30 Genius Products For Every Room In Your Home

You’ll probably wish you’d found these sooner.

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Soft furniture socks to prevent your tables and chairs from scratching up the hardwood floors.


Promising review: “These ‘socks’ are finally what I’ve been looking for to protect our hardwood floors. Our chairs have decorative legs with acorn-shaped feet, and these things stay on! We tried stick-on pads — that would fall off almost immediately, as well as cork bottom cups that always fell off. I think we tried five different kinds altogether, and nothing. Until this. I’m ordering more for the rest of the chairs.” —Todd Oxenford

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three colors).


A cascading wall organizer for sorting out the mess of papers that would otherwise be piling up on your desk.


You can also fold it down and take it to go.

Promising review: “This is the most amazing invention ever. My husband and I got into a habit of piling up all our random papers in the kitchen on top of the microwave, and I was just SICK of it! Could never find anything and things would go missing. Once I set this up, it was a game changer. My kitchen mess is no longer! And I have not lost another field trip form and have a place for all those floating art projects, receipts, and pay stubs.” —Kirsten

Get it from Amazon for $10.19.


A TubShroom that’ll catch all your hairs while still allowing water to drain. No wonder more than 10,000 people swear by this lil’ gadget!


I recently bought one of these and I can’t believe I’ve waited all these years! I used to have a traditional strainer that would block the water flow as soon as a few hairs got caught in it (and I would have to fish out a clump of hair every five minutes or so). No more! This gadget catches all the hairs (so you don’t end up with a clogged drain) and still allows the water to go down. I literally cannot stop talking about it.

Promising review: “I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don’t think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn’t clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I’ve ever had.” —Lawyer For Justice

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors). Also, check out the SinkShroom and the ShowerShroom.


An overflow drain cover so you can enjoy a full bath without worry about losing precious water every second.


Promising review: “Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you’re a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know… THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness… all because of this little bit of silicone!” —anonymous

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


A silicone holster to catch your hair straightener, if you have a tendency to accidentally leave it on.


The silicone can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees and can attach to any smooth, non-porous surface.

Promising review: “My wife left the hair straightener on and rushed to work, this plastic magnificent thing probably prevented a fire in our apartment. Even though it was very warm and hot, nothing burned, not even the plastic holder itself. It does what it’s supposed to do. It sticks and prevents fires from hair straighteners. Proved after sticking to the sink for over three to four months and not melting with a turned-on hair straightener inside from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.” —Emre

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five colors).


Double shower hooks for anyone who’s ever lamented, “But why can’t I switch my curtain and liner separately?!”


Promising review: “I’m so happy to no longer have to deal with the shower curtain or liner falling off of the hook. I love the fact that the double hook allows me to remove either the liner or shower curtain without the hassle of removing both. I don’t know why I waited so long to order these.” —Tanner L.

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three finishes).


Sock-pairing clips that’ll ensure single socks never get lost again in the Bermuda Triangle that is your dryer.


Just clip your dirty socks onto this gadget, throw the entire thing into the washing machine, and all your socks will come out clean and in pairs!

Promising review: “These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can’t swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks.” —A.D. Burnette

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).


An under-desk headphone mount because desk space is at a premium and your giant, over-ear headphones just don’t make the cut.


This mount uses the same 3M adhesive as GoPro so it should be ultra secure.

Promising review: “A simple, elegant solution to keep your desktop free of its much needed real estate. My gaming headset takes up a lot of room, and it’s one of those things that is awkward to store without either a stand or a product like this.” —Hugh K.

Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in two models).


A fragrant, non-toxic candle to neutralize odors created by your animal companions. After you’re done with the candle, use the jar for stashing pet treats – it’s a win-win situation ~fur~ everyone!


Each candle can burn for about 60–70 hours. They are made from 100% soy wax and are paraffin-, dye-, and allergen-free.

Promising review: “I just got the candle yesterday and have burned it twice, three hours each time. I had a guest today and the first thing she commented on was how nice my apartment smelled. The smell is not strong and that makes me happy because I really hate the overpowering smells of the popular deodorizers. I have a senior dog that cannot make it outside all the time. He uses pee pads and is really good about it, but after almost two years of this routine, I had begun to dread walking in the door after being out for awhile. This candle just makes the room smell fresh and that’s exactly what I wanted.” —Moldy in Maryland

Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in 24 scents).


