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    What’s the Best Men’s Black T-shirt?For layering, weekend lounging, and even dressing up.
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    The Best Bikes for Commuters, According to Cycling ExpertsIncluding options under $500.
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    The Best Gifts for Long-Distance MomsWhether she lives down the block, in another city, or on another continent.
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    What Industrial Designer Marc Newson Can’t Live Without“When you use it for the first time, the overwhelming impression is how huge it is. But its size makes it effortless.”
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    The Best Bike Helmets, According to Cycling ExpertsProtect your head, no matter what kind of bike you ride (or hair you have).
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    What Is the Best Reusable Straw?Including stainless-steel, silicone, glass, and bamboo options.
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    What Are the Best Men’s White Sneakers?“When you think of all the eras of menswear, a basic white sneaker remains something you simply must own.”
  8. ask a cool person
    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.
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    The Best Therapists in New YorkWe asked 31 notable New Yorkers about their therapists and are publishing their referrals in their own words.
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    The Best Men’s Tennis Shoes, According to ExpertsFrom the sneakers beloved by self-proclaimed tennis obsessive Gavin Rossdale (and five others) to a pair that “really feels like Crocs.”
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    The Best Homeware Stores in New YorkAffordable vintage furniture, Japanese gifts, Brimfield-quality quilts, and more.
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    Setting the Table for Balthazar’s Reopening Night“I came up the stairs, saw the team, and almost cried.”
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    The Best Small-Apartment Ideas, According to Professional OrganizersHow to make the most of your cramped living space.
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    The Best Tennis Rackets for Beginners, According to ExpertsAces not guaranteed (but definitely more likely).
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    The Best Outdoor Chairs, According to ExpertsFifteen options whether you want to rock, tan, or even dine outdoors.
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    The Best Men’s Deodorants and Antiperspirants, According to ExpertsIncluding a wipe that’ll stop sweat for up to a week, and a natural deodorant made with beer hops.
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    The Best Protein Powders, According to Nutritionists and Fitness Experts“I’ve recommended it to all of my clients, especially the ones with digestive troubles, and so far they’ve all enjoyed it too.”
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    What Jeweler Ben Baller Can’t Live Without“All I can say is, since I started using them, people don’t think I’m 48 years old when they see my face.”
  19. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Loungewear?“Like good bedding, it keeps you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm.”
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    What Are the Best Men’s Chinos?A lot of Ralph, one pair for $20, and many with some secret stretch.
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    The Best Beard Trimmers, According to Barbers and Guys With Good Beards20 experts on their proven favorites (and why you really need to clean that thing every time).
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    It Took 12 iPhones, But OtterBox Finally Made a Case That’s Sturdy and StylishUnlike every OtterBox that came before it, the Aneu case actually complements the iPhone 12’s design while protecting it.
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    50 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Kitchen AccentsIncluding an Umbra soap pump, linen napkins, and a vintage timer.
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    The Best Gifts for Cyclists, According to CyclistsThirty-six ideas that will delight cyclists of any skill level, whether they’re training to scale the Alps or just the hill around the corner.
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    The Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers, According to Baristas and Coffee RoastersIncluding electric kettles, a professional-grade espresso machine, and a body scrub made with coffee grounds.
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    The Best Gifts for Writers, According to WritersIncluding bulletin boards, fountain pens, running shoes, meal replacement drinks, and a slang dictionary.
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    The Best Housewarming Gifts, According to Cool Homeowners (and Renters)From smokeless incense to fancy salt and plush slippers.
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    The Best Online Cooking Classes, According to People Who’ve Taken ThemIncluding one taught in a kitchen that looks out on the Himalayas.
  29. 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 40th-Birthday Gifts, According to People Who’ve Reached 40Eleven cool people who’ve turned 40 share their recommendations.
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    The Best Electric Razors, According to ExpertsSixteen professionals, including 12 barbers, recommend their favorites.
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    Is It Finally the Time to Rent Furniture Online?We broke down the differences (and similarities) between seven major players in the space.
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    What Is the Best Men’s (White) Oxford Shirt?From affordable Oxfords (that don’t look cheap), to styles made with the finest Oxford cloth, to other shirts with lighter and heavier-weight fabric.
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    The Best Hair Clippers, According to BarbersSix barbers (and a couple of regular folks known to buzz at home) recommend the clippers to use to get the job done.
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    What Is the Best Men’s Long-sleeved T-shirt?“I’m absolutely destroying them with my lifestyle — and yet not even a hole has formed.”
  36. things we don’t talk about
    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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    What Are the Best TVs Under $500?Because Bling Empire deserves better than your 13-inch laptop.
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    What Are the Best Men’s Crewneck Sweatshirts?“It is so soft and fluffy, it might as well be made of kitten fur and cotton balls.”
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    The Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras, According to PhotographersThese small cameras go big on quality.
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    My Desk Is My Ship, and I Steer It With This MouseApple’s Magic Mouse could never.
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    John Wilson’s Favorite Spots in RidgewoodChicken pupusas, a special occasion strip club, and a used bookstore with great coffee.
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    The Best Shipping Supplies, According to Depop, Grailed, and Other SellersAre there really any differences between cardboard boxes and Bubble Wrap? (Yes.)
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    The Speaker 3 Strategist Writers Take Everywhere (From Protests to Picnics)Okay, Wonderboom-er.
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    What Podcasters Lily Marotta and Steven Phillips-Horst Can’t Live Without“I prefer it unscented because the scented one smells how you’d imagine it would — stuffy and a little bit like grandma.”
  46. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Can You Help Me Assemble Toiletry Kits for Tween Boys?A selection of user-friendly basics — from deodorant to face wash to starter razors and skin care — and some teen-approved bags to put them in.
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    These Headphones Let Me Hear Music and Podcasts (and Traffic) on My BikeThey’re the one thing that has had the biggest impact on my life as a cyclist since I bought my bike itself.
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    23 Floor Lamps, Vetted 23 WaysIncluding an elegant vertical LED light and a circular lamp that looks like the many Charli XCX has.
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    The Best Bike Racks, According to CyclistsWhether you want to display a bicycle like artwork or hang it from the ceiling.
  50. gifts they might actually want
    The 45 Best Gifts for Teenage Boys, According to Teenage Boys“Everyone wants AirPods.”
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