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Hello and welcome to The Goods, a weekly roundup of deals, reviews, and recommendations from the editors of TIME and Money. I'm your host, Alex Fitzpatrick.

The idea behind this newsletter is simple: We know you want to make the best choices for what you buy, and our editors and reporters want to help. Need a new TV? We'll show you the best models and teach you what to look for. What about a beach read for the summer? We have those, too. We'll even have the latest fashions, exercise gear, home goods, travel deals and more from our partner brands like InStyle, Health, Real Simple and Travel + Leisure.

We're looking forward to helping you find the best products, deals and more from across the Internet with recommendations you can trust. If you have a question about a particular product or if you're looking for personal shopping advice, get in touch with us at: TheGoods@time.com.

The Best Smartphones You Can Buy Right Now

Need a new phone? TIME's technology reporter, Lisa Eadicicco, picks her favorite smartphones that you can buy right now, from the latest iPhones to Samsung's flashy new Galaxy S8. There are plenty of great phones under $300 these days, too. How should you even buy a smartphone now that two-year contracts (and the subsidies that came with them) are dead? Read our guide before buying.

Apple iPhone 7
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18 Bags You Can Take From the Airport to the Beach

Gearing up for a vacation? Think twice before tossing your beach essentials — swimsuit, SPF lotion, and a nice pair of sunglasses — into your typical carry-on. The experts at Travel + Leisure recommend packing a stylish beach tote that's sturdy enough to double as a carry-on bag.

Depending on your style and destination, you could go in a more classic direction and select a chic blue-and-white embroidered tote that you can take straight from the airport to the beach. Or you can channel your inner hippie by opting for a boho bag in vibrant colors with accents such as tassels and pom-poms to match your fun personality.

Carry-On Bag
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30 Books To Read Before You're 30

Once you've got your new favorite carry-on, what should you pack inside it? Sarah Begley, who reviews books for TIME, put together an excellent list of the 30 books to read before you turn 30 — but they're great reads at any age.

From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanahthe story of a Nigerian woman who leaves to pursue an education in the United States, to Dave Eggers' gripping You Shall Know Our Velocitythe tale of a pair of friends on a global charity tour, these will make perfect beach reads for the summer.

Prefer a light and portable e-reader to hauling around paper books? Read our guide to picking the best Amazon Kindle for you.

Americanah
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9 Raincoats That'll Have You Wishing for Spring Showers

Of course, not all of us are lucky enough to be escaping to the beach just yet — some of us are stuck dealing with springtime showers before the sunny summer weather arrives. Luckily, it's easy to stay fashionable even when skies are gray.

InStyle recommends making a splash with this bright red vinyl mac from Topshop, or opt for a more classic go-with-anything look with this H&M rain jacket.

Rain Jacket
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