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    30 Products That Help Turn Annoying Tasks Into Enjoyable Ones

    Life's annoying enough without bunched-up sheets, lost socks, and stinky drains making it worse.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A versatile chop, slice, and dice unit that'll drastically *cut* down on veggie prep and cleanup time with interchangeable blades that can each be popped in the dishwasher.

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    This unit comes with three interchangeable chopping blades, three grater blades, and two slicer blades. It also comes with holding containers to house all the blades, a cleaning fork, and a safety holder.

    Promising review: "I got this because I am slow at chopping veggies with a knife and it works great. It takes no time at all to have fully diced onions now. When I have a bunch of stuff to chop at once, I can just chop, let it go into the catch bin below, chop the next thing, etc, and when I'm done, dump everything into my pot for dinner. Cleaning is also super easy. The pieces come apart for individual cleaning and you can throw the whole thing in the dishwasher." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    2. An under-cabinet lid opener if pickle and pasta sauce jars just so happen to be your mortal, hand-cramping enemy. This makes the depressingly strenuous affair a breeze, and is great for seniors or anyone with joint or arthritic pain.

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    It comes with peel-and-stick adhesive strips and three screws for installation! For more info, check out our full under-cabinet lid opener deep dive.

    Promising review: "Love this! Makes life a little easier every day! I love this so much, I bought two more for my sisters. We are all over 60, but I wish I had one since 40 years ago, it's that great. No more banging jars on the floor, or looking for pliers to get a bottle open. I had to install a piece of wood under my upper cabinet to attach it properly, but other than that the install was easy. Highly recommend this product to everyone!" β€”Happy Camper22

    Get it from Amazon for $14.24.

    3. A pack of biodegradable foaming drain cleaning tablets to turn the daunting task of de-clogging and de-stinking your sink into an effortless science experiment. Toss a packet in, turn on the disposal, and watch all that cleaning power bubble up to the surface.

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    Promising review: "Never thought there was a product out there to specifically clean the disposer. In the past, I would use a lot of soap/cleaners and water, but this works WAY better. You can literally hear a difference in your disposer after cleaning with this product." β€”CPG RZ Review

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.98.

    4. A doctor-recommended Squatty Potty so any tough "gotta go" urges go a little (or a lot) smoother thanks to this stool's natural colon-aligning prowess.

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    If you want more Squatty Potty content before making the best purchase of your life, check out our Squatty Potty review.

    Promising review: "Unbelievable how effective the Squatty Potty is. I bought it as a joke, but it really works. Amazing how the natural position works. Others in our family have bought Squatty Potties and agree. We are fans." β€”Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99, or for a more ~aesthetic~ throne, splurge on the clear one for $79.99.

    5. A bleach-free Wet & Forget shower cleaner for not only cleaning but preventing soap scum buildup. Once a week simply give your shower a spray, let it sit overnight, rinse off the next day, then β€” BOOM β€” you're done and didn't even break a sweat.

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    Promising review: "Life-changing!! This stuff is AMAZING!!! It cleaned my shower so well and the build-up stayed gone for over a week (forgot to do it at the one week mark)" β€”ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $17.23.

    6. An affordable teeth whitening pen because traditional strips are tough to use, expensive, and can leave you with teeth sensitivity that is, in my professional opinion, NO fun. With this, you can easily whiten your teeth anytime, anyplace, in just five minutes without any lingering pain.

    a split before and after image of a reviewers yellow teeth before the whitening pen and their teeth appearing whiter after use
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    Promising review: "Due to prior experiences with Crest and Equate whitening strips, I always deal with tooth sensitivity even after the first use. So naturally I only use this pen every other day, thinking I was going to deal with the same issue and surprisingly I don't. I actually really like the way it whitens my teeth and love the fact that I'm not dealing with any tooth sensitivity pains." β€”Claudia Garcia

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. A genius T-shirt roll holder that holds up to 16 shirts and makes picking out what to wear a lot easier than digging through the depths of your probably too-full drawers.

    a reviewer photo of a closed closet with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
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    The Roll Keeper is a Kelso, Washington-based small biz owned by Traci. Traci has been crafting for over 40 years and created her roll storage design to help organize vinyl, soon realizing that it was the perfect organizational solution for much more. Her shop has versions for bottles, wrapping paper, pens, and more.

