Our Most Popular Stories of the Week

Here are our most popular stories of the week — in case you missed them the first time around.


Sony MDR-1000X noise-canceling headphones, winter blues-combatting houseplants and 6 essential natural disaster survival tools — these were the topics that caught the attention of most readers last week. Here are those stories, just in case you missed them the first time around. Have something you think we should check out? Or just want to say hi? Drop us a line at hello@gearpatrol.com.

Sony’s Excellent Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones Are 55% Off

Wireless connectivity, check. Hi-fi sound, check. Active noise canceling, check.

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Three Low-Effort Houseplants to Combat Winter Blues

Choose the wrong houseplant and routine maintenance becomes a chore — especially in the winter, when dark days compound with busy travel schedules.

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6 Essential Tools For Surviving Natural Disasters, According to Two Leading Experts

Disasters are on the rise in America. Here are six simple products that'll help you be more prepared, according to two leading experts.

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Life Hack: For a Calm and Cozy Bedroom, Switch Your Light Bulb

Overexposure to LEDs can knock the body’s circadian rhythm out of sync. These amber-colored bulbs, however, improve overall well-being.

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The Best Technical Winter Jackets for Life in the City

These jackets meld high-performance details with styling that effortlessly transitions from Fifth Avenue to the Rocky Mountains.

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Three Design Studios Reinventing One of America’s Most Timeless Furniture Styles

Original minimalist designs have never really gone out of style.

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This Is My Favorite Travel Sneaker (And It’s On Sale Today)

The Apollo Moc is an excellent travel sneaker for many reasons. And for a limited time, it's also available at a fantastic price.

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Want to Make Better Pasta Sauce? Use Your Instant Pot

Get the flavor of a daylong simmer in under an hour.

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