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    The Face Oils That Soothe My Finicky, Acne-Prone SkinOil, it turns out, won’t actually make your skin oilier.
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    A Lifelong Pencil User on the 9 Styles Her Desk Is Never WithoutIncluding a double-headed Japanese pencil, an Indian pencil that’s basically breakproof, and a pencil that’ll grow seeds if you plant it.
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    12 Tranquilizing Tools That Get My 4 Kids to Sleep(None are drugs.)
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    The Stuff That Este Haim Uses (Almost Daily) To Manage Her Type One DiabetesFrom insulin coolers to cauliflower pizza crust.
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    The Best Custom Pet Merchandise You Can Buy OnlineFrom stickers and magnets to miniature felt replicas.
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    I Didn’t Think I Needed Smart Light Bulbs Until I Tried TheseThey’re easy to use, they flatter you on Zoom, and they make the house feel safer.
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    Everything ‘Kitten Lady’ Hannah Shaw Uses to Rescue KittensFrom a cozy heating pad to food designed just for the littlest kitties.
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    A Christmas-Pajamas Enthusiast’s Favorite Matching SetsIncluding a Skims dupe that’s half the price.
  9. things we don’t talk about
    A Sex Book for Every Type of PersonTo quote John Waters, “If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have any books, don’t fuck ’em!”
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    How to Transform Your House Into a Smart HomeIf you feel like your house needs a upgrade or you want to feel like you live in the year 2077, step it up with some smart-home devices.
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    The 9 Things I Use to (Tastefully) Eat Fish From a Can“There’s an art to consuming fish out of a can with grace and dignity.”
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    The Best Art Supplies to Give to ArtistsArtist approved gifts for painters, illustrators, photographers, and budding art stars.
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    I’ve Taught Many a Friend to Knit Using These (Very Giftable) KitsYou can buy them to make gifts for someone else, or as gifts for a knitter in your life.
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    The Best Work-From-Home Bras, According to a Longtime Remote Worker“It keeps me feeling alive and aerodynamic, like gills — but for boobs.”
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    Everything You Need for Cold-Weather Running, According to a Year-Round RunnerWe’ve got you covered, from fleece beanies to wool socks.
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    The Best Chargers (and Cables) Now That Apple Won’t Give You OneSince Apple stopped including charging outlets with its phones, many of us are in the market.
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    These Are the Only Resistance Bands I Recommend to My Pilates StudentsI’ve seen enough snap (and almost blind people) to know that all resistance bands are not created equal.
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    The 10 Hoodies I Recommend to Most Everyone I KnowFrom adult friends who want the comfiest hoodie they won’t mind spilling coffee on, to their kids who want hoodies like one Justin Bieber would wear.
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    Everything Real Housewife of Potomac Monique Samuels Uses to Care for Her Parrot“I call him a puppy with wings.”
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    16 Non-Gimmicky Gadgets for Lefties (That Make Great Gifts)Including some left-handed scissors (surprise), a cheeky sculptural candle, and a smudgeproof ballpoint pen.
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    What I Tell People Who Ask Me Which Smart Thermostat to BuyIt depends, of course. These are my eight favorites.
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    The 7 Kitchen Gadgets I Use to Feed My Quarantined FamilyIncluding a hand mixer, an air-frying countertop oven, and our own little hydroponic planter
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    The 8 (Handsome) Knives a Fourth-Generation Butcher Uses in Her KitchenFirst and foremost, they’re functional. But — and don’t tell Grandpa Seymour this — they’re also beautiful to look at.
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    The Heated Clothes Butcher Pat LaFrieda Wears All Day in Cold Weather“When everyone starts to go inside because they’re too cold, I’m just getting warmed up.”
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    How I Maintain a 4C Afro on Low Porosity Hair for 10 Days at a TimeDeep conditioning, deep conditioning, deep conditioning.
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    I Bought This Foldable Mattress for #Trucklife But Still Use It All the TimeIt’s compact, comfortable, and perfect for nearly any situation
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    I Can Use My Nails As a Box Cutter — Here’s How I Get Them So StrongIt’s one part genetics, one part maintenance, and one part conscious product selection.
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    The 4 Cosplay Costumes I Can Wear (Almost) Every DayIncluding a pair of shoes that are basically old Celine.
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    This Paint Sprayer Made Me Actually Like PaintingSorry, but rolling paint is for suckers.
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    10 Self-Care Products (From Tea to Hair Oil) If You Want to ‘Shop Melanated’Beauty products, yoga classes, books, teas, and other things to nourish and pamper the body and mind, all from Black creators or Black-owned entities.
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    Wonder Years Star (and Mathematician) Danica McKellar’s Favorite Kids’ WorkbooksWinnie Cooper has come a long way.
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    The Best Back-to-School TechIncluding laptops, monitors, a keyboard, and the perfect desk lamp.
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    The Best (and Cheapest) HDMI CablesThis is one instance where spending more doesn’t get you more.
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    I’ve Finally Mastered My Twist Out — Here’s Everything I UseIt took hundreds of attempts to get right.
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    11 Things Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk Uses to Zhuzh a Home OfficeFrom a desk compact enough that you can work from a hallway, to handsome leather file folders, to the fake plant used to liven up spaces on Queer Eye.
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    How to Paint a Room: 13 Tips for Painting SmarterThe brushes, rollers, and plastic wrap you need to do it right.
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    The 6 Very Particular Things I Use to Care for My Hairless CatFrom shampoo to stain remover, this stuff will help you keep a happy home with a hairless kitty.
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    Everything a Beginner Needs to Go Surfing in the RockawaysOr your local beach.
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    How to Hang Pictures, Mirrors, and Plates, According to an Expert“If you follow those steps, you’ll have a straight painting, picture, photograph, anything.”
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    16 Things to Buy (From Sweatsuits to Skin Care) If You Want to ‘Shop Melanated’My parents, Magic and Cookie Johnson, always told me that, as consumers, supporting Black businesses creates generational wealth for our community.
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    The 9 Things I May Destroy You’s Hair and Makeup Designer Carries at All TimesIncluding “the fairy godmother” of hand sanitizer (that can be used to tackle spots too).
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    The Best Gadgets for Raising TweensFrom the perfect laptop substitute to a light for their room that is definitely not a night-light.
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    With These 6 Things (and Some Skates), I Finally Learned How to Roller-SkateFrom the multi-tool to the kneepads to the breathable helmet.
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    How to Travel and Commute Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, According to ExpertsYes, you should wear a mask.
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    I’ve Tried More Than 200 Flashlights, and These Are the Three I Swear BySome are brighter than your car’s low beams. All three fit in your pocket.
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    Everything You Need for a Great Road Trip, According to a Veteran Road-Tripper“I’ve reported road-trip stories in North Iceland, Ireland, Tasmania, Alberta, Alaska, Colorado, and Texas Hill Country.”
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    How to Make Your Own Backyard Movie TheaterIt’s the best way to spend summer evenings.
  48. until you can see a professional
    Everything I Used to Pigeon-Proof My Outdoor SpacePigeons are far smarter than we give them credit for, so fully ridding them from any area often requires a multipronged solution.
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    Dishcloths Are More Effective, Longer Lasting, and Generally Superior to SpongesThey’re more effective, and once washed and dried, they can be reused ad infinitum.
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    The 7 Things I Wear (From Head to Toe) to Keep Dry During My Sweatiest WorkoutsFrom the shirt to the long-sleeved shirt (on cooler days) to the shorts to the underwear to the socks to the headband to the hat.
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