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    21 Things That’ll Help You Be So Much Better At Practically Everything

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    1. A beard stencil for getting perfectly shaped facial hair, no matter how clumsy you are. It can be used with a long or short beard, with clippers or a razor over the tapered edge.

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    Promising review: "This little guy makes it easy to bring a good shape to your beard. It's inexpensive, durable, and quick to use. I also like the fact that it's durable, hard plastic, unlike some metal ones that I've seen out there." —Gustavo Lomeli

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A dog ball thrower to not only be better, but arguably the BEST when it comes to playing fetch with your furry friend.

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    Promising review: "One of the best fetch toys out there because it exercises your dog without you running out of breath. It launches the ball far effortlessly. It allows you to pick up the slimy ball without touching it! And the launcher extends the arm so the dog sees better when the ball has actually been thrown." —Rintje

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    3. A Squatty Potty for a cool tool to help with your stool! But really, if you want to be better at life, be better at pooping!

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    It works because the angle it helps you sit (aka squatting) is more conducive to an effortless bowel movement. Check out our full review of the Squatty Potty for all the deets!

    Promising review: "I was hesitant about how much Squatty would impact my GI conditions but this is amazing. Although the stance is a bit awkward to experience at first, the results are immediate. After finishing, my lower abdomen is SO much more relaxed than a bowel movement without the Squatty. There is NONE of the strain/tightness/cramping I usually feel in my lower abdomen." —s. levine

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in packs of ten).

    4. A mini fabric steamer, because no matter how hard you've tried, ironing is not for you! All of your clothes end up looking like the rocky mountain ridge line. Take a faster, easier, and honestly just better approach that'll take mere SECONDS to rid your wardrobe of wrinkles.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this so that I could avoid ironing as much as possible. It does get rid of the wrinkles rather well." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    Check out our full review of the PurSteam Garment Steamer to find out more.

    5. An EZ Off jar opener for anyone (like me) who spends wayyyy too much time trying to open a can of pickles.

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    Comes with a peel-and-stick adhesive and the three screws needed to install!

    Promising review: "My mother has one hand that is virtually useless and the other is weak. She has several prescriptions that have child-proof lids that you have to push down and turn and it's really hard for her to grip or put pressure enough to open. Jam, gravy, Ensure, sauces all have lids that it's hard for ME to open, forget someone with bad hands! This was exactly the type of tool we were looking for. She had no trouble opening little liquid medicine bottles with child-proof caps, Ensure bottles, or a jar of gravy with ease and no discomfort." —kindlecustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    6. A 15-pack of meal prep containers to help prevent another day at work with a rumble in your stomach and no food to soothe it. Portion out your lunch and dinner at the beginning of the week and you won't have to scrape together a mediocre meal.

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    These are microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe!

    Promising review: "These containers have been a life saver for me. I recently am doing the keto diet and prep is a huge part of success, not only for me but my husband as well for packed lunches for work. The size is perfect to fit in lunch boxes and store in the ice box. Isn't too tall, making wasted space. I cook and freeze as well and they hold up great. All around this was a great buy! Storage containers are expensive with most not holding up in the microwave very long and leaving stains; not the case with these at all." —Paula

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $18.56 (available in three bulk sizes).

    7. A water bottle with a spill-proof lid and removable straw that'll track the amount you drink in a day with colorful movable rings. It'll have you saying, "H2Omg I drank so much water today!"

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    Promising review: "Best $11 I’ve ever spent. I used to hate drinking water throughout the day and could never remember to do it, but this bottle turns water intake into a game. I have increased my daily water intake by over five times without even thinking about it, and I feel so much happier and healthier. Don’t even think twice about this purchase. It is SO worth it!!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    8. A 60 minute visual timer for anyone who has trouble focusing and needs a visual reminder that time is passing by while performing daily tasks at home, school, or work. Just set a time, and get back to work!

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    I have ADHD and have used various tools throughout my education to keep me organized and on-task. This is one of the best. I personally set 30 minute increments for any given task, an hour becomes too much time and I get side-tracked. It’s not that I must finish my task in 30 minutes, but rather I am kept aware of time passing in the first place and that helps me stay focused. The red film that disappears is a necessary visual representation of time that really makes this clock better than just a timer on my phone. I keep it within view and whenever I feel my mind trailing off I can quickly glance up and say, “oh wow that was 10 minutes of distraction, better get back into it."

    Get it from Amazon for $28.76 (available in two sizes).

    9. A copy of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, so you feel emotionally prepared for all the cleaning you need to do.

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    If you haven't watched Tidying Up on Netflix yet, I highly recommend!

    Promising review: "The reason for reading this book is not the specific advice about T-shirts and cupboards. It's about changing your relationship with the stuff you own. The tone of her book is so upbeat and positive, it's infectious. It's hard to keep reading it to the end, because you want to jump up and start using her methods immediately." —EB

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    10. A cascading file wall to keep all the important bills, receipts, photographs, and mail you have strewn about the house organized and in one place — and easy to find later on.

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    Promising review: "It was time to declutter the office work room counters, looking for replacements for the standard wire desktop file folder sorter that we were using to hold various forms. After endless days of looking at wall file folder pockets that were hideously expensive, I stumbled across this and instantly knew my search was over! This item is beautiful on the wall; it lays virtually flat vs. standard wall pockets that protrude. I wish I had more empty walls so I could buy more. And the price can't be beat." —MamaK

    Check out our deep dive into the Smead cascading wall organizer for more info on how it will basically get your life together.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

    11. A pack of moldable glue so you can be better at maintaining the lifetime of your most used products.

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    Fun facts: It's waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). It sets strong and in place by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight!

