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The Best Paint Sets for Kids Will Inspire Boundless Creativity

Painting sets provide young artists everything they need to explore their creativity and enjoy hours of artmaking fun. The best sets include not only a variety of premium nontoxic paints but also paintbrushes, palettes, paper, canvas boards, a smock or apron, easel, and a convenient bag or carry case. Some sets include preprinted canvases with…

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Painting sets provide young artists everything they need to explore their creativity and enjoy hours of artmaking fun. The best sets include not only a variety of premium nontoxic paints but also paintbrushes, palettes, paper, canvas boards, a smock or apron, easel, and a convenient bag or carry case. Some sets include preprinted canvases with engaging themes, inspiring inexperienced artists to jump right in and paint. High-quality brushes are essential to learning the fine motor skills needed for painting; the brushes should come in a variety of types and sizes, perfect for experimenting. Browse our selection of the best kid-friendly painting sets below.

1. ColorCrayz Paint Set for Kids
Painting sets provide young artists everything they need to explore their creativity and enjoy hours of artmaking fun. The best sets include not only a variety of premium nontoxic paints but also paintbrushes, palettes, paper, canvas boards, a smock or apron, easel, and a convenient bag or carry case. Some sets include preprinted canvases with engaging themes, inspiring inexperienced artists to jump right in and paint. High-quality brushes are essential to learning the fine motor skills needed for painting; the brushes should come in a variety of types and sizes, perfect for experimenting. Browse our selection of the best kid-friendly painting sets below.

2. GoodyKing Painting Set for Kids
Is your young artist ready to advance from watercolors to acrylic paints? If so, GoodyKing’s acrylic set is perfect. The set features twelve 12-milliliter tubes of acrylic paint, five premium paintbrushes, one smock, four pre-stenciled paint canvases, four blank white canvases, a table easel, a plastic mixing tray with 10 wells, a waterproof smock, a color mixing guide, and a bag to store everything. The paints are high-quality acrylics with premium pigments, including traditional artist shades and fun hues. Safe and nontoxic, the paints clean up easily when still wet but are permanent once dry. GoodyKing’s color guide is a great tool to teach a young artist the basics of mixing paint. This set is ideal for early-elementary (K–2) students.

3. FyneArt Kids Painting Set
FyneArt’s painting set is ideal for young artists who love farm animals. The set features six engaging stenciled farm scenes on 8-by-10-inch canvases, which are made from 100% acid-free cotton and ready to hang. (FyneArt also offers a set featuring pre-printed dinosaur scenes.) This set includes a dozen 12-milliliter acrylic paints in vivid colors; the color mixing guide helps young artists find the perfect hue and explains ways to use the plastic mixing tray. The set also includes five paintbrushes: two small rounds (size 4), one large round (size 8), one small flat (size 6), and one large flat (size 10). The bristles are made of flexible nylon and the handles are sturdy wood; the brushes won’t shed and will last for hours of painting. The tabletop easel is sturdy and won’t fall over, and its feet won’t scratch your tabletop. 

4. U.S. Art Supply Washable Tempera Paint Set
Does your young artist just want as many colors as possible? U.S. Art Supply’s 32-color tempera set includes a full spectrum including 18 basic colors, 7 neons, and 7 glittery pearl colors. The amount of paint is generous: you get 2 ounces (60 milliliters) of each color in kid-friendly, wide-mouth plastic bottles with twist-off tops. The tempera paint is thick and creamy, applying with excellent coverage to almost any surface, including paper, canvas, fabric, wood, cardboard, rocks, and plastics. It is safe, nontoxic, and washable, and it won’t stain hands or clothing.

5. Glokers Kids Painting Supplies Set
Glokers’s acrylic art set for kids has a studio’s worth of painting tools for the young artist in your life. It features 24 vibrant acrylic paints in 12-milliliter tubes, a tabletop easel, 10 paintbrushes, six canvas boards, two mixing palettes, and a smock. The paints are high-quality nontoxic acrylics made with premium pigments, great for mixing and applying to canvas boards. The boards are sturdy, white, absorbent, and ready to paint. Also included are a 10 paintbrushes: a variety of flats, several rounds, and one angled brush. Their nylon bristles allow precision painting and rigorous use: they won’t shed or fall apart after just a few sessions. This set appeals to artists as young as 3 right up to tweens. The pocketed smock is larger and roomier than most to accommodate kids of all sizes. Glokers’s set also includes a roomy travel bag to store all the supplies. 

