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 Lunch Coolers of 2018
September 21, 2018 – Which lunch cooler will help your food stay cold throughout the (long, long) hours until lunch time?
Your water bottle is gross—here's how to clean it
September 10, 2018 – With some scrub brushes, liquid detergent, and some determination, you can clean your reusable water bottle.
17 incredible STEM coding toys that every child will want
August 19, 2018 – Theses fun games and robots are teaching kids the basics of computer programming.
The Best Smart Thermostats of 2018
August 17, 2018 – Want to cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter without raising a finger? Check out our best smart thermostat rankings.
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?
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.