I want to share ten products I use every day that make my life a tad more comfortable, productive, or enjoyable.

1. ASUS ZenBook UX303UB

All my work is produced on this. It’s fast, lightweight, has a long battery life, and reboots in seconds thanks to a solid state hard drive. I would say it’s even too powerful for my main application of writing and browsing the web.

There are a couple of downsides. First, the trackpad is clumsy so I feel compelled to use a wireless mouse. Second, there is a production flaw that creates a noticeable bulge on the left side of the keyboard (I’ve seen two laptops of this model with the problem). This causes impressions of the keys to be left on the screen. Lastly, it has Windows 10. It took me a week of hacking to add features that I used on Windows 7.

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2. Samsung J7 Smartphone International Version

The best thing about this phone is that it has dual SIMs and manages to get an H+ data connection (a speed in between 3G and 4G) within any country I visit, unlike non-international phones that may only get 2G. I leave my phone on for twelve hours a day and from that I get four days of use before having to recharge. If I could do it all over again, I’d buy the J5 version that has a smaller screen to make it more convenient to put in my jean pocket.

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3. Bread Machine

I’ve been making my own bread for one and a half years. While I don’t make a loaf every day, I do eat my bread daily. The recipe I use calls for a mixture of white and rye flour to get the texture and taste that I prefer, with low amounts of salt and sugar. There are many bakeries near my apartment that has fresh bread, but I get a humble satisfaction from eating my own.

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4. Panini Maker

For lunch I take two slices of my bread and make a ham and cheese sandwich with a panini maker. I then top it off with two fried eggs. I don’t know why, but a panini maker significantly enhances the taste of a sandwich when compared to using a normal toaster oven.

While many people get tired of eating the same food every day, my lunch is usually the highlight of my day. No matter where I am in the world, or what troubles I have, my lunch offers me a feeling of stability and comfort.

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5. Bosch Electric Kettle

I had never seen an electric kettle until I left America. Before that, I’d put water into a stove top kettle and wait for the whistle. Or when making pasta, I’d put water in the pot and wait for it to boil. Europe has rid me of these barbaric practices.

My electric kettle can heat a cup of water in less than a minute. When cooking pasta, I boil the water in the kettle first to save time. Whenever I go back to the States and see my mother using a stove top kettle, I cry for her on the inside. I bought her an electric kettle, but she’s too old to change her ways.

What I love about this kettle is that it can heat water at temperatures below 100 degrees. This is perfect for green and white teas that should not be used with boiling water.

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6. Butter Tray

For most of my life, I was content with taking a stick of butter from the refrigerator, unwrapping the plastic, cutting off a pat, re-applying the wrapper, and then putting it back into the refrigerator. This is acceptable in America where a stick of butter is small, but in Europe the butter doesn’t come in sticks but huge rectangle bricks.

European butter bricks take so long to finish that the wrapper becomes a greasy mess after just a few uses. After shopping around three stores in my area, I found a butter tray with a metal base and clear plastic top. It’s now such a pleasure to use butter in my cooking.

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7. Simply Noise

I have severe sleep problems. First, my body clock seems to be based on a 25-hour day, which means that if I solely listen to it on when to sleep and wake, I will soon go to bed in the morning and wake up at night. More severely, I am an exceedingly light sleeper—far lighter than a cat—even though I can fall asleep quickly. (One benefit of being a light sleeper is that no girl has successfully robbed me.)

In Europe I live in a shabbily constructed apartment building where I can easily hear my neighbors. In fact, I can hear them talking right now as I type the draft of this article. So they don’t wake me up at 8am, I put on brown noise from SimplyNoise every single night before going to bed. The noise is loud enough to mask my neighbors, but it doesn’t interfere with my sleep.

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8. Cheap Nightmask

Girl included!

I don’t like the light, especially since I prefer to wake up at noon or after. I sleep with a cheap nightmask that I buy in packs of ten. Each one lasts about two months. With my white noise and nightmask, I have to debrief women who sleep over that the experience will be a bit different from the hundreds of other men they’ve been with.

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9. Baking Soda

Seven years ago I discovered how baking soda acts as a strong deodorant. I still use it every day after showering by applying a fingertip worth onto my armpits. A $1 package lasts me two years. For many men, baking soda was the first red pill they took.