    This handy organizer solver BuzzFeed writerΒ Mallory Mower's folding woes:

    "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased a product from!"

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Amazon Handmade for $19.99.

    8. A super convenient tofu press if you're tired of spending more time tending to your tofu than you do your cat. This all-in-one system works in the fridge without you needing to come back and increase the pressure. Plus, all the water collects at the bottom so there's no mess and no need for paper towels.

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    Promising review: "I've been a vegan for 13 years and I can't believe I went this long without a tofu press. So much more enjoyable cooking with tofu after pressing it. This press is different than all the rest as it has a tray that catches all the water. You can put the whole thing in the fridge and it's hassle-free. Take it out the next day and drain the liquid and you're good to go. The other presses require a plate underneath and some require tightening and adjustments as it presses. I'll admit after reading some of the reviews here of users with broken Tofuture presses I was hesitant to order but I've just been careful with mine and haven't had any problems so far." β€”Conner

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    9. A cropped padded sports bra to make hot, sweaty workouts a bit less hot and sweaty by cutting down on the number of layers you and your boobs have to endure.

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    Promising review: "This lightweight top is perfect for a sweaty workout. Breathes really well. I normally wear a large but upped the size because I have a bigger bust area and it fit as expected! Nice stretch to the material; it is form-fitting but not too tight! It's really nice that it has a built-in bra 'shelf' along with padding. Also, the material makes it almost just look like a casual tank. I pair it with my high-waisted jeans and a cardigan and I'm ready to go. Love the neutral and muted colors they offer and definitely want one in almost every color." β€”Kara Barry

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 23 colors).

    10. A pack of sock keepers that keeps pairs together in the washer and dryer so you can cut down on the time spent exploring the inner dimensions of the laundry room for that single missing sock.

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    Promising review: "I've tried a few different sock holders. These are the best I've found. Sturdy material and they hold the socks together securely in the washer and dryer. The best part is that the design allows my athletic socks to be easily inserted. Not only do they keep socks from going rogue, but they really make it super easy to sort the laundry when it's out of the dryer. Grab 'em and toss them in the drawer; a real time saver because no more searching in the pile and matching socks. You need these." β€”Just a Guy

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two styles).

    11. A silicone-free L'Oreal moisturizing treatment for anyone who hates waiting around to wash out goopy hair masks with disappointing results. This rinse-out formula works on any hair texture or length in just eight seconds, delivering the proteins and amino acids necessary for a shiny, flippable mane.

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    Shine in a silicone-free product?! Dreams really do come true.

    Promising review: "I bought this stuff on a whim because I'm always in the market for products that promise to smooth frizz and enable easier blowouts. My hair is almost shoulder-length and has been through a lot of damaging bleach and harsh keratin treatments. Honestly, I was shocked at how well this worked. After one use (left it in for about a minute and followed with normal conditioner), my hair was so easy to blow-dry. It came out straight with just a paddle brush and I was able to skip the flat iron. It still had bounce and volume, though. I'm a huge fan!" β€”LisaG

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    12. A pack of cleaning K-Cups because the inside of your Keurig is likely coated with residue from old brews and you've been putting off handling it for A WHILE. Now you can give your machine regular deep cleans in the same amount of time it takes to make a cup o' joe. Side effects may include better-tasting coffee.

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    Promising review: "This was easy to use. Just pop in and let the system do the work. No downtime, no waiting. Simple and easy to use. I did notice a difference after the first use. Highly recommend it." β€”vetrie

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. A cordless vacuum so lightweight and easy to maneuver that you might start to say wild things like "I like vacuuming". Speaking from firsthand experience, once you go cordless, you'll never want to go back.

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    This versatile vacuum has three suction modes, an LED headlight, additional slim brush cleaning head, an easy-to-install wall mount for easy storage that works with the charging adaptor, AND can be turned into a handheld vacuum.

