Your Uber Score May Explain Why It’s Hard to Find a Ride

It’s normal to want to be liked. We’re human and we feed off the approval of others. If you’re a frequent rider of Ubers, you’re being rated (just like drivers) with every ride. Want to know what your drivers think of you? Here’s how to find out:

To find your score, go to Help, then Account and Payment. Hit Account Settings and Ratings, then say “I’d like to know my rating” and Submit.

Now, what exactly is considered a “low” rating and why should you care about it? Well, if your score is lower, it may be harder to get picked up. According to data from Quartz, the median score is about a 4.8. If drivers fall below a 4.6 rating, they risk being kicked off the app, but there’s no word on a minimum passenger score.

If your score is lower than expected, there are a few tricks to endear you to drivers. When requesting a ride, try manually typing in your address instead of using location services to save time. Be on the curb before your driver even arrives for extra points. And make sure to obey all rules of the road in your Uber. That means no piling extra people into the car (one per seat belt!).

Happy trails.

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#AmazonFinds has become synonymous with viral TikTok products that we will want to buy immediately. These 100 were the best selling amongst our readers in 2022

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This UMAY portable treadmill is great for keeping fit in the home and office!

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This portable treadmill is lightweight and can be folded, making it easy to store and perfect for small spaces in the home and office. Plus, the two folding wheels also let you move and carry it easily! The treadmill itself has 6 speed options, letting you choose the exercise best suited to you. Plus, it is also quiet and has shock absorption!

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These Slippers That All The Celebrities Own

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Uggs are back in style and these tasman ugg slippers are the shoe that every celebrity and influencer is obsessing over. Although they are a different look then the uggs we all are used to, and know and love, but these slippers are truly the most comfortable and convenient shoes I have ever purchased. They come in litterally every color you could imagine and are the best gift you can get a friend or loved one.

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This Is The Most Comfortable Bra You'll Ever Wear

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We're all about comfort over here, and thankfully everyone on Tik Tok is too. This wire-free bra is affordable, machine washable, and ultra soft. With several colors to choose from, this underwear superstar is a necessity for every girl's closet.

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This Lipstick That Every Woman Wants

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If there was one Amazon product I would choose to sum up the most viral beauty items that hit the For You Page on Tiktok this year... It would have to be this Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk lipstick that made the internet lose their minds. I don't know if it's the sexy, soft pink color that has been making everyone go wild or the long-lasting lip stain it makes, but whatever it is... we are absolutely loving it and all your Tiktok friends will too!

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These Leggings That Will Make Your Booty Pop

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Get that snatched waist you've always wanted without even making a trip to the gym with these sexy cross waist leggings that aim to lift your butt, sinch your waist and make you look like your sexiest self. These leggings took the internet by storm just a few months ago and it has been impossible to get your hands on these bad boys since!

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These Extra Soft Cooling Bed Sheets With 300K Positive Reviews

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These Extra Soft Cooling Bed Sheets with 1,800 thread count to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy each morning. Reviewers rave about the silky soft feel of these sheets, and some comment that they are the most comfortable and luxurious bed sheets you can find.

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The Viral Pillow That Instantly Improves Sleep

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This viral product is perfect for anyone with annoying neck and shoulder pain which stops them from sleeping. The cervical pillow has been specifically designed to help support and align your head, neck, shoulders and back in a neutral position, allowing you to drift off into uninterrupted sleep and wake up feeling fresh. When I got this pillow i realised it is perfect for back, side and stomach sleepers like me and it helped me get much better sleep.

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This Air Purifier Gave The Internet The Biggest Shock!

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If you are on TikTok all of the time, I'm pretty sure that you've seen this review that has gone viral! The Okaysou Air Purifier left the world in a big shock. Why? Because this air purifier works so well that people were shocked at how much dust can be in a room and even worse, the amount of dust that you inhale if you don't have one of these. This is definitely a must-have and we can be thankful for that shocking TikTok that went viral!

