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  1. strat investigates
    Does UPF Protective Clothing Work?A new batch of brands is making actually stylish sun-protective clothing.
  2. painless shopping
    A Gift Under $50 for Every Type of EmployeeIncluding an adorable tea infuser with big Loch Ness Monster energy.
  3. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Shorts for Women?“They are perfect for every summer activity: running errands, walking the dog, lounging at home.”
  4. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Slides for Men and Women?Including a pair so comfortable that wearing them feels like “walking on foam packaging.”
  5. art
    Philip Guston’s 1970s Paintings Might Help You Cope TodayThe online exhibition “What Endures” offers a road map to the eternal.
  6. recommended by experts
    The Best Lunch Boxes and Lunch Gear, According to Teachers and NutritionistsFor kids of every age, including some for packing your work lunch.
  7. trust me i should know
    How to Hang Pictures, Mirrors, and Plates, According to an Expert“If you follow those steps, you’ll have a straight painting, picture, photograph, anything.”
  8. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Lounge Shorts?“They’re the perfect length, very lightweight, and have great pockets to shove my wallet into if I have to run out for a few minutes.”
  9. painless shopping
    29 Striped Tees For 29 Different Stripes ObsessivesPreppy, grungy, minimalist, and maximalist stripes for all.
  10. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Black T-shirt for Men?For the gym, for the weekend, and even for wearing with a suit.
  11. recommended by experts
    The Best Hair Masks, According to Hair Experts“This is indisputably the very best deep conditioner–type mask ever created on this planet for tightly curled or tightly coiled hair. Period.”
  12. ask a cool person
    Everything You Need for Car Picnics, Drive-in Movies, and Trunk Camping“I’m a California transplant so the car is my favorite accessory. I essentially treat it like a giant purse.”
  13. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for Curly Hair, According to Hair ExpertsIncluding a product that works “on every single curl type — loose, wavy, tight curls, tightly coiled, all of it.”
  14. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Espadrilles?“These espadrilles are deceptively comfortable … I can walk an entire day in this pair without feeling the need to take them off.”
  15. recommended by experts
    The Best Couples Sex Toys, According to Sex Therapists and Relationship ExpertsReally, any sex toy can be a couples sex toy, but these are specifically designed for you and a partner.
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    The Best Window Fans, According to Hardware Store OwnersYou could say they’re big … fans.
  17. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Gifts for Backyard Astronomers and Space Enthusiasts?“I would not recommend buying or naming a star after them … that is a gimmick.”
  18. recommended by experts
    How to Clean a Cloth Mask, According to Doctors“The most important thing is just getting it in soap or bleach and getting it clean.”
  19. recommended by experts
    The Best Cooling Sheets for Sweaty Sleepers, According to Sleep ExpertsSome crisp sheets for when you’re always chasing the cool side of the pillow.
  20. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Tote Bag?Ten totes that aren’t the New Yorker tote.
  21. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best White T-shirt for Women?We asked stylish women to muse on their favorite white tees.
  22. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Socks for Women?A sock for every occasion.
  23. celebrity shopping
    What Migos’s Quavo Can’t Live Without“Somebody hit my quads with it, and I never looked back.”
  24. ask a cool person
    What are the Best Women’s Lounge Shorts?Including a gym-style pair made out of cotton poplin.
  25. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Stationery?“I’ve been writing letters to friends for the first time since email was invented.”
  26. small-business stories
    A Clothing Store That Eschewed E-Commerce Has an Identity CrisisFor Café Forgot, a purposefully obscure shop off Avenue C, in-person used to be the point.
  27. recommended by experts
    What Are the Best Workout Leggings for Women?Fourteen fitness pros tell us their favorites.
  28. ask a cool person
    The Best High-Waisted Jeans, According to Stylish Women“Once I find a decent fit, I tend to buy in bulk.”
  29. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for Dry Hair, According to Hairstylists“A great moisturizing shampoo and conditioner is the best first line of defense for dry hair.”
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    The Best Blenders for Smoothies, According to Chefs and Smoothie FanaticsIncluding the one with a motor that just won’t quit.
  31. tribes
    A Tourist-Free Times Square Is Drawing the City’s Bike Crews“Everything in New York used to be so fast-paced, and now it’s slowed down.”
  32. ask a cool person
    The Best Makeup Bags, According to Celebrity Makeup ArtistsFor those who wear no-makeup makeup, and for those who own six shades of red lipstick.
  33. ask a cool person
    17 Surprising Indie Bookstore Best Sellers“Poetry is selling really well right now.”
  34. strategist investigates
    The Gnocchi Over 200 People Have Posted to InstagramThe recipe is by food artist Laila Gohar, whose candied orange peels were similarly successful.
  35. trust me i should know
    How to Make a Toadstool Candle, According to Artist Janie KornA beeswax toadstool or finger worthy of your desk or mantel.
  36. trust me i should know
    How to Press Flowers, According to a Flower Artist“One of the best things about flower pressing is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money.”
  37. banandemic
    Bananas to the Rescue!Two artists release a sticker pack featuring anthropomorphic bananas washing their peel-hands and bumping their peel-elbows while singing “Jolene.”
  38. this thing's incredible
    This Chair Turns My Fire Escape Into a Plein Air Office“Yes, it looks like a cross between a lecture-hall armchair desk and a chair a dad would pack for an outdoor Kenny G concert … But, it’s wonderful.”
  39. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Cut Women’s Hair at Home, According to Hairstylists“Remember, it’s not what’s on the floor, it’s what’s left on your head.”
  40. ask a cool person
    The 52 Canned Goods (From Cockles to Corn) Chefs Keep in Their PantriesAs recommended by the chefs of The Odeon, Cervo’s, King, Sofreh, and more.
  41. recommended by experts
    The Best Roller Blades, According to Inline SkatersIncluding the roller blades that make it “much easier to gain velocity, do toe-heel moves, and tricks like the grapevine.”
  42. trust me i should know
    How to Iron a Sheet, According to Maira Kalman“Getting into bed is one of the great moments of life.”
  43. ask a cool person
    What’s The Best Women’s Loungewear?“I am staunchly on the team of only wearing soft, stretchy clothing while at home.”
  44. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Loungewear?“If I didn’t sleep shirtless, I’d keep it close and wear it to bed.”
  45. ask a cool person
    The Best Gifts for Artists, According to ArtistsIncluding art supplies, a juicy 19th-century journal, and designer shoes.
  46. ask a cool person
    The Best Crossword Books, According Crossword ObsessivesIncluding Will Shortz, who says “we’re living in the golden age of crosswords.”
  47. recommended by experts
    The Best Treadmills to Use at Home, According to Personal TrainersIncluding one that lets you binge Netflix while you run.
  48. recommended by experts
    The Best Yoga Mats to Buy, According to YogisFor every type of yoga enthusiast.
  49. celebrity shopping
    What Nicky Hilton Can’t Live Without“I’m the weirdo who sleeps in socks every single night.”
  50. the strategist
    From a Sardi’s Umbrella to a Frick Cap: A New York City Merch GuideFor the person who thinks it’s a helluva town.
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