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The best shoe polishes to revitalize your leather footwear

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Otter Wax Conditioner, shoe cream, and wax polish work hand-in-hand to keep leather footwear looking its best. Don't skimp on your leather-care routine if you want your shoes and boots to last. Think of these leather-care products as skincare for your shoes. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky I still vividly remember the time when a TSA agent told me I needed to shine my shoes as he watched them...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, France, New York City, Toronto, Trends, Spain, Features, Buying Guide, Manhattan, Men's Fashion, Tsa, Shoe, Kiwi, Don, Saphir


The 6 best at-home teeth whitening kits in 2021, according to dentists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky At-home teeth whitening kits help lift surface stains, but many are expensive and hurt your teeth. We asked six professional dentists to recommend their go-to at-home teeth-whitening products. Our top pick, Crest 3D White Professional Effects, is effective, simple, and fairly affordable. Wanting whiter teeth in a world of first impressions and social media needs no explanation. But which at-home teeth whitening kits won't make your pearlies sensitive afte...
Tags: Reviews, Health, New York, New York City, Trends, Hydrogen Peroxide, Features, Beauty, Buying Guide, Beverly Hills, Fda, Boulder, Teeth, Pap, Campbell, Waltham


The 5 best men's bathrobes we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The right robe for you should fit well, but it should also last many years. The Parachute Classic Bathrobe is plush, absorbent, and secure, with an adjustable fit. We also tested waffle, linen, and other spa- and hotel-style robes. Nothing says luxury like a bathrobe, and that's the first thing to keep in mind when buying one: They're often not necessary, but they do make self-care and time at home (or outdoors) a little more enjoyable.Purchasing a rob...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Style, California, New York City, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Men, Riley, Marcella, Owen Burke, Coyuchi, Connie Chen, Men's Clothing, Waffle Robe


I tested no-show socks to see which pairs are actually invisible and don't slide off - these 5 made the cut

Allbirds; Swiftwick; Maye-Williams; Alyssa Powell/Insider No-show socks are notoriously known for slipping down your feet throughout the day - until now. A good no-show sock fits snugly, is comfortable and breathable, and doesn't bunch up in your shoes. After testing, these five socks are the pairs we'd recommend. Let us start by saying that no-show socks can be seriously hard to shop for. You might think you're getting the best bang for your buck by buying some generic no-s...
Tags: Reviews, Trends, Features, Williams, Buying Guide, Running, Women's Shoes, Men's Fashion, Pacific, Footwear, Malibu, Socks, Lululemon, Women's clothing, Women's Fashion, Maye


The best tinted sunscreens that protect your skin and double as makeup

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Dermstore; Nars; NeoStrata; Alyssa Powell/Insider Tinted sunscreens are a multipurpose product that provides SPF protection and light skin coverage. Although some mineral sunscreens can cause a white cast, tinted versions blend naturally. We asked experts to weigh in on their favorite tinted sunscreen products below. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you're a less-is-more kind of consumer, yo...
Tags: Reviews, Florida, Trends, Features, Hawaii, Buying Guide, Netherlands, NARS, Uva, Skin Care, Sunscreen, Santa Barbara, Billy, CHAN, Branca, Elta


The 5 best electric scooters of 2021 for high-mileage commuters, weekend riders, and kids

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An electric scooter is a convenient mode of transportation that's great for commuting or running errands. The best have enough range to get around town, travel at speeds of 20 mph and up, and are highly portable. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, is a versatile scooter that gets up to 28 miles of range. Thanks to improvements in technology and design over the past few years, electric scooters have gone from curious novelties to a bonafi...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Transportation, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Xiaomi, Bird, Commuting, Scooter, Electric Scooters, Maxx, Amazon Built, Amazon Lightweight