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This Ear Cleaner That Lets You See Deeper Than Ever Before

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Okay, this may sound a little gross but this is just so satisfying. This ear wax remover comes with a HD camera attached to the end that allows you to connect to an app and actually see the inside of your ear as well as the wax around it. It's a great way to make sure that you're really cleaning up in their and also feels so good while you do it! It may look gross but it is so much fun! You'd be surprised what you find in there.

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This 6-in-1 Hair Dryer Styling Kit is so affordable

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This 6-in-1 Hair Dryer Styling Kit that comes with six interchangeable brush attachments that make straightening, curling, volume, and scalp massage a breeze. You can blow-dry, style your way to different hair lengths, and create different hairstyles.

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This Back Stretcher That Has Changed People's Lives

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Kids, teenagers and adults are all going crazy on Tiktok over this back stretching device that can relieve back pain immeditately within minutes of using this device. People all over Tiktok have shared their testimonies, endorsing this back stretcher. One happy customer even shared on Tiktok, "This is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I literally use this thing five times a day and it has changed my life!"

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This Countertop Nugget Ice Maker Went Viral On Tik Tok And We Can See Why

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@hauskris is obsessed with this GE Countertop Nugget Ice Maker with Side Tank and makes every beverage she can with the perfectly sculptured cubes.. This is no ordinary ice machine; it cranks out chewable, crunchable, crave-able nugget ice that is so unlike traditional hard cubes. It is made from compacted ice flakes, making it the perfect companion for homemade cocktails, sodas, and other creations.

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Peel & Stick Wallpaper By Spoonflower

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A quick way to update and style the heck out of your space, especially if you are in a rental as this stuff can be removed, is with this Peel & Stick Wallpaper By Spoonflower. We are partial to this geometric gold and blush design, but they have so many prints it's worth checking out their catalog.

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Out Of Control Cool Coffee Table That Does It All

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This coffee table is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. It is a coffee table, it's a charging station, it's a bluetooth speaker, and it even a built in fridge and cooler. It is seriously unreal! If you're wanting to make a splurge purchase for your home, this is definitely something to consider.

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Gel Pen Set

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This set of Bupoo Gel Pens includes five retractable gel ink pens that are a dream to write with and pair well with your favorite journal or planner. They are available in a bunch of different colors to suit your personal style.

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This Mini Vacuum That Will Make Your Car Look Spotless

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.This mini handheld vacuum is the perfect device if you need to give your car a quick clean inside every couple of days. It’s tiny enough to fit into your side door but powerful enough to tidy up the crevices of your car!

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A Push-Up Bra That Does A Better Job Than Most

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Out of all the push-up bras , this one is the best. It does such a good job that I even own it in three different colors — and since it's convertible, you can easily wear it as a halter or crossback depending on what top you have on.

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The dreamiest arched full-length mirror

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Are you tired of having a squished, lopsided reflection of yourself in the mirror? If so, it's time to upgrade! The arched full-length mirror is the best way to do a thorough check on your outfit before heading out. With its roomy, true reflection, you're sure to fall in love with this item right away.

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This Magnetic 3 in 1 Wireless Charger Station is Perfect for Apple Users

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Need to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods? The Magnetic 3 in 1 Wireless Charger Station allows you to charge them all at once. This wireless charger is perfect for easy and fast charging on vacation, especially if your hotel room is short on outlets.

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Car Emergency Kit

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Emergency preparedness is essential, especially if driving on highways or at night. The THINKWORK Car Emergency Kit is an emergency roadside assistance kit that includes a digital air compressor, 10ft jumper leads, and a first aid kit. It is also packed with proper accessories and is a total must-buy for your car.

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Boho Chic Duvet Cover Set

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This Bedsure Duvet Cover Set goes with every kind of decor and comes in sizes and shades to suit your tastes. The set is a three-piece, including the duvet cover and two pillowcases.

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Portable Handheld Vacuum

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Save yourself money on taking your car to wash and keep it clean daily. This Starument Portable Handheld Vacuum comes with a rechargeable USB-C cable, and the suction is strong enough to pick up pet hair, dust, dirt, and debris. We love the compact design; it doesn't look clunky in your vehicle.