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YouTube TV review: The best premium live TV streaming service – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET You’ve probably heard the saying, “change is the only constant.” It refers to life itself, but it could apply to live TV streaming services too. Prices at the high-end have been vacillating so much in the past 12 months, for example, that it has caused CNET’s Editor’s Choice to change twice. For a…

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You’ve probably heard the saying, “change is the only constant.” It refers to life itself, but it could apply to live TV streaming services too. Prices at the high-end have been vacillating so much in the past 12 months, for example, that it has caused CNET’s Editor’s Choice to change twice. For a brief period in 2020 the cheaper Hulu Plus Live TV snatched the title from YouTube TV. Inevitably though, Hulu raised its price to match YouTube TV’s ($65) making Google’s service our favorite higher-end TV service for cord cutters once again. The reason why it’s so good? YouTube TV has the most channels, the best features, and even offers the option of 4K streaming, just in time for the Olympics!

LikeMore channels than any competitor, and includes PBSSuperb cloud DVRExcellent on-screen interface and handy search bar

Don’t LikeExpensive4K content adds $20 to the priceRoku users need to access via YouTube proper

YouTube TV recently added extra channels such as Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon meaning it now offers 79 of the top 100 channels, handily beating Hulu, AT&T TV and Fubo TV. Its channel selection includes numerous cable staples and all four local networks — ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC — in most markets nationwide. YouTube TV is also the only multichannel streaming service with local PBS stations. In short, you might not even miss cable. Beyond channels, YouTube TV is easy to use, slick and speedy on a variety of TV and mobile devices. Its cloud DVR is the best in the business, with unlimited storage and pretty much all the capabilities of a hardware DVR such as TiVo and even more. 

The big snag is the price. Especially if you pony up the extra $20 for 4K. For people used to the myriad channels and easy DVR of cable or satellite, YouTube TV’s base package is worth the extra expense over an entry-level streaming service. For cord cutters who want more savings, however, Sling TV Blue at $35 a month is still pretty great and especially suited to people on tighter budgets. What do you get? YouTube TV is different from YouTube, the free video service with more than 2 billion users a month. YouTube TV offers an experience similar to cable TV, with live channels and on-demand content available on a variety of devices. It works with Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV along with numerous smart TVs, phones, tablets and web browsers. The service operates in much the same way as competitors — there’s a program guide, a DVR and dozens of channels. But what really separates YouTube TV from other premium ($60-plus a month) services such as AT&T TV, Hulu Plus Live TV and FuboTV? Let’s take a look.

Premium services compared

Premium services

YouTube TV

AT&T TV

Hulu Plus Live TV

FuboTV

Base price

$65/month

$70/month

$65/month

$65/month

Total number of top 100 channels

79

60

71

65

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC channels

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Record shows for later (cloud DVR)

Yes (keep for 9 months)

Yes (20 hours, unlimited hours for $10/mo.)

Yes (50 hours, 200 hours plus commercial skip for $10/mo.)

Yes (250 hours)

Step-up packages with more channels

No ($20 for 4K only) 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Simultaneous streams per account

3

20 

2 ($10 option for unlimited)

