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Appliances With Personality: See the Café Matte Collection by GE

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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It’s time appliances had a personality. Yours! The Cafe Matte Collection Appliances by GE available at Best Buy allows you to do just that. 

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The Café suite of customizable appliances at Best Buy allows you to update your appliances to fit the latest trends and style preferences in a more affordable way.

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The Matte White finishes set the canvas, and distinct line of customizable hardware options complete the look that reflects your personal style.

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 - The Café brand gives you options to change their handles and knobs to different finishes that brings your vision to life. 

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 - The Matte Collection, which is offered in suites of Matte White with brushed bronze hardware and in a separate offering of Matte Black with brushed stainless hardware, allows you to order additional hardware in the store if you choose to re-design the look.

- Cafe can select brushed bronze, brushed stainless or brushed black hardware choices to customize either matte finish and complement their overall kitchen design.

- The Matte Collection's premium finishes in Matte White and Matte Black seamlessly complement premium cabinetry and flooring, setting the stage for mindful layers of warmth, depth and personality.

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- The soft luster and warmth of the Matte White finish offers a fresh approach to a staple kitchen color. 

- With a luxe look and a smudge-resistant, soft-touch feel, Matte White allows owners to create pops of brightness against dark cabinetry or a seamless blend in an all-white kitchen.


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Upgrade Your Kitchen: Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Looking to rennovate or update your kitchen? Start here: Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave.

Enjoy mealtime flexibility and control your appliances from any room in your home, managing mealtime with the click of a button to make holiday cooking and entertaining smarter, and easier. Whether using the touchscreen or controlling your range or microwave from your phone, Whirlpool’s connected appliances help keep mealtime hassle-free on your busiest days.

  • Get the right settings every time. Scan a frozen food barcode with your smartphone or tablet and send recommended or customized cooking instructions straight to your microwave for dinner done the way your family wants it.

  • From customized recipes to a customized experience, the touchscreen on the Smart Microwave learns, adapts and suggests customized presets based on your family's routines. The dynamic system tracks preferences to learn family favorites – from what families cook, when they cook and how they cook.

Whirlpool® smart home appliances are purposely designed for the way you live. Features like Control from anywhere connect you when you need it, wherever you are.

• "WiFi & App Required. Features subject to change. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect."

• "Appliances must be set to Remote Enable"

Now through 10/30 you can save up to $400 on select Whirlpool kitchen packages.

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Upgrade Your Entertainment: Bose Soundbar

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Are you an audiophile that loves the newest connected home products? That certainly describes me! If you’re looking for unlimited entertainment possibilities. The new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars has built-in voice control from Amazon Alexa that puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue. And with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want.

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Plus, future software updates will add new features.

Control goes way beyond voice. Enjoy one-touch access to the music you love or manage it all from the Bose Music app.

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Want more music in more rooms? The new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars works together. The Bose Soundbar 700, designed to be the world’s best soundbar, delivers an unmatched combination of sophisticated design and exceptional sound. The stylish Bose Soundbar 500 has a thin profile that fits discreetly under your TV, while its powerful acoustics fill the room with sound. And the Bose Home Speaker 500 delivers the widest sound of any smart speaker. Learn more here: http://bby.me/8d24u

Tech Review: One Product You Need When You're Ready to Cut The Cord

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Are you looking for to save money by cutting the cord to cable? The easy and trusted way to stream entertainment is with the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player.

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Chromecast is designed to make the most of the apps and entertainment already on your phone. Shows, movies, live TV, YouTube, photos and more. It’s all just a tap away from all of your family’s devices.

Just plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do. It works with the streaming apps you know and love.

Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW. Find more at g.co/chromecast/

Just say what you want to watch from compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.

“Ok Google, play Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from Netflix on my living room TV.” ¹

Upgrade your TV for less. Now expand your home entertainment without buying a new TV. It's so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house.

High-speed wireless connectivity with Chromecast. Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).

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¹ Subscriptions are required to view some content.