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This 6-in-1 Rechargeable Stick Vacuum

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This 6-in-1 Rechargeable Stick Vacuum has impressive suction power of 145 watts, this handheld device can run for up to 45 minutes before you need to charge it.

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Simplified Daily To Do Planner

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Having a planner helps curb the anxiety of having a to-do list that seemingly never dissipates and this Simplified Daily To Do Planner keeps you on track and is easy to use. We love that it gives you daily prompts to stay proactive and organized.

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This bathtub bubble massage mat will amp up your home-spa experience

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This bathtub massage mat is hands-down one of the best investments I’ve ever made. You just place it on your bathtub floor and it will produce air bubbles that will make you feel as though you’re at the spa! Plus, it has a built-in heater that will give you a soothing and waring experience.

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The Full Length Mirror You Need To Fully Admire Your Outfits

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This full length mirror is the perfect thing to not only see your full outfit, but also to take cute pics of your outfit (if that's your thing). It's super reasonably priced and is a pretty decor addition to put in your bedroom.

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Velvet Lip Tint That Has All Day Long Color

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This super pigmented velvet lip tint is the best all day wear lip tint. I am so obsessed with it! I can totally see why it has completely taken the internet by storm. The bold color is sure to pack a punch and adds a pop of color to any ordinary outfit.

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This Turkish Cotton Towel Set Has Over 40 000 Rave Reviews

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This Turkish Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set has over 40K rave reviews about how buyers love them so much. Replace your threadbare towels with this luxurious set that includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths.

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Linen Duvet Cover Set

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This linen MooMee Bedding Duvet Cover Set is made from 100% washed cotton linen and is a durable yet comfortable bedding set. The tannish linen grey is calling us, but the burnt orange and green deserve an honorable mention.

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These Gold Hoops That Every Influencer Has

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Lauren Wolfe, Charli D'amelio and Ellie Zieler are just a few of the most famous Tiktokers who have been raving about these gold hoop earrings on Amazon. We don't know if it's the style, shape or price that is making everyone obsess over this Amazon find, but we're here for it! They go with absolutely everything and add a touch of chicness to every outfit you wear them with! These will not disappoint!

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This Is The Most Popular Keyboard On TikTok!

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If you tend to type a lot or are just on the hunt for a new keyboard in general, the UBOTIE Colorful Computer Wireless Keyboards is a great purchase! This product is recommended on so many social media platforms that I truly lost count. The keyboard and the mouse have a retro-style look to it and are super satisfying to use.

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A sleek socket that covers your unsightly electrical outlets

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Now you can discreetly and completely hide your entire outlet, plugs & cords with the sleek socket. It is so slim it will sit snugly behind your furniture and blend perfectly with your existing décor.

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This Altrobene Velvet Accent Chair with Ottoman will Enhance Your Living Room

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Listen, there is no classier color combination than gold and emerald green. If you want to add an elegant touch to your living room, you'll fall in love with this Altrobene Velvet Accent Chair with Ottoman. Comfortable and classy, this chair and ottoman is a true winner.

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The Drop Blake Long Blazer

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The Drop Blake Long Blazer is a wardrobe staple and if you haven't nabbed yourself one as yet then now is your chance because they are so popular they will sell out soon enough. Our favorite is actually the desert sage.

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This HP photo printer prints your best memories

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This HP photo printer works with the use Bluetooth and the HP Sprocket app to print out high-quality 4x6” photographs directly from your smartphone! Getting your best memories instantly printed has never been easier, since you can print directly from social media, your phone, Google Photo, and more! Plus, the portable and compact design makes it easy to get your prints on the go! And as a bonus, you can even personalise your prints with the app.

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The ghd Unplugged Styler is Travel Friendly

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Want to do your hair quickly? With the ghd Unplugged Styler you can go completely cordless. This styler allows you to easily curl or straighten your hair on the go, making it travel-friendly.

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Sofa Cup Holder

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Avoid spillage while watching TV or relaxing on your sofa with this Cup Holder for Sofas. You won't spoil your decor aesthetic either because this armrest tray looks so luxe with the gold trimming. It's also available in a couple of colors to suit your decor.

