22 Unusual Slippers To Keep Your Feet Warm

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Trade in your old house shoes for something with a little more flair. These unusual slippers will be sure to turn some heads at your next pajama party.

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1. LIGHT-UP UNICORN SLIPPERS; $39.95

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Amazon

Remember those light-up sneakers you had as a kid? Relive the good ol' days with these mystical unicorn slippers. With each step you take, the one-size-fits-all plush slippers light up in a rainbow of different colors.

Find it: Amazon

2. HEATED NARWHAL SLIPPERS; $49.95

If unicorns are a little too magical for you, try narwhals—a real-life horned animal. They don’t light up, but they do offer a built-in heating feature to keep your toes warm during the cold season.

Find it: Amazon

3. YETI SLIPPERS; $13.99

Yeti slippers
Walmart

Throw on these blue-toed abominable snowman slippers and play pretend.

Find it: Walmart

4. LEGO SLIPPERS; $16.33

These LEGO slippers serve two functions: keeping your feet warm and protecting you from stepping on any stray LEGO bricks. The red slip-ons look just like LEGO bricks, helping you stay in character while you build your next project.

Find it: Amazon

5. ZOMBIE SLIPPERS; $19.88

These oversized slippers are perfect for aspiring zombie hunters. Wearing the plush footwear is like bravely slipping your feet into two zombie heads.

Find it: Amazon

6. HOMER SIMPSON SLIPPERS; $44.99

Homer Simpson slippers
Top Toy

Are zombie heads a little too gory for you? Shove your feet into the Simpson patriarch’s mouth instead. These slippers will keep you comfortable while lounging around the house. Homer would be so proud of your lethargy!

Find it: Top Toy

7. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO SLIPPERS; $19.99

Totoro slippers
Amazon

While these slippers probably won’t take you on a ride in a cat bus, they will keep your feet warm. Each tiny Totoro wears the same leaf hat that the character wore in the movie.

Find it: Amazon

8. S’MORES SLIPPERS; $39.99

These smiling s’mores are heated just like a real cooked marshmallow. Warm up the cotton footwear by plugging in the detachable USB cable to a Mac, PC, or any other USB port. With a cord that's 57 inches long, you can walk around even while charging the slippers.

Find it: Amazon

9. BATMOBILE SLIPPERS; $12.94

Pretend your feet have wheels with these officially licensed Batmobile slippers. They’re fleece-lined and slip resistant, to keep your warm and upright while you take on the bad guys.

Find it: Amazon

10. PIKACHU SLIPPERS; $14.58

These adorable plush slippers feature everyone’s favorite yellow creature. They even come with tiny lightning bolt tails at the heels.

Find it: Amazon

11. YOSHI SLIPPERS; $26.72

These one-size-fits-all Yoshi slippers are perfect for your next game of Mario Party.

Find it: Amazon

12. BLOBFISH SLIPPERS; $29.99

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ThinkGeek

If you find yourself feeling like the blobfish—a sea creature that resembles a piece of melted bubblegum—in the morning, then these slippers are probably for you. The plush footwear will fit most feet.

Find it: ThinkGeek

13. TARDIS SLIPPERS; FROM $15.95

Travel through time (or at least through the living room) in these officially licensed Doctor Who slippers. They’ll look great with your matching TARDIS robe and pajama pants.

Find it: Amazon

14. MOP SLIPPERS; $8.88

Clean your house without even getting dressed. These slippers come with mop-like soles, so you can clean up just by shuffling around the house.

Find it: Amazon

15. FREUDIAN SLIP-PERS; $24.95

Pay homage to the great Sigmund Freud with these punny slip-pers, available in small, medium, and large sizes.

Find it: Amazon

16. GIANT ROBOT SLIPPERS; $34.99

These bootie-style slippers are sure to keep your ankles warm, but more importantly, they’ll help you live out your dreams of being a robot. With each step, the slippers will make noises simulating what it would sound like to be a robot clanging around the house. The slippers can fit feet as large as a U.S. men's size 12 or a women's size 14.

Find it: GameStop

17. FRANK SLIPPERS; $41.89

Don’t worry; you’re not the only one who can see these bunny slippers. The Donnie Darko-themed slippers are made with a plush material and fit most feet (they are available in sizes as large as a UK men’s size 10.5).

