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Maintaining a comfortable and consistent temperature in your home can be a challenge. One minute it’s too hot, the next it’s too cold. One month the energy bill is low, the next it’s sky-high. Forget to adjust the thermostat and you’ve foiled your efforts to be more earth-friendly. One popular remedy to keep things regulated is an accurate and modern thermostat. Today’s varieties come with a number of helpful and earth-friendly features. These devices have become increasingly popular in homes, a
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) allows us to experience television, films, and video games in a whole new manner. If you have one video source and want to send that source’s signal to other TVs, maybe located in a different room, you need an HDMI splitter. This will facilitate a simultaneous connection to multiple screens or displays. However, for those of us who are less tech-savvy, it can be challenging trying to navigate the pros and cons of which HDMI splitter you need for connec
An ultrasonic cleaner is a special device that works with sound waves and ordinary tap water to really get deep into the cracks and crevices of jewelry and other items that need special care. These cleaners are ultra-convenient and effective utilities to have on hand in your household, office, or shop. No more rubbing and buffing endlessly with special cleaning solutions. Let the ease of ultrasonic sound waves be your new elbow grease.
Maybe it’s time to update your computer setup with a wireless keyboard. These keyboards are easy to store and set up, and normally can be used an average of 30 feet away from devices (much longer than the cord that came with your keyboard). Work from your comfy couch or your floaty on the pool with our favorite wireless keyboards.
A WiFi extender acts like a bridge to connect the trouble areas where the signal is being lost. You’ll get a steadier connection without the annoying failures to load or cutting off in the middle of a Zoom. A more reliable connection will not only enhance your business activities but keep your entertainment activities runner smoother, too, with better video streaming and gaming capabilities. Granted, it can be tricky wading through the sea of products and figuring out which kind is best suited f
Wide-ruled paper is the most popular for earlier grades in school and is especially useful for someone learning how to write. It also works well for those with larger handwriting or anyone who doesn’t want to read tinier lines. From schoolwork, to legal notes, to journaling, wide-ruled paper gives you plenty of space. For the best ruled paper to suit your needs, check out these helpful options.
Sitting at the crossroads of form and function, today’s pencils retain their classic, simple shape while embracing more eco-friendly production methods. Whether for use in the home, school, or office, students, teachers, and artists alike will all appreciate the utility of these pencils.
Although you can never really be too cool for school, the trapper keeper may have you feeling that way. Introduced in the late 1970s, the newfangled zipped binders, usually called the trapper keeper, bettered the basic binder with its colorful and useful pockets, zippers, folders, and tabs. Rather than organizing into a few different products like tabbed binders, folders, and something to hold your loose papers, a trapper keeper is ready for you already.
Skimming another chapter for your mid-term or working to remember the key points from that science book, using a highlighter pen is the fastest way for students to mark those thoughts and main ideas. Highlighters are made from special chemicals so they create a transparent fluorescent glow over the words. Since their invention in 1962, highlighters have transformed studying.
The mechanical pencil is the sophisticated cousin of the standard pencil. Aside from sleeker styling, mechanical pencils have the advantage of staying perfectly sharp and ready to go. A prototype pencil predecessor was first sketched in the mid-1500s. Then, as industrialization spread at the start of the 20th century, designers, architects, and engineers found these pencils suited their exacting needs.
Before there were UNDO buttons, there were erasers. Designed to remove pencil markings from paper, for centuries people across the globe have been attempting to correct their errors in letters, reports, notes, and drawings. Don’t forget to have some erasers on hand. Make no mistake, these are our favorite erasers.
Those cool fake flickering candles used to be just a special effect in haunted houses. But now, with elegant designs and sturdy foundations, these flameless candles are the safest choice for creating ambiance. Traditional candles can cause fires, even when monitored. If you have toddlers, pets, or clumsy family members, flameless candles are your best option. Traditional candles drip hot wax, wear down, and depending on their quality, can sometimes emit unhealthy fumes.
Even for the most responsible person, it’s sometimes tough to stay organized. Whether it’s homework for school, presentations for work, or important documents for family, keeping papers in order can just be a struggle. Which is where folders save the day. Keeping your important papers in folders is such an easy and economical way to ensure the materials you need for school, work, and home don’t get lost or damaged.
If your desk looks like a circus, then a great three-ring binder is the way to wrangle those papers and get them organized. Stronger and sturdier than folders, more versatile than journals and booklets, binders are a long-lasting organizer. We have chosen different sizes and colors of binders to meet all your school requirements.
There’s nothing quite like a handy little spiral notebook. It’s definitely a staple for anyone’s office supply cache or school supply arsenal. Spiral notebooks have been around for decades, and today you can find them in all shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for some good spiral notebooks to stock your school, home, or office supplies, here are our favorites and why we recommend them.
Although there are a variety of pencil sharpeners out there, manual pencil sharpeners are among the best when it comes to practicality. It’s a quick and simple solution, as well as a school, home, or office essential. Here are some of our favorites and why we recommend them.
Every year students face a growing list of required school supplies. Along with the books and pens, the right academic planner can impact how quickly you reach your goals. These planners help students manage their workload strategically. Allowing you to see when and how you will accomplish the tasks on your list actually reduces stress, besides the obvious benefits of improving focus and enhancing productivity.
Neater than manual sharpeners, electric pencil sharpeners quickly and quietly cut away the wood around your pencil sides, revealing a writing tool ready to finish your novel or start outlining your term paper. From thin pencils for drafting to make-up pencils and thick construction pencils, electric pencil sharpeners keep your work tools ready to go. When you’re ready to upgrade your workspace, look sharp with one of our favorite electric pencil sharpeners.
Fireworks, rock concerts, ice cream trucks, and heat-busting thunderstorms may be beloved rites of passages for many Americans, but they're pure torture for your four-legged friends. The loud sounds can create bursts of anxiety in dogs, but thankfully calming treats are a good way of helping ease the situation. Here are our favorite treats to calm your dog's nerves.
Now people can buy and take COVID-19 tests from the convenience of home. Accessing a doctor or testing clinic may be difficult for a variety of reasons, due to where one lives, work conflicts, family schedules, or health-related issues. Whatever your particular needs or preferences, these self-administered tests are easy, accessible, and will give you prompt results. Here are the top 5 COVID-19 tests we recommend and some of the distinct features of each.
With an ocean of choices available these days among marine speakers, it’s easy to get washed over by unneeded or repetitive options. Loudness does not always reflect sound quality. And a pretty little face means very little if it chips, melts, or becomes otherwise disfigured the first time it runs up against mud, saltwater, or the swirling debris commonly kicked up by turbulence at sea, or underneath the rubber of your land-based vehicle.
Before selecting a fire extinguisher, make sure to choose the right one that fits your needs, as different classes of fire extinguishers work for different types of flames and fire sources. Will you be using it for your home, boat, barn, or a larger industrial area? Here are our hot picks to help you select the fire protection that’s best for you.
Collagen has become a fascinating and growing health trend. So what is all the buzz? Collagen’s properties play a vital role in helping our bodies stay strong and our skin tight. But as we age, we begin to lose it. Collagen supplements can help counter this breakdown and have become increasingly popular among both men and women. One easy method of delivery for this “fountain of youth” peptide is collagen powder.