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Climate change is devastating our seas and frozen regions as never before, a major new United Nations report warns.According to a UN panel of scientists, waters are rising, the ice is melting, and species are moving habitat due to human activities.And the loss of permanently frozen lands threatens to unleash even more carbon, hastening the decline.There is some guarded hope that the worst impacts can be avoided, with deep and immediate cuts to carbon emissions.This is the third in a series of special reports that have been produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the past 12 months.

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The scientists previously looked at how the world would cope if temperatures rose by 1.5C by the end of this century. They also reported on how the lands of the Earth would be affected by climate change. However, this new study, looking at the impact of rising temperatures on our oceans and frozen regions, is perhaps the most worrying and depressing of the three.

So what have they found and how bad is it?In a nutshell, the waters are getting warmer, the world’s ice is melting rapidly, and these have implications for almost every living thing on the planet.”The blue planet is in serious danger right now, suffering many insults from many different directions and it’s our fault,” said Dr Jean-Pierre Gattuso, a co-ordinating lead author of the report.

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Low-lying small island states will be badly hit by sea level rise

The scientists are “virtually certain” that the global ocean has now warmed without pause since 1970.The waters have soaked up more than 90% of the extra heat generated by humans over the past decades, and the rate at which it has taken up this heat has doubled since 1993.Where the seas were once rising mainly due to thermal expansion, the IPCC says this is now happening principally because of the melting of Greenland and Antarctica.

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Qaleraliq glacier, southern Greenland

Thanks to warming, the loss of mass from the Antarctic ice sheet in the years between 2007 and 2016 tripled compared to the 10 years previously. Greenland saw a doubling of mass loss over the same period. The report expects this to continue throughout the 21st Century and beyond. For glaciers in areas like the tropical Andes, Central Europe and North Asia, the projections are that they will lose 80% of their ice by 2100 under a high carbon emissions scenario. This will have huge consequences for millions of people.

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Glaciers around the world are losing their ice fast

What are the implications of all this melting ice?All this extra water gushing down to the seas is driving up average ocean water levels around the world. That will continue over the decades to come. This new report says that global average sea levels could increase by up to 1.1m by 2100, in the worst warming scenario. This is a rise of 10cm on previous IPCC projections because of the larger ice loss now happening in Antarctica. “What surprised me the most is the fact that the highest projected sea level rise has been revised upwards and it is now 1.1 metres,” said Dr Jean-Pierre Gattuso, from the CNRS, France’s national science agency.”This will have widespread consequences for low lying coasts where almost 700 million people live and it is worrying.”

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Sea level rise was once mainly due to thermal expansion of the oceans, but the melting of Greenland and Antarctica has now taken over as the principle driver

The report says clearly that some island states are likely to become uninhabitable beyond 2100. The scientists also say that relocating people away from threatened communities is worth considering “if safe alternative localities are available”.What will these changes mean for you?One of the key messages is the way that the warming of the oceans and cryosphere (the icy bits on land) is part of a chain of poor outcomes that will affect millions of people well into the future. Under higher emissions scenarios, even wealthy megacities such as New York or Shanghai and large tropical agricultural deltas such as the Mekong will face high or very high risks from sea level rise.

The report says that a world with severely increased levels of warm water will in turn give rise to big increases in nasty and dangerous weather events, such as surges from tropical cyclones. “Extreme sea level events that are historically rare (once per century in the recent past) are projected to occur frequently (at least once per year) at many locations by 2050,” the study says, even if future emissions of carbon are cut significantly.”What we are seeing now is enduring and unprecedented change,” said Prof Debra Roberts, a co-chair of an IPCC working group II.

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“Even if you live in an inland part of the world, the changes in the climate system, drawn in by the very large changes in the ocean and cryosphere are going to impact the way you live your life and the opportunities for sustainable development.”The ways in which you may be affected are vast – flood damage could increase by two or three orders of magnitude. The acidification of the oceans thanks to increased CO2 is threatening corals, to such an extent that even at 1.5C of warming, some 90% will disappear. Species of fish will move as ocean temperatures rise. Seafood safety could even be compromised because humans could be exposed to increased levels of mercury and persistent organic pollutants in marine plants and animals. These pollutants are released from the same fossil fuel burning that release the climate warming gas CO2.Even our ability to generate electricity will be impaired as warming melts the glaciers, altering the availability of water for hydropower.

