This Kitchen Game-Changing Rice Cooker Is on Sale for Prime Day

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If you feel like you’re always cooking rice, a rice cooker will make your life so much easier. The Zojirushi model is easy to use, easy to clean, and will help free up room on your stove so you can focus on the main course, while always having rice warm and ready for whenever you need it as a side. Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker$92 Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Shop the Best Amazon Prime Day Kitchen Deals

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Prime Day is finally here! There are tons of great kitchen deals to shop, and to help you parse through them all, we’ve rounded up the best of the best. Dash Chef Series 7-in-1, 30% OffDash Rapid Egg Cooker, 30% OffGE Countertop Nugget Ice Maker, 18% OffHast 8-inch Chef Knife, 20% OffInstant Pot Duo Nova, 38% OffInstant Pot Duo Plus, 42% OffSave 30% of DASH Kitchen GadgetsSecura French Press Coffee Maker, 20% OffSilpat Baking Mat, 20% OffSlash up to 50% off Cuisinart Appliances and CookwareSodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Kit, 34% OffUp to 50% off select Calphalon cookware productsUp to 40% off Contigo Water BottlesUp to 44% off S’well Bottles and ContainersScouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Hit the Pitch In Adidas While It’s Up to 45% Off on Prime Day

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I found the pair of Adidas track pants I wore in high school and into college the other weekend and they didn’t even look worn. Adidas stands the test of time and if you want activewear you can trust to stay along with you for the ride, this is the Prime Day sale to look into. Dozens of Adidas styles for everyone are on sale, including sneakers, pants, sweatshirts and more. adidas Men’s Track Pants30% Off adidas Terrex Hiking Shoes30% Off adidas Women’s Grand Court Sneaker30% Off adidas Originals Women’s Trefoil Hoodie30% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Our Favorite Baking Mat Is on Sale for Prime Day

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I, for one, have been baking more and more these days, and I think my Silpat is to blame. Not only does this non-stick mat make it easy to clean up after, it ensures cookies or baked goods never stick to the pan. It’s oven safe, of course, and even comes with placement suggestions so your cookies don’t meld together into one super-cookie in the oven. Or, you could create a super-cookie, that sounds pretty good, too. Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat30% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

This Prime Day Deal Will Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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Rest assured, Amazon is a great place to get a new mattress. If you’re looking for a new one, Amazon has brands we love, like Tuft & Needle, Casper, and more that deliver quality mattresses to your doorstep. Plus, right now they have deals that can’t be beat. Nod by Tuft & Needle 28% Off Sweetnight 10 Inch King Mattress in A Box20% Off Casper Sleep Element Queen20% Off Avenco Cal King Mattress Firm31% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Our Favorite Blender is 49% off for Prime Day

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The Vitamix 5200 is the premier blender. Not only does it have an extra large capacity that’s perfect for big batches, the blending power is pretty much unrivaled. You’ll never have that irritating noise that comes from a blender that can’t chop something in its path. And best of all, it’s self cleaning, which makes doing the dishes that much easier. Vitamix 520049% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Grab This 7-in-1 Air Fryer While It’s on Sale for Prime Day

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Now is the perfect time to try out a new kitchen gadget or prep for what you’ll be gifting your kitchen-savvy loved ones. The Dash Air Fry 7-in-1combines all of the appliances you’d normally use (toaster oven, regular oven, etc.) but with the addition of a convection oven and air fryer. Dash Chef Series 7 in 1 Convection Toaster Oven Cooker30% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Stock Your Kitchen With This Amazon Essentials Prime Day Deal

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We’ve all been cooking more — so a stocked up kitchen has never been more essential. Amazon branded dutch ovens, coffee makers, knives, and plenty more are on sale for Prime Day at up to 40% off. If it’s a kitchen essential, you better believe Amazon has it. So get cooking, nothing can stand in your way now. AmazonBasics 5-Cup Coffee Maker 33% Off AmazonBasics 6 Qt Dutch Oven 30% Off AmazonBasics 14-Piece Kitchen Knife Set35% Off AmazonBasics Electric Glass Steel Kettle30% Off AmazonBasics All-Purpose Wine Glasses31% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

The Cadillac of Toothbrushes Is 44% off for Prime Day

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Toothbrushes have gotten so advanced, they are almost like cars, or blenders. This is the luxury sedan of toothbrushes—it has five different modes, three different intensities and will help you get every bit of plaque off your teeth. The charger is a glass cup (somehow?) and it’s 44% off for Prime Day, only. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 950044% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Upgrade Your Kitchen With an On-Sale Cuisinart Appliance This Prime Day

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Cooking more? Well, now’s a great time to gear up your kitchen. Cuisinart is a top kitchenware brand and plenty of their wares are on sale by up to 50%. Whether you’re in need of a toaster or a new set of pots and pans, Cuisinart’s cookware will help transform you from a home cook into a Michelin Star chef. Cuisinart Convection Toaster and Air Fryer36% Off Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream Maker30% Off Cuisinart Tri-Ply Cookware Set45% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Hear That? That’s the Sound of Samsung’s Soundbar Going on Sale

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Just because you haven’t been to the movies lately doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy cinematic sound at home. Samsung’s Soundbar is on sale for Prime Day and it comes with a Wireless Subwoofer, to boot. That means you won’t miss a thing. Ditch your TV’s crumby internal speakers and enjoy sound that will take your breath away. You can thank us later. Samsung HW-T650 3.1Ch Soundbar50% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

These Award-Winning Bose Speakers are 40% Off for Prime Day

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It’s not a party (or a cooking session, or a bath….) without a great pair of speakers. Sync it seamlessly to Bluetooth, and listen to your favorite songs, podcasts, books and people wherever you go. Water-resistant, compatible with Siri or Google Assistant, and weighing less than two pounds, this speaker makes for the ultimate gift for yourself or a loved one. Bose SoundLink Revolve40% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Cook Like a Pro Thanks to Calphaon’s Prime Day Sale

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We’re all cooking more and so for me, my trusty set of pots and pans have gotten a little worn down. Thankfully, Calphalon, a leader in cookware products, is marking down plenty of pots and pans for Prime Day. You can save $225 on a new set of some of our favorite pots and pans, or score a new espresso machine. Calphalon Premier Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set50% Off Calphalon Espresso Machine 57% Off Calphalon Cool Touch Countertop Oven 34% Off Calphalon Classic Pots and Pans33% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

This Device Will Actually Make You Look Forward to Flossing Your Teeth

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever lied to your dentist about flossing every day. With the Waterpik, you won’t have to, because you’ll actually look forward to the necessary dental hygiene habit. Delivering 1,400 water pulses per minute, you can customize your pressure, and even treat yourself to a relaxing gum massage to reward yourself for your efforts. After trying the Waterpik, you’ll have very little reason to go back to regular tooth floss. Waterpik WP-660 Water Flosser43% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Vizio’s Elevate Sound Bar Is 30% Off for Prime Day

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Some say sound is more important than picture. I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it is underrated for sure. Vizio makes excellent TVs, sure, but they also make top notch sound bars. This one boasts immersive theater sound that makes it feel like jets are actually flying overhead, or rain is really falling from above. It does that powerful trick, while remaining sleek and easy to use. Vizio Elevate Soundbar30% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Our Favorite Noise Cancelling Headphones Are on Sale for Prime Day

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If you’re in the market for a pair of noise cancelling headphones, these are some of our favorites. Not only do they have a crazy long battery life with ANC on, they also boast excellent call quality. But what makes them unique is their water resistance. That means you can listen to music or your favorite podcasts no matter what the elements have in store for you. Jabra Elite 85h37% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Step Outdoors With Columbia’s Big Prime Day Sale

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When you’re outside, staying dry is essential— you can’t have your gear let you down. Thankfully, Columbia’s shorts and jackets can weather any storm. Whether you’re in need of some shorts or any other hiking clothing, Columbia should have you covered. Plus, it’s 56% off. Women’s Switchback III Rain Jacket 58% Off Men’s Utilizer Polo53% Off Men’s Washed Out Short39% Off Women’s Sandy River II Printed Short56% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Don’t Snooze On Casper’s Prime Day Mattress Deal

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A mattress upgrade might be what you need to turn your year around. Casper, the original bed-in-a-box brand, is taking 20% off their Element mattress, designed with three layers of foam that are breathable and soft, yet supportive. This is a deal you won’t want to hit the snooze button on. Casper Element Mattress 20% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Our Favorite Stick Vacuum Is on Sale for Prime Day

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Stick vacuums are game-changers. Not only can this one be a floor vac, it can also transform into a dust buster in seconds. It uses Bluetooth technology to connect to your smartphone and share data, like how much you’ve cleaned and when it needs a filter change, and can automatically adjust its own suction power. Vacuums don’t get much smarter than this one. Tineco Floor One S330% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

The Best Prime Day Deals on Products We've Tried and Loved

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Over the past years of Scouted, we’ve tried out fair share of products. The best things we’ve tried, we write about. And now, with Prime Day 2021 in full swing, we’re giving you a look at some of our favorite things we’ve tried that are on sale right now. Dash Chef Series 7 in 1 Oven30% Off Hast 8-inch Chef Knife20% OffScouted Staff Writer Daniel Modlin calls this knife “durable, sharper, and easier to use than a traditional stainless steel knife.” Secura French Press Coffee Maker20% Off SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Kit34% OffThe SodaStream has a permanent place on Scouted contributor Gideon Grudo’s countertop. This SodaStream comes with a CO2 cylinder that can carbonate up to 60 liters of water. Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags – 4-Piece Bundle Set30% Off Bedding & Pillows Coop Home Goods – Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow20% Off Mellanni Bed Sheet Set30% OffScouted contributor Wendy Rose Gould put these incredibly well-rated sheets to the test and was pleasantly surprised. They’re soft, breathable, and incredibly affordable. Amazon Fire TV Stick50% OffWe love Amazon’s Fire TV Stick because of it’s ease of use, and all of the streaming services you can use it with. Plus, 50% off is a sale you just can’t miss. Amazon Kindle32% Off Bose 700 Headphones43% OffLooking to drown out your surroundings? Whether you’re on a flight or working from home, these are some of our favorite headphones for the job. iRobot Roomba i6+38% OffThe i6+ is one of Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas’ favorite vacuums, mainly because of its self-emptying dock so she never has to get dirty. Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones29% OffActive Noise Cancelling technology, touch sensors on the ear cups, Alexa compatibility, and extended battery life make these our favorite pair of headphones by a long shot. Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Our Favorite Adidas Slides Are on Sale for Prime Day

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We love a good pair of sandals at Scouted and while it’s not exactly Birkenstock season anymore, I am trying to stretch out the days of summer as long as possible. Slides, I’ve found are a great way to do this: I can wear them around the house, and I can step outside with them too. The Adidas Slides are some of our favorites, and we couldn’t be more excited they’re getting a big Prime Day discount. Adidas Adilette Slides 34% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

This Popular Camping Brand is Slashing Their Prices This Prime Day

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With the right camping gear, sleeping in the wilderness can actually be a pleasant—if not spiritually fulfilling—experience. Coleman Outdoor has got you covered with waterproof tents, deeply insulated sleeping bags, powerful lanterns, and so much more. Coleman 8-Person Tent for Camping 30% Off Coleman Silverton Sleeping Bag 30% Off Coleman 390 Lumens LED Lantern 33% Off Coleman Portable Butane Stove with Carrying Case30% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

S’well Makes our Favorite Water Bottles, and They’re on Sale

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Whether you’re in need of a water bottle, some food containers, or anything in between, S’well makes some of the best reusable ware out there. Their products are vacuum sealed and insulated, which means they can keep food or drinks hotter or colder for longer, but better yet, it means condensation won’t sweat off the side and onto your wooden furniture. S’ip by S’well Stainless Steel Takeaway Mug26% Off S’well Stainless Steel Tumbler 18 Fl Oz.21% Off S’well Water Bottle 17 Fl Oz 43% Off S’well Food Bowls 21.5 Oz28% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Skip The Cafe and Score a New Espresso Maker on Sale

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Wake up and smell the coffee. With just the press of a button, this machine allows you to brew coffee or espresso. Better yet, it comes with thirty capsules to get you started. Skip the coffee shop, and instead, score a new espresso machinefor almost half off. Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine49% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

You Won’t Want to Go on Your Next Camping Trip Without This Personal Water Filter

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Not trusting that public water fountain or funky-colored lake? Neither are we. Stay hydrated whenever and wherever with a straw that acts as a personal water filter no matter the water source, removing over 99.99% of bacteria. Weighing just two ounces, you can sip directly from practically wherever, saving you time and money while keeping plastic bottles and straws out of our ecosystem. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter 50% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

The Classic New Balance Sneakers You Love are Up to 30% Off

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Everyone could use a new pair of comfortable sneakers and New Balance is at the top of the list. Indulge your feet in some quality support with up to 30% off select New Balance styles for Prime Day. Choose from the classic Evergreen to the speedy Fresh Foam Tempos. There’s even some apparel on sale too. New Balance Men’s 520 V6 Running Shoe38% Off New Balance Women’s Fresh Foam Tempo V1 Running Shoe43% Off New Balance Men’s 574 V2 Sneaker43% Off New Balance Women’s 311 V2 Sneaker43% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Three Iconic Luggage Brands Are Offering Unbeatable Prime Day Deals

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Safe air travel might be a ways away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t a) shop aspirationally and b) be very prepared once that moment does come. Samsonite and U.S. Traveler’s discounted luggage selection is wide-ranging, from expandable hardside luggage sets to carry-on friendly bags with plenty of storage space. Whatever bag you need, these two brands have got it. Samsonite Omni PC 3-Piece Set 56% Off Samsonite Freeform Hardside Expandable25% Off U.S. TRAVELER Anzio Softside Expandable Spinner Luggage33% Off Victorinox VX Touring 2-in-1 Softside Upright Luggage45% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Amazon’s Top-Rated Bed Sheets are On Sale—Here’s How to Get 25% Off

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Sweet dreams are made of sheets from this top-rated brand on Amazon with nearly 140,000 reviews. Made from brushed microfiber, Mellanni’s hypoallergenic sheets have won over the internet for how ridiculously soft and comfortable they are. They come in over 40 colors and patterns, so there’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect set to fit your personal style and decor. Mellanni Bed Sheet Set25% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Make Your Own Seltzer with a Prime Day-Discounted SodaStream

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These days, a SodaStream may as well be a permanent fixture in my apartment. Seltzer has had a massive resurgence and now’s the time to save on buying 12-packs of La Croix and just make your own. This SodaStream comes with a CO2 cylinder that can carbonate up to 60 liters of water. Just push down on the lever to your desired bubbliness. SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Kit34% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Grown Your Own Food with 43% Off an AeroGarden and Heirloom Salad Kit

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I asked for an AeroGarden for Christmas last year and I have loved it ever since. It’s the perfect thing for growing practically any vegetable or leafy green you could want. This Prime Day discounted option comes with an Heirloom Salad Seed Kit that includes Black Seeded Simpson, Deer Tongue, Parris Island, Marvel of 4 Seasons, Rouge D’hiver and Red Sail. Now, you can grow your veggies and eat them, too. AeroGarden White Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden43% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Score a $10 Credit When You Buy a Gift Card Worth $40 or More

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You know what’s hard? Giving gifts. But you can’t go wrong with a gift card, especially one from Amazon. Think about it: the recipient can pretty much buy anything they want with it. What’s even better is that during Prime Day, Amazon Prime Members can get a $10 credit to Amazon if they spend $40 or more on a gift card. Just enter the code GCPRIME2021 at checkout and that credit is all yours. $40 Amazon Gift Card Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Stream to Your Heart's Content With a Discounted Amazon Fire Stick

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Whether you’re a binger or a one episode a day kind of person, a streaming stick is a must. Amazon’s Fire Stick is a great one, too. It allows you to stream in 4K, has 500,000 movies and TV episodes to choose from across every streaming service, and has an easy to use interface. What more could you ask for? Amazon Fire TV Stick50% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Upgrade Your TV With $100 Off This Early Prime Day Deal on an Insignia Flat Screen

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TVs don’t get much smarter than this one. With a built-in Amazon Fire Stick, you can stream from almost any service, and in 4K at that. It’s easy to set up and use, and even easier to sit back, relax, and enjoy. Insignia 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV Edition TVDown From $300 Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

One of Our Favorite Samsung TVs Is on Sale for Prime Day

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I like TV as much as the next guy, but wouldn’t it be cool if your TV could transform into a piece of art when you’re not watching? That’s exactly what Samsung’s Frame TV does. While it boasts the best picture quality out there, what makes it truly amazing is its ability to transform from 4K showstopper to simple and refined wall decor with the touch of a button. Samsung 65-inch Frame QLED TV20% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Thinking About Family? 23andMe DNA Kits are 50% Off

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For eons, we’ve asked an unanswerable question: Who am I? Now, thanks to 23andMe, we can get closer to knowing the answer than ever before. Not only does this kit use genetics to build a family tree, it also can show you your genetic probability for developing certain health conditions. 23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit50% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

This Roku Is Simply The Best. And It’s on Sale

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The Roku Streaming Stick + is the home entertainment upgrade you need in your life. Not only can you stream pretty much anything, it’s also so easy to use. There’s a nifty search feature that allows you to search across platforms, and you can customize your home screen based on which apps you use most. It’s simply the best. Roku Streaming Stick +22% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Our Favorite Memory Foam Travel Pillow is 30% for Prime Day

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If you’re traveling, you know that sleeping leads to kinks in your neck. Well, this memory foam pillow is a game changer for that, and it’s 3o% off for Prime Day. It’s perfect for travel, or honestly, just sitting on the couch. OSTRICHPILLOW Go30% off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Tune in With a Brand New Set of Airpods This Prime Day

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I love my AirPods. Not only are they sleek, they make my life absolutely wire free. That means I don’t have to wear pants with pockets around the house—instead I can roam free, listening to music or my audiobook without getting all tangled up. I personally like the originals more than the newer version (they just feel better in my ears, ya know?), and the good news is, these are 28% off, now. Apple AirPods25% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Grab a New iPad, Save $30 This Prime Day

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Apple iPad, 9% OffWith a 10.2-inch Retina display, a hi-res camera, stereo speakers, and up to 10 hours of battery life, this tablet is the be-all-end-all of devices.Shop the rest of our Prime Day 2021 deal picks here.If you have an iPad, I’m willing to bet you love it. The new iPad is that much better. The screen is a retina display, which is almost difficult to take your eyes off because it’s so gorgeous, and the battery life has improved tremendously. There’s nothing you can’t do on this iPad, whether you want to draw, read, stream, or browse, with this at your fingertips, the world is yours. Apple iPad9% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Target Is Having Its Own Sale: Here are the Best Deals

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Amazon isn’t the only one having a big sale. Target is taking this time to discount plenty of items you need now and for the holidays. From headphones to robovacs, mixers, and more, Target has deals you should check out. To help you sift through them all, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites. Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II17% Off Apple AirPods Pro 20% Off Shark AI Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum33% Off Instant Pot 8 qt 11-in-1 Air Fryer Duo Crisp 10% Off Samsung 55″ QLED 4K UHD Smart TV10% Off Keurig K-Classic Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker 33% Off Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

You’ll Sleep Better With This Deal on a Scouted-Favorite Customizable Pillow

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When it comes to pillows, everyone has their own preference. What’s amazing about this one from Coop Home Goods is that it can be as firm or as soft as you’d like, just by removing some filling. You get all the support and loft of memory foam, but without the density. Grab one while it’s on sale for Prime Day and sleep better. Coop Home Goods – Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow20% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Escape With an Audiobook With Amazon’s Early Audible Sale

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If you’re not an audiobook person yet, now’s your chance to become one. Audiobooks are great ways to read more and more, escape into a story, or learn about things you might not have time to read about. Audible offers thousands of e-books, podcasts, and more, and right now, your first four months of membership can be 53% off. That’s a pretty good deal for almost unlimited books, if you ask me. Audible Membership 53% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

This Hands-Free Fire TV Cube Is on Sale for Prime Day

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Remotes? Who needs ‘em! The Fire TV Cube is the fastest, most powerful Fire TV stick out there, and it’s not even a stick. Instead, it’s kind of like having an extra Alexa in the house. Simply tell her what you want to stream, and she’ll pull it up on your TV. You can really just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Fire TV Cube33% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Surprise! Brooklinen Is Taking 15% off Everything

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It’s Prime Day 2021, but Amazon isn’t the only one slashing prices. Brooklinen makes three things we always need more of in our lives—bedding, loungewear, and towels— and the brand is having a surprise sale today and tomorrow where everything on site is 15% off. That means you can score a new pair of towels, sweats, or even a comforter for a great price, just in time—it’s getting a little chilly out there.Luxe Core Sheet Set: These are our favorite sheets. They’re soft, come in plenty of fun designs, are extremely soft, and trust us, you deserve a bedding upgrade. Luxe Core Sheet Set 15% Off Classic Bath Towel Bundle: These towels are just right. Not too fluffy but fluffy enough to make you feel like you’re in a spa. These will upgrade any bathroom. Classic Bath Towel Bundle 15% Off All Season Down Comforter: Brooklinen recently upgraded their comforter to make it even softer and warmer, while shaving off a few pounds. With this, you’ll have trouble leaving bed in the morning. All Season Down Comforter 15% Off Bed-Stuy Pant: Sweats! Brooklinen hit the nail on the head with their sweatpants. They’re the kind of pants you never, ever want to take off. Good news is, right now, you don’t need to. Bed-Stuy Pant15% Off Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Amazon’s Best-Selling Tablet Is $70 Off for Prime Day

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This tablet is the ideal streaming companion. It has a 1080p HD display, a long battery life, and a processing power that rivals a computer. But what you end up using it for is up to you. Stream, read, or browse, the Fire HD 10 Tablet is a do-it-all tablet that’s great for you and the entire family, too. Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet37% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

One of Our Favorite Smart Notebooks Is 30% off for Prime Day

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While smart notebooks are fairly expensive, especially compared with a traditional pen and paper, the Rocketbook is both affordable and intelligent. You can write on the page, scan it into your Google Drive via their app, and then erase the physical page. Think of it as a notebook that never, ever runs out of paper. Rocketbook Fusion 30% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

This Instant Pot Deal Will Be Gone In an Instant

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If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, you should. And if you do have an Instant Pot already, this Prime Day 2021 deal is the upgrade you’ve been waiting for. These two pressure cookers allow you to pressure cook, saute, steam, and do so much more. The main difference here is size, and that’s up to you, my friend. Instant Pot Duo Nova 38% Off Instant Pot Duo Plus42% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

The Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis Are on Sale

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Amazon Kindles are the best. Think of them as little pads that hold all of your favorite books. And while I love the feel of a real book more than anyone, a Kindle is great because it allows you to read anywhere—in the dark, on a subway—wherever, thanks to its sleek design and backlit screen. Amazon Kindle32% Off Kindle Paperwhite Waterproof34% Off Kindle Oasis27% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Contigo Makes Some of The Best Bottles Out There, and They’re On Sale

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There’s nothing better than a bottle you can count on. Having one you know won’t ever spill or drip is something you shouldn’t take for granted. Contigo makes some of the best bottles out there. Whether it’s for water or coffee, they have tech built-in to ensure no spillage occurs. They’re sleek and fit nicely in the palm of your hand. I love them so much that I use one instead of a glass in my own home. Contigo AUTOPOP Water Bottle30% Off Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel 24 oz Bottle (2 Pack) 37% Off Contigo Snapseal Kenton Travel Mugs 20 oz (2 Pack)29% Off Contigo AUTOSPOUT30% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Make a Robot Do the Dirty Work With This Discounted RoboVac

