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  1. trust me i should know
    The 7 Things I Wear (From Head to Toe) to Keep Dry During My Sweatiest WorkoutsFrom the shirt to the long-sleeved shirt (on cooler days) to the shorts to the underwear to the socks to the headband to the hat.
  2. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 1-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedSourced with the help of child psychologists, grandparents, and the occasional celebrity.
  3. recommended by experts
    The Best Outdoor Toys for Kids, According to ExpertsIncluding foam pogo sticks, a backyard roller coaster, and the world’s largest bubbles.
  4. trust me i should know
    The Best Men’s Running Clothes and Shoes for Every Kind of WeatherA runner who has hit the road almost five days a week for more than a decade shares his go-to gear for all seasons.
  5. home improvement
    Which Screwdrivers Do You (Really) Need?Not knowing anything about screwdrivers doesn’t mean you’re never going to need one.
  6. you can do this
    The Five Tools You Should Always Have on Hand for Clearing Snow and IceYou might already have an ice scraper, but do you have a windshield cover?
  7. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 5-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedWith input from child therapists, toy historians, and Instagram parents.
  8. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 3-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedSourced with the help of child therapists, child-yoga teachers, and tech-columnist dads.
  9. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 2-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedAccording to child psychologists, discerning parents, and toy historians.
  10. trust me i should know
    What I Tell Friends Who Ask Me What Bluetooth Headphones to BuyYou can get crazy about specs, but these are best for most people.
  11. you can do this
    The Best Christmas Lights, According to Experts and a Very Festive HomeownerBecause your yard deserves a little Christmas spirit, too.
  12. tech boot camp
    What, Precisely, Are ‘Slofies’ For?Apple wants its new slow-motion selfie to be a game changer. The reality is a little more confusing.
  13. tech boot camp
    How the iPhone’s New Ultrawide Lens Actually Works (and When You Should Use It)Travel photography will never be the same.
  14. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 6-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedPlay therapists, discerning parents, and a 10-year-old Mensa member direct us toward the best toys for fun and learning.
  15. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 4-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedWe talked with child psychologists, discerning parents and nannies, and toy buyers and toy historians to find the best gifts for your growing toddler.
  16. you can do this
    How to Brighten Up Any Room (or Dim It a Little) in Under 30 MinutesSometimes you want a room to be bright, and sometimes you want softer lighting. With a dimmer switch you get either. Whenever you want.
  17. dupes week
    Dropps Detergent Pods Have Saved Me $150 a Year on SoapI could stop at their chlorine-free, dye-free, hypoallergenic laundry detergent, but they also make dishwashing pods and we’ve switched to those, too.
  18. dupes week
    I Own 7 Sleeping Bags, and This $30 One Keeps Me As Warm As the One for $150Like, so warm you have to use the foot vent.
  19. dupes week
    The by Far Cheapest Air Purifier I Own Seriously Rivals the Second-CheapestBelieve me, it’s pretty damn fresh up in here.
  20. dupes week
    These PJs Replicate the Feel — If Not the Cute Prints — of Hanna Andersson’s.If my eyes were closed, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. But they cost much less.
  21. dupes week
    This $850 Signature Sleep Mattress Is As Comfortable As My CasperCasper is worth every penny. But this one is genuinely comparable if you’re watching your budget.
  22. this thing's incredible
    These Shoes Give Me The Benefits of Barefoot Running (Without the Bare Feet)They allow me to hit the ground the same way I would if barefoot — meaning centered on my feet, letting me more explosively take each new stride.
  23. dupes week
    The Apple Dongle Dupe Recommended by the Guy at the Apple StoreThe employee will remain anonymous, but the dongle he suggested does more than Apple’s and costs less than half the price.
  24. dupes week
    For Baby No. 2, I Found Diapers Like Honest Company’s (For 10 Cents Less Each)This can add up to hundreds in savings over the course of a year of diapering.
  25. trust me i should know
    The 5 (Not Totally Hideous) Sunglasses I Wear to Hike, Bike, Ski, Row, and RunAll of them are technically designed and durable — and many of them could even pass as stylish.
  26. trust me i should know
    The 5 Portable Grills I Use for Camping, Tailgating, and Even Fine DiningIncluding propane, charcoal, electric, and open-fire grills for cooking up a feast just about anywhere.
