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A Guide to Buying a Home Rowing Machine
There are only a few exercises that help you burn calories and tone many muscle groups at once. Jogging will develop your legs, while weight lifting will develop your core and upper body. But a rowing machine allows you to exercise 84% of your muscles at once, and improve your cardiovascular system! It will tone the muscles in your buttocks, legs, abdomen, arms, and back! Although it can be high-intensity, burning a lot of calories, it can also be low-impact, since you do it while sitting. It thus helps you avoid getting injured or straining yourself. A rowing machine is great for a wide range of ages and fitness levels. But there is still a wide range of rowing machines. You’ll have to make sure that it suits your height and weight. Since rowing alone can become monotonous, you also will want something that will let you increase the challenge as you become more fit. And you’ll want to be able to stash it away when it’s not in use. We’ll go through some of the offerings in the Best Deals Today list of home rowing machines.
A Guide to Buying the Best Weight Bench
The number of Americans with gym memberships has practically doubled in the past 20 years (approximately 32.8 million Americans had gym memberships in 2000, compared to 64.2 million in 2019). People are more and more health-conscious and know the benefits of a well-toned body. But, if committing to a gym membership is difficult, or if you prefer to exercise in the privacy of your own home (or office), a weight bench will greatly expand the options for the types of exercises that you can do. Instead of only being able to lift barbells or dumbbells while standing or lying on your back, a weight bench can allow you to do exercises that concentrate on particular muscle groups. And if you buy an adjustable weight bench, where you can set the angle of your seat or back, you can increase the level of challenge as you condition your body. A weight bench can also make standard, routine exercises, such as push-ups or sit-ups, much more challenging! We’ll look at some of the weight benches available, and point out some of the features of the best models. You’ll be amazed at how much you can do, with such a simple piece of equipment!  
A Guide to Selecting the Right Floor Mop
Whether you have a floor made from tile, linoleum, stone, or hardwood, you’ll be tasked with cleaning it regularly. The traditional mops used to require you to “get your hands dirty”, to wring the mop out yourself. And depending on the area that you have to clean, mopping the floor can get downright exerting. Fortunately, you can get floor mops nowadays that can get the job done for you, with considerably less effort, and better results! We’ll cover the traditional mop styles, as well as some of the more newfangled patents, that allow you to soak the mop head, wring it out, and even change the mop head, without having to touch it with your hands! You’ll be able to compare how effective each type is, and whether it’s suitable for the type of floor in your home. There’s no reason to work harder than you have to, to get a spotlessly clean floor!  
A Guide to Buying the Right Tanning Bed Lotion
Shall I wasting in despair Die because a woman's fair? Or make pale my cheeks with care 'Cause another's rosy are? Be she fairer than the day, Or the flow'ry meads in May— If she be not so to me, What care I how fair she be? —George Wither (1588-1667), “Shall I wasting in despair” The standard of beauty in Europe used to be that fair skin was considered more desirable. This was because the wealthy didn’t have to do menial work, and didn’t have to expose their skin to the sun. For centuries, even common people used to purposely try to apply ointments to the skin to purposely make them seem paler! Needless to say, that’s not the case nowadays. People want to appear more athletic–and a robust suntan is part of that image. Whether you want to achieve a tan by sunbathing or by visiting a tanning salon, it’s important to apply a lotion before exposing your skin to UV light. Among tanning lotions, there are accelerator lotions to help intensify the success of a tanning session, as well as bronzer lotions, which themselves stimulate the skin to become tanned. But, in addition, these lotions will also contain ingredients for moisturizing the skin, by providing special oils, or anti-oxidant ingredients to help you avoid skin damage and aging due to UV exposure. We’ll examine some of the selections in the Best Reviews Guide’s list of tanning bed lotions. There are also several nuances among the products, like those that are meant to keep the sun from fading your tattoos, or products with all-natural ingredients. You’re sure to be able to find one that suits you and the type of tan that you want to achieve!
A Guide to Buying an Air Fryer
An air fryer works on a principle similar to a convection oven: They both have a heating element that heats the air inside, and a fan that circulates the air inside the cavity of the appliance. One difference is that the fan in an air fryer is on top, while the fan in the convection oven is in the back. Also, an air fryer has a smaller cavity, to concentrate the hot air. So, typically, air fryers will have a smaller capacity than a convection oven. (The largest air fryer holds around 13 liters, while you can find convection ovens that have a capacity of 25 liters or more.) But, that shouldn’t discourage you from buying an air fryer! An air fryer still can give results comparable to deep frying, but using 75-95% less oil! You can prepare french fries, fried chicken, egg rolls, and much more, without feeling guilty about consuming empty calories and fat! And many air fryers are now multifunctional. It’s not uncommon to see air fryers that also can also broil, bake, roast, dehydrate, defrost and reheat, and even rotisserie. We’ll go through some of the features of the items in the Best Reviews Guide list of air fryers. You’ll be surprised to see that they can prepare entire meals, quickly and with a fraction of the calories!
A Guide to Buying a Kitchen Scale
In general, a kitchen scale can help you measure ingredients when precision is important. But today’s digital kitchen scales achieve the level of accuracy that you’d expect in a chemistry lab! And when you want to adhere to a special diet, like a keto diet, or if you’re cooking for a diabetic, it’s useful to be able to get precise amounts of the foods that you’re trying to limit. Also, you can find “smart scales” that will hook up with your cellphone and give exact nutritional information about the amount of food on the scale, as you’re weighing it! We’ll examine some of the options in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best kitchen scales. Overall, they can make food preparation a lot easier.
A Guide to Selecting a Milk Frother
A coffee shop offers a maddening variety of milk-based coffee drinks, with varying amounts of milk or milk substitutes: latte, cappuccino, macchiato, caffè mocha, and more. While some recipes call for warm milk, others use milk foam in varying consistencies. And there are also iced drinks as well. Instead of having to buy these specialty drinks, wouldn’t you prefer to try your hand at preparing them yourself? A milk frother can help you get started. We’ll see that there are milk frothers that you operate by hand and others that are electric. Some electric milk frothers involve no more than just pressing a button for the exact setting. Others even let you select the exact temperature to which you want the milk. And in many cases, the parts are dishwasher safe, for easy cleanup. We’ll go through some of the options in the Best Reviews Guide list of milk frothers. Maybe they’ll inspire you to try your hand at inventing your own milk-based drinks!
A Guide to Selecting a Cell Phone Holder
Our smartphones are for much more than just making calls nowadays. It’s estimated that people check their phones as much as 58 times a day! Although a lot of that can be from a nervous habit, there are times that we really need the information that our phones provide–especially when driving. We might need to consult a map or GPS to find the optimal way to get to our destination. Or we might have to call someone to arrange a meeting. It’s important to have easy access to your phone while driving. And a good cell phone holder can help with that. We’ll see that there are cell phone holders that you can place conveniently on your dashboard or windshield, to take a glance at them while driving. You can also get a phone holder that fits in your car’s air vent or CD holder. Or you can place them in your car’s cup holder so that you can access the phone’s buttons without moving your hand too far away from the steering wheel. And many of them have telescoping arms to allow you or your passengers to see the phone’s display. We’ll go through some of the options in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best cell phone holders. You’ll see a wide variety of options. You’re sure to be able to find one that will match your phone’s dimensions, as well as your personal preferences!
A Guide to Selecting Headphones for Kids
Whether we’re on a computer, tablet, or just our cellphones, we want to listen without disturbing people around us. A good pair of headphones or earbuds are practically a necessity. But, parents should be concerned if their children listen through headphones to music that’s too loud. Even in adults, sounds above 90 dB, which are the equivalent of a subway train or motorcycle zipping by, can cause gradual hearing loss. This hearing loss can happen even if your child doesn’t feel any pain due to the noise. Therefore, it’s wise to get headphones that can limit the sound level of what your children listen to. That’s where kids’ headphones come into play. Besides noise-limiting features, they’ll also usually come in interesting colors that your children can change according to their mood so that it never gets boring. Also, they’ll have special padding around the ears and on the headband for greater comfort. And some kids’ headphones are foldable so that they can take them along with them to school or to friends’ houses. All told, there are a lot of nice kid-friendly features in these special headphones. Let’s look at the options!
A Guide to Purchasing a Soil Meter
Whether you have a lawn, garden, or just some potted plants in your home, it’s a good idea to monitor their growing conditions on a regular basis. You’ll of course want to make sure that you water your plants sufficiently. Too much water can be as injurious as too little water. And if you’re dealing with houseplants, you may forget whether you watered the plants recently. Also, the pH level of your soil is important: certain plants need slightly alkaline soil, while others need slightly acidic soil. An accurate soil meter is a neat device that can help you keep track of all of these variables, for healthy, robust plants. We’ll examine the products in the Best Reviews Guide’s list of the best soil meters. Many of them are capable of taking readings of moisture and pH without any batteries, while some have a battery-powered LCD readout that you can see even in poor lighting conditions. And most of them are small and portable so that you can make measurements in several areas of your lawn or yard, or check your potted plants one by one. Let’s examine the options!
A Guide To Selecting a Natural Gas Detector
It’s estimated that 35% of American homes use natural gas for cooking, and about 50% use natural gas for either heating their homes or heating their water. It burns more cleanly than gasoline or coal and even has some advantages over electricity. But, there are also risks involved with natural gas. Hundreds of people die yearly in the United States from oxygen deprivation from a gas leak in their homes. And there are also around 280 incidents per year of explosions due to leaking gas that have destroyed homes and lives. These figures drive home the importance of a natural gas detector. We’ll see that there are battery-powered, hand-held natural gas detectors that can help you discover any gas leak due to faulty installation of a gas heater or gas stove. There are also plug-in gas detectors that will help supervise your home against leaks of any combustible or toxic gas. Many of them will emit a noise or vibrate in accordance with the severity of the leak, making a higher-pitched sound when it’s an emergency. And many natural gas detectors are capable of detecting other dangerous gases as well. All told, a natural gas detector is a worthwhile investment to secure your home!
A Guide to Selecting a Shampoo for Gray Hair
There’s a popular saying that there is a “50/50/50 rule”: By age 50, 50% of the population will have at least 50% gray hair. (The actual numbers are more like only 23% of the population will have gray hair over 50% of their head, and that’s only among Caucasian populations. Asians and Africans have even less of a percentage of gray hair.) But, it’s almost inescapable that as a person ages, they start to develop gray hair as a result of the body producing less melanin than in their youth. There can also be other factors, such as sun exposure, stress, and genetics, that cause a person to become gray. But, less pigment in the hair doesn’t just affect the color of your hair. Gray hair also tends to feel more dry and brittle, because it doesn’t retain moisture. There are also shampoos to increase gray hair’s body and glossiness. There are also special moisturizing products and clarifying shampoos specifically for gray hair. We’ll go through some of the options among the Best Reviews Guide list of the best shampoos for gray hair. We’ll see that they’re also excellent for improving the appearance of blonde and bleached hair as well!
A Guide to Selecting a TV Wall Mount
For someone who grew up with cathode-ray tube television sets, the sizes and the picture quality of today’s televisions are something out of science fiction! With the introduction of flat and curved LED and LCD displays, televisions nowadays can get as large as 85 inches on the diagonal! If you purchase such a large flat-screen or curved-screen television, you’ll also have to mount it securely. We’ll go through some of the options among today’s TV wall mounts. There are other alternatives to a wall mount for your TV. For example, there are TV mount stands, which allow you to stand the TV on a table, or on the floor. But these run the risk of getting knocked over. There are also cool ceiling mounts, which conserve valuable space in your living room by collapsing flat against the ceiling when not in use. But the logistics of such a construction are not simple at all. We’ll see that a TV wall mount can actually be easy to install, in as little as one hour of preparation. And they can allow you to have a better viewing experience as well if you need to adjust the position of the screen. We’ll go through some of the features of TV wall mounts. You’ll know how to select a wall mount that suits your TV monitor, as well as your viewing preferences!
A Guide to Selecting a Cricut Machine
Cricut is a manufacturer of computer-controlled cutting plotters for all sorts of crafts. A Cricut machine looks much like a printer–but, instead of printing, it will cut out designs in a wide number of materials. Their most versatile machine, the Cricut Maker, can cut intricate designs in over 300 different materials! As we’ll see, you can also purchase lower-level Cricut cutting plotters that are simpler to operate. They work together with Cricut’s software and apps. And besides the actual cutting machines, they also make special proprietary craft materials and heat presses. You can prepare personalized T-shirts, mugs, and hats. You have the option of creating vinyl or foil decals or cutting out designs in fabric or in leather. But, with all of this variety of project ideas, you may find it difficult to decide which is right for you. We’ll briefly describe the main Cricut machines on the market presently, and how you can get started preparing some absolutely breathtaking projects!  
A Guide to Selecting the Best Web Camera
Nowadays, virtual meetings via Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts are more and more commonplace. Also, a teacher can give a class to 30 or more students over the Internet. One thing is for sure: you can exchange much more information when you can see the person that you’re talking to, instead of just hearing them. But all of these applications require a good web camera that can both capture good-quality sound and video, without any loss or distortion. We’ll look at some of the best web cameras on the market for consumer use. They have much better specs than the built-in camera in your laptop, both in terms of sound and picture quality. They can also employ artificial intelligence to filter out any background noise so that the other people in the conference can concentrate only on hearing you. They can also zoom in on you so that you’re always in focus, with exactly the correct lighting. A good web camera may cost a bit, but, as we’ll see, they’re worth it!
A Guide to the Best Vegetable Choppers
If you want to prepare a salad, sauce, or dip, you could use a blender or food processor. But, that might be overkill if you just want a small amount for a single meal for two or three people. A vegetable chopper can help you prepare a salad in far less time than the traditional chopping and dicing on a cutting board. And you’re not just limited to a vegetable salad. You can try preparing your own pesto sauce, or spreads such as hummus or guacamole! We’ll see that there are manual and electric vegetable choppers. Some of the manual choppers have a number of interchangeable blades, allowing you to cut vegetable slices, julienned vegetables, or crinkle-cut vegetables. And if you want to dice onions or garlic without any tears, these vegetable choppers can get it done! We’ll go through some of the options among the selections in the Best Reviews Guide list of vegetable choppers. Many of them are not much more than the price of a set of kitchen knives and a cutting board!
A Guide to Buying the Best Security Camera
A 2017 estimate for the United States revealed that there is a break-in to a business or home every 26 seconds–and almost 47% of homes have no security system installed! Experienced thieves either look for homes without any security cameras or quickly learn how to disable them without being detected. We’ll see that a good security camera to protect your property are quite inexpensive, and can be easy to install. And many security cameras can alert you about any intruders on your cellphone in real time! There are cameras that you can install near your front door which can enable you to see and speak with anyone who comes to the door. Or you can see when a package is delivered, and ensure that no one tries to snatch it from you. Alternatively, you can use an indoor security camera as a baby monitor, or to supervise a babysitter while they’re in your home. We’ll look at the offerings in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best security cameras. Whether you need an indoor or outdoor security camera, you’ll see that it can be installed and configured easily, without any professional assistance!
A Guide to the Best Ant Traps
On October 31, 2011, the number of humans on Earth reached 7 billion. But, the ant population on Earth is estimated to be 10 billion billion! Ants definitely benefit the environment, consuming larvae of other insect pests, spreading seeds of beneficial plants, and serving as food for other animals. But you don’t want to tolerate ants in your home or yard. If you’re suffering from an ant infestation, there are a number of ant traps that can eradicate ant nests, or at least kill the ant workers that forage around your kitchen. We’ll see that there are several types of ant traps that lure ants in with either sweet, carbohydrate-based bait, or protein-based bait. At first, you’ll get the impression that there are more ants than ever, as worker ants first detect the bait trap. But, as the workers bring the bait back to their nest, the ant population will start to die off. Ant traps will differ in how fast you can expect results, as well as how long will it be until you have to apply another application. We’ll go through some of the products in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best ant traps. Hopefully, you’ll be able to keep some of the 10 billion-billion little guys off of your property!
A Guide to the Best Electric Toothbrushes
Oral hygiene is important. Besides the risk of tooth decay and developing cavities, it’s also important to remove plaque along the gum line. Plaque deposits near the gums can lead to serious gum infections, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, which can eventually lead to the loss of teeth. So, a good toothbrush is essential. And today’s electric toothbrushes offer features that your good ol’ toothbrush can’t touch! Even dentists and oral hygienists recommend them as being preferable over manual toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes are not just an answer for people who are too lazy to brush their teeth. Electric toothbrushes nowadays are equipped to oscillate in ways that remove plaque more efficiently. A study indicated that an electric toothbrush can achieve 22% less receding of gums, and 18% less tooth decay, than in subjects who used manual toothbrushes. And many are equipped with sensors to ensure that you don’t brush too aggressively. They also have timers to make sure that you won’t brush too long, which can also damage your gums. We’ll go through some of the options among the Best Reviews Guide list of the best electric toothbrushes. They can save you a lot of money, as well as the anguish, on visits to the dentist!
A Guide to the Buying a Label Printer
A printer is a necessity for practically any business. If you want to print out shipping labels, or labels with UPC codes or QR codes, you can probably use your laser printer or inkjet printer to get the job done. But, if you have to print large volumes of labels, a dedicated label printer will probably work out more economical. Although there are handheld label printers that use ink cartridges, most label printers nowadays use thermal printing. This will be adequate for printing addresses on UPS labels, quickly and efficiently. And some companies produce special labels that can print in a few colors (although not with the same range of colors as with an inkjet printer). We’ll look at some of the offerings in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best label printers. Besides standard printers, we’ll also see printers that allow you to use a template and add a logo. And the efficiency is great: some are able to print as many as 53 labels per minute!
