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  1. best in class
    The Very Best Workout Shoes for MenFitness pros and recreational gymgoers share their favorites for cross-training, weight lifting, and more.
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    The Very Best Gym Shorts for MenStyles in various lengths for the resistance-band (or free-weights or yoga or rowing-machine) junkie.
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    The Very Best TurntablesListening to vinyl doesn’t have to be intimidating — these expert-recommended turntables will help you get started.
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    The 10 Very Best Manscaping ToolsErgonomically designed trimmers, razors, and scissors for grooming your most sensitive areas.
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    The Very Best Straight RazorsExpert-approved traditional and shavette straight razors, plus tips on how to use them without cutting yourself.
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    The Very Best Men’s RazorsFrom safety razors to cartridge razors to electric razors to straight razors.
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    The 10 Very Best Safety RazorsShort-handle razors, long-handle razors, and a giftable set one barber says embodies the romance of safety razors.
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    The 9 Very Best Electric Razors“Using electric razors can be so much better for the skin.”
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    20 of the Very Best Sex Toys for MenIt’s time to get familiar with the P-spot.
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    The Very Best Men’s Swim TrunksFlattering, comfortable, and quick-drying trunks you can wear both in and out of the water.
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    The Very Best Chew Toys and Treats for Teething PuppiesAll-natural, digestible, and virtually indestructible chew toys for all breeds of puppies.
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    The Very Best Boxer BriefsIncluding supersoft styles, classic Calvin Kleins, and an under-$10 pair that no fewer than six of our panelists swear by.
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    The Very Best Men’s JeansIncluding classic Levi’s, tapered and slim-fit cuts, high-end Japanese selvedge, and more.
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    The 7 Very Best SAD LampsEverything you need to know about buying a light-therapy lamp to treat seasonal affective disorder, a.k.a. SAD.
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    The 7 Very Best Garden Shears, Loppers, and Pruners“The cleaner the cut, the quicker a plant heals.”
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    The Very Best Men’s UnderwearWhether you prefer briefs like Walter White, boxers like Tony Soprano, or perfectly in-between boxer briefs.
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    7 of the Very Best Coffee MakersFor a solid, fuss-free way to caffeinate at home.
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    4 of the Very Best Plant Misters“No one wants to get carpal tunnel from spraying plants.”
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    10 of the Very Best Men’s SocksFrom winter woolens to athletic socks and no-shows.
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    The 8 Very Best Men’s Dopp KitsCompact enough to squeeze in a carry-on, durable enough to withstand years of travel.
  21. butt week
    The Foam Dispenser That Turns Ordinary Toilet Paper Into Flushable WipesWe tested out the Fohm automatic foam dispenser, which turns ordinary toilet paper into more ecofriendly, flushable wipes.
  22. recommended by experts
    How to Take Care of a Bald Head, According to ExpertsThink of caring for a bald head as steps in a skin-care routine.
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    The Best Shower Water Filters, According to ExpertsThe secret to healthy hair and skin is “softer” shower water.
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    The 11 Very Best Men’s Deodorants and Anti-perspirantsIncluding a wipe that will stop sweat for up to a week and a natural deodorant made with beer hops.
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    The Best Smart Air Conditioners, According to Home-Cooling ExpertsCool off with portable and window units, along with gadgets you can use to make most “dumb” ACs smart ones.
  26. ask a cool person
    The Best Men’s Raincoats, According to Cool PeopleFrom Patagonia to Stutterheim to Uniqlo to a timeless trench cut from the same cloth the (rainswept) British Royal Air Force sported in WWII.
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    The Best Turntables for New Vinyl Collectors, According to DJs“Whatever you do, don’t get a Crosley.”
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    The Best Coffee Makers, According to Baristas and RoastersWe talked to 14 coffee snobs about the automatic coffee makers they use at home.
  29. this thing’s incredible
    The Best Thing I Bought This Decade Is Haws’s Status Watering Can“It’s like religious garb but for watering plants.”
  30. this thing’s incredible
    I Hate Most Mobile Photo Printers, But I Can’t Stop Using This OneWe tested out the Polaroid Lab, a new photo printer that projects digital photos from your phone onto film for truly analog prints of digital images.
  31. cyber monday 2019
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It This $22 Pothos (That’s in a Ceramic Pot)It’s great for adding a pop of green on shelves or desks that could use a little something.
  32. this things incredible
    This Hospital-Grade Odor Eliminator Also Makes a Great Room SprayIt’s mostly sold on wholesale medical-supply websites.
  33. ask a cool person
    The Best Men’s Thermal Shirts, According to Stylists and Store OwnersEleven menswear experts, store owners, and stylists (including one who’s worked with Bradley Cooper) weigh in.
  34. this thing’s incredible
    Every Well-dressed Man I Know Seems to Own My Favorite Denim ShirtThe J.Crew denim shirt has a cult-like following (at least among guys who write for the Strategist).
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    The Best Beard Combs, According to Grooming ExpertsFor taming and detangling longer beards, and for beard grooming on the go, experts say a good beard comb is your best bet.
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    The Best Beard Brushes, According to Grooming ExpertsA little brushing can make a big difference when it comes to beards.
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    How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps, According to ExpertsBeyond growing a beard, there are face scrubs, aftershaves, spot treatments you can use, all of which the pros say are quite effective.
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    Everything You Need to Treat a Canker Sore, According to DentistsDentists told us the best ways to heal those painful canker sores, along with some tips to avoid getting them in the first place.
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    The Best Mustache Wax, According to ExpertsFeaturing high-hold waxes designed for vintage-mustache styles and some all-purpose options to keep any mustache looking good.
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    The Best Snorkels and Snorkel Masks, According to Snorkeling InstructorsAll of it is a big (but surprisingly affordable) upgrade from those plastic sets you buy near the beach.
  41. painless shopping
    29 Plants for Every Type of PersonIncluding one for the person who has killed every other plant they’ve owned.
  42. testing testing
    This ‘Tailored’ Grooming Kit Helped Me Conquer My Paralyzing Fear of CologneI skeptically tested — and surprisingly loved — Hawthorne’s full line of cologne, deodorant, and body wash.
  43. this thing’s incredible
    The Savory, Slightly Smoky Black Cocoa Powder That Makes My Cookies IrresistibleIt’s like some sort of cocoa umami.
  44. prime day 2019
    36 Things to Buy on Prime Day That Would Make Actually Great Holiday GiftsBeat the Black Friday rush…four months in advance.
  45. prime day 2019
    Buy These (Not Noise-Canceling) Bose Bluetooth Headphones Before Prime Day EndsThese Bose Bluetooth headphones are 30 percent off for Prime Day.
  46. recommended by experts
    The Best Lip Balms With SPF, According to DermatologistsBecause when it comes to sun protection, regular ChapStick won’t cut it.
  47. trust me i should know
    Everything I Use to Keep My Beard Perfectly GroomedIf you have more than stubble, you need more than a beard trimmer.
  48. the best. really.
    What’s the Best Shaving Cream for Men?Twelve men’s-grooming experts on their favorite shaving creams, foams, and soaps for the perfect lather.
  49. strat investigates
    3 Chefs on the Food Scissors (Some) People Can’t Help Stealing“I know Carbone uses really nice ones for the mozzarella, but the waiter uses it and walks away, they don’t need to worry about it getting stolen.”
  50. plant week
    What’s the Next Status Plant (That Isn’t a Fiddle-leaf Fig)?“The next big tree is Ficus Audrey, 100 percent.”
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