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The melting of permafrost could add billions of tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere

Permafrost not so permanentHuge amounts of carbon are stored in the permanently frozen regions of the world such as in Siberia and Northern Canada.These are likely to change dramatically, with around 70% of the near surface permafrost set to thaw if emissions continue to rise. The big worry is that this could free up “tens to hundreds of billions of tonnes” of CO2 and methane to the atmosphere by 2100. This would be a significant limitation on our ability to limit global warming in the centuries to come.So what happens in the long term?That’s a key question and much depends on what we do in the near term to limit emissions. However, there are some warnings in the report that some changes may not be easily undone. Data from Antarctica suggests the onset of “irreversible ice sheet instability” which could see sea level rise by several metres within centuries.

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Climate change might force species to move their ranges

“We give this sea level rise information to 2300, and the reason for that is that there is a lot of change locked in, to the ice sheets and the contribution that will have to sea level rise,” said Dr Nerilie Abram from the Australian National University in Canberra, who’s a contributing lead author on the report.”So even in a scenario where we can reduce greenhouse gases, there are still future sea level rise that people will have to plan for.”There may also be significant and irreversible loses of cultural knowledge through the fact that the fish species that indigenous communities rely on may move to escape warming.Does the report offer some guarded hope?Definitely. The report makes a strong play of the fact that the future of our oceans is still in our hands. The formula is well worn at this stage – deep, rapid cuts in carbon emissions in line with the IPCC report last year that required 45% reductions by 2030. “If we reduce emissions sharply, consequences for people and their livelihoods will still be challenging, but potentially more manageable for those who are most vulnerable,” said Hoesung Lee, chair of the IPCC.Indeed, some of the scientists involved in the report believe that public pressure on politicians is a crucial part of increasing ambition. “After the demonstrations of young people last week, I think they are the best chance for us,,” said Dr Jean-Pierre Gattuso.”They are dynamic, they are active I am hopeful they will continue their actions and they will make society change.”Follow Matt on Twitter.What is your question on the IPCC report? Email: [email protected] can also send your question in the following ways:
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All the best Black Friday deals you can shop at Amazon right now

(CNN) —   Today’s the day. Black Friday is here, and so are incredible savings on products across all categories at Amazon. The mega retailer is rolling out deals upon deals on everything from giftable favorites to every-day necessities. With so many sales to choose from, we’re here to make your Amazon shopping a cinch.…

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Today’s the day. Black Friday is here, and so are incredible savings on products across all categories at Amazon. The mega retailer is rolling out deals upon deals on everything from giftable favorites to every-day necessities.

With so many sales to choose from, we’re here to make your Amazon shopping a cinch. Below, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best of the Amazon deals. Stuff will start selling out quick, so don’t wait to cash in on the once-a-year savings.

Below, find the best deals happening at Amazon. Keep in mind, some deals will only last for one day or until sold out, so if you see something you like, act fast. And if today’s not your day, don’t fret; the Underscored team will be staying on top of Amazon’s limited-time deals all week long. Look out for updates each day brand new sales and savings tomorrow and beyond.

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener ($16.98, originally $39.98; amazon.com)

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MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

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If you’re looking to upgrade your garage door opener (and honestly, who isn’t?) the MyQ smart garage door opener is beloved by shoppers. Through an app on your phone, you can open or close your garage door from anywhere, and you can add up to three people with the app too, which is ideal for families.

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Apple Airpods Pro ($169, originally $249; amazon.com)

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AirPods Pro are at the top of many peoples’ wish lists, and right now, you can get a pair for the lowest price we’ve seen at Amazon (discount is applied at checkout). You can also snag AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $149.99 and the version with a wired charging case for the respectable price of $119. Supply is limited, so you’ll need to check back if they are out of stock.

