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Americans Reveal the 15 Modern Luxuries They Honestly Can’t Live Without

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If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring a few modern luxuries with you, what would you take? It’s a fun mind game — but far less fun if you were seriously facing an extended period of time in isolation. And it’s not just the isolation. It’s the fact that we’d have almost no modern technology or comforts to help us get through it. We take a lot of our luxuries for granted, but they’re staples of modern life.

Even so, if you had to choose which you loved the most, what would they be? Thanks to a survey from ThermoSoft, we know what the average American would choose.

“We surveyed 1,000 people and asked them about common American ‘luxuries’ — smartphones, dishwashers, personal trainers, etc. — then we rated their answers based on commitment level and cost,” according to ThermoSoft. Though there was a slew of goods and services ranked, we pulled the top 15. First up? Cable TV.

15. Premium cable

Though many people are cutting their cable subscriptions these days, it’s hard to imagine the world without Comcast, isn’t it? Though the modern premium cable package is filled with fluff from end to end, most people still like being able to find a sporting event or reality show to watch at any time of the day. And who would want to miss another showing of The Shawshank Redemption?

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