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  1. testing testing
    This Swedish Sparkling Water Maker Is the Best At-Home Soda MachineAs tested by a self-proclaimed seltzer obsessive.
  2. what i can’t live without
    What Ryan Seacrest Can’t Live WithoutIncluding no-show socks, a temperature-controlling mug, and the drugstore cologne he’s worn for years.
  3. what i can’t live without
    What Actress Jane Seymour Can’t Live Without“It’s completely practical in terms of making myself look the best that I can, given what I was given at birth.”
  4. steal my registry
    What Homepolish CEO Noa Santos Put on His Wedding RegistryFrom a $560 glass vase to candlesticks that cost $22 each.
  5. testing testing
    This Fancy Wine Preserver Lets Me Pour a Glass Without Uncorking the BottleFor wine enthusiasts who enjoy in moderation.
  6. strat investigates
    Do Color-blind Glasses Actually Work?Does a world of grays and blacks really become Technicolor?
  7. steal my registry
    What Eden Grinshpan Nivron Put on Her Wedding RegistryIncluding the Mauviel copper roasting pan she still uses and the Zalto wine glasses she regrets leaving off.
  8. strat investigates
    Do Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses Actually Do Anything?The answer’s yes, but that doesn’t mean you should wear them all day.
  9. testing testing
    I Cooked With This Japanese Precision Cooker for 5 WeeksIt slow-cooks, steam-roasts, and makes reliably tender rice. It also costs $670.
  10. strat investigates
    Do Sleep-Specific Blue-Light Glasses Actually Help You Fall Asleep?They promise to let you scroll through Instagram before bed without your sleep being affected. But does it actually work?
  11. painless shopping
    15 Better Snacks for a Better Super Bowl Party (That You Can Buy Online Now)For those who care more about food than football (and don’t want to leave the house).
  12. valentines day 2019
    13 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Someone You Just Started DatingNot so big as to scare them away, not so generic as to bore them.
  13. recommended by experts
    How to Declutter Your Book Collection (Without Throwing It All Away)We talked with three KonMari consultants and two professional organizers to find out.
  14. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Status Chocolate Bar?We asked chocolate buyers to make their best guesses and came up with two front-runners (and five runners-up).
  15. you might also like
    If You Have This Tech Gadget, You’ll Love This Other ThingThe best accessories and gadgets for techies who already have everything.
  16. you might also like
    If You Have This Kitchen Item, You’ll Love This Other ThingActually useful kitchen gifts for people who already own a Vitamix or an Instant Pot.
  17. gifts they might actually want
    Package Deals: 11 Kitchen Gift Bundles Under $100Like DIY gift baskets, but with kitchen gear and cookbooks.
  18. this thing’s incredible
    This Mini Staub Cast-Iron French Oven Is the Perfect Two-Person PotPlus, it’s a foolproof rice maker.
  19. gifts they might actually want
    The 20 Best Coffee-Table Books to Give, According to Art PeopleRecommendations from artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, critics, and more.
  20. reading lists
    The 8 Best Books for Career Advice, According to Executive CoachesWe talked with career coaches, career strategists, and executive coaches to find the best books to read to advance your career.
  21. the best. really.
    The Best Instant Pot Accessories, According to 3 Instant Pot ObsessivesTake your Instant Pot cooking to the next level for $30 or less.
  22. this thing’s incredible
    This Plastic Bag Is the Easiest Way to Roll Out Pie Crust Without StickingOne step closer to the perfect pie.
  23. cyber monday
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It the (48 Percent-Off) Nespresso MachinePlus, a bunch of other highly giftable Nespresso machines for up to 60 percent off at Macy’s.
  24. the greatest gift
    What Are the Best Truly Wireless Earbuds to Give (That Aren’t Apple AirPods)?We found one clear winner, plus three runners-up.
  25. this thing’s incredible
    This $99 Meat Thermometer Helped Me Become a Better Home Cook in SecondsSaying the Thermapen is just another kitchen thermometer is like saying a Ferrari is just another car.
  26. recommended by experts
    The Best Coffee Beans, According to Writers and Novelists“Sometimes the only happy thought I have is that tomorrow, I can wake up and drink coffee.”