  27. this thing's incredible
    Nothing Keeps Me As Cool on My Runs As This Unstylish Sun-Blocking ShirtIts exterior is covered in tiny white dots made of titanium dioxide, the same stuff used in many sunscreens.
  28. trust me i should know
    The 7 Hiking Socks I Wear on the Trail (and the Street)Hiking socks are literally made for walking, and I find them so comfortable they’re often my go-to socks for everyday wear.
  29. interviews
    Francis Lam on Storytelling Techniques, Trend Fatigue, and Avocado Toast“I’m tired of hearing people shit on other people.”
  30. trust me i should know
    The 5 Best Pellet Grills for Low, Slow (and Smoky-Tasting) BarbecuePellet grills let you use wood pellets for true smoked flavor.
  31. trust me i should know
    The 5 Waterproof Socks I Wear to Go Kayaking, Hiking, and SkiingEven if you have waterproof shoes, they’re a good idea.
  32. cool places
    A Noodle Shop That Strives for Authenticity by Breaking With Tradition“We wanted to make a more creative version, and we add our own little twists to fit the New Yorker’s palate.”
  33. post reality
    Want to Try Augmented Reality? This Is the Hardware You’ll NeedWhile phones are perfectly suitable AR devices, if you want to make 3-D models or battle zombies the right way, you’ll need dedicated hardware.
  34. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying BalaclavasBut these five have me covered for almost any situation.
  35. augmented reality
    10 Cool Augmented-Reality Apps That You Might Actually UseGoogle Play and the App Store are awash with augmented-reality apps, and many of them are terrible. Here are ten that actually show AR’s potential.
  36. this thing's incredible
    My Mega-Portable Power Station Can Charge 11 Devices at the Same TimeIt’s about the size and weight of a 12-pack of beer.
  37. trust me i should know
    The Best Weighted Vests for Making All Kinds of Exercise Much HarderTrain with it, and once you take it off, you’ll be amazed by your endurance.
  38. tech boot camp
    5 Parenting Gadgets for the Tragically Sleep-deprivedWith the assurance of the well-rested, I can promise you: These gadgets work.
  39. tech boot camp
    5 Time-saving Kitchen Gadgets That Help Me Make Meals in MinutesThe only way to cook faster would be to eat your food raw.
  40. tech boot camp
    3 To-do Apps That Can Help Keep Your Life Organized and EfficientOne single to-do app is for chumps. He-man organizers use three.
  41. tech boot camp
    5 Smart-Home Products That Make Controlling Your House a SnapWhy crawl out from under the sheets on a cold winter morning when you can just ask your Alexa-paired unit to turn up the heat?
  42. green week
    The 5 Products I Use to Make My House More Energy EfficientIncluding a less-harsh LED light bulb, a more efficient shower head, and blackout curtains.
  43. this thing's incredible
    This Endlessly Reusable Notebook Turns My Doodles Into EmailsWrite your notes, snap a photo to upload them, then wipe the whole thing clean with a damp cloth. Repeat.
  44. this thing's incredible
    Why Didn’t Anyone Think of a Right-Angled iPhone Cable Sooner?It’s made horizontal gameplay, bedtime scrolling, and charging in a cup holder so much easier.
  45. trust me i should know
    The Moisture-Wicking (and Non-Smelly) Running Shirts I Wear for WorkoutsBetter running shirts that keep me dry — and won’t reek.
  46. trust me i should know
    What I Tell People Who Ask Me What Men’s Running Shoes to BuyMy five favorites for every day, traveling, wet weather, and more.
  47. trust me i should know
    The Hiking Shorts I Wear for Just About Any Outdoor TrekThe five shorts I wear whether I’m climbing mountains or plunging in riverbeds.
  48. trust me i should know
    The Running Socks I Wear on Trails, Treadmills, and Distance RunsThey wick sweat, provide cushioning, and prevent blisters.
  49. trust me i should know
    Everything I Wear (and Bring) When I Go KayakingAnd no, the towel is not optional.
  50. this thing's incredible
    I Finally Found a Hiking Baby Carrier That My Daughter and I Both LoveIt’s worth the peace of mind to know that in the event of a slip, I’ll be in worse shape than my baby is.
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