Julia is the Senior Scientist for Reviewed.com. She has a PhD in a mostly unrelated field, and can be found shouting, "Because SCIENCE!" in the halls of the office.
Articles and Reviews by Julia MacDougall
What actually happens inside your dishwasher?
May 24, 2018 – How heat, chemicals, and well-placed spray jets combine to get it all clean
The Best Dehumidifiers of 2018
May 18, 2018 – In the race to get rid of hot, damp air, which dehumidifier comes out on top?
15 incredible STEM toys that every child will want
May 18, 2018 – Theses fun games and robots are teaching kids the basics of computer programming.
The Best Wireless Headphones of 2018
April 30, 2018 – These are the best wireless headphones and earbuds you can buy.
The Best On-Ear and Over-Ear Wireless Headphones of 2018
April 30, 2018 – From old favorites like Bose and Beats, to new players like Master & Dynamic and JLab Audio, we've tested a bunch of wireless on- and over-ear headphones.
Best Wireless Earbuds of 2018
April 02, 2018 – After hours spent listening, we've found the best wireless earbuds.
The Best Wireless Earbuds for Running of 2018
April 02, 2018 – Here are the best wireless headphones for running or hitting the gym.
The Best Paper Shredders of 2018
February 27, 2018 – Take your identity security into your own hands with our top-rated shredders
5 things you'll need to save money on heat this winter
December 20, 2017 – From window film to spray foam, here's how to save money on heat.
The Best Smart Thermostats of 2018
September 29, 2017 – Want to cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter without raising a finger? Check out our best smart thermostat rankings.
Want a quiet dishwasher? Some clean better than others
August 14, 2017 – Is a dishwasher's low sound rating indicative of its cleaning performance?
The Best School Backpacks of 2018
August 04, 2017 – Eleven backpacks go head-to-head. Which one comes out on top?
10 guilty pleasure books you need to put on your summer reading list
July 27, 2017 – Leave the real world behind with book about unicorns, Sith Lords, and everything in between.
Testing baby bottle warmers: not for the faint of hea(r)t
July 21, 2017 – Babies and parents alike want warm milk!
Does a vacuum cleaner have to be loud and heavy to clean well?
July 17, 2017 – Weight is not really an indicator of vacuum cleaner performance.
10 pet toys our editors’ cats and dogs love most
July 14, 2017 – Tried and true recommendations for the most fun and engaging pet toys.
Why you can't see your phone when you're at the beach
July 06, 2017 – Cutting edge technology is still, occasionally, defeated by the sun.
Here’s what all those cycles on your dryer actually do
June 06, 2017 – Every wonder what's going on inside your dryer? No? Doesn't matter! Read on anyway.
Scoring the Unscoreable
May 23, 2017 – When reviewing products, how do you put a number on the human factor?
10 things you can buy that will make you less stressed
May 01, 2017 – Bring some zen to your every-day trials and tribulations