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  1. recommended by experts
    The Best Items to Stock for Any Emergency, According to SurvivalistsWhether you’re bugging out or bugging in, these are the things you may want to have on hand.
  2. recommended by experts
    The Best Face Masks for Every SituationFrom a trip to the grocery store to a four-hour flight.
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    How to Clean a Cloth Mask, According to Doctors“The most important thing is just getting it in soap or bleach and getting it clean.”
  4. recommended by experts
    The Best Face-Mask Filters, According to Doctors and ScientistsWe found out what to put in that filter pocket.
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    The Best Freezers, According to People Who Freeze a Lot of ThingsWhether you just bagged an elk or finished a Costco run.
  6. strategist investigates
    Should You Buy a Pulse Oximeter?Doctors are using the devices to monitor COVID-19 patients.
  7. strategist investigates
    From Calabasas to the Odeon, Everyone Is Wearing a Black Surgical MaskEight months into the pandemic, it’s the first bona fide mask trend.
  8. one stop shop
    Everything You Need to Work From Home That We’ve Written AboutIncluding comfortable clothes (that aren’t pajamas), expert-recommended desk supplies, and products to stay focused while co-working with roommates.
  9. strat investigates
    What a Strategist Writer Learned From Six Months of Writing About Masks“Since anyone could make a mask, and nobody knew what it meant to make an effective one, there was no quality control. So I started ordering them.”
  10. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Protect Yourself (and Others) From COVID-19 on CampusThe masks and hand sanitizers to pack along with your string lights.
  11. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Bring to College During COVID-19, According to StudentsIncluding noise-canceling headphones and instant oatmeal.
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    Everything You Need to Feel Okay Right Now, According to Therapists“I like to let people know that it is completely normal right now to feel a full range of emotions in a single day.”
  13. strat investigates
    How Infectious-Disease Experts Unpack Groceries and Packages During the Pandemic“We made a decision that we would do the things that have the most data behind them.”
  14. one stop shop
    Everything We’ve Learned to Do Ourselves (Until We Can See a Professional)Including contractor-approved home-repair tools, an array of at-home laundry supplies, and everything you need to cut your hair or shape your brows.
  15. strategist investigates
    Unlikely Places to Find TP, Puzzles, Weights, Kitty Litter, and Other EssentialsThe usual stores are having trouble keeping up. But they’re not the only choices.
  16. recommended by experts
    How to Learn a New Language at Home, According to Language ExpertsIncluding conversational programs, grammar review videos, and worthwhile textbooks, recommended by language professors and polyglots alike.
  17. strategist investigates
    The Retailers (Big and Small) Doing Curbside Pickup Amid the PandemicThese big-box and local stores offer some form of curbside pickup for those who don’t want to wait for delivery or shop in person.
  18. strategist investigates
    How to Help Frontline Workers During the Coronavirus CrisisHow to donate food, money, face masks, or even just your time.
  19. ask a cool person
    The Best Work-From-Home Clothes for Women, According to Stylish FreelancersNow is not the time for jeans.
  20. grub guides
    15 Cookbooks Worth Buying Right Now, According to Cooking ExpertsA dummy’s guide to Chinese cooking, a cookbook on homey Mexican dishes, a classic from Nigella Lawson, and more.
  21. strat investigates
    How to Shop Safely During the Coronavirus PandemicInfectious disease experts on no-contact delivery, washing your vegetables, and online shopping.
  22. strat investigates
    Is It Safe to Use Dish Soap As an Alternative to Hand Soap?Yes, but it’s not your best option.
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    How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Quarantine, According to Experts“The key is to start planning right now.”
  24. trust me i should know
    Everything I Used to Work From Home While Living With 4 RoommatesThe white noise machine, calendar, and headphones that help us stay accountable as co-workers and roommates.
  25. vulture lists
    The Best Pandemic Books to Read During CoronavirusWith stakes so high, it’s easy to see why novelists find outbreaks of disease so compelling. Here are 20 great fictional takes.