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We can't change the weather, but we can protect against the cold and snow of winter with stylish boots. And lucky for you, we happen to have a pair of serious snow boots on our radar. One Amazon reviewer swears they're so warm, they're "like wearing a blanket." These Cior Snow Boots are highly rated for their superior insulation, which will keep your toes toasty all day long. Get 'em on sale before the temps start dropping.
Finding a decent pair of warm snow boots for under $100 is a tall order, so at just $40, these are a total steal. This also happens to be the lowest price we've ever seen them on sale for — they're 50% off!
Why do I need this?
Cior Snow Boots are in a league of their own when it comes to winter footwear. They're wrapped in a water-resistant textile upper that zips up securely with an adjustable drawstring up top to make sure no precipitation or wind gets inside. These boots are airtight against weather's worst.
They'll also keep you stable on icy ground. They have a shock-absorbing, grooved rubber outsole that's ergonomically shaped and prevents slips and skids. The boots even have a protective toe cap for unexpected bumps in the road while trudging through ice and snow.
What reviewers say
These winter essentials certainly pass the most brutal of tests. One fan in Alaska swears by them. And shoppers love how cute they are, too. "When buying shoes, often feel like you have to either choose style or comfort," one wrote. "This checks both boxes! Also has great traction for getting around in winter precipitation."
"I’m in love with these boots! Not only are they water-resistant, but they actually fit to size. I’d buy them again in a heartbeat," raved a content customer.
And then there's this shopper, who pointed out another great thing about Cior Snow Boots: they pack well! "Bought these for a month-long trip to the snowy mountains and they have been perfect! They are super lightweight and folded up compactly in my suitcase. They sprung right back into shape. They look good and have stayed clean despite walking through slush and ice and snow. They are extremely comfortable, almost feels like I'm barefoot. And the best part is they are so insulated! I have only worn one thin pair of socks and these boots have kept my feet toasty warm."
"These are the best boots I've ever had," gushed a final fan. "Will withstand cold winters for sure. Only downfall is sometimes they make weird noises deflating the air when you put them on."
In case the idea of applying a snail secretion to your skin never crossed your mind, take it from thousands of Amazon shoppers — it's effective! This serum has amassed a cult-like following thanks to its lightweight, refreshing feel and hydrating, rejuvenating effects. Snail mucin not only helps boost collagen and elastin for a firmer look and feel, but it can also gently exfoliate for a smoother texture while also soothing the skin. Reviewers reported noticing everything from a brighter complexion to a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and dark spots after using. Good skin care can cost a bundle these days, so to find such a highly-rated product on sale for just $15 is a win in our book.
This multi-use hair tool rarely goes on sale, and while it's certainly not cheap, it's currently down to the lowest price we've ever seen. With attachments for curling, smoothing, shaping and more, it'll feel like you have your own little handheld salon.
Why have a bunch of weights lying around your house when you can get everything you need out of this adjustable one? It can replace six kettlebells — just turn the dial to set it between 8 and 40 pounds. It's down to its lowest price in months!
The luxurious texture and sweet berry scent make this mask a delightful addition to your nighttime beauty routine, and you’ll wake up with soft, supple and nourished lips. It rarely goes on sale, and this is the lowest price we're seeing.
If your denim collection could use a refresh, these No. 1 bestselling jeans belong in your wardrobe. Not only are they flattering with their leg-lengthening high waist, but reviewers also say they're super comfortable — and the tapered design will highlight your cute fall boots. Plus, they start at a ridiculous $11 — over 75% off!
Keep your feet nice and toasty with these No. 1 bestselling wool socks, which come in the cutest colors and prints. They're soft and warm, yet breathable, and at over 50% off, they'd make perfect stocking stuffers (though you should definitely get a pack for yourself, too!).
