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  1. ask a cool person
    The Best Sleeper Sofas, According to Interior DesignersCushy futon styles, compact sleeper chairs, and pullout options.
  2. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Cute Hooks to Hang Masks on by a Door?We found 20 nice-looking storage solutions for the accessory that’s now as essential as your phone, wallet, and keys.
  3. ask a cool person
    The Best Desk Lamps, According to Architects and Interior DesignersFrom tried-and-true classic task lamps to contemporary light sculptures.
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    An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Skateboarding, According to SkatersThe best skateboards, protective gear, and accessories to get you rolling.
  5. ingenious design
    This Compact, Do-It-All Oven Makes Me Feel Like Julia Child in QuarantineIt can bake, broil, toast, fry, and even convection cook at basically the turn of a dial.
  6. ask a cool person
    The Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans, According to Interior DesignersFrom tropical, to modern, to bohemian, to industrial.
  7. this thing’s incredible
    Baby Pools Are Selling Out, But This Splash Pad Will Keep My Kid Cool All SummerIt’s a fresh reprieve on a hot summer day — and less stressful than packing up a beach bag.
  8. ask a cool person
    The Best Outdoor Dining Sets, According to ExpertsFrom petite bistro-style sets to larger picnic tables, any will make your outdoor space a place you’ll want to linger longer.
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    The Best Indoor Play Equipment for Toddlers, According to ExpertsIf you can’t bring your toddler to Gymboree, here are the best ways to recreate your very own Gymboree at home.
  10. celebrity shopping
    What Fashion Designer Thakoon Panichgul Can’t Live Without“I started eating it in college, you know, when you go through that period of just eating cereal.”
  11. recommended by experts
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  12. ask a cool person
    The Best Patio Chairs, According to Interior DesignersFrom beachy sling styles to classic molded-plastic chairs to seating that folds up for easy storage.
  13. painless shopping
    In-Stock Flour, From Unlikely SourcesIf you’re patient, flexible, and have the space to accommodate more than you might need right away, you can still find flour online.
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    The Best Tools for Self-Monitoring During Your Pregnancy, According to ExpertsThese affordable, easy-to-use tools can help you self-monitor your pregnancy at home between visits to your doctor.
  15. strategist investigates
    In-Stock Baby Wipes, From Unlikely SourcesEight retailers that seemingly have plenty of wipes, whether you want to buy single orders or subscribe and (often) save.
  16. strategist investigates
    The Retailers (Big and Small) Doing Curbside Pickup Amid the PandemicThese big-box and local stores offer some form of curbside pickup for those who don’t want to wait for delivery or shop in person.
  17. recommended by experts
    The Best Nursing Pillows, According to ExpertsSix different styles that’ll help you during those early days (and sleepless nights) of breastfeeding.
  18. this thing’s incredible
    These Barely-There Bras I Got While Pregnant Are My Go-Tos for Working From HomeThey’re the type of bras that are so comfortable you barely notice you’re wearing one.
  19. ask a cool person
    The Best Decorative Mirrors, According to Interior Designers26 mirrors to choose from, whether you’re looking for one that can make a small space look bigger or help you get the perfect mirror selfie.
  20. testing testing
    My Son and I Tried 4 (Newish) Montessori–Inspired Toy-Subscription BoxesAll are based in some way on the Montessori method of education, and we ultimately liked each for different reasons.
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  22. ask a cool person
    The Best Floor Lamps, According to Interior DesignersFrom expensive-looking ones that cost less than $100, to splurge-worthy floor lamps that double as actual pieces of art.
  23. this thing’s incredible
    This $50 Wall Ladder Is Like Having an Extra ClosetFling your clothes on it — and still look organized.
  24. the drugstore project
    The Best Diapers, According to Parents and NanniesAvoid a blowout at all costs.
  25. recommended by experts
    The Best Baby-Friendly Cleaning Products, According to ExpertsFree of the standard chemicals and toxins.
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    The Best (and Most Gentle) Soaps for Babies, According to ExpertsDermatologist and editors share their favorite natural baby soaps.
  27. trust me i should know
    The 8 Things a (Former) Secret Service Agent Carries at All TimesFrom a flashlight for self-defense to a CPR shield for saving lives.
  28. ask a cool person
    The Best Curtain Rods, According to Interior DesignersEight share their favorite budget-friendly and custom picks.
  29. ask a cool person
    The Best Window Curtains, According to Interior DesignersFrom sheer to printed to pleated styles.
  30. recommended by experts
    How to Get Rid of Diaper Rash, According to DermatologistsDown to the right diapers, wipes, and creams.
  31. things we don’t talk about
    The Best Non-Vibrating Sex Toys, According to ExpertsBecause analog sex toys can do the job, too.
  32. things we don’t talk about
    The Best Eco-Friendly Condoms and Lubes, According to Sex ExpertsSex-toy shop owners and sex educators weigh in on the best eco-friendly and vegan condoms, plus the organic and vegan lubes to use with them.
  33. this thing’s incredible
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  34. celebrity shopping
    What Actress Julia Fox Can’t Live Without“I’m addicted to hair dryers. Since I was 8 years old, I’ve used them to fall asleep. But I don’t do that with my Dyson because it’s too precious.”
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    The Best Facial Cleansing Brushes, According to Skincare Experts“There is no way your hands could move this effectively.”
  36. ask a cool person
    The Best Holiday Wreaths, According to Interior DesignersA simple way to add a little greenery — whether fresh or faux — to your home.
  37. cyber monday 2019
    If You Buy One Thing This Cyber Monday, Make It This SectionalMy group chat recommended this sectional.
  38. reader recommendations
    34 Beauty Stocking Stuffers (Under $20) Our Facebook Followers Are Talking AboutEverything is appropriately tiny (and affordable).
  39. ask a cool person
    The Best Black Work Pants for Women, According to Stylish WomenWe asked 18 stylish women who practically live in black pants during working hours to help us find the best pairs.
  40. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Where Can I Get Sleek Black Lace-up Boots for Around $200?We answer a reader’s call to find lace-up, weatherproof black boots that also look sleek (read: no duck boots).
  41. ask a cool person
    The Best Sneakers for Kids, According to Parents and Sneaker PeopleIncluding pairs for new walkers and budding athletes.
  42. this thing’s incredible
    Five Tries Later, I Found the Perfect Post-Baby JeansI didn’t think the perfect pair existed until I got these.
  43. recommended by experts
    The Best Strollers, According to Baby ExpertsWe asked celebrity nannies, children’s store owners, and infant professionals, and found 19 winners from across the board.
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    The Best Shampoos for Oily Hair, According to HairstylistsIncluding dry shampoos and washes.
  45. painless shopping
    18 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Area Rugs You Can Buy on AmazonAny would pull together all of your mismatched Ikea furniture, street finds, and vintage goods.
  46. recommended by experts
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  47. steal my registry
    What Curbed Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Keith Put on Her Wedding RegistryFrom an Italian ironing board to a lobster rope doormat.
  48. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Rugs for a Nursery?From rugs that are genuine sheepskin to ones that are machine-washable.
  49. recommended by experts
    The Best Things for Removing Makeup Stains from Clothes, According to ExpertsYour foundation-smudged white shirt is not a lost cause.
  50. testing testing
    The 8 Nursing-Friendly Basics I’ll Definitely Wear Beyond BreastfeedingI wore one of the dresses three times in one week because it’s that good.
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