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    18 Things That’ll Help You Be A Better Adult This Month

    A cold brew maker, acetone-free nail polish remover, an adjustable posture corrector, and other useful things that might help you feel like a good grown-up.

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    1. A journal for collecting recipes passed down from your family and jotting down spontaneous creations that turn out unexpectedly well. "Darn, how did I make that amazing tofu dish last time?? If only I had written it down!!!" — not you.

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    This journal even comes with informative pages with measurement equivalents, substitution suggestions, kitchen tips, a glossary of cooking terms, and more.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    2. A pair of banana-shaped shoe deodorizers to eliminate the ripest of smells. They're designed to absorb moisture and are infused with lavender, lemon, patchouli, and tea tree essential oils.

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    These shoe deodorizers can last for six to 12 months. The coolest part is they gradually turn brown toward the end of their lifespan, just like real bananas!

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $22.66.

    3. A ring sizing gauge so you can find out what your ring size is once and for all. You'll be able to order jewelry online without breaking out in nervous sweats.

    A ring size measurer being used on a person's finger.
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.98.

    4. A 5-in-1 wine corker that can also be an aerator, pourer, filter, and leak-proof stopper. Can't finish a bottle in one sitting? Just pop this in and it'll keep your booze fresh for the next wine night.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.09.

    5. The Little Book of Mindfulness — it's filled with simple five- to ten-minute practices that might help you feel a little less stressed and a little more present.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.98.

    6. A roll of stainless steel wipes that'll restore your fridge, oven, and sink to a shiny, spotless state.

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    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $24.

    7. A humorous handbook for anyone who wishes to be a responsible adult but isn't sure where to start. Unlike running errands and filing taxes, this book won't be a chore to read.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.70.

    8. An incredibly warm and stylish down puffer jacket to help you survive the rest of winter — your mom will be so happy that you finally decided to bundle up instead of freezing your butt off in a wool coat in sub-zero weather.

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    Read our review of the Amazon coat (#1 on the list)!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $142.91+ (available in sizes XXS–5X and 11 colours).

    9. A gentle, acetone-free polish remover so you can easily wipe away dark, glittery shades without drying or stripping your nails. The best part? It won't leave your hands smelling like chemicals.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.49.

    10. An adjustable posture corrector that'll remind you to slouch less and stand up straight, especially if your poor posture is triggering back and shoulder pain.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.98.

    11. A productivity timer for anyone who has trouble focusing on their tasks (or remembering to take a break) during the work day.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99 (available in three colours).

    12. A stackable two-tier organizer drawer to give your under-sink cabinet (aka the cabinet-that-shall-never-be-opened) a dramatic makeover. Now you'll *want* to show it off.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.87 (available in four colours).

    13. A small car trash can for keeping the backseat area clean and tidy. Nothing says "I've got my life together" like a pristine car interior.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    14. A collapsible tote that can fit several loads of laundry (because let's be honest, you're not washing your clothes every week) and folds down easily for storage.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.88 (available in four colours).

    15. A pack of flexibility cards perfect for your pre-workout warm up and post-workout cool down. After all, stretching properly is just as important as doing the actual exercises.

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    There are 52 different stretches and endless combo possibilities. Worried that you're not doing the moves properly? No fear! Each card has a diagram and description that explains how to perform the stretch. Plus, you can the QR code with a smartphone or tablet to watch a quick video demonstration of the stretch.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.23.

    16. A flexible dish squeegee to swipe leftover food off the plates and into the trash before soaking or loading them into the dishwasher. It'll prevent your garbage disposal from getting clogged (yet again!).

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.34.

    17. A cookbook filled with budget-friendly, plant-based recipes that might inspire you to eat out less and whip up some delicious meals at home.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.70.

    18. A cold brew maker so you can make delicious, cafe-quality iced joe at home instead of spending $$$ at a coffee shop. It also has an airtight seal for keeping your drink fresh for days.

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    Just add coarse-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.93.

    Or, check out our picks for the cold brew coffee makers at BuzzFeed Reviews!

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