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eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C MAX, 40% OffThis small but mighty robot vacuum comes with BoostIQ to add more suction power to dirtier areas. It even has boundary strips to keep it out of certain rooms. Plus, it works with AlexaShop the rest of our Prime Day deal picks here.The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C MAX is the kind of thing you forget you own. It can be scheduled to run on its own (for up to 100 minutes on a full charge), comes with boundary strips to keep it out of certain rooms, and is easily controllable with your phone or using Alexa. Plus, the BoostIQ recognizes when things need a little more oomph to clean. What’s not to love? Oh yeah, it’s also on sale for Prime Day. eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 30C MAX40% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Bidets Are Better: Our Favorite Is 20% Off for Prime Day

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If you aren’t a bidet believer, you should be. Not only are bidets like the Tushy shockingly easy to install, they also make your life so much easier. You’ll end up using less toilet paper and feeling cleaner down there—a win for the environment and yourself. Grab a Tushy while on sale for Prime Day. You won’t even notice it’s there, until you need to use it, that is. Tushy Bidet 20% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Sweep Up This Shark Vacuum Prime Day Sale

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If you hate vacuuming, that might be because you haven’t found the right one for you. A good vacuum changes the chore entirely. Thankfully, some of the best selling vacuums from Shark are on sale. Whether you’re in search of a heavy duty vacuum, a versatile stick, or a robot that will do it all for you, there’s a vacuum out there for everyone. Shark Steam Pocket Mop47% Off Shark Rotator Lift-Away47% Off Shark Navigator Lift-Away 40% Off Shark IQ Robot Vacuum45% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Get a Closer Shave With These Razor and Shaver Prime Day Deals

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Whether you’re shaving your face or your legs, a dull blade means bad news. For Prime Day, top razor brands like Gillette and Braun are marking down their blades, handles, refills, and electric models by up to 30%. Getting a close shave never felt so good. Electric Razor for Men by Braun31% Off Braun Epilator for Women 33% Off Gillette Mach3 Sensitive Men’s Razor Handle Plus Refills30% Off Gillette Mach3 Men’s Razor Refills $30% Off Gillette Venus Women’s Razor Handle Plus Refills 30% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Time to Get a New Watch: The Fitbit Versa 2 Is on Sale for Prime Day

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Working out at home has been tricky to say the least. For me, it’s been my Fitbit that has been keeping me accountable. It’s like my gym partner who reminds me that the workout isn’t over yet, or that I should get up and be more active instead of slumping into the couch. We all need a little boost these days, to say the least. Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch 5% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Make Those Pearly Whites Even Whiter With This Oral-B Sale

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Oral-B makes smart electric toothbrushes that help you brush better by adjusting your pressure and time spent in each sector of your mouth. Looking for a new toothbrush or teeth care tech? This sale is for you. Oral-B iO Series 7G Electric Toothbrush32% Off Oral-B Pro 700027% Off Oral-B Pro 500040% Off Crest 3D Whitestrips 40% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Score a Samsung Galaxy Tablet While It’s on Sale

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Whatever you use a tablet for, whether it’s a partial laptop replacement, for watching TV, or just reading, it’s undeniable—they’ve become a part of all of our lives. For Prime Day, Samsung is discounting their top-of-class Galaxy Tab, which features an immersive display, and optimal storage space. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+26% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Stock Up On a Dutch Oven (Get it?) This Prime Day

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Lodge makes our favorite cast-iron skillet and their Dutch oven is a can’t miss as well. A Dutch Oven is almost inarguably the most essential pot in any kitchen. It’s perfect for braises and roasts, but is also a beautiful piece to leave on your stove as decor as well. Plus, if taken care of properly, it will last for years. Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven54% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Your Floors Will Never Look Better Thanks to This Sale on Bissell Cleaning Products

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Whether you’re in need of a stick vacuum or a dust buster, Bissell makes some of our favorite vacuum cleaners and floor care products out there. Check out their Steam Mop that will make your floor shine, or their pet stain eraser to help with furry friends. Bissell will help make your floors so clean, you could eat off of them. But please, don’t. Bissell SpinWave Hard Floor Expert Pet Robot50% Off Bissell Power Fresh Steam Mop 33% Off Bissell 2747A PowerFresh Vac & Steam All-in-One Vacuum 30% Off Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind35% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Chromebooks Are on Sale for Prime Day: Grab One Before They Sell Out

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Whether you’re working from home or know someone who is schooling from home, a Chromebook is a great idea this Prime Day 2021. A Chromebook is a laptop that runs on Google’s operating system, and many of them feature nifty touchscreens and are extremely portable, which allows you to work anywhere you need to get work done. Google Pixelbook Go 18% Off Samsung Chromebook30% Off HP Chromebook24% Off Acer Chromebook55% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Drown Out the World With These Bose Headphones on Sale for Prime Day

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A good pair of noise cancelling headphones are a work from home essential these days. Bose’s 700 headphones are specifically designed to drown out your surroundings, whether that’s a busy street or a busy household. Music and/or silence never sounded so good. Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones43% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Our Favorite Roomba Vacuum Is on Sale for Prime Day

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There’s nothing like coming home to clean floors. Vacuuming is by far the worst of all the chores, so why not make a robot do it? iRobot created the Roomba to help us stay clean and productive and right now, you can get your own Roomba for up to 38% off. iRobot Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal38% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Stock Up on the Best Reusable Storage Bags on Sale for Prime Day

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There’s no two ways about it: we all use way too much plastic. One of the easiest ways to reduce your reliance on single-use plastic is to pick up some reusable storage bags. Stasher is a Scouted favorite and you can pick up practically any style you want while they’re on sale for Prime Day. You can cook in them, microwave them, shove ‘em in the dishwasher, and then use them all over again. 4-Piece Bundle SetUp to 30% Off Clear 1/2 Gallon Stasher Bag Stasher Bag – Sandwich Stasher – Stand Up

This Iconic Calvin Klein Underwear Is Up to 35% Off for Prime Day

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The last thing you want these days is to run out of clean underwear. Instead of increasing your laundry days, why not pick up a few extra pairs of classic Calvin Klein underwear while it’s on sale for Prime Day? Classic silhouettes and comfy styles are all up to 47% off, including the ever-popular women’s . Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Multipack Trunks49% Off Calvin Klein Women’s Modern Cotton Bralette30% Off Calvin Klein Women’s Modern Cotton Bikini Panty40% Off Calvin Klein Men’s Slim Fit Crew Neck T-Shirts34% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Sony Headphones Noise Canceling Prime Day Sale

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Working from home, headphones have gone from a once in a while thing, to an everyday necessity. Last year, Sony upgraded their already top-of-class headphones, adding the ability to switch between devices, better sound, and Alexa compatibility. The noise cancelling is unparalleled, and the extra bass makes music come alive from the earcups. They’re 29% off for Amazon Prime Day 2021, which is a steal. The world will never sound the same. Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones29% Off Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Save $80 When You Buy Two Echo Dots

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Having an Echo Dot in your home is like having a smart computer around. You can control the weather, the lighting, or even play music through the new and improved speaker. It also works as a clock, intercom, and news source and comes in four different colors to match your decor. Echo Dot Save $80 When You Buy 2 Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. Curious about a specific product or brand? Let us know! If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Listen to Bonus Episodes of The New Abnormal Podcast

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When we first released The Daily Beast’s The New Abnormal podcast, hosted by your favorite left-wing pundit, Molly Jong-Fast, it was clear things had gone off the rails, but even we couldn’t have guessed what remained in store. Between the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out (and the anti-vax propaganda that has come with it,) the Capitol riot, and some of the new players in the game (like Josh Hawley and Marjorie Taylor Greene), it can be hard to keep up.Last year, we decided to stir things up even more with a limited-run series of members-only bonus episodes to keep you in the know. But you spoke, and we listened: The bonus episodes are here to stay.

I’m Only Wearing Shorts. Here Are Our Favorites

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My favorite shorts to wear are exercise shorts. They’re comfortable, lightweight, sweat wicking for when it’s hot outside, and I can go right from working at home to exercising in no time. Because this year is the year of exercise shorts, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to help you find a pair you love, too.  Outdoor Voices Rektrek Shorts Ten Thousand Session ShortsThe Session Shorts are what shorts should feel like. “After wearing the Session Shorts for a few workouts, I became acutely aware of the flaws all of my other shorts possessed. I began to realize that my older pairs of shorts would leave red marks on my skin, or give me an uncomfortable amount of wedgies (sorry, it’s true). The Session Shorts have fit like a dream from the first time I wore them to the last, and the fabric is soft, durable, sweat wicking, breathable, anti-chafe and odor-free.” Patagonia BaggiesPatagonia Baggies are my favorite shorts for well, everything. They are made out of a lightweight material, and are coated with a DWR finish to help shed moisture. They are great for running in, swimming in, hiking in, you name it. 7” Repetition Short Alo Yoga makes one of my favorite pairs of sweatpants, and so it should come as no surprise that their shorts are great too. They have zippers on the pockets making them great for running, a sweat wicking fabric, and a flexible fit for whatever you’re up to. Lululemon Pace Breaker This lightweight short from Lululemon is an excellent option. They have four-way stretch technology, are sweat-wicking, and can come with either a five inch inseam or a seven inch inseam. They are designed for yoga, which means they offer excellent flexibility and range of motion, so you’ll never feel restricted. Nike Flex Stride Nike makes an excellent pair of shorts. These are specifically designed for running, but they are lightweight and made from a woven fabric with increased breathability and sweat-wicking properties. The soft brief liner provides support where you need it, which is important, whether you’re running or not. Columbia Backcast IIIThese shorts from Columbia are excellent for exercising outdoors. They have Omni Shade technology that blocks UV rays, and if you want to jump in the water after, worry not: these double as swim trunks. Adidas Designed 2 Move ShortsThese breathable shorts have front pockets for keeping your phone and your keys on hand. They also have a drawcord so you can customize your fit, as well as Climacool technology to keep you cool and dry in warm weather. Under Armour Workout ShortsNot only are these shorts more lightweight than most, they also have a 4-way stretch construction to ensure you can move in whatever direction you need to. Plus they have anti-odor technology so you don’t stink up the place. Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals.  If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Now’s a Great Time to Picnic. Here’s What You Need

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Even though restaurants might be offering some sort of service right now, I think a better way to get outside (and to do it safely) is with a picnic. Picnics have long been underrated, but now is their time to shine. Just grab a few essentials, and make sure you’re properly socially distancing, and you should be all set. To help out, we’ve rounded up everything you need for a perfect picnic day.FOR A PICNIC BLANKET Brooklinen Beach TowelThe most important part of a picnic is arguably the blanket. This is more of a beach towel, but it works well for a picnic, too. The pattern is fun, colorful, and I like it because it’s also a super soft towel you can use in your bathroom when you’re not on a picnic. FOR A COOLER Hydro Flask Unbound Cooler Pack Cooler backpacks are excellent. And the Hydroflask Unbound is a step above the rest. It is unbelievably sleek for a cooler, has smart insulation, is leak proof, and stores 15L of food and/or drinks. That’s really all you need for a picnic. FOR A FACE MASK Baggu Face Mask What I love about this face mask is that it can hang around your neck if there isn’t a person in sight, and then you can put it on with ease. It’s breathable and not too bad to look at, either. FOR DISHWARE W&P Porter Reusable Plastic Bowl Snag a couple of these reusable bowls, fill them with fruit, cheese, snacks, whatever you want, and you’ll be good to go. The lid always stays in reach too, which is excellent for ant protection. FOR BUG SPRAY Sawyer 20% Picaridin Bug SprayYou’re the one that’s supposed to be having a picnic, not the bugs. Protect yourself with my favorite bug spray. It is DEET free and has a pump applicator so you don’t put on too much at a time. FOR MUSIC The only thing you need now is some music. This speaker is almost as good as live music. It connects via bluetooth, sounds great, and best of all, is waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally spilling all over it. Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals.  If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Breathe Easy in These Face Masks With Filters

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Finding the right face mask can be trickier than it seems. There are face masks with nose clips, washable face masks, packs of bulk face masks, more breathable face masks, well, you get the idea. But the most important part of a face mask is that it blocks more particles from entering your mask. This is where a filter comes in. Think of a filter as another layer of fabric, blocking particles from entering your lungs. Unlike more and more layers though, a filter makes it easier to breathe, and will prevent overheating. You can use a lot of things for a filter, while HEPA filters are the most effective, coffee filters work well, too. To help you get a face mask with a filter, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites with filter pockets. 
VIDA Face Mask: Vida makes some of our favorite face masks and you better believe they have filters. Each mask comes with a multilayer filter with three added layers of protection. They should be replaced every seven days, and you can buy replacement filters here. 

VIDA Face Mask

Wake Up & Fight Mask: This mask comes in a ton of different colors, has reinforced stitching and a nose wire for a secure fit, and a filter pocket that makes it easy to slide one in and out (but not too easy). 

Wake Up & Fight Mask

Ultra Soft Face Mask: Not only is this Scouted Contributor Chloe Valentine Toscano’s favorite stylish mask, but it is also the most functional one she owns, too. They come complete with everything, including nosewires, soft and stretchy cotton, and a filter pocket for added safety.

Ultra Soft Face Mask

Caraa Universal Face Mask: This is one of my favorite face masks. Not only does it have a nice big filter pocket, it also has ear loop fasteners and a nose wire to ensure that the mask stays on your face. 

Caraa Universal Face Mask

Aeropress coffee filters: If you’re looking for more filters, we recommend Aeropress filters. Put three into the filter pocket of your mask at once, and you should be all set. 

Aeropress Coffee Filters

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A Definitive Guide to Reusable Face Masks for Every Situation

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With state after state mandating that we all wear face coverings in public, it’s never been more important than now to find one you like. The CDC continues to recommend face coverings and social distancing to fight the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, which means you should have a few face masks at your disposal. We’ve done a lot of research over the last couple of weeks to find the best ones for anyone looking to upgrade their face masks. Now, all that research is in one place. You can find masks here for all kinds of occasions and some of our favorites that the Scouted team uses on a daily basis. Stay safe!Masks to Exercise InExercising with a mask on is easy if you find a mask that works for you. These are breathable, moisture-wicking, and will keep you and those around you safe while you work up a sweat.Under Armour Sportsmask Uniqlo Airism MaskAdidas Face MaskStylish MasksChances are, you’ll have somewhere to go where a plain ol’ mask just won’t do. These masks take a little more style into consideration, but will still keep you inline with CDC recommendations.Three-Pack Non-Medical Face MasksBlack Crystal Face Mask5 Mask PackOur Favorite MasksThese are the masks that the Scouted team uses on a daily basis. They’re comfortable, breathable, and should be part of your day-to-day life.Fabric Mask SetOutdoor Research Essential Face Mask The Zenbu MaskFace Mask PacksWear a face mask like you would a pair of underwear. Having a few different options on hand is a great way to stay safe without having to re-use a dirty mask before you get a chance to properly clean it. Everlane Face Masks Vida Mask Set Double Strap Face Mask 3 PackFace Masks with Nose ClipsNose clips can help keep your mask securely fitting to your face, as well as help with fogged lenses on glasses. Just pinch the metal piece to fit tightly to the bridge of your nose and you’re good to go.Food52 Face MaskHedley and Bennett Face MaskROSEWARD 100% Mulberry Silk Face MaskMachine Washable Face MasksA machine washable face mask can help you keep yourself clean and safe. Just toss these into your washing machine and hang to dry. When washing, make sure your mask is 100% dry before wearing it outside again.Tie-Around Fabric Mask SetOutdoor Voices Face MaskNeutral Cotton Face MaskFace Masks with TiesGive yourself and your ears a break. If you have a sensitivity to wearing elastic around your ears, these masks with soft ties that forgo the ears are your best options. Just tie them tightly behind your head.Levi’s Re-Usable Reversible Face Mask (Pack of 3)Parachute Face Masks, Set of 5M1 All-Day Anti-Microbial Face MaskFace Masks on EtsyIf you don’t really know how to sew, buying a face mask online is your next best option. Plenty of brands are pivoting their businesses and creating masks that also donate masks to others in need. One of the biggest pivots has been on Etsy, where small businesses are using their skills to craft masks.Origami Mask – Japanese Dobby Asanoha Star in RoseEssentiaSoapsStore Reusable Face MasksMngrmCreateWorkshop Cotton 4-Layer Washable Face MaskSundayritualdesign Men’s Face MaskBKBTailors 100% Cotton MaskFace Masks for KidsWrangling your kids to go someplace is a hassle, so don’t make finding a kid-friendly face mask one too. These are some of the most comfortable masks, made just for kids’ faces.Children’s Rainbow Face CoveringsVariety 5-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks for KidsSteele Canvas x Food52 Cloth Face MaskScouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals.  If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Get a Face Mask With a Nose Wire And It Will Stay Put

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Something I’ve noticed about masks is that having them fit snugly on your face can be a little tricky. Your nose can just push the mask up, leaving the mask ill-fitting and you’ll find yourself breathing out of the sides of the mask, which is pretty annoying. Thankfully, some genius out there invented the nose wire, which wraps around your nose to both give the mask added security on your face and to help it fit more snugly. If you’re looking for a mask with a nosewire, we have some of our favorite picks to make your search a little easier. 
Vida Mask Set: These Vida masks come in a pack of four. They come with a filter you should replace every seven days, as well as a hidden metal nose piece to keep the masks snug on your face.  

Vida Mask Set

Sanctuary Mask Pack: This five pack of masks has a summer vibe due to its floral decor. They have a nose wire, and you can hand wash them after a few uses. 

Sanctuary Mask Pack

ROSEWARD 100% Mulberry Silk Face Mask: Unlike other masks Scouted Contributor Jana Cholavaska has tried, she writes that “the fit is excellent,” on these ones. That’s because “this silk mask uses ear loops, but they have adjustable drawstrings, too. This way, the mask doesn’t tug on my ears, which minimizes irritation. Plus, it has a nose bridge to keep the mask in place.” Most of all, these silk masks don’t irritate her skin, either.fit.

ROSEWARD 100% Mulberry Silk Face Mask

Tiny Element Face Mask: These three-layered masks come in a slew of colors and designs, but to me, the floral designs really stand out. The nose wire will help keep it on your nose, and as an added bonus they are machine washable, too.

Tiny Element Face Mask

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Machine Washable Face Masks to Make Your Life Easier

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For me, having a machine washable face mask is a top priority. Really, a face mask is like any other piece of clothing, and so, you need to be able to wash it easily, especially since it’s summer and you’re likely to get it all sweaty. Some masks are hand washable, but ideally, you want one that you can just throw in the washing machine with everything else. To help you pick out a great, easily washable mask, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.
Outdoor Voices Face Mask: Outdoor Voices’ face masks are made of an 86% Polyester and 14% Spandex blend that you can throw in the wash and even tumble dry. They come in a pack of five, too, so you can run the washing machine a little less frequently. 

Outdoor Voices Face Mask

Uniqlo Airism Face Masks: This is one of Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas’ favorite masks. She writes, “The AIRism fabric is antimicrobial, self-deodorizing, heat-releasing, and sweat-absorbing. It’s machine-washable, so you don’t have to worry about any special instructions to keep it clean. The filter inside the mask will last up to 20 washes, so the pack of three will last you a good while.”

Uniqlo Airism Face Masks

Huckberry Tri-Fold Mask 2-Pack: These are some of my favorite face masks to wear. “Because the mask folds up to cover your nose and under to grab onto your chin, it naturally pushes the piece of mask covering the mouth away, creating room to breathe so that you don’t have to suck on the fabric to inhale. It’s actually comfortable to wear,” and plus, it’s machine washable.

Huckberry Tri-Fold Mask 2-Pack

Adidas Face Mask: These face masks are great for exercising in, mainly because they are made mostly of polyester and are breathable,  but even more so because you can just throw the sweaty mask in the wash when you’re done with your workout. 

Adidas Face Mask

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4 Breathable, Lightweight Face Masks Perfect for Running or Exercising Outside

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If you’re wondering whether you should wear a face mask while exercising outside, the answer is yes. But, a lot of them are made out of pure cotton, and it’s easy to overheat in them, and so exercise like running might be more annoying, and more difficult, than it already is. Thankfully, there are plenty of brands making face masks perfect for outdoor activity. To help you pick the perfect one, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.Uniqlo Airism Mask Made with the brand’s popular, lightweight AIRism material, this mask is made with two layers of AIRism fabric, plus a filter in between. It has a UPF 40 rating, and is antimicrobial, self-deodorizing, heat-releasing, sweat-absorbing, and of course, machine washable. Buck Mason Knit Bandana MaskThis mask is made out of 93% polyester and 7% spandex, which makes it lightweight and breathable, the two most important qualities that a mask you’re running in should be. It has two layers of fabric, in accordance with CDC guidelines, and it is easily machine washable, in case you get it all sweatyUltra Sport Face Mask This mask is constructed with a super breathable honeycomb outer, and is made with anti-microbial materials. It has an adjustable nose wire as well as ear loops so it will stay on your face while you’re moving around, too. Under Armour SportsmaskYou’re going to have to wait until August for this one, but order it now. It’s worth it. It has a structured design, antimicrobial treatment, extreme breathability, and side panels to offer up a more comfortable fit. Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals.  If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

These Pool Toys Will Keep You Entertained All Summer

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If you’re lucky enough to have your own pool, I bet you’re planning on spending as much time as possible in it this summer. The pool is a great place to entertain kids, or even yourself. To spice things up, there are plenty of fun pool accessories to buy so pool time never has to end. Best

Sit Up Straight With One of These Ergonomic Desk Chairs

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I don’t know about you, but my work from home set up has been tough on my back. I got a Purple seat cushion and that helped a lot, but I’m ready to take things a step further and upgrade my chair. Getting an ergonomic office chair is a great solution to any back pain you might be having, or if you’ve just been having a hard time sitting still. To help you select the perfect chair for your home, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites. 
FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST

Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair

Why not go all in? The Aeron is the best desk chair out there, plain and simple. “The PostureFit SL technology allows for sitting like you never knew was possible: your chest will open up, your shoulders will sling back, and your pelvis will tilt slightly forward, all with no effort on your part. The adjustable pads grant unrivaled lumbar support and stabilize your spine so there’s never any discomfort. The back is breathable so you’ll never overheat, and creates eight zones of varying tension for optimal support. And the best thing about all of it is that it comes with a 12 year warranty, but will serve you for even longer.”

FOR A POP OF COLOR

Best Office Ergonomic Desk Chair

You can’t adjust the armrests in this chair, but you can adjust the color. Desk chairs are awesome except for one thing: they always come in that black color. This chair, however, comes in a variety of different colors, and boasts a great ergonomic design.

FOR ONE WITH A MESH BACK

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Swivel Chair

If you get hot when you’re sitting down, this 4-star rated chair is for you. One Amazon reviewer writes, “not only does the curved mesh back help me sit up straight, it allows for airflow so I don’t get all sweaty.” Win, win.

FOR ONE WITH A HEADREST

Duramont Ergonomic Office Chair

Give your neck a break with this chair. It has a fully adjustable headrest so you can sit back and relax while getting a little work done, and the armrests are adjustable too. One Amazon reviewer writes “I nearly fell asleep when I sat down,” which just goes to show, it might lower your productivity a bit, but you deserve a break every now and again, and moreover, you deserve to be comfortable.

FOR EASY SET UP

SmugDesk Ergonomic Office Chair

If you’re concerned about setting up your chair once it arrives, this one will ease your anxiety. It is so easy to set up that one Amazon reviewer writes “The instructions to assemble were so easy and clear that I had it together in less than 25 minutes.” Record time.

