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 On-Ear and Over-Ear Wireless Headphones of 2018
August 13, 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.
The secret to making batteries last longer could be in your fridge
August 01, 2018 – Want to extend the lifetime of your batteries? Consider putting them in the fridge.
The Best Fire Extinguishers for Homeowners of 2018
July 16, 2018 – Any fire extinguisher can save your home or your life, but which one is best for you?
16 incredible STEM toys that every child will want
June 21, 2018 – Theses fun games and robots are teaching kids the basics of computer programming.
How to make slime quickly and easily—without glue or borax
June 14, 2018 – With three common household ingredients, you can be on your way to slime!
How does an Instant Pot work? Everything you wanted to know
June 14, 2018 – No, it's not magic, it's science!
Your dish towels are full of bacteria—here's what you need to do
June 12, 2018 – Just say "No" to bacteria growth on your dish towels
This gadget can "see" if your food is spoiled—but does it actually work?
June 11, 2018 – We put Statio's Linksquare, a "smart handheld spectrometer", to the test
I tried to make slime—and I failed really hard
June 05, 2018 – Don't make the same mistakes I made when I made slime
What the heck is grayscale gamma?
June 01, 2018 – Sadly, the "gamma" on your TV's menu options is not a reference to a fraternity.
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?
The Best Wireless Headphones of 2018
April 30, 2018 – These are the best wireless headphones and earbuds you can buy.
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?