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By Liz Steelman
March 09, 2018
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This topper stretches around the nozzle of your favorite hand-soap pump and plays a 20-second tune when pushed to remind kids (and adults) of the proper amount of time to lather hands before rinsing. Lasts for at least 500 plays. To buy: $5 each; soap-caps.com.
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Shaving just got easier, thanks to this razor with bidirectional blades. The top ones shave up and the bottom ones shave down, so you don’t have to lift the razor from your skin after each pass—whee!

To buy: $8; target.com.

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This topper stretches around the nozzle of your favorite hand-soap pump and plays a 20-second tune when pushed to remind kids (and adults) of the proper amount of time to lather hands before rinsing. Lasts for at least 500 plays.

To buy: $5 each; soap-caps.com.

Brian Henn

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Protect walls from doorknob damage with this clip-on doorstop. It slides onto the top, bottom, or opening side of the doorframe without any fasteners. Or turn it around to face front, and it keeps a door propped open.

To buy: StoppClipp, $5; stoppclipp.com

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Stash this box of hemp sheets infused with coconut oil and shea butter in your purse or suitcase and you’ll be ready to solve any hair problem (frizz, flyaways, static) that pops up.

To buy: $18 for 15 sheets; theouai.com.

Brian Henn

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This model has an extended slot design that makes toasting wider pieces of bread a cinch. It also includes a warming rack and a Lift and Look setting, which lets you check on your toast without canceling the cycle. Available in black and silver.

To buy: $99; amazon.com.

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Get pro advice from the convenience of your own home with TurboTax Live. This new feature lets TurboTax customers ask questions about their tax forms via a one-way live video chat with a CPA. You see the CPA; the CPA just sees your tax forms. Experts can also review, sign, and file your return.

To buy: From $150 for a federal return and $37 for a state return; turbotaxlive.com.