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10. Sensor Excel Razors

I like having only two razors because it’s easier to maneuver around my face. Two razors is like a sports car while three razors or more is like a family minivan. I don’t have a corporate job so I don’t need a close shave to appease anyone. Unfortunately, in the past few years it has become impossible to find these razors in a normal store, so I usually order them in bulk online at a premium markup.

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There are many other things I use regularly, such as a lint roller and Amazon Kindle, but not daily like the items above. As you can see, I have a simple life, and I hope I can keep it that way.

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  1. Anonymous Disqus Account May 7, 2018 at 11:16 am

    You probably already use this but for improving my sleep f.lux has been really useful to me.

    At around 7pm every night my computer screen starts to phase out blue-wavelength light to mimic the sunset. Blue wavelength light tells your brain that it is daytime, and artificially interrupts your daily circadian rhythm.
    I’m still an insomniac by nature, but when I use f.lux I’m actually able to become tired enough to sleep at night on a more or less regular schedule.

    It’s free and not intrusive. No pointless ads or anything like that.


    1. Roosh May 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Yup I use it. I haven’t noticed an effect though.

      1. M_ May 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm

        I really like Solfeggio frequencies at night; I find them very calming. This is my favourite channel with them: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM0YvsRfYfsniGAhjvYFOSA

        I have a similar kettle to you too. I can not live without it. I love being able to choose what it brings the water temperature to.

      2. anon1 May 7, 2018 at 10:46 pm

        just put the lighting on the app fairly dim throughout the day, and extremely dim at evening.

        also twilight for your phone will do the same thing

    2. Fokker TISM May 7, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      That functionality’s built into Windows 10, but it automatically disables itself when I use full-screen applications such as games.

  2. D Beguiled May 7, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I worked on my mom for a while with the electric kettle too. She finally came around because she is extremely lazy. Your mom must be old school.

  3. Chris W May 7, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I got an electric razor as a gift a couple of years ago. At first I thought about returning it. However, I tried it an now really like it. I can do a full shave in just a few minutes. The charge lasts for close to a month. It’s waterproof. The shave isn’t as close as a blade but it’s much less hassle. The best thing about it is you don’t have to constantly buy expensive razor blades.

    1. Roosh May 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      It’s too bulky for my nomadic lifestyle.

      1. Bill Sanders May 14, 2018 at 4:27 pm

        Really? What about the electric kettle, bread machine and panini maker?

  4. Scotcho Rouleau May 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    you can also use the baking soda to brush your teeth.

    1. anon1 May 8, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      activate charcoal as well

      1. d18kv178 May 14, 2018 at 8:01 pm

        activated charcoal is best to prevent farting.

  5. Hubert Cumberdale May 7, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    “Lastly, it has Windows 10. It took me a week of hacking to add features that I used on Windows 7.”

    I definitely agree and think that Windows 7 was pretty much “peak Windows”. Vista before it, and the 8 series that followed were terrible. Windows 10 at least gets the job done properly, but it doesn’t quite stack up to 7.

    Like airplanes, the technology in operating systems has gotten kind of stale. Not much can really be improved upon unless there is some radical overhaul which can’t quite be foreseen.

    1. Fokker TISM May 7, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      If you’re building a new computer, it’s cheaper to use Windows 10 because you can find product keys on eBay for as low as $5.

    2. wh1te_mag1c May 14, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      What is 10 missing that Windows 7 didn’t have? Unless you’re referring to new features 10 has that are annoying, but can be turned off.

  6. Edward Easterling May 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Excellent list Roosh. I, too, use an ASUS laptop. Three years old and counting. No hang-ups or crashes or anything bad happening to it at all.
    Also, I recommend Ray Ban Wayfarers and a Spyderco folding knife. I use these along with a Fisher Space pen everyday.
    I enjoy this article. A very good one.

    1. Edward Easterling May 8, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      By the way, I should add; although I don’t use them everyday I always carry Trojans in the wallet.
      Hahaha! I couldn’t resist.

      1. Bill Sanders May 14, 2018 at 4:20 pm

        Got a vasectomy many years ago. No need for condoms. Besides, I cannot feel anything with a condom on.