A Guide to Buying a Pasta Machine
Pasta, in all of its varieties, has been a popular side dish for centuries. But if you want to add some variety to the dry, store-bought pasta, a pasta machine can expand your options considerably. And the results can be more healthy and better tasting! We’ll see that with a pasta machine, you can try various combinations of different types of flour. You can also try your hand at making egg noodles. You can also try adding vegetable juice or herbs, as well as try gluten-free options. It’s also really convenient: Fresh-made pasta can stay refrigerated for a few days, or you can freeze the pasta for a later date. When you’re ready to serve it, you drop the frozen pasta into boiling water, without thawing out first. We’ll go through some of the pasta-making machines in the Best Reviews Guide list. Whether you select a manually-operated machine or a motorized version, you’ll be able to prepare spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccine, penne, and much more!  
A Guide to Selecting Awesome PC Speakers
If you own a PC, you’ll want quality audio equipment to enjoy the sound. And if you’ve invested a lot of money in a gaming computer, you’d like the sound to also be up to par with the rest of your computer’s amazing specs. There are some PC speakers available that provide stereo sound, as well as a subwoofer for the bass, and even tweeters for the high notes. But there’s a lot of variation among PC speakers. You can get a basic, barebones pair of stereo speakers. But nowadays, you can also get speakers that feature Bluetooth connectivity, that allow you to play content from a number of devices. And there are different configurations among speaker placement, to add to the “boom” effect of the bass notes. We’ll go through some features of the offerings in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best PC speakers. You’re sure to find something that will fit your computer hardware, your budget, and your taste in music!
A Guide to Buying a Radon Monitor
Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that seeps out of the ground. It is created naturally by the decay of heavier elements, such as uranium, thorium, and radium. These elements also decay, until it becomes lead. All of these decays release alpha, beta, and gamma particles. But don’t think for a moment that these gamma rays will turn you into the Incredible Hulk! Instead, these emissions can cause cellular mutations and damage, which can eventually lead to cancer. It’s estimated that inhaling radon is a serious contributor to lung cancer, causing some 21,000 deaths per year in the United States. In the United States, there are certain states with dangerous levels of radon in the soil. Even if you manage to perform radon mitigation to reduce the radon to safe levels, the level can change over time as a result of severe weather and other natural factors. If you live in such an area, it’s worthwhile monitoring radon levels in your home. We’ll see that there are radon monitors that are single-use detectors that you send to a lab for processing. There are also radon monitors that can give you results instantaneously, and even track radon levels over months or years. We’ll go through some of the features of the Best Reviews Guide list of radon monitors. You’ll be able to make an informed decision as to which suits your needs to keep your home safe.
A Guide to Selecting the Best Hypoallergenic Pillow
Dust mites in our bedding can be a major cause of allergies. Although the mites themselves are so small that we’d hardly ever notice them, people can suffer from allergies to the fecal matter from dust mites. Dust mites can live off dead skin cells that you shed onto your pillow, and they can be a big problem if you live in a humid climate, especially if you suffer from asthma and allergies in general. However, getting a hypoallergenic pillow made from synthetic materials can help you, if you happen to suffer from allergies. There are a few different types of hypoallergenic pillows. Some are made with down alternative fillings, while others are made with materials like latex or memory foam that are less likely to cause allergic reactions. At the same time, you’d like your pillow to be comfortable as well. It shouldn’t make you perspire and ideally should conform to your sleeping posture. We’ll look at the items in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best hypoallergenic pillows. You’ll see plenty of options that can juggle all three features: provide relief for allergy sufferers, are made from a breathable material, and give you comfort and support!
A Guide to the Best Drip Coffee Makers
If someone asked you which are the world’s most important plants, the coffee plant would certainly be up there towards the top of the list. Millions of people start their day with a cup of coffee, whether they prepare it themselves, or buy one at a specialty coffee shop. If drinking coffee is an important part of your day, either in the home or office, maybe you should consider purchasing a drip coffee maker. We’ll see that there are basically only two types of drip coffee makers. But they can differ greatly in their capabilities. Some have their own built-in filter, while others require buying paper coffee filters. You can find drip coffee makers that can prepare a variety of coffee-based drinks as well. That way, everyone in your home or office can make coffee exactly to their tastes. And you can try your hand at making lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and much more! We’ll go through some of the offerings in the Best Reviews Guide list of drip coffee machines. Whether you want classic coffee, iced coffee, or some specialty brew, there’s an affordable coffee maker out there for you!
A Guide to Buying a Teeth Whitening Kit
Many people start their day with a cup of coffee or tea. But, over time, these beverages tend to stain your teeth. There are kinds of toothpaste with whitening agents, as well as teeth-whitening mouthwashes. These products usually contain peroxide that breaks down the stains on your teeth. But, they’re not in contact with your teeth for very long, so their effectiveness is limited. If you want to break up serious staining, or if you want striking results in just a week or two of treatment, a teeth whitening kit might be what you need. We’ll see that there are a variety of teeth whitening kits, including teeth whitening gels that you use with a blue LED light for more effective whitening. There are also adhesive strips of whitening agents that you apply to your teeth and remove after a few minutes. They’re certainly much less expensive than a trip to a dentist or oral hygienist. We’ll investigate how some of them work, and see what customers say about the results they received. Getting sparkling white teeth is within everyone’s reach!
A Guide to the Best Pickleball Equipment Sets
Pickleball is a racket sport that sort of combines elements of ping-pong and traditional tennis. Like traditional tennis, it’s played on a court with the two players separated by a net. An official pickleball court is a bit smaller, however: it measures 20 feet wide by 44 feet in length (for comparison, a tennis court is 27 feet by 78 feet). But, like ping-pong, the players use paddles to hit the ball. The format of the game is to see who reaches 11 points first. (However, you have to score 2 points more than your opponent to win. Therefore, the final score can be 11-9, or 12-10, etc.) The great thing about pickleball is that it can be played both indoors and outdoors. And since the court is smaller, it doesn’t involve as much physical exertion. It can be enjoyed by both young children and seniors alike. And it’s also possible to play doubles, just like in tennis or ping-pong. We’ll examine some of the best sets of pickleball equipment. We’ll see that there are differences between whether you want to play indoors or outdoors, and in the sizes and weights of the paddles. And the kits come in a convenient carrying case, for portability. It’s another great option for some exciting play–both outdoors and indoors!
A Guide to Buying the Best Dandruff Shampoo
It’s estimated that around half of all adults have dandruff in one way or another. The problem is that there are a number of possible causes of dandruff. In some people, it’s due to a fungal infection or bacterial infection, such as ringworm or Malassezia. Others can require shampoo for psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. Some people may suffer from dandruff due to having an oily scalp, while others may have dandruff because their scalp is too dry! Since the causes are so varied, there will be a wide range of dandruff shampoos on the market, each taking a different approach. We’ll see that many dandruff shampoos will try to inhibit the growth of fungus. Other products will try to protect the scalp and hair from losing moisture. And yet other treatments will remove dead skin cells and try to stimulate the scalp to produce new skin cells that won’t shed. We’ll go through some of the treatments available in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best dandruff shampoos. You may have to try a few products until you get the one that’s right for your dandruff problem. But, with a little perseverance, you should be able to hit on the product that does the trick!
A Guide to Buying a Hand Blender
There’s no doubt that a blender is a versatile tool in your kitchen. It can assist you in preparing soups, milkshakes, smoothies, sauces, purees, and much more. And, most importantly, it can help you prepare a large volume of food quickly. Although a countertop blender offers all of these features, a hand blender can be just as versatile. While a countertop blender usually features a stronger motor that can handle hard foods with ease, a hand blender has other attractive features that can tip the scale in its favor. For example, you can disassemble the parts of a hand blender and put it in a drawer when it’s not in use. That saves valuable countertop space. Also, a hand blender can let you dice up ingredients inside the very same pot that you’re using to cook, even while the contents are hot! And hand blenders are typically easier to clean than a countertop blender. We’ll look at some of the options among hand blenders and see what they’re capable of doing. We’ll see that you can also purchase hand blenders with various attachments for chopping hard foods, or for whipping delicate egg whites into a froth. There are also hand blenders that have special features in their construction that are worth considering. Get ready to add a handy new tool to your kitchen!
A Guide to Buying the Best Paper Shredder
In this electronic age, many transactions are performed via the Internet. But, together with the convenience, there is also the problem of a lot of vital information available online, as well as in print. Your social security number on a document, paired together with a credit card number, can do you a lot of financial damage. Identity thieves can lift details from medical records and health insurance records. And if you run a business, sensitive details can be in print or on CDs. It’s wise to find a way of destroying sensitive records. A paper shredder can help with that. We’ll see that there are paper shredders that reduce documents to small strips of paper. The more advanced models of paper shredders cut the pages into smaller strips, making it progressively more difficult for a thief to retrieve any information. These shredders can also dispose of old credit cards, CDs, and DVDs. And in most shredders, you don’t have to remove staples or paper clips from your documents before shredding them! We’ll go through some of the options in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best paper shredders. Whether you need it for your home or office, there’s surely a product available for your security needs!
A Guide to the Best Thermostats
This summer (2022), there are areas of the United States that are experiencing record heat waves, both in terms of the temperatures reached, as well as the duration of the heat wave. (For example, Wichita Falls, Texas reached a record 115 ℉!) Your house is your refuge to escape from such extreme heat. A programmable thermostat can ensure that your home is exactly the temperature that you want, as soon as you walk in the door. But that’s only the start of the capabilities of today’s thermostats. Controlling the thermostat with a phone app, or even with verbal commands using Alexa or Siri is now pretty much standard. And there are thermostats that can sense when there is someone in the house who needs to be comfortable. They’ll also sense when you open a door or window and shut down so that the HVAC system won’t have to work so hard. We’ll go through some of the options available in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best thermostats. By turning the air conditioning on only when you need it, a smart thermostat can save significantly on your energy bill!  
A Guide to Buying the Best Bread Maker
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, making the face brighter than oil, and bread that sustains man's heart. (Psalms 104:15) If you go to a supermarket, you’ll see an amazing selection of types of bread, ranging from plain white sliced bread to French bread, to specialty bread, and even gluten-free options. What’s even more amazing is that you can prepare these same types of bread in your own home! A bread-making machine is a compact, affordable appliance that can provide you with fresh bread in a variety of types and sizes. It does all the kneading for you, waits for the dough to rise, and bakes it for you, at the press of a button! Depending on the model, a bread maker can prepare as many as 10 different types of bread, as well as cake, pasta, yogurt, and even jam! And you can also vary the type of crust on your bread, as well as how brown you’d like the crust. They also have programmable timers, so that you can have the bread ready for precisely the time you want to serve it! We’ll go through some of the options available among the best bread makers in the Best Reviews Guide list. We’ll see how you can prepare fresh bread, free of preservatives and other additives, which is both satisfying and delicious!
A Guide to Buying the Best Bread Maker
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, making the face brighter than oil, and bread that sustains man's heart. (Psalms 104:15) If you go to a supermarket, you’ll see an amazing selection of types of bread, ranging from plain white sliced bread to French bread, to specialty bread, and even gluten-free options. What’s even more amazing is that you can prepare these same types of bread in your own home! A bread-making machine is a compact, affordable appliance that can provide you with fresh bread in a variety of types and sizes. It does all the kneading for you, waits for the dough to rise, and bakes it for you, at the press of a button! Depending on the model, a bread maker can prepare as many as 10 different types of bread, as well as cake, pasta, yogurt, and even jam! And you can also vary the type of crust on your bread, as well as how brown you’d like the crust. They also have programmable timers, so that you can have the bread ready for precisely the time you want to serve it! We’ll go through some of the options available among the best bread makers in the Best Reviews Guide list. We’ll see how you can prepare fresh bread, free of preservatives and other additives, which is both satisfying and delicious!
A Guide to Purchasing the Best Wok for Your Needs
You may think that a wok is just an oversized frying pan, that allows you to prepare more food at once. But that’s only one feature of a wok. A wok reaches a much higher temperature (700 ℉ before you put food in, and around 350 ℉ after you put food in) than a typical frying pan. While cooking with a frying pan can allow you to cover the food with a lid and let it cook while you do something else, wok cooking requires that you constantly stir the food around, so that it doesn’t sit in any one place for too long and get burned. Wok cooking will generally get the food ready more quickly, while using less oil, than a typical frying pan. But there are still lots of variables when deciding on a wok. They differ in the material of the wok, as well as in the size and type of handle. You may also have to consider what type of stove you have, to make sure that you get a wok that is compatible. There may be wok accessories that might help you guarantee success when cooking. We’ll try to go through some of the details, to help you decide!
A Guide to Buying a Set of Car Window Sun Shades
If you drive around with your family during the summer months, you’re familiar with how uncomfortable it can be with the sun beating down on you. If you park your car in the sun for just 90 minutes, your car’s interior can reach almost 50 ℉ hotter inside than the outside temperature! And even with air conditioning to keep you cool, you’ll still want to find some sort of refuge from the sun’s glare. Without some sort of protection, you can still get a sunburn from the ultraviolet light that penetrates the car windows. Luckily, there are car window sun shades that can save you and your car from the sun’s burning rays. We’ll see that there are several designs of car window sun shades. Some are specifically for the side windows, while others are made for the front or back windows. They differ in how they attach to your windows as well: some attach by means of suction cups, while others use magnets or static electricity to attach to the window. You can find opaque sun shades, as well as semi-transparent shades, that will effectively block UV rays, but still allow you to see what’s going on outside. Let’s examine some of the options among the 10 best car window sun shades in the Best Reviews Guide list. You’re sure to find a set of shades that will suit your car, as well as your family!
A Guide to the Best Tattoo Kits
Tattooing is becoming more and more popular. In 2012, it was estimated that 15% of men and 13% of women in the United States had tattoos. A 2019 survey showed that 35% have tattoos! And many of those people–18% of all Americans–have more than one. With such an increase in demand, there is also a number of different options for applying tattoos. If you’re interested in getting into this art form, there are tattoo kits for beginners that provide all of the tools for getting started: inks, needles, tattoo guns, and more. There are kits with several types of tattoo guns. As we’ll see, some guns are best for making lines, while others are best for filling spaces and shading. Some kits also provide practice skins with transfer papers. And some kits have a wide variety of needles. The kits also have a power supply, which allows you to control the voltage going to the tattoo gun. There’s quite a bit to learn before attempting to apply a tattoo to another person (or even on yourself!). As we’ll see, a well-supplied tattoo kit can give you the practice you need to master tattoo art!
A Guide to the Best Tattoo Black Inks
Over one-fifth of adults in the United States have received a tattoo. Whereas people used to go to salons to have tattoos done, there are more people who try their hand at tattoo art themselves. There are three types of tattoo guns, which differ in their principle of operation: Electromagnetic, which is used primarily for lines and shades Rotary, for coloring large patches, Pneumatic, which is air-driven by means of a foot pump. With a tattoo gun, a group of needles injects ink into your skin at a depth of 1.5-3.5 millimeters. You dip the tip of the needle into tattoo ink, and the gun injects the ink into the skin at a rate of 2000-3000 times per minute. You will notice that there is a difference in the quality of tattoo ink. Some inks will be thicker, for coloring, while others will be more watery, to produce finer lines. There are inks that are very dark, so they are expected to remain permanent for many years. Others may fade with time--which may be preferable for people who try tattooing themselves. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a tattoo black ink. It'll help you: Choose the right type of tattoo black ink, See useful tips about that particular type of tattoo black ink, Read reviews of different tattoo black inks, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of tattoo black ink, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Melatonin Supplements
As any parent of little children knows, children almost always put up a fuss when you tell them to go to sleep. Adults, on the other hand, would jump at the chance to get some sleep! Whether it’s a tough work schedule, jet lag, or just being stressed out, it’s a challenge at times to go to sleep at a regular time and adhere to a proper schedule. That’s where melatonin supplements can prove to be of help.   Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in your brain. The pineal gland gets its cue to produce melatonin when our eyes are in a dark environment. That sets off that drowsy feeling that you have when you sit in the dark.   We’ll see that there are several types of melatonin supplements. They can be derived from animal, plant, or synthetic sources. They can be of assistance in instances of slight insomnia, or when your sleeping schedule has been disturbed for some reason.   We’ll survey the best melatonin supplements in the MSN list. We’ll also provide some pointers about what dosages are safe, and what time of the day it is best to take a melatonin supplement. They’re not intended to act as sleeping pills. But they could be just the thing you need after a long flight or working a late shift.   (You can also check out other over-the-counter dietary supplements among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best Treadmill Mats
Since so many jobs nowadays are in front of computer screens, it’s become more and more essential to get some exercise as well. Some people suffice with gym subscriptions, while others bring the gym into their home or office. Popular exercise machines include a treadmill, a stationary bike, an elliptical machine, or a rowing machine. But, these pieces of equipment can take a toll on your floor or carpet. They can scratch and damage hardwood floors or linoleum. Also, dust and carpet fibers can get into your equipment. For these reasons, if you get exercise equipment, it’s a good idea to get a treadmill mat to put underneath. It’ll protect your floor, and the equipment at the same time! Treadmill mats are more versatile than that, however. They can also be used as a regular exercise mat. They provide cushioning and protection for your knees and joints if you do yoga or Pilates. If you lift weights, then can also cushion the floor if you drop the weights on the floor. And these mats are typically made from easy-to-clean waterproof materials. We’ll go through some of the options and their features, to help you decide!