A mesh hammock for an easy way to keep your kiddo’s toys and stuffed animals off the floor. No need to install shelves!


Promising review: “Works exactly as expected and holds A LOT of stuffed animals. Now they aren’t shoved away in a box or all over the floor! Worth every penny.” —Erin

Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).


Ceiling fan chain pulls that clearly indicate which one is for the light and which one is for the fan — no more guessing games!


Why they’re great: “Absolutely adorable! They add panache to the fan, and you never have to worry about which pull to choose. The set also makes it easier for me to reach them. They do not get in the way and are a sturdy fit into the original chain. Would highly recommend to anyone.” —Scholar Mama

Get them from Amazon for $6.99.


An ice cube tray with a lid so you don’t have to play freezer Tetris every time you refill it. Plus, it’ll prevent the ice from tasting stale.


Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it’s so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It’s so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side.” —Kalisa

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A shower curtain with mesh pockets to keep your toiletries within reach and the bathtub rim clutter-free.


It measures 70 inches x 72 inches. Check out our review of this mesh pocket shower curtain (#2 on the list)!

Promising review: “This liner may be the most useful product I’ve ever purchased! It allows you to organize all your various bath products in conveniently sized mesh pockets. The pockets are strong enough to hold full shampoo and conditioner bottles without tearing away from the liner. No more worries about cluttered edges causing things to fall off the sides of the bathtub. No more nasty soap scum from bars of soap resting on the edge of the tub. No more rust circles from cans of shaving cream. It’s brilliant!” —G. Allen

Get it from Amazon for $15. Or, check out a mesh organizer you can add on to your existing shower curtain.


A pack of elastic fasteners as the ultimate solution for sheets that just won’t stay put.


Promising review: “These sheet straps are the best purchase I have ever made. I bought a new bed and had to put a thick mattress protector on it for the warranty to remain active, so my sheets fit very snugly. I toss and turn a lot and my dog moves around a lot, so the sheets were always coming off the corner. I bought these, and it only took a couple minutes to put on. It’s been a week and my sheets have stayed in place. This was the perfect simple and cheap solution for a major annoyance.” —Shariece

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.59+ (available in two colors).


An electric egg cooker that’ll make breakfast for you while you get ready in the morning. You can expect perfectly done yolks every time!


It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets.

Promising review: “I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome. I hate having a single-purpose appliance in my kitchen, but this is worth it. Making hard-boiled eggs was always hit or miss for me, even if it was timed perfectly. (I admit I forgot about the eggs more than once!) This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time, to the exact hardness I desire with no green ring on the yolk. Even better, the shell slides off without taking half the egg white with it! My favorite use is to pop some eggs in when I get home and prep a salad. By the time the salad is ready, the eggs are done. I can even leave the kitchen and still hear when they are done because of the buzzer. I’ve purchased five more of them for family for Christmas this year and can’t wait to get everyone on board the Dash Go Egg Cooker train!” —A. M. Hinshaw

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).


A dishwasher magnet so you don’t have to wonder, “Are these dishes clean or no?”


Just rotate it to switch the “status.”

Promising review: “I don’t know why it took me so long to buy this thing, but I’m glad that I finally did. Yes, to some it might be silly, but there are times when I forget or can’t tell whether my dishes and glassware are clean. This $3 magnetic sign saves me from washing the ‘dirty’ dishes another time.” —Colmac

Get it from Amazon for $5.82.


A motion-sensor toilet light to make the ol’ porcelain throne feel like a state of the art piece of technology. No more bright overhead lights when you need to pee at 3 in the morning!


This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

Promising review: “This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don’t need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it’s going to be a problem…isn’t. I can’t recommend this toilet night light highly enough, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December.” —Lee R. Gurr

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A waterproof notepad for jotting down all your shower thoughts. You can finally shampoo in peace without worrying about forgetting those great ideas.


It comes with a pencil. Check out another waterproof notebook you can bring on the go!

