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  1. explainers
    Where to Shvitz in New YorkA guide to navigating the city’s (and North Jersey’s) baths, onsens, and 24-hour K-spas.
  2. testing testing
    What Are the Best Start-up Plates?Eating off seven slightly different direct-to-consumer dishes.
  3. problem solving
    31 Ideas for Renting an Apartment in New YorkCraigslist is a wasteland, Zillow owns everything, so try these slightly off-kilter, in-the-side-door tips instead.
  4. dupes week
    Is The Newest Shark Vacuum a Dupe for the Newest Dyson?I couldn’t tell by eyeballing it whether one model picked up more particles than the other.
  5. this thing's incredible
    The Vanilla Extract Recommended by Chefs From Gramercy Tavern and Sqirl Alike“If I saw this on someone’s kitchen counter I would be like, ‘Oh they know what’s up.’”
  6. testing testing
    The Best Couches for Under $2,000, As Tested by the StrategistInterior designers recommended 80 options; we narrowed it down to seven — and sat on them.
  7. grub guides
    40 Ideas for an Adult Birthday PartyA handy list of less-obvious options, from an open bar at a greasy spoon diner to natural wine on the Rockaway boardwalk.
  8. this thing's incredible
    If You Find Skin Food Too Heavy, Might I Suggest Skin Food Light?The same nourishing calendula and chamomile, without the beeswax.
  9. everything guide
    The Everything Guide to RainThe $5 umbrellas, shtreimel covers, and block-long stretches of scaffolding in the Financial District keeping New Yorkers dry.
  10. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Fun and Nightlife 2019Unpasteurized sake, puppet-making, and rooftop soccer.
  11. i keep seeing this
    Pampas Grass Is the New Monstera Leaf“Pampas grass is sort of like a pair of white cowboy boots.”
  12. winter weddings 2019
    Lingerie Designers on How to Pick the Right Wedding Lingerie“There aren’t many places where you can find shapewear that doesn’t make you feel like an old lady.”
  13. cyber monday
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It Parachute’s Linen SheetsAfter all, you spend one-third of your life in bed.
  14. 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.
  15. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Status Candle?(That isn’t Diptyque.)
  16. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Status Candle?(That isn’t Diptyque.)
  17. strat explainer
    What Are Prebiotics? And Do I Need Them?The next wave in bacterial health.
  18. underwear week
    We Only Wore Startup Underwear for Two Weeks. Here’s What We Liked.The new Calvins, the new Hanes, and the new Hanky Panky.
  19. testing testing
    This Outdoor Voices Swimsuit Got Me to Finally Go Swim Laps AgainGet one yourself, while it’s oppressively hot.
  20. testing testing
    The Best Looking Vibrators (That Also Realllllly Work)We tested a bunch to find the best.
  21. prime day 2018
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It the Dyson V8 VacuumIt’s worth it at this price.
  22. painless shopping
    What to Buy in These Linen-Obsessed TimesIt’s like nature’s technical apparel, and it’s being used by a crop of new and young designers.
  23. this thing's incredible
    I Tried the Casper of Vintage RugsVintage, one-of-a-kind, direct-to-consumer, and most importantly, affordable.
  24. editors gift picks
    The Gifts Our Senior Editor Is Contemplating for Her AnniversaryIncluding a tie-dye kit and a Lucite coffee table.
  25. this thing's incredible
    These Minimalist Workout Clothes Are the New Outdoor VoicesBeing a gym member means following the dress code that goes with it. This is the best way to do it.
  26. this thing's incredible
    These Colorful $10 Paring Knives Are Such Good GiftsThey give me a visceral taste-the-rainbow urge to collect them all.
  27. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Status Clog?The most ardent clog lovers all agreed, without pause.
  28. i keep seeing this
    I Suddenly Want a Yin Yang on Everything I BuyLike on my T-shirts, socks, and tote bags.
  29. this thing's incredible
    This Brow Kit I’ve Been Using for a Decade Has Given My Eyebrows PurposeThe kit lasts so long, my Cost Per Application is a mere $0.03 a day.
  30. recommended by experts
    The Best Shoes and Gear for Rock Climbers, According to Bouldering InstructorsShoes, harnesses, a carabiner, and some poop bags.
  31. best of new york 2018
    The Best of New York Home & Help 201824-hour sansevieria delivery, custom consoles, and clog repairs.
  32. this thing's incredible
    This Cheapo Leg Makeup Gives Me ‘Girl From Ipanema’ ThighsOn a recent trip to Miami, several women all bought some on the spot.
  33. The Best of New York Health & Self 2018Pregnant workouts, a keratin alternative, and a tell-it-like-it-is astrologer.
  34. best of new york 2018
    The Best of New York Shopping 2018Hotel-quality sheets, Palm Beach trinkets, and streetwear for toddlers.
  35. The Best of New York Fun and Nightlife 2018A roving rave, a hidden movie theater, and a Trinidadian brewery.
  36. made in korea
    The Best Stuff From Seoul’s Emerging Designers, That You Can Buy OnlineFrom ‘the Vetements of Korea’ to poodle sweatshirts.
  37. testing testing
    We Tried All the Everlanes of Leather JacketsThe L.J. has gotten the direct-to-consumer treatment.
  38. Khruangbin’s Feel-Good Funk Is UndeniableAnd it’s psychedelic enough to hula-hoop to.
  39. select all
    6 People on How They Spent Their Bitcoin FortunesRent, student loans, private-school tuition, designer furniture — and, yes, a special blue laser.
  40. The 10 Best Book Covers of 2017Culminating with “a brightly bonkers cover that seems just about right for an ‘existential masterpiece.’”
  41. everything guide
    Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Winter CoatA look at the iOS-compatible jackets, warmer-than-wool vegan parkas, puffers that weigh less than a pound — and a down trench that doesn’t even exist.
  42. out of print
    The Most Giftable Vintage Books According to Designers and WritersFrom Eve Babitz to Thomas Pynchon.
  43. winter weddings 2018
    What Does an Elopement Planner Actually Do?Talking to Janessa White, co-founder of Simply Eloped
  44. winter weddings 2018
    A Henna Designer on Making a Tradition Feel ModernAnd more expert wedding advice from Mangala Bühler-Rose, founder of Mehndi NYC.
  45. winter weddings 2018
    9 Brides on Their Something BlueIncluding a handkerchief, a sapphire, and a beer koozie.
  46. winter weddings 2018
    Get Creative With the Wine for Your Wedding ToastAnd more expert advice from wine consultant Kristen Lee Sergeant.
  47. design hunting
    3 Nordic Women Designers Defining Modern HyggeThe recently released Real Nordic Living offers a broader and more up-to-date idea of what constitutes Scandinavian design.
  48. design hunting
    Neon Illustrations Are Having Something of a Golden AgeOr is that fluorescent?
  49. design hunting
    This Is What ‘Wild Minimalism’ Looks LikeMeet Rooms, a two-woman design team operating out of Georgia.
  50. design hunting
    Here’s the Color for Everyone Who’s Sick of Pale PinkA starter pack of new textiles, wallpaper, and Gucci homewares — all in teal.
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