Your Guide to Buying a Sugar Cane Juicer
It’s estimated that 70-80% of the world’s sugar is produced from sugar cane. But, there are alternative uses for sugar cane. If you put sugar cane through a juicer, the juice will be around 70-75% water, 15% fiber, and the rest sucrose, which is the sugar with which we’re familiar. An 8-ounce glass of sugar cane juice will contain 30 grams of sugar and around 250 calories. However, sugar cane juice is not just sugar and water! The juice is actually rich in antioxidants and minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and some calcium. It’s both refreshing and a quick source of energy. To reap these benefits, it’s worthwhile considering getting a sugar cane juicer. We’ll see that there are manual juicers that are primarily for preparing sugar cane juice. There are also juicers that will produce a glass of sugar cane in a matter of seconds and can prepare juice from a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and greens. And there are masticating and twin-gear juicers that will take considerably longer, but will extract more nutrients from the pulp. Let’s have a look at the options!
Your Guide to Buying a VR Headset
Virtual reality (= VR) headsets are becoming a popular way to play computer games in a way that is totally immersive. Uses of a VR headset have evolved from previous uses in flight simulators or in military training, to purposes that are more consumer-oriented. VR headsets include a visor that covers your eyes completely together with game controllers that you operate with your hands. They employ what’s called “inside-out tracking”, where every movement of your head will move the scenery in front of your eyes correspondingly. Depending on what you’re trying to simulate, they can also include different accessories that track the movement of your feet, or that involve sound and touch as well. We’ll see that there are VR headsets that hook up to a computer or game controller, as well as stand-alone VR headsets that can store games internally. Whether it’s hand-to-hand combat or first-person shooting games, going against zombies, or something as mundane as mountain climbing or playing golf, you can find a VR headset and the accompanying software to make it feel as if you’re in the middle of the action!
A Guide to the Best Candida Cleanse Supplements
You’ve probably heard of Candida as being responsible for yeast infections, especially in the form of vaginal infections in women, or thrush in children. Candida is a yeast that is naturally present in your digestive system. But taking certain medications or eating a diet high in processed starches may cause Candida yeast overgrowth. Candida overgrowth can cause digestive problems such as bloating, gas, constipation/diarrhea, and more. Candida can even eventually penetrate the intestinal wall and wreak even more havoc. Fortunately, there are Candida cleanse supplements on the market, which contain ingredients that can limit the spawn of Candida in your system.   We’ll study the ingredients in the products in the MSN list of the best Candida cleanse supplements. If you suffer from symptoms of Candida overgrowth, you’ll find that it’s actually better to try a variety of different products, so that the Candida doesn’t become resistant to what you’re already taking. Together with a proper diet, you’ll see how they can be effective in restoring balance to your digestive system!   (You can also check out other over-the-counter dietary supplements among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best Food Vacuum Sealers
We’re probably all familiar with the George Carlin “Ice Box Man” comedy routine, where he talks about leftovers: Leftovers make you feel good twice…When you first put them away, you feel really intelligent: “I’m saving food!”. And then, after a month, when hair is growing out of them, and you throw them away, you feel really intelligent: “I’m saving my life!” Well, nowadays there are ways to save leftovers in a way that the food can remain 5 times as long in the fridge, and still be as good as when you cooked it! Food spoilage can occur when microbes in the food utilize oxygen in the air to produce waste products, or when the food itself reacts with oxygen. There are food vacuum sealers that remove the air from a bag or container of food and then allow you to seal them hermetically.  Storing leftovers safely is not the only advantage of a food vacuum sealer. They can also help you save space, by packing food as compactly as possible. You can also use the sealed bags of food in “sous vide” cooking. You can even use them on dry foods such as potato chips and snacks that you store in your pantry so that they’ll remain fresh longer as well. And vacuum sealing food will prevent “freezer burn”, where food in the freezer shrivels up from the loss of moisture while being frozen too long. Vacuum sealing in a bag or container locks the moisture inside, to avoid freezer burn. We’ll go through some of the options among food vacuum sealers. Besides the basic functions of vacuuming out the air and sealing the food, some also will allow you to make your own custom-size freezer bags. And some have the advantage of a double-heat seal, which is convenient when freezing liquids. Let’s get familiar with this neat appliance that’ll make you feel intelligent, much more than twice!
A Guide to the Best Nose Hair Trimmers
As men reach late middle age, they start to grow more facial hair, even in places where they didn’t grow hair before. It is theorized that the hair follicles inside and around the ears and nose become more sensitive to testosterone in middle age, and start to produce longer hairs. (At the same time, the hair follicles in a man’s scalp tend to stop producing new hair, leading to baldness. If only there were a way for the hair follicles on the scalp to switch places with those on your ears and nose!) Nose hairs actually serve a purpose in preventing you from inhaling dust and debris. These hairs also help keep moisture in your respiratory system. But, too much hair will look unkempt and untidy. There are special hair trimmers with a head designed just for removing nose hairs. There are a variety of nose hair trimmers available. Some have special attachments so that you can trim sideburns and other facial hair. Many are convenient, portable units that use a rechargeable battery. There’s even a product that doesn’t use any batteries at all! We’ll go through some of the options among nose and ear hair trimmers. They’re an inexpensive little option, that will help you get rid of those unsightly hairs!
A Guide to the Best Car Booster Seats
Seat belts are important for keeping you from ejecting out of a car. But seatbelts are designed for adults who are 4’ 9” or taller. An adolescent (or even an adult) who is shorter than 4’ 9” will notice that a seatbelt will not rest on their hips but on their belly. In the event of an accident, the seatbelt will press on the soft internal organs and may cause serious injury. There has to be a way of getting the seatbelt to rest on a child’s hip bones. That’s where a car booster seat comes into play. A car booster seat is designed to raise your child’s sitting position a few extra inches to support their entire back and neck, and ensure that the seatbelt rests on their hips properly. We’ll see that there are booster seats that allow you to adjust the height. This can be very useful if your child will ride in a carpool at times, and the back seat isn’t the same height as your family car. And there are special features, such as cup holders and removable, machine-washable cushions! We’ll go through some of the features of the best car booster seats on the market. We’ll also give some pointers on how to best utilize these car booster features, to ensure your child’s safety.
A Guide to the Best Lip Balms for Cold Sores
The percentage of people who have suffered from cold sores is somewhere from 60% to 95%. This is because the virus that causes it is so highly contagious. Also, people can confuse it for acne pimples, or some other skin ailment. We’re probably familiar with the pain, burning, and itching that they cause. There are lip balms for cold sores that can relieve the skin irritation from cold sores and can even prevent their outbreak to an extent.   Looking over the MSN list of the best lip balms for cold sores, we’ll see a variety of treatments. Some contain ingredients to moisturize your skin and keep it soft. Others contain also sunscreen since sunburn or dryness can be just the thing to trigger an outbreak of cold sores. And there are lip balms that contain ingredients that inhibit the growth and spread of the herpes virus, or that boost your immune system to hopefully fend off the virus.   We’ll review some of the items in the MSN list of the best lip balms that are designed to relieve and even prevent cold sores. Even if they’re not actually a cure (since there’s no real cure for a virus), we’ll see that some can provide effective relief, as well as make them not so noticeable.   (You can also check out other over-the-counter remedies and skin treatments among the MSN buying guides.)
Your Guide to Buying the Best Hard Water Shower Filter
If you live in an area with hard water, you’ll notice how limescale develops in your bathroom, or in your appliances. When this mixes with soap, it can create soap scum deposits in your bathroom, that require special products to remove. Hard water minerals also aren’t kind to your skin or hair either: They tend to dry out the skin and make your hair brittle. A water softening shower filter can help you avoid the unpleasant effects of washing with hard water. There are also other benefits to these hard water shower filters. They can remove chlorine and chloramine from your water which tends to give water a certain odor. Also, if you dye your hair, chlorine can wash out the hair coloring more quickly. There are also shower filters that also infuse the water with minerals and ions to actually improve your hair’s health and appearance. We’ll go through some of the features of the best hard water shower filters, along with some tips on installing and using them.
Your Guide to Buying a Home Safe
Although there is a general decline in the number of burglaries, it’s estimated that one burglary occurs every 26 seconds somewhere in the United States! Besides the monetary loss, a burglary can mean the loss of all sorts of objects of sentimental value. You can also lose your valuables as a result of natural disasters, such as fire or flooding. All told, it’s worthwhile investing in a home safe that’s impervious to burglary, as well as fire and water damage. You’ll see home safes differ greatly in their dimensions. There are some that are can be bolted to the wall or floor. Yet others are pretty much just a sophisticated attache case, protected either with a key or combination. And many have waterproof, fireproof, and shockproof features, to make sure that nothing happens to your valuable jewelry, documents, and other items. We’ll discuss some of the offerings in the Best Reviews Guide list of the 10 best home safes. We’ll study the ways they secure your valuables, and how you can derive the most benefit from their security features.
A Guide to Buying a Pre-Emergent Herbicide
Maintaining a uniform, healthy lawn is challenging work. The species of grass seed that you’ll choose will largely depend on the climate where you live. For example, Bermuda grass is ideal for a hot, dry climate, but needs sunlight. Fescue grass, on the other hand, needs to be watered often, but can thrive in the shade. But once you’ve chosen one species, you don’t want an invasion from another species. For example, crab grasses can deposit thousands of seeds on your lawn, competing for space and nutrients. You want to eliminate these unwanted grasses before they sprout. That’s where a pre-emergent herbicide comes in. The trick to pre-emergent weed killers is to focus on unwanted weed growth while leaving the desirable plants alone. They do this by attacking the growth of a plant’s root system. The pre-emergent herbicide will therefore leave more mature plants alone. But, there are still a lot of techniques for getting the correct pre-emergent herbicide, and knowing when to apply it. We’ll provide some information about pre-emergent herbicides for your lawn or garden. Some are for particular grasses, while others have a broader spectrum that they treat. Let’s look at some lawn care tricks, to outsmart these resilient weeds.
Your Guide to Buying a Charging Station
Almost everyone, even children, owns some sort of device that needs to be recharged periodically. And it’s not just smartphones. There are also tablets, wireless earbuds, game controllers, Kindle readers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other devices that need a USB connection to recharge. It’s a challenge to find rechargers for each one, and an even greater challenge to find an available wall outlet! For that reason, a charging station is a great convenience, letting you charge up as many as 10 devices at once! You occupy just one wall outlet, and all of your devices charge at once, in the same location!   Charging stations can also help reduce clutter, by providing a way of not getting all of those USB cables tangled. Some even support wireless charging–and that’s becoming a more common feature nowadays. Some allow you to prop up your phone or tablet while charging so that you’re able to still use your devices.   We’ll go through some of the items in the MSN list of the 10 best charging stations. You’ll see some different configurations of charging stations, as well as different specifications. You’ll see that they can help you economize on desk space, by charging all your devices in one spot!   (You can also check out other electronic gadgets and products among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to Buying an RV Water Filter
If you have a recreational vehicle, you’ll need access to water for cooking, food preparation, showering, and using a toilet. Whether you collect water in a freshwater tank or hook up to a campground’s water supply, you’ll surely want to make sure that your drinking water doesn’t have any bacteria or chemical impurities. That’s where a good inline RV water filter comes in handy. We’ll see that RV water filters can use one of several technologies to remove impurities from your water. They’ll also use special fixtures that attach securely to faucets and hoses but won’t corrode or contaminate the water in any way. And the best RV water filters will be made from sturdy materials so that they’ll last a long time. Besides regularly replacing the filter, they shouldn’t require any maintenance at all! Let’s go through some of the items on the Best Reviews Guide list of the best RV water filters. After the initial expense of buying the complete system, you’ll see that you can replace the filters yourself easily and quickly!
Steam Cleaners To Clean and Disinfect Your Home
What are Steam Cleaners? A steam cleaner will redefine the way you clean your house! It produces hot water vapor that doesn't just lift dirt off the surface but also sanitizes. It starts by heating water to the boiling point and then employing pressure and heat to create steam. Some are equipped with a detergent tank, which will use soap for even more powerful cleaning. Are you looking for the best steam cleaner? You came to the right place. Read on and we’ll help you make the right decision.
A Guide to the Best Two-Line Cordless Phones
Even though almost everyone has a cellular phone nowadays, we all still need a good quality landline phone at home or at our place of business. Cordless landline phones don’t just offer you a way of freeing you up, letting you make and receive calls anywhere in your house (your cellphone does that as well, after all). They offer other great features, like serving as an answering machine and having a speakerphone option or phonebook function as well. But a two-line cordless phone gives you an even more important feature: privacy. A two-line cordless phone will allow you to have two phone lines in your home or office. You can have one solely for business purposes, and the other phone line for personal matters. Also, many two-line models that we’ll examine have additional screening capabilities: They’ll be able to filter out robocalls, by asking for a particular response that only a human can provide. Or they’ll have Caller ID, where you can see if the caller is in your list of permitted callers. And some have encryption features as well. We’ll look at some of the best two-line cordless phone models. They can be a great option for a small business, as well as a convenient means of security from unwanted callers.
A Guide to the Best Fruit Dehydrators of 2022
During the summer months, we’re treated to a bounty of luscious fruits. There are varieties of berries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, mangoes, melons, and much more. But, there’s only so much that you can eat at any one time. And these fruits can be very perishable. If you find yourself with more fruit than you can handle, a fruit dehydrator can help you salvage these fruits, and enjoy them months later! Since dehydrating removes only the water in the fruit, and leaves all of the nutrients behind, you’ll have a wholesome snack on hand, that you can take wherever you go! There is some variation among fruit dehydrators, as to how much they can handle at a time. Also, we’ll see that some versions require you to supervise the dehydration process, rotating and alternating the positions of the food so that you’ll get a uniform result. And many fruit dehydrators are suitable for meat, fish, and even poultry! We’ll check out some of the best fruit dehydrators in the Best Reviews Guide list. Instead of being just a way to save fruits from going bad, you’ll see that a fruit dehydrator can be a staple in your kitchen!
A Guide to Buying the Best Weed Killers
If you’re trying to maintain a lawn, you would like it to appear uniform. But, unfortunately, there are plants that are more hardy and aggressive than others, and they can crowd out and steal nutrients from the grass on your lawn. It doesn’t take much for the wind to blow dandelion seeds onto your lawn. Once they take root, it’s not so easy to eradicate them. And there’s crabgrass, clover, and even poison ivy which can make an appearance if you don’t maintain your lawn. And these undesirable plants can intrude on your patio or driveway as well. That’s where a good weed killer comes into play. We’ll see that there are non-selective weed killers, which are useful when you want to make sure absolutely nothing grows on a particular spot. Then there are weed killers that you’ll apply to your lawn, which will focus only on the “weeds”, leaving your grass alone. And there are also natural weed killers, which are safe to use around pets and children. We’ll briefly discuss the advantages of each type, to help you decide which is best for you and your backyard!
A Guide to the Best Slide Scanners of 2022
In the not-so-distant past, before the advent of digital cameras, a camera would invariably contain a roll of film, which you would have to send to a camera store to get developed. Along with the developed photos, you would receive strips of negatives, which you would have to bring to the camera store if you wanted more copies. You could also create slides or film strips from your pictures. However, all of these media can fade with time, or get damaged. If you want to salvage irreplaceable old photos, negatives, slides, and filmstrips before something happens to them, there are slide scanners that can help you convert all of these media to digital format. There is a wealth of slide scanners available on the market nowadays. They are designed for scanning and saving large quantities of photos, negatives, and slides. Depending on the desired resolution, you can digitize a thousand photos in a single afternoon! And these slide scanners are also equipped with special software to correct the color and improve the picture quality. We’ll go through some of the slide scanners in the Best Reviews Guide list. Some are meant specifically for negatives, some are just for slides, and others are a jack-of-all-trades, with special tools to digitize almost any picture, no matter the size!
A Guide to the Best Portable Scanners of 2022
  Nowadays, almost everyone carries their smartphone with them at all times. And there are numerous smartphone document scanning apps that you can install, which will immediately convert a picture that you take into a pdf. But, when you want to scan a stack of documents, on both sides, that can get a bit tedious. Or maybe you want to scan different types of media, such as photos or business cards. There are portable scanners that can get the job done, quickly and conveniently, with great image resolution! The great thing about these portable scanners is their compact size. Some models can be half the size of a desktop scanner, and small enough that you can carry it around with your laptop. Many of them don’t even require wall current! They can be powered up by batteries, or a USB connection. And some allow you to send the scan to email, or a wireless device like your laptop, tablet, or smartphone! We’ll go through some of the features of the best portable scanners. You’ll immediately see the tremendous convenience of being able to convert important documents, receipts, and photos to digital form. A portable scanner will help you keep compact versions of important documents, without all the clutter!
