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The Goods

Stories about people and their stuff. We explore how and why we shop, whether it’s an impulse buy at a street stall or a heavily researched investment purchase. Tastemakers, shopping experts, and curious consumers weigh in on their consumption habits and hacks.

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The Thrill of the Spend: I Spent my Rent Money at Barneys and I Regret Nothing

The thrill of buying something totally unnecessary cuts across Myers-Briggs types, income levels, and ages. Whether you’re in the position to blow $350 on an infuser or $14 on feature socks, impulse shopping is something most of us partake in, at least occasionally. Read on for shopping confessions from people working in wine, fashion, and design.

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The Thrill of the Spend: When Bad Impulse Purchases Turn Good

You don’t need it, but you want it. #NoRegrets.

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What Gossamer’s Verena von Pfetten Bought for $10, $150, and $850

The Brooklyn-based media publisher and self-described ‘curious consumer’ thinks socks make an outfit.

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Returning a Boxed Mattress Is A Nightmare

Buying a boxed mattress is easy—returning one, not so much.

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Snowe Founders Andrés Modak and Rachel Cohen Just Want A Nice Tea Kettle

How a New York City couple mixes work, home, and love—all under one roof.

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How Dipstick Vapes Dove into the Hardware World

The mission-driven vaporizer brand that isn’t afraid to align with cannabis culture.

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With Linx Vapor, There’s No Smoke and Mirrors

The Orange County company is making health nut-approved vaporizers.

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I Shop In The Kids' Section

Sooner or later, I’ll be ordering from the kids' menu, too.

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The Best Songs for Testing Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Music industry insiders talk about how to pick the right in-ear headphones.

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Tenga Seeks to 'Change the Conversation Around Masturbation'

The Japanese adult toy brand creates products that aren’t embarrassing to buy.

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Best Songs for Testing Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Music industry insiders talk about how to pick the right over-ear headphones.

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My Apartment Caught Fire. My Renters Insurance Paid Me $23,485

Here’s what happens when your home goes up in flames.

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I Refuse to Get an iPhone Case

I know I should buy one, but I won’t. Fight me.

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Fool’s Gold Co-founder Nick Catchdubs Needs Three Pairs of Headphones

The DJ and record label owner talks about how he uses headphones in his audiophile life.

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Laura Lane and Nic Rad Are Ready to Send Their Kid to Space

A day shopping through North Brooklyn with writer Laura Lane and her husband, the artist Nic Rad.

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At Peru Pima, It’s All in the Family

This family-owned textile brand from Peru is making it in America—all by word of mouth.

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Here Are the Crazy Things You’ll See Working at Juice Press

Employees dish on blender explosions, $40 “dirt” shakes, and sharing smoothies with dogs.

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Flying With “Phone-Free Music” From Fitbit

The company known for smartwatches wants to soar above the neck.

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How Noise Cancelling Headphones Helped Me Cope with Post-Concussion Symptoms

After I was hit by a truck, my brain needed silence. Here’s how I found it.

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How the House of Juice Is Becoming a Community Home

Danii Oliver is building a healthy, juice-focused oasis in Brooklyn.

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My Kitchen is Full of Gadgets I Never Use

Software Developer Mike Rispoli’s buyer’s remorse.

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With Shipt, Grocery Shopping Takes a Village

The same-day grocery delivery platform works with local shoppers to deliver to your door.

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I Bought Ugly Shoes for $175 and Now I Hate Them

Buyer’s remorse happens to the best of us.

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A Seattle Authority on Specialty Coffee Tools Talks Coffee Culture

Espresso Supply, Inc. has grown along with American tastes.

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ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Protects Pets ‘Against the Unexpected’

The pet insurance company offers flexible plans for whatever life may have in store.

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Garden of Life Listens to Your Gut

The supplement brand believes digestive health is at the root of overall health.

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A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Cynics

Celebrate love—and save cash—with the Quiddity Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

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From the Newsletter: Checking in on New Year's Resolutions

Tips on setting and keeping New Year's resolutions from a clinical psychologist.

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Master & Dynamic Is Not “Plastic And Disposable”

By landing partnerships with top designers, the three-year-old company is performing ahead of its age.

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Dispatches from the New York City Coffee Festival

In which Editor Frances Thomas drinks way too many cortados, restrains her propensity for adding sugar, and amasses a bunch of forgettable swag.

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What Jera Foster-Fell Bought for $5, $15, $50, $250, and $1500

The wellness influencer’s latest purchases, inspired by a trip to Las Vegas and her moving into her first "big girl" apartment.

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‘The Actual Industry Has a Problem’: Lemonade Isn’t Marketing Insurance Fluff

The speedy startup is guaranteeing money back with few (or no) questions. Just ask the bot.

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At Merrick, Pets are Family

The Texas-based pet food brand believes man’s best friend should dine on the best.

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Thank the Host—Without Flowers

Why not gift your host with something they’ll actually remember?

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Lelo Sex Toys: the Ultimate Birthday Presents

Maybe not for your mom, but definitely for your girlfriend.

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The Quiddity Guide to Black Friday Frenzy

We’ve sourced all the worthwhile deals, so you can sit back and relax this Thanksgiving.

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I Dropped a Knife on my Foot & Other Horror Stories

Meal prep can be a dangerous endeavor. Here are three of our spookiest stories.

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Mr. Black is Mixing up the Coffee Cocktail

Forget the White Russian—there’s a lot more you can do with coffee liqueur.

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Dame Sex Toys: For Women, By Women

The women-led sex toy brand aims to fill the “pleasure gap” in heterosexual intimacy.

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What Writer Kristen Bateman Bought For $10, $50, $150, $200, and $1500

The fashion and culture writer’s recent buys run the price gamut.

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Cyndi Ramirez and Adam Fulton, by their own admission, met in “a hopeless place.”

The New York City nightlife duo discuss candles, leather jackets, and the branding for their own wedding.

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Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris Are Working Through It

An afternoon shopping for jewelry with star reporters and podcast hosts from The New York Times.

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Amazon Prime Day Wish Lists, Courtesy of the Quiddity Interns

The “Quinterns” weigh in on their favorite Amazon Prime Day steals.

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Get Up Close and Personal(ized) with PAX Vaporizers

The Silicon Valley company hopes to revolutionize how we smoke.

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Chef’d Wants to Be the Amazon of Meal Kits

The delivery service offers customers options aplenty.

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Jason Gay Just Wants Five Seconds to Himself

Hopefully, someone will wake him from the couch.

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