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    The Best Books on How to Raise Toddlers, According to Child-Development ExpertsParenting books to help you navigate the terrible twos and beyond.
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    The Best Sex-Proof Makeup, According to Makeup ArtistsThe best long-wear makeup for keeping it all on while getting it on.
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    The Best Oils and Lotions for Massage, According to ExpertsMassage therapists share their favorite oils and lotions for a romantic, at-home couples massage.
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    The Best (and Warmest) Long Underwear, According to ExpertsPolar vortex aside, there’s still a lot of winter left.
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    The Best Winter Coats (That Aren’t Hideous) for Pregnant WomenSome of these coats are not maternity clothing at all and can seamlessly transition into postpartum wear.
  6. things we don't talk about
    The Best Non-Vibrating Sex Toys, According to Intimacy Experts and a DominatrixNon-vibrating sex toys can do the job, too.
  7. maternity
    The Best Maternity Workout Clothes, According to ExpertsPrenatal yoga and fitness instructors share their favorites.
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    The Best (and Most Gentle) Soaps for Babies, According to ExpertsA dermatologist and two editors share their favorite baby soaps.
  9. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Help Me Find an Alternative to This Sold-Out Duvet Cover?The Strategist helps a reader on her quest to find the perfect blue-gray duvet cover.
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    The Best Mats for Babies and Kids That Actually Look Good, According to ExpertsFloor mats that look great in a nursery as well as in your living room.
  11. gifts they might actually want
    23 Expert-Approved Gifts for Kids Aged 1 Through 12 That’ll Arrive in TimeExpert-approved Christmas gifts for kids ages 1 through 12.
  12. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for 12-Year-Olds, According to ExpertsWe spoke to a librarian and two psychotherapists to find the best gifts for 12-year-olds.
  13. the greatest gift
    What’s the Best (Affordable) Cashmere Sweater to Give?What’s the softest, most luxurious (affordable) cashmere sweater to gift for the holidays?
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    A Gift Under $30 (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Co-workerIncluding your boss, your work spouse, and your friend in HR.
  15. year in review
    Strat Haul: This Supersharp Japanese Knife Is the Best Thing I Bought in 2018It slices, dices, butterflies, chops, and cuts like a dream.
  16. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for 11-Year-Olds, According to ExpertsA psychotherapist specializing in adolescents and a librarian share their picks for the best gifts for 11-year-olds.
  17. people's choice
    The Best Porch Swings on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I am sure this swing will still be swinging long after I am gone.”
  18. the hard to shop fors
    The Best Gifts For ASMR Fanatics, According to ASMRtistsFor maximum tingling.
  19. cyber monday
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It the Magic Bullet (Now 25 Percent Off)This thing is a workhorse.
  20. testing testing
    The 100 Best Pens, As Tested by Strategist EditorsThe best felt-tips, ballpoints, gel, fountain, and rollerball pens, as judged by the writers and editors who tested them.
  21. sleep week
    What Are the Best Silk Pajamas for Women?Lingerie experts, boutique owners, and all-around stylish women dish on their favorite silken sleepwear.
  22. sleep week
    The Best Things for Getting Babies to Sleep, According to ExpertsWe spoke to two pediatricians and an editor at the Bump about their recommendations for helping your child sleep better at night.
  23. sleep week
    The Best Body Pillows, According to Sleep ExpertsSleep experts share their tips and recommendations for choosing the right body pillow for you.
  24. work week
    The Best Writing Desks on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I couldn’t be more pleased with the simple timeless beauty and substance of this desk.”
  25. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for 10-Year-Olds, According to ExpertsA child psychotherapist, two librarians, and an educational consultant share their picks for the best gifts for 10-year-olds.
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    The Best Living Room Furniture and Décor, According to Interior DesignersInterior designers dish on their favorite furniture and décor picks for the living room.
  27. work week
    The Best Commuter Backpacks on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“This backpack really is the perfect one, especially for commuting on the busy and always super packed subways of New York.”
  28. hard to shop fors
    The Best Gifts for New and Expecting Moms, According to New and Expecting MomsNew and expecting moms dish on what’s on the holiday wish list of their dreams.
  29. recommended by experts
    The Best Toys for 6-Year-Olds, According to Child TherapistsA child-development expert and a play therapist direct us toward the best toys for fun and learning.
  30. people's choice
    The Best Chainsaws on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“Extreme tree-cutting capability.”
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    The Best Propane Heaters on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“Holy Heat!! This thing is insane! Imagine standing beside a jet as it takes off.”
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    The Best Chelsea Boots for Women, According to Stylists and Fashion BloggersWe spoke to stylists and fashion bloggers about their favorite Chelsea boots.
  33. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for 5-Year-Olds, According to Child PsychologistsDr. George Sachs and Dr. Roberta Golinkoff share their recommendations for the best gifts for 5-year-olds.
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    The Best Gifts for 4-Year-Olds, According to Child PsychologistsWe talked with child psychologists to find the best gifts for your growing toddler.
  35. people's choice
    The Best Christmas Onesies on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I have lived in this thing for days. I don’t know why I own everyday clothes.”
  36. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for 9-Year-Olds, According to a Child PsychologistWe spoke to Dr. George Sachs about the best books, games, and toys for 9-year-olds.
  37. best bets
    The Best Halloween Witch Hat Has a Curvy, Double-Lined BrimRecommended by the most discerning of witches.
  38. people's choice
    The Best Holiday Wreaths on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“If you’re looking to buy an artificial wreath that looks expensive but won’t cost you an arm and a leg, you’ve found it!”
  39. people's choice
    The Best Ant Killers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“Hands down the best ant poison on the market, and I’ve tried them all.”
  40. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for an Ecofriendly Kitchen, According to ExpertsExperts share their tips on how to make your kitchen as plastic-, paper-, and waste-free as possible.
  41. people's choice
    The Best Metal Bed Frames on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I have two rambunctious and destructive boys. These beds have held up amazingly well.”
  42. things we don't talk about
    The Best Organic Condoms and Lubes, According to ExpertsWe talked to sex-toy shops about the best organic and vegan condoms, plus the lube to go with them.
  43. green week
    The Best Organic Baby Wipes, According to ExpertsEcoconscious bloggers and business owners share their picks for organic and sustainable baby wipes.
  44. green week
    The Best Natural Pest Killers on Amazon, According to Reviewers“I don’t know how such an ecofriendly insecticide can work so well, but it does.”
  45. recommended by experts
    The Best Maternity Belts, According to Pre- and Postnatal ExpertsPre- and postnatal experts share their recommendations for the best maternity belts and belly bands to use during pregnancy.
  46. green week
    The Best Natural Dish Soaps on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I can use an environmentally friendly product that also has punch.”
  47. the best. really.
    The Best Table Lamps (and Some Cheaper Look-Alikes), According to DesignersInterior designers recommend their favorite table lamps.
  48. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for a 3-Year-Old, According to a Child TherapistIncluding classics like Play-Doh and blocks.
  49. people's choice
    The Best Foot Rests on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“My knees are much happier. Very useful for fidgeters.”
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    The Best Standing-Desk Mats on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I’ve never stood on a cloud but this mat feels just like what I suppose that would feel like.”
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