A Guide to the Best Tasting Protein Shakes
Dieticians say that people in Western countries usually consume enough protein in their diet for normal body function. But, there may be situations in which you want to supplement the amount of protein in your diet. For instance, if you’re recovering from injury or illness, or if you’re performing endurance training, your body requires more protein for repair and growth. And more protein can be beneficial even to young children if you find that their growth isn’t up to par. There is a wealth of good-tasting protein shakes on the market, which can help in all of these situations.   We’ll go through the entries in the MSN list of the best-tasting protein shakes, looking at some of the outstanding features that some of them offer. Some have a wealth of essential amino acids, which your body requires to construct the proteins it needs. Other protein shakes are intended for vegan diets, or for people who want to maintain or even lose weight. Continue reading, to get an idea of which protein shake fits your lifestyle the best!   (You can also check out other supplements and health products among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best Vitamin E Capsules
Perhaps you’ve heard the term “oxidative stress”. It’s a situation where your body has an excess number of free radicals (compounds of oxygen and hydrogen with an extra electron) created by different metabolic processes, as compared to the number of antioxidants, which absorb these free radicals. It can be caused by emotional stress, environmental factors, and smoking or alcohol consumption. Supplements of antioxidants, such as Vitamin E capsules, can help you regain the proper balance, and relieve oxidative stress.   Why is this important? Well, in normal body functioning, free radicals and antioxidants balance each other out. If there is an excess of free radicals, they will go around your body, seeking to react with another molecule to pick up another electron. If this excess of free radicals continues for a long time, it can cause damage to the body’s tissues, leading to premature aging of the skin or eye tissues. It can also lead to inflammation such as arthritis, or even cardiovascular or neurodegenerative diseases.   We’ll look at some of the items in the MSN list of the best Vitamin E capsules. Some of them are vitamin supplements that you take orally. There are also capsules of Vitamin E oil that you apply directly to your skin. They can provide quick relief to minor skin irritations and burns, as well as reduce lines and wrinkles due to UV exposure. There are also some conditions for which a Vitamin E supplement can improve your quality of life considerably! (You can also check out other vitamin supplements and health products among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to Buying a Whole House Dehumidifier
You’re probably familiar with how uncomfortable you feel when it’s hot and also humid outside. When it’s the same hot temperature, but low humidity, you don’t suffer so much. This is because, in high humidity, you’ll perspire, but the sweat doesn’t evaporate so well as during low humidity. Evaporative cooling is the body’s mechanism to cool off when it’s hot. But, if your beads of sweat can’t evaporate due to the high humidity, you’ll struggle to cool off. So, a whole-house dehumidifier can help you feel a lot more comfortable. Whole-house dehumidifiers are useful for large spaces of 2,500 square feet to up to 6,000 square feet. (If you need something smaller, like just a single room or garage, there are mini dehumidifiers. If you need to dehumidify a larger area, like a big warehouse, there are commercial dehumidifiers.) Not only will they help you feel more comfortable in humid weather. Keeping your house at a relative humidity of 30%-50% helps prevent the accumulation of mold and mildew. And food stays fresher for longer when it’s kept at low humidity. We’ll go through some features of the best whole-house dehumidifiers. You’ll see that they can pair up nicely with air conditioners, to keep your house comfy during the summer months!
A Guide to Buying the Best Mini Dehumidifier
In winter or in summer, excess humidity can prove to be a problem. The relative humidity is the ratio of the amount of water vapor in the air, as opposed to when the air is saturated. The relative humidity level in your home should be anywhere from 40%-60% to be comfortable. If you suffer from humidity in a small apartment, or if you only need to dehumidify a small area in your house, like your garage or closet, an inexpensive mini dehumidifier might be the thing you need. Mini dehumidifiers are designed to treat small spaces as small as 250 square meters. They’re useful in the kitchen to absorb excess humidity, which can cause foods to become stale. They can also prevent the buildup of mold and mildew in your basement or garage (which don’t usually get the benefit of air conditioning like the rest of the house does). This can save you money and the effort of removing mildew from your walls as well. We’ll go through some features of the best mini-dehumidifiers. We’ll see that they’re simple to use, inexpensive, and even can add to your home’s decor!
Your Guide To Buying a Commercial Dehumidifier
There are a number of situations where an industrial-strength, commercial dehumidifier is what you need. For example, if a house has become flooded due to storm conditions or a pipe bursting, you have to dry out the affected area--fast! The damage that the water can cause can be catastrophic if left untreated. There can be damage to curtains, walls, floors, and carpets, as well as mold and mildew that might start to spawn. It’s essential that the rate of dehumidification should exceed the rate at which the water evaporates into the air. That way, you have a chance of getting the water out of the affected room. Alternatively, an industrial-strength dehumidifier may be essential if you have a greenhouse of plants that grow best in a controlled environment. A dehumidifier will take in the greenhouse’s air, and send it out at the desired temperature and relative humidity. This will ensure that plants that grow in precisely the environment that they need. It will also reduce the chance of humidity-related plant diseases, damaged yield, or the spawning of insects and other pests. That also reduces the need to apply pesticides--sparing you needless expense, as well as the health risks involved in using pesticides. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a commercial dehumidifier. It'll help you: Choose the right type of commercial dehumidifier, See useful tips about that particular type of commercial dehumidifier, Read reviews of different commercial dehumidifiers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of commercial dehumidifier, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Waterproof Fitness Trackers of 2022
There’s a wealth of wearable technology nowadays to help you keep track of fitness goals, whether you’re exercising, walking, or even sleeping! There are fitness trackers that can monitor all of your major metabolic signs: calories burned, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and more. But what if you’re into water sports? To track your progress there, you’ll need a waterproof fitness tracker. Fortunately, there are a wealth of such water-resistant and waterproof fitness trackers. But you’ll see significant differences between the various models of waterproof fitness trackers. Some can be used for casual swimming, while others can be used for serious water sports, where the tracker gets submerged in water. And some have extra features, like GPS and the ability to play music as well. We’ll go through some of the features of waterproof fitness trackers, and hopefully touch on enough of the main points to help you decide!
A Guide to the Best Mini Toaster Ovens of 2022
If you have a small studio apartment, or if you’re a student in a dormitory, you don’t have a lot of space for large appliances. You’ll want something that will heat up or cook as many types of food as possible. Also, even if you have a large built-in oven in your kitchen, you don’t need it to heat up some pastries or a small pizza. A mini toaster oven is a perfect solution. We’ll see that a mini-toaster oven (or, the slightly larger compact toaster oven) will usually be able to heat up frozen pizza or waffles or reheat rolls or pastries. And, of course, they’ll also prepare toast, with several settings for exactly the degree of crispiness that you’re looking for. They can also broil and roast with excellent results–something that a microwave oven can’t do. And many of them are equipped with special sensors to make sure your food doesn’t overheat or burn! We’ll go through some of the most versatile mini-toaster ovens available nowadays. You’ll be amazed at what they’re capable of doing!  
A Guide to the Best BB Guns of 2022
There are a number of recreational guns that are suitable even for young teenagers. There are airsoft guns, which fire a 6-mm plastic pellet. These can be used for target practice, or even for close-quarters battles between two groups. There are also pellet guns, which fire a 4.5-mm lead pellet. And then we have BB guns, which fire 4.5-mm steel pellets with either zinc or copper plating. There are BB guns that are designed for young adults, to introduce them to the techniques of loading and firing at a target, as well as hand-to-eye coordination. Then there are more serious models, which are semi-automatic or even fully automatic, to fire many shots in quick succession. (These can even be used to hunt small rodent pests, like rats or moles!) But there is a wide variety of BB guns available. You can find some very stylish rifles, that have the look and feel of a gun out of a classic western. There are also pistols and even machine guns that are so realistic that they have the look, weight, and feel of a real firearm! We’ll go through some of the options on the market, and what to expect out of each type of gun. You’re sure to find something that gives you all of the excitement of a real shooting range!
A Guide to Buying the Best EcoTank Printer of 2022
If you need to print reports or brochures with impressive color quality in your home or office, you’ll choose between inkjet printers or color laser printers. Laser printers have a toner cartridge that can print over 1000 pages, while inkjet printers usually win out in terms of the quality and resolution of the print. That’s also a big plus if you want to print photos. But inkjet printers guzzle up ink quickly. In fact, most inkjet printer manufacturers sell the printer at a loss, because they know that they’ll make a profit on the proprietary ink cartridges! But, Epson has made an exception to this rule, with their line of EcoTank printers. An Epson EcoTank printer is around 20% more expensive than a comparable inkjet printer. But it comes with cartridges that are already filled with as much as 2 years’ worth of ink! And instead of having to buy new cartridges all the time and installing them, you simply buy bottles of ink and refill the existing cartridges! Not only does it save you the hassle of buying cartridges all the time. An EcoTank printer is also more ecologically sound. You won’t be throwing out ink or toner cartridges! But, Epson makes three lines of EcoTank printers. Which one is best for you will depend on your printing needs and how much you intend to print. We’ll lead you through some of the specifications, to help you decide!
A Guide to the Best Portable Swamp Coolers of 2022
During the summer, we’re all trying to escape the heat. But running central air conditioning might not be feasible for a lot of people. And there are less expensive alternatives that might not be as efficient, but can still keep you comfortable. A portable “swamp cooler”, or more accurately, an “evaporative cooler”, is one such option.   But there are some things you have to consider before deciding on using a portable swamp cooler. Firstly, swamp coolers are only effective in certain climates, like areas with dry, desert heat. Also, a swamp cooler requires access to a water supply, that you either add manually or by hooking it up to a hose. You’ll also have to consider the size of the room or home that you want to cool.   We’ll go through some of the features of a swamp cooler, to help you decide if it’s right for you. You’ll be able to survive the summer without having to spend a fortune on cooling your house!   (You can also check out other air conditioning products and ideas among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best Ice Makers of 2022
During the summer months, refreshing cold drinks are in high demand. Maybe you want to drop a few ice cubes into your drink. Or perhaps you’ll want to keep cans and bottles of drinks cold in a portable cooler for a party, or when camping. The ice cube tray in your freezer isn’t going to be able to keep up with the demand! If you need a large amount of ice quickly, a dedicated ice maker is practically a necessity. You’ll see that there are several models of ice makers. Some are compact countertop models, while others are more like a small freezer that you keep under your kitchen counter. And yet other ice makers are portable models, that you can take along with you in an RV when camping. We’ll look at some of the features of the best ice makers available. They’re a great addition to your home or office. And if you’re accustomed to buying large quantities of ice when you go camping, you’ll see that a good ice maker will quickly pay for itself!
A Guide to the Best Electric Head Shavers for 2022
There are a number of men’s shavers on the market that are not just for cutting your hair. They’re even capable of shaving your head bald! Some men do it in order to conceal a receding hairline. Others feel that shaving their head gives them a more masculine appearance. It’s also an alternative for people who want a very close haircut because there is less maintenance when your hair is so short. Whatever the reason, there are a number of electric head shavers on the market, that can be used for trimming facial hair and other grooming needs as well. Some have some interesting accessories for shaving body hair or trimming sideburns, your beard, or other unwanted hair. We’ll go through some of the options available and their particular features so that you can select the electric head shaver that fits your needs the most!
A Guide to the Best Battery Chargers of 2022
Whether you have a car, truck, SUV, or even a boat, you’re dependent on a good battery to get it started. But you might be in situations where the battery has drained to the extent that it won’t start. And usually, that occurs when the weather is the most extreme, and you need your vehicle the most! A versatile battery charger is therefore a must. Most battery chargers nowadays are smart devices, in that they can diagnose your battery, and supply it with exactly the amount of current that it needs. And these chargers can even recover batteries that are on their last legs (well, at least you thought they couldn’t be salvaged). And a good battery charger will also help maintain your vehicle’s battery, and extend its lifetime. All good reasons to make this small investment and buy a good battery charger!
Your Guide to the Best Pet Grooming Kits of 2022
    The Australian sheep Baarack, before and after being sheared It’s a widely known fact that dogs don’t have sweat glands all over their bodies like humans. (They actually have sweat glands in their paws, where there is no fur.) If your dog has long hair, you might want to trim his hair a bit, especially in the summer. That’s where a good pet grooming kit comes in. However, it’s actually a misconception that your pet suffers from long hair in hot weather. A dog’s fur can actually insulate him from extreme heat. But, a thick coat of fur can prevent him from cooling down properly after exercising outside in the summer sun. And, if you see your dog is suffering from fleas or ticks, cutting his hair will help you rid him of these bloodsuckers. But, there are several types of grooming kits. You can use specialized scissors to trim your pet’s hair, or you can use an electric shaver. But the way you cut their hair, and the instrument that you use, should match the pet’s hair type. We’ll go through some of the features and extras of the best pet grooming kits. Hopefully, the information will help you choose the right equipment for your pet’s needs!
A Guide to the Best Women's Electric Shavers of 2022
As the summer approaches, you’ll surely schedule a few days at the beach. You’ll undoubtedly want to look your best. And that includes getting rid of unwanted body hair.   There are a number of ways to get rid of unwanted hair. They’re effective, but they also involve a bit of discomfort: Waxing, where you either melt epilating wax strips onto the area you want to treat or cold adhesive strips that pull out hair, Threading, where you latch onto individual hairs with thread and pluck the hairs out individually, Laser treatments, which use laser light to damage the hair follicles to not produce new hair, Manual razors, which give a very close shave, but risk nicks, cuts, and skin irritation. But all of these methods can cause skin irritation. Waxing and threading pull out the hairs, while laser treatments and manual razors can cause the skin to become red and sensitive.   An electric shaver has the least risk of causing skin irritation. While a manual razor removes skin cells as it cuts your hair, an electric shaver uses a pliable shield, under which blades either vibrate back and forth or rotate. The hairs go into the holes in the shield, and the blades then cut the hair.   Also, there are wet/dry electric shavers, which you can use with shaving cream or gel. This will make moisturize your skin so that there is less friction. Also, shaving gel makes the hair softer and easier to cut. We’ll go through the MSN list of the best women’s electric shavers. We’ll note the strong points and features that have in common, as well as some outstanding options. You’re sure to be able to find something appropriate!   (You can also check out other women’s grooming products and toiletries among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to Buying a Power Wheels Car
The possibility of employing electric-powered cars on a worldwide scale is gaining momentum. They’re more efficient than gas-powered cars and also produce much less or even no carbon emissions. But, in 1984, the toy giant Fisher-Price started its line of battery-powered toy cars, Power Wheels. They’re intended for children between the ages of 3-7 and usually travel no faster than 6 miles per hour. The different Power Wheels options for kids teach them the basics of driving: speeding up, slowing down, going forward, and in reverse!   But there is a great variety in the styles of Power Wheels vehicles. And there are other competing brands that make vehicles with similar specs. There are stylish cars with famous movie-themed designs, as well as dune buggies, jeeps, ATVs, and more! We’ll go through some of the features of the different Power Wheels in the MSN Best 10. You’re sure to be able to find something that suits your children!   (You can also check out other cool kids’ toys and recreational products among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best Surge Protectors
Nowadays, it’s a familiar problem in the workplace, or even at home, that we need more access to electricity than the number of wall outlets than were installed when the building was constructed. When you need to plug in a computer, monitor, and printer, you can settle for a small power strip to get more outlets. But, for sensitive electronics, you might want a surge protector instead. A surge protector protects equipment if there is a sudden voltage spike, like during a thunderstorm, or a voltage drop, like when there’s a power outage. And surge protectors can also include overload protection, to disconnect the electricity if the current exceeds what is allowed for your devices. But surge protectors vary in size and the number of devices that they can accept. Some accept only three devices, while others can handle as many as twelve at once! And some have USB ports as well, to charge up a tablet or cellphone. Some also accept a phone line, to distribute it to several phones or a fax machine. And they also differ in how much current or voltage they’re able to accept. So, it’s worthwhile to be informed as to what’s out there on the market before committing to a particular surge protector. We’ll go through some of the specifications, to help you make a wise decision!
Your Guide to Buying a Surge Protector
A surge protector can look like a typical wall outlet or power strip—it attaches to the wall current, and can give you a number of additional outlets. But it’s more sophisticated than that. It is designed to protect sensitive electronics from sudden spikes, pulses or drops in electricity. It will either divert excess voltage away from your computer or other device, or it can simply block the current once it exceeds a certain predefined limit. A surge protector will contain components whose resistance with the voltage--so if the voltage suddenly rises due to a lightning strike, it will keep the voltage of your equipment at the previous level. And if the electricity suddenly gets cut off, it can also protect your equipment from the sudden change in voltage.   We've put together this work light buyer's guide to help you select the best surge protector that answers to your needs. It'll help you:   Choose the right type of surge protector, See useful tips about that type of surge protector,     Read reviews of different brands of surge protector, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of surge protector, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Buying a Pack-N-Play Mattress
Since the baby products giant Graco came out with their “Pack-n-Play” portable play yard in 1987, they’ve added more and more options to their revolutionary design. There is the classic design, which serves both as a playpen and a crib. They also make a version that includes a bassinet-type infant bed, which you can convert to the classic playpen/crib version when your baby gets older. And they have a version that also includes a seat and diaper changer. But, whichever version you choose, they all require the Pack-n-Play mattress. There are other manufacturers that make Pack-n-Play mattresses. Just like the Pack-N-Play itself, they designed the mattress with portability in mind. There are foldable mattresses, as well as mattresses made of a single piece. There are two-sided mattresses, to provide support for your baby’s back when sleeping, and a soft side when they’re older. And you’ll see that there is a wealth of designs and materials! We’ll go through some of the options, and help you decide if you want a replacement Pack-n-Play mattress, or to just supplement what you already have.