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No More Stale Chips With This Gadget

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Nobody likes stale chips, and even with the perfect clip, bags can only be sealed so tightly. This mini bag sealer will actually reseal your snacks so you don’t have to worry about air getting inside and making them inedible before you can finish the bag. Plus, it doubles as a bag cutter to perfectly open your bags, so you never have to worry about accidentally splitting the bag too far down.

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This Cube Will Help You Become a Time Management Master

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Keeping organized is hard y'all, but luckily the internet is here to make it easier. This stylish looking cube has pre-set times on each of the sides. All you have to do is turn the timer to the number you want and it will start counting down, so you can start a burst of productivity.

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Beats Studio3 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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These Beats Studio3 Noise Cancelling Headphones have up to 22 hours of battery life with Apple's W1 chip and industry-leading Bluetooth technology to keep you connected farther drop-outs. Give these guys a 10-minute charge, and you will have three hours of play.

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Finally, The iRobot Roomba Is On Sale

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The iRobot Roomba is a powerful, intelligent cleaning device that you can schedule to take care of dirt and dust that accumulates around the home. With a premium three-stage system and over ten times the suction power of other models, you can direct this device to clean any room you want, any time you want.

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Sleep Comfortably on the Plane with this trtl Pillow

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The trtl Pillow has over 28,000 reviews for a reason. This travel pillow offers scientifically proven neck support that is perfect for plane rides.

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This Columbia Rain Jacket Comes In Different Colors

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Columbia's Switchback III Waterproof Rain Jacket is a lightweight raincoat designed to keep you perfectly dry. The advanced technology in this light rain jacket is designed to keep you dry and protected in even the hardest of downpours. It's available in 39 different colors to suit your style.

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A vegetable dicer with over 30 different cut options!

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This vegetable dicer has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. It has been awarded Amazon’s Choice, and is “highly recommended” by many of the reviewers. And it is easy to see why – it has over 30 different cut options, the thickness can be adjusted, it is easy to use and safe and easy to clean! You can easily get your vegetables chopping up-to-par with minimal effort!

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Pampas Grass Is the Accent of the Season

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If you look on any TikTok accounts right now, you'll definitely notice that there's one accessory every influencer is using: pampas grass. It brings in a natural look, just like flowers, but lasts forever and looks good with basically any decor.

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Top-Rated Drawstring Elastic Waist Pocketed Shorts With Over 10K Positive Reviewers

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These Drawstring Elastic Waist Pocketed Shorts are easily the comfiest and top-rated shorts available on Amazon. Selected styles of this two pocket with drawstring style waist are on sale, and we suggest you take advantage and order a bunch of different colors.

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H Letter Cashmere Blanket

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This H Letter Blanket is the ultimate in-home decor piece with its plaid cashmere fabric. Just throw or fold it over your favorite furniture piece for a touch of elegance. Nobody will even know it's not the expensive designer version.

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The Kindle Paperwhite Is Still The GOAT

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The Kindle Paperwhite has not only a long-lasting battery, but this is also the thinnest version with a glare-free display that reads like actual paper even in bright sunlight.

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This Laptop Stand Is Simple and Simply Lovely

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More and more of us are working from home these days, so plenty of TikTok influencers are sharing their home office setups. If you've got a laptop, you can't go wrong with this gorgeous wooden stand that has great heat dissipation.

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Flamingo Self-Watering Bulbs

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Hot pink feathers and their eye-catching posture make these Self-Watering Globe Spikes a stylish way to ramp up the drama around your home or garden. This elegant decoration is specially designed with a narrow tube making it easier to insert the neck into the soil so the water in the globe will last longer.

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Just Embrace It, Your Dog Is Officially Your Child

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This pet booster seat is a safer way to drive with your pet. It elevates them to be able to look out the window, but also keeps the safe while you're on the road.

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This Shower Head Is The Biggest On The Market!

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Whenwefirst saw this showerhead, we thought f "you've got to be kidding me?", but when we actually looked into it and saw what the hype was about, we couldn't help but order one . This shower head is the largest shower head on the market and it feels truly amazing to use. It is like standing in the pouring rain but at a very comfortable temperature.

