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The Best Modern Bed Frames to Dress Up Your Bedroom

Testing bed frames might sound like a sneaky way of getting to nap on the job, but it’s surprisingly rigorous. To find our six favorite frames, we spent weeks on research and several sweaty days unpacking boxes, tightening bolts, and, yes, collapsing into bed. All of our picks are durable, high-quality, and stylish. For more budget-friendly options,...

Why We Love Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent

Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.Vile, horrible, insidious, and disgusting are just a few of the words I use to describe ticks. There is absolutely nothing to like about these awful, disease-ridden insects. They range in size from a sesame seed to a poppy...

How to Wash Your Jeans

We love our jeans. We want the best for them. We want to hold their hands and help them live their best lives. But the truth is that jeans don’t require a ton of maintenance, no matter how much we want to care for them. In fact, washing them less means they’ll look newer for longer. And, most importantly, it’s better for the environment.

These First Toys for Kids With Special Needs Have Universal Appeal

When you’re raising a child with a disability or a complex medical condition, you need to adopt a new mindset when it comes to fostering their development and finding the right tools to support it. In 2018, my daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic deletion that causes a range of developmental delays. Over and over again, doctors would ask me if...

The Best Adjustable Pliers

After putting in 15 hours of research, considering at least 50 different adjustable pliers, and testing eight, we found that the best pair for the home toolbox is Irwin’s GV10 10-inch GrooveLock Pliers with the V-jaw. This pair has a jaw capacity of more than 2 inches, an easy push-button jaw-size adjustment, and very comfortable handles.

How to Buy a Violin (for an Adult Beginner)

I recently decided to pick up a new hobby. I wanted something that would challenge me and exercise my brain. I also needed this hobby to not take up a lot of space in my relatively small New York apartment. After some consideration, I decided to learn to play the violin.

The Best Ergonomic Keyboard

Like a footrest or a seat cushion, an ergonomic keyboard is something you might not know you need until you use one. But if you do a lot of typing and have concerns about your posture or suffer from arm, wrist, or shoulder pain, you might want to upgrade to an ergonomic keyboard. After researching and testing the top ergonomic keyboards, all of which...

How to Move Your Home Office Outside—And Make the Most of It

If you’re working from home and lucky enough to have space where you can work on your computer outdoors, sunlight and fresh air could do wonders for your energy levels and mood. An outdoor workspace—whether it’s on a balcony, on a porch, in a yard, or even perched on a fire escape—expands your living and working space and can provide the respite you...

The Best USB Flash Drives

Even as cloud storage and wireless file transfers have become more common, sometimes the best option for moving files is to put them on a USB flash drive. The cheapest drives can leave you waiting an agonizingly long time to transfer files. Most $20 flash drives out there will do the job okay, while the best $40 drives will do it noticeably faster so...

The Best Prime Day Amazon Echo, Fire, and Kindle Deals

There’s not much you can’t buy from Amazon. From groceries and clothes to furniture and appliances, the Everything Store usually has whatever you need, including a line of its own branded smart speakers and displays, tablets, and ebook readers. Whether you’re looking for a voice-activated assistant, a tablet for all your binge watching, or a feather-light...

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