The 5 best hanging shelves for closets

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Hanging closet organizers are an easy, affordable way to add additional storage to a cramped space. Our top pick is The Container Store's 6-Compartment Natural Canvas Sweater Organizer. It has roomy shelves for neatly stacking sweaters or pants and is made of high-quality canvas. The tiny closet in my bedroom is the bane of my existence. It's poorly organized, with upper shelves that I can't easily reach and sliding doors that make getting the clo...
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8 of the best places to buy men's T-shirts, from everyday basics to performance undershirts

Everlane Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky T-shirts are one of the cornerstones of a wardrobe, no matter how fancy or basic they may be. There are many options to choose from, so we've narrowed it down to the best in every category. Everlane's Organic Cotton Crew is the best overall because it's affordable and backed by a warranty. If you take a look at anyone's wardrobe, you're almost guaranteed to find a few T-shirts. As a quintessential item for all, T-shirts are ...
Tags: Reviews, Style, Clothing, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Men, Uniqlo, Everlane, T-shirt, Don, Rhone, Tommy John, Brooklinen, Men's Clothing, Insider Picks


The 6 best commuter bikes of 2021 for any budget

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Commuter bikes offer a cost-effective and fitness- and environmentally-friendly way to get around town. The best are comfortable to ride, handle casual terrain, and withstand various weather conditions. Our top pick, Brooklyn Bicycle Co.'s Franklin 3, has a comfortable, upright design and features quality components. The concept of a commuter bike is simple: A functional, comfortable bicycle that's capable of getting you to and from work, the store, ar...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Trends, Walmart, Features, Cycling, Buying Guide, Biking, Commuters, Core, Bosch, Assembly, Bedford, Brooklyn New York


The best soundbars of 2021 for clear and crisp TV audio

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good soundbar enhances your audio experience, offering an upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers. Soundbars are available at many performance levels, from basic stereo to surround sound. With an affordable price and great audio, the Yamaha YAS-209 is the best soundbar for most needs. A soundbar is the perfect solution for anyone who wants a space-saving and budget-friendly way to upgrade their TV audio experience. Even the best TVs on the market tend t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, TV, Audio, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Features, Buying Guide, Home Theater, Roku, Vizio, Hulu, Voice, Alexa


The 7 best compression socks of 2021 for runners, seniors, and anyone looking to improve circulation

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Compression socks help speed muscle recovery and potentially improve athletic performance. They also improve blood flow for venous or lymphatic issues for pregnant women or the elderly. Our top pick, CEP's Progressive+ Compression Socks, are incredibly comfortable and won't sag throughout the day. Compression socks are one of those garments that seem gimmicky but science actually backs up their biggest claimed benefit: Improving your circulation."Compr...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Compression Socks, Sports, Trends, Features, United States, Buying Guide, Progressive, Socks, Workout, Deatherage, Heather Grey, Zensah, Medi, SB Sox


The 17 best places to buy affordable fine jewelry you'll have forever

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Fine jewelry costs a bit more than costume, but you can still get quality pieces on a budget. Brands and retailers like Catbird, Mejuri, and Vrai are changing the game. We've rounded up our favorite pieces and retailers below. Svetlana Evseeva/Getty Images With its inaccessible prices, technical terminology, and nebulous production practices, the world of fine j...
Tags: Reviews, Jewelry, Hollywood, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Aclu, Prada, AAA, Holden, Montserrat, Parsons


The best dog buttons and training program to teach your pet to communicate

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Speech pathologists use recordable buttons to communicate with nonverbal individuals. These buttons can also help dogs and other animals communicate their needs and wants. Read more below about the best dog buttons and training program to teach your dog how to "talk." Cognitive scientists and speech pathologists have long used pressable augmentative and alternative communication buttons - each representing an action, place, or object - to communicate with nonv...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Pets, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Portland Oregon, AAA, Bunny, Scott, Oakland California, Sara Scott, Parthasarathy, Insider Picks, Shoshi Parks, IP Graphics


