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July 31, 2015
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This ceramic mug comes with an infuser for easy steeping and the tight-fitting lid doubles as a coaster. As if that’s not enough, the heat sensitive design changes color to indicate the beverage is hot. To buy: $23, davidstea.com.
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DavidsTEA Nordic Tea Mugs

This ceramic mug comes with an infuser for easy steeping and the tight-fitting lid doubles as a coaster. As if that’s not enough, the heat sensitive design changes color to indicate the beverage is hot.

To buy: $23, davidstea.com.

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Redken Limited Edition Color Rebel Natural

Dream of highlights but can’t commit? These sponge applicators, which come in five subtle hues, are like makeup for hair. Sweep it on dry strands to deposit ink that won’t mar clothes and that washes out in three shampoos.

To buy: $20, ulta.com.

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eTape16

This clever assistant goes the extra distance, calculating midpoints and memorizing your readings to take the guesswork out of handiwork.

To buy: $30, thegrommet.com.

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Fusion Performance Backrest

Specifically designed to keep you cool as you relax, this supportive backrest has ventilated panels to encourage airflow, while the special fabric wicks away heat. Side pockets offer storage for remote controls, snacks, and more.

To buy: $40, bedgear.com.

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Furniture Touch-Up Kit

Fast-drying markers, in five natural wood tones, make quick work of concealing furniture’s scratches and worn edges.

To buy: $10, containerstore.com.

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Tender

In this Tinder-inspired app, you’re swiping for sandwiches—not singles. Set filters (think dessert, seafood, vegetarian, and more), and then browse recipes one at a time. Swiping right stores your favorites to your “cookbook,” which is easily accessible whenever you’re ready to prep your next meal. 

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