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    The Best Drinking Glasses, According to Restaurant and Interior Design ExpertsNineteen interior designers and service-industry professionals weigh in on their favorite glasses for water, juice, iced tea, or something stronger.
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    Have You Bought a Space Heater Yet?Temperatures may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay warm outside.
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    The Best Gifts for 6-Month-Olds, According to ExpertsBooks, toys, and other gifts that encourage sensory exploration, motor skills, and cause and effect in 6-month-olds.
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    Four Hacks for Safely Distributing Candy on HalloweenFrom simple tools like trash grabbers to DIY candy chutes.
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    The Best Gifts for 12-Year-Olds, According to ExpertsWe spoke to a librarian, two psychotherapists, three toy experts, and several seventh-graders to find the best gifts for 12-year-olds.
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    The Best Bras for Small Breasts, According to Stylish WomenFrom triangle cuts and racerbacks to breathable mesh and French-girl lace style bras for the small-busted among us.
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    The Best Gifts for 11-Year-Olds, According to ExpertsAn adolescent psychotherapist, a librarian, toy experts, and actual sixth graders share their picks.
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    The Best Shoe Organizers, According to Professional OrganizersProfessional organizers share their tips on how to store all your shoes.
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    The Best Car Seats and Booster Seats for Kids, According to ExpertsFrom infant car seats to convertibles to all-in-ones.
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    The Best Baby Monitors, According to Parents and Sleep ConsultantsFrom traditional video monitors, to “smart” devices that can track how your baby is sleeping, to a simple, affordable audio monitor.
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    The Best (Most Flattering) Lighting for Video Calls, According to ExpertsIf you can’t sit in front of a window, directors, filmmakers, and television producers share the next best options for looking good on a screen.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Nice-Looking Baskets for Storing Bedding?A dozen options for stowing a couple of pillows with an artfully arranged blanket (or two) on top.
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    What Are the Best Chelsea Boots for Women?“If they’re too high or too bulky, you look like a tween who just hit up Steve Madden at the suburban mall.”
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    The Best Bedroom Benches, According to Interior DesignersA bedroom bench is one of those pieces that can tie a whole space together while also being functional — just don’t pile your dirty clothes on it.
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    This Generous Soaking Tub Cuts My Dishwashing Time by a ThirdIt has plenty of room to soak our family of three’s jumble of plates, coffee mugs, glasses, sippy cups, plates, bowls, utensils, and cutting boards.
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    How to Treat and Prevent Scars, According to DermatologistsThe sun is your enemy, and the key to treating scars is the earlier the better.
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    The Best Desks for Kids, According to Parents and TeachersFrom preschoolers to high-schoolers.
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    What Are the Best Quilts?Twenty-seven options that keep the spirit of the traditional craft alive.
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    The Best Face Washes, According to Dermatologists and Skin-Care ExpertsA face wash for every skin type, recommended by skin-care experts.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Shoes for 1-Year-Olds That Actually Stay On?We found a bunch of options that parents swear by.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Modern Platform Bed Frames With Storage?We found nine options that are (mostly) under $700.
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    The Best Desk Organizers, According to Professional OrganizersFrom desktop trays to filing systems to tiny clips to corral all your cables.
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    The Best Weekend Travel Bags, According to Seasoned TravelersWe spoke to more than 20 people who are always getting away about their preferred bags to pack for a weekend escape.
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    The Best Sleeper Sofas, According to Interior DesignersCushy futon styles, compact sleeper chairs, and pullout options.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Cute Hooks to Hang Masks on by a Door?We found 20 nice-looking storage solutions for the accessory that’s now as essential as your phone, wallet, and keys.
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    The Best Desk Lamps, According to Architects and Interior DesignersFrom tried-and-true classic task lamps to contemporary light sculptures.
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    An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Skateboarding, According to SkatersThe best skateboards, protective gear, and accessories to get you rolling.
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    This $10 Doodad Instantly Makes Bug Bites (and Bee Stings) Less IrritatingI was skeptical, but after using it on three mosquito bites and a bee sting, I promise it’s true.
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    An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Camping, According to Camping Experts“You’re going to have more fun if you’re prepared.”
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    This Compact, Do-It-All Oven Makes Me Feel Like Julia Child in QuarantineIt can bake, broil, toast, fry, and even convection cook at basically the turn of a dial.
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    How to Prevent (and Treat) Mosquito Bites, According to ExpertsIt’s true: Some people are more susceptible to mosquito bites than others.
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    The Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans, According to Interior DesignersFrom tropical, to modern, to bohemian, to industrial.
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    Baby Pools Are Selling Out, But This Splash Pad Will Keep My Kid Cool All SummerIt’s a fresh reprieve on a hot summer day — and less stressful than packing up a beach bag.
  34. dad week
    The Best Food Gifts for Every Type of DadFrom porterhouse steaks to Maryland crab cakes to New York cheesecake.
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    The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Foodie DadsFoolproof gift ideas for the dad who says the quickest way to his heart heart is through his stomach.
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    The Best Outdoor Dining Sets, According to ExpertsFrom petite bistro-style sets to larger picnic tables, any will make your outdoor space a place you’ll want to linger longer.
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    The Best Indoor Play Equipment for Toddlers, According to ExpertsIf you can’t bring your toddler to Gymboree, here are the best ways to recreate your very own Gymboree at home.
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    What Fashion Designer Thakoon Panichgul Can’t Live Without“I started eating it in college, you know, when you go through that period of just eating cereal.”
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    The Best Skin Care to Use While Pregnant (and Nursing), According to ExpertsEight doctors on the ingredients to absolutely avoid, alternative ingredients to look for, and the best products expectant (and new) moms can use.
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    The Best Patio Chairs, According to Interior DesignersFrom beachy sling styles to classic molded-plastic chairs to seating that folds up for easy storage.
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    In-Stock Flour, From Unlikely SourcesIf you’re patient, flexible, and have the space to accommodate more than you might need right away, you can still find flour online.
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    The Best Tools for Self-Monitoring During Your Pregnancy, According to ExpertsThese affordable, easy-to-use tools can help you self-monitor your pregnancy at home between visits to your doctor.
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    In-Stock Baby Wipes, From Unlikely SourcesEight retailers that seemingly have plenty of wipes, whether you want to buy single orders or subscribe and (often) save.
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    The Retailers (Big and Small) Doing Curbside Pickup Amid the PandemicThese big-box and local stores offer some form of curbside pickup for those who don’t want to wait for delivery or shop in person.
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    The Best Nursing Pillows, According to ExpertsSix different styles that’ll help you during those early days (and sleepless nights) of breastfeeding.
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    These Barely-There Bras I Got While Pregnant Are My Go-Tos for Working From HomeThey’re the type of bras that are so comfortable you barely notice you’re wearing one.
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    The Best Decorative Mirrors, According to Interior Designers26 mirrors to choose from, whether you’re looking for one that can make a small space look bigger or help you get the perfect mirror selfie.
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    My Son and I Tried 4 (Newish) Montessori–Inspired Toy-Subscription BoxesAll are based in some way on the Montessori method of education, and we ultimately liked each for different reasons.
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    How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Quarantine, According to Experts“The key is to start planning right now.”
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    The Best Floor Lamps, According to Interior DesignersFrom expensive-looking ones that cost less than $100, to splurge-worthy floor lamps that double as actual pieces of art.
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