    Promising review: "This vacuum was such a great purchase. It's super lightweight and easy to move around. I love that it can be mounted on the wall for charging. It's nice and slim and fits perfectly on my kitchen wall without being in the way. It's so convenient to pull it off the wall and quickly clean up any little spills without having to get the big vacuum out. It has great suction. It easily picked up dog hair, flour, and pretty much everything else I tried. The no-bag canister is also very convenient and cost-saving. Probably my favorite thing is how maneuverable it is. The vacuum head swivels and gets under cabinets and chairs very easily. I'm very happy with this purchase." β€”Heather Reilly

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    14. Plus, a patented pet hair remover if you're tired of dragging out the vacuum or lint roller every time your pet touches anything. This lightweight roller uses bristles, not sticky tape, to catch lint, meaning you can clean and reuse it over and over and over again.

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    Because it doesn't rely on adhesive paper, you only have to buy it once and can reuse it β€” cleaning the hair off the brush when it gets clogged, of course!

    Promising reviews: "Finally a lint roller that really works. Now I have an obsessed husband picking up German shepherd hair off the couch. Worth the price paid. It will pay for itself. No more sticky tape rollers!" β€”Blanca LInda Hatter

    Get one from Amazon for $24.95.

    15. A Dash rapid egg cooker to make your morning egg prep 1,000x easier. Get boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs in just a couple of minutes. And weighing in at just ONE POUND, it's perfect for small apartment kitchens, dorm rooms, or RV travel!

    The egg cooker in black filled with six eggs
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    In need of an egg cooker deep dive? Check out BuzzFeed editor Marquaysa Battle's Dash Egg Cooker review.

    This cooker includes the base, clear lid, measuring cup, poaching tray, omelet bowl, boiling tray, and a handy little recipe book!

    Promising review: "Where has this gadget been all my life?! I love to cook but I always find boiling water for eggs to be annoying. It's very easy to use and the eggs come out perfect! You just pick how you want to make your eggs, fill the cup with water to the appropriate line, pierce the egg, cover it, and turn on. All in all, it's a great product and I’m happy with this purchase." β€”Death2Barbie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in six colors).

    16. A set of reusable wad-free pads so laundry day isn't derailed by tangled bedsheets. These help maintain a balanced washer drum, reduce dry times, and prevent wet clothes from getting trapped in the sheets.

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet
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    Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic by Cyndi, who learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads.Β 

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" β€”katy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. A silicone-bristled portable paw cleaner you simply fill with water for getting Fido's muddy paws squeaky clean without a lot of effort (or opportunities for them to get away).

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    Promising review: "This product is great. My puppy is a digger and we have red clay type dirt. It gets her paws clean fast and easily. So much better than having to get a bath every time she digs." β€”Mandi Bultman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    18. A beloved-by-the-internet detangling brush because your old brush isn't going to change no matter how many pain-induced swears you throw its way. Time to upgrade to something that will treat your kinky-curly locks with the respect they deserve.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this brush three weeks ago and have used it every day. I like the brush so much I ordered three more for my adult daughters. Not only is the brush gentle on my gray hair, but it also feels like I am giving myself a head massage. Also, I appreciate the wide hand base design. I have rheumatoid arthritis and it is not always easy to grip an ordinary hair brush. Plus, the brush is easy to clean. It truly glides through my wet hair." β€”Alicia N Steimel

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in six colors).

    19. And an adhesive monitor clip that can hold up to 30 sheets of paper, making data entry and note-taking a breeze while clearing up loads of desk space.

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    Promising review: "I love this product. I always buy one when I move into a new office. It’s basic, but it works. Clip adheres very well to my computer monitor when both services are clean and dry. Use some rubbing alcohol to clean both services before trying to adhere it. I like this document clip because it helps me be more productive. I also use it to hold papers that need my immediate attention if I am not doing data entry. In summary, I’ve purchased this product many times for a reason. It does the job with no frills and it’s a great value!" β€”Cassidy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.93.

