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    The Best Halloween Decorations and Props, According to Haunted-House ProsAll the tricks to turn your home into a haunted one from haunted-house pros.
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    How to Prevent Razor and Waxing Bumps, According to AestheticiansSmooth skin, sans the painful ingrowns.
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    The Best Bedsheets, According to Interior DesignersIncluding cotton percale, linen, sateen, silk, and jersey options, plus a handful made of alternative fabrics like bamboo.
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    The Best Ergonomic Keyboards and Mouses to Prevent Wrist PainNot all ergonomic products are made equal.
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    The Types of Cocktail Glasses You Actually Need, According to BartendersA copper Moscow Mule mug is not one of them.
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    The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks, According to Vegetarian and Vegan ChefsAccording to the chefs at Dirt Candy, Butcher’s Daughter, Modern Love, and more.
  9. father’s day 2021
    The Best Gifts for Foodie DadsFoolproof ideas for the dad who says the quickest way to his heart is through his stomach.
  10. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Teachers, According to TeachersFrom a laminator for a kindergarten teacher to a foam roller for a college instructor — and a lot of gift cards.
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    The Most Effective Tick Repellents for Humans (and Dogs), According to ScienceOr, how to protect yourself from ticks without tucking your pants into your socks.
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    The Best Tech Gadgets to Help You Sleep Better, According to Sleep ExpertsWe talked with sleep experts to find the best tech that actually works.
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    The Best Storage Bins for Every Room, According to Professional OrganizersThe bins, baskets, and boxes that professionals use to tidy up.
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    31 Stocking Stuffers Under $15 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including industrial-looking bookends and the Rolls Royce of coffee scoops.
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    Farewell to the Places I Took My Dates and Old FriendsSaying good-bye to the Mermaid Inn, Rose’s Brooklyn, Pegu Club, and more.
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    The Best Gifts for Photographers, According to Photographers and Photo EditorsBecause you can do better than a camera-lens-shaped coffee mug.
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    The Best Gifts for Beer Lovers, According to Brewers and Beer LoversBecause you can do better than a novelty beer helmet.
  20. prime day 2020
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It a Vitamix BlenderYes, it’s worth it — especially when it’s on sale.
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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 Laptop Stands and Ergonomic Desk Setups, According to ChiropractorsWhether you use a laptop stand, a standing desk, or an exercise-ball chair, it’s all about posture.
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    The Best Cold-Brew Coffee Makers, According to Baristas and RoastersAfter all, making your own cold brew is the cheapest way to enjoy it.
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    The Best Dated Planners, According to Productivity Experts and Stationery LoversFor everyone from the minimalist to the ambitious goal-setter.
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    The Goldilocks of Camping Chairs Is 25 Percent Off at BackcountrySmall enough to tote around, big enough to cradle your lower back and butt.
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    The Best Bartending Guides and Cocktail Books, According to BartendersLearn to make cocktails as well as you drink them.
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    Everything You Need to Grill When You Don’t Have a BackyardWhether you’re grilling on a terrace in a portable grill or in a park on a communal one.
  29. dad week
    The Best Beer Gifts for Father’s DayIncluding growlers, beer books, and a gadget that’ll cool down beer quickly.
  30. celebrity shopping
    What Betsey Johnson Can’t Live Without“I got asked to leave the Macy’s beauty department in the ’60s because I went there reeking of patchouli oil.”
  31. year in review
    My Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is More Useful Now Than EverAn impulse Prime Day purchase became a must-have tech gadget.
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    Everything You Need to Stock an at-Home Bar (Minus Booze), According to ExpertsThirty-one bartenders tell us about the essential gear for any cocktail-lover’s home bar.
  33. deal of the day
    This Statusy Staub Dutch Oven Is Just $100The last time it was this cheap was Black Friday.
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    We’re Stocking Up on This (Half Off) ‘Summer’-Scented CandleThe candle our managing editor can’t stop burning in self-isolation.
  35. strategist investigates
    We Determined Which of the New Emergency Preparedness Kits Are Actually Worth ItWith the help of a survivalist.
  36. celebrity shopping
    What Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba Can’t Live Without“There’s something about being in somebody else’s helmet that’s like wearing somebody else’s Invisalign. It’s just not quite right.”
  37. deal of the day
    This Easy-to-Use Instant Pot Blender Is the Cheapest We’ve Ever SeenJust $45 for a blender that cooks, purées, and makes nut milk.
  38. this thing’s incredible
    Laundry Day Is a Bit Less Chaotic Thanks to This Nifty Over-Door Drying RackIt has become key to my maximalist way of washing clothes.
  39. deal of the day
    The Rarely on-Sale Thermapen Is Just $59 Today OnlyPlus, it’ll arrive before Christmas.
  40. this thing’s incredible
    This Keto, Nondairy Creamer (That Was Created by a Surfer) Actually Tastes GoodIt’s also vegan and Paleo, and even though I don’t surf, I love adding a scoop to my morning coffee.
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    The Best Tweezers for Hair Removal, According to AestheticiansFor eyebrow shaping, ingrown dislodging, and banishing errant face hairs.
  42. painless shopping
    29 Splatterware-Enamel Things You Can Buy on AmazonCombining the best of brass and marble, but with way more color.
  43. dupes week
    What’s the Best Dupe for Le Creuset’s Dutch Oven?I tested 6 different brands of enameled Dutch ovens and compared them to the OG?
  44. what i can’t live without
    What Chef Angie Mar Can’t Live Without“If you came over, you would see probably like three steaks, five bottles of Champagne, kimchi, and French skin-care products in the fridge.”
  45. prime day 2019
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It a Vitamix BlenderOur managing editor’s favorite blender is on sale again, for the cheapest it’s been since Black Friday.
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    These Swedish Clogs Look Just Like Hasbeens (for Half the Price)The right amount to pay for shoes I love but can’t wear when it rains.
  47. celebrity shopping
    What Maria Sharapova Can’t Live Without“I just keep thinking what a French sommelier will tell me when I pull that one out. Probably not great things.”
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    What Dustin Lance Black Can’t Live Without“It’s incredibly expensive, and completely worth it.”
  49. testing testing
    We Ordered 9 Snake Plants to Find the Best Place to Buy Plants OnlineBy ordering nine snake plants from nine different merchants, including Amazon and the Sill.
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    The Best Dog Raincoats and Rain Boots, According to Professional Dog WalkersIncluding a rubber-ducky poncho that’s the Amazon coat for dogs.
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