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Pastel Sticky Notes

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We often wonder what we would do without the invention of sticky notes because they are just so darn handy. If you aren't a fan of the bright neon kind, then these Pastel Transparent Sticky Notes are worth stocking up on in whichever color palette takes your fancy.

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Cat Scratcher Sofa Is For Your Feline Divas

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This bougie Cat Scratcher Sofa will release your cat's inner diva. The cat scratcher is made from sturdy cardboard and includes a faux fur mat.

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Every Cat Owner Needs These Furniture Protector Mat

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Do not worry about that expensive couch being torn apart while you are away. Protect your furniture with this great hack every cat owner should use. The Furniture Protector Mat is made of high-quality nature sisal fabric that allows your cat to sharpen its claws while the couch remains protected.

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These Artificial Glitter Berry Stems Bring The Sparkle

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These pretty artificial glitter berry stems are a unique item to add to bouquets.

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Jute Woven Baskets

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This set of GooBloo Woven Baskets are made from 100% Jute making them super durable storage baskets for corners of your home where you need simple yet effective storage solutions.

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This Toaster That Looks Like It's From The Future

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Do you ever see objects or gadgets in movies and you think to yourself, "Oh I hope they have those in the future!" Yeah... That is how I feel about this touch screen toaster that Tiktok users are going crazy over. It simply displays all the different items you can toast, along with pictures of each one toasted so you can choose exactly how you want your food to come out! It's so high tech and fancy!

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Apple AirPods Pro

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If you want to upgrade to the best Active Noise Cancellation experience, then upgrade to these Apple AirPod Pros that block outside noise to immerse yourself in music. Easily control your entertainment, answer or end calls, and more; they are sweat and water-resistant.

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Amazon Fire TV 55" Smart TV That Is Totally Hands Free

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This Amazon Fire 55" 4K TV is a purchase you want to make. There is nothing this TV can't do; it's totally hands-free with Alexa pumping out high-quality 4K Ultra HD using a built-in microphone so you can ask to turn on the TV and search for the content all without a remote. You will have access to stream over one million movies and TV episodes with subscriptions to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and more.

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Multi-Tier Pet Fountain Provides The Freshest Water For Your Pets

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Did you know it’s part of a cat’s instinct to drink running water? Yeah, they are more discerning than you think. They know running water is fresh and safe. It does not accumulate bacteria. Keep them hydrated while you are returning to work in the office. Your kitty gets access to fresh, clean water 24/7.

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It's Time for Turtlenecks

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If oversized sweaters aren't your jam, there are plenty of other ways to stay toasty this fall. Why not try a turtleneck? This bodysuit has the sleek look of a fitted shirt, and features a turtleneck for extra warmth.

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The Top-Rated Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

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These Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones have over a whopping 59K positive reviews and are always a favorite amongst Bose fans for their unrivaled quality. With three levels of world-class noise cancellation for a better listening experience. Listen to music, podcasts, and much more with these Alexa-enabled Bluetooth headphones.

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A Handy Meat Shredder

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A gadget that makes shredding meat easy and mess free. All you have to do is put the cooked meat into the chamber, cover and spin back and forth for 8-10 times. Open the lid and the shredded food is ready. Quickly make restaurant favorites at home like tacos, enchiladas, pulled pork sandwiches and more. According to the reviewers, this meat shredder is great!

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This Cream Sherpa Throw Blanket Is Fluffy For Winter

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This amazing sherpa throw blanket is not only great for the holiday season, but all year round! The beautiful, big pom poms are just the extra bonus of cuteness.

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This TCL 65-inch 5-Series 4K Roku Smart TV

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This TCL 65-inch 5-Series 4K Roku Smart TV has picture clarity combined with the contrast, color, and detail of Dolby Vision HDR (High Dynamic Range) for the most lifelike picture.

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A Much Better Way To Store Olive Oil

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An oil spray dispenser you can refill with your own perfered oil . It's more sustainable than purchasing a new can from the food store each month. Just sprinkle your pans pre-cooking or use it to spray some vinegar or olive oil on your salad! This olive oil sprayer is made of high-quality stainless steel and a large area press button, it also has an anti-skid design at the top,press hard several times to show a better mist.

