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    32 Truly Odd Things That Might Help Improve Your Life In Small Ways

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    1. A tongue scraper, because it may become the oddest-looking part of your routine but it'll bring you RESULTS. It scrapes any ~residue~ off your tongue to cancel bacteria and odored breath...just don't look at your sink.


    Promising review: "I am a thorough brusher and flosser and always brush my tongue with the toothbrush for a minute at the end of each teeth brushing. I thought I kept a clean mouth, and my dentists would always concur; I’ve never had a cavity at 34 years old. Then I used this scraper for the first time, over my white bathroom sink. The yellow goo that started to collect after each pass completely caught me by surprise, and sort of made me sick to my stomach to even look at. How was I so ignorant to its presence, colonizing the vast free real estate amongst the sprawling meadows and rolling hills of my papillae? Today I reclaim my tongue back, and rid it from the impure forces that gripped it for so long. Be gone, demons. You are not welcome here." —Chill Pilgrim

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in two colors).

    2. A Darth Vader shower head that'll reveal the Sith Lord can actually improve your weak water pressure — his (strong) tears are our gain. I think we can all agree people who bathe normally have chosen the dark side.


    They're not salty, I promise! He has three powerful spray settings and can adjust in pressure. PLUS he has a 72" hose for easy access ~everywhere~. I meant your back, geez...

    Promising review: "This shower head actually far outperformed my expectations. The pressure is very good, and we have such weak pressure here so the oxygenation helped so much! I have thick hair and it always took forever to rinse it through and now it takes far less time. The quality of the product is also better overall than I expected. It is very sturdy, well-made, and even bigger than I expected." —Corissa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    3. A tub of Elizavecca carbonated clay mask so you can make skincare a heck of a lot more entertaining. Aside from its obvious selfie potential, this is great for minimizing blackheads, exfoliating, and removing excess oil! And, you know, bubbles.


    Promising review: "This is my favorite mask ever! I am impatient and can't usually wait for other masks that take 20 minutes to dry (and I hate the drying, pulling feeling). I put this on while my shower is warming up and it starts bubbling immediately! It's easy to rinse off and leaves skin feeling extremely clean. My face is super smooth for at least two days after using it. I have large pores with lots of blackheads and sebum, and this definitely reduces the amount of visible blackheads. And I feel less oily. Great product! Great price!" —Abby

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    To learn more, check out "This Bubble Face Mask Is $10, Will Give You Perfect Skin, And Make You LOL, You're Welcome".

    4. A set of knit kitty table leg protectors for probably making your roommate furious, but you know what they just don't understand ART. They should really thank you for preventing scratches on your floor — now you'll get your security deposit back.


    Promising review: "OMG, these are super cute and adorable! They're very easy to put on; I do suggest that you slide the paw more towards the front so that it bends better when the chair is sitting up. The fact that they really protect my floors and look like kitty paws has me sold." —JL

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

    5. A grip strip, because this'll bring you straight to the future where you don't need glue or magnets to keep your phone, keys, glasses, WHATEVER right where you want 'em. People may think aliens infiltrated your car, but you and I know the truth.


    You can stick it where you want, and peel it when you want to remove it!

    Promising review: "This product is like something out of science fiction! It grips onto surfaces and holds whatever you want it to, yet peels off easily." —Firebox Customer

    Get it from Firebox for $8.99+ (available in four colors).

    6. A set of wine condoms that'll add a little *excitement* to regular nights in. Sure, they help extend the life of already-opened bottles of wine, but the real lesson here is you should always use protection when it comes to vino. Wine gone bad is a tragedy that must be avoided at all costs.


    Promising review: "I got these as a gift for a family member that is a 'wine afficianado' partly for a laugh, but also for their great concept. When she opened them I did get a huge laugh, but once she realized what they were and the concept she was amazed and I have received confirmation from her that they work wonders and truly provide an airtight seal. ." —Thomas

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $13.97.

    To learn more about this, check out "These Wine Condoms Mean You'll Never Waste A Half-Finished Bottle Again".

    7. And! A wine stain–preventing balm so you can drink your merlot without it leaving a mark. If the sight of you putting this on your lips and teeth rubs people the wrong way, just wait until their mouth is purple. WHO WILL BE LAUGHING THEN, I WONDER?


    It's plant-based and all-natural *and* won't interfere with the taste of your wine.

