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    As Seen in the Strategist SectionFrom Reba McEntire’s alarm clock to fuzzy bucket hats.
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    As Seen in the ‘Strategist’ SectionFrom a moth-eaten running shirt to Paul Feig’s pajamas.
  3. best in class
    The 16 Very Best Bath TowelsFrom waffle towels to flat-weave Turkish sets, a towel for every kind of obsessive.
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    As Seen in the ‘Strategist’ SectionFrom Hilary Swank’s greenhouse to the most desirable socks
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    As Seen in the Strategist SectionFrom garlic-shaped candles to Lena Waithe’s weed
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    As Seen in the Strategist SectionA Tempur-Pedic topper, an ode to Air Rifts, and the Japanese pen Sofia Coppola uses to mark up her scripts.
  7. in situ
    Steal My CouchA selection of shoppable sleepers, settees, and more — as recommended by their passionate owners.
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    As Seen in the Strategist SectionFrom an ‘earthquake fastener’ to Hailey Bieber’s face steamer.
  9. best in class
    The 7 Very Best Foam RollersDo you even roll, bro?
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    As Seen in the Strategist SectionFrom resin vases to B.J. Novak’s $5 face cleanser.
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    As Seen in the Strategist SectionFrom a Hay light to Cameron Diaz’s cutting board.
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    The Best Snowboards for Slope SeasonFor particularly precise steering in fresh snow to the snowboard a TikTok-famous rider uses to deftly pop onto boxes at terrain parks.
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    The Best Products for the Budding PrepperFlashlights, first aid kits, wet/dry vacs, and more survival tools and equipment.
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    13 Dog Coats They’ll Actually WearPuffy parkas, neck-to-tail slickers, and fleecy vests.
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    16 Suitcases, Vetted 16 WaysFrom handsome trunks to long-lasting carry-ons, here’s expert-recommended luggage to replace your pre-pandemic baggage.
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    The Best Gifts at 12 Newly Opened NYC StoresIncluding hand-caught razor clams, a burrito-shaped bicycle bags, a Sex and the City hat, and more.
  17. recommended by experts
    An Absolutely No-Skills-Required Kitchen RenovationEighteen ways to improve a kitchen without taking it down to the studs, which is convenient as contractors are nigh-impossible to come by right now.
  18. travel
    The Catskills Are Suddenly Lousy With High-End HotelsThe Borscht Belt has entered its expensive phase.
  19. recommended by experts
    The Best Instant Noodles, According to Chefs and Food Writers“There’s usually a correlation between the number of sachets of things included — oils, sauces, and powders — and how good the noodles are.”
  20. celebrity shopping
    My Family Made Me Buy ItEleven dynastic lineages — from the Spielbergs to the Wahlbergs — share items purchased en famille.
  21. recommended by experts
    A Fairly Exhaustive Guide to FlatwareFor every kitchen table.
  22. opening
    Pillows Made Out of Pants (and Other Rare Finds) in Red HookThank You Have a Good Day is not your average Brooklyn homeware store.
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    The Big White Couch’90s-style slipcovered sofas are suddenly appealing again.
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    11 Cheaper Than Usual Artworks That Support a Good CauseLimited-edition and one-of-a-kind prints, paintings, and photographs that support organizations in need.
  25. small-business stories
    We Asked 16 Black Business Owners What the Past Few Months Have Been LikeIn the midst of a global pandemic and in the wake of #shopblack, founders are facing a wide range of experiences.
  26. ask a cool person
    The New Guard of Non-Fusty PuzzlesThe humble jigsaw has gotten a rebrand.
  27. trust me i should know
    The 11 Things a Japanese Monk Uses to Tidy“In my experience, when I use good stuff like this to clean, it becomes more meditative and ritualistic.”
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    The Warmest Gear for the Freezing Cold, According to ExpertsFrom an Alaskan dogsledder’s mukluks to a lifelong skier’s electric socks.
  29. i keep seeing this
    Kindercore: A Decidedly Toddler-esque MovementThe primary-colored collision of Bauhaus, Memphis Milano, and maximalism.
  30. strat investigates
    Stripes As Far As the Eye Can SeeThe casual luxury of stripes, an investigation.
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    The New Class of Handblown GlassA surge of young glassblowers are creating loopy glass straws and warped vessels that have found their way into hypercurated homewares shops.
  32. best bets
    Everything You Need to Build Your Own ’80s AquariumFrom gaudy cherry-red beads to LEDs that simulate the moon.
  33. celebrity shopping
    50 Things Amy Sedaris Can’t Live Without“If it’s not heavy-duty, I’ll have a meltdown. It matters.”
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    The Next Status Natural Dish Soap Is by Rebel GreenIt’s charmingly packaged, and (entirely) sulfate-free and biodegradable.
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    The Best Pumice Stone for Calloused Heels Is Actually a Metal Foot FileFor sloughing off winter skin.
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    The Best Halloween Witch Hat Has a Curvy, Double-Lined BrimRecommended by the most discerning of witches.
  37. lunchtime beauty
    No One Knows Why This Magical Acne Treatment WorksIt just does.
  38. lunchtime buy
    The Lip Gloss My Family Fights OverMy mom, sister, and I all love it.
  39. lunchtime buy
    Testing Out the World’s Best Liquid LipstickPat McGrath releases her own lip kit for the holidays.
  40. lunchtime beauty
    I Can’t Get Enough of This Japanese Liquid EyelinerIt makes me want to wear a cat-eye every day.
  41. lunchtime buy
    This New Cleanser Is Getting 5-Star ReviewsEve Lom’s Gel Balm Cleanser is faster and more convenient than the original.
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    What Are the Best Wool Slippers?For padding around the house on snowy Sundays.