Find it: Firebox

18. CTHULHU SLIPPERS; $29.95

Cultists and fans of H.P. Lovecraft will enjoy these slippers inspired by the cosmic entity Cthulhu. The monster’s octopus tentacles will helpfully keep the tops of your feet warm.

Find it: Bunny Slippers

19. RUBBER DUCKIE SLIPPERS; $9.17

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Fabshopper

Rubber duckie slipper, you’re the one. You make lounge-time lots of fun. This duck-themed pair are perfect for any occasion—just don’t wear them in the bath.

Find it: Fabshopper

20. SOCK MONKEY SLIPPERS; FROM $11.89

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Slippers.com

Sock monkeys are made out of, well, socks, so it only makes sense for you to put them on your feet. These cozy slippers come with non-skid soles and foam-cushioned insoles.

Find it: Slippers.com

21. POOP EMOJI SLIPPERS; $15.99

The beloved emoji has made an appearance on everything from shirts to bottle openers, so it’s no surprise that you can now adorn your feet with them as well. The slippers are stuffed with cotton and covered in a velvet-like material for extra comfort.

Find it: Amazon

22. SHARK SLIPPERS; $33.99

These mischievous slippers won't try to bite you. The plush shark slippers come with open toothy smiles that are equally cute and threatening. Hopefully, they will keep everyone away until you've had your morning coffee.

Find it: Amazon

7 Ways to Take Advantage of the Bullet Journal Method

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If you haven't heard of the bullet journal, it's the productivity method du jour—one that combines the features of a planner, calendar, to-do list, diary, and more. It's not a specific product (although the founder of the method, Ryder Carroll, has created a special notebook for it) as much as a way of creating a journaling system that works for you.

Proponents say the method helps you focus your time and your goals, in part through periodic "migration" sessions that force you to review how you've been spending your days. And yes, it's popular on Instagram—because many bullet journalers have filled their notebooks with colorful flair. (But that part is entirely optional.)

While core components of the bullet journal system like monthly spreads and daily logs are great, many bullet journalers like to add other features that fit their own life. After all, the beauty of the method is the customization and flexibility. We've rounded up a few ideas for new and not-so-new bullet journalers alike to try.

1. Track—and fuel—your creative projects.

Let's say that, like most people, you have a day job. But at night, you're writing the next Great American Novel—or at least some short stories. You might get an idea related to one of those projects on your morning commute or while taking a walk in the park at lunch. There's no time to pull out the manuscript, and if you email yourself the idea it might get lost in a jumble of newsletters and other alerts.

Instead, just start a new page for the project in your journal, note it in your index, and scribble away. You can come back to it later, and fill in other, non-sequential pages in the journal as the mood strikes. Your journal probably isn't the best place to write whole stories, but it's perfect if you just had a mini-breakthrough you want to take down, or even as a way to keep track of potential prompts and inspiration.

2. Improve your habits.

Habit trackers are some of the most popular add-ons to the regular bullet journal time-oriented spreads. You can make yours cute—tracking the number of glasses of water you drink a day by coloring in a big glass, say—or more minimalist, perhaps by listing the habits you want to build (yoga, waking up early) on the left next to a chart of days and coloring in the days you manage to do the habit. You can also create a page just to log you often you do one particular thing—drinking alcohol, for example. Some people even use their bullet journals to track food and digestive symptoms, either by creating a section for a food journal or just noting in their daily log when they eat a certain food and how it makes them feel.

3. Save money.

You can create a custom spread for your monthly budget, track all your expenses, or just track your purchases in a particular category (say, eating out) if there's a particular type of spending you're trying to curb. The design can be as crafty as you like—whether you're coloring in bricks that represent each $50 saved toward a house or just filling in columns noting every time you make a purchase. The key is that, as with health habits, writing something down can serve as a powerful motivator and/or deterrent, since you know you'll have to come face-to-face with yourself at the end of the month.