    Promising review: "So my teeth always stain when I drink red wine and I hate it. I read about this product in one of my magazines and thought I would give it a try, and I'm so happy I did. I just used it for an all-day wine tour and came out of that with white teeth. Hooray! The texture is nice and there isn't any flavor to interfere with your wine. The fact that it doubles as a lip balm is a bonus." —DDR777

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A pair of Mickey Mouse oven gloves for enjoying the *magic* in cooking — aka not burning the heck out of your hands right before eating all your cookies at once.


    Promising review:" We love these!! They're durable, fun and perfect for my Disney-obsessed family!" —Jacque Maxwell

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99.

    9. A zombie face mask, because this'll bring ~life~ back to tired, dull complexions, clear breakouts, tighten pores, minimize fine lines, and deeply moisturize dry skin. I had no idea zombies had so much to do — no wonder they're always groaning.

    Promising review: "I have never written a review before, but I am compelled to do so now. I had tiny bumps all over my skin, especially my forehead. My skin NEVER felt smooth, even with the prescriptions I was given to help with these tiny bumps. I had bad, bad rosacea. So bad that it was actually causing my cheeks to have what appeared to be thickening skin. My pores were huge and getting bigger day by day. The results from my first box of this mask were so amazing, I decided to use my second box every day. Even more amazing results. EVERY SINGLE THING LISTED ABOVE NO LONGER EXISTS!!!! I moisturize deeply after rinsing and my face looks absolutely amazing. My face did not even look like this at 30." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $24.98 (also available in "Halloween edition").

    10. A snuggly cocoon to feel perfectly swaddled while watching SVU all weekend until it's suddenly Monday. The best part: you'll never be expected to share your blanket again. Mwahaha.


    Promising review: "FINALLY!!! An easy way to stay warm with no hassle. It goes with you when you have to get up and stays out of your way so you can actually function. No more messy blankets everywhere, no need for bulky robes. Cocoonsie makes life easier. And it’s fun to wear. Love it." —dwwoof

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–L and four colors).

    11. A Squatty Potty toilet spray that'll understand when you gotta go you gotta go, and sometimes the fear of inarguably ~real~. You and your new number two can ride off into the sunset scent-free while the rest of the world holds it in.


    Yes, that's right, they're made from the same company that brought us the holy-grail Squatty Potty. Their formula is a blend of essential oils and real gold nanoparticles to trap odors above and beneath the toilet water and fully deodorize the room

    Promising review: "This spray will save your reputation! I've tried Poo-Pourri before, but it smells like someone took a dump in a bowl of fruit loops! With this, all I smell is a nice subtle nature smell without even a hint of poop. Amazing product!" —Ali

    Get it from Amazon for $9.75 (available in five scents).

    To learn more, check out "This $10 Spray Is The Answer To Your Pooping Anxiety".

    12. A reversible, sequined pillow so you can not only add some extremely sophisticated decor to your living room, but always remember the importance of CPR. "Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive. Stayin' alive."

    This'll also bring up some very interesting Silence of the Lambs trivia whenever you have guests. They'll love it.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, this pillow is so hilarious and beautiful. Please buy this if you love The Office and want to giggle every day." —Katie Goncalves

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors and two styles).

    13. A pair of leaf scoops for making your neighbors go ~green~ with envy as you conquer your entire lawn in half the usual time. Don't let the power go to your head.


    Promising review: "Love these! They're lightweight and easy to use. I have a lot of tree debris and weeds on my 1/3 acre lot. These make short work of picking up the raked up piles. And they're easy on the back." —J. Reynolds

    Get them from Amazon for $36.95.

    14. A Freeman body mask collection, because Friday nights should always consist of you covering your entire body in masks. If people are alarmed when they walk in on you, tell them it's called self-care. Look it up., Amazon

    You'll get three masks: for your bust (with pomegranate to help firm), belly (with peptide complex to help tone and hydrate), and booty (with peach extract to help tone and firm).

    Promising review: "I love them. My skin looks and feels smoother. After having two kids it’s been hard getting my skin to feel better. These have definitely made a difference." —Brandon Tyrone

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. An egg separator that'll make sure breakfast always goes swimmingly. I for one don't see anything fishy about letting my yolk touch the lips of gold fish. He's doing his best.


    And now you don't need to spend an hour trying to get the yolk out of the bowl yourself.

    Promising review: "This is by far the best kitchen gadget I've ever owned. It actually makes me want to be in the kitchen (which is not my favorite place). It works exactly as described, is easy to clean, and is cute to boot. Just don't be tempted to stick this fish to yourself. I've had to explain to all my coworkers how I ended up with fish hickeys." —Siber

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two styles).

    16. A steam eye mask with a soothing lavender scent to *maybe* alarm your partner when they roll over, but mainly treat treat tired eyes and minimize stress. ONE of you will definitely feel relaxed — and have a new cuddle buddy.


