The Best Pregnancy Test You’ll Want to Take First Response manual test
After more than 50 hours of research and talking to both a pregnancy-hormone expert and an OB/GYN, three of our female editors peed on a total of 60 pregnancy tests to find the best pregnancy test you’ll want to take. The First Response manual test is the most sensitive test you can buy. It detects pregnancies earlier than the competition and was among the fastest to provide results. As for digital tests, we discovered “digital” just means a sensor is reading the lines for you.   Read More >
The Best Humidifier Honeywell HCM-350
A former NOAA scientist tested eight top-ranked humidifiers and found that the Honeywell HCM-350 is the best humidifier for most people. It’s the easiest to fill and clean (the two things you'll do most with it), and unlike almost every other humidifier, any part that touches water is free from electronic components, so it’s dishwasher safe. Plus, it’s the only humidifier made from a single piece of plastic, meaning leaks are much less likely.    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 >
The Best Sheets L.L.Bean’s 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets
We spend up to a third of our lives sleeping, so the comfort and performance of your bed sheets should be just as important as (or greater than) that of the clothes you wear everyday. L.L.Bean’s 280-thread-count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets combine superior sweat wicking, heat retention, and durability to make the best sheets I’ve ever slept on. They’re about $150 for a queen set, but I dare you to find a better set of sheets at this price.    Read More >
The Best Bed Pillows Premier Down-Like Personal Choice Density Pillow
If you need a general-purpose bed pillow that will suit a range of different sleeping styles, we suggest the Premier Down-Like Personal Choice Density Pillow (~$35 for two). Its balance of loft, cushiness, support and value earned it high praise among all four of our testers and top marks across most categories at Sleep Like the Dead.    Read More >