There are also deals going on for the Airpods below:

AirPods With Charging Case ($119, originally $159; amazon.com)

AirPods With Wireless Charging Case ($149.99, originally $199; amazon.com)

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Ring Video Doorbells (starting at $69.99; amazon.com)

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Ring Video Doorbells

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Two of Ring’s newest video doorbells in both silver and bronze are marked down. They feature 1080p HD video, super-easy installation and improved motion detection, so you’ll always know when someone is at your door.

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Echo Flex ($9.99, originally $24.99; amazon.com)

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The tiny Echo Flex allows you to add a smart speaker to even the smallest of rooms, and right now, it’s down to the miniscule price of just $9.99. Just plug it into an outlet, and Alexa is at your service.

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Energizer Max AA + AAA Batteries Combo Pack ($24.10, originally $31.97; amazon.com)

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Energizer Max AA + AAA Batteries Combo Pack

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You can never have too many batteries on hand. This combo pack from Energizer has a total of 48 AA and AAA batteries to power tons of your devices.

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Kasa Smart Plugs, 4-Pack ($26.99, originally $29.99; amazon.com)

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Kasa Smart Plugs, 4-pack

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Make any outlet in your home smart with this four-pack of Kasa smart plugs by TP-Link. They work with both Alexa and Google Home Assistant and are incredibly easy to set up.

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Steelcase Series 1 Work Office Chair ($319.99, originally $395; amazon.com)

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Steelcase Series 1 Work Office Chair

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Our top pick for best office chair is now down to its lowest price ever. It’s one of the most customizable, high-quality, comfortable office chairs on the market.

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Trtl Travel Pillow ($18, originally $39.99; amazon.com)

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Trtl Travel Pillow

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Even if you’re not taking trips right now, you should still consider investing in this bestselling travel pillow. It’s made with super soft fleece and features an internal support that allows you to comfortably rest your head. Don’t forget to clip the on-page coupon for an extra 25% off.

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Dash Rapid Egg Cooker ($15.99, originally $19.99; amazon.com)

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Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

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Whipping up half a dozen eggs has never been easier. This Dash Rapid Egg Cooker can hard boil, soft boil, poach, scramble and make omelets. Plus, it only weighs 1 pound and won’t take up too much counter space.

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LifeStraw ($12.97, originally $19.95; amazon.com)

A must-have for camping, hiking and even traveling, the LifeStraw ensures you always have access to clean water with its built-in filter you can drink right out of.

Echo Flex ($9.99, originally $24.99; amazon.com)

Echo Flex

The tiny Echo Flex allows you to add a smart speaker to even the smallest of rooms, and right now, it’s down to the miniscule price of just $9.99. Just plug it into an outlet, and Alexa is at your service.

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4th-Gen Echo Dot ($28.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)

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4th Gen Echo Dot

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The recently released fourth-generation Echo Dot, which features a new spherical shape, is on sale for the first time for Black Friday. Get yours for just $28.99 if you want the base model, or pay $10 more (still a great discount) the Echo Dot with Clock or the Kids Edition.

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Ring Video Doorbells (starting at $69.99; amazon.com)

Ring Video Doorbells

Ring Video Doorbells

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Two of Ring’s newest video doorbells in both silver and bronze are marked down. They feature 1080p HD video, super-easy installation and improved motion detection, so you’ll always know when someone is at your door.

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Echo Show 8 ($64.99, originally $129.99; amazon.com)

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Echo Show 8

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Now’s the time to add an Echo Show 8 to your home. The smart display is back down to its lowest price ever in both charcoal and sandstone colorways.

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Fire HD Tablet 8 Plus ($74.99, originally $109.99; amazon.com)

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Fire HD Tablet 8 Plus

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Our budget pick for best tablet, the Fire HD Tablet 8 Plus is now back down to its lowest price ever. It can handle a fairly comprehensive range of everyday tasks, including streaming, e-reading and even some light gaming.

