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    The Best (and Warmest) Women’s Long Underwear, According to ExpertsThe best base layers for all your cold-weather activities, from outdoor dining to hitting the slopes.
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    The Best Bed Frames, According to Interior DesignersIncluding platform beds, canopy frames, and upholstered wingback styles — lots of which are less than $1,000.
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    23 Floor Lamps, Vetted 23 WaysIncluding an elegant vertical LED light and a circular lamp that looks like the many Charli XCX has.
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    The Best Virtual Gifts for Everyone on Your ListFrom guitar lessons to a virtual cooking class.
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    35 (Under $30) Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Kids and BabiesFrom books to the season’s hottest toys, all are tiny enough to fit inside a stocking.
  6. the toy matrix
    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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    My Toddler Won’t Stop Playing With These Friction-Powered CarsTheir novel design propels them farther than any other toy cars he’s used and makes the toys much better at navigating bumps and uneven surfaces.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Shearling-Lined Boots That Aren’t Uggs?Here are 22 alternatives that are just as cozy, cute, and easy to slip on.
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    This New York x Neighborhood Spot Merch Is Another Reason to Love New YorkDo-good streetwear brand Neighborhood Spot created a collection of totes and prints based on the latest “Reasons to Love New York” issue cover.
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    The Best Gifts for Chess Players, According to Chess PlayersWe asked chess players, coaches, grandmasters, and world champions about their favorite things to give to folks like themselves.
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    What Kyle MacLachlan Can’t Live Without“I am made for the Strategist, because these little details are important and really make a difference in terms of finding something that works well.”
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    30 Strategist-Approved Gifts for Your Whole List (That You Can Buy at Macy’s)A bunch of our favorite gifts to give, all conveniently available at the department store that brings you the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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    This $70 Necklace Makes Me Feel Like a Fancy Lady Who Lunches (at Home)It elevates even the most humdrum of work-from-home outfits.
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    In-Stock Weight-Lifting Equipment, From Unlikely SourcesDumbbells, kettlebells, and other lifting equipment you can order right now.
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    The Tiny Do-It-All Oven That Makes Me Feel Like Julia Child Is 30 Percent OffThe last time it was this cheap was Prime Day — and it sold out.
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    How Effective Are Aqueous Ozone Cleaners (Like O3Waterworks)?Two experts tell us about the science behind these products that claim to sanitize simply by filling them with water.
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    The Best Gifts for Beer Lovers, According to Brewers and Beer LoversBecause you can do better than a novelty beer helmet.
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    13 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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    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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    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.
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    Four Hacks for Safely Distributing Candy on HalloweenFrom simple tools like trash grabbers to DIY candy chutes.
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    The Best Gifts for 12-Year-Olds, According to ExpertsWe spoke to a librarian, two psychotherapists, three toy experts, and several seventh-graders to find the best gifts for 12-year-olds.
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    The Best Bras for Small Breasts, According to Stylish WomenFrom triangle cuts and racerbacks to breathable mesh and French-girl lace style bras for the small-busted among us.
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    The Best Gifts for 11-Year-Olds, According to ExpertsAn adolescent psychotherapist, a librarian, toy experts, and actual sixth graders share their picks.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Nice-Looking Baskets for Storing Bedding?A dozen options for stowing a couple of pillows with an artfully arranged blanket (or two) on top.
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    What Are the Best Chelsea Boots for Women?“If they’re too high or too bulky, you look like a tween who just hit up Steve Madden at the suburban mall.”
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    The Best Bedroom Benches, According to Interior DesignersA bedroom bench is one of those pieces that can tie a whole space together while also being functional — just don’t pile your dirty clothes on it.
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    This Generous Soaking Tub Cuts My Dishwashing Time by a ThirdIt has plenty of room to soak our family of three’s jumble of plates, coffee mugs, glasses, sippy cups, plates, bowls, utensils, and cutting boards.
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    The Best Desks for Kids, According to Parents and TeachersFrom preschoolers to high-schoolers.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Shoes for 1-Year-Olds That Actually Stay On?We found a bunch of options that parents swear by.
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    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Modern Platform Bed Frames With Storage?We found nine options that are (mostly) under $700.
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    The Best Weekend Travel Bags, According to Seasoned TravelersWe spoke to more than 20 people who are always getting away about their preferred bags to pack for a weekend escape.
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    The Best Sleeper Sofas, According to Interior DesignersCushy futon styles, compact sleeper chairs, and pullout options.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans, According to Interior DesignersFrom tropical, to modern, to bohemian, to industrial.
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    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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