Promising review: “For someone with mild ADD or anxiety as I have, this was life-changing. It seems silly, but for anyone with a busy life or just stressed, this is one of the simplest, most valuable things I can think of. Beyond that, I have 5-starred it because I’ve had one for 18 months and can’t find any flaw or way the product can be improved. It’s simple and does what it’s supposed to. So why do I say life-changing? Rule number one when under stress is get things out of your head and captured somewhere so you can actually focus on whatever task might be at hand without worrying about forgetting. The shower was the one place I couldn’t capture anything and often where everything came to mind.” —Adrian J Gell

Get it from Amazon for $9.50.


A foot hammock that’ll make working from home so much more enjoyable.


It can be fastened on pretty much any kind of desk.

Promising review: “I am a gamer so I needed a good foot stool that doesn’t dig into my legs and feet. Works perfectly.” —Brandi Wooldridge

Get it from Amazon for $22.78.


An adjustable measuring cup so you only have to wash and handle one tool instead of several. The rotating plunger can easily push out sticky ingredients like peanut butter or honey.


It has a 2-cup capacity and is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. The silicone disk inside acts as a squeegee and scrapes off any leftover residue. It also comes apart completely for thorough cleaning.

Promising review: “This is the greatest kitchen tool ever! I cook and bake often and was forever having to first dig for, then clean endless numbers of measuring cups; I actually had three sets. No more though. I just need this one extremely well made, adjustable measuring cup. It works perfectly for me for all kinds of things, such as flour, butter, syrups, dressings, oils, etc. If I am baking, I will first use it to measure the dry items. I then just wipe it out with a paper towel and measure out the butter, etc. This way involves less washing. The suction is as effective as day one, and the units of measure on it are clear and not at all faded.” —Gabriella W.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A couch coaster to keep a can of La Croix right next to you because the coffee table is a little too far, TBH.


Promising review: “I don’t have room in my small living room for coffee or more than one small side table. But I want my guests to be able to have a place to put their beverage while they relax and sit on the couch. This is sturdy, stable, and washable and sits nicely on my couch arms. I bought two of these, one for each couch arm.” —Kar-Bear

Get it from Amazon for $25.


An outlet shelf for a convenient place to rest your electric toothbrush and cellphone on while they’re charging.


Promising review: “Gives me extra room in the bathroom! Perfect for charging my Clarisonic brush. The one in my bedroom has saved my phone from being stepped on in the middle of the night. Genius invention.” —BeeBerman

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three finishes and as a four-pack).


A laundry basket that can fold flat for storage when it’s not in use.


It measures 21.25 inches long x 13.25 inches wide x 18.5 inches high when opened and can carry two full loads of laundry at once.

Promising review: “I have a special needs child situation at home, and I legit have to wash a minimum of three loads of clothes every single day, often as many as six or seven in a day. I have had laundry hampers and laundry baskets coming out the wazoo forever! Bought five of these (three to start, two more when I got the first and fell in love). Now, in those super rare moments when all the laundry is washed, dried, folded, and put away, I just fold these back down like they were when they arrived, and they go under the corner of the bed or between the washer and dryer. In the event I need to fill with wet items, a tall kitchen garbage bag fits perfectly as a ‘liner’. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!” —BDR

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).


A rechargeable wireless touch sensor lamp you can take anywhere light is needed, even if there’s no outlet in sight. It can be dimmed or turned off with a tap.


It can stay on for up to 110 hours at minimum brightness. I swear by this lamp! My apartment is very old and doesn’t have that many outlets so I rely on two floor lamps for lighting. There are lots of dark corners where I need extra light, and this lil’ lantern seriously comes in handy. I use it as a night light, reading light, and table lamp — super versatile!

Promising review: “The power went out so I bought three to four of these for emergencies. Now, I use them every day. I loved them so much, I bought like 10 more to replace our nightstand lamps and to give them out as gifts. They are both functional and beautiful. I use them to walk around at night in the house without disturbing others to the bathroom or working late. I will also be taking them camping soon. It is dimmable, and bright enough to read or low enough to use as a night light. Having four completely lights up a whole room. The handle is brilliant. That is one of the best features.” —latte happy

Get it from Amazon for $32.99.


An adorable wall-mount cloud magnetic to keep your keys organized and in one place. You’re much less likely to lose them this way.