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Blink Mini ($24.99, originally $34.99; amazon.com)

Blink Mini

Up your home’s security with this smart, compact Blink Mini indoor smart security camera. It features two-way audio and motion detection, meaning you can opt to get alerts on your smartphone whenever there’s movement in your customized zones.

Apple Airpods Pro ($169, originally $249; amazon.com)

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Apple Airpods Pro

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AirPods Pro are at the top of many peoples’ wish lists, and right now, you can get a pair for the lowest price we’ve seen at Amazon (discount is applied at checkout). You can also snag AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $149.99 and the version with a wired charging case for the respectable price of $119.

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Energizer Max AA + AAA Batteries Combo Pack ($24.10, originally $31.97; amazon.com)

Energizer Max AA + AAA Batteries Combo Pack

Energizer Max AA + AAA Batteries Combo Pack

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You can never have too many batteries on hand. This combo pack from Energizer has a total of 48 AA and AAA batteries to power tons of your devices.

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Kasa Smart Plugs, 4-Pack ($26.99, originally $29.99; amazon.com)

Kasa Smart Plugs, 4-pack

Kasa Smart Plugs, 4-pack

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Make any outlet in your home smart with this four-pack of Kasa smart plugs by TP-Link. They work with both Alexa and Google Home Assistant and are incredibly easy to set up.

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Sony WH1000XM4 Over-Ear Headphones ($278, originally $349.99; amazon.com)

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Sony WH1000XM4 Over-Ear Headphones

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These Sony headphones were named Underscored’s pick for best overall over-ear headphones, and for Black Friday, they’re back down to just $278, the lowest price we’ve seen. In our opinion, they’re truly top-notch when it comes to sound quality, comfort, battery life and noise cancellation.

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Roku Ultra Media Streaming Player ($69, originally $99.99; amazon.com)

Roku Ultra Media Streaming Player

Roku Ultra Media Streaming Player

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Our favorite streaming device, the Roku Ultra, is now available for about $30 off its usual price. The recently updated player is faster than the previous version, and it features Dolby Vision HDR support and improved Wi-Fi performance.

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Tile Trackers (starting at $17.99; amazon.com)

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Tile Trackers

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If you’re prone to losing your keys or wallet, pay attention to this deal on a couple Tile Trackers. You’ll find savings of up to 28% on the Tile Mate, which easily hooks onto your key ring, and Tile Slim, which fits into your wallet like a credit card.

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Anker Rechargeable Bolder LC90 LED Flashlight ($22.99, originally $29.99; amazon.com)

Anker Rechargeable Bolder LC90 LED Flashlight

Anker Rechargeable Bolder LC90 LED Flashlight

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It’s never a bad idea to have a flashlight on hand. This super bright one from Anker features 900 lumens and reaches the length of two football fields.

Instant Pot Ultra (starting at $99.99; amazon.com)

Instant Pot Ultra

Instant Pot Ultra

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The magical 10-in-1 pressure cooker from Instant Pot is on sale so you can cook, steam, warm and so much more for less. Both the 6-quart and 8-quart versions are discounted so you can whip up meals in a jiffy, no matter your family size.

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Shark Vacuums (starting at $119.99; amazon.com)

Shark Vacuums

Shark Vacuums

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Shark Vacuums can help you clean up all your holiday messes with 45% off both a robot and corded vacuum. Packed with self-cleaning technology along with being WiFi- and Alexa-enabled, leave the cleaning to the robots with Shark’s smart vacuum (they’re probably better at it than you anyway).

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LifeStraw ($12.97, originally $19.95; amazon.com)

A must-have for camping, hiking and even traveling, the LifeStraw ensures you always have access to clean water with its built-in filter you can drink right out of.

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Steelcase Series 1 Work Office Chair ($319.99, originally $395; amazon.com)

Steelcase Series 1 Work Office Chair

Steelcase Series 1 Work Office Chair

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Our top pick for best office chair is now down to its lowest price ever. It’s one of the most customizable, high-quality, comfortable office chairs on the market.