FOR A LONG LASTING CHAIR

Oak Hollow Aloria Series Office Chair

This chair has a genuine leather seat that will withstand years of sitting. It’s extremely comfortable, with a variety of adjustable options, and boasts a sleek design that will stand out elegantly.

FOR AN EASY TO ASSEMBLE CHAIR

Branch Ergonomic Chair

With three way adjustable armrests, tilt lock, and hybrid casters, you get a premium experience and three-way adjustability from the get-go. Plus, it comes with unique assembly instructions to make putting it together a snap.

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Step Up Your Vacuuming Game With These Stick Vacuums

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My stick vacuum has changed my life. I used to think of a vacuum as something inherently big, bulky, loud, and attached to the wall. I thought hand vacuums were the way to go. I was wrong. Stick vacuums are amazing because many are wireless so you have complete freedom of movement, and many can convert into handheld vacuums and dust busters, that offer more power. It’s a two-in-one that dreams are made of. I’ve stepped up my vacuuming game recently, and here are some of our favorite stick vacuums so you can, too. FOR THE MOST SUCTION POWERDyson Cyclone V11The Dyson Cyclone has a huge engine that can suck up just about anything, while maintaining the versatility and sleekness of a stick vacuum. It’s motor generates the same amount of power as a full size vacuum which is crazy, since it can easily transform into a handheld dust buster, too. With its wireless capabilities, and 60 minutes of run time, it makes cord vacuums a thing of the past. FOR THE LIGHTESTBissell Featherweight StickThe Bissel is the lightest option you can get. It’s powered by a cord, which is good if you’re someone who often forgets to charge things (me). It is great as a stair cleaner, a regular vacuum, and a dust buster, and is really compact and easily storable. This is definitely a great option.FOR THE LONGEST BATTERY LIFEShark ION F80The Shark has the longest run time (80 minutes!) which is more important than you’d think. It comes with two batteries that you can charge so if one loses juice, you can easily swap in the other one. It has multi-flex technology that allows it to bend at odd angles so you can easily get under beds, sofas, and into corners. And the duo design is great for picking up fine dust and large debris on both carpets and hardwood floors.FOR THE SMART OPTIONTineco PURE ONE S11The Tineco is the one I have, and I love it. I thought my apartment was extremely clean until I started using it. It shines a blue light over things so you can spot every bit of dust, and has a blue light near the handle that turns red and activates the iLoop technology to increase suction power when a spot is particularly dirty. It also connects to your phone and makes vacuuming fun by showing the stats of how much you’ve cleaned, as well as when it’s time to change the filter or if there’s anything wrong with the suction. It also can easily transform into a handheld dust buster, too. FOR HARDWOOD FLOORSLG Cordzero A9This is one of the sleekest options, as it pretty much disappears when you’re not using it. It has two batteries so you can use it for extended periods of time and the controls are just a press of a thumb away.FOR EDGESHoover LinxIf you’re looking to get into the tough-to-reach nooks and crannies of your home, this vacuum can help out. It has edge cleaning bristles built into the head to ensure that dirt, dust, and pet hair can be suctioned up from even the tightest of corners.FOR A 2-IN-1Prosenic P11 Cordless Vacuum CleanerScouted Contributor Steven John says the Prosenic P11 “cleans [his] whole home better than a Dyson.” Not only does it have the same suction power, charge time, and a great handle, but it also can be fitted with a magnetized wet mopping attachment, making it a nifty, space saving, 2-in-1 machine.Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals.  If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

If You’re Breaking Out, or Drying Out, Try These Face Moisturizers

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I don’t know about you, but being at home has led to a lot more dry skin, and as a result, a lot more breakouts. For a while, I was anti-face lotion. It always felt gross, like spreading globs of grease across my face. It clogged my pores and felt really heavy. Then I realized, I was using normal lotion on my face, and not specialized face lotion. Face lotion is made to help take care of the sensitive skin and easily clogged pores on your face. Most of all, it will feel better and make you feel moist and renewed, without that icky feeling. Here are some of our favorites. Cerave Moisturizing CreamCerave’s formula provides the long lasting hydration you need if you’re a little more lax with your moisturization routine. Just rub this on after a shower, or when you wake up, and bask in your radiant skin.Night Cream by OlayThis fragrance free night cream by Olay is great to correct deep wrinkles. It also, in my opinion, feels really nice to moisturize right before bed. That way, you don’t have to walk around covered in lotion. Instead, you can just wake up feeling fresh and renewed.Neutrogena Oil Free Facial MoisturizerNeutrogena makes an excellent oil free moisturizer perfect for super sensitive skin. This won’t clog pores at all and is ultra gentle even on skin that is easily irritated. Aveeno Positively RadiantThis is a two-in-one. It’s a moisturizer and a sunscreen. If you have fair skin and want to apply sunscreen everyday, now all you have to do is put on your moisturizer.Cetaphil Daily Facial MoisturizerCetaphil is the most moisturizing cream out there. Unlike the normal tubs of lotion, this face cream is way more lightweight so you can rub it on and not feel gross. It’ll exceed your moisturizing expectations, and then some.Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find deals from Macy’s, Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Look Good on Zoom and Stay Comfortable At Home With These Picks

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Working from home outfits are tricky, some might say, even trickier than office wear. You want something that’s comfortable but not too comfortable. No matter what it is, it needs to be something you change out of. It can’t just be whatever you wore to sleep (although, in my opinion, it can be somewhat close to what you wore to sleep). But then, Zoom came into the mix, and I’ve been video chatting a lot more with my colleagues, and I’m guessing you have too. My dad, for one, just discovered that you can change the background on Zoom to whatever you want (he likes Hawaii). But just because you’re working from home (or Hawaii), doesn’t mean you can look unprofessional. To help skirt the delicate line of comfortable but not too comfortable, we’ve picked some of our WFH essentials that you should add to your repertoire. VIDEO CALL READY T-SHIRTSBuck Mason Pima Curved Hem TeeNot all T-shirts are created equal. Buck Mason makes the ideal T-shirt for men. Coming in a variety of fun, toned, colors, these can be worn as either a statement or a basic. They will never shrink in the wash, and they’re extremely soft, since they’re made from either Pima Cotton. I can’t get enough of them, and you won’t be able to. SHIRTS TO WEAR ALL DAY, EVERYDAYFaherty Sunwashed Pocket TeeI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Faherty makes an excellent shirt that won’t shrink or change shape in the wash. It’s very soft, but it’s stylish too. It’s the kind of shirt you never want to take off. Perfect. CHINOS THAT ARE PRETTY MUCH SWEATSLululemon ABC PantThese are the perfect blend of chinos and sweatpants. If you’ve been wearing sweatpants a lot lately, these will make you feel a little more professional, and yet, you won’t sacrifice comfort for a second. I can’t recommend these enough.SWEATPANTS ARE OK, TOOOutdoor Voices Sunday SweatpantBut I still go for the sweatpant, don’t get me wrong. They can only see your top half in Zoom! But here’s where that balance comes in: even if your colleagues can’t see you, you still want to feel somewhat professional. Before all of this started, I actually was having some trouble finding a good pair that isn’t schlumpy, but is slightly tailored, and made of nice material. Athleisure was the answer (it usually is). And now, I feel comfortable, yet active, in my Outdoor Voices sweatpants. SOMETHING FOR YOUR FEETSmartwool Outdoor Light CrewFootwear is essential too. Even if you’re a no-shoes person, a good pair of socks or slippers can be a real game changer. I love Smartwool. They’re breathable, yet warm, have fun (but not too much fun) designs, and are great for everything. I got my first pair to go hiking in, but I wear them everyday I can. SLIP ONSEverlane Forever Sneaker Finding a good pair of slippers can be tricky. But yeah, they’re work from home essentials alright. Wearing shoes helps me focus on the task at hand. This is a perfect time to invest in a pair like Glerups. Made of wool, they are structured, and come with either a leather sole or a rubber sole (if you want to go walk the dog in them). These are the non-sleepy slippers I’ve always needed.Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find apparel deals from L.L.Bean, Lands’ End, Gap, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

These Books Make for the Perfect Escape You May Need Right Now

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If you’ve been reading the news recently (you’re on The Daily Beast so I’ll assume you have been), you might be a little stressed. You could consider a weighted blanket right now, sure, but nothing helps me unwind and escape the way a really good book does. If you’re having trouble finding the perfect book to pick up, fear not. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from any genre of escape you might be searching for.

Pizza Girl

Recommended to us by Bryan Washington, Pizza Girl traces a pregnant, eighteen year old pizza delivery girl working in Los Angeles. Washington said the book felt “like every moment is earned and inevitable. It’s one I recommend when someone asks me what they should read next.”

Interior Chinatown

The winner of the 2020 National Book Award, this satire does not disappoint. It’s one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. It’s witty, yet daringly moving as it traces Wills Wu’s journey through Chinatown and his own identity.

The City We Became

The only fantasy book on this list, and therefore the only one that can actually help you escape reality in the strictest sense of it, The City We Became traces multiple stories through New York. Read just one chapter, and you’ll be hooked.

Hidden Valley Road

I haven’t read a more gripping book in a long time. Kolker traces the lives of the Galvin family, a family of twelve. Six of the boys were diagnosed with schizophrenia. It reads like a tragedy because it is one.

If you’re a Shakespeare fan, this one’s for you. Since Shakespeare’s son Hamnet died a few years before he wrote “Hamlet,” O’Farrell wonders if this is how the famous play was born. It’s an excellent story of turning something horrible into something beautiful and everlasting.

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The Differences Between the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite, Explained

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While there’s nothing like reading a real, tangible book, the experience of reading on a Kindle is probably second-best. It’s portable, lightweight, and lets you carry around infinitely more reading material than you could with physical books. There isn’t just one type of Kindle, though. There’s a whole line of e-readers that lend themselves to different kinds of bibliophiles. We’re taking a look at the (subtle) differences between the two most popular models, the Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite, to help you make an informed decision when you invest in an e-reader.
Regardless of which version you go with, you get access to millions of titles, especially with the addition of Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading, which is basically Amazon’s version of a library with free access to thousands of books.
Kindle

The classic, “bare bones” Kindle isn’t so stripped down anymore. While the base Kindle has been around for years, there have been some updates to it that make it more than just a place to read. 

All-new Kindle

You can highlight passages, look up definitions, and adjust the font size for a completely personalized reading experience. It has 4GB of storage for magazines, audiobooks, and yes, regular books too. The battery will last you weeks on a full charge and you can even pair Bluetooth headphones to the device for listening to Audible on-the-go. It comes in both black and white. It’s priced at $90.
The Kindle is glare-free, thanks to its 167 ppi display. (Ppi is shorthand for “pixels per inch”. The higher the ppi, the better quality the display.) This  is really the biggest advantage of reading on a Kindle over something like an iPad. While the iPad is more of a tablet than an e-reader, the Kindle can be easily read in direct sunlight, unlike the iPad. As of April 2019, the Kindle also has an adjustable front light, which makes it even more ideal for reading outside or at night. There are also rumblings that a new version of the classic Kindle is coming out in 2021.
If you’re new to the game of e-readers and want the ability to bring more than one book with you while on-the-go, this is for you. Because of the front light, you can read no matter where you are, and the small storage capacity helps keep the price down. 
Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is as if the Kindle went through puberty. It’s thinner, lighter, and more robust than the Kindle. It has a 300 ppi glare-free display (compared to the Kindle’s 167) and it has a flush front design, so no dust or sand will get caught in the ledge between the screen and the bezel.

Kindle Paperwhite

The biggest advantage of the Kindle Paperwhite is that it’s now waterproof. Before, you had to get yourself an impressive waterproof case, wrap it in a ziploc bag, or just hope for the best if you took it near water. Why does this matter? One of the biggest use cases of the Kindle is reading by the pool or on the beach, so a waterproof device is basically a necessity for a stress-free reading experience. Storage on the Kindle Paperwhite is double that of the Kindle, with 8GB as the base size and going up to 32GB to hold every piece of media you could possibly consume. It also has the ability to pair with Bluetooth headphones to listen to Audible wherever you are. And you get all the customizations and access to Kindle ebooks as you would on the base Kindle.
The price of the Kindle Paperwhite starts at $130  for the 8GB and goes up to $160 for the 32GB. You can get it in the classic black or the new Twilight Blue, which is more teal than twilight, but maybe that’s just me.
The Kindle Paperwhite is for avid readers that want to bring along their material no matter their trip. Because it’s waterproof, it’s perfect for those of us that just can’t seem to put down our books before hitting the beach, laying by the pool, or taking a relaxing bath.
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The Best Compression Socks for a Healthier Lifestyle, From Amazon Picks to Up-and-Comers

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You may have heard of compression socks, whether from your travel-happy friends or fitness-obsessed coworkers, but you may not know what they actually do. Compression socks can help with blood circulation, reduce swelling, and decrease your risk of blood clots, no matter the activity. That means that those of us who work on our feet all day, those stuck behind a desk, or those who are enjoying life in a recliner can wear compression socks to keep our bodies healthy. They’re especially great for long-haul flights to keep blood clots from forming while your legs are inactive and long-distance running to keep your legs from swelling. And while most compression socks are designed to just blend in, you can also get some pretty great options that have just as much personality as you do. 

OSTRICH PILLOW Bamboo Compression Socks

These compression socks are made from a blend of bamboo, recycled polyester and other fibers to create a unique weave that maintains a gradual compression. They’re great to wear for working out or traveling, but I love them for sitting at my desk while working from home. They keep my feet and ankles happy and even have an extra cushioned sole and reinforced heel.

Comrad Compression Socks

Add a little ombre to your sock drawer with these compression socks. These sleek black-to-white dip-dyed socks are soft and supportive. They have anti-microbial technology that helps keep odor-causing bacteria from forming and moisture-wicking abilities.

Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks

These durable compression socks provide comfort and support without being bulky. The stitches are strategically placed so there’s no risk of rubbing or ripping. The lycra fabric is stretchy and smooth to wear them on planes or on your next hike with ease. You can choose from a handful of different colors, from bright blue to black and white. 

Bombas Women’s Compression Socks

Did you know that Bombas made compression socks? The brand behind some of the best-selling socks on the market crafted a well-designed sock for us all. Made from a specially-spun yarn and extra-long-staple cotton, the socks keep Bombas’ honeycomb arch support system for even more reinforcement.

Charmking Compression Socks

You can’t go wrong with a pair of compression socks that are as unique as you. These striped socks are made from a blend of nylon, polyester, and elastane for a soft but supportive construction. This pack comes with three pairs, all in different colors (or even patterns if you want to branch out from the stripes).

Sooverki 3/5 Pairs Compression Socks

If you’re not on a long-haul flight or marathon training, opt for a compression sock that wears like a regular sock. These ankle-height socks are designed to work with any type of shoe and any kind of activity. Choose from black or white for a classic, everyday look or go bright and bold with a multipack of neon-colored pairs.

Double Couple Compression Socks

Now, these compression socks have some personality. These feature renderings of some of the most famous works of art out there. There’s the Mona Lisa, The Kiss, The Scream, and Starry Night. Wear these with shorts while on a jog and show off how cultured you really are.

Dickies Men’s Light Comfort Compression Over-The-Calf Socks

Made with moisture-control fabric and graduated compression, this pair from Dickie’s will be your go-to. They even have a reinforced toe cap for those who wear steel-toe boots to work to keep your feet protected. The full-cushioned footbed ain’t half bad either when you’re spending the whole day standing.

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You Can Shop Small on Amazon With These Unique Gifts That’ll Arrive Before The Holidays

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Shopping for gifts that also feel personal can be tricky — and oftentimes, exhausting. Finding that perfect, personalized gift can take hours of searching. Thankfully for you, Amazon has a small business selection that’s perfect for gifting the exact thing to that very particular person. We’ve sifted through and picked out some of our favorites.

Wacaco Minipresso GR

This is one of my favorite coffee gadgets. It’s a mini espresso machine that uses piston power to generate pressure for a perfect espresso. All you do is load it with coffee grounds and hot water, press a button a few times, and enjoy great tasting coffee.

Tea Forte Tea Tasting Assortment

Tea is always a gift I’m happy to receive and a taster set is a great way to go if you know they like tea, but aren’t sure what kind of tea they like. Not only is this a beautiful set, it comes with plenty of variety so they can pick and choose their favorites to order next time.

Bee’s Wrap

For the environmentalist in your life, or the meal prepper, these are some of our favorite ways to store food without wasting anything. Each comes with three reusable wraps that they’ll use over and over again. They’ll never buy plastic wrap again.

Personalized Men’s Wallet

A wallet is always a memorable gift, and even better, you can get it personalized. Personalization on Amazon? You bet. Not only is this a great gift, it’s also easy for you, too.

BLK & Bold Coffee

For the coffee lover in your life, gift them a bag (or two) of these fair trade beans. BLK & Bold contributes 5% of profits to supporting at-risk youth both locally and nationally, as well.

Fellow Corvo EKG Electric Kettle

Fellow makes some excellent coffee products and this is one of our favorite kettles. The kettle is beautiful and can heat to a very precise temperature, so they can enjoy their beverages just how they like them.

Karma Lit First Snow Candle

You can’t go wrong with a candle, especially when it’s scented like something everyone loves: first snow. Handpoured, these candles are sure to be a hit, no matter who you gift it to.

Organic Owl Tea Towel

These tea towels will boost your giftee’s home decor no question. Each is screen printed and becomes softer and softer with each wash. They are perfect for draping over their oven or lining their breadbasket.

Personalized Grill Tool Set

The best way to thank your home cook is with a grill set. And make it personalized. This might just encourage them to fire it up more often, which really makes this a gift for yourself, too.

Tribe Resistance Bands

If they’re looking to upgrade their home gym, gift them a set of resistance bands. This is kind of like an all-in-one home gym—there’s no limit to the amount of exercise they’ll be able to do with these.

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For those looking for a more customized solution, you can upload your own self-hosted videos using the nifty Video Post Format right from within your dashboard. Each video will be fully responsive and look great on any device! Simply create a post like you always would, select Video in the format box, then enter the destination of your video file …

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In this gallery post format, you can include a grouping of images to share with your visitors or customers. In addition you can type any text you want to show up below or leave this area blank to just show the images. You can even use the arrows to browse through the images without having to click through to the …

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Scouted Picks: Our Favorite Pillows for Any Sleeper

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Pillows are pretty subjective, but we at Scouted test a lot and want to give you our creme de la creme of favorite ones to rest our head. We rounded up all of the pillows we’ve recommended to you in one place, so you can choose which one is right for you.Original Casper PillowAlready a big fan of my ultra-comfortable Casper mattress, I decided to test out the brand’s Original Casper Pillow after too many groggy mornings in the office and too many IcyHot applications. While the price tag on the pillow can appear steep, I have since learned that beauty sleep is priceless.  What sets The Original Casper Pillow apart is its unique design. When you unzip the tube-packaged pillow, you will find another hidden inner pillow layer. This innovative “pillow-in-pillow” construction delivers the best of both worlds to satisfy any sleeper’s taste, combining the feel of both a down pillow and a memory foam pillow. The inner pillow is supportive and firm, while the outer pillow adds a soft touch of fluff. – Emily TorresPlixio Shredded Memory Foam Bed PillowsA good night’s sleep is dependent on so many elements: the right mattress, room temperature and absence of light are all important, but one thing has really revolutionized my sleep –

The Most Magical Valentine's Day Gifts for Any Significant Other

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly and put something special under the tree for your partner. Yes, it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to show that special someone how much you care. However, finding the ideal gift to make their heart melt can be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve got some inspiration for you. Let’s unwrap nine of the most thoughtful gift ideas for your partner.

Bee Relaxation Gift Box

Treat your honey to something special! Boasting a ‘beeutiful’ mug, two honey sticks, three varieties of Pop Pops loose leaf tea, a lavender vanilla soy candle, a matchbox, and two lemon or orange packets of milk chocolate shaped bees, there’s so much to love. The box comes with a personalizable postcard and 5% of the proceeds go to the National Wildlife Federation for Bee Conservation.

Personalized Whiskey Decanter Set

Does your dearest love a dram? The personalized whiskey decanter set is the epitome of sophistication. Engraved with either the name or initials of your significant other, the bespoke gift also comes with a square glass topper to boot. Select either the decanter on its own or include matching glasses.

Mulberry Silk Eyemask

Looking for something dreamy? Give your significant other the gift of relaxation with the Mulberry Silk Eyemask. Cool to the touch with breathable silk fabric, this one adds a hint of luxury to anyone’s sleep routine. The nighttime accessory is perfect for every slumber and comes with a soft elastic band. Choose from five colors; Ivory, Dove Grey, Carbon, Blush, or the ever-whimsical Celestial design.

Essential Garden Tote and Tools

Let your love blossom! For the green-fingered partner, finding the right gift is simple. Gardening surged in popularity in 2020 as a result of us all spending more time at home. The bundle includes a cute and sturdy tote with navy blue interior, two trowels, and a garden cultivator.

Personalized Song Lyric Art

For some, music is a hobby. For others, it’s a lifestyle. If your significant other falls firmly into the latter category, get them a gift laden with meaning. Simply choose their favorite song, select a lyric, and have a customized design made for them. With a variety of sizes, paper colors, and foil colors to choose from, you can make this quirky gift entirely unique.