Promising review: “One of the most useful purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I’ve had it for at least half a year now. Hasn’t lost any magnetism.” —Makenah

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.


A set of floating bookshelves for a simple yet stunning way to display your tomes.


Promising review: “I cannot believe how awesome these bookshelves look in my room. With my classic leather bound books stacked neatly on top, these apparently floating books give the room a sense of charm and intrigue. I am so glad I got these shelves. They are easy to install and each can safely hold three of my large leather-bound books. They do not wobble or shake. They are very stout and sturdy, and I do not have any worries with the weight they bear. I am confident they will securely hold to the wall and keep my books (and sheetrock) unharmed. The metal is durable and long-lasting. So many of my friends and family have complimented these statement pieces and have gotten some of their own book collections.” —Burrells

Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes and two colors).


A hanging jewelry organizer so all your accessories are untangled, visible, and ready to wear. It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t have enough room for an armoire or jewelry box.


This will fit over any standard hanger. One side has 32 clear pockets and the other side has 18 hooks and loops.

Promising review: “I needed something that would save me space but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them and have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one, I keep nail polishes. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors, and it does not take up that much space.” —Nellie F.

Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in three colors).


A shower drink holder because enjoying a glass of wine (or a can of beer) while taking a bath is probably the most satisfying thing in the world.


Promising review: “Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn’t think showers could get any better, but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you’d expect, I’ve tugged on it and it’s not going anywhere. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan.” —Steven

Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).


A gadget to rest your detergent cup on — it’ll catch any drips and prevent a mess.


Promising review: “I’ve only had this for a week, and I’m already wondering how I lived without it. Finally, a solution for less mess in the laundry room. No more messy detergent leaks, drips, or a cap covered in detergent. I would recommend this product to anyone; it’s a game-changer!” —makenna

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.76.


A pack of motion-sensing LED lights for a cheap way to get fancy lighting. You don’t need to get professional installation — just stick them on.


They’re battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

Promising review:Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e. slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version.” —H. Jonathan K. Park

Get them from Amazon: a six-pack for $21.99+ (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $13.99+ (available in two colors).

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Disney Has Gifted Us By Dropping “Hamilton” Early, And I Cant Wait

Raise a glass to streaming!

Back in February, before the world turned upside down, Disney announced that a filmed version of Broadway’s Hamilton featuring the original cast would be coming to theaters and eventually Disney+.

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It would have hit theaters on October 15, 2021.

But, given the current state of things, Disney just announced today that the release is being fast-tracked and Hamilton will be coming to Disney+ on July 3!


A perfect July 4 weekend activity, if you ask me!

I repeat, we can all watch Hamilton on Disney+ on July 3! As in, less than two months from now!

It’s only a matter of time…

Our Hamilton film.
THIS July 3rd.
On Disney+.


Please enjoy this adorable footage of Lin-Manuel Miranda, posted by his wife Vanessa Nadal, as he prepared to blow our minds:

Sneaky photo of @Lin_Manuel excitedly/nervously waiting to drop this news. He woke up like a jolt of energy (more than usual) and could not keep still!

Alright, now we patiently wait until July 3, when I will officially start watching Hamilton at least once a day.

Get your Disney+ subscription now for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. If you’re not ready to commit yet you can test it out for 7 days for free!

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26 Pairs Of Shoes Reviewers Say Are Actually So Comfortable

Because sometimes you can’t really tell just by looking at them.

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


A pair of espadrilles with an adjustable ankle strap so you can make sure they fit properly and won’t slip off randomly.

Old Navy

Promising review: “This print is soo cute! Not to mention the base of the shoe is almost memory foam. I would say they are one of the most comfortable pairs of platform sandals I own! Honestly, I have bought them in every color!” —Madi

Get them from Old Navy for $18 (available in sizes 6-11 and in two styles).


Allbirds tree runners made out of eucalyptus tree fibers for a sustainable style that can also be thrown in the washing machine when they get a bit too dirty.

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Just be sure to not put them in the dryer; let them air dry after washing.

Promising review: “Why did I wait so long??? I wish I could wear these shoes all day for everything! They’re so comfortable and lightweight.” —Stone, C.

Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in 12 styles).


A espadrille sandal designed with a 1-inch platform and a 1.25-inch heel to give you a bit of a ~boost~ without going overboard.


