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By Liz Steelman
March 23, 2018
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Never run out of coffee filters again with these genius eco-friendly filters. Made with 100 percent organic cotton, the set of two filters only has to be rinsed and dried after your morning brew before you use them again. Comes in cone and basket filters. To buy: $13; uncommongoods.com.
Uncommon Goods
Jet

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Though air travel may be amazing, it's unfortunately still an uncomfortable experience. Beat discomfort from pressure changes with these comfy earplugs. Just put them in prior to takeoff and keep them on throughout the flight. They're sleek enough that headphones fit over without any problems, and though they might block the noise from the engine, you'll still be able to hear any messages from the captain.

To buy: $10; jet.com.

Sephora

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An old favorite gets a major upgrade. With an improved volumizing formula and five new shades, this water-resistant gel bulks up even the skimpiest of brows.

To buy: $24; sephora.com.

Workman

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While mom and dad might love the closeness of story time, they surely don't love the ripped pages that come from reading to a curious infant. These tear-, bite-, and spit-proof books have the slimness of a paperback and the durability of a board book.

To buy: $6; workman.com.

Amazon

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Turn even the smallest corner in your garage into a workshop space with this portable, fold-up worktable. Although it only weighs 14 pounds, it can support up to 300 pounds of equipment and machinery. And while it folds up for easy transport, it’s also guaranteed to not buckle under pressure.

To buy: $55; amazon.com.

Uncommon Goods

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Never run out of coffee filters again with these genius eco-friendly filters. Made with 100 percent organic cotton, the set of two filters only has to be rinsed and dried after your morning brew before you use them again. Comes in cone and basket filters.

To buy: $13; uncommongoods.com.

Mercari

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Turn that big spring closet into a money making endeavor with Mercari, a peer-to-peer selling community. List your home goods, clothing, electronics, and more. Fellow shoppers can search, shop, and bid on your items. Want to sell your stuff fast? Mercari allows you to put shipping costs in the selling price.