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CNET: Bring the gym home with this smart fitness tech

Smart fitness tech bridges the gap between instructor-led studio exercise classes and winging it on your own. Through apps, built-in touchscreen displays, remote classes and more, you can stay motivated even when you're working out at home. CNET tested these four fitness solutions to help you get in shape without leaving the house.

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Ex-etiquette: Breaking up is hard to do

Q: I'm a stay-at-home mom. My children's father rarely took an interest in the kids while we were together. He would take them to baseball practice after work and go to their games on the weekends, but never took them to the doctor or dentist or went to school conferences. Now that we are splitting up and he wants all this time with the kids! I don't think he deserves it under the circumstances! What's good ex-etiquette?

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App review: Tynker Junior, terrific intro to coding for little kids focuses on the fun

Parents need to know that Tynker Junior is a lead-in to the popular Tynker: Coding Games for Kids app that teaches kids coding skills. This version requires no reading and starts simply enough that even really young kids can get on board. Kids will do best if they can recognize numbers and count. While the app is free, it has limited content. Full access requires an in-app subscription purchase of $0.99/month or $9.99/year (a free one-week trial is available). Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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Game review: Nintendo’s ‘Fitness Boxing,’ gets kids in fit fighting shape

Parents need to know that "Fitness Boxing" is a sports fitness game available for the Nintendo Switch. Players go through a number of workout sessions, simulating a boxing exercise routine through the use of the Switch Joy Con's motion controls. Players move to the rhythm of different musical tracks, spar in light boxing matches and more, all while working towards certain fitness goals and keeping track of their progress along the way. Although players are constantly throwing and dodging punches in their workouts and sparring sessions, there's very little in the way of real violence. Instead, this is essentially a shadow boxing session meant to encourage players to enjoy getting more physically active.

Some STDs at record highs in the U.S.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention released data showing that doctors diagnosed more than 2 million people with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2016. That's a record high in the United States.