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The 16 Best Gifts for 4-Year-Olds

The 16 Best Gifts for 4-Year-Olds

Some of the best gifts for 4-year-olds engage kids’ boundless curiosity, rapidly developing physical skills, and desire to understand everything around them. Early STEM toys—those that help kids develop skills related to science, technology, engineering, and math—allow preschoolers to experiment with the strength, size, and shape of objects, and to explore cause and effect, hopefully …

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We Asked Appliance Manufacturers How Long They’ll Keep Connected Devices Secure. Many Couldn’t Tell Us.

We Asked Appliance Manufacturers How Long They’ll Keep Connected Devices Secure. Many Couldn’t Tell Us.

Connected appliances—such as voice-controlled microwaves, refrigerators with touchscreens and online ordering, or Wi-Fi–connected washing machines—are growing in popularity. But unlike with smartphones or computers, we’ve seen little precedent when it comes to expectations for support and updates to such devices. Plus, appliances are expected to last for at least a decade, and they’re a pain …

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The Best Fan

The Best Fan

Our pick Vornado 630 Medium Air Circulator Power and proven durability The compact Vornado 630 can send breezes to the far corners of a large room, is easy to control and clean, and has a long-established record for reliability. Buying Options $65 from Amazon The Vornado 630 Medium Air Circulator is a simple, powerful, and …

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The Best Respirator Mask for Smoke and Dust

The Best Respirator Mask for Smoke and Dust

Our pick 3M 8516 N95 Particulate Respirator The best disposable respirator This NIOSH-approved N95 single-use respirator is sturdily constructed and comfortable enough for long-term wear. Buying Options Buy from 3M May be out of stock All the disposable masks we tested are government-certified to filter out 95 percent of harmful particulate matter, but the 3M …

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