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  1. strategist investigates
    What Is This $200 Pepper Mill So Many Chefs Are Using?I spied this pepper mill on Carla Lalli Music’s YouTube — and then went on a hunt to find it.
  2. testing testing
    The 10 Very Best Disposable Masks for All AgesWe tested expert-approved disposable masks to find the best N95, KN95, KF94, and surgical masks you can buy online.
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    Where Can I Buy Biodegradable Glitter?We investigate what Glastonbury’s traditional glitter ban means and where you can find biodegradable alternatives for the summer.
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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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    I Reverse Image-Searched My Way to a Cheaper LampIf you think you could find it cheaper somewhere else, you probably can.
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    I’m Pretty Sure I Just Found Bella Hadid’s DepopShe’s wearing the account’s most recent purchase in her Instagram Story today.
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    Do Mask Frames Improve — or Interfere With — Mask-Wearing?Four medical experts weigh in.
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    How Effective Are Clothes With Built-in Masks?Infectious-disease doctors weigh in.
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    We Tested 82 (and Counting) Actually Kind of Stylish Fabric Face MasksWe checked for fit, comfort, breathability, and how well they block droplets.
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    What Are the Best Lateral-Flow or PCR Tests for International Travel?We found the best deals on lateral-flow and PCR COVID-19 tests for your next international trip.
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    What You Need to Know About Double-MaskingIt’s time to step up your masks and consider double-masking.
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    Where Is My Teeny-Tiny Box of Mike & Ikes?How 5 Surprise is putting shrunken pantry items on shelves despite its own particularly gnarled supply chain.
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    Where to Find At-Home COVID-19 TestsSome don’t even require a nasal swab.
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    The Christmas Toys to Buy Before They Sell Out, According to Toy ExpertsWe asked toy-trend experts about the hottest toys of 2021 (and when to buy them in time for Christmas delivery).
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    Home Depot’s 12-Foot Skeleton Is Sold Out (Again), But We Found Some Great DupesSpoiler alert: The next-tallest skeleton stands at eight feet.
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    Is There Any Cool Upstate Merch?Yes. You just have to know where to look.
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    Does a Natural Antiperspirant Actually Exist?An unusually good natural deodorant made us wonder.
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    The Best Sweat-Wicking Clothing for Exercise, Sleep, and EverydayIncluding ones with all-natural, environmentally friendly fabrics.
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    What’s the Best Way to Store and Protect a COVID-19 Vaccine Card?We spoke to doctors, professional organizers, and an archivist who works specifically with valuable works on paper to find out.
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    I Searched and I Searched for Hailey Bieber’s Sexy Sun HatThere had been other sun hats before, sure, but this sun hat was different.
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    Where to Find the Best Price on AirPods and AirPods ProIf there’s a sale, we’ve found it.
  22. dupes week
    Strategist Investigates: What’s the Best Dupe for Apple AirPods?Turns out there are a few excellent alternatives to the iconic white buds.
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    Here’s Why Black Dads Like Mine All Wanted Stacy Adams Shoes “If you had a pair of Stacy Adams in their generation, you were the shit.”
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    The Strategist Megaguide to Beating Supply-Chain IssuesCan’t find things like patio furniture, sofas, and black pants with a 36-inch waist? We’re here to help.
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    What’s the Next Status Water Bottle?We polled trendspotters, athletes, and models on what they think the next status water bottle will be.
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    Why Was All the Natural-Hair Packaging Gold?At some point, I realized the gold and crowns and queens were someone else’s concept of Black womanhood.
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    The Strategist Investigates: Should I Be Scraping My Carpets?We called up luxury hotels and professional cleaners to try and learn whether the TikTok carpet-scrapers are damaging for rugs.
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    Do You Really Need Masks, Toners, and Exfoliators for Your Armpits?Your underarms don’t need a 12-step skin-care routine.
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    Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a CarIncluding a round-up of the best car-hire companies and how to navigate their small print.
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    How to Buy an (Actually) Honest MirrorWe talked to experts about how to avoid buying a fun-house mirror.
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    Do You Need to Buy Name-Brand Printer Cartridges?We investigate the wide world of third-party ink and toner.
  32. giving back
    168 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of ColorIncluding victim funds, bail funds, mental-health organizations, policy-reform organizations, and Black LGBTQ organizations.
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    So You Bought an NFT Couch. Now What?Furniture is made for human bodies. So what, exactly, do you do with a couch you can’t sit on?
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    What Is the Best CBD for Dogs?One brand stands out.
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    Do You Need a Microfiber Filter for Your Washing Machine?Scientists call microfibers “the biggest pollution problem that you’ve never heard of.”
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    What’s the Next Status Chocolate?Including a bar produced by John Cadbury’s great-great-great grandson.
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    Does UV Light Kill Viruses and Germs?We asked doctors and germ experts to explain.
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    Pickleball Is the Sport of the Year (Or It Should Be, at Least)“Here on the pickleball court, basking in the glorious sunshine, I am an outdoor sportsman at last.”
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    What Pen Does Biden Use to Sign Executive Orders?A deep dive into presidential pens.
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    How to Shop for a Plus-Size Wedding Dress OnlineAccording to a bride-to-be who’s currently on the hunt.
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    Does Anyone Really Need to Sleep on a Cube-Shaped Pillow?Chiropractors, sleep-science coaches, and bedding reviewers weigh in.
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    Should You Buy a Pulse Oximeter?Doctors are using the devices to monitor COVID-19 patients.
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    When Did Torso Candles Replace Bust Candles?A Strategist investigation.
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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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    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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    We Investigated Kwame Kwei-Armah’s (Portable) Mini-SaunaThe Young Vic artistic director uses the collapsable device in his home office.
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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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