98 Smart Gifts Under $25 For People When You Don’t Know What To Give

One of the hardest parts of buying smart gifts on Amazon often starts before you open up your browser — it’s brainstorming exactly what to get for all the people in your life. Sure, you might think your ideas are creative at first, but then you realize you ended up buying your sister-in-law socks for three years in a row. Of course, the other tricky part is finding unique products you can actually afford. Luckily, for everybody out there who has trouble coming up with unique gifts that won’t break the bank, Amazon’s most genius gifts come in at $25 (and often well under that). They span all categories — think home, beauty, wellness, tech, kitchen, and organizational products — which means you can definitely find something for anyone you need to buy a gift for. And the best part isn’t even that all the gifts have been compiled into one simple slideshow — it’s that these products are great for people of all ages. Whether you’re buying gifts for grandparents, significant others, siblings, or even distant cousins, Amazon has awesome products that’ll please even the pickiest gift-receivers. Get ready to check everyone off your list: these are...

Typical power strips have their sockets tightly spaced. This makes it cumbersome to connect devices whose

Typical power strips have their sockets tightly spaced. This makes it cumbersome to connect devices whose wall warts or power bricks are bulky — you end up losing an adjoining socket or two. And if the strip has a single power switch, you cannot turn off individual devices without unplugging them. Planning to tackle both problems together, [Travis Hein] built himself some custom Dual SSR Controlled Socket Outlets for his workbench. He also decided to add remote switching ability so he could turn off individual sockets via a controller, Raspberry Pi, smartphone app or most ideally, a nice control panel on his desk consisting of a bank of switches. The easiest solution for his problem would have been to just buy some off-the-shelf SSR or relay modules and wire them up inside his sockets. But he couldn’t find any with the features he wanted, and SSR’s were a little bit on the expensive side. Also, we wouldn’t have a project to write about – sometimes even the simple ones can show us a thing or two. For starters, he walks us through a quick and simplified primer on figuring out thermal dissipation for the triacs which will be used on his boards. This is tricky since the devices are ...

NWMLS: New listings dry up as home prices plateau • Seattle Bubble NWMLS: New listings dry up as home prices plateau • Seattle Bubble

Get access to the full spreadsheets used to make the charts in this and other posts, as well as a variety of additional insider benefits by becoming a member of Seattle Bubble. The NWMLS published their August stats yesterday, so let’s take a look at how the month shook out for the housing market. As we mentioned in yesterday’s preview post, the biggest story is a sudden, renewed shortage of inventory. Depleted inventory continues to frustrate would-be buyers in Western Washington. Many of these potential homeowners are expanding their search beyond the major job centers in King County, according to market watchers who commented on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. … “While August is always a slower time for listings and sales, what is really surprising this year is the decrease in new listings taken, while pending sales increased,” observed Mike Grady, president and COO of Coldwell Banker Bain. … Multiple offers are still commonplace with many buyers walking away disappointed, according to Wilson. “Traffic is strong at open houses and our average market time is still very low for correctly priced homes,” he added. “The August numbers offered a few ...

Affordable Starter Homes in Northwest Indiana | Home and Garden

Showers this evening, becoming a steady rain overnight. Low around 35F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Exceptional 3 bedroom ranch in the Hessville section of Hammond. Home is located within close proximity to schools, and easy access to expressway. All major components of this home have been updated as follows: house roof one layer completed in 2009, new a/c & furnace installed in 2012, hot water heater replaced in 2017, with single layered garage roof done in 2013. Vinyl windows throughout the majority of the home, and exterior maintenance free vinyl siding. Schedule your private showing today for this perfect starter home that won’t last long. This is a Fannie Mae Homepath home. Are you looking for a ranch in the heart of the city? Two bedroom and one bath. This may just be your opportunity! Large two car garage and a basement for plenty of storage. Won’t want to miss this one. Come see this home it will not last! Lots of natural light. Hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms. New windows in 2012. Some nice built in shelves and drawers. Nice clean open basement. Be the first to own this affordable 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch. This new constructi...

The movie Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, features characters going into dream worlds, and then going into

The movie Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, features characters going into dream worlds, and then going into dream worlds within those dream worlds and then dream worlds within those dream worlds — until you can barely remember what’s going on. Yes, there is a parallel between 5G and the movie Inception, but you’ll have to stick with me here because we’re going to get a bit technical. But I promise it will be worth it, in the end (and hopefully the end of this article will be more satisfying than the spinning top at the end of Inception). Let’s start at the beginning: 5G is all about a new wireless technology that transmits data really fast between a cell tower and a phone, right? That’s true, but equally important to 5G is what that cell tower is connected to — that’s called backhaul. After all, it’s that backhaul connection that plays a big role in how your phone ultimately reaches Facebook’s servers or Netflix’s CDN. Most of the time, at least in this country, that cell tower routes (backhauls) the traffic it collects within its coverage area through a fiber running between the tower and a nearby switching...

