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  1. strat investigates
    Who Makes Amy and Molly’s Jumpsuits in Booksmart?They’re vintage — but the Booksmart costume designer recommends some very good dupes for the styles worn in the film.
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    The Most Effective Tick Repellents for Humans (and Dogs), According to ScienceOr, how to protect yourself from ticks without tucking your pants into your socks.
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    Strat Investigates: Will a Weighted Blanket Help an Anxious Kid?A pediatrician and two occupational therapists weigh in.
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    3 Chefs on the Food Scissors (Some) People Can’t Help Stealing“I know Carbone uses really nice ones for the mozzarella, but the waiter uses it and walks away, they don’t need to worry about it getting stolen.”
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    Why Does Every Renovated Brownstone in Brooklyn Have This Chandelier?If the parlor floor’s been fixed up recently, odds are there’s a Serge Mouille hanging above the mantle.
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    Why Is Seemingly Every Stylish Baby Girl Wearing a Top Knot?It’s better looking than your standard beanie, and way more subtle than a headpiece with an oversized bow.
  7. plant week
    What’s the Next Status Plant (That Isn’t a Fiddle-leaf Fig)?“The next big tree is Ficus Audrey, one hundred percent.”
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    What’s the Next Status Planter (That Isn’t the Group Partner Boob Pot)?For the discerning plant parent.
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    Do Color-blind Glasses Actually Work?Does a world of grays and blacks really become Technicolor?
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    Do Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses Actually Do Anything?The answer’s yes, but that doesn’t mean you should wear them all day.
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    Do Sleep-Specific Blue-Light Glasses Actually Help You Fall Asleep?They promise to let you scroll through Instagram before bed without your sleep being affected. But does it actually work?
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    Do Aphrodisiacs Actually Work?We asked doctors and experts what really brings the heat.
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    What’s the Next Status Water Bottle?We’re calling it: The old-school Nalgene is back.
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    What’s the Next Status Chocolate Bar?We asked chocolate buyers to make their best guesses and came up with two front-runners (and five runners-up).
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    Does the Arc Trainer Really Burn As Many Calories As It Claims?We found out whether gym machine calorie counters are actually accurate.
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    What’s the Next Unicorn Toy Craze?“Quote me on this: 2019 will be the year of the narwhal.”
  17. sleep week
    Do Natural Sleep Aids Like Melatonin and Valerian Actually Work?The short answer: melatonin just might, but valerian is a waste of time.
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    Why Are Gardeners So Crazy About the Haws Watering Can?It’s made of copper, over a century old, and pours water from a brass “rose.”
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    What’s the Next Status Candle?(That isn’t Diptyque.)
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    What’s the Next Status Candle?(That isn’t Diptyque.)
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    How Did a Smart Doorbell Scare Off Home Intruders?“Get away from the door!”
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    Who Makes Emma Stone’s Trench Coat in Maniac?We called the designer to get the lowdown.
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    What’s in These Supplements That Famous People Can’t Live Without?Two specific supplements will get name-checked time and again by celebrities who talk to the Strategist.
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    Is There Anything (Non-Surgical) You Can Do About Your Neck?Two dermatologists weigh in on the turkey-neck conundrum.
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    Who Makes Kendall’s Umbrella on Succession?A search for a prop that became a journey to the edge of sanity.
  26. green week
    Is There Such a Thing As an ‘Ecofriendly Hairspray?’We went in search of botanical-based sprays that still zhuzh.
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    There’s a Promising New Alternative to Effective-But-Harsh RetinolsAnti-aging benefits, skin brightening, and collagen stimulation, without redness and flaking.
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    Does a Natural Antiperspirant Actually Exist?An unusually good natural deodorant made us wonder.
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    Does This $600 NBA Player–Approved Massager Actually Work?It’s called the TheraGun, and CrossFit enthusiasts swear by it.
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    Why Are So Many Guys Wearing This Striped Shirt?The original from Sandro and the dupe from Zara have been spotted around the world.
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    Do Beauty Pillows and Pillowcases Actually Work?Can you sleep your way to better skin?
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    Do Beauty Pillows and Pillowcases Actually Work?Can you sleep your way to better skin?
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    Do Lip Plumpers Actually Work (and How)?Three dermatologists weigh in.
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    Do Blue- and Red-Light Acne Treatments Actually Work?A look into the buzzy LED light therapy for skin.
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    What Is the Indoor Grill That Antoni Uses on ‘Queer Eye’?Let’s talk about that red light.
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    What Does CBD in Skin Care Actually Do?It won’t get you high, but it might clear your acne.
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    What Was the Eyeliner on the Queer Eye Guys?We called their groomer to find out.
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    What Is the Status Fanny Pack?Depends who’s asking.
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    The Future of Design Is ChubbyThe point is that it has the proportions of a baby.
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    What Are You Getting When You Buy a Refurbished Vitamix?And why are they suspiciously cheaper than a new one?
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    What Are the New Status Ceramics (That Aren’t Heath)?Don’t get caught with the same boobs planter everyone else already has.
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    Behold: A $38 Dress You Can Wear All SummerFrom a mysterious company called Venidress.
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    What Does an Acupressure Mat Actually Do?A look into the massage therapy that eased my back pain in under ten minutes.
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    Strat Investigates: What Are the Amazon Fashion Secrets?“I find that if you just look at something long enough or tilt your head a little, anything can be contemporary-looking.”
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    My Mom Wants to Dress Like Holly Hunter on HBO’s Here and NowSo I tracked down the show’s costume designer.
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    The Bath Bomb — Instagram’s Favorite Bathing Toy — ExplainedUnicorn bombs, goth bombs, and green-and-blue jelly bombs.
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    What’s the Next Status Clog?The most ardent clog lovers all agreed, without pause.
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    The Unlikely Tale of an Amazon Coat That’s Taken Over the Upper East SideIf you wear it to SoulCycle on 83rd Street, you’ll likely be one of several to have it on.
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    The New Ceramics Is EmbroideryEverything you’ll need to get in on the trend.
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    Why Can’t I Walk 5 Blocks Without Seeing a Carhartt Beanie?From Sarah Palin to Rihanna to everywhere.
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