Promising review: “These really do feel like a cloud! I’m seven months pregnant, and these are so comfortable for my slightly swollen feet. I’m usually a 7.5, and I ordered an 8 just because of the swelling. They’re super cute too!” — kris10d

Get them from Nordstrom for $45 (originally $90; available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).


A wedge fashion sneaker that doesn’t look like a wedge (it’s somewhat hidden) for when you need a little ~lift~ but don’t want to broadcast it to the world. It’s okay, these shoes are here for you.


Promising review: “I am really really really loving these sneakers. I love the colors. They fit perfectly, arrived super quickly, and actually exceeded my expectations. I’m a slippers girl and fell in love with these the minute I saw them; what I love most is that they’re so cushiony soft and very very comfortable. I bought these because I’ll be traveling soon and wanted something for the long walking and standing. IT’S PERFECT, EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. I will definitely be shopping again in the future.” —Soph300

Get them from Amazon for $38.90 (available in whole sizes 5-10 and in four styles).


Tioseban sneakers with a mesh top that’ll *almost* make you feel like you’re just wearing socks.


Sizing up a half size if you have wide feet is recommended.

Promising review: “I like these shoes so much I bought two pairs. My feet are very narrow, and I have trouble finding shoes that fit without coming off my heels. These have the comfort band that makes them very comfortable.” —Jane from MA

Get them from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes 5-13 and in 33 styles).


Birkenstock sandals that are super easy to ~slide~ on when you have to go out and get the mail and don’t want to spend any time with laces or buckles.


They also have a contoured cork footbed with arch support and are designed with a unisex construction.

Promising review: “I’ve always been a fan of Birkenstocks, but these are a real game-changer. They have the same comfortable fit, but the buckles look so nice! These are definitely an upgrade from the last pair I purchased. I love them and have been wearing them daily.” — AnnabelB

Get them from Nordstrom for $149.95 (available in sizes 5-9.5 and in six styles).


A slingback sandal in a neutral color so you know it will go with basically everything you have in your closet.


Promising review: “I ordered the burnt orange in size 5.5. Not only do they fit perfectly but they are super comfortable. The ‘leather’ fabric is super soft, not stiff at all, and the same goes for the sole. The sole is bendy and cushy, I’ve worn them for walks and also for bike rides. I’m considering buying another pair!” —EH

Get them from ModCloth for $29 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in orange, brown, and blue).


A pair of breathable sport shoes you can wear for working out — or to just let people think you worked out. Whatever’s more your vibe.


Promising review: “I have never been compelled to write a review, but these shoes are soooo beautiful!!! I got the pink and gold and they are comfy and pretty. I cannot keep count on the total strangers on the street stopping me and saying how much they love my shoes and asking me where I got them!!! This price is amazing, and I truly can say I got bang for my buck! True to size, I’m an 8 and ordered the 8 and they fit perfectly.” —Dora M.

Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 22 styles).


A platform sandal that takes the ’90s style and ~elevates~ it to be one of the chicest trends of the year.


Promising review: “I’m obsessed with this brand. They are pricey, but the comfort level of every shoe they make is worth it. I have numerous pairs of this brand, and they all are fabulous….and these are no different. I love them.” —Jms1971

Get them from Nordstrom for $129.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in silver and gold).


A pair of stretch-knit sneakers designed with a heel tab to make them really easy to get on and off without compromising the comfort level.


Promising review: “Holy Moly! I’ve been hesitant about buying Target shoes after a pair tore up my foot years ago. Noticing that shoes were on sale, and I needed a simple pair for this new stay-home life, I decided to take the plunge and give Target shoes a re-try — AND I’M GLAD I DID! These are seriously more comfortable than my $100+ super cushy foam running shoes that I wear — WORE — every day. And they are suer cute too! Now I’m looking at buying all the colors and stocking up on my size for when I wear these out.”—fillelectrique

Get it from Target for $22.39 (originally $27.99; available in sizes 6-12 and in black and pink).


A pair of faux-fur slippers with an open toe so your feet don’t get so hot they start sweating in your home, because that is one of the worst feelings ever.


