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    What Kristin Cavallari Can’t Live Without“Even if it’s just a little piece, I have to have one after dinner every night.”
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  11. strategist investigates
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    What Are the Best Computer Desks?“It’s a piece that fits nicely in any room while also being a bit more sexy and interesting.”
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  26. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Office and Desk Chairs Under $250?Including a few that look like Eames for a fraction of the price.
  27. ask the strategist
    What Are Some Affordable Stone Coffee Tables?“I’ve been searching everywhere and can’t find anything that doesn’t have cheap college-apartment vibes.”
  28. strategist investigates
    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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    The Best (Stylish) Protective Masks, According to People With Good TasteWith picks from Jamaal Bowman, Nicky Hilton, and more.
  30. strat investigates
    Does UPF Protective Clothing Work?A new batch of brands is making actually stylish sun-protective clothing.
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    A Gift Under $50 for Every Type of EmployeeIncluding an adorable tea infuser with big Loch Ness Monster energy.
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    What Are the Best Slides for Men and Women?Including a pair so comfortable that wearing them feels like “walking on foam packaging.”
  34. art
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    What Are the Best Men’s Lounge Shorts?“They’re the perfect length, very lightweight, and have great pockets to shove my wallet into if I have to run out for a few minutes.”
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    29 Striped Tees For 29 Different Stripes ObsessivesPreppy, grungy, minimalist, and maximalist stripes for all.
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    What Are the Best Espadrilles?“These espadrilles are deceptively comfortable … I can walk an entire day in this pair without feeling the need to take them off.”
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    What’s the Best Tote Bag?Ten totes that aren’t the New Yorker tote.
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    What Are the Best Socks for Women?A sock for every occasion.
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    What Migos’s Quavo Can’t Live Without“Somebody hit my quads with it, and I never looked back.”
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    What are the Best Women’s Lounge Shorts?Including a gym-style pair made out of cotton poplin.
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    What’s the Best Stationery?“I’ve been writing letters to friends for the first time since email was invented.”
  49. small-business stories
    A Clothing Store That Eschewed E-Commerce Has an Identity CrisisFor Café Forgot, a purposefully obscure shop off Avenue C, in-person used to be the point.
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