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    We Tested 77 (and Counting) Actually Kind of Stylish Fabric Face MasksWe checked for fit, comfort, breathability, and how well they block droplets.
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    Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Humidifier?So many of them gurgle, buzz, leak, or spew white dust. And then there’s the pink slime.
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    What Are the Best Disposable Face Masks?We tested expert- (and celebrity-) approved disposable face masks.
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    Is It Finally the Time to Rent Furniture Online?We broke down the differences (and similarities) between seven major players in the space.
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    Can Mouthwash Really Help With Maskne?A dermatologist and a dentist weigh in.
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    What’s the Difference Between KN95 and KF94 Masks?We asked infectious-disease doctors which is more effective at blocking COVID-19.
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    What You Need to Know About Double MaskingIn the case of the new COVID variants two masks are better than one.
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    Are Cheap Mobile Carriers (Like Mint and Visible) Any Good?In some cases, yes. You just have to find one with good service in your area and be willing to deal with occasionally slower speeds.
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    The Best Canadian Winter Coats (That Aren’t Canada Goose)It turns out that the seemingly ubiquitous winter brand isn’t so ubiquitous in its homeland.
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    From Bernie’s Mittens to Baby Biden’s Bonnet, the Best Inauguration Day AttireWhere in the world did Lady Gaga get that massive bird brooch?
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    Do You Need a Hazmat Suit (à la Naomi Campbell) to Fly?The supermodel’s been wearing face masks on planes since the ’90s.
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    Barbra Streisand Filled Us In On Her Favorite $20 PantsThe brand was as surprised as we were.
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    From Calabasas to the Odeon, Everyone Is Wearing a Black Surgical MaskEight months into the pandemic, it’s the first bona fide mask trend.
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    The Amazon Coat’s Unlikely Collaboration, and Other New DevelopmentsFrom fur hoods to metallic shades to faux-shearling.
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    How Effective Are Aqueous Ozone Cleaners (Like O3Waterworks)?Two experts tell us about the science behind these products that claim to sanitize simply by filling them with water.
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    How Effective Are Clothes With Built-in Masks?Infectious-disease doctors weigh in.
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    How Safe Are Group Fitness Classes Right Now?Outdoor workouts are best, but you can protect yourself inside, too.
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    Whoa: Telfar Bags Are Available on AmazonYou can thank Oprah.
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    Where Does Steve Kornacki Get His Election-Night Khakis?He hasn’t slept — or changed.
  20. giving back
    174 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of ColorIncluding victim funds, bail funds, mental health organizations, policy-reform organizations, Black LGBTQ organizations, and more.
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    Four Hacks for Safely Distributing Candy on HalloweenFrom simple tools like trash grabbers to DIY candy chutes.
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    The Pandemic Pet Is a SnailThey’re suddenly everywhere: sliding on models’ backs to promote Sophie Buhai’s latest jewelry collection and on the artist Chloe Wise’s finger.
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    Strat Investigates: Will a Weighted Blanket Help an Anxious Kid?A pediatrician and two occupational therapists weigh in.
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    This Purple Fan Is $20 and a Verifiable Objet d’Art“It’s almost an absolutely perfect object.”
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    The Best (Actually in Stock) ChromebooksThere are still great options for back-to-school Chromebooks. You just have to look in the right places.
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    Do These ‘Unisex’ Clothes Really Work On Different Bodies?Two Strategist writers tested six pieces from a brand known for its genderless collections.
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    Do Mask Frames Improve — or Interfere With — Mask-Wearing?Four medical experts weigh in.
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    Where Can I Buy a Plant Pole?“I want to hang plants in my dumb concrete-walled apartment.”
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    Can Goggles Help Protect You From the Coronavirus?Yes, some. And they’ll help you stop touching your face.
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    In-Stock Hand Sanitizer, From Unlikely SourcesWith hand sanitizer from the usual suspects scarce, lots of unconventional brands have adjusted their production to meet demands.
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    What’s the Deal With Affirm, AfterPay, Klarna, and QuadPay?A new crop of “shop now, pay later” companies have emerged.
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    Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Accurate?Some don’t even require a nasal swab.
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    Should You Be Wearing Gloves During COVID-19?Short answer: Probably not.
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    Is Oura’s $299 ‘Smart Ring’ Just a Fancy Thermometer?We consulted infectious-disease doctors, sleep scientists, tech journalists, and Oura users to find out.
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    Should You Be Wearing a Face Shield?Two infectious-disease specialists weigh in on the visor-style face coverings.
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    Do We Need Blue-Light-Specific Skin Care?Well, for starters, you definitely need something.
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    Does UV Light Kill Viruses and Germs?We asked doctors and germ experts to explain.
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    What’s a Good Alternative to a Sold-out Nintendo Switch?We can’t help you find a Switch, but we can help scratch the same itch with these other great games on your phone or console.
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    What Does CBD in Skin Care Actually Do?It won’t get you high, but it might clear your acne.
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    Why Is Every Stylish Woman on Instagram Suddenly Wearing Strawberry Crocs?An unexpected contender for the shoe of the summer.
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    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.
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    I Can’t Stop Putting Googly Eyes on Stuff (and I’m Not Alone)“It’s about to get real anthropomorphized in here.”
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    The Gnocchi Over 200 People Have Posted to InstagramThe recipe is by food artist Laila Gohar, whose candied orange peels were similarly successful.
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    Should You Buy a Pulse Oximeter?Doctors are using the devices to monitor COVID-19 patients.
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    In-Stock Toilet Paper, From Unlikely SourcesWhile it’s out of stock in stores, these online retailers have a few unconventional options.
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    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.
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    Can Humans Use Thermometers for Animals? (The Answer, Say Vets, Is Yes.)We asked four veterinarians to make sure.
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    In-Stock Baby Wipes, From Unlikely SourcesEight retailers that seemingly have plenty of wipes, whether you want to buy single orders or subscribe and (often) save.
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    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.
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    How to Help Frontline Workers During the Coronavirus CrisisHow to donate food, money, face masks, or even just your time.
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