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  1. this thing’s incredible
    These Headphones Let Me Hear Music and Podcasts (and Traffic) on My BikeThey’re the one thing that has had the biggest impact on my life as a cyclist since I bought my bike itself.
  2. something for everyone
    23 Floor Lamps, Vetted 23 WaysIncluding an elegant vertical LED light and a circular lamp that looks like the many Charli XCX has.
  3. recommended by experts
    The Best Bike Racks, According to CyclistsWhether you want to display a bicycle like artwork or hang it from the ceiling.
  4. gifts they might actually want
    The 45 Best Gifts for Teenage Boys, According to Teenage Boys“Everyone wants AirPods.”
  5. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Sweaters?From cardigans to turtlenecks to a crewneck sustainably made of baby yak wool that one outdoorsman says is the ideal sweater for chopping wood.
  6. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for New Grandparents, According to GrandparentsA lot has changed since they were parents themselves.
  7. this thing’s incredible
    My Books Have Never Looked Better Than on These Red Steel ShelvesThe cheery industrial shelving unit was hiding amid a sea of steel and black shelves in Wayfair’s “Garage Storage and Shelving Units” department.
  8. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Work From Home, According to People Who Do it EverydayIncluding essentials like desks and chairs as well as less obvious things that foster productivity in an office of one.
  9. gifts they’ll want in a pandemic
    With the Help of Some Musicians, I Found the Ideal Guitar for Playing at HomeIts lighter weight and smaller body makes it easier to reach for, and it is comfortable to play standing up, lying in bed, or lounging on the couch.
  10. strategist investigates
    Barbra Streisand Filled Us In On Her Favorite $20 PantsThe brand was as surprised as we were.
  11. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for People Who Miss Broadway, According to Theater-LoversFrom subscriptions to services that stream the shows they can’t see in-person to a zipper pouch made of curtains from the Kinky Boots set.
  12. reading lists
    The Best Silicon Valley Sagas, According to Silicon Valley ReportersFrom an inside look at the iPhone’s creation to a former White House official’s history of how Big Tech came to dominate American culture.
  13. recommended by experts
    The Best Razors, According to BarbersIncluding cartridge, electric, and safety razors, and specific styles to use on sensitive skin.
  14. celebrity shopping
    What Jennifer Garner Can’t Live Without“Sometimes I cheat and have a love affair and start another notebook, but I always come back to this one eventually.”
  15. strategist investigates
    Where Does Steve Kornacki Get His Election-Night Khakis?He hasn’t slept — or changed.
  16. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Socks?From winter woolens to workout socks and no-shows.
  17. ask a cool person
    What’s The Best Men’s Underwear?Real guys and fashion experts on what they wear, from Uniqlo to Tom Ford to, yes, a lot of Calvin Klein.
  18. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Dopp Kit?Compact enough to squeeze in a carry-on, durable enough to withstand years of travel.
  19. this thing’s incredible
    This New Coffee Grinder Is a Breakthrough for Home BrewersThe flat-burr grinder makes the technology found in far pricier models a lot more accessible.
  20. recommended by experts
    The Best Men’s Hair-Loss Treatments, According to DoctorsExploring the hair-growth treatments that work, the laser treatment that might, and the vitamins that don’t.
  21. expert-approved gifts
    Trend Forecasters on the Men’s Gifts to Buy Before They Sell OutFrom utility vests with plenty of pockets for face masks, to Nike’s newest running shoes, to a self-cleaning water bottle.
  22. ask a cool person
    The Best MasterClass Classes, According to People Who’ve Taken ThemWe spoke to 17 people (from bloggers, to writers, to founders of tech companies), who together have taken some 40 classes, about their experiences.
  23. recommended by experts
    The Best Safety Razors (and Blades), According to BarbersIncluding closed-comb, open-comb, and butterfly styles, and a Japanese razor blade that one barber calls “the sharpest on the market, period.”
  24. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Jeans for Men?We talked to 30 denim nerds, from stylists to retailers to chefs, to find out.
  25. ask a cool person
    The Best Clothes for Bicycling, According to Cyclists“The first day I wore them, I saw an instant speed increase.”
