Costco Customers Are Going Crazy for These $20 Slippers—And The Store Can't Keep Them On the Shelves

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Want a pair of warm, fluffy slippers that look and feel like Uggs without the expensive price tag attached? Consider making a trip to Costco. As Insider reports, Costco's Kirkland Signature Shearling Slippers for women are quite the crowd-pleaser. The slippers have received more than 450 five-star reviews on Costco's website—for an average rating of 4.5 stars—and many customers are raving about how comfy and cozy they are.

They're perfect for traveling, running errands, or kicking your feet up while lounging around the house. Like Uggs slippers, Costco's version has a lightweight, durable outsole, but unlike its name-brand counterpart, they won't set you back $85 per pair.

The shearling slippers come in your choice of gray or chestnut tan, and a shearling sock interior provides extra warmth and cushioning. The upper part of the slipper is made of sheepskin, which will stretch slightly with wear, Costco notes. For that reason, the slippers should fit snug when you first try them on. Some reviewers have noted that they run large, so you may want to consider ordering a size or size and a half smaller than what you'd normally wear.

If you want to snag a pair, you'll have to act fast, though. They're so popular that some sizes and colors are currently backordered. However, those orders are expected to ship by December 14, so if you're looking to give away a pair as a Christmas gift, you should still have enough time. A few select sizes and styles are also available on Amazon.

[h/t Insider]

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
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- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
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- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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No Squawking, Please: A Backyard Bird Library Is the Star of This Livestream

Bird Library, YouTube
Bird Library, YouTube

Many people discovered backyard birding when they were quarantined in their homes at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you have a vibrant wildlife population in your area, the Bird Library webcam is worth checking out. As Atlas Obscura reports, the bird feeder at the focus of the livestream resembles a tiny library where feathered guests can misbehave.

Librarian Rebecca Flowers and woodworker Kevin Cwalina were inspired to build the Bird Library in 2015. Located in a backyard in Charlottesville, Virginia, it features a miniature reading chair, bookshelves, and a reception desk. The decorations are even updated to match the seasons; the feeder currently sports a banner that says "Summer Reading." The main differences setting it apart from a real library are the bird seed scattered on the floor and the avian visitors.

The Bird Library attracts a diverse collection of patrons. Sparrows, cardinals, and mourning doves have been recorded perching on the librarian's desk and checking out the reading materials. The occasional squirrel has also been known to stop by.

Live video of the feeder streams on the Bird Library's YouTube page and website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can play the video below to check in on the current guests. If the backyard Bird Library has inspired you to find birds closer to home, here's some gear for beginner naturalists.

[h/t Atlas Obscura]