    20. A stainless-steel garlic mincer and silicone peeler if you love fresh garlic but hate everything about the process of using it. This magical peeling prevents hand stank, while the simple yet effective mincer is waaayyyy easier to clean than traditional presses.

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    Promising review: "It takes very little effort to mince garlic, and the garlic easily cleans out of the holes by simply running your thumb over them. The silicone sleeve makes peeling SO easy! Just cut the ends off, toss them in, and the peels are gone in a few quick rubs. I love both of these, and I use fresh garlic constantly now instead of garlic powder!" β€”z71ragdoll

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. Budget-friendly period underwear to make handling Aunt Flo as simple as...well...putting on your underwear. This affordable pair can absorb the equivalent of two tampons so you can go about your day (or night) without fretting about unexpected leakages.

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    Some reviewers recommend sizing up! For more info, check out BuzzFeed editor Emma Lord's full Bambody period underwear review.

    Promising review: "These are amazing and they fit so good! I've worn them on my heaviest days and no leaks whatsoever. Super convenient for those of us that wear pads because you jump out of the shower and put a pair on and you're done! No sitting on the toilet to put a bulky pad in your underwear. I bought three pairs and will definitely buy more so I don't have to wait for them to air dry to re-use! Washing is easy just rinse out and throw in washer on cold water and hang to dry! I love These! Life-changing!!!!!" β€”Lauryn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XXS–6X and individually or in packs of two or three in various colors).

    22. Some fizzing Johnny Drops so you can to give your toilet a cleansing spa treatment without all that unnecessary scrubbing. It's basically a bath bomb but for your porcelain throne.

    White bath bombs next to the brown paper bag packaging
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    Juniperseed Mercantile is a Colorado-based Etsy shop run by science teacher Tiffany Norton who creates all-natural cleaning, skincare, bath, and body products.

    Promising review: "This is my second purchase of these so you can tell I totally love them. They work great and I just store them in a jar on the back of the toilet. Definitely can't say I’ve ever stored any other toilet cleaner out in the open." β€”Laura Wick

    Get a five-pack from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $10.Β 

    23. A charmeuse pre-rolled scarf because tying the scarf is a whole lot of hassle that you no longer have to deal with. This large design can accommodate a wide range of hairstyles and the silky-smooth satin will help hair retain moisture and prevent breakage.

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    Glow By Daye is a Black woman-owned small business founded by Ranay Daye and based in Los Angeles. She sells a variety of bonnets, as well as silk pillowcases.

    My fabulous colleague Christine Forbes loves these scarves. Hear why in her own words:

    "Folding a scarf is half the battle and I love that these are pre-folded. They're comfortable, easy to tie, and very cute. Although my first scarf was free, I ended up buying two more. They're that good. Sometimes they slip off, but that's usually when I tie them loosely. My hair is very fine. Using smooth, moisture-retaining fabrics like this drastically reduces my breakage."

    Get it from Amazon for $24.96.

    24. These microfiber makeup-remover cloths that are shockingly effective at wiping away even your darkest smoky eye look with JUST WATER! It can't get much simpler than that, folks.

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    Throw 'em in your washing machine to clean them up so you can use them again and again!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they do a pretty impressive job of taking off all my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple of swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." β€”RachelM

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $7.49 (available in three styles).

    25. A folding board if you're daunted by the seemingly endless stream of unfolded laundry in your life. This board makes it quick and easy. Not to mention your closet will look like the well-manicured aisles of your favorite clothing store.

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    Promising review: "Let me start off with this: I hate folding laundry. I absolutely hate it. I've seen this thing all over social media. I decided to try it out and OH. MY. GOSH. I freaking love it! It's super easy to use and my clothes are perfectly folded every time. As weird as it sounds, I actually look forward to folding my laundry now. I wish I had purchased this sooner! I like the design it has and I love how compact it is. After I'm finished folding my laundry, I just fold up the BoxLegend V2 shirt folding board and tuck it away! It's lightweight and seems durable. I recommend this to everyone, even those who hate folding clothes." β€”Kayli

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    26. A set of hoodie hangers because everything about a cozy sweatshirt is great except for how much of a pain they are to store. Free up drawer and shelf space with these clever hooks, and always have quick and easy access to your go-to styles.