  7. anon1 May 7, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    good list. i can’t stand windows 10, actually switched to mac just to avoid it and windows 8 as well. so far no complaints

    the only downside is i don’t use it for travel. the value of the item makes it paradoxically harder to travel with because ofcourse everyone wants to steal an apple product

  8. anon1 May 7, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    for your room get a humidifer as well, sometimes cool mist helps with sleep

  9. Ryan Lewis May 7, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    hey roosh have you tried earplugs for sleeping? Ive been using the howard leight green ones for four years – they work really well and block out background sound. The green ones are little smaller and dont hurt as much after an 8 hour sleep.

    1. Roosh May 8, 2018 at 9:23 am

      I don’t like the feeling of them, but I use them if there is construction going on.

  10. Salarino May 8, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Amen to the sleep mask! I started using one in Iraq and can sleep without one….but the quality of sleep can’t compare.

  11. Parlamentaire May 8, 2018 at 3:02 am

    This dude is an absolute neurotic mess. Always has been.

    1. Gig 'em Aggies May 16, 2018 at 6:35 am

      What could he possibly have said in this article that inspires this comment?

  12. nope May 8, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I have the same laptop but it doesn’t have the bulge. After a few days of suffering from windows 10, I formatted the disk and installed windows 7. Now it’s perfect.

  13. just a human May 8, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    I strongly suggest You, not to listen to any noises. It is damaging to hearing. I use soft earplugs, made for shooting. They are very effective and very cheap -around 20 cents per pair. They let your ears rest at the night, instead of working hard (listening to noise). Me and several friends of mine use them for years, without any problems. https://www.amazon.com/3M-OCS1135-Yellow-Neons-Earplugs/dp/B008MCUOH2/ref=zg_bs_3413521_8/140-1997576-4743459?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CEAVM723CAC9VXR7Z7M1

  14. William Adams May 9, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Nice list. I do also have severe sleeping problems, but falling asleep is my major obstacle. I use ear plugs if necessary and sleeping pills, although I try to decrease the dose. I was awake 8 days in a row in the Philippines and South Korea. I fucked two different girls within that fairly narrow time-frame so it doesn’t seem to undermine my game (although it’s just too easy in the Philippines).

  15. Scott Jenner May 9, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I don’t eat bread because carbs would make me fatter than a house. I do have most of these things and also an espresso machine which saves me time and money. One thing that is super useful- a pineapple knife. I eat a lot of it since it goes on sale and this has curved blade that is serrated on both sides making it a piece of cake to cut up the fruit without ending in a bloody mess requiring a trip to the ER for stitches.

  16. Neo May 10, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Have you tried using a safety razorblade to shave?

    I originally made the jump to using a safety razor because they’re super cheap (11 cents per blade). However, they are also so much easier to use once you know how to get the proper angle.

  17. Fernando May 10, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Hey Roosh, which devices and software do you use for making your podcasts?

    1. Roosh May 11, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Audacity software, AKG microphone, Zoom H5

  18. Timothy Petra May 12, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Roosh, not discounting your sleep problems whatsoever, but your definition of ‘severe’ is relative. If you’re ever bored, get some Seroquel (Quetiapine). It’s a relatively safe antipsychotic, a modern atypical versus the old typical antipsychotics which often have very different effect profiles.

    The max dose apart from exceptional psychoses for Seroquel is 800 mg but if, say, you “only” take 50 mg, you will be KTFO, yes, only about 5% of the max dose will nail you as a first-time user. Doses up to, typically, 600 mg are given to people with “severe” insomnia, even though the drug is an antipsychotic not a sleeping tablet strictly speaking i.e. it is being prescribed for one of its most pronounced side-effects, and at this 600 mg dose receptor effect profile not present at lower doses start to kick in, so you start to become confused, you can’t stand up, and there is a deep sense of internal discomfort but it is difficult to specify. At this point, Quetiapine becomes closer to the beast Clozapine, which is used as a last resort treatment for people with extremely resistant hallucinations and other schizoprenic symptoms. With good diet and exercise, Quetiapine will not make you fat. No matter what you do with Clozapine, you will turn into a fat shit. Clozapine hits a particular receptor quite deep in the brain which no other can. It also sucks any sort of joy out of life. High doses of Quetiapine do the same. The only thing people on these drugs enjoy is sweet candy, and salty fast food. Now Quetiapine has been a multibillion dollar success not only due to its decent safety profile compared to other antipsychotics, but also because the manufacturer filed for it to treat bipolar disorder as well, which again is another huge market. The results for bipolar disorder were statistically significant in favor of Quetiapine, but only because it made depressed/agitated bipolar patients eat more (“normal” appetite restored), sleep more (literally knocked patients out), and be more stable, because they were blunted, pacified, docile and from a clinician’s point of view far much more easy to deal with as patients and far more stable when placed out of the hospital into the community. There are no real direct effects on the true symptomatology of bipolar patients, whereas Quetiapine admittedly does have a legitimate anti-psychotic effect at high enough doses e.g. voices either disappear or become more quiet and distant. The FDA approved Quetiapine for bipolar based on its making people fat shits who sleep very deep for 12 hours average per night.

