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    The Best SAD Lamps, According to Experts“The bigger, the better.”
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    The Best Smart Air Conditioners, According to Home-Cooling ExpertsCool off with portable and window units, along with gadgets you can use to make most “dumb” ACs smart ones.
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    The Best Coffee Makers, According to Baristas and RoastersWe talked to 15 coffee snobs about the automatic coffee makers they use at home.
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    33 Artificial Plants, Trees, and Flowers That Don’t Look FakeThey’re faux, and they’re spectacular.
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    What’s the Best Men’s Underwear?Real guys and fashion experts on what they wear, from Uniqlo to Tom Ford to, yes, a lot of Calvin Klein.
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    The Best Garden Shears, Loppers, and Pruners, According to ExpertsSome of the country’s leading horticulturalists weigh in.
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    What Are the Best Jeans for Men?We talked to 23 denim nerds, from stylists to retailers to chefs, to find out.
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    What Are the Best Swim Trunks for Men?Flattering, comfortable, and quick-drying trunks you can wear in and out of the water.
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    What Are the Best Men’s Gym Shorts?24 styles in various lengths for the resistance-band (or free-weights or yoga or rowing-machine) junkie.
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    What Are the Best Men’s Workout Shoes?Sixteen fitness pros and recreational gym-goers share their favorites for running, cross-training, weightlifting, and more.
  11. things we don’t talk about
    The Best Manscaping Tools, According to Experts“That’s very sensitive skin down there.”
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    The Best Electric Razors, According to ExpertsSixteen professionals, including 12 barbers, recommend their favorites.
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    The Best Sex Toys for Men, According to ExpertsIt’s time to get familiar with the P-spot.
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    What Are the Best Boxer Briefs?Including barely-there styles, classic Calvin Kleins, and one pair that no less than six guys swear by.
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    The Best Shower Water Filters, According to ExpertsThe secret to healthy hair and skin is “softer” shower water.
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    The Best Razors, According to BarbersIncluding cartridge, electric, and safety razors, and specific styles to use on sensitive skin.
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    What Are the Best Men’s Socks?From winter woolens to workout socks and no-shows.
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    What’s the Best Men’s Dopp Kit?Compact enough to squeeze in a carry-on, durable enough to withstand years of travel.
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    The Best Safety Razors (and Blades), According to BarbersIncluding closed-comb, open-comb, and butterfly styles, and a Japanese razor blade that one barber calls “the sharpest on the market, period.”
  20. ask a cool person
    The Best Men’s Raincoats, According to Cool PeopleFrom Patagonia to Stutterheim to Uniqlo to a timeless trench cut from the same cloth the (rainswept) British Royal Air Force sported in WWII.
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    How to Take Care of a Bald Head, According to ExpertsDermatologists, barbers, and groomers share all the stuff they say is integral to keeping a bald head looking its best.
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    The Best Turntables for New Vinyl Collectors, According to DJs“Whatever you do, don’t get a Crosley.”
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    The Best Coffee Makers, According to Baristas and RoastersWe talked to 14 coffee snobs about the automatic coffee makers they use at home.
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    The Best Thing I Bought This Decade Is Haws’s Status Watering Can“It’s like religious garb but for watering plants.”
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    I Hate Most Mobile Photo Printers, But I Can’t Stop Using This OneWe tested out the Polaroid Lab, a new photo printer that projects digital photos from your phone onto film for truly analog prints of digital images.
  26. cyber monday 2019
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It This $22 Pothos (That’s in a Ceramic Pot)It’s great for adding a pop of green on shelves or desks that could use a little something.
  27. this things incredible
    This Hospital-Grade Odor Eliminator Also Makes a Great Room SprayIt’s mostly sold on wholesale medical-supply websites.
  28. ask a cool person
    The Best Men’s Thermal Shirts, According to Stylists and Store OwnersEleven menswear experts, store owners, and stylists (including one who’s worked with Bradley Cooper) weigh in.
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    Every Well-dressed Man I Know Seems to Own My Favorite Denim ShirtThe J.Crew denim shirt has a cult-like following (at least among guys who write for the Strategist).
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    The Best Beard Combs, According to Grooming ExpertsFor taming and detangling longer beards, and for beard grooming on the go, experts say a good beard comb is your best bet.
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    The Best Beard Brushes, According to Grooming ExpertsA little brushing can make a big difference when it comes to beards.
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    How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps, According to ExpertsBeyond growing a beard, there are face scrubs, aftershaves, spot treatments you can use, all of which the pros say are quite effective.
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    Everything You Need to Treat a Canker Sore, According to DentistsDentists told us the best ways to heal those painful canker sores, along with some tips to avoid getting them in the first place.
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    The Best Mustache Wax, According to ExpertsFeaturing high-hold waxes designed for vintage-mustache styles and some all-purpose options to keep any mustache looking good.
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    The Best Straight Razors, According to Hot-Towel BarbersAnd some tips on how to use the old-timey razors at home.
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    The Best Snorkels and Snorkel Masks, According to Snorkeling InstructorsAll of it is a big (but surprisingly affordable) upgrade from those plastic sets you buy near the beach.
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    29 Plants for Every Type of PersonIncluding one for the person who has killed every other plant they’ve owned.
  38. testing testing
    This ‘Tailored’ Grooming Kit Helped Me Conquer My Paralyzing Fear of CologneI skeptically tested — and surprisingly loved — Hawthorne’s full line of cologne, deodorant, and body wash.
  39. this thing’s incredible
    The Savory, Slightly Smoky Black Cocoa Powder That Makes My Cookies IrresistibleIt’s like some sort of cocoa umami.
  40. prime day 2019
    36 Things to Buy on Prime Day That Would Make Actually Great Holiday GiftsBeat the Black Friday rush…four months in advance.
  41. prime day 2019
    Buy These (Not Noise-Canceling) Bose Bluetooth Headphones Before Prime Day EndsThese Bose Bluetooth headphones are 30 percent off for Prime Day.
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    The Best Lip Balms With SPF, According to DermatologistsBecause when it comes to sun protection, regular ChapStick won’t cut it.
  43. teeth week
    The Best Things for Teething Puppies, According to Dog Dentists and TrainersIncluding chew toys, non-chew toys, and an unusual food bowl.
  44. trust me i should know
    Everything I Use to Keep My Beard Perfectly GroomedIf you have more than stubble, you need more than a beard trimmer.
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    What’s the Best Shaving Cream for Men?Twelve men’s-grooming experts on their favorite shaving creams, foams, and soaps for the perfect lather.
  46. testing testing
    The Foam Dispenser That Turns Ordinary Toilet Paper Into Flushable WipesWe tested out the Fohm Co automatic foam dispenser that turns ordinary toilet paper into more eco-friendly flushable wipes.
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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.”
  48. plant week
    The Best Plant Misters, According to ExpertsWatering is essential, but misting them can be just as important — and no one wants to get carpal tunnel from spraying plants.
  49. plant week
    What’s the Next Status Plant (That Isn’t a Fiddle-leaf Fig)?“The next big tree is Ficus Audrey, 100 percent.”
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