    VenalliBuilds / Etsy

    VenalliBuilds is an Overland Park, Kansas Etsy shop with a tight assortment of clever tools to solve your random problems.

    Promising review: "These hooks are awesome! Great product to organize hoodies and love that they actually stay on the hook without sliding off. The seller was quick to respond to a question I had and I received the hooks just a few days after placing the order." β€”fpardo8229

    A five-pack from VenalliBuilds on Etsy for $20 (available in four colors).

    27. An electric wine opener so you can crack open a bottle with just the click of a button. It looks very sleek sitting in the charging dock on a countertop or bar cart and includes a foil cutter for a clean slice every time.

    An electric wine opener on its docking station next to a glass of wine and a bottle
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    I received this as a birthday gift and, though it is one of the most unnecessary things that I own, I LOVE it. It looks very cool and expensive in-person. I can almost guarantee anyone who partakes in wine, even occasionally, will love this!

    Promising review: "Luxurious look. This product is has a fancy design and is super quiet! It's easy to use and within seconds you will have wine ready to pour. Hassle-free and a neat way to open bottles of wine. It lights up blue, easy to recharge, and most definitely a good product to give as a gift." β€”Babi Gendut

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

    28. A hot air brush for giving yourself a salon-quality blowout without the arm aches and sweat that make doing your hair feel like a proper workout. This gadget combines the heat of a blowdryer with the shape and bristles of a round brush so you can say goodbye to juggling both at once.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Fellow BuzzFeed writer Rachel Dunkel (looking adorable in the pictures above) has had major success styling with this brush:

    "I'd heard a TON of great things about the hot air brush but admittedly didn't fully believe it until I got one for myself. I was thrilled to have a dramatically short bob until I remembered just how hard they are to style. I'm nearly useless with a round brush and hairdryer. The hot air brush combines two unwieldy tools into one light, easy-to-manage one that's simple to use and greatly cuts down on my morning styling time. I recommend letting your hair air dry most of the way before finishing with this. Even a pass over dry hair helps get my bedhead into shape. Amazing. I have short hair and the 1-inch version is perfect."

    Get it from Amazon for $34+ (available in two sizes).

    29. A bottle of professional-grade callus-removing gel that'll quickly remove years (I repeat, YEARS) worth of hard calluses without endless scraping and scrubbing. Reviewers say dead skin dissolves in mere minutes, so I'd start picking out a new pair of sandals, like, now.

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    Just pre-soak your feet, apply the gel, let sit for five to 10 minutes, and rinse! It's recommended you go back in afterward with a foot file just to make sure no residue or dead skin is left behind.

    Promising review: "I have the driest heels and this is the ONLY product that has ever worked. Before I used this my heels had some pretty deep cracks and now they're almost baby soft again. BUT please follow the directions...left it on my super dry thick calloused heels for only three minutes and the callouses were literally melting off! Wonderful product! So glad I don't have to go soak my feet in those tubs at the nail salon anymore." β€”Key2Del

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    30. A pack of Downy fabric spray so you rock wrinkle-free fits even when there's no time (or energy) to break out the iron.

    a reviewer photo of a blue dress shirt looking wrinkled on the left, and the same shirt with less wrinkles on the right
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    I hate wrinkles *and* am lazy β€” two at-odds conditions. This stuff has been a staple in my life since approximately ninth grade (thanks to my mama). As a former Catholic school uniform wearer, this stuff was VITAL to freshening up wrinkly dress shirts that spent the after-school hours stuffed in a gym bag. The scent is light and fresh and its wrinkle-releasing powers are nearly instant. It definitely works better on some fabrics than others (great on cotton, less great on some synthetics), but it'll improve the look of most without dealing with an iron or steamer.Β 

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.38.Β 

    You after transforming all your annoying tasks:

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