A Guide to the Best Pressure Washers of 2022
If you want to thoroughly clean the outside of your house, car, or patio, you can always use the method of scrubbing everything down with a stiff bristle brush and soapy water. But, this can be time-consuming, not to mention very tiring! A power washer, on the other hand, can direct a powerful stream of water onto a variety of surfaces. They’ll be sparkling clean in minutes, sparing you a lot of effort! However, selecting a power washer isn’t all that simple. You’ll want to select a washer with the power to perform exactly the jobs that you’ll need the most. You’ll have to choose between a gas-powered or electric-powered model. They can save time and effort, but you have to learn how to operate them safely and efficiently. We’ll go through some of the specifications of the best models, to help you decide which one is right for you!  
A Guide to the Best Steam Mops of 2022
You want to keep your home clean, both for aesthetic reasons as well as for health reasons. But, certain cleaning products may actually be harmful to your health, especially after prolonged exposure. A steam mop, on the other hand, is capable of breaking down dirt and grime with nothing more than just distilled water! And many of them can serve as a “jack-of-all-trades” cleaning appliance: besides mopping your floor, they have the capability of utilizing their steam power for cleaning windows, garments, upholstery, carpets, and drapes. And they can handle many types of flooring materials. We’ll go through some of the items in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best steam mops. The list goes from simple steam mops to steam mops that convert into a handheld steamer, with all sorts of cool attachments! They’re so versatile, people use them all the time, in all sorts of cleaning jobs you wouldn’t have thought possible!
A Guide to the Best Padded Bike Seats of 2022
If you enjoy bike riding outdoors, or if you use an indoor exercise bike, you’ll want a seat that provides comfort and ease of movement. Or maybe you’d need a wider or narrower seat than what you have on your bike presently. In either case, there is a wide variety of padded bike seats available, from many different materials, ranging from memory foam, gel, or a composite of several layers of padding. They’re specially designed so that you don’t feel numb after sitting on them for long periods of time. Even the most sophisticated models can be attached in just a few seconds. And you can adjust the height and angle of the seat so that it’ll be exactly the way you’d like it. We’ll go through some of the best padded bike seats available, taking note of how you attach them, their composition, and other features that may tip the scales in favor of one model over another.
Your Guide to the Best Peloton-Compatible Shoes
For people who are serious about bike riding, there are specialized cycling shoes for every type: biking on the road, for track racing, on a mountain bike, and even on a stationary bike. Stationary bikes made by Peloton and Flywheel use the Look Delta 3-hole cleats. (There are also 2-hole cleats by SPD, for other stationary bikes.) When you attach the cleats to the sole of the cycling shoe, the cleats let you lock your foot into the pedal of the stationary bike. This allows you to use all of the power of your leg movements into pedaling, without dissipating energy in unnecessary movements. You can buy bike shoes with the cleats for a Peloton bike, or attach them yourself. But there are other considerations as well: You want to look at the comfort and support that a bike shoe offers, as well as whether it’s made from a breathable material, that has proper ventilation. We’ll discuss these and other specs, to help you decide on the right shoes for your Peloton bike. We'll help you: Choose the right type of Peloton-compatible shoes for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of Peloton-compatible shoes, Read reviews of different Peloton-compatible shoes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Peloton-compatible shoes, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Home Air Purifiers of 2022
A 2017 study of the incidence of cancer in the five boroughs of New York City gave an interesting result: even though Staten Island is the most rural area of New York City and the most sparsely populated, it has the highest incidence of malignant cancers! There are around 529 cases per 100,000 people, as opposed to 449 or less for the other boroughs. One big contributor is the poor air quality. Staten Island is downwind from various industries in New Jersey, and also receives the emissions from the rest of New York City. Proper air purification is a necessity in such cases. Fortunately, there are home air purifiers that are up to the task. We’ll examine a few of the offerings in the Best Reviews Guide list of the best home air purifiers. They differ in their number of filters, as well as their filtration methods. Some are meant for small spaces, while others are capable of filtering the air in your entire home several times an hour! We’ll go through some of the options, as well as the various specifications of air purifiers, to help you make an informed decision!
A Guide to the Best Family Tents of 2022
When school is finally out at the end of June, you finally have an opportunity for a vacation idea that involves the entire family. If you want to try going camping, you’ll need a family tent that’s large enough to accommodate everyone. We don’t just mean that the tent has to be big enough for your whole family. Other factors include whether the tent can handle radical changes in the weather. You want a tent that will hold up to the wind and rain. Also, on hot days, you’d like the tent to have some cross-ventilation. And there are other small features and “creature comforts” worth examining.   We’ll examine some of the offerings in the MSN list of the best family tents. We’ll look at some tips in deciding the size of tent that’ll fit your family, as well as what to look for in terms of tent materials. You’ll see how to balance the factors of tents that are affordable and easy to set up, and those that are sturdy that can survive even under rugged conditions. Hopefully, with these pointers, you’ll be able to get exactly what you need to ensure a great camping experience for everyone!   (You can also check out other camping and backpacking products among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best Noise-Canceling Headphones of 2022
If you’ve flown in a plane in economy class, you’re probably familiar with the constant sound of the roaring of the engines. You get used to it eventually, but it can still be annoying if you’re trying to sleep or listen to music. The engineer and founder of Bose Corporation, Amar Bose, thought of a way of eliminating background noise, especially for airplane pilots, who are subjected to this noise for hours at a time. He started working on noise-canceling headphones in 1978, and finally devised an aviation headset for pilots in 1989. The technology for noise-canceling headphones began appearing on the consumer market in 2000. Sophisticated noise-canceling headphones work on the principle of destructive interference: They employ special microphones that pick up the ambient noise around you and create a sound that is the inverse of the noise. That is, the frequency of the ambient sound is the same as the sound produced by the headphones, only shifted by 180° or half of a complete cycle. It thus reduces the noise to a soft hum. (An illustration of destructive interference, from https://byjus.com/physics/destructive-interference/) But noise-canceling headphones will differ in how effective they are in employing this technology. And they can have special settings to turn the noise-canceling feature off at times, if necessary. There are also voice-activated versions, and products that have features like speak-to-chat, “multi-device connect”, longer battery life, and more. We’ll go through some of the options, to help you make an informed decision!
A Guide to the Best Sciatica Cushions of 2022
More and more jobs nowadays involve sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time. But there are hazards associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Studies have shown that people who sit for long periods of time are at a higher risk of developing sciatica, a painful condition involving pressure on the sciatic nerve. The two sciatic nerves run from your lower back, down the back of each leg. If there is abnormal pressure on the sciatic nerve, you can experience pain or numbness that runs down from your lower back to the thigh and calf. Sciatica is more likely especially if you sit in the wrong posture, without support for your lower back, and when using a chair without armrests. Fortunately, there are special sciatica cushions that can help relieve some of the pressure, provide support, and ensure that you sit correctly and comfortably. But there are differences between the different sciatica cushions. Some are made of only memory foam, while others also use a cooling gel. They can also differ in the type of cover on the cushion, with some materials being more “breathable” than others. We’ll go through some of the options, and note which are the most comfortable. In many cases, sciatica pain can go away by itself, just by a small change in lifestyle!
A Guide to the Best Modem and Router Combos of 2022
Internet connectivity in our homes has practically become a necessity. And nowadays, there are all sorts of “smart” devices on the market, ranging from laptops and tablets to even kitchen appliances and light switches! The demand for wireless Internet connectivity has only grown. There are some instances where you’ll have to hook up two devices: 1) a modem, to receive Internet via a phone line or cable TV provider, and 2) a router, to allow other devices in your home to get Internet access. But there are also devices that can provide both functions, serving as a modem and router. These modem and router combos are easier and more convenient to set up. And they’re sophisticated enough to offer you fast Internet speeds for downloading and streaming content! But knowing which modem and router combination to choose can be difficult, considering all of the specifications that you’ll see when shopping around. There will be a discussion of megabits per second, dual-band or single-band routers, Wi-Fi streams, and more. We hope to go through some of the specs in the Best Reviews Guide list of the top 10 modem and router combos. Hopefully, you won’t find all of these technical details so mystifying anymore!
A Guide to the Best Modems of 2019
In 1993, it is estimated that the Internet was used for only 1% of telecommunications. By the year 2000, it increased to 50%, and by 2010, it was close to 99% of all telecommunications! With the increased dependence on the Internet getting high-quality Internet connectivity has become vital. Almost anyone with a computer wants Internet access--and a modem is the means of achieving that access. And not only computers: with a wireless modem, you can also ensure connectivity for your Smartphone, laptop, tablet, and other devices as well. But there are several types of modems available: ADSL modems, that work with your phone line; Cable modems, that work with your cable TV provider; and optical cable modems. There are also many specs for each type of modem, and it's best to learn about them before making a purchase. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best modem for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of modem, See useful tips about that particular type of modem, Read reviews of different modems, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of modem, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Pooper Scoopers of 2022
Dog and cat owners consider their pets as their extended family. And there are a lot of psychological benefits to owning an affectionate pet. But, there’s also a downside: it’s estimated that all of the dogs and cats in the US produce about 30% of all of the poop that American humans do! And these droppings are not just an inconvenience, that you have to watch your step while walking outside. If not disposed of properly, dog poop can contaminate our soil and water with dangerous bacteria and parasites. And there are cities that enforce stiff fines for not cleaning up after your dog (such as Washington, D.C., where the fine can be as much as $2,000!). For this reason, it’s best to clean up after your pet. And a good pooper scooper is a convenient and neat way of doing just that! But there are variations among pooper scooper designs. Some of them are in two parts, consisting of a dustpan. And there are pooper scoopers that can be operated with one hand, with jaws that close shut to help you carry the poop away to a garbage can. Some pooper scoopers use a neat plastic bag to seal it away hermetically. They also differ in the length of the handle, which can save you the trouble of bending over to pick up your pet’s latest mess. We’ll go through some of the best pooper scoopers in the Best Reviews Guide top ten. You’ll find it interesting how many variations there are for getting rid of your furry baby’s poop! You’re sure to be able to find a version that works for you.
A Guide to the Best Carpet Cleaning Shampoos of 2022
A luxurious rug or carpet lends a warm, cozy feel to your home. But, you’ll have to clean it regularly, and sometimes even vacuuming isn’t enough. You can use a professional rug cleaning service, but that’s only a realistic solution once or twice a year. When accidents occur, either due to spilling food or drink or from your pets, it’s best to have a carpet cleaning shampoo to help you get to the root of the problem. And the faster you attend to it, the easier it will be to get out the stain. But, we’ll see that there are different types of carpet cleaning shampoos. Some are intended to be used with a carpet cleaning machine or steam cleaner. Other carpet cleaning solutions require nothing more than a vacuum cleaner to get out the mess. And there are special shampoos for organic messes, whether it’s food stains or an accident caused by your cat or dog. We’ll go through some of the products in the Best Reviews Guide top 10 carpet cleaning shampoos. You’re bound to find something that’ll keep your carpet looking and smelling fresh!
A Guide to the Best Roku Devices of 2022
Roku was founded in 2002 by Anthony Wood, as a maker of electronics for playing music and video content over television. They’re best known now for their streaming digital media players. They have a full line of products to allow you to get hundreds of channels of TV content via the Internet, without a cable or satellite subscription! Roku devices are affordable, compact, and, best of all, easy to install and use! But, as we go through the offerings in the Best Reviews Guide list of the top 10 Roku devices, you’ll see that there are quite a few types. There are small dongles, such as the Roku Streaming Stick, that you plug into your TV’s HDMI port. Then there are slightly larger devices, like the Roku Ultra or Roku Express, which use an HDMI cable and external power supply. And there are also Roku Streambars, which combine the functions of a streaming device and soundbar! We’ll go through some of the products in the Best Reviews Guide top 10 Roku devices. You’re sure to get something that gets you lots of great TV content, with striking resolution and quality sound!
A Guide to the Best Pet Stain Removers of 2022
Some pet owners refer to their pets as “furry babies”. They’ll try to train their cat to “attend to the call of nature” in a litter box, or train their dog to do his duty outside the house. It’s not much different from toilet training a toddler! But, until your pet gets to that stage, there are going to be accidents inside your house. And cats can throw up unexpectedly as well. And when pets get older, they can also lose bladder control. If you want your keep your house clean from these unwanted odors, you’ll need a pet stain remover that doesn’t just mask the smell but removes the source of the smell entirely. There are pet stain removers that are safe to use around pets and children, by avoiding common caustic cleaning materials. We’ll see that there are enzymatic cleaners that contain bacteria that break down the organic matter in feces, urine, and vomit. Other alternatives include peroxide bleach cleaners, as well as plant-based cleaners. We’ll take note of the advantages of each type, to help you decide which to purchase. You’ll want to have one on hand at all times, to be ready for anything your pet deals you!
A Guide to the Best Pet Vacuums
Supermarkets have an entire section dedicated to products for cat and dog accessories and food. But, caring for your pet can’t be at the expense of caring for your home. Cleaning up after your pet can be a special challenge, depending on how much hair they shed, or whether or not you’ve succeeded in training them not to make a mess. So, there are vacuums that have been designed for attending to the specific needs of pet owners, with tools to remove pet hair, to pick up wet or dry spills that your pet just created, or that are designed to get to remove the unwanted sources of pet odors from your home. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a pet vacuum. It'll help you: Choose the right type of pet vacuum for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of pet vacuum, Read reviews of different pet vacuum, and what customers are saying, and Select the right brand of a pet vacuum.
A Guide to the Best Collagen Creams of 2022
When Gutle [Rothschild] was ninety-five, she fell ill and a doctor was called to her bedside. She had a poor opinion of his ministration and said so. The doctor expressed his regrets but unfortunately, he said, he was unable to make her younger. Her reply became famous: “I am not asking to be made younger,” she said. “All I want is to be made older.” From Rothschild Women, by Miriam Rothschild   We all want to continue growing older, but, at the same time, we want to maintain a youthful appearance. Our skin suffers from the ravages of time more than any other organ. That’s because the major building block of our skin is the protein collagen. And it’s not only in your skin. It’s also a major component of bone, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, and connective tissue in general. Already when we reach our 20s, our bodies start to lose 1% of their collagen every year. Some have suggested taking collagen supplements orally. That might help your body produce more collagen of its own. A similar approach is used in collagen creams.   One problem with that approach is that the collagen molecule is a relatively large molecule. So, just applying it to your skin won’t actually help your body absorb it. But there are skin creams that contain hydrolyzed collagen, which is collagen broken down into peptides. When applied in cream form, these peptides can be utilized by the body to stimulate collagen production. And there are other useful ingredients in collagen creams to prevent aging, moisturize the skin, and stimulate it back to a more youthful state.   (You can find other great health and beauty products among the MSN buying guides.)   We’ll go through the offerings in the MSN list of the ten best collagen creams. We’ll learn that there are certain ingredients that are for people with dry skin, and others help people with oily skin. You’re sure to be able to find a collagen cream that works for you!
A Guide to the Best Retractable Hoses of 2022
If you have a large yard or garden, you’ll want to make sure that you’re able to water every spot easily. This is especially important during the summer months if you live in a dry area that doesn’t get adequate rainfall. You can cut a garden hose to just the length that you need. To maintain the hose properly, you have to avoid unnecessary exposure to intense sun. It’s best to get a hose reel, to pack away the hose in a neat manner. But a retractable hose that rolls up after use automatically is even better!   A retractable hose either uses a spring or battery-operated mechanism that helps you roll up the hose after use. That way, the hose won’t twist or kink in ways that can puncture it. It’ll stay sheltered from the burning sun in the summer. And, during the winter months, when you won’t be needing the garden hose, it’ll be stored away from the freezing cold that can also damage it.   We’ll go through the MSN list of the best retractable hoses, looking at the various specifications and features. Hopefully, we’ll be able to match you up with exactly the retractable hose that you need!
Your Guide To Buying a Hose Reel
If you have a long, heavy garden hose, it has a tendency to get tangled and totally unmanageable. Once it gets tangled, it doesn't let water through properly, and it can also develop cracks and leak. Also, you don't want the hose being exposed to temperature extremes of hot and cold—unless you want to buy a new garden hose every year. So a hose reel is a convenient way of keeping the hose from tangling, and ensuring that it'll last a few years. Also, a hose reel is a way of storing the hose, ensuring that the hose will not get as dirty as it would if it would be dragging on the ground or floor all the time. But there are a large number of designs of hose reels.  We can categorize them according to their appearance: You can find stationary hose reels, which you can mount to a wall, or keep it on a stand with slip-free legs. There are also portable hose reels, on a cart or even hand-held. There are also hideaway hose reels, where the hose reel stores the hose away in a box. There are also decorative versions, where the reel can be disguised as a planter. There are also various mechanisms for rewinding the hose: you can find spring-loaded hose reels, as well as battery-powered reels, or even hydraulic models that use the water pressure in the hose to pull the hose back. To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide including everything you need to know about hose reels to make a good investment. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hose reel, See useful tips about that type of hose reel,     Read reviews of different brands of hose reels, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of hose reel, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Fungal Creams of 2022
In the spring and summer months, you’ll probably spend more time enjoying the warm weather. But, if you sweat a lot, you may start to develop a fungal infection. There are many types of fungi that proliferate in a warm, moist environment. And if you wear tight clothing or closed shoes, that can make you vulnerable to a fungus infection. It’s no fun dealing with red, itchy patches of skin that can make it difficult to function properly. Fortunately, there are over-the-counter fungal creams that can solve the problem of fungus infections.   We’ll go over the list of the MSN best antifungal creams. As opposed to taking medication by mouth, fungal creams and lotions can usually be used without fear of any side effects. We’ll look at which fungal creams would be most effective for the type of infection that you have. A simple antifungal cream might be all that you need to get relief!