3

YouTube TV’s channel selection is excellent, with more from our list of 100 top channels than any other competitor. That said, more channels doesn’t necessarily mean more of what you want: Some services such as FuboTV lean heavily on sports while others are increasingly wide-ranging. It’s best to check the list at the end of this article, which compares individual channels across services, to make sure you’re getting the channels you want. Previously, YouTube TV didn’t offer any add-on channel packages, instead relying on a handful of single-channel add-ons like Showtime, Epix, HBO and HBO Max. The service now includes the $20 4K Plus upgrade which offers a number of benefits including 4K sports like the Olympics and MLB plus on-demand content. It also ups the number of simultaneous streams to unlimited, which is good for football teams or something. I haven’t had a chance to test 4K Plus yet so it’s hard to say if it’s worth the money or not, but I’m hesitant about it. Especially since FuboTV includes 4K for no extra change.Another couple of other changes came with the 4K Plus update including 5.1 surround to all subscribers — most competitors only include stereo sound.  The other is that DVR recordings can now be searched for specific sports which will be helpful for events like the gigantic grab bag of the Summer Olympics. What’s it like to use? YouTube TV’s user interface is fairly simple. There are three top-level tabs broken into Library, Home and Live. Library is where your DVR content lives. Home is where both featured and live thumbnails appear. The Live tab is a familiar-looking program grid which displays currently playing and upcoming shows. You can search for content from the top of any page, which makes it relatively easy to jump straight to the programming you want. You can also perform searches with a compatible voice remote or Google Assistant. While this is easier if you have an Android TV streamer you can also perform searches on your Google Home and play it on a Roku.Be aware that Roku and Google are currently in negotiations, and new Roku users will need to access YouTube TV from the YouTube app, which is a little clunky. People who have the YouTube TV app preloaded or using other platforms like Fire TV are unaffected. You can connect to YouTube to watch related clips.
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The service’s tie-in to YouTube proper is welcome — with YouTube originals included in the TV app — though it could be more tightly integrated, especially on TV devices. For example, a content page appears when you press the Go To button on a show, and a Related on YouTube item appears at the bottom. It would be helpful to have thumbnails of related interviews and trailers appear more prominently on this page without having to delve into menus. The DVR works well and includes the ability to rewind and fast-forward freely through recordings, even ones that aren’t yet completed. The Roku interface offers a 15-second skip by default while the Apple TV’s control system is even better. You can use the touch pad to scroll through videos — and it’s glorious! It’s so much fun and the appearance of thumbnails make it relatively easy to get to the part you want. The DVR enables you to fast-forward and rewind, while Apple TV enables you to scrub through the timeline.
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In the past, when a show appeared in a network’s on-demand library, it would automatically replace the version in your cloud DVR. That means you’d lose the ability to fast-forward through commercials. YouTube TV says it got rid of that restriction in October 2018, but some CNET readers have complained that it still occurs at times. Additionally, YouTube TV’s DVR is not truly unlimited. The shows will expire after nine months, but this is still a lot longer than the 30 days you get with most rivals. YouTube TV won’t save you as much money When it only cost $50 YouTube TV was very attractive, but as the service has added more channels it has also added further costs. When you add that $65 monthly fee to the $50 you’re already paying for internet, it means you’re paying over $110 a month. Many cable TV providers will give you a TV-and-internet bundle for around the same money. Prices vary a lot, of course, and with cable you probably have to pay rental equipment fees, taxes and other extras. And cable providers usually reserve the best bundle pricing for people who sign a contract. The same goes for new “streaming” offerings such as Comcast’s Infinity Flex. Like Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and others, YouTube TV is contract-free, so you can cancel at any time. Streaming services also have other advantages over cable. They’re easier to watch on phones and tablets, for example. At $65 per month, however, you’ll have to be coming from a relatively expensive cable bill to realize substantial savings with YouTube TV.  The service comes with a comprehensive program guide.
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Should you get YouTube TV? If price is no object, YouTube TV is my favorite live streaming service, with a whole swathe of entertainment options and one of the best DVR and search combos on the market. It offers more channels than anyone else and the inclusion of 5.1 surround is great for sports and movie fans alikeIf you don’t want to be beholden to a traditional cable company it’s a great alternative. That said, $65 a month could be tough for some people, but without a contract to worry about you are free to jump ship to a better deal at any time. If you’re a hardcore cord cutter and determined to save money, Sling TV Blue offers a compelling alternative especially when paired with an antenna or an AirTV 2.  Below you’ll find a comparison of the top 100 channels offered by a few of YouTube TV’s competitors. For more information and comparisons with additional services, check out the full article. Top 100 channels compared

Channel

Sling Blue ($35)

Fubo TV ($65)

Hulu with Live TV ($65)