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MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener ($16.98, originally $39.98; amazon.com)

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

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If you’re looking to upgrade your garage door opener (and honestly, who isn’t?) the MyQ smart garage door opener is beloved by shoppers. Through an app on your phone, you can open or close your garage door from anywhere, and you can add up to three people with the app too, which is ideal for families.

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Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook ($20.55, originally $34; amazon.com)

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

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This is the last notebook you’ll ever need to buy. Rocketbooks are reusable, so when its 32 pages are full, just wipe it clean with a damp cloth and get back to writing. Not to mention, you can import your handwritten notes into a number of popular cloud services, so they’ll never be lost.

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Trtl Travel Pillow ($18, originally $39.99; amazon.com)

Trtl Travel Pillow

Trtl Travel Pillow

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Even if you’re not taking trips right now, you should still consider investing in this bestselling travel pillow. It’s made with super soft fleece and features an internal support that allows you to comfortably rest your head. Don’t forget to clip the on-page coupon for an extra 25% off.

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Dash Rapid Egg Cooker ($15.99, originally $19.99; amazon.com)

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

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Whipping up half a dozen eggs has never been easier. This Dash Rapid Egg Cooker can hard boil, soft boil, poach, scramble and make omelets. Plus, it only weighs 1 pound and won’t take up too much counter space.

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23andMe ($99, originally $199; amazon.com)

23andMe

Always wanted to know your family’s ancestry? This 50% off deal on 23andMe lets you do just that, with a detailed report on not only your lineage but your health predispositions, carrier statuses and more.

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Bissell MyAir Purifier ($69.99, originally $89.99; amazon.com)

Bissell MyAir Purifier

Bissell MyAir Purifier

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Between the California wildfires and the fact that we’re now dealing with an airborne virus, air purifiers have skyrocketed to mass popularity this year. This one can rid the air 99.7% of air particles, making it effective in capturing dust, pollen, smoke and pet dander. It’s also quite small so you can easily place it under your bedside table or even on top of your kitchen counter.

Amazon Brand Fashion (starting at $7.10; amazon.com)

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Fashion from Amazon brands

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Amazon’s own in-house brands like Daily Ritual, Goodthreads and Amazon Essentials have become fashion lines in their own right, and right now, you can get up to 30% off on styles for men and women. Tons of cold-weather clothes are discounted so you can bundle up and stay warm as the temperatures dip.

Haggar apparel (starting at $8.68; amazon.com)

Haggar apparel

Haggar apparel

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Haggar, known for its menswear, is seriously discounting its line of men’s pants, with up to 65% shaved off some of its most popular pairs, from jeans to dress pants and khakis.

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Under Armour (starting at $7.88; amazon.com)

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Under Armour

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The performance brand is discounting tons of its goods — leggings, hoodies, socks, T-shirts — this Black Friday, with up to 25% off. That means you can now get its top-rated leggings (for men and women) for just around $20 and backpacks and workout bags now for around $30.

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‘Black Beauty’ reimagines the classic horse story

“A mustang’s spirit can never be broken,” the wild horse of the title, whose thoughts are voiced by Kate Winslet, says at the outset, a statement that will be tested over the course of the movie.Previously adapted in 1971 and 1994, Anna Sewell’s book has become a children’s literary classic, and the central girl-and-her-horse story…

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“A mustang’s spirit can never be broken,” the wild horse of the title, whose thoughts are voiced by Kate Winslet, says at the outset, a statement that will be tested over the course of the movie.

Previously adapted in 1971 and 1994, Anna Sewell’s book has become a children’s literary classic, and the central girl-and-her-horse story dovetails with the brand for Disney+ — another entry for the kid-and-animal live-action bin, dating back to “Old Yeller.” Small wonder the streaming service acquired the completed film, which would have been a tough sell theatrically.

The narrative, however, moves at a pace much closer to a trot than a gallop, as the horse is caught and turned over to trainer John Manly (“Game of Thrones'” Iain Glen), a taciturn fellow who soon receives another new arrival: His recently orphaned teenage niece, Jo (Mackenzie Foy).

