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By Grace Elkus
August 07, 2015
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Encourage your kids to drink more water at lunchtime by swapping a juice box for this. Simply unscrew the bottom of this shatterproof 16-ounce water bottle, place fruit inside, and twist back and forth to infuse water with fresh flavor. To buy: $13, containerstore.com.
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Kid Zinger Water Bottle

Encourage your kids to drink more water at lunchtime by swapping a juice box for this. Simply unscrew the bottom of this shatterproof 16-ounce water bottle, place fruit inside, and twist back and forth to infuse water with fresh flavor.

To buy: $13, containerstore.com.

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Stackable Ice Tray Set

Save space in a full freezer—and add flair cool drinks—with this set of stackable ice cube trays. Four color-coded trays feature different sized ice cubes, including a long, skinny version that’s thin enough to fit inside water bottles.

To buy: $15, uncommongoods.com.

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Sagaform BBQ Skewer

Thread meat, fish, or veggies (or all three!) onto this stainless steel skewer to make a barbecue dinner quick work. With one turn of the wrist, you can flip all of your food at once to ensure an even char.

To buy: $16, nordstrom.com.

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Tandem New York Skirt Weight

If you ride your bike to work, this smart accessory is indispensible. The weighted clip attaches to your skirt’s hemline to prevent it from flying up as you ride. It also keeps wide-hemmed pants and billowy tops in check.

To buy: $18, tandemny.com.

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Bamboo Bunk Bed Shelf

If your college student claimed the top bunk (or lofted his bed), this floating, adjustable shelf mimics a nightstand. It attaches easily to the bed frame (no assembly required) and holds up to 25 pounds.

To buy: $25, bedbathandbeyond.com.

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Tossup

Where should we eat? When should we meet? This new app takes the stress out of planning by gathering opinions from all of your friends. Friends cast votes to the questions you pose, and the app sends out the final details (majority wins!) to the group.

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