The 7 best coffee subscriptions in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Coffee subscriptions ensure that your favorite brew is always around. They can also be a great way to try new flavors, origins, and roasters. Our picks include Trade, Blue Bottle, and a cold brew subscription from La Colombe. Coffee subscriptions offer a unique luxury: never having to wake up, shuffle to the kitchen, and realize in horror that there's no coffee in the house. For many of us, a morning caffeine boost is non-negotiable, and the peace of mind ...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Coffee, Food, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Crema, La Colombe, Christine Clark, La Colombe Coffee, Driftaway Coffee, Insider Picks, Atlas Coffee Club, Kitchen (Reviews


The 5 best home theater systems of 2021 for immersive surround sound

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A home theater system can create an immersive movie-watching experience with surround sound. Compact systems offer convenience, while larger speakers with AV receivers perform the best. Polk's T Series is our top pick thanks to its impressive performance and affordable price. Speakers built into your TV are fine for casual viewing, but if you're looking for an immersive audio experience, you're going to want to upgrade to an actual home theater sys...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Audio, Speakers, Trends, Tech, Buying Guide, Home Theater, Vizio, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Yamaha, Polk, ONKYO, Klipsch


I tested 30 mascaras - here are the ones that lasted all day without clumping and smudging

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Meehika Barua/Insider It's hard to name one brand of mascara the best because everyone's needs are different. In order to see how they performed, I tested 30 of the most loved mascaras out there. See how they lasted, whether they smudged, and what I thought of them, below Mascaras make a big difference to your face. When running low on time, a quick swipe not only opens the eyes up by enhan...
Tags: Reviews, Makeup, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Charlotte Tilbury, Huda, Maybelline, Westman, Smashbox, Mascara, Urban Decay, Huda Kattan


The best desks for your office in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good desk should be ergonomic, giving you enough room to work without causing back or neck strain. We consulted an ergonomist and an interior designer to find desks that combine comfort with style. If you also need a supportive office chair, check out our guide to the best office chairs. Whether you work from home or are back in the office, a good desk will help keep you comfortable and productive. A poorly designed desk can lead to back and neck strain, whi...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Office, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Home Office, Desk, Ikea, Jarvis, Allen, MDF, Madera, IP Graphics, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides


The best college supplies and dorm room essentials in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. If you're moving into a dorm (or moving your kid into one), there are plenty of supplies you'll need to stock up on. We've rounded up everything freshmen might need for their dorm rooms from bedding to backpacks. Blend Images/Shutterstock If you're heading off to college for the first time this fall, chances are it's your first time living on your own - ever. The college dorm is a g...
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The best polarized sunglasses, plus shopping advice from two ophthalmologists

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. American Optics Polarized sunglasses can help reduce eye strain and give you a sharper, clearer view. There are polarized sunglasses for every style and budget. We spoke to two ophthalmologists to identify the best polarized sunglasses. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky You may think of polarized sunglasses as the domain of anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts. While that is somewhat true, anyone wh...
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The 5 best travel yoga mats that pack down small for your carry-on

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Yoga is a great tool to lower stress, decompress, and loosen stiff muscles while traveling. A travel yoga mat should be lightweight pliable and fold down small so you can bring it anywhere. Our top pick, Manduka's eKO Superlite matt, is durable, flexible, and weighs just 2.2 pounds. Whether you have a daily yoga practice or you feel achy at the end of long travel days, stashing a yoga mat in your carry-on lets you unwind and loosen up once you hit your hot...
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The 7 best desk lamps we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The BenQ e-Reading LED Lamp is our top pick thanks to its design, range of movement, and settings. A good desk lamp should add light for different tasks while helping to minimize eye strain. We tested seven desk lamps and consulted three experts to determine the best ones. Desk lamps provide the task lighting needed to answer emails, read over important documents, take notes, and more. While it's tempting to prioritize aesthetics when shopping for a desk l...
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The best indoor herb gardens we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Even if you don't have a green thumb, you can eat fresh produce year-round with the help of an indoor garden. A large unit like our pick from Rise can produce enough leafy greens, herbs, and more four a family of four. We talked to an expert about the pros and cons of taking your gardening hobby indoors. The pandemic did more than increase our time spent on Zoom; people's interest in gardening also skyrocketed. The recent gardening boom was so pronoun...
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The 13 best planners for staying organized in 2021, including tips and tricks from experts