Both outsiders, the bond between the girl and the horse as executed here by writer-director Ashley Avis brings to mind “The Black Stallion,” including a shot of the two running along the beach that seems like an homage to it.

The story comes up a bit lame, alas, when Jo and Beauty move to a farm owned by a wealthy family, prompting the imperious matriarch (Claire Forlani) to snap “Our son’s fraternizing with the help” when their dreamy kid (Calam Lynch) begins spending time with Jo.

Beauty’s struggles don’t end there, as her move to the city exposes more of the mistreatment that horses endure in captivity, prompting her to ask in the narration, “How could some people not understand that horses can feel what they do?”

As well-intentioned as the film appears to be, it’s ultimately too inert, even with the changes, to make this familiar story leap off the page. “Black Beauty” isn’t bad, exactly, but rather the kind of flavorless fare that underscores how hard really good family viewing is to corral.

“Black Beauty” premieres Nov. 27 on Disney+.

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The best Black Friday vacuum sales and deals

(CNN) —   If it’s time to give your tired vacuum an upgrade, Black Friday is the time to do it, with deals on top brands like Dyson, Roomba, Hoover and more across a number of sites, from the brands’ own to retailers like Amazon and Target. We’ve rounded up some of the best deals…

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If it’s time to give your tired vacuum an upgrade, Black Friday is the time to do it, with deals on top brands like Dyson, Roomba, Hoover and more across a number of sites, from the brands’ own to retailers like Amazon and Target. We’ve rounded up some of the best deals on brand favorites running now through Black Friday — read on (and shop them) below.

These robotic vacuums by iRobot are majorly discounted on the brand’s website from November 19 all the way through December 5, giving you plenty of time to figure out what meets your household needs the most. One of our favorites? The Roomba i3+, which is on sale for $399.99, down from $599.99. It boasts a sleek-looking docking station that allows the vacuum to empty itself (you read that right), plus the ability to control your cleaning via the app or your preferred voice assistant.

Models are also on sale over at Target from November 22 through 28, with $120 off the brand’s 675 model. The e5 is also on sale for $249.99, down from $349.99.

Wayfair also has the Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum discounted down to $199.99, down from the originally $251.99.

  • Retailer(s): Shark (up to $75 off); Target (up to 50% off)

When it comes to getting the best range of deals, head straight to the brand’s website, which is currently offering a tiered slate of discounts on its vacuums. While some exclusions apply, you can find some great deals on handheld, upright and cordless vacuums, thanks to some magic discount codes: $20 off orders $100 or more (use SAVE20 at checkout), $45 off orders $200 or more (SAVE45) and $75 off orders $300 or more (SAVE75).

The Shark ION R76, one of the brand’s robotic models, will be on sale for $149.99, down from $299.99 at Target from November 22 through 28. Enabled with Wi-Fi to let you set the cleaning schedule, it picks up pet hair while steering clear of furniture and has three types of brushes for a super-clean scrub.

  • Retailer(s): Dyson (more than 30% off); Amazon (up to 25% off); Target (more than 40% off)

Dyson’s vacuums might be on the pricier side, but those who have ‘em love ‘em. Save big on select makes and models during the brand’s Black Friday deals, which span most major retailers as well as dyson.com.

Starting Sunday, November 21, at Amazon, you’ll be able to take $150 off the brand’s cord-free V10 Animal vacuum, which has incredible deep-cleaning suction, up to 60 minutes of run time and filtration that captures 99.99% of all particles, dust and allergens.

If you head over to dyson.com, you’ll also be able to take $150 off Dyson’s V8 Absolute cord-free vacuum, a lean, mean cleaning machine that converts to a handheld and comes with a ton of attachments to get every last dust bunny out from your home.

The vacuums will also be on sale at Target, with its Slim Ball Animal Upright Vacuum on sale November 22 through 28 for $199.99 instead of its usual $349.99. It has a super-maneuverable, self-adjusting head that means it detects the right level of cleaning for whatever floor type you have, without you having to do a thing — and it’s bagless, which eliminates one more step from your process.