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"How are you?" "I'm good." A lot of conversations stop there, but more often than not, we aren't actually good. There's so much happening in all of our lives that it's important to make friends you can be vulnerable with — and that you can be that friend for others. But starting deep conversations in any of your relationships can be harder than it sounds. Keep scrolling for five questions to ask your friends to let them know how much you care.

Have You Had A Good Cry Lately? What About?

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It's pretty easy to cry when we're feeling upset or if we're experiencing an influx of love or joy — tears are the emotion that can't be kept in. And with so much happening around the world, it's extra easy to feel overwhelmed right now. Asking a question like this acknowledges that we're all feeling something and it gives your friend the space to express their emotions without feeling bad about it.

What Are You Dreaming About Right Now?

Be someone who helps your friends dream big and reach for their craziest goals. There's nothing like hearing someone talk about something they're passionate about, and when you have a deep-rooted love for that person, it's even more fun to hear. Plus, if they answer with their actual dreams from last night, then you can have a good laugh too.

How Is Your Soul?

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There are certain things that affect us on a very deep level, and while our bodies might be okay, our souls may have taken a beating recently! Asking about your friend's soul or heart will let them talk about how the details and nuances of their emotions. This is a great question for people who feel things deeply, even if it's not exclusive to them.

How Did [Insert Event] Make You Feel?

If you know the ins and outs of your friend's life, there's a good chance you know if something in particular has affected them. Whether it's trouble with their partner, their parents, or they were really hit hard by something on the news, don't be afraid to ask them how they're feeling (when it's appropriate, of course). Asking them about a particular event or conversation will help them focus more than if you just ask how they're feeling in general.

There's A Lot Going On In The World, How Are You Handling Everything?

It's okay if you're not handling things well, and right off the bat, this question will let your friend know that it's okay if they're overwhelmed. Since everyone handles things differently, this is also a good way to check up on someone without making assumptions about how they're feeling.

What's Something That's Made You Smile In The Last Few Days?

There are two reasons this can be a great question. First, allowing your friend to focus on a positive story will allow them take note of something beautiful around them, no matter how small it is. Second, asking for a recent example will remind them to look for the good since they'll have to sift through the good and the bad to give you an answer. It'll boost their mood, especially if they've had a rough week.

You've Seemed A Little Off Lately, Is Everything Okay?

We've all changed in the last two and a half years, but if you've picked up that your friend seems extra sad recently, you can ask them what's going on. It'll show that you're attentive and allow them to talk about something they're dealing with if they don't feel comfortable bringing it up.

What Did You Think About [Insert Entertainment Program]

Maybe your friend has been recovering from a loss and was impacted by the pilot of The Last of Us, or they're super excited about a new job opportunity and finally got around to watching The Bold Type. Either way, if your friend loves stories and resonates deeply with fictional characters, this could be a great way to help them work through both positive and negative emotions.

What's Something That Impacted You Last Week?

The great thing about a question like this is that it lets your friend decide whether they want to talk about, something difficult or positive. Or both!

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Meeting up with someone for the first time can feel a lot like a first date. You're a little bit nervous, and you hope that you like them and that they like you. When you don't know someone very well, it's easy to rely on questions like "What do you do?" or "How was your weekend?" but it's always a good idea to have a few questions in your back pocket that go deeper. Not only will it help you get to know one another on a deeper level, but there's a good chance you'll have more fun talking too.

Just like you and your old friends have shared interests, you'll have a lot to talk about if you can find things that you have in common (like movies or favorite foods) with your new friends. These 35 thought-provoking questions are specific, fun, and will help start your friendship off on the right foot. Plus, if you find out you both love scary movies or Thai food, you can meet up somewhere different next time!