    You'll get an included remote to control the heat level (up to 125℉ and timing (10–60 minutes) — plus, it'll automatically turn off if you fall asleep!

    Promising review: "Amazing product. It soothes my dry eyes and helps with my migraines. It's easy to plug in with the USB and has an adjustable timer and heat level. The timer goes up to 60 minutes, as compared to my old gel eye mask that you microwaved and it lasted just a couple of minutes. And did I mention it smells like lavender? You need this!" —Mom of 2 in FL

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

    17. A friendly colander so he can finally set the record straight about monsters. They're actually extremely well-mannered and particularly helpful in the kitchen. Spaghetti is his favorite thing to strain, but he'll work with really anything. Most importantly, you're probably now motivated to cook for once.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my husband and I was not disappointed. Once we stopped laughing, I took it off my head and placed it in the dishwasher. We've already used it several times. Multi-purpose and functional!" —Emily Dyer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.20.

    18. A corgi butt mousepad for making work feel a little less ~ruff~ by providing plush carpal tunnel prevention. I INSIST you call everyone over to make nonstop butt jokes. Don't worry, they'll love it.


    Promising review: "I ADORE this mouse pad!!! I work as a software developer and was starting to experience the beginnings of carpel tunnel. This has totally stopped the numbness in my hand! And as a corgi mom of two bouncing corgi boys, this was a must-have!" —LP

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two colors).

    19. A cable protector, because now your roommate will never "accidentally" use your charger again — and you won't need to deal with fraying cables, which is truly a blessing. Luckily, these guys can't read so your texts will stay private.

    Urban Outfitters

    "Where the hell is my son" — Marlin, protecting your charger.

    Promising review: "This actually helps me use cables more easily and prevents damage. The best thing is it's so cute." —akmith

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 or a pack of two for $10 (available in 20 styles).

    20. A book titled The RBG Workout written by (you guessed it) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer. For anyone scoffing at following an 86-year-old woman's workout about you try planking at almost 90 and get back to us.


    Guess who can't plank at 25? This is illustrated with tips and workouts to get you squatting, stretching, jumping, and everything in-between. I'm sore already.

    Promising review: "I’ve been working out — off and on — for 35 years. I’m in my mid-50's now and in very bad shape. I’ve been looking for some way to get fit again without hurting myself. The RGB workout book walks through a simple (not easy) routine. That you only need to do it twice a week is a huge plus. It's a nice set of exercises to follow that many folks will be familiar with. I can see where I can modify the exercises and routine as needed for me. It's straightforward with nothing-too-fancy exercises for regular people who want to get and stay in shape. And, yes, I find it inspiring to follow the Notorious RGB back to fitness :)." —Aviva Gittle Publishing

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    21. A Patrick AirPods case that'll keep your expensive tech safe, even if you always bury them at the bottom of your bag. That's ok. Take your time.


    Promising review: "ADORABLE! I wasn’t expecting the case to be as big as it was, but I still loved it! This case is great for both the Airpod One’s and Two’s, as it does support wireless charging. I didn’t add the ring accessory to it, as I wouldn’t use it, but it’s very sturdy. The case as a whole is sturdy, adorable, and exceeded my expectations!" —Aisha Khan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.77+ (available in nine characters).

    See what won best wireless earbuds on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    22. A pair of pasta pot holders so you can cook your real farfalle without burning your hands (mainly because that would mean you'd have to wait to eat). If one of these goes missing, maybe check that your guests didn't try to eat it.


    Promising review: "These are the greatest little kitchen helpers since sliced bread! While that might be a slight exaggeration, they really have become my favorite pot holders. They're small enough to stick in your gadget drawer, but plenty large enough to use on your largest, heaviest pots and pans. They're great for lids that have handles that get hot. I keep one on those lids during the whole time I'm cooking. You could also leave them on glass items used in the microwave. They're very handy and cute!" —Southern Gal

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.95.

    23. A Tony Moly hair nutrition pack, because there's truly nothing more glamorous than washing your hair with condiments. Ok, it's not REALLY mayonnaise, but it does use shea butter and macadamia seed oil to conquer frizz and damage to make your locks healthier and shiny.,

    And it's vanilla-scented so you won't feel like you have mayo on your head. We're not Pam.