A Guide to the Best Indoor Fly Traps of 2022
As the weather gets warmer, we tend to leave the windows open for some cross-ventilation. But, that can let in some unwanted visitors. Houseflies, fruit flies, gnats, and other flying insects may capitalize on the opportunity to get into your home. And, if left unchecked, they can proliferate at an astronomical rate: it’s estimated that a fruit fly can lay as many as 2,000 eggs, if they manage to find a proper host, like some rotting fruit! Fortunately, there are indoor fly traps that can help you eliminate these pests without having to resort to insecticide sprays that are also harmful to humans and pets.   But, as we look at the MSN list of the best indoor fly traps, there are a number of different designs that they utilize. Some traps are good for all types of flying pests, while some are particular for house flies or fruit flies. There are disposable traps, as well as traps that you can reuse time after time, as long as you replenish the bait inside the trap. After getting familiar with the various models, you can choose the type of trap that’s optimal for your needs.   (You can also check out other products to eliminate pests among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best T Ball Sets of 2022
With so many electronic devices in our homes to entertain us, it’s a challenge to get your kids to go outside and get some exercise and fresh air. Getting them into baseball is a great option. But, it also has its challenges. If you want to engage your children in playing baseball with professional equipment, you’d have to wait until they’re at least 9 years old until they’re able to pick and swing even a 20-ounce bat. And throwing around a real baseball can be dangerous for little kids. On the other hand, T-ball sets include a lighter bat and ball, as well as the batting tee (from whence T-ball gets its name), to make it easier to hit. We’ll go through the construction and features of some of the items in the MSN list of the 10 best T-ball sets. You’ll discover that they can get your kids excited about baseball. And the enthusiasm can be infectious! (You can also check out other sports-related products among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best Handheld Cordless Vacuums of 2022
We’re surrounded with options to keep our homes clean, whether they’re canister or upright vacuums or robot vacuums that do most of the work autonomously. But these options have a weak spot: they’re not so good for a small localized spill. And, as anyone with children knows, if you don’t pick up that spill in time, someone is going to walk in it and spread it everywhere! For these impromptu but urgent cleaning jobs, a handheld cordless vacuum answers the call. We’ll look at the features of the products in the MSN list of the best handheld cordless vacuums. We’ll focus on the features that’ll help you decide on which brand and model to buy. Maybe you need a hand vac for pet hair. There are special attachments for pet hair. Or maybe you’d like a hand vacuum that’s able to pick up wet and dry spills. We’ll go through the options and features, to help you decide. (You can also check out other cleaning appliances among the MSN buying guides.)
A Guide to the Best Eye Drops for Dry Eyes of 2022
Many professions nowadays require looking at a computer screen for long periods of time. But even during our leisure time, studies have found that Americans spend as much as 7 hours either on their phone, their computer, or watching TV. Looking at a screen for so long can lead to dry eyes, among other ailments. This is because you tend to blink less often when looking at a screen, than when engaged in other activities. Blinking your eyes stimulates tear glands to produce tears to lubricate the eyes. Fortunately, there are many over-the-counter eye drops for dry eyes that can provide relief.   But we’ll see that there are many causes of dry eyes, and a variety of over-the-counter products, and even prescription medicine, to treat it. They pretty much fall into two categories: There are two main reasons for dry eyes: Either your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or it’s an evaporative problem (which is more common), where your tears tend to evaporate too quickly. And dry eyes can vary in severity, from mild to very severe. If untreated, it can lead to more serious vision problems.   We’ll examine the different products in the MSN list of the top 10 eye drops for dry eyes. With a little help, you should be able to find a solution to dry eyes that fits your needs.
A Guide to the Best Convection Microwave Ovens of 2022
A microwave oven is a great convenience for defrosting food or heating up leftovers. A microwave works by resonating with the water molecules in food. As the water molecules move faster, the temperature of the food increases. But, it may be a bit limited in its functionality. A convection microwave oven gives you much more cooking versatility, combining two (or more) appliances in one!   A convection microwave has an additional heating element and a fan. The heating element heats up the air in the oven’s cavity, and the fan distributes the air evenly throughout the oven. This solves the problem of a microwave heating food unevenly, causing the outside of the food to get cooked before the center. And the convection function expands the versatility of the oven, allowing you to also roast, crisp, and even bake! Some also have a grill function as well. And some can be programmed and monitored by means of a smartphone app (like so many things these days)! (You can check out other neat kitchen appliances among the MSN buying guides.)   We’ll go through the features of the MSN list of the top 10 convection microwave ovens, taking note of the most important features of the best among them. We’ll also mention some important tips to get the most out of the oven that you select.
A Guide to the Best Nerf Snipers of 2022
Nerf originally became a household name for their polyurethane foam footballs. But their most popular product line is their “blasters”: rifles that can fire foam darts to a distance of 100 feet! The foam darts are soft enough so that you can shoot them indoors without fear of breaking something. But the real fun comes in forming teams and participating in “Nerf wars” outdoors! There’s enough diversity of Nerf weaponry to supply an entire army: assault rifles, sidearms, mortar launchers, grenade launchers, and Nerf sniper rifles. (You can find more great Nerf products among the MSN buyer guides.)   We’ll look at some of the offerings among the MSN list of the Top 10 Nerf Snipers. Some try to duplicate real firearms, and some are made with a certain theme in mind, such as Star Wars or Fortnite. We’ll learn a little about the different mechanisms that they use, and about their limitations. Hopefully, our buying guide will help you decide which Nerf sniper to buy! 
A Guide to the 10 Best Robot Vacuums with Mop of 2022
From the 1960s animated series, The Jetsons   The 1960s futuristic Hanna-Barbera cartoon series, The Jetsons, envisioned a world where robots would do our house chores for us. Today’s robot vacuums, robot mops, and hybrid mop vacuums don’t have the same look as what they dreamed of back then. But you can find robot vacuums with mops that have some amazing capabilities!   Robot mop vacuums have enough sophistication to systematically go through your home, being able to differentiate between carpets, rugs, and hardwood or tile floors. They can be programmed using a smartphone app, so that you concentrate on a single room, or clean the entire house when you’re asleep or at work! Although they all look quite similar from the outside, robot vacuums with a mop feature can still vary considerably in their capabilities, such as suction power, battery life, tank size, and dirt cup capacity. We’ll go through some of the items in the MSN list of the best robot vacuums with mops, to help you know what’s available. (You can also check out other great cleaning products among the MSN buying guides.) You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what they can do, and at amazingly affordable prices!  
A Guide to the Best Dandruff Shampoos for Kids of 2022
There are vintage TV ads for “Head & Shoulders” about how embarrassing dandruff can be, stating: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression!” But toddlers, young children, and even tweens and teens can also suffer from dandruff, and itchy, flaky scalp. And there is also a scalp even in infants, known as “cradle cap”. Fortunately, there are dandruff shampoos that are specially formulated for children, and safe enough even for infants!   Some people suffer from dandruff during the winter, from being exposed to cold, dry weather. In other cases, dandruff can be due to a fungus, or even just stress. We’ll look at some of the offerings in the MSN list of the top 10 dandruff shampoos for kids. Depending on how serious your child’s case is, you’ll see that some products are good enough to get rid of dandruff and keep it from coming back. Other cases might require switching off between several products. With this information, you’ll be able to make an informed decision!
A Guide to the Best Eye Supplements of 2022
Vision loss is practically an inevitable part of getting older. Ailments such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and dryness in the eyes due to not producing enough tears commonly start appearing when we reach middle age. There is a correlation between nutritional deficiencies and these ailments. Over-the-counter eye supplements have been shown to alleviate the symptoms of these debilitating disorders and slow down their progression.   We’ll go through some of the entries in the MSN list of the top 10 eye supplements. We’ll take note of the main ingredients, and why they were chosen as being so important for good eyesight. These supplements, together with a proper diet, may help you avoid cataracts and AMD. And these nutrients can slow the progression of these ailments.
A Guide to the 10 Best Enzymatic Cleaners of 2022
People are becoming all the more conscious about their impact on the environment. That concern is doubled when considering cleaning substances that they use in their own home. Cleaning agents like lye-based oven cleaners, ammonia, and chlorine bleach are not only dangerous on their own. Combining these cleaning agents to try to get a better cleaning solution, or even if they get mixed by accident, can lead to near-fatal results. Enzymatic cleaners are a much safer alternative–especially in homes with children and pets.   Pet owners are perhaps familiar with enzymatic cleaners for getting rid of the accidents that our pets create. We’ll see that they’re excellent for breaking down cat or dog urine, feces, and vomit, and eliminating any odors. But enzymatic cleaners can be used as general cleaners as well, to break down organic matter. We’ll study some of the entries in the MSN list of the best enzymatic cleaners, looking at how exactly they work. It’ll help you decide on a product that will clean your house efficiently, in a safe and healthy manner.  
A Guide to the 10 Best Age Spot Removers of 2022
Age spots on your face, hands, and neck, also known as “liver spots”, have a number of causes. They’re actually not all due to age! These spots are caused by something stimulating the pigment cells in your skin to produce melanin. Ultraviolet light from the sun is one thing that stimulates melanin production. There can also be hormonal causes for skin discoloration, such as during pregnancy, or menopause. And acne scars can also discolor the skin. Fortunately, there are a number of over-the-counter age spot removers, to help you restore an even skin tone.   In the MSN list of the top 10 age spot removers, you’ll see a number of different treatment options. There are whitening creams and serums that are suitable for many different skin types and tones. There are also whitening soaps that can even out skin color. And there are also “plasma pens” that you can buy, that also can remove dark spots. Some treatments are very gentle, while others are more aggressive and may cause some skin irritation. We’ll examine the options so that you can make an informed decision as to which age spot remover is best for you.
A Guide to the Best RC Drones of 2022
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been used for military purposes, almost as soon as aircraft started to be a practical means of transportation. Remote-control drones for hobbyists are for more benign purposes. There are simple RC drones that are perfect for young adults to improve their hand-to-eye coordination. Also, an RC drone can take breathtaking aerial photographs, as well as record entire events in 4K video, such as a wedding or celebration. There are also RC drones that are intended for racing competitions.   There are certain features that all RC drones have in common. But, you’ll notice that the price of quadcopter RC drones can vary greatly, depending on the quality of their camera, their battery life, and their range and speed. We’ll look through some of the features of the MSN list of the best RC drones. Whether you’re just starting out, or have already acquired some dexterity in flying an RC drone, you’re sure to be able to find one that’s suitable for your own needs, or as a gift.
A Guide to the Best Indoor Bug Zappers of 2022
During the spring and summer months, you may suffer from swarms of mosquitoes, gnats, and other flying insects. You might think that a good bug zapper would provide some relief. Actually, studies have shown that placing a bug zapper outside your home doesn’t actually catch a lot of major insect pests. In fact, one study showed that out of 13,789 zapped insects: only 31 were mosquitoes and biting flies–a mere 0.25%! Most of the insects killed were actually beneficial ones. So, instead of installing bug zappers outside, using indoor bug zappers is a much better choice.   Indoor bug zappers come in a variety of designs. But they all utilize the same patent: they have a high-voltage electrical mesh that surrounds an electrical lamp, usually giving off ultraviolet light. Insects are drawn to the blue lamp and are fried when they touch the electrical mesh. You’ll see large box cases that enclose two or three UV lamps. There are also circular lamps, that allow bugs to enter from a full 360 degrees. You’ll also see bug zapper paddles, that allow you to whack exactly the bug that’s bothering you, with a satisfying snap-crackle-&-pop when you’ve scored a hit!   We’ll go through the MSN list of the ten best indoor bug zappers so that you can see the benefits of each type of design. A zapper is also a great alternative to chemical repellents or noxious bug sprays. (You can also look at other MSN buying guides for other environmentally-safe bug removal products.) We’ll also provide you with a few pointers as to where to place them for the best results.  
A Guide to the 10 Best Portable Battery Chargers of 2022
If your car battery has “conked out”, and it’s not strong enough to start your engine, you’ll need some help. You can’t always rely on someone else using jumper cables to jumpstart your car (what if there isn’t anyone around?). And not only that–with today’s cars, which contain lots of delicate electronics, a jumpstart might actually cause damage. A good portable car battery charger, or “jump box”, is a perfect solution.   Not only will a portable car battery charger be able to start your car. It can also charge up the car battery, in the event that running the car doesn’t charge the battery. And portable car battery chargers will also have other accessories, such as a flashlight, USB ports to charge your phone, and even cables to charge up a laptop! Depending on the model, they can be suitable for starting lawnmowers, motorcycles, boats, and more!   We’ll look at the specs of the best items in the MSN list of the Top 10 portable car battery chargers. You’ll see that it’s great to have around to be ready for any emergencies that may arise!
A Guide to the 10 Best Chamomile Teas of 2022
“Chamomile tea” is actually a bit of a misnomer, since, strictly speaking, “tea” refers to a specific plant, Camellia sinensis, which provides black, green, and white teas. Nonetheless, a chamomile “infusion” is a very popular alternative to traditional tea: it doesn’t have caffeine or any other stimulants, so it’s perfect for people who just want a drink to help them relax. And we’ll see chamomile has a number of oils that serve as antioxidants, and people consume it for more relaxed sleep, to get relief from stomach cramps and indigestion, and for other purposes.   But you’ll see many varieties of chamomile teas. You’ll see teabags of chamomile, as well as a loose variety, that you brew to your liking. And there are also companies that blend their chamomile with mint, lavender, ginger, honey, and even probiotics! (You can also select other herbal infusions among the MSN buying guides.) We’ll go over the MSN list, and help you select the best chamomile tea.
Buying the Best Flashlight Stun Gun of 2022
There is a big demand for methods of self-defense that will just deter an attack, without actually causing any physical harm to the assailant. A flashlight stun gun can be a small, pocket-sized device that answers the call. They can deliver a shock that is just enough to convince an attacker to leave you alone, or that will give you enough time to get away. And, in the meantime, you can use it as a handy flashlight!   But there is a wide range of options on the market. You’ll see stun gun flashlights that are cleverly concealed as just a keychain flashlight, or even as a tube of lipstick. Others will be disguised as an umbrella or a cellphone. Some can have extra features, like a strobe light or siren, which can also work to deter an attacker.   We’ll go through some of the offerings in the MSN Top 10 Flashlight Stun Guns, highlighting what they offer, and a few pointers on how to use them effectively. There are also some legal restraints, which are worth being aware of in advance. You’ll see that it’s just a small investment (somewhere from $15-$30), but a flashlight stun gun can give you peace of mind when walking the streets, especially at night.
A Guide to the 10 Best Foot Scrubbers of 2022
Wearing proper shoes is important. There is an old adage that says, “A person should go so far as to sell the roof beams of his house, in order to buy shoes for his feet!” But, if your shoes press on your feet improperly, you might start developing hard, thick skin on your toes or on the soles of your feet. These can be corns (small, round growths) or calluses (irregularly shaped patches of hard skin). Or it could be scaly patches of skin on the heel of your foot. At first, you might not even notice them. But, if they get very thick, they might start to be painful. A good foot scrubber can help you remove these hard, uncomfortable patches of skin.   But there are variations among foot scrubbers. There are foot scrubbers that consist of bristle brushes, that stimulate your feet as well. There are also scrubbers that employ porous pumice stones that provide just the right amount of abrasiveness to remove dead skin. And there are also metal files of varying grades, to either remove calluses or just smooth your skin. Together with moisturizing creams and soaps (and other cosmetics products among the MSN buying guides), you can get your feet to be soft and delicate again!
A Guide to the Best Hermes Perfumes for Women
The Hermès brand is a prime example of a business with humble beginnings, slowly expanding its scope of products, until it becomes an established name. In the 1800s, Hermès originally sold saddles and carriage goods (which explains the horse in the Hermès logo)--then moving on to leather goods in general, fashion items--especially scarves and ties--and luxury items. Almost 100 years after its founding, in 1949, they launched their first perfume. Over the past 70 years, that has expanded to become one of their major product lines--with 12 feminine fragrances, 6 masculine fragrances, unisex fragrances, and special edition “Hermèssence”, that can only be purchased in the Hermès stores. One of the reasons for the popularity of their fragrances is Hermès’ insistence on using all-natural ingredients in their perfumes. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Hermès perfume. It'll help you choose the right type of fragrance according to your tastes, read reviews, and compare prices.
A Guide to the Best Digital Converter Boxes of 2022
The younger generation is so familiar with digital TV, it’s hard for them to conceive of anything else (try to describe to them what it was like to use a rotary phone!). There’s a good reason for that. Television stations in the United States have been required to broadcast only digital transmissions since 2009. (There are still some stations broadcasting analog content–but you have to travel far and wide to find them.) To receive digital transmissions, you’ll need one of three options: A digital television, An analog television with a built-in digital tuner, or Attaching a digital converter box, which converts the digital TV signal into an analog signal, to your analog TV.   Buying a new digital TV can cost a few hundred dollars. But a digital converter box will cost around $30-$40, and you’ll be able to get almost all of the digital TV content available nowadays. We’ll look at the features and characteristics of the MSN list of the top 10 digital converter boxes. They’ll have your analog TV working like new!