    At higher doses, certain dopamine receptors are affected, which means that aside from general pleasure in life, you cannot “feel” music, and you cannot “feel” the 15 second pleasure of an orgasm. The ejaculate comes out but nothing is felt. In general these drugs carpet bomb many and various receptors in the brain and they are called “multi-action” drugs in promotion, while the older antidepressants with a lot of “multi-action” properties at some of the same, some different, receptors, were denounced by the media as “dirty” drugs because they did not “target” serotonin specifically, as part of the rogue serotonin hypothesis of depression.

    I applaud your efforts to keep your struggles with sleep to within natural boundaries. Once you start taking the antipsychotics and then the benzodiazepines or benzodiazepine-like sleeping pills e.g. Valium or Ambien respectively, it’s a slippery slope. While it might pique one’s curiosity as to how some of the world’s most fucked up drugs for some of the worlds most fucked up people are used, my advice is to only take anything of that sort if you come to a point where your insomnia has passed the point of reasonable suffering. A good diet, exercise, quiet, darkness, bed and pillow are often overlooked as people seek the quick fix. You would be surprised how many doctors write prescriptions for Quetiapine for insomnia, because it is not a controlled drug, as it has no euphoric properties (far from it), while Valium, Ambien etc. are controlled drugs and are readily abused. Quetiapine’s manufacturer was fined half a billion dollars but AstraZeneca made probably 20x that in sales of this drug alone.

    Insomnia is something that you can’t really trust any doctor fully with. So you have to do your own research and find out the best options for you.

  19. MordechaiJeffersonCarver May 13, 2018 at 6:58 am

    It seems that your laptop should be replaced. A clumsy touchpad is annoying when working while traveling.

    I can only suggest getting the next big thing in tablets: a 2 in 1. I got myself an HP X2 1012 G1 from their Renew program, and that little thing is amazing. I can now simply hand write all of my notes.

    1. wh1te_mag1c May 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      Or, even better is to connect a mouse to it.

  20. Petruccio May 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Baking soda, one of the best things I learned from Roosh. If I ever run out of castille soap, baking soda cleans me well during a shower.

  21. Super Mario Ministries May 13, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Night mask comes with girl. Hahaha you kill me

  22. Gordan Skeledzija May 15, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Having Zenbook too, advice – install Linux and remowe Windows. You will be greatful. For a mobile phone – my recommendation, ASUS Zenfone Max (4 or 5), 2 sims + memory card, huge baterry and big memory

  23. spicynujac May 16, 2018 at 9:47 am

    How about a top 10 list of things you do NOT use. Do you still shun shampoo?

    I don’t use… Tinder, drugs, alcohol (except on special occasions), aluminum deodorant, aftershave, any diet or low fat items or fast food.

  24. Greg Oroni May 27, 2018 at 9:40 am

    For sleeping, experiment with your diet. I think most issues are from malnutrition or stress related. My sleep improved when i started eating a bowl of fruit in the morning, which included anything from mango, kiwi, (blue/black/rasp) berries, orange, pineapple, grapes.

  25. Muni_Corp_Citizen May 28, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Everyone should steer clear of bread/wheat. Shit’s a chronic poison.

  26. Owen Gilmore June 10, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    ” I have to debrief women who sleep over that the experience will be a bit different from the hundreds of other men they’ve been with.” LOL, I bet that goes over well! Y’know, I tried the baking soda as deodorant but I found that it got granulated and irritated my armpits. So what I do now is just try to find deals, like $1 per stick, and stock up. I like the scent free kind, or if I can’t find that, at least minimal perfume.l Suave makes a pretty decent one. it’s good to read you again, haven’t been here in a while. Your honesty is always refreshing. And yeah, home made bread is the bomb! So much cheaper and better than packaged.