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Past articles by James:

This 35% discount on Casper pillows is one of the best value deals you'll find before Prime Day ends tonight

The Casper Original and Essential Pillows are among our favorites. During Prime Day 2022, these pillows are up to 35% off, but this deal ends at midnight PST. → Read More

I share a home with 3 pets and this air purifier is the only thing keeping my allergies under control

I suffer from allergies and have tested many air purifiers. I like how well the Honeywell HPA300 cleans the air while operating quietly. → Read More

We tried every Casper mattress ahead of its Memorial Day sale. Here are the ones worth buying.

We've tested every Casper mattress, pillow, sheet set, and more. Here are reviews for all the brand's products. → Read More

This Mary Oliver handbook inspired me to write a poem a day, and it's been a beautifully grounding practice

Mary Oliver wrote a handbook on how to craft poems. Writing a poem a day has been a great habit for improving my mental health. → Read More

Cyber Monday mattress deals are still live — get up to 50% off top brands like Casper and Tempur-Pedic

Cyber Monday brings some of the best deals we see on mattresses. Here are discounts of up to 50% on Casper, Leesa, Tempur-Pedic, and more. → Read More

Instant Pot Cyber Monday deals are still some of the best we've ever seen — you can take 50% off nearly every model, including the Duo Plus and Duo Crisp

Instant Pot Cyber Monday deals are live. Here are some of the best prices ever on Instant Pot models at Amazon, Walmart, and more. → Read More

80+ of the best Cyber Monday deals available now: Amazon, Target, Walmart, and more (live updates)

We're updating the best 2021 Cyber Monday deals in real-time. Save on AirPods, Amazon Echo, Breville Espresso Machines, and more. → Read More

47 early Cyber Monday deals you can already shop now (live updates)

We're updating the best 2021 Cyber Monday deals in real-time from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and more. → Read More

Early Cyber Monday mattress deals are live — get up to 30% off top brands like Casper and Tempur-Pedic

Cyber Monday brings some of the best deals we see on mattresses. Here are early discounts of up to 30% on Casper, Leesa, Tempur-Pedic, and more. → Read More

Black Friday 2021 is the best time to buy a robot vacuum — save $250 on Roomba's newest model right now

The best Black Friday deals on Roombas include $200 off the i3+, our top choice for the best robot vacuum you can buy. → Read More

The 30+ best Black Friday 2021 deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target

We're live-blogging the best 2021 Black Friday deals in real-time all day long from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and more. → Read More

The best toaster ovens we tested in 2021

Toaster ovens are perfect for quick meals and small living spaces that don't have room for a full oven. These are the best toaster ovens of 2021. → Read More

My mentor recommended this self-help book about dealing with different personalities. Here's why everyone should read 'Surrounded By Idiots.'

Thomas Erikson's "Surrounded By Idiots" is a 2014 self-help book that helped me better understand other people and become less self-critical. → Read More

I've tested more than 30 mattresses, and this is by far the best one for most sleepers

The DreamCloud Premier Hybrid is the best mattress we've ever tested. It's great for many sleep styles and comes with a 365-night trial. → Read More

Boost your cooking skills with 18 MasterClass courses from star chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Wolfgang Puck

If you want to learn how to cook, MasterClass offers online courses from celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Dominique Ansel, and Gabriela Cámara. → Read More

This Casper mattress helps relieve my lower back issues with its firm feel and strong edge support

I've slept on nearly every one of Casper's mattresses, and the Casper Original Hybrid Mattress has the best firmness to help sleepers with back pain. → Read More

I've tested over 30 mattresses, and the Sleep Number Smart Bed is my favorite

The Sleep Number 360 i8 Smart Bed has adjustable firmness levels, making it one of the most comfortable mattresses, no matter your sleep style. → Read More

13 essential products for cooling down your stuffy college dorm room

It can be hard to regulate temperatures in a dorm room. These 13 products will keep college students cool as they sleep and study. → Read More

Your ultimate guide to gardening and lawn care products in 2021, plus discounts on our favorite brands

We've gathered all our gardening guides for every interest and skill level, and outlined some of the best gardening deals you can find this season. → Read More

I tested a dual inverter window air conditioner and was blown away by how well it cooled and how inexpensive it was to run

This air conditioner by LG is so energy efficient that it only costs $65 to run for the whole year. Here's why it's one of the best ACs we've tested. → Read More