Thoughtful Gifts For Mom: Presents That Will Make Her Feel Special This Holiday Season

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This year, treat your mom to something great. She deserves it. The time for holiday gift giving is nigh! And it’s hard. Gifting is filled with contradictions: the pressure to pick something familiar. And unique. Budget friendly. And luxurious. Some serious sleuthing produced this list of the best gifts for mom–gifts she’ll use and legitimately love– at every price point. Let the shopping commence!Mom’s are busy people, especially these days with at-home schooling or working from their living rooms. That means they probably don’t have time to enjoy a full cup of coffee before it gets cold. The Ember mug is programmed to keep drinks at the perfect temperature for hours and hours, so they can sip at their own speed.The Essential Apron Not all aprons need to be boring and flimsy. The Hedley & Bennett is a favorite of Scouted Staff Writer Dan Modlin, but it’s also a favorite of restaurant chefs and at-home cooks alike. It’s sturdy, comfortable, and the patterns like polka dot, paisley, and tie dye make it the perfect gift for your favorite mom chef.100% Washable Silk Tank & Pants Pajama SetThis set of washable silk pajamas is the best way to give your mom the gift of luxury without the hassle. Unlike normal silk that needs to be dry cleaned, this set can easily be machine washed.VacuVin wine SaverIf your mom is a wine lover, this is the perfect gadget to pair with her favorite bottle of vino. Simple pop this onto an open bottle and it helps seal it better than shoving the cork back in and hoping for the best.The Digestif CandleSpecifically designed for burning during or after cooking, this candle from the makers of our favorite olive oil, Brightland, is one you can leave out. It’s beautifully designed and mixes scents of neroli, vetiver, and black pepper.Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager: Everyone could use a massage and no one more than moms. This massager is my personal favorite because of the rotating nodes and heat. Plus, the arm bands allow mom to control just how much pressure she needs.Cozy Cotton Silk Waffle HenleyThis cozy sweater is made from a blend of silk, cotton, and nylon, which means it’s incredibly soft and luxurious but also machine-washable. It’ll be something mom can throw on in the morning or cozy up under a blanket at night.NEST Fragrances Pura Smart Home Fragrance DiffuserUnlike Nest’s traditional scent offerings, the Pura Smart Diffuser is all about convenience. Using the app, you can schedule when you want the diffuser to start and even switch between two different scents with the touch of a button on your phone.WalkingPad C1 Foldable TreadmillWhat is it with moms and their love of walking? Every summer, I spend a week at the Jersey shore and each morning I walk two miles with my mom. This foldable treadmill will help her get her steps in when the weather isn’t cooperating and it’s incredibly easy to hide away when she’s not using it.Le Creuset Craft Series Utensil SetEveryone has those overflowing containers of mismatched cooking utensils. Give your mom the gift of a beautiful kitchen aesthetic with this Le Creuset set. It comes with three different rubber spatula plus a basting brush.Japanese Handmade House ShoesIt’s customary in Japan to remove your shoes when entering someone’s home and replace them with house slippers. These soft, comfortable slippers are great for mom to wear in the morning or after a work day. They’re machine-washable, travel-friendly and fully reversible.Lemon and Lime Citrus TreesMoms that love to cook usually have all the tools already at their disposal. Instead of gifting her knives or an appliance, why not something a little bit more unique, but still functional? Choose between a Meyer lemon tree or a Persian lime tree, both of which are easy indoor growers.Zojirushi Stainless Steel MugPair this double-walled, vacuum-sealed mug with some specialty coffee or tea and you’ve got a simple gift that will make her happy every day. Plus, she’ll think about you every time she puts her morning coffee inside the stainless steel bottle. It’s a win-win for you.Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find deals from Macy’s, Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Shop These Best-Selling Candles on Amazon Because I Promise You Can Never Have Too Many

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I have to admit that I may own too many candles. Do I need an intervention? Who’s to say?! There’s always one burning in at least one room in my apartment and I just feel like they make everything better. Candles also make great gifts for practically anyone at any time of year. They can instantly change how someone feels (aromatherapy is a real thing!). If you want to add to your collection or need a last-minute gift idea, we’ve rounded up some top-tier candles that you can grab from Amazon.Seda France Japanese Quince CandleI gifted this candle to one of my best friends last year and she loved it. The beautiful etching on the glass and unique packaging were a sight to behold, but the scent itself is bold and long-lasting. It’s a mix of rhubarb, passion fruit, and peach plus white jasmine petals for a bright, floral, sweet note.Benevolence LA Premium Wild Lavender Scented CandleBenevolence LA makes some of the best candles you can get on Amazon, with most having 4+ star ratings and over 1,000 reviews. This wild lavender scent is a favorite of mine, but the entire collection is full of fantastic fragrances. Each candle also donates to Zoe International, an organization that helps stop human trafficking.Craft & Kin Candles Premium ‘Wood’ Scented CandleMade from 100% natural soy wax, you can fill your home with the scent of fresh flowers or linen in no time. It’s made with essential oils to keep the scent lingering all day.LA JOLIE MUSE Fresh Apple Scented CandleDespite the name, this candle isn’t just the smell of apple. It has bergamot, lemon, pineapple, peach, plus hints of rosemary, geranium, musk, amber, and sandalwood for a perfectly cozy scent.Aromascape 2-Wick Scented Jar CandleThere’s a reason that lavender is in so many aromatherapy things — it’s incredibly soothing. This clear glass candle has two wicks and can burn for up to 80 hours. Lulu Candles Fresh LinenThis soy candle smells of fresh linen, a scent that can immediately make a home smell bright and clean. It’s vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. Mrs. Meyers Scented Basil Soy CandleYes, they sell these in every grocery store and convenience corner store on the planet, but they’re damn good. My personal favorite is Basil, but you should keep an eye out for the seasonal ones, as well.Lulu Candles Jasmine, Oud & Sandal Wood CandleIf you want a super unique scent, go for this one. It’s made with jasmine, oud, and sandalwood, which will give your home an earthy scent. Nest Fragrances Bamboo CandleI’ve said this before, but Nest just makes crazy good candles. Bamboo is crisp but not too summery, so you can really have it burning all year long. It makes a great bathroom scent because it smells, well, clean. Don’t want to have an open flame? Grab their smart oil diffuser.Capri Blue Volcano CandleWhen you step foot into an Anthropologie and enjoy the smell, you’re wafting in the scent of a Capri Blue Volcano candle (or the candles because they have a ton). This bad boy will make your home smell juicy and crisp, thanks to scents of tropical fruits, lemons, limes, and oranges, without even being lit.Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find deals from Wayfair, Target, Kohls, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

The Essential OXO Items Your Kitchen Needs and You Can Get on Amazon

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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/AmazonWe’ve all been spending more time in the kitchen recently, and at this point, it’s kind of getting annoying. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy cooking, but I’m always looking for things to improve the experience. With that being said, I don’t want too many things lying around. If you’ve gone onto Amazon and looked for a kitchen gadget, you’ve probably ordered one from OXO without even realizing it. The brand has some of the best-selling and top-rated kitchen products out there and for good reason: they look and work great. Now’s an excellent time to give your kitchen gadget collection an overhaul, and there’s no better place to start than with these essential OXO items. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals.  If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.Read more at The Daily Beast.

These Noise-Canceling Headphones Will Drown Out Everything You Don't Want to Hear So You Can Get Work Done

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UnsplashIf I had to pick one thing that has been most helpful in getting me through this Work From Home daydream, I can say with ease that it has been my pair of noise cancelling headphones. Not only do they allow me to listen in on Zoom meetings and phone calls without any disturbance, they also allow me to isolate myself from the rest of the household, which as time goes on, has proved increasingly important  (and difficult). We’ve rounded up some of the best noise cancelling headphones, so you can work, or school from home, in peace. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Curious about a specific product? Let us know! Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find great deals from your favorite brands. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.

The Best Wool and Cashmere Scarves to Keep You Warm and Toasty

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If there’s one thing that screams the changing of seasons, it’s a scarf. But not just any ol’ scarf that is lightweight or fashionable. I’m talking a big honkin’ wool scarf, one that makes your hair static-y but keeps you nice and toasty. I have a collection of them and I feel that everyone should have one on hand for days when the wind just wants to rip your face off. Here’s a list of some top-selling options from around the web.

Soft Cashmere 100% Cashmere Scarf

This large, soft scarf is 100% cashmere and comes in almost 30 different colors. Use it as a scarf, unfold it for a shawl or cover up, or even bring it to the office as a blanket if it gets too cold. It’s also tagless so you’re not left wondering what’s itching the back of your neck every time you wear it.

Mongolian Cashmere Scarf

Made out of 100% Grade A Mongolian cashmere, this scarf is pure cashmere for less from one of our favorite brands. It comes in six different colors so you can easily match it with anything else you’ve got on, too.

Two-Tone Baby Alpaca Scarf

This two-tone scarf is made from baby alpaca wool and hales from Peru. The ends are finished with tassels to give you that classic scarf feel. It comes in a pink/white colorway or a black/grey colorway, so you can wear this scarf with practically any outfit.

Heattech Scarf

Uniqlo’s Heattech is one of our favorite ways to stave off the cold, and this scarf is right up there with the best of them. It comes in a variety of neutral colors, and is made out of the same Heattech thread as our favorite leggings and base layers.

Rosemarie Collections 100% Cashmere Winter Scarf

This Scotland-made scarf comes in a multitude of colors and patterns. The Navy Ombre is simple and chic — or opt for the classic Red Buffalo Check. Each is 100% cashmere and 65” long for optimum warmth and coziness.

The Cashmere Scarf

This is a luxurious scarf without the luxury price. Made from 100% cashmere, it’s a scarf you’ll want to wrap yourself in every day. It comes in four different neutral tones: Heather Grey, Navy, Black, and Logan (a sage green).

Pendleton Men’s Whisperwool Muffler Scarf

Pendleton is a classic brand and this is a classic scarf. It’s made from 100% wool and comes in a handful of different plaids to pair with any outfit. You won’t get caught out in the cold with this one. It may look lightweight, but the wool will keep your face and neck nice and toasty warm.

Interwoven Checked Wool Scarf

If you’re looking for a more lightweight option, this is for you. Made from lightweight wool, it’s slightly sheer so you can easily wear it now or in the spring, too. The soft, fringed edges add a more casual feel, as well.

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We Tried Some of the Most Popular Meal Kit Services—This Is What They Don’t Tell You

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As we shut ourselves in our homes last year, we had to figure out a better way to eat. In the suburbs, it was about raiding supermarkets and meal prepping, while in cities, more and more people looked for a better way to cook. When restaurants closed and take out meant putting people’s lives at risk, meal kit delivery became a respite for those that wanted to cook their own meals, but from the comfort (and safety) of their own home.Meal kits, like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, are nothing new. They’ve been an alternative to grocery shopping or ordering take out for years now. Many more have launched in the hopes of finding new and better ways to get people cooking and enjoying meals that satisfy their tastes (and habits). There was a large study that found some companies saw that in the first three months of 2021, there was a 74.2% increase of active users. And there’s a lot of data suggesting that these numbers are sustainable.While most meal kit services remain similar to each other, there are some noticeable differences between what they offer, the types of food they specialize in, and the pricing models. We took a look at some of the most popular meal kits to help you decide which would work best for you and your habits. Price: $40-$119 per week: HomeChef’s gold star attribute is its flexibility. Each week, choose from 15 different two-serving meals, a six-serving slow cooker meal, and two no-cook salads. Among the standard meals are elevated choices from the “Culinary Collection,” oven-ready meals where a disposable baking dish is provided, and ready in 15 minutes. Within most recipes, you have the option to swap the protein, making this a perfect box for picky eaters. There’s a minimum of four servings per box, but you can add or remove recipes from week to week without adjusting your account. Additionally, HomeChef experiments with bonus add-ons like smoothie packs, Butcher Box-esque protein packs, lunches, or holiday selections (think Superbowl apps or Thanksgiving sides). If choice and customization has been keeping you from trying a meal-prep box, consider HomeChef. Price: $58-$150 per week: What helps RealEats stand apart from other meal kit services is that everything — all the portioning, all the seasoning, and (almost) all of the cooking — is done for you. All you need to do is pop the vacuum-sealed bags into a pot of boiling water for 3-6 minutes each, depending on the contents. It sort of borrows from sous-vide style cooking, but takes way less time because you’re really just warming everything up instead of cooking it. The menu is expansive and you can choose up to 12 meals in a week. The only downside is that, unlike other kits, these are single-portion meals are. But, they’re basically stress-free and are a healthier option, too. (Each meal comes with nutrition facts about what’s inside.) Plus, the meal per person approach means you and your partner (or whomever you’re dining with) don’t have to eat the same thing. If you want great food, cooked for you by a professional chef that you really can’t mess up, this is for you. HelloFreshPrice: $69-$129 per week: What’s the most interesting about Hello Fresh is the packaging. Unlike other meal subscriptions I’ve used, Hello Fresh puts everything into one bag. In other kits, the protein is usually separated from the other ingredients and sometimes the ingredients themselves are packed completely separate. That means that once you open your box, you spend time separating and putting the ingredients together. HelloFresh’s approach is a small, but appreciated upgrade. The meals themselves tended to be easy to cook, albeit a little boring. This is the subscription I would recommend for people who want to stay healthy and also may not have the most adventurous palettes. Price $46-102: Convenience is what you get when you pick Freshly. “They have a rotating menu of 30 options that includes meals like pulled pork, chicken tikka masala, sausage baked penne, and plenty more. They cook the meals and deliver them to you, and then you just pop them in the microwave to heat them up when you’re ready. Think of them as a TV dinner, just healthy, and shockingly, gluten free. That’s right. I didn’t even realize they were gluten-free until I went back and looked at their website. What’s great about Freshly, too, is that you can cancel or skip a week at any time, so it’s really easy to adjust your subscription based on your schedule.” Blue ApronPrice: $60-$140 per week: The recipes are bold and fun to make, like ramen and lettuce cups. You can only pick a certain combination of meals each week, which can be difficult if you like more than your allotted meals. The brand also replaces out-of-season ingredients so you can still make recipes even if certain ingredients would be expensive to get. While I appreciated that the cost was kept down by not seeking out-of-season ingredients, sometimes the ingredients that were the linchpin of the recipe were replaced with something pretty different (ie. green peppers instead of an Anaheim pepper). Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Curious about a specific product? Let us know! Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find great deals from your favorite brands. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

From Coffee to Seltzer, Add CBD to Your Drinking Habits With These 5 Options

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At this point, I’ve tried a multitude of CBD products but the ones I come back to always are the drinks. I’m constantly trying all the brands I can find that the bodega by my apartment stocks to try and find the ones that I like the best, from seltzer to teas to coffee. Because CBD has taken the mainstream by storm, many of these brands are now available to be bought online, so no matter where you are, you can try your own. Here are some CBD drinks to try for yourself that you can get shipped right to your door.Recess Sparkling Drink 6-packYou can get Recess at most corner stores and bodegas these days, and for good reason. It’s delicious, bubbly, and comes in so many different flavors. My personal favorite is the Pomegranate Hibiscus, but new flavors like Blood Orange and Blackberry Chai are just as intriguing.Relax ShotA favorite of Scouted Contributor Steven John, these shots are his answer to sleeping well and relaxing. “Within a few minutes of quaffing a little blue can of Relax Shot,” he says, “I find myself feeling less hurried, better able to focus on a single task, and overall chilled out.”Sweet Reason Grapefruit Sparkling Water (6-Pack)This is one of the brands that I’ve tried from my bodega and the grapefruit is my favorite. With 7 mg of CBD, it’s just the right amount to take the edge off. It’s tangy and bubbly and flavorful, basically everything you want from a good seltzer.CBD Energy Shot (12-Pack)Sunday Scaries’ newest product is an energy shot with a CBD chaser. It’s packed with vitamin B12, vitamin B6, green coffee beans, taurine, ginseng, and, of course, CBD. If you’re not a coffee fan, get your energy elsewhere.Proper Hemp Co CBD Infused Coffee Beans By DomaProper Hemp Co. and Doma Coffee Roasting Company teamed up to create a CBD-infused coffee that gives your morning cup of joe a dose of 15mg of CBD. Keep a level head and get the caffeine jolt you need at the same time.Reset For Balance TeaIf you’re more of a tea drinker, this non-caffeinated tea is a blend of hemp buds, chamomile, peppermint, ginger, and licorice, plus cinnamon bark, blackberry leaves, rose, and marigold.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

The Best Women’s Leggings for Any Occasion from Amazon, Everlane, and Lululemon

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At this point in the season, it’s pretty hard to get dressed.  Whether it’s outfit fatigue from wearing the only things that won’t make you into a walking sauna in the heat or just actual fatigue, we’ve just about had it with putting effort into our clothing. That’s where leggings come into play. Leggings (good ones at least) are comfortable and breathable and are easily paired with your billowy-est top to increase airflow. We’ve rounded up some of the best-selling and best-reviewed options on Amazon so you don’t have to exert yourself too much in this heat. Ultra-Soft Performance LeggingsWhen it comes to basics, you really can’t go wrong with Quince. These leggings are soft, completely opaque (Squat Test approved!) and only feature a handful of seams, to keep from any unnecessary chafing. They don’t have big pockets like some others out there, but you can easily wear them to run errands or to be comfy indoors. Aerie OFFLINE LeggingThese “buttery-soft” leggings from Aerie are another reason to break up with traditional activewear brands. Scouted Contributor Julia Gomez Kramer says that these OFFLINE leggings are “my go-to for hiking, running errands, binge-watching shows, or even long train, car, or plane rides.” Scouted Contributor Jessica Booth also loves the OFFLINE leggings, saying they “never feel like they’re digging in or cutting off your ability to breathe.” 90 Degree By Reflex Womens Power Flex Yoga PantsScouted Contributor Maria Cassano says that there’s nothing like these leggings, not even Lululemon’s best-selling option. “Even though it feels delicate, these have gone through dozens of washes without any pilling whatsoever, and the lightweight, breathable material is still somehow compressing and sculpting. (In other words, my legs look good.)” Leggings Depot High Waisted LeggingsIf you’re looking for comfortable leggings that aren’t geared towards working out, these are it. They’re made from a brushed polyester and spandex blend for all-day comfort and come in 45 different colors. HUE Women’s Cotton Ultra Legging with Wide WaistbandThese classic leggings come in all the basic neutral colors you could need in your wardrobe. They also come in sizes ranging from X-Small to 3X and feature a wide, high waistband for comfort and support. The Perform LeggingsThis is Everlane’s first foray into athleisure and it’s damn good. They’re seamless on the outside and incredibly soft. They’re made to work for both working out and for everyday wear. Pair them with a sports bra or a blazer for maximum comfort. Align PantsIf you want your leggings to pull double duty, Scouted Contributor Sarah Firshein swears by the Lululemon Align pant for hanging out and for flying. As she says, “They allow you to do what Seinfeld once deemed impossible: compete in normal society while wearing (what feel like) sweatpants.” Core 10 Women’s ‘Build Your Own’ Yoga PantAmazon’s in-house brand Core 10 makes some pretty great workout gear and these leggings are at the top. You can choose your waist style, length, and color so that you’re getting a leg that works for you and your body. ODODOS High Waist Out Pocket Yoga LeggingsThese leggings have almost 9,000 reviews, so you’re getting a pair that a lot of people like. These come with 4-way stretch and a slim pocket for your phone. The high-waist means there’s no rolling of the fabric no matter what activity you’re doing. adidas 3-Stripes LeggingsIf you want a pair of leggings you could easily wear as pants, the three-stripe classics from adidas are where it’s at. They come in a multitude of colors and are made from an easy-to-wear cotton/elastane combo. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find activewear deals from Nike, adidas, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Shop the Best Amazon Prime Day Tech Deals

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Prime Day is finally here! If you’re looking to upgrade your tech, you’ve come to the right place, as this is where all of the best deals on tech—from TVs to cameras, vacuums and plenty more, will go up the second we catch a whiff of them. Amazon Devices Amazon Fire TV Stick, 50% OffAmazon Kindle, 32% OffAmazon Kindle Paperwhite, 34% OffAmazon Kindle Oasis, 27% OffFire HD 10 Tablet, 37% OffFire TV Cube, 33% Off Headphones/Audio Bose Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones, 43% OffBose Soundlink Revolve, 40% OffJabra Elite 85h Noise Cancelling Headphones, 22% OffJBL Portable Bluetooth Speaker, 31% offSony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones, 29% OffVizio Elevate Sound Bar, 30% Offeufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid, 42% Offeufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11s, 43% OffiRobot Roomba i6+, 38% OffSave up to 35% on Bissell Floorcare ProductsInsignia 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV, 13% OffSony X900H 85-inch 4K TV, 31% OffScouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

The Best Prime Day Home Goods Deals Going on Right Now

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Amazon Prime Day is a two-day menagerie of deals on everything from clothing to mattresses to Instant Pots. It’s your chance to get yourself that thing you’ve been eyeing all year at a pretty hefty discount. This is where we’re rounding up the best deals on home goods, including bedding, mattresses, and more, will go up the second we know about them. And, as always, you can’t shop Prime Day if you don’t have a Prime membership, so sign up for a free trial right now.Coop Home Goods Pillow, 20% OffMarpac Yogasleep Dohm White Noise Machine, 30% OffPhilips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500, 44% OffScore up to 50% off powered toothbrushes and whitening kits from Oral-B, Crest, and moreUp to 44% off S’well Bottles and ContainersUp to 40% off Contigo Water BottlesYankee Candle Candles, up to 69% offZinus Mattresses and Bed Frames, up to 73% offScouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Prime Day Gives You Up to 40% Off Under Armour Clothing, Shoes, and More

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There’s so much to enjoy about Under Armour’s dedication to making great athleticwear, especially when it’s on sale for Prime Day. Choose from dozens of items for both men and women and add some new shoes or sweatpants to your collection to keep you moving.Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

A Comprehensive Guide to All the Best Prime Day Deals

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No, you’re not reading this wrong: Amazon Prime Day is almost here. We now know that Prime Day will run from Monday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 22 this year. To get ready, we recommend you do a few things: check out our comprehensive guide, sign up to become a Prime Member, and bookmark this page. It’s where we’ll be putting all of the best deals that are live during the hectic two days, so you can get exactly what you want, easy peasy. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Yes, Amazon Prime Day Deals Means Deals on Its Own Devices. Here are the Best Ones.

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Prime Day is almost here. We now know that Prime Day will run from Monday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 22 this year. To prepare, be sure to check out this handy guide we put together. And check out these early deals on Amazon devices while you’re at it. Amazon Echo Buds, 33% OffAmazon Fire Stick TV, 20% OffAmazon Halo, 30% OffAmazon Smart Plug, 40% OffAudible Membership, 53% OffEcho Show 5, 25% OffGet 4 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited for freeInsignia 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV, 13% OffSave $40 on 2 Echo DotsScouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Shop the Best Independence Day Deals

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It’s the 4th of July, which means a ton of retailers are having a sale on everything you could possibly need. We’re rounding up some of the best so you can bookmark this page and come back when your boss isn’t looking at your screen. It’s a free-for-all of discounts, from everything you need for a home makeover to solid wardrobe upgrades, so it wouldn’t hurt to take a look.Aerie: All swimsuits are 60% off this weekend.Adidas: Take 30% off sitewide with the code JULY.Athleta: Not only is it 20% off all shorts and bras, but there’s an extra 20% off sale styles.Backcountry: The outdoors retailer is taking up to 50% off this weekend.Eddie Bauer: Slice 50% off your entire purchase.Levi’s: Take 40% off sale styles with the code EXTRA40Nordstrom: Save up to 60% on select designer items at Nordstrom this weekend.Paravel: 15% off all orders of $100 or more with code TAKEOFF15.Universal Standard: Grab a bundle of up to four dresses and save up to $140.Brooklinen: Take 15% off sitewide during the brand’s Summer Savings Event.Burrow: The brand is taking up to $600 off furniture purchases up to $4,000My Sheets Rock: Take 15% off the brand’s luxury bamboo sheets with code SUMMER.OstrichPillow: These travel-ready pillows are even better when they’re up to 25% off.Misen: The DTC cookware brand is taking 20% off sitewide this weekend. MATTRESSES Bear: Use code CHILL for 25% off sitewide, plus receive a free Gift Set with mattress purchase.Birch: Take $200 off Birch Mattress and get 2 free Eco-Rest Pillows with the code JULY4200.Casper: The OG bed-in-a-box brand is taking 15% off mattresses and 10% off everything else.Helix: Just use the code JULY4100 to receive $100 off one of the best mattresses out there.Nest Bedding: Take 20% off select mattresses and 10% off all other products, no code needed.Purple: Save $350 on a mattress from Purple.Tuft & Needle: The brand is taking 20% off sitewide, including mattresses, bedding, and more.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Mosquitos (Literally) Suck. Keep Them Off Your Lawn With These Seven Gadgets from Amazon.

