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  1. strategist investigates
    Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Accurate?Some don’t even require a nasal swab.
  2. recommended by experts
    The Best Freezers, According to People Who Freeze a Lot of ThingsWhether you just bagged an elk or finished a Costco run.
  3. ask a cool person
    The 52 Canned Goods (From Cockles to Corn) Chefs Keep in Their PantriesAs recommended by the chefs of The Odeon, Cervo’s, King, Sofreh, and more.
  4. testing testing
    We Tested 82 (and Counting) Actually Kind of Stylish Fabric Face MasksWe checked for fit, comfort, breathability, and how well they block droplets.
  5. recommended by experts
    Where to Buy Face Masks for KidsWe spoke to pediatricians to find the face masks both you and your kids will love.
  6. recommended by experts
    The Best Indoor Garden Kits, According to Chefs and GardenersFresh basil, peppers, micro-mustard greens, and more edible plants you can grow on your kitchen counter.
  7. recommended by experts
    The Best Face Masks for Running OutsideWe found ones that are actually breathable.
  8. testing testing
    What’s the Best Indoor Smart Garden?I tested four of them based on ease of use, plant yield, taste, and looks.
  9. 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.
  10. this thing’s incredible
    This $170 Bike Stand Is an Affordable Alternative to PelotonIt’s a challenging and inexpensive option until we can all be back in real spin classes.
  11. recommended by experts
    The Face Masks Doctors, Dentists, and other Health-Care Workers Buy ThemselvesWhat they put on when they’re not on duty.
  12. this thing’s incredible
    This Gravity-Defying Barber Cape Lets Me Cut My Own Hair Without Making a MessI tried putting towels on my shoulders, cutting holes in garbage bags, and standing in the shower. Nothing worked, until this.
  13. recommended by experts
    The Best Hair Clippers, According to BarbersSix barbers (and a couple of regular folks known to buzz at home) recommend the clippers to use to get the job done.
  14. this thing’s incredible
    I Quit Coffee With the Help of This Dandelion PowderStirring the powder in my cup makes me feel like a wise old hippie, impervious to the stresses of winter in NYC during a pandemic.
  15. one stop shop
    Everything You Need to Keep Warm Outside This WinterInsulated and self heating gear to help you enjoy socially distant hangs, even when it’s below freezing.
  16. this thing’s incredible
    This T-Shirt Keeps Me Warm for Socially Distant Outdoor Events (And Soccer)Let winter come. I’m going to keep socializing — at a safe distance and, thanks to my undershirt, a comfortable temperature.
  17. 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.
  18. ask a cool person
    The Best MasterClass Classes, According to People Who’ve Taken ThemWe spoke to 17 people (from bloggers, to writers, to founders of tech companies), who together have taken some 40 classes, about their experiences.
  19. something for everyone
    9 Bulletin Boards, Vetted 9 Different WaysFrom fancy linen wrapped pin boards to a convincing look alike for John Krasinski’s bulletin board from Some Good News.
  20. strategist investigates
    Do Mask Frames Improve — or Interfere With — Mask-Wearing?Four medical experts weigh in.
  21. stuff we buy ourselves
    The Fabric Face Masks Our Editors and Writers Are Wearing“I even wore one on a six-mile walk with no complaints.”
  22. i keep seeing this
    How Did Ankle and Wrist Weights Become the Breakout Stars of Quarantine?They’ve come a long way since the Jazzercise days.
  23. strategist investigates
    Can Goggles Help Protect You From the Coronavirus?Yes, some. And they’ll help you stop touching your face.
  24. this thing’s incredible
    This $9 Watercolor Brush Holds Its Own WaterIt lets me paint on the go wherever I am.
  25. painless shopping
    These (Under-$1,200) Bikes Are Still in StockThere are still some bikes out there. For now.
  26. ask a cool person
    The Best Mask Accessories, According to Mask Designers and Health-Care WorkersChains, lanyards, ear savers, and more.
