8 of the coziest items on Amazon for the ultimate night in
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When the temperature drops and the sky turns grey, it can be hard to get out of the house. Sometimes all you want to do is get comfortable and watch Netflix on the sofa. Which is a perfectly acceptable Friday night activity, OK?! And if you're going to stay home, you might as well embrace your night in and be as cozy as possible. These eight items will likely make it so you never want to go outside, again. And we totally support it.

Oversized sherpa pullover jacket

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The closest thing to being pajamas without actually wearing pajamas. You can even wear it outside (if you somehow make it off the sofa) and look relatively stylish while maintaining maximum coziness, so win-win.

Zesica Sherpa Fleece Pullover, $36-40; at Amazon

Warm fleece PJ set

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There's nothing cuter or more comfortable than a matching PJ set, and this buffalo plaid pair makes the perfect pick for the holidays.

#followme Printed Microfleece Button Front PJ Pant Set with Socks, $25; at Amazon

Sheepskin slippers


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Because no one wants cold feet; this pair is made with 100% sheepskin.

Qwaruba Women's Cabin Slipper, $89.95; at Amazon

Pretty flannel blanket

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Curl up in your favorite spot with this beautiful flannel throw. And with eight color options, you'll surely find one that suits your style.

LOMAO Flannel Blanket with Pompom Fringe, $24; at Amazon

Tea gift set

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Can you be truly cozy without a hot beverage in hand? This tea set comes with everything you need to make the perfect cup.

Tea Forte Loose Tea Starter Set, $27.92; at Amazon

Bathtub overflow cover

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This genius invention lets you fill your bath all the way to the top, even if you don't have a clawfoot tub. Sink in deep and let your stress melt away.

SlipX Solutions Bottomless Bath Overflow Drain Cover, $7.99; at Amazon

Twinkle lights

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Hanging twinkle lights is an easy and cheap way to instantly make any room cozier.

Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light, $15.89; at Amazon

For fiddo

Best Friends by Sheri

Don't forget the puppers (or kittens) who know a thing or two about being cozy. This fuzzy donut bed will be your fur baby's new favorite spot.

Best Friends by Sheri Calming Shag Vegan Fur Donut Cuddler, $32-$116; at Amazon

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In 1945, the world had just endured the bloodiest war in history. World leaders were determined to not repeat the mistakes of the past. They wanted to build a better future, one free from the "scourge of war" so they signed the UN Charter — creating a global organization of nations that could deter and repel aggressors, mediate conflicts and broker armistices, and ensure collective progress.

Over the following 75 years, the UN played an essential role in preventing, mitigating or resolving conflicts all over the world. It faced new challenges and new threats — including the spread of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, a Cold War and brutal civil wars, transnational terrorism and genocides. Today, the UN faces new tensions: shifting and more hostile geopolitics, digital weaponization, a global pandemic, and more.

This slideshow shows how the UN has worked to build peace and security around the world:

1 / 12

Malians wait in line at a free clinic run by the UN Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Mali in 2014. Over their 75 year history, UN peacekeepers have deployed around the world in military and nonmilitary roles as they work towards human security and peace. Here's a look back at their history.

Photo credit: UN Photo/Marco Dormino

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