    Promising review: "I purchased this after reading the reviews on here. I recently had my already double processed and highlighted hair highlighted again, and the colorist way over processed and bleached my hair — it was so damaged and dry. I was practically crying. I was looking online to find a mask to help my poor hair recover. I have to say I've used so many different products and none have given instant results the way this has. I thought it smelled lovely like vanilla! I left it on for five minutes and my hair was so much better. I tried it again a week later and my hair keeps getting softer and more manageable. I would highly recommend this if you have damaged, dry hair." —GP

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    24. An egg cup holder for showing off breakfasts so darn delicious, they deserve to be knighted. His quest is to hold your hard boiled egg perfectly in place, but he won't oppose pictures.


    It comes with a cute lil' spoon, too!

    Promising review: "Great quality and craftsmanship! The 'helmet' has the added bonus of keeping the eggs warm for a while longer, too! Very cute, heavy-duty, and well done." —Mistress Adeline

    Get it from Amazon for $13.84.

    25. A pizza nightlight that'll fill your dreams with a slice of cheesy heaven *and* help you see when going to the bathroom at 3 a.m. Hopefully you can return to carb paradise when you go back to bed.


    Promising review: "The subtle, sexy glow that this pizza nightlight shines transcends space and time. Sure, it might make me hungry every time I go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, but I find the pros to significantly outweigh the con." —SqueegyBuckenheim

    Get it from Amazon for $6 (available in eight styles).

    26. A set of cat butt magnets to prove you have purrfect taste, especially when you see how strong they actually are. Nothing is falling off the fridge on their watch — no if, ands, or butts.


    Promising review: "I was surprised at how strong the magnets are, as some other cat kitchen magnets by other sellers reviews stated weak magnetic hold. These can easily hold up about 10 sheets of paper. I used them for holding photos on my refrigerator, but they can hold more weight if needed." —Angel Bruce

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $13.99.

    27. A garlic twist crusher for an inspiring reminder to always face your fears. Gracula used to avoid garlic at all costs — now he cuts, dices, and minces it like an absolute pro. A beautiful story, really.


    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my friend who is a fantastic cook. She uses fresh ingredients almost exclusively — but pressing fresh garlic is a task usually delegated. No longer, Gracula is there for her. She uses him nearly every time she needs garlic (which is basically daily) and months later still makes a point of saying how much she enjoys the gift. I'm pretty sure she likes it better than other gifts I've gotten her, which were more expensive." —L

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    28. A Big Foot air freshener, because he's here to settle things once and for all. He's real pine-scented? Apparently his true calling is to make your car smell good. Who knew.

    Promising review: "A faithful and friendly traveling companion, my very own Big The Foot brings not just humor and delight, but the refreshing scents of a NW pine forest to my jeep. He's perfect for Jeeps, families, and the overcome the odor of wet Labrador Retrievers." —M. Formica

    Get it from Amazon for $4.08.

    29. An ice cream door stopper that'll both keep your office open and probably work up your appetite. If you have to close your door and have an impromptu Ben and Jerry's session at your desk, this'll understand.


    I would compare its door-holding abilities to Hodor's. So AMAZING.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my classroom and it did not disappoint. It's funny and does the job of propping my door open well. Worth the buy!" —Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $17.18.

    30. A razor holder so you can declutter your bathroom counter, but mainly have someone to talk to while shaving. He really is the perfect gentleman — he keeps your razor clean and never talks back.


    Just stick him to the wall!

    Promising review: "This works great to clear clutter off the counter. It hangs from the mirror and holds the razor well. Super cute product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    31. A folding umbrella hat for turning heads in all the best ways. I can't think of anything more satisfying than walking through the rain without the need to hold your umbrella...everyone staring is just jealous.


    Just think of all the things you can carry now — so much Chipotle. It has a wrist strap and can be collapsed into a travel-sized umbrella!

    Promising review: "So I bought this thing, giggling the ENTIRE time, thinking it was going to be the funniest thing ever as a gag for my husband. Turns out, it's extremely durable and handy and he's used the crap out of it! It folds up quite small. There's a band that fits on your head and a chin strap in case it's wild and windy outside so it doesn't fly away. Every time it rains he finds a reason to slap this thing on so he can go outside in it! Guess what all of our friends are getting as gifts this year? Yup. This jewel!" —C Tucker

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three styles).

    32. A sponge holder, because on top of her beautiful voice, she'll keep your sponge free from bacteria, collect excess water in her tub (how else is she to bathe?), and overall extend the life of your sponge. The least you can do is give her a standing ovation.


    It comes with one metal scrubber (sadly she cannot actually sing, but you can sing *to* her)!

    Promising review: "Very cute and an excellent way to keep your scrubby pad dry. It's cuter than leaving it on the edge of the sink." —Susan Dever

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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