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I’d like to pose an honest question: If mosquitos just stopped existing, would the world be better off? I think so! And if we’re truly being honest, there’s a truly carnal satisfaction one gets from killing off mosquitos. That’s why mosquito-repelling gadgets are an integral part of planning to spend your days and nights outside. From the old-fashioned bug zapper to the simple-but-effective citronella candles, here’s a list of five ways to keep your backyard bug-free and your skin a whole lot less itchy.Best Overall: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent LanternBest Candle: Laluztop Citronella CandlesMost Preventative: Mosquito DunksBest Zapper: DynaTrap Insect TrapBest Non-Killing Option: Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Best Overall: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent LanternThis lantern is the perfect option to keep on a table while dining al fresco. It’s silent, scent-free, and doesn’t contain any DEET. It’ll provide up to 15 feet of protection without worry and will even give a nice glow for a hint of ambient lighting.Best Feature: This creates a zone for you to hang out in, free of pesky bugs, without you having to lift a finger. Best Candles: Laluztop Citronella CandlesThese tabletop citronella candles look great and are made from natural, biodegradable soy wax. The tins are also super versatile, so after you burn down the candle completely, you can easily use them for decoration or storage.Best Feature: Citronella candles are usually pretty hideous, but these will blend in with your decor and keep mosquitoes away. Most Preventative: Mosquito DunksSometimes the best way to get rid of mosquitos is to kill them before they happen. These dunks can go in any standing water and will kill larvae before they hatch, keeping your yard bug free. Best Feature: No toxic chemicals in here, this all natural solution is not only safe, it’s easy to use, too. Best Zapper: DynaTrap Insect TrapThis intense-looking lamp traps and kills quickly and quietly, no zapping or buzzing. It protects up to a half an acre and will be able to disrupt the breeding cycle so you’ll stay mosquito-free all summer.Best Feature: Not only does this simply look like a lantern, it does it’s job very discreetly. Best Non-Killing Option: Ultrasonic Pest Repeller This isn’t a mosquito killer, per se, but it does repel them. It creates a high pitched noise (safe for dogs and children) that will keep them from even wanting to come near you and your home. Now that’s pretty cool. Best Feature: If you literally wouldn’t hurt a fly, this is for you. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Never Settle For a Less Than Great Beach Towel With the 5 Best You Can Get on Amazon

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Beach towels can be almost as subjective as bathing suits, but what matters most is how well it’ll dry you off post-ocean. It’s always a good idea to have a stash of beach towels around if you plan on heading to a sandy destination because a regular old bath towel just won’t cut it. We’ve rounded up the best plush, soft beach towels you can get so you’re not caught without cover next beach day. Mini Stripe Beach TowelThis is a modern take on a Turkish beach owl, made from 100% Turkish cotton and adorned in knotted tassels. The front is a soft flat weave while the back is a soft terry, perfect for lounging and drying off. Sunny Stripe Beach TowelIf you want a towel that you can stretch out on, this is for you. It’s wider than a twin bed, which is about a foot wider than regular beach towels. It’s made from 100% long staple cotton so it’ll be soft and durable no matter what. Utopia Towels Cabana Stripe Beach Towels 4-PackWith a 4.1-star rating on over 1,300 reviews, this 4-pack of cabana-striped towels is made from 100% ring spun cotton and comes in sets of the same color (or you can get one with four different colors). Dock & Bay Microfiber TowelIf microfiber is the name of your beach game, look no further than these. They’re made to dry quicker than normal towels and resist sand. Plus, they come in over 30 patterns and colors. Clotho Turkish Bath and Beach Towel Set of 6Turkish towels are the black sheep of beach towels, but they’re the perfect option for anyone looking for a more lightweight option. They’re fast drying and great to lay on thanks to their soft cotton makeup. Laguna Beach Textile Co Oversize Plush Cabana TowelThis 100% plush cotton towel is thicker than your standard beach towel. It’s also a bit bigger, coming in at 70” x 35”. Want something a bit more interesting? Get the circular, fringed style. AmazonBasics Beach Towel, Pack of 2These classic oversized beach towels are part of the in-house AmazonBasics brand. They’re made in an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 factory, meaning the “textiles meet high safety and environmental standards.” Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Rumor Has It, Amazon Prime Day Is in June. Are You Prepared?

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With 2020 firmly in the rearview, Amazon is gearing up for Prime Day 2021, but when will it be? Last year, it switched from July (its usual timing) to October because of the pandemic but based on Amazon’s recent press release, they’re anticipating a Q2 Prime Day. That means we may be in for an end-of-June Prime Day. We’ve created this handy guide to make sure you’re prepared as well as some anticipated deals because while Amazon isn’t always predictable, the deals sometimes can be.Prime Day, In General:Prime Day started in 2015 (on a Wednesday) as 24 hours of discounts and has grown exponentially ever since. In previous years, Prime Day has occasionally spanned multiple days, with deals popping up at different times over the course of those days. Some were available until they sold out, and others were only available for a limited time, aka a Lightning Deal. Deals pop up all the time, so your best bet at getting a great deal on something you’re looking for is to check in as early as possible and keep coming back as the day goes on. We’ll be here to help cut through the crazy, but only you know what you’re willing to purchase.How to Prepare:GET YOUR PRIME MEMBERSHIP HERE >First and foremost, Prime Day is only reserved for Prime Members. A Prime Membership gets you access to free two-day shipping on select products, access to Amazon Music, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Plus, you can sign up for a free trial that will last you through Prime Day and then you can cancel it PPD (post-Prime Day) without having to pay the annual fee.APPLY FOR THE PRIME CREDIT CARD >If you want even more savings, you can sign up for the Amazon Prime Credit Card. This gets you an automatic 5% back on any purchase you make on Amazon, which can then be used towards future purchases. That means if you plan on shopping on Prime Day and also have a knack for finding your favorite things on the site, this may be a good option to get even more money back in your wallet. Other perks include a $70 credit upon approval, which will easily pay for some of your Prime Day purchases, 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on everything else.SIGN UP FOR THE SCOUTED NEWSLETTER >We’ll be divulging our favorite deals throughout the day and the Newsletter is a great way to find the best of the best. We’ll be sending a handful throughout the day, so you can stay on top of things.What Deals to Expect: Deals will be all over the place on Prime Day, but there are a couple that tend to be common:Where Else to Shop:While Prime Day is, obviously, an Amazon-focused holiday, in the last few years, other retailers have gotten in on the wave of people looking for deals in early July. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more will most likely have similar discounts before, during, and after Prime Day.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Don’t forget to  check out our coupon site for to find deals from Wayfair, Target, Kohls, and more.  Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

These Bed Sheets Made Us Better Sleepers

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Let’s just start this out by stating the obvious: We all deserve good sheets. Sheets should be enjoyable, not just a necessity. You should be putting thought into what you’ll be sleeping under each night. Whether that’s percale or sateen, your sheets decision could affect how you sleep, which will affect the rest of the day. We’ve rounded up some of the highest-rated sheets that will keep you waking up on the right side of the bed each morning (or at least give you a head start).

Linen Sheet Set

Parachute’s Linen Sheets are the softest sheets I’ve tried. “Unlike some other brands I’ve tried, Parachute’s linen comes pre-broken in. This means that it is unbelievably soft from the very first time you sleep in it, without having to wash it first.” They are also “anti-microbial, which is good because they don’t get gross all that easily, but better yet, they are easy to wash. They can go in the machine and even the dryer without shrinking, too.

Purple SoftStretch Sheets

While Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas loves the old Purple sheets for how lightweight, stretchy, and honestly, unique they are, the new Soft Stretch Sheets are a step up in every direction. Made of a Rayon, Bamboo Viscose, and Polyester blend, these “have a significantly more hefty, luxurious feel than the original sheets, and are even more ‘stretchyyy,’ than their predecessors.” They are perfect for hot sleepers.

Luxe Sateen Sheets

Despite these being Brooklinen’s best-selling sheets, Scouted Contributor Rachel Dube says she was skeptical at first, but now she can say for certain they “have literally changed the way [she] sleeps.” She writes, “These sheets feel like silky butter against my skin, making it insanely easy to just immerse myself in them.” and “Aside from being insanely soft, they’re also super breathable due to the cotton material and have a 480 thread count.”

Columbia Organic Cotton Sateen Weave Performance Sheet Set

When Scouted Contributor Chyelle Dvorak was sleeping without AC, she thought she was done for. Thankfully, she was using these sheets and she slept the whole night through, no problemo. She writes, “These sheets are made from 100% organic cotton, which means they are environmentally friendly and made without harsh chemicals. They’re also designed with special moisture-wicking technology, which is created especially to keep you dry. This technology helps your body breathe easier and allows perspiration to evaporate, so your sheets regulate temperature for you.”

Heirloom Linen Sheet Set

“Woven from 100% “Heirloom” French or Belgian flax linen, Morrow makes sheets that are breathable, extremely durable, and keep me (a very hot sleeper) cool no matter the temperature.” They are extremely stylish, too. “Their color palette includes chic options like Terracotta and Fawn, to upgraded basics like Bone.”

100% Lyocell Sheet Set

Scouted Contributor Jessica Booth loves Sheets & Giggles sheets saying they “feel like actual silk,” are “actually affordable,” and are “more environmentally friendly than most options.” She writes, Not only are they soft, they’re also incredibly breathable and have a really lovely light feeling.” She also “loveshow they fit on the bed. They’re larger than some other sheets I’ve tried, but thanks to a thick elastic along the entire edge, they stay put.”

Mellani Bed Sheet Set

Scouted Contributor Wendy Rose Gould says Amazon’s most popular sheets deliver. She writes, “The first night I tucked myself into them I felt like I was enveloped in luxury. They are soft but still crisp, allow enough airflow to keep you cozy but not hot, and they’re wrinkle reluctant which helps with the overall aesthetic of the room.” The best selling sheets are “made from brushed microfiber, are hypoallergenic, and come in 43 different color options and any size you could possibly need.”

Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set

Scouted Contributor Maria Cassano is now a firm believer in seasonal bedding thanks to these L.L. Bean Flannel Sheets. Even though they are made out of cotton like her favorite Brooklinen pair, “Their brushed, weighted texture directs your body heat back towards you while simultaneously remaining breathable. That means when I have to get up at 2 a.m. to let the dog out, my bed is still warm and cozy when I get back — but when I shut my door and the heat gets trapped in my bedroom, I never overheat.” Her no-longer-cold feet thank her for making the swap.

Eucalyptus Sheets

We already loved Buffy’s comforter. Then Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas gave their Eucalyptus bedding a try. Made from 100% eucalyptus , they are “crazy-sustainable and cool-to-the-touch.” While the Buffy comforters are called The Cloud because of how soft it is, Jillian says, “these sheets should be called… something that’s softer and lighter than that. Puppy fur. Marshmallows. They’re soft in a way that makes you want to cuddle immediately.”

The Regulator Sheet Set

Scouted Contributor Gideon Grudo thinks My Sheets Rock Bedsheets are the coolest he’s tried. He writes, “The set is made from 100% bamboo rayon fiber and feels silky-smooth, eliciting an “oooh” and “aaah” from my partner when I pulled them out of the package. And when we woke up, I wasn’t sweaty at all. Nothing.”

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Upgrade Your Outdoor Space With These Highly Rated Options Available on Amazon

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As someone that grew up with a large backyard and now tells people about an outdoor space that’s really just a large fire escape, writing this list was a doozy. Dreaming of days spent sipping cocktails by a fire pit and resting my feet on a wicker ottoman has got me feeling some way. But if you have an outdoor space that needs some sprucing up, you can choose any of these top-rated pieces to order on Amazon. Best Chairs: Flamaker 3 Pieces Patio Set OutdoorBest Outdoor Rug: Green Decore Lightweight Reversible RugBest Coffee Table: Grand Patio Steel Patio Coffee TableBest Fire Pit: Landmann Barrone Fire PitBest Dining Table: Christopher Knight Outdoor Dining TableBest Pouf: Urban Shop Knit Pouf Best Chairs: Flamaker 3 Pieces Patio Set OutdoorThis patio set is simple, practical, and durable. The traditional weather-resistant wicker is mixed with a more modern metal frame that is powder coated and rustproof so you won’t have to worry about these in the rain.Best Feature: Not only does this set go with pretty much anything, they are durable and all-weather, too. Best Outdoor Rug: Green Decore Lightweight Reversible RugNot all patios require a rug, but if you want to add a pop of color that won’t fade or get soggy, an outdoor rug is your best bet. This geometric rug is eco-friendly (made from recycled plastic!) and can be easily hosed off in case of spills or bad weather.Best Feature: This rug is both reversible and easy to clean. Plus its design can go with anyone’s decor. Best Coffee Table: Grand Patio Steel Patio Coffee TableBring the indoors out with this chic metal coffee table. Made from rust-resistant steel, you can add a nice touch of mid-century modern to your outdoor setting.Best Feature: It’s damn stylish, but it’s rust resistant, which is a win-win. Best Fire Pit: Landmann Barrone Fire PitNo outdoor space would be complete without a fire pit. This option has a unique lattice design and comes with a built-in wood grate. It also comes complete with a poker, spark screen, and cover to keep the elements out.Best Feature: This comes with the whole package, so you won’t be sitting around the fire, wondering how you’re going to move that one pesky log. Best Dining Table: Christopher Knight Outdoor Dining TableThe perfect outdoor dining table may have been found in the form of this option from Christopher Knight. The Acacia wood is rustic without feeling overbearing and will look great while you’re dining al fresco.Best Feature: I mean, how good does this look? Can’t you just picture it, lit up by candles? Best Pouf: Urban Shop Knit Pouf Sleek and stylish, this pouf can be moved around anywhere in your backyard and can be used as a chair, footrest, or even just an accent piece.Best Feature: Not only is it versatile. It comes in plenty of different colors to match your decor as well. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Amazon’s Got Everything You Need to Shop for Father’s Day and Find a Perfect Gift

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Shopping for Father’s Day is complicated — they might already have everything they need or think they have everything they need. And forget about asking what they want. So to help you navigate the often rigorous journey to finding the perfect gift, we rounded up the best Amazon has to offer for a seamless, easy-to-return (just in case), and speedy gift this Father’s Day. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, $31: This is one of my favorite cookbooks, as it really goes in depth into the science behind cooking. Let J. Kenji Lopez-Alt give Dad the ammo to criticize everything you do in the kitchen, backed by science. Fire TV CubeInstead of fielding phone calls about how to get a remote working, get him something he can yell at instead. You’ll have to set it up, but in no time he’ll be talking to Alexa like it’s his other child. Black Diamond Revolt HeadlampI never go anywhere without this headlamp and odds are he won’t either. It’s perfect for camping as its single LED light can emit 300 lumens, but I use it for reading in bed, too or as an emergency light. It’s also good for some nighttime grilling. Coravin PivotIf your Dad is a wine-lover, this gift will win the day. The Coravin Pivot allows you to open wine and keep it fresh for up to two weeks. This way, he doesn’t have to drink the whole bottle all at once, but instead can have a little at-home tasting. Sony WH-1000XM4 HeadphonesIf your Dad loves music, or, well, silence, this is the gift to get him. Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones are our favorite thanks to their sleek design, great sound quality, and ability to transition between Bluetooth devices in a snap. There’s only one thing worse than having no coffee—having cold coffee. Thankfully the Ember Mug solves that problem. It’s battery powered and can keep your coffee (or any other hot beverage) at the jussst right temperature. It’s perfect for a gadget loving dad, or one who is…less technology inclined because it’s so easy to use. Bodum Double Wall GlassesAnother coffee option is Scouted Contributor Jessica Booth’s favorite glasses. The double-wall design on these twelve ounce glasses ensures the outside is never too hot to handle, and keeps them well insulated, too. Plus, they look incredible. Glerups are Scouted Contributor Morgan Thompson’s absolute favorite pair of slippers, and we’re pretty sure Dad will love them too. They’re made with felted wool, stylish, have a natural rubber bottom, and help keep his feet warm and more importantly, sweat-free. Jabra Elite 65t EarbudsWhether he works out or just works, Dad needs a good pair of earbuds. These have built-in Alexa compatibility, 15 hours of battery, and four microphones, so he can take calls wherever. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Don’t forget to  check out our coupon site for to find deals from Wayfair, Target, Kohls, and more.  Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

From Knives to Whiskey Glasses, These Are the Best Father’s Day Gifts to Give This Year

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Father’s Day this year may be a little different. Maybe you’re still social distancing and can’t visit. Maybe you can’t go out to a nice dinner. We’ve rounded up a list of gift that any dad would be happy to get, from the a high-quality chef’s knife to a set of whiskey glasses he’ll love. This Father’s Day, give something that is more than just a gift. Give something that will change how he interacts with his surroundings. Whiskey Peaks GlassesDon’t dismiss these glasses as simply a joke gift or a novelty. Each one is hand blown and gorgeous. They look great on my bar cart or filled with whiskey. And I never get tired of admiring the mini-mountain at the bottom of the glass. You can choose between Rainier, Denali, Half Dome, the Grand Canyon and more. Carbon Steel Frying PanDad will be sure to love our favorite skillet from Made In. This carbon steel skillet boasts the best of both worlds, offering the lightweight qualities of stainless steel and the non-stick properties of cast iron. Plus, you can even have the handle engraved with his name. ABC JoggerClothing is always a great gift for Father’s Day, so how about a pair of pants that looks like sweats, but really isn’t? The Lululemon ABC Joggers are pretty much what I wear 7 days a week. They are stretchy, comfortable, and stylish, all in one. He’s gonna love these. Wusthof Classic 8” Chef’s KnifeThis classic chef’s knife will be his kitchen workhorse. The 8” blade can help chop, mince, dice, and slice whatever he’s cooking up. It has a full tang (which means the blade goes into the handle) and a comfortable, ergonomic handle. Roam Bluetooth SpeakerIf your dad loves music, the new Sonos Roam might be just the thing to get him. Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas writes “it’s the only speaker I’ll be using.” While you won’t get the same Sonos-level sound as you might with the One, she argues it’s “probably the best Bluetooth speaker you can find right now.” It’s lightweight, dustproof, waterproof, and travel ready. Rastelli’s Sirloin SteaksGive him the gift of high-quality meat so he can spend some time over the grill this summer. Rastelli’s is all about sourcing from small farms and all cuts are antibiotic, steroid, and hormone free. Five Two Ultimate ApronThis apron does it all. It has a fully adjustable neck strap, extra long waist ties, multiple pockets, and built-in pot holders that’ll keep his hands safe up to 250 degrees. Speks 2.5mm Magnetic BallsEvery guy likes toys. These fidget toys are great for him to keep on his desk or in his pocket to play with. They come in a plethora of colors so you can get one that matches his personality.  Happy Socks Father’s Day Gift BoxThese bright and bold socks are great for a dad with a sense of humor to go with his sense of style. The set comes with three pairs of crew socks that feature superhero-inspired designs to remind him that he’s Super Dad. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site for to find deals from Macy’s, Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, and more.  Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Give Your Bath Towels a Much Needed Upgrade With These Options

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You haven’t known luxury until you’ve found the bath towel you’d rather stay in than putting on anything else. Everyone deserves that luxury, which is why we wanted to round up the best towels for lounging around, drying off in the speed of light, or just looking good hanging from the back of your bathroom door. You use your bath towel on a regular basis, so it’s time to treat it like any other necessity that you have to upgrade.

Brooklinen Super-Plush Bath Towel

If you’re looking to transform your bathroom into a spa, I can’t recommend these towels enough. While the towels are extremely soft to the touch, “there is no fuzz that rubs off on you,” and despite their thickness, “they dry you and themselves really quickly.”

Parachute Waffle Towels

Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas tried out five different waffle knit towels and Parachute’s reigned supreme. Even though “they’ll never give you the plushness a fluffy towel will,” she says “they still feel very soft when you wrap it around you.” They are made from 100% Turkish cotton and feel like something Jillian “would contemplate stealing from a fancy hotel.”

Parachute Soft Rib Towels

If you’re between waffle knit and plush and can’t decide, why not have the best of both worlds? These soft rib towels are plush and soft to the touch and have a fantastic texture and weight. The soft rib feels like “ultra-mini-waffle-knit — it’s a bit like corduroy” and yet despite how it might sound, they are some of the softest towels I own.

Turkish Quick Dry Towel

Not only do these towels “dry me and themselves quicker than any I’ve tried,” the price point is also great: two towels for $40 is Quince at it’s finest. These towels are absolute workhorses — I always expect them to be dry and ready for me, and they have yet to disappoint.

Riley Duo Towel Collection

Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas loves these towels so much, she “refuses to use any other.” She “literally washes them and reuses them with a backup set only for emergencies.” They are “extremely plush and absorbent,” and are “quick-drying to the point where after showering and a day-long, outdoor romp in the sun, it was dry and ready to go.”

Waffle Bath Towel

Scouted Contributor Wendy Rose Gould says of these towels, “they’re more expensive than your average towel,” but she thinks it’s worth it. Not only are “they made from high quality materials,” but “those making the towels are being paid a fair wage,” too. Plus, she says, “they’re soft, quick-drying, and sustainable.”

AYSIBOO Turkish Bath Towels

Scouted Contributor RL Theriot says these are the best travel towels out there. These towels, “are pre-washed and made from extremely-quick-drying cotton.” RL says “they are super soft and only get softer with each wash,” and plus, “they are great as a plane blanket, shawl, or even a beach towel.”

