Jane asked me about the best nose hair trimmer. Embarrassing, but the Panasonic Swing Head is great for that and for eyebrow trimming. ;)
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Mack's Pillow Soft Earplugs, $6.99 from drugstore.com
I have a really hard time sleeping but one thing that helps, besides my night guard, are these earplugs. You don't have to stick them in your ear, just mold them around it. I don't go anywhere without these.
When I was a kid, my dad always was squeezing on this hand grip. I loved to try to squeeze it myself but it was too hard (his had black handles). Now I use one myself, mostly because it reminds me of my dad, but also because it's a good stress reliever and it tones the muscles in your forearm that are seldom worked out.