6 Items to Simplify Your Life
Travel Yoga Mat
Hard-core yogis might not love the visible seams on this foldable yoga mat, but being able to fit easily into a gym bag (the mat collapses to a 10-by-12-inch rectangle) is pretty om-azing.
To buy: $39, khataland.com.
Featured January 2012
Freeze the plastic, gel-filled Corkcicle, then insert it into the bottle to keep your white, rose, or sparkling vino chilled on the table for up to an hour.
To buy: $25, corkcicle.com.
Just a Pinch Measuring Spoon
When your recipe calls for a pinch of salt, this handy measuring spoon takes the guesswork out of the equation by measuring out the perfect quantity.
To buy: $5, fishseddy.com.
The ultimate tool for any mudroom, these pretty hooks fulfill three different organizing needs. Use the body as a hook for scarves and handbags, the beak to hold mail, and the magnetized underside to keep keys secure.
To buy: $13 for three, containerstore.com.
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Find out when to buy and when to wait. Decide.com uses algorithms (derived from studying the costs of millions of products) to anticipate price drops and new launches for all kinds of consumer electronics, including TVs, cameras, computers, video games, and cell phones.
Get Customer Support
Have a customer gripe? If enough consumers feel the same way, the team at groubal.com will take the issue directly to the company for reparation. Case in point: A Groubal petition to an online electronics retailer that ran out of Black Friday-sale TVS—and canceled orders—resulted in televisions for everyone at the promised price.
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