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The Classic Black One-Piece Is a Timeless Swimwear Option — Here Are Some of the Best

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Finding the perfect black one-piece swimsuit is like finding the perfect Little Black Dress: hard to find the right one, but when you do, you keep it forever. A good, basic black swimsuit that will last you season after season is one of those investments that you’ll continuously make use of, summer after summer. And one-pieces are huge right now, too. So you’ll be comfortable, covered up, and on trend. Here’s a list to get you started on your search for the perfect LBS (little black swimsuit). BALEAF Women’s Athletic Adjustable Strap One Piece SwimsuitThe key to the amazing reviews of this swimsuit is adjustable straps. The cut is stylish, with modest coverage and a keyhole back. Smismivo Tummy Control Swimwear Halter One Piece SwimsuitIf you’re self-conscious of your stomach this summer, this is the swimsuit for you. The ruched fabric helps accentuate your curves and smooth your stomach. American Trends Women’s One Piece SwimsuitThis swimsuit has a more athletic cut. You’ll get all the style you want but the silhouette means you can still swim laps without any adjusting. The AmalfiThis is my current favorite swimsuit. It’s a low scoop neck but it feels secure enough that I don’t feel nervous about hitting a wave and possibly flashing someone. The hips are slightly high-cut and the straps are adjustable. Plus, it has UPF 50+ protection. Poolside Pause One-PieceAdd a little interest to your one-piece with a strappy detail like this one from Lululemon. The V-neck front is super flattering on everyone and even with the more detailed criss-cross back, the main straps adjust to get you the perfect fit. The ribbed fabric also keeps you super comfortable in and out of the water. Tempt Me Piece High Neck SwimwearThis is Amazon’s best-selling and highest-reviewed one-piece. The high neck design is stunning and you get a slight peak of sexiness with the mesh plunge neck. It’s full coverage in the back and the entire front is ruched to be flattering on so many body types. The SidestrokeIf you want something a little flashier, this is the suit for you. The one-shoulder design is offset by the unique wrap design that keeps you secure. It’s got pretty full coverage in the back and if black isn’t your color, you can get it in one of the many color-block options. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Last-Minute Gifts Don’t Have to Seem Rushed — Here Are 8 That Will Still Make a Lasting Impression

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Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that feels like you have all the time in the world to prepare for and then all of a sudden it’s two weeks away. It’s okay if you still haven’t gotten anything because last-minute gifts can still give her that warm and fuzzy feeling. While Amazon may be your go-to, places like Walmart and brands like The Sill can get those gifts delivered with plenty of time to spare.The Unwind Gift SetThis bundle of perfect gifts is a no-brainer. Pair one of our favorite robes in the world, the Brooklinen Turkish Cotton Waffle robe, with your choice of candle from the brand’s collection (including the option of adding the whole set). It’ll make your mom feel like she’s getting a spa experience at home.Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 CameraIf your mom is anything like my mom, according to her, you don’t have enough photos together. Instead of trying to get the right selfie angle, give her the gift of instant gratification that she can put anywhere. The Instax Mini is portable and may give her nostalgia pangs in the best way.Apple Airpod ProThe gift of clear audio is one that keeps on giving. The Airpod Pros are a sleek option to get mom to enjoy FaceTime or just get into a podcast or two. The ergonomically-shaped earbuds have active noise cancelation, transparency mode so she can hear around her, and they’re water-resistant.Ferrero Rocher CollectionHonestly, could anyone be mad at a huge box of chocolate? This collection of Ferrero chocolate not only has the classic chocolate hazelnut, aka the Rocher, but also the Raffaello (hazelnut and almond) and Rondnoir (hazelnut and dark chocolate).Glerups Wool Slip-On Rubber OutsoleEvery mom could use a good pair of slippers and Glerups are our favorite. These rubber-soled slippers are easy to wear and can be worn in the house or out and about. They come in a plethora of colors, as well.Petite Purple OrchidIf a green thumb runs in the family, send some killer foliage. With express shipping, The Sill can send this gorgeous planted orchid that will last a heck of a lot longer than a single bouquet in time for the holiday.The Tree Breezer Ballet FlatAllbirds’ Tree Breezer flat is an amazing gift for a mom that’s always looking for the next best thing in fashion. They’re sustainable, comfortable, and versatile, and Allbirds has two-day shipping for as low as $10.Vitruvi Stone DiffuserAn oil diffuser makes a great gift for a mom that deserves an extra level of relaxation. This one has a smooth porcelain top (no frosted plastic here) that will look gorgeous on any shelf.Farm Fresh FlowersOrder today and get a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered right to your mom’s front door. Choose from lilies, ranunculus, tulips, and more for as low as $39. Kindle PaperwhiteThe new Kindle is lighter, thinner, and waterproof, which is a perfect gift for a mom who can’t get enough pool or beach time. It comes in an 8 GB or a 32 GB version, so she can load it up with her favorite books without having to lug around a paperback.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site for to find deals from Macy’s, Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, and more.  Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Memoirs, Cookbooks, and Coffee Table Books to Get Your Mom For Mother's Day

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We know Daily Beast readers love reading and that many of you might be planning a literary sort of gift this coming Mother’s Day. We’ve already told you about books that could help make you productive, books that’ll improve your writing, and books by your favorite Daily Beast journalists. Now we’re giving you some inspiration for the best books to get the moms in your life — your wife, your sister-in-law, your actual mom — so she knows you care about what she’s interested in and not just about the unconditional love she provides. From women authors to travel tomes, here are some great options for your great mom. Best-Selling Books by Female AuthorsI certainly agree with my colleague, Scouted editor Jillian Lucas, about the importance of reading more from female authors. She wrote, “the best-seller list was chock full of fantastic female storytellers that broke boundaries and explored unknown territory.” Here are a few highlights from the 10 Best-Selling Books By Female Authors That You Should Read Right Now.Becoming by Michelle Obama“As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.”Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover“Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University.”One of my favorite books, Pachinko is a wonderfully told, compelling multi-generational saga. If your mom is looking for a page turner to get lost in, this is it for sure.Essential Coffee Table BooksYou know your mother’s coffee table better than most, and are certainly uniquely positioned to determine the best addition to its coffee table book library. Whether it’s Star Wars or New York Magazine anthologies she wants to impress on her guests, a solid and smart coffee table book can be a great gift this Mother’s Day. Here are a few highlights from our picks of the essential coffee table books.Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 by Annie Leibovitz“In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist’s eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.”The Birds of America by John James Audubon“Bound in cloth with a full cloth slipcase, this beautifully produced book is the first complete reproduction of Bien chromolithographs and will become the centerpiece of any bird lover’s library.”Top Travel Coffee Table Books For The Homebody ExplorerFor the Daily Beast’s Just Booked series, our travel writers feature some of their top picks for the best and most beautiful coffee table books. And whether your mom isn’t taking to the skies often or is a frequent traveler, this IRL experience-from-afar could be a perfect gift. Here are a few highlights from the Best Travel Coffee Table Books That Let You Explore The World Without Leaving Your Home.The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries“He focuses mostly on Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical European libraries and a handful of their descendants in the Americas. (Given how breathtaking Listri’s work is, one hopes there will be a follow-up volume on modern libraries around the globe.) From out-of-the-way phantasmagorical wonders like the libraries of Metten and Ulm to the dramatic Real Gabinete Português de Leitura in Rio de Janeiro, Listri captures these man-made wonders in all their splendor.” Learn more about the book from our travel experts.Theater of the World by Thomas Reinertsen Berg“The book gets its name from Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius’s atlas Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the World). Like Ortelius, Berg has built upon generations of work and woven it into a digestible dive into everything from cartography to illustration and mapmaking. While not as hefty as some of our past selections, this mid-size book may be the most likely to cause you to lose a guest in its pages.” Learn more about the book from our travel experts.Living in the MountainsMaybe your mom loves to travel, or maybe being trapped inside for a whole year has her running for the hills. Either way, indulge her fantasy with Living in the Mountains, a beautiful collection of contemporary homes that aren’t hers (but maybe someday, will be).Essential Cookbooks and Recipe Books For Her KitchenThese are really essential for anyone and if you want to hit a meaningful nerve this Mother’s Day, invest in a gift that shows you appreciate all the meals you’ve had and all the gatherings ahead with a solid cookbook pick. Salt Acid Fat Heat Samin Nosrat is simply joyous when she’s in the kitchen. Through discussing the four essential ingredients to any meal — salt, acid, fat, and heat — she’ll help you understand cooking from a foundational level, giving you the confidence to improvise and create your own masterpieces in the kitchen. Joy of Cooking UpdatedA lot of my friends have held off on buying this one for themselves, saying their mother has a really cool edition. If they don’t, now’s the time to give her one she’ll love. Apparently, shopping for a book like this can be an obsessive sport, but I think this edition is fantastic. And plus, once your mother has imbued it with her love, it’ll only be that much more valuable (to you). Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Your Face, Body, and Lips Deserve Different Kinds of Sunscreen — Here Are the Ones to Get

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Walking down the sunscreen aisle of your neighborhood drugstore in the spring and summer can be a bit daunting. Your eyes will probably glaze over by the time you choose a bottle and you may end up not getting the coverage you need. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing sunscreen, from the SPF level to how pore-clogging it can be. We dove into a couple of suggestions of how to best shop for sunscreen this summer, starting first with what to look for on the bottle (and what’s in it). The biggest thing to look out for is the type of protection you’re getting. Don’t skimp on reading the labels, because not all sunscreens are the same, even if they have the same SPF number. According to the American Cancer Society’s website, you should “choose a sunscreen with ‘broad spectrum’ protection. Sunscreens with this label protect against both UVA and UVB rays.” The site explains that while all sunscreens protect against sunburn and skin cancer-causing UVB rays, only broad-spectrum ones protect against UVA, which can contribute to skin cancer risk and premature aging. When it comes to that SPF number, it isn’t just arbitrary. “The SPF number is the level of protection the sunscreen provides against UVB rays,” according to the site.  But that doesn’t mean that 100+ is always the answer, even if it has the highest number. “Higher SPF numbers do mean more protection, but the higher you go, the smaller the difference becomes,” the ACS site warns. For context, the site explains that SPF 15 sunscreens filter out about 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 about 97%, SPF 50 about 98%, and SPF 100 about 99%, warning that “no sunscreen protects you completely.”FACE: Supergoop! Unseen SunscreenIf you’re looking for something to wear under makeup during the summer, the Unseen Sunscreen is your best bet. It has a matte finish and feels more like a silicone-based primer than a sunscreen. It’s smooth and non-greasy and definitely doesn’t leave a white cast. It also has little-to-no smell, so you won’t be a walking billboard for sun protection as you go out into the world. EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46When it comes to your face, sunscreen that has been specially made to be non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging) is good for sensitive skin. The EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen has a 4.3-star rating with over 3,500 reviews and is also derived from a mineral-based formula with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and lactic acid added to keep your skin happy. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 55This sheer, lightweight spray sunscreen applies easily and is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. It’s perfect to keep in your bag and easily reapply without slathering on lotion without a mirror. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch SunscreenIf you tend to have breakouts, opt for this oil-free sunscreen. It’s formulated to protect your skin from UVA and UVB exposure, plus it’s packed with antioxidants. BODY: Vacation SunscreenThere’s something so satisfying about a sunscreen that smells really freakin’ good. That’s the gist of Vacation, created with an Australian sensibility. It keeps you protected while you’re lounging in the sun or hitting the waves. It comes in a classic formula or a mineral (reef-safe) option. They also have an oil that feels like a tanning oil, but is actually packed with SPF. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SunscreenOne of the biggest complaints about body sunscreen is that it can be greasy and thick. The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen is both water-resistant (for up to 80 minutes) and non-greasy. With broad spectrum SPF 100+, you’re protected from every level of UV exposure. Over 1,000 reviews leave it with a 4.5-star rating. Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil SPF 50Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil SPF 50, $38: This sunscreen oil protects your skin while giving it a healthy glow. It’s water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and has antioxidant-rich ingredients like marigold, meadowfoam, & grape seed extracts. Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen LotionSun Bum is a classic. This one is vegan and reef-friendly, so you can feel good about applying it. It’s moisturizing and will last up to 80 minutes. LIPS: Supergoop! Fusion Lip Balm SPF 30Most SPF makeup doesn’t do a great job at protecting us, but one of those exceptions is SPF lip balm. Before it’s a lip balm, the Supergood! Fusion Lip Balm offers broad spectrum SPF 30 protection for some of your most vulnerable and sensitive skin. With a 4.4-star rating from 220 reviews, this balm pairs sun protection with moisturizing shea butter, sunflower oil, and honey to keep your lips moisturized. Sun Bum Lip Balm, SPF 30This three-pack features coconut, banana, and watermelon lip balm. It has vitamin E and aloe for moisture plus SPF 30 for sun protection. Aquaphor Lip Protectant and Sunscreen OintmentMix Aquaphor’s nourishing vitamins and shea butter with SPF 30 and you have a lip balm that does more than just moisturize. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

6 Kinds of Moms We Love and the Best Gifts to Get Them

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Choosing Mother’s Day gifts is no simple task — and each of us has such a unique mom that one-to-one comparison doesn’t cut it. For the many moms out there and the many folks looking to get them something special to celebrate them, we compiled different gifts for different types of mom, from the overworked to the overly tidy.FOR THE MOM WHO LIKES TO COOKBlue Carbon Steel Frying PanIf your mom loves to cook, upgrade her pots and pans. The best part is, with this, you don’t even need to buy a whole set. We talked to a James Beard-nominated chef and they said that this pan can pretty much replace every pan in the kitchen: it’s just that good.FOR THE MOM WHO READS AND READSKindle PaperwhiteThousands of books in one place, easy-to-use, backlit display, font size you can make bigger or smaller, and so on. Every mom deserves a Kindle — even yours.FOR THE MOM WHO NEEDS A LITTLE R&RHello Goldie Smitten Botanical Tea Whether your mom could use a little more sleep, or just a little something to take the edge off, our favorite CBD tea is a great gift. It has rose, lavender, and 20mg of CBD to help her unwind and get the good night’s sleep she deserves.FOR THE MOM WHO NEEDS SOME PEACE AND QUIETSony WH-1000XM4One thing moms are always asking for (and most certainly deserve) is a little peace and quiet. Now’s the time to give it to them. These noise cancelling headphones are our absolute favorite and will give her the space she needs to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, music, or just the sweet, sweet sound of silence.FOR THE MOM WHO LOVES TO HOSTBrightland Olive Oil & Handmade Ceramic PourerIf your mom has missed hosting, give her something that will brighten her day. This olive oil set not only comes with our favorite (and Instagram famous) olive oil, it also includes a beautiful ceramic pourer worthy of any tabletop or charcuterie board.FOR THE MOM WHO NEEDS AN ESCAPEGetaway Cabin RentalMaybe your mom needs a trip. Getaway is the glamping experience she deserves. She won’t have to worry about a thing, and once she gets to the cabin, she can enjoy s’mores, a hike, or just sitting peacefully by the fire pit.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Women’s Jeans That Won’t Let You Down, No Matter How Many Times You Wear Them

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In my opinion, there’s no such thing as owning too many jeans. Jeans are the equalizer of outfits. They can be dressed up or dressed down and there are so many different cuts and styles that they can be worn at practically any occasion. There are so many to choose from, but we’ve narrowed it down to a handful that can satisfy any experience you throw at them.Allen Mom JeansThe Allen jeans are a favorite of Scouted Contributor Jessica Booth, who says that “They fit nicely at the waist without cutting off circulation and then loosen down the leg, making them casual and comfortable, even after wearing them all day.”Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Button FlyScouted Contributor Carolyn Yates swears that they have not stopped wearing Everlane’s Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Button Fly jeans. “Unlike other stretch jeans I’ve tried, the form-hugging fit stays strong between washes,” they said. “The casual black wash keeps me from feeling overdressed for hanging out with my dog on my living room floor.”Osaka Relaxed Straight Leg JeanIf you want a pair of jeans you’ll forget you’re wearing, these are it. They’re made of a thicker denim but the loose silhouette and long rise give them more of a sweatpant fit than traditional jeans.AE Wide Leg Crop JeanThese jeans have a modern feel, with frayed edges and a button fly. They’re structured enough to keep their shape and not stretch out, but have a touch of lycra for comfort. The Ridge Mom JeanThese jeans fit me perfectly. This is not something I take lightly. I am short and have large legs and that means most jeans fit great in the thighs but gap at the waist. These have enough spandex in them that make them comfortably hug my curves without veering into jegging territory.Democracy Women’s Ab Solution Straight Leg JeanThese mid-rise jeans fit straight through the hip and have a touch of spandex to keep things comfortable without stretching out. There’s a hidden elastic waistband to keep from gapping and mesh panels in the front for smoothing.Cali Demi-Boot JeansThe only time I’ve ever been happy with a pair of petite jeans has been these from Madewell. These are sturdy with a bit of stretch and come in so many different wash options that there’s easily something for anyone. Madewell’s expanded denim program features Petite, Regular, and Tall inseams and goes up to a 37 in the waist.Levi’s Women’s 721 High Rise Skinny JeanIn true Levi’s fashion, this style comes in 50 different washes. The 2% elastane makes these comfortable and durable. They’re slim from the hip to the ankle with a skinny leg, perfect for wearing with ankle boots. You really can’t go wrong with a 4.3-star rating with over 2,550 reviews.The Cheeky Straight JeanEverlane does basics right, and their denim is no different. These are my perfect throw-on-and-go jeans that have a super high waist and a flattering wash. They cuff easily and are stiff enough that they won’t stretch out by day’s end.AG The Legging Skinny JeansThese are classic skinny jeans with a raw hem to keep it a bit more casual and 2019. And even though they have “legging” in the name, they only have 2% spandex, which means you’re still getting sturdy denim that won’t give out after a couple of wears.William Rast Women’s Sculpted High Rise Skinny JeanIf you want a pair of skinny jeans that will keep you looking great all day, these are them. They contour to hug your curves and have five pockets for all your things (get outta here with your fake pockets). Choose from 19 different washes, including embroidered and snake print.PAIGE Transcend Verdugo Ankle Skinny JeansThese highly-rated dark wash skinny jeans will be a reliable, comfortable staple in your wardrobe. Made from PAIGE’s performance-fiber technology, they’ll stay comfortable all day without stretching out.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Purify Your Surroundings With Air Purifiers For Your Home, Office, And Personal Space

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It’s time to clean up your act and your air is a good place to start. From smokers blowing garbage into the air around your place to natural allergens, dander, and pollen, air purifiers are a great answer to the many agents trying to make you sneeze. And while working from home, air purifiers have only become more important. With less access to fresh air, you want to make sure you’re breathing clean air as much as you can. So we compiled some of the best-selling and most versatile purifiers.Levoit Home Air PurifierScouted Editor Jillian Lucas argues “this air purifier will give you the breath of fresh air you may need right now.” It is fairly small, making it great for bedrooms, offices, and even dorms. It’s extremely quiet so it won’t disturb your sleep. Plus, it has a nightlight.Pure Cool Me Personal Purifying FanPerfect for your desk, nightstand, or kitchen counter, this is Dyson’s answer to purifiers. A HEPA filter helps reduce virtually all allergens and Dyson’s airflow tech then spits out clean, springy air. It’s also a favorite of Scouted contributor Rachel Krantz.Dyson Pure Humidify + CoolThis all-in-one machine is a great way to save space and upgrade your air quality in my opinion. Not only is it a top notch air purifier that you can tuck in the corner, it also serves as a top-of-the-line humidifier for the winter months, and as an excellent cooling fan for warmer ones. You can control it on your phone, too.IQAir Atem Desk Personal Air Purifier If you’re looking for a great air purifier while working from home, Scouted Contributor Steven John recommends this one. He writes, “it’s about as large as a frisbee,” and works to keep his workspace or bedroom much cleaner. It even works in your car apparently.Coway Airmega 300MScouted Contributor Gideon Grudo writes “this air purifier is really easy to use, and is effective as hell.” It has automatic sensing technology, a timer, and an eco-mode. Not only will this make your air quality that much better, it’s a really good looking machine that won’t look out of place at all.Blue Air Healthprotect 7770iScouted Contributor Steven John says this air purifier is the most advanced he’s tried, but is well worth it. It is extremely effective and efficient in cleaning air through every test Steven has put it through, and he loves how you can see via an app how well it’s doing. He says it is not cheap, but “it’s proven to remove 99.7% of particles like dust, dander, smoke, pollen, and more, and is therefore, money well spent.”Bissell air 320 Air PurifierScouted Contributor Wendy Rose Gould loves how this hi-tech air purifier fits in with her decor (a very important thing, after all!). She says it is quiet, has a great aesthetic, and offers real-time air quality feedback via a number display on the front. She writes, “The bottom line is this: if you’re seeking a high-quality air purifier that looks great, actually works, and isn’t going to give you a headache trying to figure it out, this product is definitely the way to go.”Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find more tech deals from Best Buy and Newegg. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

The Best Ways to Make Surviving Allergy Season a (Pollen-Free) Breeze

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Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and noses are running. It’s officially allergy season and besides taking OTC allergy medication or nasal sprays, there’s only so much you can do to survive. But we’ve rounded up a list of a few things that you can outfit yourself with so that you can kiss those days of itchy eyes and sneezing goodbye.LEVOIT Air Purifier When it’s time to turn your heat on, it will most likely kick up all kinds of dust and dander from the months it spent dormant, which is bad news for allergy sufferers. This thing will give your home a new life by filtering smoke, odors, mold spores, pollen, and dust.Best Feature: Equipped with a HEPA filter, it removes all the bad stuff you don’t want lingering around you or your family. The 360-degree filter takes in air from all sides and has three fan speeds that can be cycled through.Cold Be Gone Nasal SwabScouted contributor Maria Cassano swears by the Cold Bee Gone Nasal Swab to help her get through allergy and flu season. It’s packed with natural ingredients to give your immune system a bit of a boost.Best Feature: The soothing swab can help make your symptoms shorter and give your nose a bit of a reprieve.EO Hand Sanitizer Spray in Organic French LavenderAs we all know, if you can’t readily wash your hands, having a good hand sanitizer with you can help get rid of all the lingering germs. Best Feature: A sanitizing spray is a travel-friendly alternative to the liquidy gels that tend to get everywhere and dry your hands.Cariloha Ultra Plush Unisex Bamboo BathrobeWhen allergy season is in full swing, sometimes you can’t avoid succumbing to the stuffiness. So instead of trying to compete with it, embrace it. Best Feature: This bathroom has odor- and allergy-resistant properties and will help you feel better, at least in spirit.The Breeze ComforterA hypoallergenic comforter is a good idea to keep you happy and sneeze-free overnight. Fabric can soak up a ton of gunk from the air, but something that is hypoallergenic tends to be resistant to microbes and allergens. Best Feature: This one is made from eucalyptus so it’s breathable and will help keep you cool.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

The Cookbooks and Recipe Books You Should Have In Your Kitchen

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A cookbook can easily change how you see yourself in the kitchen. It’s a book of knowledge that can give you inspiration and confidence in your culinary skills. We’ve rounded up a few cookbooks handpicked by Scouted and Half Full editors that our readers loved so you can stock your kitchen shelves with recipes and ideas that will take you far in your cooking journey. From cooking solo to baking bread, these books will steer you into a successful kitchen endeavor. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

The Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker Is The Simplest (and Best) Way To Make Iced Coffee at Home

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Scouted Report: The Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker has been around for years and has basically remained unchanged. It makes perfect cold brew coffee every time with low effort.I would love to drink iced coffee all year, but I’m not a glutton for punishment when it comes to the cold. The weather is finally warm enough that your hands don’t hurt while holding a cup of iced coffee while walking down the street. While I splurge every now and then on a Blue Bottle New Orleans Coffee (that chickory, man), I can’t pass up making iced coffee at home. And the best way to get iced coffee at home is the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee MakerThe Takeya is not only the best way to get non-acidic, super flavorful iced coffee, but it’s probably the easiest. All you’ll need to do is add some coarsely ground beans to the center fine-mesh filter, fill the container with water, and let it sit overnight. In the morning, chuck a couple of ice cubes into your travel bottle and pour in your perfectly brewed coffee. There really is a difference between iced coffee and cold brew (and not just in price). Iced coffee tends to be hot coffee that’s been cooled down. Cold brew coffee is brewed… cold—and that’s what Takeya does. It cuts down on the acidity and doesn’t dilute the strength of your brew. It’s great to keep in your fridge, as it fits neatly in the door or stood up on a shelf. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find deals from Macy’s, Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Mother’s Day Gifts From Amazon That Are Still Thoughtful, Purposeful, and Meaningful

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Being thoughtful on Mother’s Day is a no brainer. And while you may want to give your mom the world, it’s better to figure out a more practical and convenient way of gifting. That’s where Amazon comes in. Nestled between the Kindles and Apple Watches are a ton of thoughtful, unique, and even handmade gifts that would make any kind of mom happy.Naipo Shiatsu Neck Back MassagerEvery mom deserves some extra relaxation. This massager has heat therapy, four massaging nodes, and has an attachment to use while in the car. Teabloom Complete Tea SetBlooming tea is just so dang pretty. This set comes with 12 unique blooming tea flowers, a glass teapot with a lid, glass infuser, warmer, and four double-wall glasses.Joyaria Womens Soft Bamboo Pajama SetPajamas are a great gift right now. These are made from 95% bamboo viscose and 5% spandex for breathability and stretch. They come in 25 different colors and patterns, so you can get a set that’s perfect for her style.Coravin Model Two Plus Pack Wine Preservation SystemHelp preserve your mom’s favorite bottle of wine with this handy machine. It keeps you from having to attempt to shove a cork back in, and it aerates the wine too. If you want a lower-cost option that can help keep your wine fresh, try the reader-favorite corckicle.Spiegelau Style Burgundy Wine GlassesA nice glass of wine is necessary these days, so get her some glasses that’ll make her feel like she’s at a fancy restaurant and not just sitting on her couch at home. These crystal glasses are dishwasher-safe, too. Instant Pot DUO60Everyone and their mother should have an Instant Pot and now is as good a time as ever to make sure your mother has one. It’ll even help cut down the waiting time on her famous 12-hour pot roast.Plush Lined Microfiber Spa RobeA plush, floor-length robe gives your mom a chance to feel like she’s staying at a 5-star resort, even if she’s just sipping coffee at the kitchen table on a Saturday.Ember Temperature Control Ceramic MugSpeaking of coffee, any coffee drinker knows that a cold cup is a bad cup. Keep your mom’s coffee at the perfect temperature with this handy heated mug.Ayelet Shachar Gray Leather ToteA handmade leather tote that has room for everything is a thoughtful gift. This one will age well over time and soften into the perfect everyday bag.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