4. Plan your meals.

Nothing combines health and finance goals quite like planning your meals. You can make your meal plan a section of your weekly spread: Carroll, the bullet journal's creator, likes to set up a list of meals on the left page of his notebook and a shopping list of ingredients on the right. Dividing the items by categories (like meat, produce, and pantry staples) can speed things up at the store, too. It's great to do this at home so you can check the fridge and see what you're missing. Then, when you're done shopping, note how much you spent at the bottom of the list. You can track that to develop insights about your grocery budget.

Over time, you can also create lists to help you with meal planning, perhaps "Favorite Weeknight Dinners," "Easy Work Lunches," etc. Some people also like to create a master grocery list of frequently bought items they can consult whenever they're at the store, just in case they forget to write staples down on their weekly shopping list.

5. Remember the good things.

In our flurry of to-do lists, project deadlines, and meal plans, it can be easy to forget about the things that brighten our days, whether it's an especially funny joke from a colleague or a milestone in a child's development. Create a "memories" page (don't forget to log it in your index!) where you record the great stuff that happens, and pull it out to reflect whenever you're having a gray day. Some bullet journalers like to put pages like this toward the back of their journals to separate them out from the time-oriented spreads. A memories page is also a great opportunity to bust out some thematic artwork.

6. Track your reading lists.

Another great way to encourage better habits is through a reading log. Like a memory log, many people like to put this toward the back of their journal, although ultimately the placement is totally up to you. You can keep track of all the books you read this year, perhaps with notes on what you thought of them—a definite resource when you're drawing up those year-end best-of lists to share with other reading pals!

7. Pair it with an app.

While the bullet journal is touted as "the analog method for the digital age," most of us don't want to go full-on analog. There's now an official companion app that will help you organize and search your old bullet journals, help you learn the method, offer prompts, and serve as a log for when you're away from your journal. It's designed as an addition to the journal, not a replacement, so you still need to put in that time with pen (or pencil, or watercolor brush) and paper.

Bullet journals also pair well with apps like Evernote—for example, you can use Evernote on your smartphone to snap photos of text you scrawl down to save digitally for later use. (Maybe those on-the-fly notes on your novel go into an Evernote notebook that you consult when you have a bit more time, for example.) That's a good option for longer-term projects that might span a couple notebooks.

Many people also use both bullet journals and an online calendar, using the latter for fixed events like birthdays and doctors appointments and the former as more of a way to time-block the day and focus on goals. After all, the beauty of the bullet journal is that unlike digital space, the paper in your notebook is finite—which helps you realize that so is your time and energy. That makes it easier to plan accordingly.

This Ingenious Hanger Makes Hanging Pants a Breeze, No Clips or Folds Required

Hurdle Hanger
Hurdle Hanger

Get ready to clean out your closet. No, we don’t mean going all Marie Kondo on your clothes. There’s a new type of clothes hanger that promises to change the way you store your clothes, taking the headache out of hanging up your pants.

The Hurdle Hanger, which has currently raised more than $33,000 on Kickstarter, calls itself the “one-second pants hanger.” Rather than relying on cumbersome clips or requiring bulky folding techniques, the hanger design employs one very simple change: It hooks into the belt loops of your pants.

The angular hanger is open on one side so that you can slide the bar through the belt loops of your pants, letting you secure your pants in one smooth motion rather than struggling with the pant clips that will just wrinkle your waistband anyway.

A person slides the Hurdle Hanger through the belt loops of a pants to hang them.
Hurdle Hanger

Just slide the hanger bar through the belt loop (or loops) farthest from you, then hang the belt loop closest to you from the hook. There is another hook midway across the bar that secures the middle belt loop, keeping your pants from drooping while they hang. In another subtle touch, you can use the same hook to hang smaller items, like belts or hats, off the side.

The Hurdle Hanger is an example of smart design at its finest—the kind of idea that, when you see it in action, makes you think, “Wait, how did no one think of this before?” It takes a once-cumbersome task and makes it seamless, eliminating at least some of the burden that may be keeping you from accomplishing the chore of hanging up your clothes. No more messing with clips or trying to shove pants through the cramped hole in the hanger to fold them over.

There are already open-end pants hangers that make it easier to slide a folded pair of slacks into your closet, but the belt loop hooks take the Hurdle Hanger to another level. You might even get inspired enough to start hanging your jeans.

A 10-pack of hangers is $20 on Kickstarter—though anything that makes you actively excited to organize your closet is priceless.

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