  • What's a childhood memory that makes you smile?
  • Are you working on any hobbies that you're excited about?
  • What's your favorite food?
  • What country would you visit if you could teleport?
  • What's a topic that you could give an unprompted PowerPoint presentation on?
  • What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
  • What's your favorite way to spend a weekend?
  • What's your ideal vacation destination?
  • How do you relax?
  • What did you like best about your favorite subject in school?
  • What's your favorite time of day?
  • If you could jump into any TV show, what would you pick?
  • If you were a season, which one would you be?
  • If you had a superpower, what would it be?
  • What are your top three "no skip" songs?
  • Is there a book or movie that's left a lasting impact on you?
  • What's your go-to coffee or tea order?
  • What's your favorite color?
  • What's the best part of your job?
  • Do you have a favorite dessert?
  • What's your favorite band or artist right now?
  • What's your biggest pet peeve?
  • If you could live in another decade, which one would you pick?
  • What dessert will you never get tired of?
  • What's your love language?
  • If you could pick any song to be your life's theme song what would you pick?
  • What's your go-to breakfast?
  • If you could only wear one color for a week, what would you pick?
  • Are you an aquarium, museum, or planetarium person?
  • Have you formed any core memories recently?
  • What's the first thing you do when you get off work?
  • If you could come up with any candle scent, what would you create?
  • What's something new you learned this week?
  • What would you put in a time capsule?
  • What's the funniest dream you've ever had?

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Okay, so the worst has happened: It's cold outside, AND you're hungrier than ever. You love a good turkey sandwich as much as the next person, but you're craving something more comforting. This is where a warm, cozy dinner comes in. Incorporate some new flavors into your meal rotation by checking out these mouth-watering winter meals. Make them for a crowd, or save the leftovers for a delicious lunch. Allow this guide to be your answer to cozy winter dinnersfor the season.

What should I make for dinner when it's cold?

When it comes to colder temperatures, you’ll want to prepare a warm, hearty meal for dinner. That will warm you up in no time.

What's a good lazy dinner?

Soups, pastas, sandwiches and tacos are all great options when you don’t really feel like cooking dinner.

What should you eat on winter days?

Soups, roasted vegetables, baked potatoes and stews are perfect for a winter meal. Ensuring you still get fruits and vegetables in your winter diet will make you feel invincible!

What should I make for dinner in January?

Make some of the tasty recipes we’ve listed! From chili, pot pie, and mac and cheese, to ramen, chicken, and stir fry, you won’t be left uninspired for any of your January mealtimes.

What not to eat in winter?

Cold dairy products, raw fruits and veggies, and fried foods may leave you feeling yucky this winter. Avoid these groups to combat sickness and feel your best!

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

This meat-free meal is perfect for a cold winter night. Add quinoa, black beans, bell pepper, onions, and crushed tomatoes for a flavorful base and warm spices and jalapeno for just the right amount of kick. (via Feel Good Foodie)

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie 

Let your slow cooker do all the hard work. This This Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping takes only a few minutes to put together and is the perfect meal to enjoy on a chill night. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Mashed Potatoes

These easy-to-make mashed potatoes will become your new go-to side dish for the winter. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Teriyaki Beef Stir-Fry

Cook flank steak in a homemade teriyaki sauce, along with broccoli, onion, and sweet red bell pepper for the perfect winter meal. It only takes about 30 minutes! (via Feel Good Foodie)

Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Another 30-minute meal, this lemon ricotta pasta is super versatile. Add easy grilled chicken or salmon, red pepper flakes for a little more heat, and/or sundried tomatoes. (via Barley & Sage)

​Chicken Tetrazzini

Creamy béchamel sauce makes this tender chicken and pasta dish with crumb topping so tasty and comforting. Make this casserole dish in under an hour or freeze for the week! (via Culinary Hill)

Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs

This dish is assembled in just one pot or skillet, so you don't have to worry about the dishes. Pair with mashed potatoes or roasted veggies for a complete dinner! (via Cozy Cravings)

Slow-Cooker Mac + Cheese

Load up your slow cooker with pasta, cheeses, butter, milk, and spices, and a few hours later, you'll be in comfort-food heaven. (via Brit + Co)

Vegan “Cheesy” Bread With Chickpea Curry Dip

These comforting, “cheesy" bread pockets will warm you right up, along with the spiced curry dip. (via Brit + Co)