The 6 Women’s White T-Shirts That Are More Than Your Average Tee

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When it comes to upgrading your basics, you should consider just how often you wear them. Me? I have an entire section of my T-shirt drawer dedicated to white tees. I take finding the perfect white T-shirt very seriously. I’ve found there are a few that rise above the rest, in quality and in cut, because not all T-shirts are created equal. Upgrade your basic white T-shirt to one of these. Women U Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-ShirtScouted Contributor Anna Gragert is convinced that this is the only T-shirt worth buying. “When I first tried on Uniqlo’s T-shirt, I felt comfortable, but completely covered,” she says. “The 100% cotton fabric is the perfect thickness — it’s thick enough so that it’s not see-through or flimsy, but light enough so that it falls comfortably on the body.” Women’s Pima Cotton T-ShirtThe durability of Bombas’ socks (and underwear) is also found in their Pima Cotton T-shirts. They’re tag-free, breathable, and incredibly soft. They’re also moisture-wicking, which makes them a step above your average white T-shirt. They come in a crew neck style or a V-neck, whichever you prefer. Hanes Sport Women’s Cool DRI Performance V-Neck TeeLightweight and breathable, this performance tee will be your new go-to. It has a tag-free design (so no neck irritation) and it has UPF 50+ protection built-in. Boxy Semi-CropThe Boxy Semi-Crop tee is the perfect length for a t-shirt. I can easily tie it to wear with high-waisted jeans or a skirt, but it also can be half-tucked for a more put-together look. It’s sturdy but not stiff and has a soft, silky feel thanks to the 50/50 blend of Pima cotton and Modal. Splendid Women’s Scoop Neck Short Sleeve T-ShirtIf you want super soft material before it even hits the laundry, this is the shirt for you. The blend of rayon and Lycra spandex has a touch of stretch for all-day comfort. It’s machine-washable and has a slightly oversized fit that can be worn tucked in or even tied at the waist. Splendid is also a popular brand that’s sold a Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and more. Opna Women’s Short Sleeve Moisture Wicking Athletic ShirtNot only is this T-shirt extremely affordable, it’s pre-shrunk, moisture-wicking and slim fit. The V-neck is flattering on just about everyone. Amazon Essentials Women’s Tech Stretch Short-Sleeve T-ShirtMade from a moisture-wicking tech fabric, this is a T-shirt that can go from work to workout with ease. The simple V-neck is flattering and easy-to-wear. If you love it, you can even get this two-pack in a plethora of other colors like blues and pinks. Just My Size Women’s Plus-Size Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-ShirtThis plus-size option is made from 100% cotton and features a subtle V-neck and a tagless neck label for extra comfort. It has a contoured, shirt-tail hem to flatter any shape. This best-selling cotton tee will be your everyday go-to. Women’s Second Skin Crew Neck TeeThe Second Skin line from Tommy John is made from unshrinkable, wrinkle-resistant Pima Cotton/Modal/Spandex blend. It had enough stretch to feel comfortable but will never get stretched out of shape. Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Give More This Year with These Beautiful, Unique Coffee Table Books

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I’ll be the first to admit that I have a problem with hoarding books. And it’s not just the ones that I read on my commute or in bed at night. It’s the big, honking, behemoth coffee table books that I literally never read and definitely do not put on my coffee table (does anyone?). But they’re so pretty! They’re like the formal living room that is nice to look at but no one ever uses, except on special occasions. Coffee table books may be my Achilles heel, but they also make really great gift ideas for anyone that appreciates the finer things in life. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the best ones to gift this year.1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition)If you want to elicit oohs and aahs, get someone this book. Whether they’re already a world traveler or they dream of becoming one, this big book looks at hidden gems across the globe and pairs traveling tidbits with stunning photography.Bill Cunningham: On the StreetWhen it comes to street fashion photography, Bill Cunningham was the creme de la creme. His signature blue chore coat and bicycle remain as iconic as his ability to capture fashion icons (both known and unknown) in a spontaneous way that made them feel effortlessly cool, always.Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live ThereI mean, if your recipient is a fan of beautiful homes, beautiful dogs, or both, this is the perfect present. Sniff around architects’ own homes, and enjoy the dogs that reside there too. It adds a little more warmth to the typical interior design book.Chinatown PrettySince 2014, Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing the most stylish seniors to be found in Chinatown’s across the country. The book doesn’t just offer beautiful images, but wisdom and humor from some of the coolest people around.Looking for some inspo? Look no further. Oasis captures the culture of minimalism out in the desert. Full of beautiful desert homes, this collection of images will make you want to pick up your roots and go down a road less traveled.Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and BeyondThere’s got to be a Game of Thrones fan on your list and this book takes a new, in-depth look at the important characters, important landmarks, and important plot points of the show. It’s a true guide to all things Game of Thrones.Le Corbuffet: Edible Art and Design ClassicsFor the foodie in your life, this is another delicious twist on the typical design coffee table book. It features Frida Kale-o salad, as well as the Robert Raucschenburger. Need I say more?Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere Whether you know an adventure seeker or a person who prizes solitude, this is the book for them. Filled with cabins set in idyllic locales, this book of handcrafted cabins might inspire them to craft their own little respite in the woods.Booze & VinylYou’ve heard of wine and cheese pairings, but what about wine and music pairings? This compendium brings together classic records from the 1950s through the 2000s and tells you the best cocktails and booze to pair with them. It’s all about setting the mood, ya dig?Marvel Encyclopedia, New EditionLook, even as whatever stage Marvel is coming out of in movie form is ending, there will always be those who can’t quite quit the comic books. This brand new edition of the Marvel Encyclopedia features essential facts about all the best-known superheroes (and supervillains) plus an intro by the late, great Stan Lee to round it all out.Accidentally Wes Anderson With a foreword by Wes Anderson himself, this collection began as a personal travel bucket list and morphed into one of the most popular blogs on the internet. Now, in coffee table book form, this book contains more than 200 idiosyncratic spots that look as though they were plucked from a Wes Anderson film. Whether you know a Wes Anderson fan or just a person who loves to travel, this is for them.The World Atlas of Whisky: New EditionThis is basically the end-all-be-all book of whisk(e)y for every kind of drinker. It explores the complexities of the liquor and what the added “e” really means. Learn what flavor profiles you can pick up from a neat sip compared to one on the rocks.Andy Warhol―From A to B and Back AgainGo deeper into the life and inspiration of one of the most prolific artists, Andy Warhol. This book compiles an examination of his work and dives into new research and materials that span his commercial illustrations in the 1950s up to his groundbreaking paintings of the 1980s.Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and PersonalHave an animal lover on your list? Bring portraits of farm animals into their homes with this unique book. With gorgeous photography and interviews with farmers and ranchers, this is a collection of animals up close and personal.Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the WavesThere’s a whole world beneath the waves that is like an alien planet. Silent Kingdom is a stunning collection of black-and-white photographs that showcase the lights and shadows that only our oceans can create.In the Company of WomenIf you have a boss lady on your list, gift them this big book of confidence. In the Company of Women is a collection of words and photos to give anyone the inspiration and advice to chase their dreams. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals.  If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

The Best Men's Athleisure Pants From Lululemon, Everlane, Public Rec, and More

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Athleisurewear is no longer just a weekend category. It’s everywhere — and brands know it. And they’re increasingly stepping up options, styles, and value to get your attention and prove to you that theirs is the best of the best.One such push is really wonderful: Combining the efficiencies and technologies of athleisure with the style and elegance of office attire. And so you have a sea of options that let you elevate your clothes to high-function and maintain your favorite style for a day at the office or an important dinner. Comfortable, durable, breathable, sweat-wicking, quick-drying — these are just some of the features we’re seeing in more and more office-worthy apparel. And when it comes to pants, we’re excited for warmer months and more active days but also wary of the sweat and discomfort those could entail. So we put together some great options for you to keep in mind about the pants best fit for your work, your style, and the fire within you. Men’s EZY Dry-Ex Ultra Stretch Ankle Length PantsThese pants use Uniqlo’s DRY-EX material, which quickly dries sweat and moisture. The waist has snap buttons and elastic on the inside so you can move and groove without worrying about restrictive waistbands. All Day Every Day PantThe name of these pants ain’t lying. They’re the perfect in between for when you want to wear sweatpants but have to wear slacks or need something nice but don’t want to do denim. They’re made from a breathable, moisture-wicking blend of spandex and nylon. Made entirely out of polyester, these moisture wicking pants can handle anything and everything you throw at them. They offer UPF protection, but look like chinos — you’d never know the difference. The Performance ChinoYou get sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and 4-way stretching pants with Everlane’s chino style. ABC Pant ClassicThese are inspired by five-pocket jeans but include improvements like a zippered back pocket and reflective inner cuffs for a noticeable flip, not to mention sweat-wicking fabric that stretches four ways — they also come in nearly a dozen colors. Prana’s Brion Pant With proprietary stretch fabric and five-pocket construction, you’re also getting mesh pockets and the water-repelling and quick-drying fabric you’re here for. Save on prAna with discounts from our coupon page. The Traveler Pant Crafted in a stretch twill weave, these pants move with you wherever you’re going. They are incredibly soft, and well fitted to the legs so no schlumpy-ness can occur. No Sweat Pant SlimA slim fit style is equipped with stretch and durability, maintaining the traditional look of pants — and a notable eight color options. Commuter PantsConstructed with Japanese stretch fabric, these pants (which were apparently years in the making) include a specific media pocket and notable details like an articulated knee structure to enhance mobility. Flowknit Ultra-Soft Performance PantThere’s just something magical about a pair of pants that feel like sweats but don’t look like them: you can wear them all day and not feel underdressed or schlubby, but you’re still getting all of the comfort. The Flowknit Performance Pants nail this. They are made with a polyester and spandex blend so there is a nice stretch involved that doesn’t limit motion whatsoever. The blend also gives the pants a shape, so they’re definitely a step above cotton sweats, and the polyester makes them lightweight and breathable—a perfect addition just in time for summer. Whatever specific pant you choose to get for your commute or to elevate your the regular to athleisure, know that you’ve got options to find the one that best fits your style and needs.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Sustainable Products the Editors of Scouted Use and Love Every Day

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Being conscious of your own carbon footprint is a great way to give back to the earth, to the brands trying to save the earth, and to yourself. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the things the Scouted editors love that just so happen to be part of a sustainable initiative like recycling ocean plastic or using sustainable business practices.The Clean Essentials Blueland makes my personal favorite cleaning supplies. They send you three bottles and three different tablets. Just plop the tablets in the bottles and fill them with water, a voila, a more sustainable option to cleaning products.Wool LoungersThe Allbirds Lounger, made from sustainably sourced Merino wool, is a shoe that I wear in so many different situations. It’s my universal footwear for running errands around the neighborhood or even getting brunch on a particularly hard-to-wake-up weekend morning.Cloud Comforter Scouted Contributor Wendy Rose Gould says if “your bed were a Key Lime Pie, Buffy would be the creamy meringue topping.” Unlike traditional down, the fill is made from recycled plastic water bottles. Yet somehow, it’s one of the most comfortable comforters out there.Starter Kit BundleScouted Contributor Jessica Booth says Stasher bags are the best way to store and even cook your food. Think of them like plastic bags, except reusable, and microwave and dishwasher safe. They even have ones that can stand up in the fridge, so they can be used as food storage, too.Women’s 3-Pack Organic Cotton Socks Scouted Contributor Jana Cholakovska loves these socks. Not only are they made from soft organically grown cotton, and easy to wash, they are also untreated with any dyes or chemicals, making them more sustainable, too.Freewaters SlippersScouted Contributor Jana Cholakovksa only wears these slippers. They are made out of sustainable vegal wool and leather, and best of all, are fashioned to last. The brand also donates 1% of net sales towards funding clean drinking water projects.Five Two Organic Cotton Reusable Produce Bags Get rid of those grocery store green bags forever. These produce bags make grocery shopping a little more sustainable, and best of all, they are great for helping make your produce last a little longer too.The Napper Weighted BlanketScouted Editor Jillian Lucas thinks this is the best weighted blanket out there. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, it’s made out of organic cotton, which uses less water, and is free of harmful chemicals, pesticides, synthetics, and artificial softeners.CAPMESSO Stainless Steel Reusable Coffee Capsule Scouted Contributor Jamie Brown says she won’t drink coffee out of anything but this. It’s no secret that K-Cups aren’t great for the environment, and traditional Nespresso pods aren’t great either. These stainless steel pods are reusable, and you can fill the, with your own ground espresso, to make the perfect blend.Bee’s Wrap Set of 3Scouted Contributor Sara Hendricks writes that these wraps will replace plastic bags and wrap forever. They are perfect for wrapping up half-eaten sandwiches, pieces of fruit, and best of all they are washable, so you can use them again and again.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

A Runner’s Guide to Facing the Rain While Running With the Right Gear

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During winter, we talked about what you’d need if you were running in the cold and some suggestions for those who feel more of the chill than others. You’re already on your way to get better shoes and better headphones. Now, while we’re slowly crawling out of that frosty period, we’re entering a new one with its own set of challenges. Namely, I’m talking about rainy weather in temperatures ranging from chilly to warm. You’re basically challenged to find running gear apparel that’s designed to keep rain off your body and concurrently help you regulate your temperature (and sweat). We put together some of our picks to help you navigate to a spring-ready running wardrobe. Rainy Running: JacketsHoka One One Shakedry If you’re going to invest in a rain jacket to run in, why not go for the cream of the crop? This Goretex waterproof jacket fits an 8L pack underneath it and features front zips allowing you to access it without undressing. It will keep you dry no matter what, and will make running in the rain an enjoyable experience.Active JacketTake things in an even lighter direction. It’s very lightweight and still packs a water repellent exterior. The fabric is designed to be wind-resistant and ventilation is increased via underarm vents while wrist cuffs should keep chilly air out. The hood can be stowed and reflective details will keep you visible during those dusk and dawn runs. I really like the minimalist design here and think it goes very well both with modern sensibilities and with whatever you wearing alongside it.Rainy Running: Leggings + JoggersNike Shield Tech Running TightsNot only will these tights keep you warm on rainy days, they also have pockets. The “Shield Fabric” is wind and water resistant and the pockets are designed to keep water out, too, so your phone doesn’t get wet.Surge JoggerIf tights aren’t your thing, Lululemon has great joggers. They’re not water resistant per se, but they are quick drying, which is a plus. They are extremely lightweight so it won’t feel weird to run in pants, and they’re flexible so you won’t feel restricted.Mercury Track PantThese pants are a unique blend between a jogger, a tight, and a sweat. The moisture wicking technology allows you to run without getting soaked, but you might just want to wear them on colder days, too. They are lightweight yet warm, and stretchy enough to keep up with you no matter your pace.Rainy Running: Socks + ShoesDryMax Run-Lite Crew SocksThese socks can maintain your low profile style and they won’t inhibit any of your foot’s movement. They’re made out of breathable mesh which will both cool and dry your feet quickly. They also include anti-slip wedges so you should avoid those rainy run skin rubs. I’ve suffered from too many blisters to ever use loose socks not designed to handle some rain (or sweat!) running down my legs.Speedgoat 4 Gore TexWhen running in the rain, the last thing you want to do is slip. These shoes have incredible grip and can handle terrain far more extreme than a slippery sidewalk. They are also made with Gore Tex, so you better believe they’ll keep your feet dry, too.Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find activewear deals from Nike, adidas, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Allbirds, Outdoor Voices, Dims., and More Sustainable Brands to Shop Right Now

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The fight to stay sustainable is a valuable one, both for brand and consumer. As more and more companies are focusing their efforts to reign in their plastic use and upgrade their recycling status, we as consumers benefit. The earth is hungry for help and these brands are aiming to give it a fighting chance by reducing their single-use plastic consumption, using recycled fabrics, and opting for more sustainable options for packaging. ApparelAllbirdsYep, even Allbirds is on a mission towards sustainability and aiming towards being a carbon neutral business. From shoelaces made with recycled water bottles, to reporting company-wide emissions publicly, Allbirds is headed in the right direction towards making those comfortable sneakers you love even better for the planet. Cariuma Cariuma works exclusively with ethical factories and clean tanners, only sourcing natural, premium materials. As an added bonus, all shipping is carbon neutral, and their single box shipping method is crafted with recycled and 100% recyclable materialsFair HarborBorn out of a family’s need to keep their beloved beaches clean from plastic waste, Fair Harbor takes plastics from the oceans and weaves them into shorts and swimwear. The pieces are durable and water-resistant, and above all else, soft.Hill CityA new menswear brand from GAP, Hill City is a certified B Corporation that incorporates fabric made from 91% recycled polyester in a process that emits fewer greenhouse gases and helps conserve energy and water. When they can, they use natural, organic, or recycled options in the clothing.Outdoor VoicesOutdoor Voices’ clothing is made to last, prioritizing solutions for raw materials in favor of conventional fabrics. They hope to increase the percentage of traceable fibers from recycled sources seasonally to 80% by 2022, which is a significant goal. People TreeUK-Based brand People Tree debuted a fashion line that met the Global Organic Textile Standard certified by the Soil Association and was the first fashion company to be awarded the World Fair Trade Organisation product label. They use low impact dies, natural materials, include Fairtrade International (FLO) certified cotton and Merino wool.PranaThe outdoors brand monitors allows for chain visibility, using recycled polyester blends, and working with bluesign to keep harmful substances away from oceans. They also harvest responsible down and recycled, organic cotton. TentreeTentree makes clothing from sustainable materials that are also extremely comfortable. But that’s not all, they hope to plant one billion trees by 2030 (and have already planted over 40 million). With a purchase, you’re helping plant trees, and you can register your tree on their site, so you can keep an eye on it, too. United by BlueWhether you’re looking for t-shirts, face masks, or flannels, United by Blue doesn’t just make great ones, they are all sustainably made too. Not only that, for every product purchased, the brand removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways. Good thing their products are great.AccessoriesSolgaard As a luggage brand, their innovative design stands out among the boring, hard-side carry-ons of the current age. But their mission to transition to exclusively using recycled ocean plastics is what sets them apart. Their newest line upcycles 5lbs of plastic waste and turns it into beautiful, functional bags.NisoloNisolo is committed to sustainable factory practices, fair wages, and transparency into how they ethically source their materials for their shoes, bags, and accessories. The brand also publishes an Impact Report that breaks down their partners, factories, practices, and sustainability measures.HomeBluelandIf you’re looking for eco friendly cleaners, Blueland is where you should go. Blueland creates eco-friendly cleaning products that will not only save the environment by not producing excess amounts of plastic waste, it’ll save you money, too. Dims.This simple, forward-thinking home brand takes sustainability to heart. Not only do they use sustainably-sourced wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Plus, all their finishes and adhesives “are Greenguard-certified, meaning they’ve met some of the world’s most rigorous standards for low emissions of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs)” according to CEO Eugene Kim. GolduneThink of Goldune as the Food52 of sustainability. They run a highly curated shop carrying everything you need to make sustainable swaps, whether that’s beeswax wraps, reusable paper towels, and so much more.PorterPorter is about making sustainability attractive. Their beautiful products help cut down on single-use plastic usage and they’re all completely BPA-free. The bowls, mugs, and bottles will keep your at-home cooking and drinking looking great, and doing great for the environment.Stasher Stasher bags are one of our favorite ways to transport food, period, and they are extremely eco-friendly. They come in all different shapes and sizes, are microwavable, and dishwasher safe, too. A pack will replace all of the plastic bags in your home forever.YardbirdSustainable outdoor furniture is a new part of the industry and Yardbird gets it right. The furniture is made from eco-friendly materials crafted from ocean plastics. They spent 2.5 years collecting on the beaches of the Philippines and incorporated over 30,000 lbs of this material into their furniture in 2017 alone. Plus, 50% of their packaging materials come from recycled sources.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Stay Hydrated and Help Preserve the Planet With a Reusable Water Bottle

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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/UnsplashThe idea of having a reusable bottle on-hand isn’t new. It’s not revolutionary, nor is it massively life-changing. But it’s a small part that you can play in helping the environment by not picking up that plastic bottle you get out of a 24-pack and tossing it out when you’re done.It took me a while to get into the mindset of having a reusable water bottle as part of my routine, but it’s gotten me to drink more and more water and to reduce my plastic consumption easily. I picked up a huge bottle that I stuck a reusable straw into and called it a day. After six months of using it, the fact that I couldn’t finish the massive amount of water it held was getting to me.Now, I opt for smaller, easier bottles that I can fill regularly. Adding a reusable bottle to your everyday carry is an important step to not only taking care of the planet by reducing plastic use but an important step to taking care of yourself and hydrating. Sustainability is more than just what impacts it has on the Earth, but what impact it has on your life.Read more at The Daily Beast.

You Should Be Updating Your Sheets For The Season Like You Update Your Wardrobe

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BestThe cold weather has come to a close, which means we can toss our double-layered comforters and flannel sheets into the back of the closet until November. It’s time to break out the linen, baby.Don’t have linen sheets? Well, it’s time to reconsider. You change over your wardrobe when the season changes and that same consideration should be put into your bedding. You spend basically as much time in your sheets as you do in your clothing and they should accurately reflect the temperature outside. Giving your bed a spring makeover is like wearing a short-sleeve shirt outside for the first time; it changes how you feel about the fabric. Now you won’t have to worry about getting too hot with your overly bulky flannel or microfiber sheets made for colder weather.Best overall: Bed Threads 100% Flax Linen Sheet SetBest for sensitive skin (no itchiness!): Tuft & Needle Linen Sheet Set Best color options: Hawkins Stonewashed Linen Essentials Set Best for first-timers: Simple&Opulence 100% Linen Sheet SetBest for longevity: Snow Linen Starter Sleep BundleBest on Amazon: Sijo Premium Stone Washed 100% French Linen Bed Sheet SetBest complete set: Primary Goods The Complete Set – French LinenBest eco-friendly option: Brooklinen Linen Sheet SetBest for bigger mattresses: Parachute Linen Top Sheet100% Flax Linen According to Scouted contributor Courtney Leiva, these sheets “sleep cool, are itch-free, and boast a cozy, air-light texture, but even after one wash, they still maintain their integrity.” Best Feature: Flax linen, according to the brand, is a humble plant that requires less water and fewer pesticides to cultivate than other materials, and can provide multiple benefits to sleepers of all kinds. The brand also boasts a 100% carbon neutral manufacturing and use of plastic-free packaging.Best for Sensitive Skin: Linen Sheet SetThese 100% OEKO-TEX certified European Flax sheets have a deep, 16-inch pocket so your sheets will stay put. They’ve been garment washed to be durable but are soft right out of the package.Best Color Options: Stonewashed Linen Essentials SetMade by Hawkins New York, these sheets are crafted from 100% Belgian Linen and come in 18 different color options. Best feature: They’ll naturally soften and develop that lived-in crumple that linen is known for.Best for First-Timers: Simple&Opulence 100% Linen Sheet SetMade from 100% Euro Flax Fabric, these sheets have been stone washed for ultimate comfort. Best feature: They’re breathable, temperature regulating, and come in five neutral colors.Best for Longevity: Linen Starter Sleep BundleSnowe gives you the sturdiness of linen without the break-in period. Best Feature: Their “air wash” technology means these sheets are “blasted, tumbled, and whipped with bursts of air.” This set is meant to last you decades (instead of seasons).Best on Amazon: Sijo Premium Linen Bed Sheet SetThese 100% French Linen sheets are soft and durable, thanks to being preshrunk and stonewashed. Best Feature: They’ve been manufactured without harmful dyes or chemicals.Best Complete Set: The Complete Set – French LinenPrimary Goods only makes two kinds of sheets: linen and percale. The innovation, however, is in the design. Best Feature: Add these stonewashed French linen sheets to your bed and never have to fuss with a top sheet again because the duvet has snaps that connect the top sheet directly to it.Best Eco-Friendly Option: Linen Sheet SetThese Belgian and French flax linen sheets from Brooklinen are stonewashed, individually pre-washed and garment-dyed. Best Feature: They are OEKO-TEX certified chemical-free, meaning they were “ tested for harmful substances and certified to meet the strict global safety criteria.”Best for Bigger Mattresses: Linen Top SheetParachute’s linen sheets are the classic linen sheets that you know. They’re sturdy and durable and will be a soft, luxurious place to sleep after only a couple of washes. Best Feature: Because of the oversized top sheet, even on bigger mattresses, the sheets stay on you. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find deals from Wayfair, Target, Kohls, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

Daily Beast Journalists Wrote These Books. You Should Read Them.

