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    I’m a Professional Artist, and I Always Use These Quite-Affordable WatercoloursThe colours are very vibrant and opaque, with a creamy texture from the gum arabic base — they act almost like gouache.
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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 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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    The 9 Things I May Destroy You’s Hair and Makeup Designer Carries at All TimesIncluding “the fairy godmother” of hand sanitiser (that can be used to tackle spots, too).
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    How to Make Your Own Backyard Movie TheaterIt’s the best way to spend summer evenings.
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    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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    I’m a Heavy Sweater, and Even I Can’t Ruin These Waterproof HeadphonesIt doesn’t matter if you’re running in the rain or sweating buckets at the gym.
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    What I Tell People Who Ask Me What Smart Plug to BuyThere’s a smart plug for everything — your lamp, your TV, even your pool pump.
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    The 8 Things an NYC Bike Messenger Uses for His 60-Mile RidesThis gear will appeal to recreational riders, too.
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    These Ten Tools Keep My Garden Looking Consistently LushFrom shovel to shears to watering wand.
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    How to Make an Animal Vase at Home, According to Ceramicist Katie KimmelThe artist known for her kooky-looking creations walks us through her process and the supplies you need to make two vases by hand, without a wheel.
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    I Turned My Tie-Dye Hobby Into a Side Hustle. Here’s What I Use to Dye at Home.From the rubber bands, to the squeeze bottles, to the dyes, to the best blank sweatshirts, socks, and baby onesies to tie-dye.
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    These 12 Things Will Make a Tiny Home Feel Much BiggerAll are off-the-shelf (no DIY necessary), most are under $200, and any will go a long way toward maximizing a small space.
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    7 Cheap Nail Products That Make My Hands Look ExpensiveMy friends now greet me not with a ‘hello’ but with ‘Wow, are those your natural nails?’, which is all I’ve ever really wanted.
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    How to Make a Toadstool Candle, According to Artist Janie KornA beeswax toadstool or finger worthy of your desk or mantel.
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    How to Press Flowers, According to a Flower Artist“One of the best things about flower pressing is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money.”
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    I’m a Professional Recipe Developer, and Here’s How I Wash My Produce at HomeAll you need is a sink, water, a sponge, and some elbow grease.
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    I Will Only Use These 16 Products on My Hyper-Sensitive SkinUltra-soothing oils, serums, and SPFs.
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    Everything You Need to Start Beading, According to Designer Susan Alexandra“The tools you need to start your jewelry career — even if it ends the moment the government tells us it’s okay to leave the house.”
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    The 9 Things The Class’s Taryn Toomey Uses to Work Out at HomeIncluding a space heater and palo santo.
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    How to Iron a Sheet, According to Maira Kalman“Getting into bed is one of the great moments of life.”
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    The First-Aid Basics a ‘Clumsy’ Person Uses for Just About AnythingThe essential bandages, tape, cream, and more that one accident-prone person always keeps close by for when she can’t immediately see a doctor.
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    Parker Posey’s Guide to Getting Into NeedlepointThe longtime needlepointer on everything a beginner needs to know, including the eyeglass-case kits that quickly made Cameron Diaz capable.
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    The Watercolors, Paper, and Brush Self-Taught Artist Ashley Longshore Swears ByNot all are equal, and I often think of it like sushi: You can get it at the gas station, or you can get it at Nobu, and you will notice a difference.
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    What I Tell People Who Ask Me How I Keep My Dyed Red Hair Bright and VibrantAfter years of panicking about my colour’s vibrancy and using expensive ‘for red hair!’ conditioners, my approach is pretty simple and affordable.
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    I Own 1,000 Pieces of Lingerie. These Are My Favorite Styles Beyond the Basic.From bullet bras and corsets to latex sets and bodysuits for every skin tone.
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    I’ve Been Doing Yoga at Home for 10 Years. Here’s Everything I Use.Including biodegradable mats, cork blocks, lemongrass mat cleaner, and the comfiest leggings.
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    Everything You Need to Get Into DrawingLike yoga or meditation, drawing has been a powerful tool for me in managing stress and anxiety during all of this self-isolating.
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    Everything a Recipe Developer Uses to Organize Her Pantry, Fridge, and FreezerOptimize you kitchen storage and feel confidently supplied, not like you’re living in an apocalypse fallout shelter.
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    Everything You Need to Do Origami, According to an Origami Artist“Your first time will probably be less than perfect. That’s normal — even for experts.”
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    I’m Obsessed With Thick Moisturizers, Here’s What I UseOn my body, face, lips, and cuticles.
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    Everything You Need to Start Scrapbooking, According to a ScrapbookerI went to a camp specifically for scrapbooking, so I guess you could say I’ve dabbled.
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    The 8 Spices Dimes’ Alissa Wagner Uses to Zhuzh Up Basic MealsFrom Aleppo chili flakes to za’atar.
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    I Play a Lot of Two-Player Board Games. Here Are My 8 Favourites.Including strategy games, fast-paced games, and games that can be scaled up to four players.
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    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.
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    The Impenetrable Canvas Pouches Prop Stylists Use to Hold Tools (and Toiletries)I never leave home without this bag — whether I’m preparing to build a beach from scratch in a photo studio or going to dinner with friends.
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    Everything You Need to Work From Home, According to People Who Do It EverydayIncluding essentials like desks and chairs as well as less obvious things that foster productivity in an office of one.
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    The 7 Things an Acupuncturist Uses to Create a Sense of Calm at Home (and Work)Including a white-noise machine, a hinoki lavender candle, and a palm plant.
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    What I Tell People Who Ask Me What Smart Thermostat to BuyIt depends, of course. These are my eight favorites.
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    The Garden Tools Used by the New York Botanical Garden’s Curator of Orchids“These are kind of the ‘little black dress’ of gardening — infinitely usable and suitable for any occasion.”
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    How a Veteran Beauty Writer Pairs Up Her Products for Max Effectiveness“The wrinkle-reducing effects of a niacinamide serum are only fully realized with the follow-up of the right moisturizing cream.”
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    Everything I Used to Treat Lice While Living With 27 Other PeopleSpoiler alert: No one else got it.
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