency denied rumours that she was pregnant. Son Ye-jin breaks the news of her pregnancy on Instagram The actress posted a picture of flowers and wrote a note in Korean informing her legions of fans about the pregnancy. She began by enquiring about the well-being of
Kensington Palace has unveiled the first joint portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton — and it depicts the couple in their finest royal fashion. The Duchess of Cambridge posed for the portrait in an emerald Falconetti dress by Susie Cave’s label The Vampire’s Wife. It was the same dress she wore during her royal tour of Ireland in March 2020. Here’s more on the portrait and what Kate Middleton wore Kate Middleton’s fashion statements for the portrait Ima
What makes for some of the highest-grossing films of all time? From the plot and the genre to cinematography and powerful performances, many factors contribute to making a film a hit and drawing earnest cine-goers to the theatres to watch the drama unfold on the big screen. Additionally, such is the craze around some renowned franchises, such as The Avengers or Star Wars, that all superhero and sci-fi movie enthusiasts flock to the cinemas to get every little detail of their fictional heroes, re
Embarking on a sailing trip in a private yacht doesn’t mean the group has to be large. Small groups of around 8-14 friends or family members, can take their pick from some of the best private yacht charters, to sail on Southeast Asian waters in utmost comfort. Charter yachts range from traditionally designed phinisi yachts to ultra-advanced superyachts. Of course, some are speedy while the others are not. So, charterers have a choice regarding how, and whether quickly or leisurely, do patrons wi
Should you skip breakfast to lose weight? According to Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, you should postpone breakfast until 11 am to better achieve your weight loss goals. Coupled with a balanced diet, this simple habit of having breakfast at a later time could help you lose weight — specifically between 2 and 5 kg over the months. The epidemiologist presented the results of his research at the UK’s Cheltenham Science Festival. Wellness What Is Dirty Fasti