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We know you love books and we know you love the articles that Daily Beast journalists write. So we decided to combine the two into one list.
Whether you read your favorite writers’ books using a Kindle or want to stack some hardcovers horizontally to make a statement (like they sometimes do), here’s your guide to get the most out of the journalists whose journalism we can all get behind.
Below each listing is a snippet or two from Amazon’s summary of the book. Read on.

What Doesn’t Kill You

“Tessa Miller was an ambitious twentysomething writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At first, she toughed it out through searing pain, taking sick days from work, unable to leave the bathroom or her bed. But when it became undeniable that something was seriously wrong, Miller gave in to family pressure and went to the hospital―beginning a yearslong nightmare of procedures, misdiagnoses, and life-threatening infections. Once she was finally correctly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Miller faced another battle: accepting that she will never get better.”

Sinking in the Swamp

By Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng
“Two of Washington’s most meddlesome reporters take readers on a deep dive into the murky underworld of President Trump’s Washington, dishing the hilarious and frightening dirt on the charlatans, conspiracy theorists, ideologues, and run-of-the-mill con artists who have infected the highest echelons of American political power.”

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States

By Samantha Allen
“Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she’s a senior Daily Beast reporter happily married to another woman. A lot in her life has changed, but what hasn’t changed is her deep love of Red State America, and of queer people who stay in so-called ‘flyover country’ rather than moving to the liberal coasts. 
Capturing profound cultural shifts underway in unexpected places and revealing a national network of chosen family fighting for a better world, Real Queer America is a treasure trove of uplifting stories and a much-needed source of hope and inspiration in these divided times.”

Our Man in Charleston

By Christopher Dickey
“Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade. His actions helped determine the fate of a nation.
In this masterfully told story, Christopher Dickey introduces Consul Bunch as a key figure in the pitched battle between those who wished to reopen the floodgates of bondage and misery, and those who wished to dam the tide forever. Featuring a remarkable cast of diplomats, journalists, senators, and spies, Our Man in Charleston captures the intricate, intense relationship between great powers on the brink of war.”

Little Boy Blues: A Memoir

By Malcolm Jones
“For Malcolm Jones, his parents’ disintegrating marriage was at the center of life in North Carolina in the 1950s and 60s. His father, charming but careless, was often drunk and away from home; his mother, a schoolteacher and faded Southern belle, clung to the past and hungered for respectability.
In Little Boy Lost, Jones — one of our most admired cultural observers — recalls a childhood in which this relationship played out against the larger cracks of society: the convulsions of desegregation and a popular culture that threatens the church-centered life of his family.”

God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality

By Jay Michaelson
“Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. But not only that: Michaelson also shows that the vast majority of our shared religious traditions support the full equality and dignity of LGBT people.
In this accessible, passionate, and provocative book, Michaelson argues for equality, not despite religion but because of it.”

Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox

By Barbie Latza Nadeau
“Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to sexually assault Meredith Kercher, brutalize her body, and cut her throat.
In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior writer Barbie Latza Nadeau — who cultivated personal relationships with the key figures in both the prosecution and the defense — describes how the Knox family’s heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage distorted the facts, inflamed an American audience, and painted an offensive, inaccurate picture of Italy’s justice system.”

The Art of American Whiskey

By Noah Rothbaum
“Illustrated with 100 full-color modern and historic labels from the most iconic bottles ever made, The Art of American Whiskey is an instant collectible and a fantastic gift for any whiskey enthusiast or design lover.
Captions, sidebars, profiles and short histories tell the story of the pioneers and places behind the labels, and each chapter features era-appropriate recipes from all-star bartenders and cocktail experts that will tickle any tippler’s fancy.”

Paper Gods: A Novel of Money, Race, and Politics

By Goldie Taylor
“Mayor Victoria Dobbs Overstreet is a Harvard-trained attorney and Spelman alum, married to a celebrated heart surgeon, mother to beautiful twin girls, and a political genius. When her mentor, ally, and friend Congressman Ezra Hawkins is gunned down in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Victoria finds a strange piece of origami–a “paper god”–tucked inside his Bible.
These paper gods turn up again and again, always after someone is killed. Someone is terrorizing those who are close to Mayor Dobbs, and she can’t shake the feeling that the killer is close to her, too.”
Paper Gods: A Novel of Money, Race, and Politics

In Bed With Gore Vidal

By Tim Teeman
“Gore Vidal claimed there was no such thing as “gay,” only gay sexual acts. But what was the truth about his sex life and sexuality—and how did it affect and influence his writing and public life?
With In Bed with Gore Vidal: Hustlers, Hollywood, and the Private World of an American Master, Tim Teeman interviews many of Vidal’s closest family and friends, including Claire Bloom and Susan Sarandon, as well as surveying Vidal’s own rich personal archive, to build a rounded portrait of who this lion of American letters really was away from the page.”

If We Can Keep It

By Michael Tomasky
“Why has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? Can it ever be fixed? These are the questions that motivate Michael Tomasky’s deeply original examination into the origins of our hopelessly polarized nation.
Combining revelatory data with trenchant analysis, Tomasky tells us how the nation broke apart and points us toward a more hopeful political future.”

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Easy Valentine’s Day Gifts From Amazon That Still Deliver

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Ordering gifts for any holiday, especially Valentine’s Day, on Amazon doesn’t have to feel rushed or unplanned. The e-commerce behemoth carries a ton of smaller, indie brands that create gifts that are unique, elevated, and will impress anyone that receives them.

16K Gold Your Name Bar Bracelet

This customizable bracelet is the perfect little something to give to your Valentine. Choose their name, initials, or even a special date (up to 12 characters) to be engraved in the 16K gold bar.

ROYAL CRAFT WOOD Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

A nice relaxing soak in the tub is the perfect Valentine’s Day evening activity. This tray features a waterproof book or tablet holder, wine glass slots, plus removable trays for things like Bluetooth speakers, lotion, a candle, or whatever else helps them set the mood.

Nekteck Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine

Gifting a foot massage for a holiday is one thing, but gifting them a massager that they can use whenever they want? That’s a gift that keeps on giving. This machine has multiple preset massage modes and a heat function to give their feet the attention they deserve.

Moleskine Classic Notebook

Having a writer as a partner is both a blessing and a curse (as one myself, I get it). They all have particular ways they like to write, and ways they don’t. But gifting a writer a new, pristine notebook is probably one of the easiest ways to win them over. You could go classic, and get them a gorgeous Moleskin, but there are other more aesthetically pleasing options on Amazon as well. Try this Lemome one that’s thick, sturdy, comes with a pen loop, and best of all, the ability to lay completely flat. Want something a little more design-y? There’s this pack of bold Marimekko notebooks.

Seattle Chocolates Seasons Bar Trio

Gifting chocolate on Valentine’s is so passé but sometimes, it’s nice to receive it. Amazon carries Seattle Chocolates and their trios like Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars with flavors like salted almond and espresso, Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar with toffee and sea salt. They’re delicious and the packaging is gorgeous. If they’re not a chocolate-lover (they exist!), these gourmet marshmallows from OhNuts! are honestly almost too beautiful to be eaten, with flavors like Birthday Cake, Strawberry & Cream, Cinnamon Churro, and Mocha Latte.

Old Friend Men’s Slipper

Slippers are such a great gift for basically any holiday, birthday, anniversary, etc. It’s a great time to go overboard with comfort. These Old Friend Men’s Slipper are 100% leather and are fully lined (and collared) in sheepskin. These look like the fuzziest thing you could ever put on your feet. If they want something a little less bulky and a little more house-shoe-like, the Acorn Women’s Slouch Boot Slipper are what you’re gonna want to slip your feet into any day of the week.

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The Best Robes for Every Kind of Person

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There was once a time when I was robeless. Now, I have three: a summer, a spring/fall, and a winter one. They’re all different weights and materials, but they all make me feel good when I wear them. I’ve seen a lot of robes splashed across Instagram and the rest of social media, and I’m here to give you a lesson on them.
A robe should feel like a full-on blanket with a belt, in my opinion. There is a time and place for thin robes (right out of the shower and in the bathroom), but you don’t always need the waffle or terrycloth ones. Sometimes, you need, nay deserve more. Whichever style you choose, enjoy wearing it every time you tie that waist belt.

Waffle Knit Robe

I spoke highly of this robe when I first got it and I stand by it. My favorite towels are Parachute’s Waffle Knit towels and this robe feels like that, but able to be wrapped around my body without worrying about slippage. The robe is made from soft, long-staple Turkish cotton and comes in a handful of neutral colors. I lounge in this thing right after the shower. I put it on when I’m deciding to get dressed after wearing pajamas. It’s soft, breathable but warm, and has become a staple in my morning routine. 

Super-Plush Robe

Here’s the thing with robes: why not just get one cut from the same cloth as your favorite towels? My favorite towels are Brooklinen’s Super-Plush since they are softer than soft, and yet they dry extremely quickly. Same goes for this robe, which comes in three different colors. The only flaw? You’ll never want to take it off.

Women’s Long White Robe

Scouted Contributor Jessica Booth loves this robe that she says “is warm enough for chilly days, but not so warm that you couldn’t wear it in the summer as well.” There is “a waist tie” so you never lose the strap, and it’s “great for petite people,” too. Plus, if you just add on $15, you can get it monogrammed.

Some robes aren’t just for toweling off. Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas writes, “The Home Coat is like a wearable blanket,” that’s actually stylish. She says “it’s perfect for when you get home from work or when you wake up,” and is great for making you feel calm, comfortable, and stress-free.

Bagno Milano Robe

Scouted Contributor Jana Cholakovska originally bought this robe for her boyfriend, but it was just so comfortable, she decided to get her own too. The robe is something you might want to steal from a hotel. It’s classic, yet it does the trick, and she wears it both right when she gets out of the shower, and has begun treating it as part of her loungewear, too.

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Cord Management from Working For Home, A Three Pronged Approach

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Since we began forcing electricity into cables and cords in the late 1880s, a lot has changed in how and why we use them — except for one thing that’s remained static: We still have to use them. And our collections of tech devices — whether gaming accessories, bespoke speakers, streaming paraphernalia, or portable batteries — seem to just keep growing. On the daily, I charge my phone, an e-reader, two sets of wireless headphones, a mobile battery, and a laptop. With all that comes a nest of cords that really soured that at-home mood I was trying to cultivate. So I set out to manage my cords and it’s really much easier —and affordable — than I first thought. Surge ProtectionBelkin 12-Outlet Power Strip Surge ProtectorFirst priority for me, of course, was protecting my devices from surges. My go-to for years now has been Belkin’s 12-Outlet Power Strip. The right-angled, flat plug at the end of the 10-foot, heavy-duty power cord makes this beast (hey!) very convenient to use —I plug mine in behind a bookshelf.  Indicator lights tell you when the unit isn’t grounded and 12 outlets should cover all of your needs. This $22 investment comes with a $300,000 equipment warranty.GE 6 Outlet Surge ProtectorSimilarly priced is a best selling six-outlet surge protector from GE. While it’s just one strip, it packs four times the joule rating as the strips in Belkin’s two-pack and includes a lit indicator, if that aligns with your needs.   JACKYLED Power StripThis power strip comes with 14 plugs and 4 USB slots, which is great because that’s really all you need to charge your iPhone. It also stands up, instead of laying flat, if that’s the look you’re going for. AmazonBasics 8-Outlet Power Strip This Amazon option has a 12-foot long cord, which is great if you need to loop the cord behind some furniture to get some sockets in a different area of the room. Plus, it’s so sleek, you’ll hardly notice it’s there. Cord OrganizersFor the smaller cords in your life, a cord taco will revolutionize your organization. Perfect for USB cables, and headphone wires, cord tacos come equipped with a fastening strap to help keep your cords in place, and separate from one another. Twelve South Surface SnapFor cords on my desk and tables, the surface snap is my go-to. It’s pretty much a fancy Command strip, with a leather front, that you can fasten cords into. So, instead of them falling off the table everytime you unplug, they’ll stay right where you need them to be.Blue Key World Cable Clip Organizers Whenever I need to find my charger, it’s usually on the floor. These clips keep your cords upright when they’re not in use, so you’ll never need to go searching around your feet again. Velcro Brand One Wrap Ties These wrap ties will help even the messiest stay organized. They are color coded so you can know which wire is which, and I’ve seen them used as face mask clips, too.DMoose Cable Management BoxNext up is the crown jewel of my journey: the $39 cable management box organizer from DMoose. It’s large enough to perfectly fit  the aforementioned Belkin’s 12-outlet power strip and swallows up all of the cords I’ve attached to it and whose extraneous length I’ve rolled up into it. The aesthetic matches my other stuff, but you can go with black or white versions if that’s better for you. Cord CoversJ Channel Desk Cable Organizer Say goodbye to stray wires with this. Simply, funnel all of your cords into this sleek organizer that will blend in with the molding and make the haphazard mess of wiring disappear. SimpleCord Cord Cover Raceway KitFinally are ways to cover up the cords themselves, since even in the small doses left after shoving most of them into an organizer, tangled wires are off-putting. SimpleCord’s best selling Cord Cover Raceway Kit lets you easily and quickly create a cord tunnel along your wall without ever lifting a hammer (unless you want to do so, which the kit enables as an option). $28 gets you six cord raceways that cover more than 12 feet of tunneling.JOTO Cord Management Sleeve JOTO’s take on the cord tunnel is a zippable and flexible cord management sleeve — it’s half the price but doesn’t come with wall attachments.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.

Do You Have Everything to Stream the Big Game?

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Being a cable cutter is no longer something you humblebrag about to your friends who live in the suburbs. It’s becoming more and more common among city dwellers and has changed how we consume movies and TV. For some early adopters, getting rid of cable was about saving money and cutting down on ads, but now it’s more about having the ability to truly choose what you consume based on what you actually like, not just what comes in a cable package that you were probably upsold on—while saving a bit of money too.
There are a litany of device choices for streaming. Picking up a Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, or Roku is the easiest way to get content from a stream on your computer to a TV. All you do is plug them into a TV that has a USB connection or using an HDMI cable and hit play. Scouted Staff Writer Dan Modlin swears by the Roku, saying it “supports 4K and offers HDR streaming capabilities and is compatible with every streaming network (including HBO as of recently). When you turn the Roku on for the first time, it has a lovely video that takes you through how to use both the Stick and the remote.”

Roku Streaming Stick +

The Apple TV, and Fire TV Stick all come in 4K as well, if that’s something you’re willing to splurge for.
They’re all incredibly easy to set up and use, almost to a point that you’ll forget you aren’t watching TV through a cable box. The only real downside is if you’re not into finding an illegal stream (we don’t condone this), you’ll have to pay for a streaming service to watch it through. When it comes to live sports or awards shows, something like Sling, DirecTV Now, or Hulu Live, allows you to stream live TV without paying for huge cable packages with 500 channels you don’t actually watch.
Antennae aren’t just those comical rabbit ears you see in cartoons. A window antenna can pick up basic cable in HD (and some in 4K), giving you access to big award shows, big sports events, primetime TV and more.

Indoor HD TV Antenna

There are some downsides to using an antenna. Some have issues with reception during bad weather, which one can expect from any device that utilizes TV signals. Another downside is the fact that it can only pick up specific channels, so if what you want to watch is on a channel the antenna doesn’t get, you’re kind of stuck. But, if you’re the kind of person that rarely watches TV and only needs it for certain events, it’s a great, affordable option.
The NVIDIA Shield is one of the more advanced options that’s also perfect for Android users because it does everything the above devices do, but you can also utilize it for gaming and streaming from your PC. As Whitson Gordon put it: “It comes with all the same streaming services you’ve come to expect from set-top boxes—Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, and others—plus Google’s extensive Play Store for movies and shows. On top of that, though, the SHIELD is also a solid gaming device, offering lots of AAA games like Tomb Raider and Borderlands in the Play Store.”

NVIDIA Shield TV Pro

For the price, it’s a lot of features packed into a tiny box. It may feel like you’re overwhelmed with features. If you just want to stream TV shows or movies, maybe skip this one and opt for a smaller, simpler device. The NVIDIA Shield has a bit of a learning curve as well (my boyfriend and I have had one in our apartment for a while and I definitely still don’t know how to fully use it), so keep that in mind.
Whether you’re streaming movies, TV shows, or big, live sports events with friends, it’s always good to make sure you have the equipment to do so, and do well enough to actually enjoy it.
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Fake Plants That Look as Good as the Real Thing

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Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/VendorsIt’s no surprise that plants become The Thing to buy right now. Being able to consistently take care of something that needs water and food and sunlight is a huge upside to this work from home lifestyle most of us have adopted. But once we’re heading back into offices, what happens to that greenery if you can’t keep up the schedule? Or, what if you’ve found out that a green thumb doesn’t come naturally for you? Well, you can fake it. Some brands have found the secret to creating real-looking plants that require no effort in keeping them green (save for a little bit of dusting) and we’ve rounded up some of the best, from budget-friendly to statement-making investments.Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations. Don’t forget to check out our coupon site to find deals from Wayfair, Target, Kohls, and more. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.Read more at The Daily Beast.

Outdoorsy Gifts for the Adventure Seekers in Your Life

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Few things are better for the body and soul than fresh air. But having the right gear for an outdoor adventure makes all the difference. So this holiday season, why not outfit the adventure-seeker in your life with a gift that encourages them to unplug and head into the great outdoors.Whether they’re a seasoned voyager or a casual wanderer, they’re sure to log miles and miles of memorable experiences. Consider it a gift that keeps on giving.  Jet Boil MiniMo The Jet Boil MiniMo is my favorite camping stove. It’s lightweight enough to take anywhere, and so easy to use that sometimes, I just use it instead of my regular stove. A good headlamp is an outdoors game-changer. Not only does this one have a red light setting so you can still see the stars, it also has a locking feature so you never run out of battery unexpectedly. Eno Hammock An Eno Hammock is portable enough to bring on any hike, yet nice enough to set up in your backyard. It’s easy, too. All you have to do is tie the straps around some trees and you’re ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy the clouds rolling by. Biolite FirePitThis firepit allows you to have a fire in your backyard, on the beach, or really anywhere where it’s allowed, safely. It also has internal jets that make it smokeless, so they won’t be left teary-eyed every time they want to have a campfire and roast some s’mores. Getaway Cabin RentalWhy not treat them to a vacay? Getaway offers luxe cabins outside of major cities equipped with everything you need to have a good time and get into nature. There’s something for everyone: whether it’s making smores or going on a gruelling hike, this will be the most memorable gift they’ve received yet. Tactica M.100I, personally, don’t go anywhere without my multi-tool, and this is my favorite. It’s TSA safe, a great screwdriver for fixing up your bike on the go, and will keep you reaching for the toolbox for easy-to-solve projects. Ming’s Mark 36028 Foldable Reclining Camp ChairLounge outdoors with comfort and style using this reclining, rocking camp chair. Cup holders and a mesh pocket on this water-proof design mean your friend can keep everything they need within arm’s reach. Add in an IOU for a night out under the stars for the perfect gift, no neck craning required.  Rumpl Puffy Sherpa BlanketWhether your friend spends their outdoor time camping or watching football games from the stands, they’ll stay warm with a cozy blanket. This machine-washable pick features a dirt-resistant shell and a super soft sherpa lining. Feast by FirelightTired of eating charred hot dogs and scrambled eggs on camping trips? How does honey-coriander pork chops with roasted corn salsa sound? Up the campfire cooking game with a copy of this collection of easy-to-prepare recipes for the great outdoors. In addition to delicious meal ideas, the book includes shopping and equipment lists and instructions on food prep and packing. Danish Endurance Merino Wool Hiking and Walking SocksBecause there’s no better stocking stuffer than socks themselves. Merino wool helps keep feet warm (and dry) in the winter and allows for easy breathing in the summer heat, too. This pair has the seal of approval from Rasmus Kragh, a mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen. Yeti Roadie 20 CoolerYeti puts the cool in cooler. The brand’s signature “coldlock gasket” technology is sure to keep provisions cold (or warm), no matter the elements outside. This compact version can still hold 16 beers or 20 gallons of ice. And it comes in stylish hues like seafoam, too.   Hydro FlaskStaying hydrated is crucial to a successful endeavor in the great outdoors. This 32-ounce model keeps liquid hot for up to 6 hours or cold for up to 24. And it’s BPA-free to boot. Outdoor Hound Dog DaypackA four-legged hiking companion can carry his or her own supplies (may we suggest water, poop bags, and a few tennis balls?) on the trail with a pack made just for dogs. This model is light and breathable to optimize comfort for furry friends. Reflective stripes improve visibility and keep the dog safe as dusk sets in. Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals.  If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.

The One Thing You Need Right Now Is a Good Mug

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As an avid drinking of hot beverages, my vast collection of mugs (yes, I have a collection) is something that brings me immense joy. Each one brings out a certain personality, from serious, to playful, to inquisitive, and I know I’m not alone.
Feeling warm and toasty in a time that feels tumultuous and on the cusp of despair is a small gift to yourself. Enjoying that feeling with a good mug (and a feel-good book) is honestly one of the best ways to wind down after the day. While yes, a lot of it does depend on what’s inside the mug, having a crappy drinking vessel will easily diminish the enjoyment of a beverage. You don’t want a mug that gets cold too easily (or retains too much heat), or is uncomfortable to hold. There are a lot of variables out there.

This is the best mug I own by a mile and a half. It’s handmade and if it’s in stock, I recommend adding it to your cart ASAP. The handle and lip couldn’t be more perfect, and it’s just beautiful to look at, too. In short, it’s everything you want in a mug, minus the kitschy catchphrase.

OHOM Self Heating Ceramic Mug

Self heating you say? This ceramic mug comes complete with a heated base (that also magically charges your phone) plus a ceramic lid to keep your hot beverages nice and steamy.

Bodum Double Wall Insulated Glass

These aren’t technically mugs, but they will replace all of the mugs you own, according to Scouted Contributor Jessica Booth. They are made of “really well insulated glass” so not only do they “keep coffee hot for a while,” but the “outside remains cool to the touch.” There is some sort of magic going on with these cups.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

If you’re worried about your coffee (or tea) getting cold before you can get to it, the Ember mug may just be for you. Scouted Contributor John Brandon reviewed the travel version and said “he drank every drop of coffee.” The technology allows you to control the heat of the contents inside the cup, and the charger is even a warming pad. In short, you’ll never have cold coffee again (unless you like iced coffee and then you can have that, too).

Fellow Stagg [X] Pour-Over Brewing Set

If you’re all about getting to the point of drinking coffee and not fussing with multiple cups, why not get a brewing system that goes directly into the mug? This set comes complete with a pour-over drip brewer and a double walled glass that’s made to set underneath. It’s not technically a mug, but it was made to drink hot liquid from and I think that’s close enough.

MiiR 12oz Insulated Camp Cup

For a lower tech and lower priced option, the Miir Camp cup is a great choice. It has double walled insulation, like your favorite water bottle, that helps keep drinks hotter (or colder) for longer periods of time. There’s a lid so you can bring it on the go, but you might just want to leave it at your desk. It’ll be your new go-to mug in no time.

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