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. timnewman/Getty Images A planner is an all-in-one productivity tool for writing down events, to-do lists, and goals. Planners come in all varieties, from dated and undated to daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. The best planner is a personal choice, whether it's small and undetailed or big and densely packed. Paper planners are calendars that help you keep track of tasks, appointments, ideas, and ...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Europe, Organization, Disney, Trends, Best, Features, Fox, Back To School, United States, Calendar, Buying Guide, Agenda, Muse, Portland Oregon


We tested 16 ice cube trays, here are the 4 best ice trays and molds in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Choosing an ice cube tray requires sorting through different materials, sizes, and shapes. We tested 16 ice cube trays to determine the best for everyday use, large cubes, spheres, and more. Our top pick is the W&P Everyday Tray for its easy release and neatly shaped ice cubes. Most ice cube trays successfully freeze water, but are difficult to maneuver when full, don't release the ice easily, take up too much space in the freezer, or produce misshapen cub...
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The 8 best gaming keyboards of 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Gaming keyboards can make or break your game, so we rounded up the best for you to choose from. The best gaming keyboard overall is the Corsair K100 RGB, combining sheer performance with a deep feature set. We've picked out the best mechanical, optical, and mini keyboards too, meeting every PC gamer's need. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky When it comes to choos...
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The 7 best face sunscreens of 2021, according to dermatologists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky You should apply sunscreen to your face every day, regardless of skin type, skin tone, or weather. Mineral and chemical sunscreens each have their own pros and cons for different people. We tapped 2 dermatologists, a scientist, a makeup artist, and a pro surfer for the 7 best face sunscreens. Rain or shine, face sunscreen is a year-round necessity. (As is sunscreen for the rest of your body, FWIW.) The best sunscreen for your face will help protect your skin a...
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The best 5 gliders and rocking chairs

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Rocking chairs may seem old-fashioned, but they are extremely comfortable. If you're looking for a great rocking chair, we like the Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner. Thanks to its reclining capabilities and 360-degree swivel action, we think it suits most people. Often used by new parents, gliders and rocking chairs are useful additions to a nursery. But almost anyone can enjoy a rocking chair, and there are many modern styles to choose from thes...
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The 3 best air purifiers we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air purifier can help clean your indoor air of pollutants, dust, and smoke. We tested and researched more than 30 air purifiers to determine the best for your needs and budget. The Honeywell PowerPlus Air Purifier did the best in our air purifying tests and has a high CADR. We spend 90% of our time indoors, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and our indoor environment can have all sorts of allergens and other irritants. That includes...
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The 3 best electric skillets we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good electric skillet heats and cooks quickly and evenly and is easy to use and clean. We cooked fried chicken, hamburgers, and pancakes in six electric skillets to find the best. The Zojirushi Gourmet d'Expert is our top pick with its user-friendly features and even cooking. Electric skillets are one of the most underrated kitchen appliances. If you live in a dorm, tiny home, RV, or just don't have access to a stove, an electric skillet comes in han...
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The 7 best shower caddies in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A shower caddy keeps your toiletries organized and portable in a dorm or shared bathroom. The affordable iDesign Orbz Shower Tote Holder has many compartments and a roomy, organized design. See more: The best college supplies and dorm room essentials Sharing a bathroom is hard, especially if you don't have the space to store all your toiletries. A shower caddy makes it easy to tote your shampoo, soap, loofah, and other supplies back and forth to your bathr...
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