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This broadbeam LED headlamp, which uses a strip of 20 LEDs, is on sale for a low price on Amazon right now. It's my first choice for doing any kind of work in dark places. It lights a wide area and is very bright. It's lightweight, too. It uses 3 AAA batteries and has an… READ THE REST
I like colored porcelain, so when I saw these colorful bowls, I couldn't resist. They'll go well with my hard-to-get set crumple espresso cups. READ THE REST
This tube of 3M small hole repair spackle comes with a built-in putty knife and a sanding pad on the cap, making it much more convenient to fill nail holes and dents in walls. I bought one for my toolbox. READ THE REST
We spend most of our days staring at screens. Either a laptop, or a phone, or a tablet. But while we spend so much time reading or working or watching all the varied screens in our life, it's strange how often they just aren't enough. They aren't clear enough, they aren't big enough, they aren't… READ THE REST
Mid October is too early for us to start in on holiday shopping suggestions. Oh, you'll get 'em all soon enough, trust us…but with more than two months before Santa rolls into town, we're not gonna hard sell you about the holidays. However…if your shopping list may eventually include an artsy teen who's obsessed with… READ THE REST
Fidget toys are made for relieving anxiety and stress, but there's a very ephemeral quality to finding fidget toys that actually do the job. Many are just clutter on your desk or can even be just kind of annoying. But the best ones slip into your hand almost unconsciously, providing a very soothing tactility and… READ THE REST