  27. ingenious design
    The Only Thing I Need to Make This (Delicious) Cold Brew Is the Bag It Comes InEven for the most hapless of home cold brewers, failure is not an option.
  28. ingenious design
    This Compact, Do-It-All Oven Makes Me Feel Like Julia Child in QuarantineIt can bake, broil, toast, fry, and even convection cook at basically the turn of a dial.
  29. recommended by experts
    The Best One-Player Games (That Aren’t Solitaire), According to Gamers“It’s something that was already a growing trend, and it’s actually just gotten bigger in quarantine.”
  30. health and fitness
    How to See a Doctor and Get a Prescription OnlineOrder treatments for everything from migraines and anxiety to cold sores and hair loss without leaving home.
  31. dad week
    The Best DIY Gifts for Father’s Day, According to ExpertsIncluding DIY kits to help dad grow his own mushrooms and make his own drone.
  32. recommended by experts
    How to Protest Safely During a PandemicIf you plan to join a protest for the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, here’s everything you need to know.
  33. recommended by experts
    The Best Online Classes for KidsVirtual ways to teach your kids to code, dance, speak another language, or even make dinner for the whole family.
  34. insider goods
    The Stars of Outer Banks Quarantined Together. Here’s the Stuff They Used Most.“Chase’s candle has more of a feminine smell than my candle.”
  35. recommended by experts
    How to Pull Off a Virtual WeddingAdvice from couples who got married on Zoom, virtual wedding guests, and a wedding planner who helped her clients get married on live TV.
  36. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Start Fermenting at HomeFrom krauts to kimchi, it’s time to start homesteading.
  37. this thing’s incredible
    My WFH Computer Monitor Is Also the Perfect Quarantine TVIt’s no ordinary monitor. And it’s no ordinary TV. It’s the ideal combination of both.
  38. this thing’s incredible
    3 Editors at the Verge Swear by This Standing DeskWe trust them on laptops. It only makes sense that they would know the best things to put those laptops on, too.
  39. recommended by experts
    How to (Safely and Hygienically) Tattoo Yourself, According to Tattoo ArtistsFrom how to set up your workspace to the best needles to use.
  40. explainers
    How to Throw a Zoom Bat MitzvahTips for pulling off this important rite of passage remotely, from implementing virtual l’dor v’dors to tracking down Torahs from shuttered shtiebels.
  41. not a professional. just crazy.
    Help Me, Rio: I Got a Mask SuntanA distinctly 2020 problem.
  42. quarantine kitchen
    Fancy Pasta Shapes, RankedWhen the supermarkets ran out of rigatoni and linguine, we made nodi marini and scialatielli.
  43. recommended by experts
    How to Be Self-Sufficient, According to HomesteadersYou don’t have to go completely off the grid, but you can at least rely on it less.
  44. recommended by experts
    How to Groom Your Dog at Home, According to ExpertsWhether you’ve got a tangled Shih Tzu, a shedding Rottweiler, or a Labradoodle whose bangs need a trim.
  45. recommended by experts
    The Best Virtual Games to Play on Zoom, According to Video Game ExpertsIncluding board games, trivia, and, obviously, Animal Crossing.
  46. this thing’s incredible
    This Foot-Powered Washing Machine Keeps My Laundry Pile LowA two-years-late Kickstarter purchase became a pandemic must-have.
  47. strategist investigates
    New York Garden Nurseries Still Open During the CoronavirusWhere to buy plants, seeds, and soil right now, including the businesses doing delivery and curbside pickup in the New York metro area.
  48. recommended by experts
    How to Test Your Vision (and Order Lenses) at Home, According to DoctorsIt may not be as easy as cutting your own bangs, but there are options.
  49. mother’s day 2020
    How to Host a Mother’s Day Brunch on Zoom, According to Party PlannersEnjoy bagels and Bellinis together — from a distance.
  50. deal of the day
    This Foolproof Indoor-Garden Kit (That Your Mom Will Love) Is 20 Percent OffAn easy way to add green thumb to her list of quarantine achievements.
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