This Cooling Body Pillow Is Designed to Be the Ultimate Accessory for Side-Sleepers

Clone Pillow
Clone Pillow

You don't necessarily need to upgrade your mattress to improve the quality of your sleep. If you're a side-sleeper who gets hot easily at night, or find that you wake up with aches and pains in the morning, then the Clone Pillow may be your path to a better night's sleep. The new cooling body pillow made with memory foam—currently available on Kickstarter—is specifically made to help people who sleep on their sides get the best rest possible.

Studies suggest that sleeping on your side might come with some health benefits—research shows that the position can combat mild sleep apnea and promote organ health—but it has its downsides, too: Without a cushion for your knees, sleeping on your side can cause aches and pains. And that's where the Clone Pillow comes in.

Person sleeping with body pillow.
Clone Pillow

Every element of the pillow is designed for comfort. The contoured shape fits snugly against your body, and the shredded memory foam filling supports your weight while you sleep on your side or in the fetal position. It can help support your body if you're pregnant, have an injury, deal with back pain, or just need something to curl up with at night.

The pillow is designed to keep you from overheating, too. The removable gel panel on the pillow's exterior stays cool even on warm nights, helping to regulate your body temperature and keep you comfortable in the heat. And if you ever want something with a different feel, the pillow also comes with a cotton case that zips over the gel layer.

If you're looking for a sleep accessory that will support you through the night, Clone Pillow has a little less than a month to go in its crowdfunding campaign. You can reserve your pillow with a pledge of $99 or more, with shipping scheduled for June.

Buy it on Kickstarter.

Woman in bed holding body pillow.
Clone Pillow

Jabba the Hutt Leaves Tatooine for Your Front Lawn

Amazon
Amazon

From life-sized Yoda LEGO sets to a pair of comfy Chewbacca slippers, Star Wars fans are always showing their love of the blockbuster franchise in unique ways. But now, you can outdo them all by decorating your lawn with a giant inflatable Jabba the Hutt, which you can find on Amazon for $110.

Measuring 6 feet in height by 8 feet in length, this plasticized Jabba isn’t nearly as intimidating without Bib Fortuna by his side—nor as disgusting without a bowl full of Klatooine paddy frogs to snack on—but he lights up! He’s also got a built-in fan for easy inflation and comes with a set of stakes so that, just like in Return of the Jedi, he stays firmly planted. Unfortunately, digging your own Rancor pit for Jabba to lord over probably goes against most municipal building codes, but this intergalactic gangster works great as a solo act.

Think you know everything about Star Wars? Check out this list of 50 facts you might be surprised to learn.

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You Can Now Buy a Scarf Inspired by Those Preposterously Long CVS Receipts

Kathryn Hughes/Etsy
Kathryn Hughes/Etsy

CVS is known for being a one-stop shop for medications, grocery items, toiletries, and, of course, comically long receipts. Naturally, people have taken advantage of these absurdly long pieces of paper in a number of ways: in 2018, one Twitter user went viral because he used his CVS receipt as a replacement window blind, while another customer blew his receipt up and turned it into a Halloween costume.

Now, one industrious artist named Kathryn Hughes is using those never-ending paper receipts as inspiration for a line of handmade scarves, which you can find on Etsy for $20. These scarves measure at 58 inches long by 10 inches wide and look just like the real thing; however, because they are handmade, their sizes can vary slightly—much like real CVS receipts.

CVS receipt scarves
Kathryn Hughes/Etsy

The length of a real CVS receipt comes down to whether or not you're a CVS ExtraCare member. These members get added coupons and sales announcements tacked onto every receipt, resulting in lengths that can stretch to more than 4 feet. And Hughes's scarves are true to form: ExtraCare members will recognize coupons like “15 percent off with $50 purchase,” “30 percent off deodorant,” and “$1 ExtraBucks Rewards" printed right onto the scarf.

If you’re not a CVS shopper, Hughes also makes a scarf inspired by those long (but not quite CVS-long) Rite Aid receipts for $20. Hughes stresses that these scarves are novelty items and "won't save your life if you are stranded in Antarctica." But for anyone who has ever bought a pack of gum only to leave CVS with a receipt longer than a second grader, you can now turn your struggle into style.

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