    Promising review: "This thing has so many uses! I keep buying this over and over. I've used this moldable glue to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (my license plate rattled when closing the trunk and two little balls of Sugru to the back of plate did the trick), and I've even made tool hangers in the garage with it." —fast

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. A set of labeled clothing dividers that'll make getting ready in the morning and finding ~just the right~ outfit less of a stressful endeavour.

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    Promising review: "This is one of those products you don't know you need until you have it. I love how organized my closet is. It also helps you know what you have. It makes it easy to see the items you may be hoarding. I didn't even realize I had capri pants until I started organizing with these. I could have been wearing them all summer." —Michelle

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $10.99 (four font options available).

    13. A sea sickness wristband so you can finally be better at existing out on the ocean. You can go deep sea fishing, sail off the coast of Greece, and take a Disney cruise without throwing up every time!

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    It works by the white dot that forms a ball on the inside of the bracelet which puts pressure on the nerve in your wrist that communicates to your brain that you're nauseous. It disrupts that message!

    Promising review: "I have bought this for the third time. Not only is it a great idea, I wear them 24 hours a day seven days a week. I suffer from extreme vertigo and having these on I have no vertigo whatsoever. They say not to wear them all the time but I say screw them if it works, do it!" —C51

    Get four wristbands from Amazon for $15.99.

    14. A set of four packing cubes for any last-minute trips you might have this year. With these, you can fit everything you'll need so you don't feel panicked and unorganized.

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    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can't believe I've been packing without them my whole life. I packed my clothes, shoes, and toiletry bag for a 10-day trip to Europe (full contents listed below). I packed them as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was so much more room after packing in the cubes!" —Tiffany

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in eight colors).

    15. A drain millipede so you can be better prepared in case of slow-flowing drains. With just a few minutes of work (and no taking apart the drain), 2019 will be the year of unclogged drains!

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    Promising review: "I bought one of these because of the testimonial reviews and I thought, with six kids I know we have slow drains. So I break it out on a Saturday night and started with my bathroom sink. OH MY GOSH! Disgustingly amazing. In two seconds I pulled out a massive hair/soap clog. It was truly amazing and so gross! I went to work on the other bathroom drains and they weren't nearly as amazing or as quick but I pulled a bunch of dried hair out of the kids' tub. So after five drains, I had my fun. I've spent a small fortune on Drano-type products that never seem to work. I won't buy them again. I was even so amazed I shared the nasty pic on Facebook and didn't think twice about somebody judging me. Get this. And be prepared to throw it away as you're not going to want to clean it." —JenLitttle

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    For more on this wild product check out our deep dive into the FlexiSnake drain millipede.

    16. A catch-all beauty bag perfect for last-minute travel because let's face it, your makeup isn't going to get much more organized than this!

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    Promising review: "This is genius! It's a great size and holds a whole fancy face's worth of makeup AND brushes. I dig the fact that the center features a huge pocket. Easy to use, no drawstring issues, and shuts tight! This is wonderful for small bathroom counters because you can adjust the drawstring so that it opens halfway into a bowl shape. I thought it would be really cheap-looking/feeling but it's not!" —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    17. A resume portfolio folder so you can ace that interview for your dream job! This is also great for taking notes in meetings without the distraction of a laptop.

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    Check out those business card and pen holders!

    Promising review: "Really loving this quality portfolio folder and its design! It comes equipped with the necessary pockets and card holders that I need. The free letter pad that comes along is very useful too. The portfolio folder fits perfectly in my briefcase together with my iPad, notebooks and file folder. Great buy!"—Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    18. A puzzle rolling mat for anyone who is trying to be better about tiding up their long-term messes. Maybe it's a laundry pile that never seems to find its way back to the closet. Or it's the puzzle in the living room you've been working on since May. This guy will store your ~works in progress~ so you can stay better organized.

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    Promising review: "We were vacationing and were working on a 1000 piece puzzle. It wasn't finished when we had to pack up our gear and head home. We rolled up the mat with the puzzle inside and took it home. It worked great! When we got home we unrolled it and continued our puzzle adventure and finished it. Phew!" —Sonia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    19. A windshield cover so you can be better at taking care of your car. Not only is this product going to make you a better car owner, it'll also make you a better person because you won't have to scrape away at three inches of ice before you even start your day.

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    It wraps around your wheels so it won't come off or let snow underneath!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I could have ever bought! I bought one for myself, my mom, and my sister. New England just got slammed with a Nor'easter, and let me tell you...this thing works! It only took about five minutes to put on my car, and like five seconds to get it off this morning. No snow or ice anywhere on the wiper well or windshield. I highly recommend this!" —Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    20. An ingenious John Frieda hot air brush designed to be 50% brush, 50% blowdryer, and will make you 100% better at getting ready in the morning.

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    It's got two heat settings and also claims to reduce frizz and boost shine!

    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $33.22+ (available in two sizes).

    Check out our full review on the John Frieda Hot Air Brush!

    21. A set of plastic heel protectors so you can be a pro in heels no matter what terrain you come in contact with. You r~heel~y gonna thank yourself for this one.

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    Promising review: "I unfortunately forgot to put these on my shoes for the outdoor ceremony and pictures. My heels sunk into the grass and the heels also kept getting caught on my dress which was an intricate lace. Once I was back to the bridal suite, before heading back to the reception, I put these on and they worked fabulously. Not only did they prevent my heels from sinking into the ground, they also protected my gown from the heels catching when I walked, which had been a huge unanticipated problem. They are slightly visible, but the delicate petal shape makes them pretty and unobtrusive. I absolutely recommend these and won't hesitate to use them in the future." —npview

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in XXS—M).

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