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
The Best Smart Thermostats of 2017
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.
Here's how your dishwasher gets the perfect clean every time
August 29, 2017 – A dishwasher is a surround spray shower for your dirty dishes.
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 2017
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
10 things you should never go on vacation without
April 17, 2017 – These products will help make your vacation a breeze.
14 incredibly fun and useful things we keep on our desks at work
April 04, 2017 – Silly Putty, coffee mugs, and USB ports, oh my!
13 products you can buy on Amazon to make adulting easier
February 14, 2017 – Because you definitely don't want to clean your toilet bowl with your bare hands
6 things I refused to abandon when I moved across the country
January 24, 2017 – Not the most logical things to bring on a one-way road trip.
4 ways to save money on heat this winter
October 21, 2016 – From window film to spray foam, here's how to save money on heat.
5 Types of Smartphone Apps You Need to Transition into Adulthood
September 15, 2016 – These apps will get you ready for the endless freefall of adulthood.
How we test headphones: distortion
August 11, 2016 – Want to know how we measure distortion in headphones? Read on!
Stuff We Love: Toshiba Canvio Slim II hard drive & case
June 20, 2016 – Protect your data (and sanity) with this hard drive and case.