Promising review: “I bought these because they looked beautiful but didn’t expect them to also be so comfortable! They are so fluffy and feel luxurious on my feet. I literally can’t wait to get home every day so I can just slip into these beautiful slippers!” —Yirla Rubí

Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).


An ankle strap sandal you’ll ~pink~ out to wear when you want a style that looks a little nicer but won’t have your feet hurting by the end of the day.


Promising review: “These shoes are cute and very comfortable. I was able to wear them walking around some gardens all day after buying them and had no issues with blisters or tired feet. Great buy on the sale price too!” —SamanthaZ88

Get them from Nordstrom for $27.98 (originally $69.95; available in sizes 5-11).

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Reviewers recommend ordering a half size down.

Promising review: “These are cute and comfortable! I took the advice from other reviews and sized down. I am usually a 6.5 but got a 6, and they fit perfectly. I have wide feet, and these adjusted very well. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a simple but cute shoe.” —ESGF

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 57 colors and styles).


Strappy open-toe slides that have elastic straps, so it won’t be a ~stretch~ to say that these will become your new favorites in no time.

Forever 21

Promising review: “They’re so cute. I got them as a dupe for the Steve Madden ones, and they’re so alike!! Of course, not so much the material but they’re still great!! Super comfy and easy to walk in, the straps are stretchy! I’m a size 9 and got a 10 just because I have a wider foot, and they fit perfectly!!” —Angel C.

Get them from Forever 21 for $15 (available in whole sizes 6-10 and in nude and black).


A pair of ballet flats – you don’t need hours and hours of dance training to know how classic and elegant these look on.

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Promising review:The more that you wear these shoes, the comfier they get! I can walk around in them all day, and I get a ton of compliments on them. I usually feel frumpy wearing flats, but that’s certainly not the case with these — I just ordered the beige color, and I might get the leopard print. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE SHOES!” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $15.98 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 35 styles).


A platform sneaker to add a ~bright~ spot to any look you put together.


Promising review: “My new favorite sneaker. These are surprisingly soft and comfortable! The platform is just the right thickness. I purchased both the tie-dye and lime green pairs. They’re my new favorites in my closet. Pair them with shorts, mom jeans, or a casual dress. Also, found them at a great price point!” —Pesek

Get them from Nordstrom for $27.98 (originally $69.95; available in sizes 5-9.5 and in two styles).


A red espadrille flat that gives an ~elevated~ look to a sneaker without losing any of the comfort.


Promising review: “These are the most comfortable flats ever. It almost feels like I am walking on a pillow. I bought the red and the stripes, and they look just like in the picture, especially the red ones. I would buy them again if they restock in other colors.” —80sbaby

Get them from Target for $23.99 (originally $29.99; available in sizes 5-11 and in five styles).


Or a pair of braided sandals more than 2,500 reviewers swear by for their water-resistance, comfort, and cuteness.


Promising review:These sandals are incredibly comfortable! I was so relieved they fit well because I’m sometimes an 8.5 but there aren’t half sizes, but these fit perfectly! I thought it was so funny reading their website and their warning says ‘don’t buy these sandals if you don’t want compliments.’ Well, the first day I wore my sandals I got tons of compliments and every time I thought of their warning. It’s so true these are unique and brilliantly styled sandals. The quality is wonderful! I’m 100% satisfied and happy with these sandals! The customer service is also phenomenal!” —ShoreShank

Get them from Amazon for $32.95 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in 25 styles).


A pair of loafers that’ll put a ~wrap~ on any feelings about wearing uncomfortable shoes ever again.


Promising review: “These shoes are adorable. They’re true to the color shown. I ordered a 6.5, which is my regular shoe size, and they seem to me to fit true to size. They’re super comfortable, don’t pinch anywhere, and slide on and off easily. I love them. I will probably order every color available!” —A. Smith

Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 5.5-10.5 and in six styles).


A Sorel slide designed with a slip-resistant rubber sole to prevent from any mishaps when you might not realize there’s water on the ground.

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Promising review: “These shoes are extremely comfortable. The only potential issue I see for some might be the width. I am a medium with a slight lean to wide. Wide shoes are typically too wide. These fit me well but if you run wider, they might be tight closer to your toes.” —EAGLEEYESHOPPER

Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $37.97 (originally $75; available in sizes 6-11).


