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    The 8 Very Best Bras for Small BreastsNo uncomfortable underwire here.
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    The 8 Very Best Cooling SheetsOptions for anyone who is always chasing the cool side of the pillow.
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    The 7 Very Best Desk Chairs for KidsNot all kids’ desk chairs are created equal.
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    The 11 Very Best Desk LampsFrom tried-and-true classic task lamps to petite portables.
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    This Bean-Farming Game Will Convert Even the Most Skeptical Anti-GamersIt’s fun. It’s fast. The artwork is delightful. Best of all, it’s easy to learn, even for a dolt like me.
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    A Gift for Every Type of GirlfriendFrom splurges to “just because” pick-me-ups.
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    This Non-Ugly Kids’ Suitcase Is Perfect for My Toddler (and Adults)The carry-on luggage’s minimal design is ageless.
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    The 16 Very Best Shoe OrganizersIncluding a shoe cabinet that has survived four apartments including a Hell’s Kitchen walk-up.
  9. butt week
    The Best Baby Wipes, According to Doctors and ParentsFrom ecofriendly to budget options to wipes that are made up of mostly water.
  10. ask a cool person
    Where 22 Stylish People Always Stay in New OrleansFrom the boutique hotel in a 19th-century rectory to the old-world “grand dames.”
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    The Best Products for a Sustainable Kitchen, According to ExpertsExperts share their tips on how to make your kitchen as free of plastics, paper, and waste as possible.
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    33 Living-Room Décor Accents From Black-Owned BusinessesFrom accent pillows to handmade baskets for organizing your keepsakes.
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    25 of the Very Best Drinking GlassesTwenty-one interior designers and service-industry professionals weigh in on their favorite glasses for water, juice, iced tea, or something stronger.
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    All the Best Deals From Buy Buy Baby’s Biannual SaleSave up to 30 percent off on baby essentials from all your favorite brands.
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    Save Up to 60 Percent During Zappos’ Post-Christmas SaleSome of our favorite brands including Uggs, Levi’s, Crocs, and Cole Haan are on sale.
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    The Best Thing I Bought This Year Is a One-Pound Tub of VanicreamCall me a convert.
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    The Best Virtual Gifts for Everyone on Your ListFrom doughnut-making classes to actual college courses.
  19. trust me i should know
    How Leanne Ford Upgraded a Hand-Me-Down Cozy Coupe With 4 Cans of Spray PaintYour kids’ toys can actually be pleasing to look at.
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    The Best Gifts for New Grandparents, According to GrandparentsA lot has changed since they were just parents.
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    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 4-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedWe talked with child psychologists, discerning parents, nannies, toy buyers, and toy historians to find the best gifts for your growing toddler.
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    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 5-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedWith input from child therapists, toy historians, and Instagram parents.
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    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 Christmas-Tree Toppers, According to Interior DesignersFrom traditional stars to delicate finials.
  25. 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.
  26. deal of the day
    The Toniebox Speaker That Multiple NYMag Parents Swear by Is Nearly Half OffParents and kids alike adore this screen-free audio player.
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    The Best (Strategist-Approved) Gifts for GardenersFrom the mosquito spray that smells good enough to be worn as cologne to an obsession-worthy propagation station.
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    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 3-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedSourced with the help of child therapists, child-yoga teachers, and tech-columnist dads.
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    45 (Under-$30) Stocking Stuffers for Kids and BabiesFrom books to the season’s hottest toys, all are tiny enough to fit inside a stocking.
  30. don’t dillydally
    All the Best Stuff From Target’s Lego CollaborationThere’s something for the entire brick-obsessed family.
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    The Best Gifts for 6-Month-Olds, According to ExpertsBooks, toys, and other gifts that encourage sensory exploration, motor skills, and cause and effect in 6-month-olds.
  32. cyber monday 2021
    All the Best Cyber Monday Furniture and Home DealsFrom all your favorite retailers including West Elm, Design Within Reach, and Floyd.
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    All the Best Black Friday Furniture and Home DealsFrom all your favorite retailers including West Elm, Design Within Reach, and Floyd.
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    30 Christmas Ornaments (in Every Style) for Your TreeEverything from classic glass balls to kitch-inspired pickles.
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    What Ludacris Can’t Live Without“As we all know, there’s an underwear-and-sock bandit, and I don’t know where they disappear to.”
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    What Designer Norma Kamali Can’t Live Without“I enjoy lots of hours pretending I’m Etta James or whoever. I love singing. It doesn’t mean I’m a good singer, but I feel so good when I sing.”
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    What Henry Winkler Can’t Live Without“I will have to say that stinky French cheese, a great Munster on a baguette with butter, might be — I don’t know what, it’s indescribable.”
  38. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Subway Books for My MTA-Obsessed 2-Year-OldOur three go-tos, plus a few more that are on my wish list.
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    What Natalie Imbruglia Can’t Live Without“I’ve got these mood-enhancing sunglasses I’ve been wearing, so between that and the perfume, I’m walking around blissed out.”
  40. ask a cool person
    What’s the Next Non-White Bed Moment?Instead of crisp hotel whites, think lived-in, tonal bedscapes.
  41. this thing’s incredible
    This Take-Apart Toy Turns My Toddler Into a Would-Be Car MechanicIt’s just as fun putting it together as taking it apart.
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    The Best 10th Wedding-Anniversary GiftsWe found creative options for the traditional tenth wedding-anniversary gift materials: tin and aluminum.
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    What LeVar Burton Can’t Live Without“This is the most elegant hot sauce I’ve ever eaten — it has truffles in it.”
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    The 14 Best Wall Ladders, According to Interior DesignersIncluding teak, metal, and brass designs.
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    The Best Baby-Shower Gifts, According to ExpertsFrom clothes to gear to teethers to décor to treats for mom, these 85 gifts will ensure you do not show up empty-handed.
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    Does a Natural Antiperspirant Actually Exist?An unusually good natural deodorant made us wonder.
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    Everything I Used to Furnish My Toddler’s (Montessori-Inspired) PlayroomFrom furniture to storage to mats, I imagine a lot of it will take Augie into his preschool years and beyond.
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    The Best Toy Storage, According to Professional OrganizersNever step on a rogue Lego again.
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    17 Home Décor Accents From AAPI-Owned BrandsFrom fruit bowls for the kitchen to alarm clocks for the bedroom to magazine racks for the living room (or bathroom).
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