Give Your Laptop a Second Screen With This Innovative Monitor

Many companies will provide multiple monitors for certain employees, especially those who spend a lot of time crunching data or coding with multiple screens. It makes sense — when you can see more, you can do more. However, when you’re working remotely or while in transit, you may not always have access to a second monitor. Thus, your productivity drops. The Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual 1080p Monitor was invented to solve this problem. This ingenious device clips onto your laptop, giving you a second, fully integrated, 12.5” second screen to help you work more efficiently on the go. The screen is completely portable and provides flexible rotation and dual-sided sliding with 270-degree rotation so you can set it up in precisely the way that works for you. It even offers a 180-degree presentation mode so you can lead meetings without having to use a projector or bring in a second monitor. This remarkably convenient device raised more than $1 million on Indiegogo and it’s easy to see why. Stay productive wherever you are with a Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor. Right now, you can save 15 percent off the $249 list price when you buy for $180 with promo code “BFS...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship | National

NASCAR President Steve Phelps speaks to the media during a press conference before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Kevin Harvick prepares to practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Harvick is one of four drivers racing for the championship. Team owner Joe Gibbs watches practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Gibbs, soon to turn 79, won three Super Bowls coaching the Washington Redskins and can win his fifth NASCAR Cup Series championship if Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch or Denny Hamlin have the best finish. Martin Truex Jr. signs autographs as he enters the garage for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Kyle Busch signs autographs as he enters the garage for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Denny Hamlin waits in the garage for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice to begin on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at...

Global Epoxy Glass Market Market Analysis 2019-2025 – Royal TenCate N.V. , Cytec Solvay Group , Teijin Limited

Global “Epoxy Glass Market” research report has all the necessary vital details asked by the clients or any audiences in terms of market advantages or disadvantages and future market scope all mentioned in a very crystal clear manner. The report eloquently mentioned all the information regarding market competitors, growth rate, revenue ups and downs, regional players, industrial players, and applications. Even the most measly information depicting market figures are comprehensively analyzed and before being presented to the clients. The industrial players Royal TenCate N.V. , Cytec Solvay Group , Teijin Limited , Toray Industries, INC. , Hexcel Corporation , SGL Group , Gurit Holdings AG , Park Electrochemical Corporation , Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. , Axiom Materials , Kemrock Industries and Exports Limited , Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd. , Myko Engineering , Rotec Composite Group B.V. , Barrday , Gordon Composites, Inc. , Hindoostan Composite Solutions , ATL Composites , IDI Composites , Isosport are all provided so as to make it easier for the audiences to understand the market growth rate. The current Epoxy Glass market research report has demonstrated all the vital ...

Anti-Aging Regimens of the Rich and Famous - NewBeauty

Photo Credits: Rosdiana Ciaravolo / Contributor/ Getty Images | Image Used for Illustrative Purposes Only Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make younger-looking skin a whole lot easier to achieve. J.Lo and Jennifer Aniston are both rumored to have their own Ultherapy machines, and Kimora Lee Simmons has claimed to use La Mer eye cream from head to toe to keep things taut. What would a typical skin-care regimen look like if your last name was Bezos, Gates or Arnault? These beauty experts give us a peek at what the ultimate future-proofing playbooks look like. You May Also Like: This Is What It’s Really Like to Plan a Secret Celebrity Plastic Surgery Appointment TOX TALKSweat seems to be enemy number-one when money is no object. Franklin, TN dermatologist Jill C. Fichtel, MD says targeting “all sweaty areas every six months” is at the top of the to-do list, and Nanuet, NY dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD has her sights set on “Blowtox.” “I already ‘tox the back of my neck every five months—the bottom of my hair curls and frizzes as sweat travels there—but, ideally, I would treat my entire scalp every three months ($1,500).” BODY ROCKIf thousands of dollars in serums and ...

BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-LOVE BIRDS: HYACINTH MACAW

In honor of Valentine’s month, interpret this photo sequence of a monogamous Hyacinth Macaw pair in Brazil as you wish. Simultaneous swinging back and forth on a utility line must have set forth the male giving her a line, definitely a different communication line! At about 40 inches (1M) from head to tail tip, this vulnerable/endangered species, due to pet trade and habitat loss, is the longest parrot species in the world. It mainly survives in three small populations in Brazil, Paraguay, and maybe Bolivia. (By the way, captive macaws are available to be seen in the Yucatan Peninsula, especially at Xcaret Park which supplies Scarlet Macaws for reintroduction into the National Park of Palenque.) Listen to an adult pair of Hyacinth Macaws at a nest. Reminds me of what I heard during this mating sequence. Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” photographer and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her monthly column features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and also wildlife beyond the Yucatan. Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com   Thank you for your encouraging words. They are all appreciated. Plus I’...

Watching a sport can be a bit odd if you aren’t familiar with it. Most Americans,

Watching a sport can be a bit odd if you aren’t familiar with it. Most Americans, for example, would think a cricket match looked funny because they don’t know the rules. If you were not familiar with baseball, you might wonder why one of the coaches was waving his hands around, touching his nose, his ears, and his hat seemingly at random. Those in the know however understand that this is a secret signal to the player. The coach might be telling the player to steal a base or bunt. The other team tries to decode the signals, but if you don’t know the code that is notoriously difficult. Unless you have the machine learning phone app you can see in the video below. If you are not a baseball fan, it works like this. The coach will do a number of things. Perhaps touch his cap, then his nose, brush his left forearm, and touch his lips. However, the code is often as simple as knowing one attention signal and one action signal. For example, the coach might tell you that if they touch their nose and then their lips, you should steal. Touching their nose and then their ear is a bunt. Touching their nose and then the bill of their cap is something else. Anything they do that doesn’t start ...

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