YouTube TV ($65)

AT&T TV ($70)

Total channels:

38

65

71

79

60

ABC

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CBS

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fox

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

NBC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PBS

No

No

No

Yes

No

CW

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MyNetworkTV

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Channel

Sling Blue ($35)

Fubo TV ($65)

YouTube TV ($65)

Hulu with Live TV ($65)

AT&T TV ($70)

A&E

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

ACC Network

No

$

Yes

Yes

$

AMC

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Animal Planet

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

BBC America

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

BBC World News

$

$

No

Yes

$

BET

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Big Ten Network

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Bloomberg TV

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Boomerang

$

No

Yes

No

Yes

Bravo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Channel

Sling Blue ($35)

Fubo TV ($65)

YouTube TV ($65)

Hulu with Live TV ($65)

AT&T TV ($70)

Cartoon Network

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

CBS Sports Network

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Cheddar

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Cinemax

No

No

$

$

$

CMT

$

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

CNBC

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CNN

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Comedy Central

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cooking Channel

$

$

$

No

$

Destination America

$

$

$

No

$

Discovery Channel

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disney Channel

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disney Junior

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disney XD

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DIY

$

$

$

No

$

E!

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

EPIX

$

$

No

$

$

ESPN

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ESPN 2

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ESPNEWS

No

$

Yes

Yes

$

ESPNU

No

$

Yes

Yes

$

Channel

Sling Blue ($35)

Fubo TV ($65)

YouTube TV ($65)

Hulu with Live TV ($65)

AT&T TV ($70)

Food Network

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fox Business

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fox News

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fox Sports 1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fox Sports 2

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Freeform

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FX

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FX Movies

$

$

Yes

Yes

$

FXX

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FYI

$

Yes

Yes

No

$

Golf Channel

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Hallmark

$

Yes

No

No

Yes

HBO/HBO Max

No

No

$

$

$

HGTV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

History

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

HLN

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

IFC

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Investigation Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lifetime

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Lifetime Movie Network

$

Yes

Yes

No

$

Channel

Sling Blue ($35)

Fubo TV ($65)

YouTube TV ($65)

Hulu with Live TV ($65)

AT&T TV ($70)

MLB Network

$

$

No

Yes

$

Motor Trend

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MSNBC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MTV

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MTV2

$

$

No

Yes

Yes

National Geographic

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nat Geo Wild

$

$

Yes

Yes

$

NBA TV

$

$

No

Yes

$

NBC Sports Network

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Newsy

Yes

$

No

Yes

No

NFL Network

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

NFL Red Zone

$

$

No

$

No

NHL Network

$

$

No

No

$

Nickelodeon

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nick Jr.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Nicktoons

$

$

No

Yes

$

Olympic Channel

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

OWN

No

Yes

No

Yes

$

Oxygen

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Paramount Network

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Channel

Sling Blue ($35)

Fubo TV ($65)

YouTube TV ($65)

Hulu with Live TV ($65)

AT&T TV ($70)

Science

$

$

$

No

$

SEC Network

No

$

Yes

Yes

$

Showtime

$

$

$

$

$

Smithsonian

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Starz

$

$

$

$

$

Sundance TV

$

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Syfy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tastemade

$

Yes

No

Yes

$

TBS

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

TCM

$

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Telemundo

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

Tennis Channel

$

$

No

No

$

TLC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

TNT

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Travel Channel

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

$

TruTV

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

TV Land

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

USA Network

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VH1

$

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vice

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

WE tv

$

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Channel

Sling Blue ($35)

Fubo TV ($65)

YouTube TV ($65)

Hulu with Live TV ($65)

AT&T TV ($70)

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How to eliminate ‘ghost’ devices on your Alexa account video – CNET

Adding, renaming, or moving around smart devices on your Alexa account over the years can lead to glitches. We’ll show you how to eliminate these “ghost” devices for good — but with a cost.