Feetmat mesh sneakers so breathable, you can wear them in extreme heat and not make your feet feel extra gross and sweaty.


Promising review: “I looooove these. They’re so affordable and super comfortable. I work at the hospital and always want to wear something comfortable but also something I’m not scared to be ruined. These are perfect for what I wanted. Also, I typically have a hard time finding comfortable shoes because I have high arches. I was shocked that these worked. I will be ordering more.” —Renee Lynn Stroh

Get them from Amazon for $37.99 (available in sizes 5.5-13 and in 24 styles).


A pair of faux leather sandals at such a ridiculously low price, they may just miraculously ~slip~ into your cart and end up at your front door. Whoops!

Forever 21

Promising review: “These sandals are totally worth it. They’re very comfortable. They are super cute and go with any outfit!”—Paola R.

Get them from Forever 21 for $12.99 (available in sizes 6-10 and in black, white, and brown).


A pair of trainers that may seem a little snug at first, but they’re made to loosen with wear and conform perfectly to your feet.


If you’re a half size, Everlane recommends sizing up. They also recommend anyone a size five or six to size up a whole size.

Promising review: “I love these shoes! They are super comfortable and stylish. I would recommend sizing up a half size as they do run a bit small. I’m usually a 7 but went for a 7 1/2, I also love how small they make my feet look!” —SDesigner17

Get them from Everlane for $98 (available in sizes 5-12.5 and in nine styles).


Teva sandals, which are a cult favorite for a reason — they’re comfy right out of the box and don’t require a break-in period.

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Many reviewers recommend sizing down a half sizes if you’re between sizes.

Promising review: “I love these sandals! I debated for a few months about buying them because I didn’t think they looked particularly stylish, but I am so glad I decided to get them. They are SO comfortable. I walked all day the first time I wore them and had zero blisters or rubbing on my skin like some shoes during the break-in period. There really isn’t a break-in period—they’re good to go out of the box. It feels like walking on a squishy yoga mat and the ribbed texture is really pleasant. It’s nice that the straps are really adjustable. And honestly, I think they do look cute! They go with shorts or jeans but I’d probably wear them with a casual dress or skirt too I highly recommend.”—Joanna Salerno

Get them from Amazon for $49.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 16 styles).


A low-heel sandal for a bit of a dressier look you can totally pull off wearing any time of the day.

Old Navy

Promising review: “These are so adorable and so comfortable. As a mom of two, I wanted something stylish, trendy, but convenient. And these are perfect. They go with everything, and I can still run after my kids if need be! I definitely recommend.” —Kissy

Get them from Old Navy for $25 (available in sizes 6-11 and in black and brown).


A canvas sneaker that has the look of a regular tie shoe but doesn’t actually require you to spend the time tying it, and I’m *pretty* sure that’s what Hannah Montana was singing about when she said, “You get the best of both worlds.”


Promising review: “I got them on sale, but I would buy them at full price because they are worth it! They are amazingly comfortable, and I am someone who hates wearing anything other than sandals. They are lightweight as well, which I love. They are the perfect cute little shoe and go great with anything!” —Jess

Get them from Target for $18.39 (originally $22.99; available in sizes 5-12 and in six styles).

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A Rail Worker Died Of The Coronavirus After Being Spat At By A Man Who Said He Had COVID-19

A member of staff at London’s Victoria station died of the coronavirus after being spat at by a man who said he had COVID-19.

Belly Mujinga, 47, a mother to an 11-year-old daughter, was working on the concourse of the station on March 22 when the man spat and coughed on her and a colleague.

“The man asked her what she was doing, why she was there, and she said they were working,” her husband Lusamba Gode Katalay said. “The man said he had the virus and spat on them. They reported it to their supervisor. Belly came home and told me everything.”

Within days, both women fell ill. Mujinga’s condition grew worse, and on April 2 she was taken to Barnet Hospital by ambulance, where she was put on a ventilator. She died three days later, 14 days after she was assaulted at Victoria.

Mujinga had an underlying respiratory condition, which she had taken time off work with in the past. The last time her husband saw her was when she was taken away in the ambulance, and just ten people were allowed to attend her funeral, in line with current UK government guidelines.