Mini Slow-Cooker Lamb Tacos

Beer-drenched lamb is only improved by a tomatillo-apple salsa. (via Fiestas: Tidbits, Margaritas & More; photo via Isabella Martinez-Funcke)

Shepherd's Pie

A quick and easy dinner has never tasted better. Shepherd's Pie piles on all the veggies, potatoes and meat to warm you up. (via Salt & Lavender)

Instant Pot Paleo Beef Stew

Immerse yourself in the deep, warm flavors of this paleo pot roast stew. (via The Endless Meal)

Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie

Pot pie is the gift that keeps on giving. Prep this delicious comfort meal for leftovers you can enjoy all week. (via Cozy Cravings)

Lemon Chicken Piccata

This dish looks impressive, but it's seriously simple to make for date night and casual weeknights alike. (via Damn Delicious)

Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti

The only thing better than chicken parmesan or baked ziti is not having to decide between the two. This is comfort food at its finest. (via Gimme Some Oven)

Sesame Chicken Potstickers

These potstickers provide a fun group activity. Gather up your friends and make it a DIY dumpling party. (via Damn Delicious)

Classic Italian Meatballs

It's a delicate balance to make a meatball that's both tender and holds together while cooking, but this recipe does it. Make sure you use extra-soft bread in your meat mixture — it's the secret ingredient! (via Recipe Tin Eats)

Vegan Potato Leek Soup

All you need is 10 ingredients and about 30 minutes to whip up this healthy, easy soup for a winter dinner that's sure to keep you satisfied. (via Two Spoons)

Homemade Spicy Ramen with Tofu

If you're looking for something to soothe that winter cold, this ramen is savory, spicy, and as comforting as a warm blanket. (via Pinch of Yum)

Garlic Sriracha Chicken

Garlic, sesame, and sriracha team up to make a powerful marinade and a zippy flavor profile. (via Rasa Malaysia)

Asian Salmon in Foil

After cooking lots of holiday fare, stepping back into the kitchen might feel a little daunting. Fortunately, this yummy, easy dinner comes together in about 30 minutes. (via Damn Delicious)

Spicy Vegan Lentil Soup

When you're looking for a little feel-good food, this vegan soup really hits the spot. It's comforting, hearty, and completely guilt-free. (via Cookie + Kate)

30-Minute Indian Butter Chicken

Make sure you have plenty of fresh naan on hand for this dish. You'll want to soak up every last drop of the creamy tomato sauce. It's that good. (via Averie Cooks)

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

Roasted veggies are a welcome change of pace when you've been indulging a little too much. This dish is definitely not lacking in the flavor department, and you'll love the garnish of fresh scallions and nuts for an added crunch. (via Show Me The Yummy)

White Chicken Chili

There's nothing like a hearty soup on a cold winter night. A little cream cheese and puréed cannellini beans are the secret to this seriously creamy chili. (via Cooking Classy)

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

This stir-fry comes together in 20 minutes, and it's insanely tasty. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion, if you have those on hand. It doesn't get better (or easier) than that. (via Damn Delicious)

One-Pan Apricot and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast With Roasted Potatoes

This meal is firing on all cylinders. It's sweet, savory and creamy — AND it all happens in one pan, so you can get through cleanup faster. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Chicken Enchiladas

Mix things up with some Mexican fiesta influence. Enchiladas are classic comfort food. (via Gimme Some Oven)

Pesto Bolognese Lasagna

This is the yummiest way to eat greens when you need a healthy boost. This version of the traditional Italian soup is filled with leeks, peas, kale, and zucchini. And then… it's topped off with a flavorful basil pesto. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai With Peanuts and Basil

This classic takeout favorite gets a healthy makeover with brown rice noodles, fresh veggies, and handfuls of fresh herbs. (via Pinch of Yum)

Curried Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

This soup recipe is just a comfort meal in a bowl. You'll get a hearty bite full of curry spices, sweet squash and crunchy kale. (via Two Spoons)

BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

It may be too cold to grill outdoors, but you can still get your fill of sweet-tangy-spicy barbecue with this flatbread pizza. (via Bowl of Delicious)

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