A Guide to Buying a Digital Video Recorder
When the video cassette recorder (VCR) came out, you weren't limited to watching only one show at a time: you could watch one show, and record another. Or if you were busy, you could record a show now and watch it later when you have time. But the problem with the VCR was the size of the cassettes. You'd need another cabinet to store away all those video cassettes. A digital video recorder, or DVR, allows you to record television shows directly onto computer media: a compact disc, a DVD, a flash memory, or computer hard disk. And, with time, there have been a lot more advantages that have been devised. They can record a lot more than just television shows. With the right tools, you can also convert old VHS video cassettes to digital recordings. Here is a guide to some of the best DVRs on the market.  
A Guide to the 10 Best Lifelike Dolls of 2022
“Reborn dolls”, or realistic lifelike dolls, can either be produced by a doll artist by hand or manufactured. The best lifelike dolls are created with an eye towards recreating even the most minute details: creases and veins showing through a newborn’s delicate skin, hair that can even be combed and styled, and even birthmarks and other imperfections.   Lifelike dolls can be more than just an item to develop a child’s imagination and sense of nurturing. They can also be used for therapy in families who have recently lost a child, to ease the sense of loss. Even mothers whose children are all married purchase lifelike dolls to recreate the excitement of having a newborn in the house. And reborn babies are used in therapy for elderly Alzheimer’s patients, to reduce stress and help them remember the years that they raised their own children.   We’ll go through some of the items in the MSN list of the top 10 lifelike dolls. We’ll see that even the more modestly-priced dolls can have surprisingly accurate features!
A Guide to the Best Detox Pills of 2022
There are a number of products nowadays that are aimed at removing toxins from your system. These toxins may be from drug or alcohol use, or from improper nutrition and a buildup of wastes in your system. If you want to rid yourself of these toxins, you’ll find detox supplements that come in a number of different forms. For example, you’ll find detox formulas in drink form: teas, juices, and powders that you dissolve in water or add to a smoothie. We’ll focus on some of the offerings in the MSN list of the best detox pills on the market. Having a supplement in pill form makes it easier to consume, in that you can take the pills with you wherever you go, and swallow them down with whatever beverage you prefer. Also, when taking a supplement in pill form, you don’t have to deal with any unpleasant taste.
A Guide to the Best Protein Chips
“I don't know what's in Cadbury chocolate or Hershey bars, and I don't care because I trust them to put good ingredients in their candy. I don't want the details of what's in a candy bar. The ingredients of some things are best left secret.”--Andy Rooney, “A Few Thoughts on Chocolate and Cars”, December 7, 2009 Andy Rooney would be surprised nowadays, seeing how many health food companies are making “healthy” snacks. In addition to granola protein bars, you can find high-protein cookies, cake, popcorn--and even protein chips. But, let’s face it: typical potato chips or corn chips are high in carbohydrates, and frying in oil contributes fat as well. For example, a 32-gram serving of Lays Potato Chips will have 23 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fat, and only 2 grams of protein. On the other hand, protein chips are a totally different take:  Quest Nutrition’s Protein Chips contain 21 grams of protein in a 32 gram bag of chips! If you’re trying to lose weight on a low-carbohydrate, low-fat diet, that’s the snack for you--it’ll have only 2 grams of fat and 2 grams of carbohydrates. Being so different in composition, protein chips will also have a unique taste and texture, something that might surprise you at first. But, the manufacturers have made a wide range of flavors, that can make protein chips a worthwhile experience in their own right. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when buying protein chips. It'll help you: Choose the right type of protein chips for you, Read reviews of different protein chips, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of protein chips, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the 10 Best Pancake Syrups of 2022
Pancakes for breakfast are a great way to start the day. But when serving pancakes or waffles, it’s almost a given that you’ll serve them with pancake syrup. Pancake syrup is usually (but not exclusively) maple-flavored. But, as we’ll see, producing authentic, organic maple syrup is labor-intensive and can be quite expensive. The best pancake syrups try to mimic the consistency, smell, and taste of maple syrup. We’ll study some of the best pancake syrups available, noticing how well they achieve their aim of replacing maple syrup. We’ll also see some fun and interesting alternatives, which are made to appeal to children. And there are pancake syrups that are for people who don’t want extra calories or sugar, as well as syrups that try to think “outside the box” in appealing to different tastes.
A Guide to the 10 Best Overpronation Insoles of 2022
Overpronation is where your foot rolls too much inward when you walk or run, putting strain on the inside of the sole, which can extend to the ankle, knee, or hips. This strain could lead to pain and discomfort over time. Fortunately, there are overpronation insoles that are meant to correct for flat-footedness. They’ll support your foot and train it to tread more evenly, distributing the stress over the entire foot, instead of concentrating it on one particular spot. We’ll study some of the characteristics of the MSN list of the 10 best overpronation insoles. If you’re a runner, overpronation insoles will ensure that you run more efficiently, without wasting valuable energy. If you stand on your feet for extended periods of time and suffer from foot strain, the proper insoles may be able to provide you with relief for tired, sore feet!
Your Guide to the 10 Best Contour Pillows of 2022
Memory foam was a cushioning material originally designed by NASA, as a cushioning material to protect against impact. It was later used in medical settings, for reducing the risk of bedsores in people who are forced to lie in a certain position for a long time. The foam will relieve the pressure on parts of the body where bone presses on the skin, or where it can cut off proper circulation. Contour pillows are generally made from memory foam, to relieve pressure and provide you with a night of more restful sleep–although we’ll see variations in materials.   But there is a wide variety of contour pillows. Some are suitable whether you sleep on your back, stomach, or side. And there are pillows for improving your posture while sitting. Others are intended to support your neck if you try to sleep when traveling. There are cervical pillows for supporting the head, upper neck, and shoulders. And there are pillows that you place between your knees, to help you align your hips. We’ll look at the MSN list of the top 10 contour pillows. You’re sure to find something that’s a perfect fit!
A Guide to the 10 Best Blood Pressure Supplements of 2022
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 47%--almost half!--of adults in the United States suffer from high blood pressure, and only 24% of these people have their blood pressure problem under control. That means that they’re actively working to lower their blood pressure: exercise, diet, and even medication if necessary. Also, there are over-the-counter blood pressure supplements that are available.   In order to be non-prescription, these OTC products typically contain necessary vitamins and minerals that have a role in reducing blood pressure. Others will use extracts from natural ingredients that have been shown in studies, or at least believed, to reduce high blood pressure. Some of the ingredients are things found in every kitchen, such as garlic powder or green tea. Other ingredients are a bit more exotic, such as Buchu Lear or Hawthorn Extract. Even if they just manage to reduce blood pressure 8-10 mmHg, that can be a big plus!   We’ll go through the list of the MSN’s Top 10 Blood Pressure Supplements, taking note of some of the ingredients and properties of the most popular products.  
A Guide to the Best Clear Ice Makers of 2022
Introduction A demonstration of the results of the Luma Clear Ice Maker   When you purchase a refrigerator, it’ll come with either ice trays, or perhaps an ice-making dispenser in the door. But typical ice trays that you put in your freezer will probably produce cloudy ice. The cloudiness can be because of impurities in the water. But even if you use filtered purified water, it can be cloudy due to air bubbles trapped in the water. On the other hand, a clear ice maker is designed to produce perfectly clear, aesthetically pleasing ice every time. Also, it’s estimated that it remains frozen 4-5 times longer than conventional ice! That means that it keeps your drink cold for longer.   But there is a wide variety of clear ice makers. You can select one according to the amount of ice you’ll need over the course of a given day, either in your home or in an establishment that serves drinks that require ice. We’ll go through some of the entries in the MSN list of the 10 Best Clear Ice Makers so that you can see what’s available, and make the best choice for your needs.
A Guide to the Best Clear Ice Makers of 2022
Introduction A demonstration of the results of the Luma Clear Ice Maker When you purchase a refrigerator, it’ll come with either ice trays, or perhaps an ice-making dispenser in the door. But typical ice trays that you put in your freezer will probably produce cloudy ice. The cloudiness can be because of impurities in the water. But even if you use filtered purified water, it can be cloudy due to air bubbles trapped in the water. On the other hand, a clear ice maker is designed to produce perfectly clear, aesthetically pleasing ice every time. Also, it’s estimated that it remains frozen 4-5 times longer than conventional ice! That means that it keeps your drink cold for longer.   But there is a wide variety of clear ice makers. You can select one according to the amount of ice you’ll need over the course of a given day, either in your home or in an establishment that serves drinks that require ice. We’ll go through some of the entries in the MSN list of the 10 Best Clear Ice Makers so that you can see what’s available, and make the best choice for your needs.
A Guide to the 10 Best Ice Picks of 2022
With ice cube trays, and even refrigerators that make ice cubes, you’d think that an ice pick isn’t a very useful implement. However, there are ice picks for use in the home. Also, there are hard drinks that require ice chips instead of ice cubes. An ice pick is a handy device to break up a large piece of ice into smaller chips. You can even try your hand at sculpting ice into different shapes!   But that’s not all. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast who likes ice fishing, you need some way of cutting a hole in the ice. There are special ice picks for that. And it’s also a good idea to have retractable ice picks on hand in the event that you tread on thin ice and fall through. A pair of ice picks can help you extricate yourself from the freezing water by providing you with a means to pull yourself out. And there are special ice picks which allow you to climb up walls of ice if you go hiking or mountain climbing. (You can also check out other MSN buyer guide product pages, for other winter weather implements.)   We’ll go through some of the entries in the MSN list of the 10 best icepicks, taking note of what features are there in each type of ice pick. That’ll help you decide on one that is suitable for the job you intend.  
A Guide to the Best MCT Oils of 2021
Medium chain triglycerides (= MCTs) are a form of dietary fat, which has been shown to have definite health benefits. Usually, most people try to avoid fat in their diet as much as possible. Even though it might seem counter-intuitive, a diet rich in MCT oils may actually bring about fat loss! The ketogenic diet, rich in MCT oils and low in carbohydrates, was first devised for treating epilepsy as long ago as the 1920s. Such a diet makes the liver produce chemical compounds called “ketone bodies”, which is converted into energy by the body--providing 25% more energy than the equivalent amount of carbohydrates. The theory behind the diet goes as follows: When the body doesn’t have carbohydrates--starches and sugars--available for its energy needs, it turns to burn fats. And a low starch, high MCT oil diet can also help people maintain their weight, even if they don’t manage to get a lot of exercise. MCT oils are typically derived from two plant sources: coconut oil, and palm kernel oil. You can find them sold as dietary supplements in capsule form, much as you see Omega-3 or fish oil supplements. There are also bottles of MCT oil, that you can use for cooking or salads. And there are also products, such as coffee creamer, that employ MCT oils as the main ingredient. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an MCT oil.  It'll help you: Choose the right type of MCT oil, See useful tips about the particular types of MCT oil, Read reviews of some of the best MCT oils, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of MCT oil and Compare prices and find the best deals.
The 10 Best-Tasting Weight Loss Shakes of 2021
If you’re struggling to lose weight, you’re probably tired of people lecturing you to “eat right and exercise more”. Adhering to a diet is not easy: you may be plagued with always feeling hungry or tired, and suffer cravings in between meals. Fortunately, there are good-tasting weight loss shakes that can supply you with the protein of an entire meal, as well as fiber and carbohydrates to give you a full feeling for longer. And weight loss shakes don’t have to be for people trying to lose weight. Let’s say you’re in a rush and don’t have time to prepare yourself a meal. You can just put a few tablespoons of weight loss shake mix in water, milk, or yogurt, and you’ll have the nutrients of an entire meal! We’ll study the offerings in the MSN list of the best-tasting weight loss shakes. You’ll see that there’s still a lot of variation among them, in terms of nutrients, fiber content, and of course, taste. The best-tasting weight loss shakes nowadays have gone way beyond bland, chalky-tasting vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. You’ll see flavors like coffee crumb cake, strawberry shortcake, or chocolate peanut butter pie! It’s like having dessert for lunch!
Planners to Help You Keep New Year's Resolutions
Most of us rely on electronic reminders about appointments and events. We have an appointment calendar on our cellphones, and we can get desktop notifications while we’re on the computer. And maybe you work for a company that uses Trello or Jira to coordinate all of the employees. But, there’s still an advantage to having a daily planner in booklet form. You can have a large daily planner constantly open on your desk so that you can see the appointments and events of the day or week. You can glance at events months in advance, and you can see immediately what’s planned for the entire month at a time. And even when the year is over, you can use a hard copy of a daily planner to review and recap the year’s events. On the lighter side of things, you can use a planner to see if you are keeping up with any of your New Year’s resolutions! We’ll examine some of the most popular types of planners available–ranging from pocket-sized versions to ones that are geared for a university student or business executive.
The 10 Best Battery Powered Water Pumps of 2021
When bad weather hits, you might find yourself with a flooded basement, and you have to get the water out fast before it does serious damage. And you’ll be in even bigger trouble if the storm has knocked out your power. Fortunately, there are battery-powered water pumps, that are capable of removing copious amounts of water, very quickly. Many can pump out at a rate of 330 gallons per minute, and leave as little as ⅛” of water on the surface! But a battery-powered water pump isn’t only for disasters. Maybe you want to empty out your pool, or a waterbed. You can also use it to utilize water that you’ve collected in a rain barrel, to water your lawn or garden. Or maybe you need to get water out of a bathtub or sink that’s become clogged. A battery-powered water pump gives you the mobility and the convenience of getting the water out, without needing to be near an electrical outlet. We’ll look at some of the features of the entries in the MSN list of the top ten battery-powered water pumps, to help you decide which is best, whether you’re in an emergency situation, or just want to pump out water fast.
A Guide to the 10 Best Carb Blockers of 2021
Introduction Obesity plagues much of Western society. And there is a slew of other ailments that come with it: type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. It’s argued that simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, and processed foods such as cakes, pastries, bread, and the like, are seen as the main culprits in people gaining unwanted weight. Some try diets, such as the keto or Atkins diet, which limits the number of carbs that you consume. But there are also “carb blockers” that you can buy over-the-counter, that try to inhibit the body’s absorption of carbohydrates.   The mechanism is quite simple: The body produces an enzyme called amylase, which breaks down starches into glucose. The glucose is absorbed by your body's cells, and used for energy. If you don't burn up the glucose, it'll get stored as fat. The best carb blockers inhibit the amylase from performing its job in breaking down carbohydrates. In theory, the carbohydrates will go straight through the small intestine without being broken down and assimilated by the body. If the carbohydrates aren’t absorbed by the body, they won’t be stored as fat. Your body will have to get its energy by burning up body fat!   But it’s not as simple as it sounds. OTC carb blockers can differ greatly in their effectiveness. At best, studies show that they’ll block around 50% of the carbs that you eat. And some only manage to block 17%! We’ll examine the ingredients in the MSN list of the 10 best carb blockers on the market, to help you decide which is best.
A Guide to the 10 Best Slot Car Race Sets of 2021
Introduction Amazingly, slot car race sets have entertained children and adults since 1912! At the time, they were marketed by Lionel Corporation, the iconic maker of toy train sets. Although train sets have become more an item for collectors of vintage toys, slot car race sets still are popular. And they have even undergone a hi-tech upgrade!   The idea behind slot cars is simple: the cars have a blade, called the “guide flag”, in the bottom that fits into a slot on the track. The track is powered by wall current or batteries. A handheld controller for the slot regulates the current going through that particular slot. By pressing the trigger on the controller, current flows into your car’s motor, making it go.   But the fun of slot car race sets comes when you race the cars! A slot car race set has a variety of pieces of track, which you piece together yourself. You can make the track more challenging by introducing dangerous turns and loops. Once you master the obstacles, you can race against friends or other family members. And nowadays, you can even race against a “ghost” car that’s run by a phone app!   We’ll take a look at some of the features of the MSN list of the top ten slot car race sets. Depending on the size, cost, and level of difficulty, you’re sure to be able to find something that’ll entertain you for years to come!
A Guide to the 10 Best Compact Treadmills of 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t only demonstrate that many of us can work from home. It also forced many of us to exercise and keep in shape from home as well! Many opted to exercise from home, to replace their gym membership. For people forced to exercise at home, there are options like stationary bikes or aerobic steppers, and other favorites that you can find among the MSN buying guides.   But, if you like aerobic exercise, you’ll discover that there are many brands of folding and compact treadmills that let you walk, jog, or run at a pace that will burn calories, improve your heart rate, and improve your muscle tone. And you don’t have to be under lockdown to reap the benefits of a compact treadmill!   We’ll see that the best compact treadmills will give you a wide range of options, so that exercise never gets boring. They’ll allow you to perform a variety of training programs. And you’ll see that they can be run at a range of speeds. Some can be placed at an incline, to make the jog more challenging. Or you may want to just briskly walk in place. It’s a great option to exercise while at work! And when they’re not in use, some are so small and compact, you can slide them under a bed or couch, or stash them away in a corner! You’re sure to find an affordable model among the MSN Top 10 Compact Treadmills.