British Transport Police are now investigating the incident, while Mujinga’s trade union, the TSSA, has criticised her employer for putting her to work on the frontline.

Manuel Cortes, TSSA general secretary, said he was “shocked and devastated at Belly’s death,” and “she is one of far too many frontline workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus.”

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Feds arrest 2 men in first fraud case involving PPP loan program for small businesses hurt by coronavirus

WASHINGTON – Two New England businessmen have been charged with illegally trying to procure hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, the first fraud case in the nation involving the massive effort to rescue small businesses from the coronavirus crisis.

And the chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s Criminal Division said he expects more cases in the future. Tuesday’s case, filed in Rhode Island, is the first of several investigations launched by federal authorities since the start of the massive program, he said.

“What we see coming out of Rhode Island is what’s happening across the country,” Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski, told USA TODAY. “We have a lot of leads.”

On Tuesday, prosecutors charged David A. Staveley, 52, of Andover, Massachusetts, and David Butziger, 51, of Warwick, Rhode Island, with conspiring to seek forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. The loans amounted to nearly $544,000, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

They claimed to have dozens of employees earning wages at four different entities when, in fact, there were no employees working for any of the businesses, according to a DOJ news release issued Tuesday.

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Congress created the PPP in March as part of the CARES Act, the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced social distancing steps that have forced millions of small businesses to contract or close entirely. They have allocated more than $660 billion for the program, which has approved loans for some 4 million businesses.

The program offers loans of up to $10 million to businesses with 500 or fewer workers that were operating as the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting the country. The loans are completely forgiven if at least 75% of the money is spent on keeping or rehiring employees. The rest must be spent on business-related expenses such as rent or utilities.

Benczkowski, who is leading the enforcement effort, said inquiries already number in the “double-digits” and are scattered across the country. He declined to attach a specific number to the open investigations, saying that new information continues to be evaluated by federal prosecutors in many of the department’s 94 jurisdictions.

In preparation for the enforcement effort, the assistant attorney general said authorities have drawn on their past prosecution of fraud cases in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the financial crisis in 2008, when billions in federal money flowed to assist in the recoveries.

The National Center for Disaster Fraud, created in the wake of Katrina, is now serving as a clearinghouse for information about potential crimes related to the SBA program.

“It’s important that we go after every one of these cases,” Benczkowski said. “We have the resources we need to work this. We have the full benefit of all 94 U.S. attorneys’ offices across the country.”

Staveley and Butziger are charged with conspiracy to make false statements to influence the SBA and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. In addition, Staveley, who allegedly posed as his brother in real estate transactions, is charged with aggravated identity theft and Butziger is charged with bank fraud.

According to court documents unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Providence, Rhode Island, the pair applied for loans for businesses that were not operating prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and had no salaried employees. In one instance, a loan was sought for a Rhode Island restaurant the applicant did not own, according to the federal complaint.

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Staveley and Butziger allegedly discussed via email the creation of fraudulent loan applications and supporting documents to seek the loans, according to the charging documents.

Staveley applied for loans of more than $438,500, claiming he had dozens of employees at three restaurants he owned, two in Warwick, Rhode Island, and one in Berlin, Massachusetts, according to the DOJ compliant.

A DOJ investigation determined that one of the Rhode Island restaurants, the former Remington House, and the Massachusetts restaurant, On The Trax, were not open for business prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the time the loan applications were submitted, or at any time thereafter, according to the complaint. In addition, Staveley did not own or have any role in the second Rhode Island restaurant, Top of the Bay, for which he was seeking financial relief, according to DOJ.

Butziger filed an application on April 6 seeking a $105,381 SBA loan under the PPP as owner of an unincorporated entity named Dock Wireless, according to the complaint.

Butziger claimed in documentation filed with the bank and in a telephone call with an FBI undercover agent posing as a bank compliance officer that he planned to use the loan to pay seven full-time employees on Dock Wireless’ payroll, including himself, an assertion that turned out to be false, according to the DOJ.

“Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs and have had their lives thrown into chaos because of the coronavirus pandemic,” said U.S. Attorney Aaron L. Weisman for the District of Rhode Island. “It is unconscionable that anyone would attempt to steal from a program intended to help hard working Americans continue to be paid so they can feed their families and pay some of their bills.”