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The Best Humidifier Honeywell HCM-350
We tested eight new humidifiers this year to find the Honeywell HCM-350 is the best option for most people. It humidifies the air reliably and efficiently—but most importantly, it’s the easiest model to fill and clean, and that’s what you do most with any humidifier. Unlike the competition, all of the Honeywell’s parts that touch water are electronics-free and dishwasher-safe.   Read More >
The Best Pregnancy Test You’ll Want to Take First Response manual test
After conducting more than 50 hours of research and having three of our female editors pee on a total of 60 pregnancy tests, we found the First Response manual test is the best option for most people. It gives the most accurate results (and the fastest results) because it’s the most sensitive over-the-counter test you can buy. Plus, it’s just as easy to read as a digital test and much less likely to give you an error message.   Read More >
The Best Sheets L.L.Bean’s 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets
After more than 100 hours of research and testing, we found that L.L.Bean’s 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets are the best sheets for the third year in a row. The Pima Cotton Sheets are easy to maintain, durable, and better-constructed than the competition. Plus, they’re both soft and cool against the skin.   Read More >
The Best Slippers Haflinger AT
After 40 hours of research and walking around in 14 different slippers, we’d recommend the $90 Haflinger AT to keep your feet warm and sweat-free. Not only are they more comfortable, warm, and supportive than competitors, but they actually get better and better the more you wear them in.    Read More >
The Best Comforter L.L.Bean’s Baffle-Box Stitch Down Comforter
We tested six new comforters this year, and the L.L.Bean Baffle-Box Down Comforter is still our favorite. It keeps you comfortably warm, is generously sized, and has a great return policy and warranty. It is also the lightest comforter we tested under $400. We have a down alternative pick too, if you suffer from allergies.   Read More >
The Best Facial Tissue Puffs Basic Facial Tissues
We spent nearly 40 hours researching and testing more than a dozen well-liked facial tissues to find the best for most people. Puffs Basic facial tissue aced all our tests, first with a panel of sniffly humans and then with $40,000 worth equipment in an engineering lab. They're the most absorbent and softest non-lotion tissues we tested. Plus, Puffs cost the least per tissue. But if you’re looking for a lotion tissue or one made from recycled materials (shudder…), we have other recommendations as well.   Read More >