  • Retailer(s): Target (more than 35% off)

Head to Target for big savings on one of Black & Decker’s best-known models. The iconic Dustbuster Hand Vacuum (the one you grew up with, but better) is $24.99 instead of $39.99 while Target’s Black Friday deals run from November 22 to 28. It’s a lifesaver for the little spills that come with the holidays’ flurry of cooking, baking and crafting — and it has a brush for the inevitable crumbs on the couch too.

  • Retailer(s): Amazon (up to 40% off)

Anker’s robotic vacuums are well loved and deliver when it comes to performance. There are some great deals on Eufy vacuums going on over at Amazon during the holidays, with models like the BoostIQ RoboVac 30c on sale for $179.99 instead of the usual $299.99 — a discount of $120 that’s pretty hard to say no to (in our humble opinion). Perfect for floors from hard laminate to medium-pile carpet, this dirt-sucker-upper works with Alexa, has 100 minutes of cleaning time and doesn’t sound any louder than your microwave.

The brand’s G30 is also on sale, marked down from $319.99 to $229.99. Beyond the ability to intelligently navigate (and hoover) your home, it has 2000Pa of suction to get every last crumb, hair and dust bunny off the floor, plus an automatically triggered BoostIQ to kick the vacuum into hard drive (aka 1.5x its normal cleaning power) when the vacuum senses it’s needed.

  • Retailer(s): Target (more than 50% off)

Hoover makes great midprice vacuums perfect for everyday cleaning, and there are some great deals going on at Target on the brand’s top-rated cleaners from November 22 through 28. The Hoover WindTunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner is $110 off, marked down to $79.99 from $189.99. The vacuum has a 30-foot power cord to go from room to room easily, plus easy-to-navigate steering and tech that blocks 99% of allergens.

  • Retailer(s): Target (more than 15% off)

Dirt Devil’s known for great vacuum cleaners at a wallet-friendly price, and those prices get even lower with some of the deals going on right now at retailers like Target.

The brand’s bagless Endura Express is $49.99 instead of $59.99 and can grab dirt off hard floors as well as carpets, thanks to a multi-floor brushroll and CleanPath suction tech.

Head on over to Bissell’s website to save big on some of the brand’s best-loved models from November 25 to 28. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY20 to take 10% off pretty much everything on the site on orders under $50. If you’re up for spending a little more, then you can get 15% off when you spend $50 to $149.99 — and 25% off orders over $150.

There are just a few exceptions to the sale, though they shouldn’t limit your choices too much: the Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind Vacuum, the CrossWave Multisurface Wet and Dry Vac, the ProHeat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner, the TurboClean PowerBrush Pet and the Big Green Professional Carpet Cleaner.

From November 21 through 28, several Bissel models are also on sale at Target, and they’re great for a whole range of cleaning needs. Deep cleaning? Check out the ProHeat portable deep cleaner, on sale for $89.99, down from $119.99. For more balanced wet/dry action, check out the CrossWave cordless wet/dry vacuum for an all-in-one, get-it-done machine — it’s on sale for $349.99 instead of $399.99.

Tineco has some seriously innovative cleaning tech and will be offering up to $190 off on bestbuy.com beginning November 22 and running until November 28. You can save big on the cordless Tineco A10 Tango Stick Vacuum, which will be $179.99 instead of its regular price of $249.99 — it’s a great pick for everyday cleaning and weighs in at a lightweight 5 pounds. Or take care of two jobs in one with the Tineco Floor One S3 Cordless Hard Floor Cleaner Wet Dry Vacuum, on sale at Best Buy for $279.99, down from $399.99. It washes and vacuums your hard floors at the same time, plus it has a handy LED screen that changes color to let you know when the floor is totally dirt-free (goals, no?).

Tineco’s also on sale at Walmart from November 30 to December 5, with models like the Pure One S11 Spartan available for $219.99, down from $299.99. This cordless vac has a 450-watt motor and a design that converts to a hand vac for getting every nook and cranny of your house. Plus, it has a high-tech display that monitors suction and battery usage and gives you real-time cleaning feedback too.

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