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The Best Comforter Alberta Baffled Down Comforter
We’ve spent over 120 combined hours sleeping under and researching comforters, including eight models in this year’s update. The Alberta Baffled Down Comforter is our new pick and comes with an unbeatable guarantee.   Read More >
The Best Bed Pillows Xtreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow in Standard
After putting in hundreds of hours of testing, we think the Xtreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow offers the best balance of comfort and price for most sleepers.   Read More >
The Best Foam Mattresses You Can Buy Online Leesa
We researched 15 of the top online mattress companies, interviewed experts on sleeping and mattress design, spent over 40 hours researching foam mattresses, and slept on six models. We recommend the Leesa as a mattress that will work well for most people who sleep on their side or stomach.    Read More >
The Best Slippers for Women and Men Haflinger AS
We put 14 new pairs of men’s and women’s slippers through their paces and found the Haflinger AS and AT the coziest for winter and summer use.   Read More >
The Best Humidifier Honeywell Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier, 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 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 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 >