Indian military engineers were preparing to dig by hand Monday to reach 41 workers trapped in a collapsed road tunnel for 16 days, a rescue operation hit by repeated setbacks.Soldiers plan to use a so-called "rat-hole mining" technique, digging by hand to clear the rocks and rubble over the remaining nine metres (29 feet), with temperatures plummeting in the remote mountain location in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.Last week, engineers working to drive a metal pipe horizontally through 57 metres (187 feet) of rock and concrete ran into metal girders and construction vehicles buried in the earth, snapping a giant earth-boring augur machine."The broken parts of the auger (drilling) machine stuck inside the tunnel have been removed", senior local civil servant Abhishek Ruhela told AFP on Monday, after a specialised superheated plasma cutter was brought in to clear the metal."Preparations are being made to start manual drilling work," he added. "Indian Army engineering battalion personnel, along with other rescue officers, are preparing to do rat-hole mining".Engineers in the bitterly cold conditions will use manual drills to clear the route, a tough task in the narrow pipe, just wide enough for a man to crawl through.- 'Challenging' -In a separate effort, vertical drilling has reached more than a quarter of the 89 metres down to the men, a risky route in an area that has already suffered a collapse. A drilling machine was brought up to the forested hill above the tunnel on a specially-constructed track."Vertical drilling is going on at a fast pace," with teams having reached 19 metres (63 feet) by late Sunday, said Mahmood Ahmed, a top official in the national roads ministry.Work is ongoing at "full speed but with caution", he added.Digging, blasting and drilling have also begun from the far side of the road tunnel, a much longer third route estimated to be around 480 metres.The 41 construction workers have been trapped in the Silkyara road tunnel since November 12.Efforts have been painfully slow, complicated by falling debris and repeated breakdowns of drilling machines. Hopes that the team was on the verge of a breakthrough on Wednesday were dashed, with a government statement warning of the "challenging Himalayan terrain".For the distraught relatives of the trapped men, it has been an ordeal without an imminent end in sight.But Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami vowed Monday that all the men would be rescued."Do not worry, all the labourers will be taken out safely", he said on X, formerly Twitter.The workers were seen alive for the first time on Tuesday, peering into the lens of an endoscopic camera sent by rescuers down a thin pipe through which air, food, water and electricity are being delivered.Though trapped, they have plenty of space in the tunnel, with the area inside 8.5 metres high and stretching about two kilometres in length.bur-pjm/mca
A Sumatran rhino has been born in western Indonesia, officials said Monday, a rare sanctuary birth for the critically endangered animal with only several dozen believed to be left in the world.A male rhino named Andatu, born in 2012 at Way Kambas, was the first Sumatran rhino birthed in an Indonesian sanctuary in more than 120 years.
STORY: A severe snowstorm caused havoc in Ukraine on Monday.This video from Ukrainian authorities shows what it was like out on the roads.Hundreds of cars and trucks were struck in snow drifts, some over six feet high, the government said in a social media post. Hundreds of settlements were without power and more than a dozen roads were closed. According to the emergency services, more than 1,200 rescue workers are managing the clean-up effort.The south and central parts of the country were the worst hit, according to Ukraine’s interior minister. But as residents dig out, tens of thousands of troops remain in front-line positions in the war with Russia.Polled by Reuters, Kyiv residents said the harsh winter did not bother them much.“It’s just regular weather. What’s more important is keeping the boys warm in the trenches. We will survive it here.”“I start crying when I think about soldiers. It is hard to imagine what it feels like there. These are very heavy thoughts.”The storm is also renewing fears that Moscow could target Ukraine's power grid this winter... Kyiv says Russia has attacked infrastructure 60 times in the past few weeks. On Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy thanked Ukraine's military for fighting Russian attacks...and its rescue services for tackling extreme weather.In Russian-held Crimea, officials said nearly half a million people were without power. Russian-installed authorities declared a state of emergency Monday and reported that one person died, ten were injured, and hundreds evacuated.
Amidst record-high temperatures, deluges, droughts and wildfires, leaders are convening for another round of United Nations climate talks later this month that seek to curb the centuries-long trend of humans spewing ever more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. For hundreds of years, people have shaped the world around them for their benefit: They drained lakes to protect infrastructure, wealth and people. The allure of exploiting nature and burning fossil fuels as a path to prosperity hopped from nation to nation, each eager to secure their own energy.
Hurricane force winds, snowfall and flooding that swept parts of southern Russia, Ukraine and Moldova left at least 13 people dead Monday and almost two million without power, authorities said.Four people were reported to have died in Russia and Crimea due to the storms, with another four reported dead in Moldova.
The Khata Corridor in western Nepal is a crucial wildlife link between two protected areas. Conservation work there has increased the number of tigers, leading to an increase in human-wildlife conflict. Local environmental organizations are looking for ways to resolve that conflict to protect both humans and tigers.
STORY: Government officials said the work at the construction site, located in the town of Uttarkashi, would take around 100 hours. Evacuating the workers has taken longer than previously hoped with rescuers encountering several obstacles, the latest being damage to the drilling machine, according to officials on Saturday (November 25).The men have been stuck in the 3-mile tunnel since it caved in early on November 12, and have been getting cooked food via a lifeline pipe that was installed to ensure a steady supply of essential goods.
Around 500,000 people have been left without power after a storm took down power lines, ripped up trees and damaged buildings in Crimea. Russian state news agency Tass said the storm also hit southern Russia and sent waves flooding into the beach resort of Sochi. The government in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, told people to stay at home on Monday.