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CLIA announces 2021 North America Hall of Fame cruise industry award winners

WASHINGTON D.C. – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the 2021 North America Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards. The awards identify individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry in the United States and Canada. Award winners were inducted at the Hall of Fame Cruise Industry…

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the 2021 North America Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards. The awards identify individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry in the United States and Canada. Award winners were inducted at the Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards Gala Dinner during the CLIA Cruise360 conference in Hollywood, Florida on Thursday, July 29, 2021.“The Hall Of Fame winners represent the best of the best -innovative, visionary and committed-this group demonstrates passion, dedication and a continued commitment to propel the cruise industry forward,” said Kelly Craighead, CLIA President and CEO. “CLIA is honored to acknowledge the hard work of these exceptional industry leaders.”CLIA congratulates the 2021 North America Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Award winners:Lifetime Achivement Award WinnerAwarded to an individual who is a lifetime champion of cruise travel and has made monumental contributions to the cruise industry.Scott Koepf – Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, Cruise PlannersAfter getting bitten by the travel bug, Scott was compelled to open one of the country’s first cruise-only travel agencies just two weeks after his first cruise. Over the course of his career, Scott took on many leadership roles including with Club Med, Sitmar Cruises, Cruise Holidays International, GalaxSea Cruises, Sabre, Nexion, Avoya Travel – his impact was wide-reaching. Today, he is Cruise Planners’ Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning leading events, training, and strategic partnerships where he is able to make a positive impact on the network’s 2,500 travel advisors across the country. Scott also gives back to the industry by writing regular sales articles tapping into his personal stories about being a football player, opera singer and shipboard entertainer, leading to his two well-known monikers “The Sales Coach” and “The Singing Salesman.” As a natural entertainer, Scott leverages his on-stage presence with tried-and-true sales advice to inspire travel advisors from all walks of life and all over the world including in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.He has passionately served in leadership positions for National Association of Cruise Only Agencies (NACOA), National Association of Career Travel Advisors (NACTA) and American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA). Scott is the current chair of the Strategic Trade Advisory and Review Board (STARBoard) for CLIA.Travel Agency Innovator Award WinnerAwarded to a CLIA Travel Agency Member or Premier Agency Member that has demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership in their approach to promoting cruise travel, growing their cruise travel sales, and supporting their affiliated travel advisors.KHM Travel GroupA CLIA Premier Agency Member and a leading host agency, KHM Travel Group empowers, educates, supports, and promotes independent travel agents through a unique program focused on personal support and agent development. Led by a set of thirteen Core Values, KHM Travel Group’s 70+ dedicated team members share their knowledge and passion to help agents reach their goals in the rewarding travel industry.Founded in 2005, KHM Travel Group has always been committed to helping both new and experienced agents grow their businesses through a variety of innovative educational opportunities and resources. Webinars, Facebook Lives, hands-on events, and even a weekly talk show are just a few of the ways KHM Travel Group connects agents with the latest information from CLIA and other important industry partners and associations.As a proud CLIA Premier Member and CLIA Strategic Trade Advisory and Review Board (STARBoard) Member, KHM Travel Group champions the efforts of CLIA to amplify the reach of its campaigns to both the travel community and the traveling public. Over the years, the host agency has also contributed ideas and feedback to help CLIA develop a variety of training tools for its members.KHM Travel Group is located in Brunswick, Ohio with over 4,000 independent agents across the country.Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Year Award WinnerAwarded to an Individual Agent Member who has demonstrated their career commitment to professional development through achievement of Elite Cruise Counsellor or Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar status – the pinnacle of CLIA certification – with the requisite sales requirements, as well as, someone that has significantly impacted the travel agent landscape through contributions to their agency.Jeannie Lipphard, ECCJeannie began her travel career in 2001 with mentor Diane Mason, ECCS, and by 2005 went out on her own after obtaining her CLIA certifications: ACC, MCC, ECC, then ECCS (as well as LCS).  Jeannie has maintained ECCS status with CLIA since 2005.  CLIA education in the early part of her career set Jeannie up to be successful and within just a few years of entering the cruise travel industry, she became a top producing cruise travel advisor.  Since moving over to host agency Nexion Travel Group (Travel Leaders) in 2013, Jeannie has been a top 10 or top 5 producing agent each year using the education provided by CLIA as well as the support and tools provided by Nexion. 

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