² Google Home, Chromecast, and compatible content required to cast to a TV using Google Home.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.

Upgrade Your TV With The Polk Command Bar

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Do you love music and use streaming services?  I know I do! I have a FireTV along with a few other popular smart home devices. I wanted a seamless way to improve my home sound without taking up too much room. I was excited to get to review and experience the Polk Command Bar available at Best Buy. 

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Let’s get to it here is what I love most about the features with Polk Command Bar.

1. The Built-in Amazon Alexa

Easily control, monitor and schedule your electronics using your voice.

2. Fire TV Compatible

HDMI ports designed and spaced to fit Fire TV and other wide HDMI streaming devices. Built-in USB port also powers original and 4K versions of Fire TV (where Fire TV is available).

3. Sleek appearance

Fits seamlessly along most HDTVs for a streamlined look.

4. Universal Compatibility

Included High-Speed HDMI and Optical cables ensure quick and easy setup and the low-profile 2" design won't block your TV's screen.

Other highlights:

Other 260W total output power

Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.

Performance-tuned driver array, wireless subwoofer and Dolby/DTS surround sound decoding

Offer an immersive, room-filling home theater experience.

Bluetooth music streaming

Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).

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Overall if you are looking to bring theater-quality sound to your living room then the Polk Command Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa Built-in might be just what you need.

Its performance-tuned driver array and wireless subwoofer create an immersive experience, while the integrated far-field microphones provide the ability to control it using your voice via Amazon Alexa. The built-in dual HDMI 2.0 inputs enable this Polk Command Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa Built-in to produce excellent 4K HDR content. Learn more & shop here: http://bby.me/vmgd3

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, the American Cancer Society says remarkable progress against the disease should not obscure the significant challenges remaining.

The Facts:

Thanks to largely stable incidence rates, improved treatment,  as well as earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer dropped 39 percent between the late 1980s and 2015, translating into more than 300,000 breast cancer deaths avoided during that time.

Despite that progress, there's much more to be done. Breast cancer is still the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. There is still a large racial gap in mortality, with African-American women having higher death rates compared to whites, even as incidence rates are similar.

The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for
2018 are:

  • About 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.

  • About 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).

  • About 40,920 women will die from breast cancer.

  • While black and white women get breast cancer at roughly the same rate, the mortality rate is 42% higher among black women than white women.

At this time, there are more than 3.1 million people with a history of breast cancer in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.)

Risk factors:

  • Numerous studies have confirmed that alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer in women by about 7%-10% for each one drink of alcohol consumed per day on average. Women who have 2-3 alcoholic drinks per day have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer compared to non-drinkers.

  • Obesity increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Risk is about 1.5 times higher in overweight women and about 2 times higher in obese women than in lean women.

  • Growing evidence suggests that women who get regular physical activity have a 10%-25% lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who are inactive, with stronger evidence for postmenopausal than premenopausal women

  • Limited but accumulating research indicates that smoking may slightly increase breast cancer risk, particularly long-term, heavy smoking and among women who start smoking before their first pregnancy.

If you or someone you love are concerned about developing breast cancer, has been recently diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, the American Cancer Society provides important information on these topics and more.

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What the American Cancer Society is Doing

The ACS currently funds 155 multi-year grants focused on breast cancer totaling $60.2 million. We have played a key role in many of the advances against breast cancer, including funding early work that eventually led to the development of tamoxifen and Herceptin.

Join us and help save lives from breast cancer: Fundraise and participate in one of more than 250 Making Strides events or participate virtually at makingstrideswalk.org.

The American Cancer Society's nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is also working to make fighting breast cancer a national priority. ACS CAN is committed to ensuring that all women have the opportunity to receive lifesaving cancer screenings and services. Working in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., ACS CAN advocates for adequate funding for early detection programs that provide access to affordable breast cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.

To learn more about ACS CAN's advocacy work and to help make fighting breast cancer a priority in your community, visit acscan.org/makingstrides.