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// EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & LIFE-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF //

My Pop Life


Waiting for my phone
to stop ringing so I
can go back to snap-
ping pics of my pup.

News Editor

DAISY HERNANDEZ


PRODUCTS I’M USING RIGHT NOW

Sony MDR-XB950BT
Headphones
Even after sweaty
gym sessions and long
hours in the office, the
sound quality of these
remains perfect.

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The Best Money
I Ever Spent


Definitely the money
I used to take a trip to
Iceland in 2017. Being
there was surreal—
like visiting an
entirely new world.


DW Home Tobacco
Flower Candle
I buy these candles
three or four at a time—
they smell divine and
make any space feel
welcoming and cozy.

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@fleurnandez

Cuisinart Espresso
Machine
This elevates my coffee
game. Whether I feel
like an espresso or a
cappuccino, I can make
one exactly how I like it.

Ludwig Drum Kit
My grandpa taught
me how to play
on his kit and
eventually bought
me my first drum
set a few years ago.

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THIS IS SONNY
She’s a three-month-old
Australian cattle dog/
Shiba mix we recently
rescued from our local
animal shelter. She
spends half the day
sleeping to recover
from being insanely
rambunctious the
other half of the day.

My Favorite
POP Story
So Far
“Burning Out: What
Really Happens in a
Crematorium”—I’ve
always been morbidly
curious about
undertaking.

COOLEST THING ON MY DESK
A pencil holder made from old
ball bearings that have been
welded together.