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    Where Can I Find Emily Blunt’s Perfect Red Jacket in Wild Mountain Thyme?Some new and vintage options to consider.
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    Ask the Strategist: So, I Bought a Cane Chair. Now What?Twelve nice-looking seat cushions that will add comfort without ruining aesthetics.
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    What Are the Best (and Nicest-Looking) Pet-Friendly Throw Blankets?With picks for every style — and every pet.
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    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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    Where Can I Find Some Actually Cool Hypoallergenic Jewelry?Including earrings, belt buckles, and a mask chain.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Shearling-Lined Boots That Aren’t Uggs?Here are 22 alternatives that are just as cozy, cute, and easy to slip on.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Find a Bright and Stylish Alarm Clock?With numbers big enough to see without your glasses and style you won’t be ashamed to display.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Find a (Budget-Friendly) Closet Fragrance?We found everything, from scented sachets to lavender-infused cedar blocks.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Should Adults Put Their Loose Change?More than 20 options for storing your coins like a grown-up.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Find a Good Husband Pillow?Several options in a range of fabrics (from faux-shearling to cotton) and fills (from foam to feathers).
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Nice-Looking Baskets for Storing Bedding?A dozen options for stowing a couple of pillows with an artfully arranged blanket (or two) on top.
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    Ask the Strategist: Can You Find Me a Mint Skin Moisturizer?Welcome to the incredibly specific world of mint-infused skin care.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Shoes for 1-Year-Olds That Actually Stay On?We found a bunch of options that parents swear by.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Modern Platform Bed Frames With Storage?We found nine options that are (mostly) under $700.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Find a Foldable Ergonomic Desk Chair?With the help of three chiropractors, we found some ergonomic seating options for the most space-starved among us.
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    Ask the Strategist: What’s the Next Tissue-Box Holder?Surprisingly, we found some tasteful options.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Do I Find Stylish Mouse Pads?Turn you desk into something that’ll spark a little joy.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Yeti Cooler Alternatives?Including two options from a VSCO-girl status brand.
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    What Are the Best Over-the-Fridge Organizing Options?We help a Strategist reader organize the top of their fridge with a few easy tips from jars to extendable shelves to baskets.
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    What Are Some Affordable Stone Coffee Tables?“I’ve been searching everywhere and can’t find anything that doesn’t have cheap college-apartment vibes.”
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Cute Hooks to Hang Masks on by a Door?We found 20 nice-looking storage solutions for the accessory that’s now as essential as your phone, wallet, and keys.
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    How to Take Care of a Bald Head, According to ExpertsDermatologists, barbers, and groomers share all the stuff they say is integral to keeping a bald head looking its best.
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    The Best Birthday Gifts (When You’re Quarantined Together)No party? No problem.
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    ‘I’m an ER Doctor. How Can I Keep My N95 Mask From Irritating My Skin?’“What products should I use to protect my skin from the gear I wear to protect myself and others?”
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are the Best (Reasonably Priced) Jersey Sheets?They’re as soft as your favorite T-shirt and won’t ever wrinkle.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Get Sleek Black Lace-up Boots for Around $200?We answer a reader’s call to find lace-up, weatherproof black boots that also look sleek (read: no duck boots).
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    Ask the Strategist: Can You Find Me a ‘Cool’ Puffer Jacket for $180 or Less?We come to the aid of a sartorially challenged reader looking for a “short, cool puffer jacket that basically goes with everything.”
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    What Are the Best Black Flats Under $200?“It could be from the ’90s or today and will look relevant for years to come.”
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    Ask The Strategist: Where Can I Get That Laptop Case From Always Be My Maybe?The green-marble case is actually from Amazon — and costs less than $20.
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    Ask the Strategist: Please Queer-Eye My Boyfriend“The emo kid in him thinks a lot of men’s fashion is too square or boring.”
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    Ask the Strategist: What’s the Best Personal Carry-on Bag for Flying?Our editors’ favorite backpacks, totes, and fanny packs for in-flight essentials.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Do I Need When Recovering From Surgery?Much more useful than flowers and a balloon
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    Ask the Strategist: Help Me Find an Alternative to This Sold-Out Duvet Cover?The Strategist helps a reader on her quest to find the perfect blue-gray duvet cover.
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    Ask Strat: What Should I Get My Impossible-to-Please Boyfriend?He owns Yves Saint Laurent and I can spend $300.
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    Ask Strat: What’s Manon’s Lipstick from the Great British Baking Show?“It’s a red-pink hybrid, like some sort of tropical Hawaiian Punch situation.”
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    Ask the Strategist: What’s the Best-Looking Modern Menorah?Minimalist and modern options for Hanukkah 2018.
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    Ask the Strat: What’s the Best Work Portfolio?One that’s professional and stylish.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Find a Petite Cashmere Hoodie?Our under-five-foot writer tested seven ultracozy hoodies to find out.
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    Who Makes Maya Rudolph’s Clogs on Forever?“I guess if I died and went to heaven, I’d want to be wearing clogs.”
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    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.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Is the Best Lounge Chair With Back Support?From design-y recliners to modern wingbacks.
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    Ask the Strategist: What’s the Best Baby Gear for Twins?We talked with four parents of twins to find out.
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    Ask the Strategist: Are There Any Good Dry-cleaning Alternatives?Read on for CliffsNotes from laundry camp.
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    Ask the Strategist: Is There a Toaster That Will Fit My Artisan Bread?“When I buy nice breads from the bakery, they don’t fit in my regular toaster … but I need them toasted.”
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    Ask the Strategist: I Need Sunglasses That Aren’t Going to Slide Down My Face!There’s a lot more out there than Warby Parker’s five pairs of low-bridge frames.
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    Ask the Strategist: I’m Dying for Cool, Fashionable Dog AccessoriesI’m not a regular dog mom, I’m a cool dog mom.
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    Ask the Strategist: What’s the Best Long-lasting Natural Lipstick?We found five.
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    Ask the Strategist: I Want an Oversize Jean Jacket Like the Cool GirlsDenim for all.
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    Ask the Strategist: Where Do I Find Basic-But-Cool Ceramic Plates?Including the ceramics they use at New York City’s De Maria.
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    Ask the Strategist: I’m a Man and I Want High-Waisted Jeans“I recently discovered one of the many secrets women keep from us: that high-waisted jeans are comfortable and flattering.”
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