  26. this thing’s incredible
    The Adjustable Phone Stand That Helped Me (Finally) Master Floor WorkoutsMore gains, less neck pain.
  27. i keep seeing this
    Why Are So Many Soccer Stars Playing Xbox Using This Suitcase?After seeing no less than 20 players rave about it, we wanted to know more about their method of gaming on the go.
  28. testing testing
    Do These ‘Unisex’ Clothes Really Work On Different Bodies?Two Strategist writers tested six pieces from a brand known for its genderless collections.
  29. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best (Baggies-Like) Lounge Pants?Twelve stylish folks told us what they’ll be cozying up in as the weather cools down.
  30. ask a cool person
    The Best Men’s Work Boots, According to Cool CraftsmenFrom a Texan leatherworker to a literary agent who also makes furniture.
  31. recommended by experts
    The Best Affordable Fishing Gear for Less-Than-Expert Fishers“In fall, they’re biting so much to fatten up for winter, you can catch the same fish four times.”
  32. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Writing Desks?More than a dozen options recommended by folks whose workdays consist mainly of writing, be that novels, articles, or just emails.
  33. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need for Fall and Winter Biking, According to ExpertsFrom puncture-proof tires to a skullcap with ear flaps.
  34. gifts they might actually want
    The Best 60th Birthday Gifts, According to People Who’ve Turned 60For a milestone this important, gag gifts just won’t do.
  35. recommended by experts
    The Best Men’s Watches Under $500, According to Watch PeopleEight experts, including Gary Shteyngart, weigh in.
  36. testing testing
    Can the Best Noise-Canceling Headphones Get Any Better?I wore Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 headphones — the next generation of its near-perfect XM3s — to find out.
  37. ask a cool person
    The Best (Stylish) Protective Masks, According to People With Good TasteWith picks from Jamaal Bowman, Nicky Hilton, and more.
  38. celebrity shopping
    What Musician Alison Mosshart Can’t Live Without“It could be saving my life, come to think of it.”
  39. something for everyone
    10 Beach Wagons, Vetted 10 Different WaysIncluding a wagon that becomes a beach chair, the most popular wagon among Strategist readers, and the status wagon at one New Jersey beach.
  40. this thing’s incredible
    My $15 Casio Keeps Me Safe on a Bike (and From My Twitter Feed)It also got me a nod from a Watch Guy.
  41. ask a cool person
    The Best No-Show Socks for Men, According to Cool MenFrom socks with grips in their heels, to pairs made with sustainable materials, to others crafted the same way for 83 years.
  42. ingenious design
    Is Oura’s $299 ‘Smart Ring’ Just a Fancy Thermometer?We consulted infectious-disease doctors, sleep scientists, tech journalists, and Oura users to find out.
  43. celebrity shopping
    What Musician Gavin Rossdale Can’t Live Without“It has high sides for making sauces, and using the pan feels like putting on a great suit or pair of shoes.”
  44. recommended by experts
    11 Online Classes That’ll Make You a Better PhotographerWhether you’re shooting family, pets, or street scenes.
  45. this thing’s incredible
    These Stretchy, Stylish Shorts Are Everything My Baggies Weren’tThey swim, they hike, and they’re Zoom appropriate.
  46. recommended by experts
    How To Keep Your Apartment Cool (With or Without AC)Twelve experts on the products and methods they use to keep their energy bills down.
  47. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need for a Power Outage, According to ExpertsWe talked to city officials and preppers to find everything you need to build a blackout kit.
  48. reading lists
    The Best Histories of U.S. Policing, According to Experts13 experts on the history of policing in the U.S. share the books that they’ve learned from the most.
  49. recommended by experts
    The Best Lego Sets for All Ages, According to Lego PeopleThirteen Lego fans (from 5 years old to 50-plus) weigh in.
  50. ask a cool person
    The Best Men’s Raincoats, According to Cool PeopleFrom Patagonia to Stutterheim to Uniqlo to a timeless trench cut from the same cloth the (rainswept) British Royal Air Force sported in WWII.
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