Why You Still Cant Buy Fireworks on Amazon

It may be known as the “everything store,” but there are some things, in fact, that Amazon does not sell. The ecommerce giant maintains a list of restricted product categories that ranges from weapons such as firearms, to booze and tobacco products, to pets, to kite strings for the niche sport of kite fighting. And as you get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, you should also know that list includes fireworks. It’s true that laws restricting fireworks sales have eased in recent years, and you can even buy them online from certain websites. But the US Postal Service and carriers like UPS won't ship most fireworks. And while Amazon is building out its own delivery network, the company …

The Tech Industry’s Latest Fitness Craze: Recovery

You know that brutal final climb in spin class, the one that seems to just not end? Don’t beat yourself up over loosening the resistance dial. And the planned six-mile run that ended after four and change? Not your fault. Your poor performance can be blamed on your underpowered clothes. Your tights, your shirts, your sports bras: all pathetic slackers! So implies Under Armour’s new line of workout gear, at least. UA Rush apparel is infused with a fiber that purportedly reflects your body heat back to you, penetrating your skin to increase “tissue oxygenation”—and in theory, your stamina. It’s a tall claim, certainly, but not in the hyper-jargonated world of fitness tech, where optimization matters as much as perspiration, …