  27. sleep week
    The Best Blue-Light-Free Light Bulbs That Make Falling Asleep EasierBecause blue-light is the enemy of going to bed.
  28. weird things we love
    Nothing’s Ever Gotten My Bathroom As Clean As This Power Drill Brush HasYes, I clean my bathtub with a cordless drill and a brush attachment, and it is gleaming.
  29. recommended by experts
    How to Brighten Up Your Sad Kitchen Lighting, According to Interior DesignersFour interior designers give advice on finding the balance between beautiful and actually practical light fixtures for your kitchen.
  30. recommended by experts
    The Best TVs to Give As Gifts This Holiday Season, According to TV ExpertsYou can’t go wrong if it’s smart and Ultra HD — but here are some options we think are going to be hits.
  31. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Trompe L’Oeil NotepadsMy collection includes sticky notes that look like slices of cheese and a notepad shaped like a stick of butter.
  32. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Get the Yellow Pot From ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’?Turns out, this aspirational, mid-century-inspired Dutch oven is actually affordable.
  33. recommended by experts
    How to Ferment Vegetables at Home, According to Noma’s Head of FermentationHaving the right tools and techniques will keep you on the safe side of fermentation.
  34. holiday gifts 2018
    The Gizmos to Buy Your Techie This Holiday (Before They Sell Out)Including smartwatches, truly wireless headphones, and, yes, smart speakers.
  35. reading lists
    The 10 Best Books on Productivity, According to People Who Get Things DoneWith strategies to help you quit social media, spend less time in the office, and decide what’s actually important.
  36. the best. really.
    The Best Undated Planners for Year-round Staying on TrackStart these planners whenever it’s most convenient for you, not when the calendar says it’s time.
  37. testing testing
    Strat Face-off: Is the New Instant Pot Blender Better Than a Vitamix?To find out, I made cashew milk, a kale smoothie, and hot butternut-squash soup.
  38. painless shopping
    11 Highly Topical, Last-minute Halloween Costumes (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Culturally relevant and easy to buy.
  39. green week
    Strat Hunt: Is It Possible to Find a Stylish Compost Bin?Because no one wants an ugly, dirty container of food scraps on their counter.
  40. green week
    How to Find Energy-Efficient Bulbs That Give Off Not-Horrible LightAccording to an interior designer and a professor of lighting design.
  41. recommended by experts
    The Best Alternatives to (Not So Safe) Baby Walkers, According to PediatriciansInfant walkers might be cute, but they cause 2,000 injuries a year.
  42. this thing’s incredible
    This Cube-Shaped Timer Is the Only Thing That Helps Me Avoid Twitter at WorkThe only gadget that helps me manage my time and find some focus in an otherwise chaotic world (read: news-cycle).
  43. this thing’s incredible
    This Little Brewer Makes Idiotproof Pour-Over CoffeeUsing this dripper is like having a personal barista at my desk.
  44. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: What’s the Best Baby Gear for Twins?We talked with four parents of twins to find out.
  45. recommended by experts
    The Best Gluten-Free Cookbooks, According to Gluten-Free Bakers and ChefsWith recipes for everything from grain-free cakes to gluten-free weeknight dinners.
  46. recommended by experts
    The Best Bullet Journal Supplies for Beginners, According to Bullet JournalersIncluding picks from the original designer of the bullet journal system.
  47. what’s on my desk
    What’s on Graphic Designer Deva Pardue’s DeskThe Wing’s creative director and founder of For All Womankind on the notebooks, productivity app, and peanut butter that keep her on track.
  48. recommended by experts
    The Best Apple Peelers, According to Pastry Chefs and BakersIncluding chef Dominique Ansel’s high-powered apple-peeling technique.
  49. recommended by experts
    What Julia Turshen Can’t Cook WithoutIncluding her most durable food-storage containers, her go-to chef’s knife, and the kosher salt she swears by.
  50. testing testing
    Which New Start-up Makes the Best Cookware?I tested 13 knives, eight pots, and five pans from six direct-to-consumer kitchen brands to find out.
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