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  1. painless shopping
    15 Pairs of (Actually Wearable) Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for KidsIn a range of prices and styles, including some parent-approved pairs.
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    31 Meaningful Condolence Gifts for Grieving Loved OnesAccording to grief and loss experts.
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    How to Treat and Prevent Scars, According to DermatologistsIf that left a mark, here’s how to get rid of a scar — hint: the earlier you treat it, the better.
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    An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Camping, According to Camping Experts“You’re going to have more fun if you’re prepared.”
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    How to Clean a Slipcover, According to ExpertsTips and products that’ll keep your slipcovers looking straight out of a Pottery Barn catalogue.
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    The Best Cooling Mattress Toppers, According to Sleep ExpertsIncluding one that’s hydro-powered.
  7. ask a cool person
    The Best Weekend Travel Bags, According to Seasoned TravelersFrequent flyers on their favorite bags to pack for weekend escapes.
  8. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 1-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedSourced with the help of child psychologists, grandparents, and the occasional celebrity.
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    The Best Face Washes for Oily Skin, According to DermatologistsGood-bye, grease — remember to choose a cleanser that’s gentle yet effective.
  10. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 2-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedAccording to child psychologists, discerning parents, and toy historians.
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    The Best Wall Sconces (Under $500), According to Interior DesignersIn addition to saving space, wall sconces can make a room more functional, dimensional, and, of course, brighter.
  12. gifts they might actually want
    The Best (Strategist-Approved) Gifts for GardenersWhether they’re the proud cultivator of an English-style cottage garden or a humble apartment gardener hoping to hone their green thumb.
  13. ask a cool person
    The Best Drinking Glasses, According to Restaurant and Interior-Design ExpertsNineteen interior designers and service-industry professionals weigh in on their favorite glasses for water, juice, iced tea, or something stronger.
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    What Pet-Owners Need to Clean and Protect Their Furniture, According to ExpertsIncluding (actually attractive) furniture covers and vacuums designed with pets in mind.
  15. strategist investigates
    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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    The Best Face Mists, According to Dermatologists and AestheticiansIncluding mists for flying and after sun, as well as options with rose water, essential oils, and just good ole H2O.
  17. this thing’s incredible
    This $10 Doodad Instantly Makes Bug Bites (and Bee Stings) Less IrritatingI was skeptical, but after using it on three mosquito bites and a bee sting, I promise it’s true.
  18. prime day 2021
    The Best Amazon Prime Day Furniture and Home-Décor DealsActually good deals on stuff to zhuzh up every inch of your home, from the bedroom, to the office, to the backyard.
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    The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks, According to Vegetarian and Vegan ChefsAccording to the chefs at Dirt Candy, Butcher’s Daughter, Modern Love, and more.
  20. father’s day 2021
    The Best Food Gifts for Every Type of DadFrom porterhouse steaks to Maryland crab cakes to New York cheesecake.
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    How to Prevent (and Treat) Mosquito Bites, According to ExpertsIt’s true: Some people are more susceptible to mosquito bites than others.
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    The Best Under-$1,000 Chandeliers to Buy Online, According to DesignersWith options for the living room, bedroom, dining room, entryway — and even some for homes with perilously low, eight-feet-or-under ceilings.
  23. father’s day 2021
    The Best Gifts for Foodie DadsFoolproof ideas for the dad who says the quickest way to his heart is through his stomach.
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    The Best Sisal, Jute, and Abaca Rugs, According to Interior DesignersTwo dozen options, many customizable, that’ll give any room a more natural look.
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    The Best (Most Flattering) Lighting for Video Calls, According to ExpertsIf you can’t sit in front of a window, directors, filmmakers, and television producers share the next best options for looking good on a screen.
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    The Best Garden Shears, Loppers, and Pruners, According to ExpertsSome of the country’s leading horticulturalists weigh in.
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    34 Living-Room Décor Accents From Black-Owned BusinessesFrom accent pillows to handmade baskets for organizing your keepsakes.
  28. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for New Grandparents, According to GrandparentsA lot has changed since they were parents themselves.
  29. celebrity shopping
    What Jewel Can’t Live Without“This lipstick doesn’t end up on my pillows, which is another sign it’s good.”
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    Everything You Need to Potty Train, According to ExpertsGear to make the transition from diapers to toilet go a little more smoothly.
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    The Best Cooling Sheets, According to Sleep Experts11 options for anyone who is always chasing the cool side of the pillow.
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    The Best Sun-Protective Clothing for Kids, According to DermatologistsIncluding styles for newborns and teens as old as 16 — and a product you can use in the wash to make any clothes more sun-protective.
  33. mother’s day 2021
    The Best Food Gifts for Every Type of MomWhether she’s a gourmand or just likes to snack.
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    The Best Swim Gear for Babies, According to Swim InstructorsEverything you need to get your little one in the water.
  35. trust me i should know
    The Stuff Every Korean Family Buys From the Supermarket Is Also OnlineThe spoons, low tables, and food storage containers you’ll find in most Korean households.
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    The Best Baby Monitors, According to Parents and Sleep ConsultantsFrom traditional video monitors, to “smart” devices that can track how your baby is sleeping, to a simple, affordable audio monitor.
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    The Best Natural Cleaning Products, According to ExpertsIncluding many all-purpose cleaners you can use around the whole house and some more specific options for the kitchen, the bathroom, and floors.
  38. now that i know better
    How I’d Redo My Baby Registry: With Splurgy Diapers and a Moses Basket“The frilly trim looks adorably old-fashioned.”
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    The Best Removable Wallpaper, According to Interior DesignersPeel, stick, and repeat.
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    The Best Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Sponges, According to ExpertsFrom sponges to dishcloths to scrubbers, all are made with natural materials and will last longer than your Scotch-Brite.
  41. a long talk
    Time to Say Goodbye Is the Only Asian American Podcast Saying the Hard StuffThe show takes on Asian American and international politics with a leftist POV and a healthy dose of skepticism.
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    The Best Products for a Sustainable Kitchen, According to ExpertsExperts share their tips on how to make your kitchen as plastic-, paper-, and waste-free as possible.
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    The Best Outdoor Toys for Kids, According to ExpertsIncluding foam pogo sticks, a backyard roller coaster, and the world’s largest bubbles.
  44. best of new york 2021
    The Best Toy Stores in New YorkA Harlem fixture owned by a former schoolteacher, the packed-to-the-gills shop in Cobble Hill, and more.
  45. reading lists
    The Best Books About Asian American Identity, According to ExpertsIncluding genres from fiction to history to poetry — and authors from Helen Zia to Ocean Vuong to Grace Lee Boggs.
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    The Best Kids’ Bike Helmets, According to ExpertsIncluding easy-to-fit options, styles made for the youngest of riders, and helmets that can be used for skating and scooting as well as biking.
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    22 Nice-Looking Dressers (Under $300)Dressers for every type of bedroom décor, all under $300.
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    A Fairly Exhaustive Guide to FlatwareFor every kitchen table.
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    35 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Patio Décor ItemsIncluding outdoor furniture, rugs, and lighting.
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