The Top 10 NVR Systems of 2021
A Network Video Recorder, or NVR, is essentially a computer with an operating system dedicated to operating security cameras. It differs from a DVR (=Digital Video Recorder) security system in that a DVR takes in analog movie content and converts it to digital format, and an NVR records in digital format. Practically speaking, an NVR uses Ethernet cables or WiFi to communicate with the security cameras, while a DVR will use a coaxial cable.   An NVR system will help you synchronize and store footage from many security cameras that you have installed around your home or business. And if you have security cameras operating 24/7, an NVR will allow you to compress huge amounts of video footage in a format that won’t take up so much storage space on a hard disk.   But there are still differences between the different NVR systems and the special software that comes along with them. You may want to film only when something interesting happens on your premises. There are NVR systems that turn on only when there’s “action”. And there is special software that will identify whether people or animals have entered the field of view, and it’s not just leaves or branches being blown around in the wind. We’ll do a brief overview of the major features in the MSN list of the 10 Best NVR Systems so that you can choose what best fits your security needs.
A Guide to Purchasing a Wireless Security Camera
A wireless security camera can film an area and send the video signal to let you view it on an iPhone, iPad, or Android. It also can store the images on a pre-installed hard disk on a unit that allows playback of the video images. Some security cameras are provided with infra-red LEDs for night vision, for filming when the outdoor lighting gets too low. There are wireless security cameras where the cameras are battery-powered, whereas there are other devices where the cameras get their power from wall current. Most security cameras have to be weatherproof as well, to withstand the elements.
A Guide to the 10 Best Geiger Counters of 2021
Introduction A Geiger Counter is a surprisingly handy device. You can use it in a high-school or college physics lab, to demonstrate radioactive decay to your students. Or maybe you need one in industry, such as in analyzing samples of scrap metal, or in checking granite table tops. It can also be employed in agriculture, for analyzing soil samples or different produce for trace radioactivity.   Geiger counters can also serve as radiation counters, allowing you to identify the type and energy. If you’re a homeowner, this may prove useful in detecting dangerous radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that can accumulate in your home, leading to an increased risk of lung cancer. And perhaps you’d want to add a Geiger counter to a survival kit, which allows you to prepare for emergency situations. (You can find other such survival kit paraphernalia in the MSN buying guides.)   But Geiger counters vary greatly in price. There are surprisingly good models for around $100, and very professional devices for over $600! We’ll examine the outstanding features of some of the items in the MSN list of the Top 10 Geiger Counters. Knowing what specs are important will help you make an informed decision.  
A Guide to the 10 Best Cat Urine Removers of 2021
If your cat has occasional accidents where s/he misses the litter box, there are amazing cat urine removers that can remove any residue from hardwood floors, carpets, and even upholstery! They can clean up feces, vomit, hairballs, and more! Introduction “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” -Winston Churchill Notwithstanding Churchill’s observation, if you’re a cat owner, you probably have encountered times when your cat actually does look up to you for help. If your trained cat suddenly starts to urinate outside of his litterbox, it may be a sign that your cat is stressed, or has a urinary tract infection. And if you have a kitten, there will be a few accidents before he gets used to using a litter box. Fortunately, there are cat urine removers, that are able to remove urine stains from your carpets and upholstery. But they’re not just for cat urine. Cats can have other accidents, such as defecating and vomiting either food or hairballs. Once you clean up the solid waste, the same cat urine removers will be able to get deep down into your carpet. We’ll see how they go about eliminating the sources of any residual odors as well. No matter what the problem, they can leave your house smelling fresh and clean!
A Guide to Selecting an Electric Balloon Pump
If you need a large number of balloons in a short amount of time, an electric balloon pump is the answer. You can prepare a garland or arch containing dozens of balloons, with a fraction of the effort that it would take to inflate them by mouth! Introduction A beautifully arranged birthday party or wedding takes a lot of planning and forethought. If you’re renting a hall, you realize that time is literally worth money. If your party design involves a large number of balloons, an electric balloon pump can inflate around 20-30 balloons per minute! That means 100-150 balloons in as little as five minutes!   But that’s not all. Some balloon pumps come with special tools for tying balloons quickly, as well as clips, ribbons, snaps, and brackets so that you can arrange balloons effortlessly in an assortment of ways. The balloon pump can quickly provide you with inflated balloons--all you have to do is arrange them in an exquisite garland, as a balloon “flower”, or in a balloon arch.
A Guide to the 10 Best Deep Wrinkle Fillers of 2021
You can’t make yourself any younger, but, with the right deep wrinkle filler, you can reverse years of skin damage from aging and sun exposure. Some treatments can help you see an improvement in just two weeks! Introduction We marvel at how our favorite movie, TV, and pop music celebrities continue to look youthful in their 50s and 60s. Some are lucky just to have good genes. Sometimes, they admittedly resorted to “going under the knife”, and doing plastic surgery. Others resort to injections, such as Botox, that relax the muscles in the face. These have serious risks, such as a botched surgery, or “frozen face”, where the facial muscles don’t seem to move the way they used to. If you don’t want to undergo such drastic (and expensive) treatments, there are lots of topical creams that moisturize and smooth out the skin. These deep wrinkle fillers can help reverse damage to your skin due to sun exposure and aging. There are fillers that give quick, temporary results, as well as others that require days or weeks of treatment, but transform your skin in a way that isn’t just “skin deep”. We’ll look at some of the methods employed by the MSN top 10 deep wrinkle fillers, as well as others on the Internet. They’re a fraction of the cost of surgery or injections, and far safer.
A Guide to the 10 Best Vitamin C Supplements of 2021
With the prevalence of colds and flu during the winter, it’s best to include a Vitamin C supplement in your diet. You’re sure to find a vitamin that suits you best! Introduction Nobel prize winner nonagenarian Linus Pauling was an advocate for taking megadoses of Vitamin C. He personally used to take 3 grams of Vitamin C daily, to prevent catching a cold, and touted that large doses can help fight cardiovascular disease and even cancer! His views were controversial during his lifetime. Studies do show that Vitamin C can have a role in preventing cancer and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells--but perhaps not a “cure” as much as Dr. Pauling thought.   Nonetheless, it’s unanimous that Vitamin C is an essential vitamin. The human body must receive it from an outside source for proper functioning. Vitamin C has many functions: It’s involved in everyday metabolic function, as well as in the formation of connective tissue. It’s important for proper utilization of other nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. It’s fundamental in the immune system, and in producing white blood cells. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant involved in fighting damage and aging of cells due to free radicals. From the MSN list of the top 10 Vitamin C supplements, you’ll see that there is a wealth of Vitamin C supplements on the market. They come in a variety of forms, from traditional pills and capsules, chewable vitamins, and even tasty powdered drinks. We’ll look at the advantages of each, to help you decide which is best.
A Guide to the 10 Best OTC Diuretics of 2021
Diuretics are usually prescribed by a doctor for treating high blood pressure. But there are a number of OTC diuretics that can provide relief for the occasional bloating before and during menstruation. Let’s look at some of the uses, as well as the risks, of OTC diuretics. Introduction Diuretics, colloquially known as “water pills”, are designed to relieve the body of excess water and salt. They’re generally prescribed by a doctor as a treatment for high blood pressure, swelling in the extremities, or kidney problems. There may be other underlying conditions that require a doctor’s recommendation before taking a diuretic, both regarding whether a diuretic is necessary, and more importantly, whether it’s safe.   But there are also other instances where even an over-the-counter diuretic can provide relief. For example, women may suffer bloating and swelling of their arms and legs before and during menstruation. In some cases, women can gain as much as 10 pounds of weight due to water retention, before and during their period! For women who are otherwise in good health, a diuretic can provide welcome relief.   We’ll examine some of the different types of OTC diuretics that are available on the market so that you can make an informed choice from the MSN list of the 10 best diuretics.
The 10 Best Jump Starters With Compressors of 2021
A jump starter with an air compressor is two devices in one, designed to get you out of a jam whether your car battery has died, or one of your tires needs to be inflated. But, as we’ll see, there are many more uses for a jump starter and air compressor, that you can even it in your home! Introduction When you’re driving long distances, you should be prepared for every situation. If your car battery dies, having a pair of jumper cables in the trunk is a good idea. And you’ll probably pack along a jack and a spare tire as well. But what if there are no other cars in the area, and you’re miles away from a gas station?   A jump starter is essentially a large rechargeable battery that stores enough charge to be able to both charge up your car battery and get your car started. One problem has been making a jump starter small enough that you can carry it around. As technology has improved, it has become possible to make the battery smaller, so that a jump starter can serve more functions. You’ll see jump starters that now can serve as air compressors as well. They can inflate a tire in less than 10 minutes!   We’ll look at other useful features that these combination jump starters/air compressors have, that can come in handy in emergency situations, or even for day-to-day use: being able to charge up a cellphone, tablet, or laptop, or being able to power other home appliances. You’ll see that a combo jump starter/air compressor is a good investment!
The Best Roaster Ovens for Preparing Holiday Meals
During the holiday season, if you’re preparing the traditional turkey or a roast for your guests, you can use all the help you can get. Even if you already have a built-in oven in your kitchen, there’s a definite advantage to using an electric roaster oven. You can use it as a backup when preparing a holiday meal, and you have to prepare a lot of food in a short amount of time. Also, roaster ovens are portable. You can take it with you when traveling and cook on the go. Alternatively, you can cook at home and take the roaster oven to serve the food somewhere else. And the versatility is amazing. They’re not just for roasting a turkey or ham. They’re capable of baking cake, bread, or pie. And they can be used for slow cooking or preparing soups, vegetables, or fish! And best of all: the parts are readily disassembled for easy cleaning. A marked convenience over having to reach into your built-in oven to scrub it clean after roasting! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you look through the options when selecting a roaster oven. We’ll help you: Choose the right type of roaster oven for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of roaster oven, Read reviews of different roaster ovens, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of roaster oven, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
The 10 Best Handheld Vacuums of 2021
If you have a minor accident and spill something, instead of having to take out a big upright vacuum, whip out a compact handheld vacuum! They’re a welcome complement to your regular cleaning routine! Introduction Modern homeowners want to keep their homes spotless. But they also don’t have a lot of time for the chore of cleaning. A vacuum cleaner gets sucks up dirt quickly and with very little effort. But it may be too cumbersome to move around the house with a canister vacuum or upright vacuum. And if you (or your child) spills something, you’ll want to pick it up as soon as possible, before it gets spread all over the house. That’s where a handheld vacuum comes in handy.   You wouldn’t want to use a handheld vacuum for cleaning your entire house. It would take too long, and ithey typically won't be adequate for deep cleaning. But it’s a good backup to a larger vacuum cleaner. Today’s handheld vacuums have stronger suction than in the past. And the cordless models have a longer battery life as well. They can also be used on your sofa, or to get to other hard-to-reach places. Many have special attachments for picking up pet hair, getting into crevices, or even extension wands. While you can peruse the MSN buyer’s guides to select larger, more powerful vacuums, let’s examine some of the features of today’s hand vacs.
A Guide to the 10 Best Body Cameras of 2021
Even though law enforcement people have been using body cameras for quite some time, it's already sold widely for the general public. Whether you want to film yourself while outdoors or when sightseeing, or if you want to have footage of what’s going on around you, a good body camera can be of assistance. Introduction If you ever get into a car accident, a dashboard camera can provide evidence as to who was at fault. That footage can help a lot in a court of law. But what about a situation where something happens to you when in the street or outdoors? Body cameras have been used by police and other law enforcement people--even by bouncers in bars! But now, they’re affordable enough and easy enough to use, that even ordinary people can find them useful. They can record an unforeseen accident or instances of harassment or other types of abuse. And body cams are purposely made to be small and unobtrusive. You can attach it to your lapel, your hat, or any other article of clothing. And on the positive side of things, you can also use one like a GoPro camera while skiing, biking, or jogging. (You can find other such cameras among the MSN product guides.)
A Guide to the 10 Best Portable Home Gyms
Portable home gyms allow you to exercise at home, at the office, or even when on the road! We reviewed the top 10 best portable home gyms on the market. Introduction If you’re considering buying exercise equipment for your home, you don’t have to buy something that takes up a lot of space, like a stationary bike, a treadmill, or a rowing machine. There are some amazing portable home gyms, that allow you to develop either a particular muscle group or for full-body workouts. Depending on the product, you’ll find exercises for cardio, weight training, endurance, and more. They can be an inexpensive alternative for a gym subscription as well. And best of all: they’re usually small and light enough that you can take them along with you, whether when on a trip, or to your office, or even outdoors!
Your Guide to Buying a Mini-Split Air Conditioner
A mini-split air conditioner is a device that can cool several rooms in your house. It is a cheaper alternative to central air conditioning, where you have to install a system of ducts connecting all the rooms together. (Another problem with ducts is that there tends to be air leakage, which affects the unit’s efficiency. With a ductless model, you avoid all of that.) What can you expect with the installation? There is usually a single outdoor condenser unit, which expels the hot air from your home, and several evaporator indoor units, where you install one unit in each room. You can then cool individual rooms to your preferred temperature--there is typically a remote control for each indoor unit, to control temperature and fan strength. Many mini-split air conditioners serve as heat pumps as well (at least as long as the outdoor temperature doesn’t go below 25 degrees Fahrenheit), so you have a solution for both winter and summer in one device. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mini-split air conditioner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mini-split air conditioner, See useful tips about that particular type of mini-split air conditioner, Read reviews of different mini-split air conditioners, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of mini-split air conditioner, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Selecting the Best Bluetooth Sunglasses of 2021
Introduction The best Bluetooth sunglasses look like a regular pair of sunglasses. But like something out of a James Bond movie, they allow you to stream music or other audio content. And some accomplish this without having to plug up your ears with earbuds or headphones! Here’s an overview of some of the best Bluetooth sunglasses on the market.   Most of us would undoubtedly associate sunglasses as something you’d use for seeing. But, with today’s technology shrinking, you can also use them for hearing. There are Bluetooth sunglasses by some of the biggest audio products manufacturers, which offer exceptional sound quality. Some allow accessing your phone and answering phone calls, while your hands are free to do other things. They can also be equipped with polarizing lenses, blue-light filtering lenses, or even your prescription lenses. And they don’t compromise on being stylish either!
The 10 Best Fat Burners of 2021
Introduction Fans of Sylvester Stallone will undoubtedly see a difference in his physique over the course of the “Rocky” franchise. When filming “Rambo” and “Rocky III”, Stallone strictly adhered to a very high protein diet and insane workout routines to increase muscle definition, going from boxer to bodybuilder. At one point, he got his body fat level down to only 2.9%! (An exceptional “beach body” typically has around 10% of fat)!   Even if you don’t want to achieve such an extreme reduction in body fat, there are lots of “fat burners” on the market. “Fat burners” are supplements that are formulated to help you reduce body fat, while not losing muscle. When used together with a proper diet and an exercise routine, they can give you the extra push to get rid of unwanted fat. If you hit on the right one for you, you could end up both feeling and looking healthier.
A Guide to the Best NOAA Weather Radios
Introduction If you are boating or traveling, you can definitely be in a situation in which your location has no electricity, no cellphone reception, and no Internet access. If on top of that, inclement weather is coming, you may be in trouble! For situations such as these, there are NOAA weather radios. The NOAA, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, provides marine and weather alerts on seven different radio frequencies. They’re able to pick up the NOAA weather stations, as well as regular AM and FM. And the best NOAA weather radios have multiple means of charging up. That way, you’re never stuck without access to weather information. And many NOAA radios have various means of sending out distress signals, so you can get help.
A Guide to Selecting Halloween Decorations
Halloween originated as a religious holiday to honor the souls of saints who have passed away. But, over the centuries, most of the religious aspect has taken a back seat to people dressing up in ghoulish costumes and celebrating at parties with a spooky, macabre atmosphere. If you’re planning on making a Halloween party at home or work, or if you just want to decorate your house for the kids coming trick-or-treating, you’ll find that there are lots of great Halloween decor ideas. They range from the off-the-wall gory to some very innovative attempts to help you convert your home to a haunted mansion, like “The Munsters” or “The Adams Family”. Or maybe you can use them as ideas in decorating a storefront display. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you look through the options when selecting Halloween decorations. We’ll help you: Choose the right type of Halloween decorations for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of Halloween decorations, Read reviews of different Halloween decorations, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Halloween decorations, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Metabolism Booster Supplements of 2021
Introduction If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably found that it’s difficult shedding pounds and keeping them off. Diet and regular workouts are a big part of maintaining a healthy weight. But if you see that your system needs a little more help, there are a number of over-the-counter products that can give your body an extra “push” to burn off calories. We’ll look at some of the best metabolism booster supplements, analyze a bit on the theory behind them, and see which ones work the best.
A Guide to the Best DHEA Supplements of 2021
We all would like to delay Father Time and maintain our youthfulness as much as possible. But, as we get older, our body produces certain hormones in smaller amounts. Without some sort of supplement, we’ll start to feel the effects. DHEA (known by the chemical name Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. The body forms it from cholesterol and uses it as a “precursor”, to produce the hormones testosterone and estrogen. We produce a peak amount of DHEA in our early 20s--but it decreases rapidly from then on, at a rate of 2% per year. We’ll look at some of the advantages of DHEA supplements, a sampling of some of the best DHEA supplements on the market, how they differ from one another, and how to select the best one for your needs.  
A Guide to the Best Walkie Talkies of 2021
Maybe you played with walkie-talkies when you were a kid. And there are plenty of walkie-talkies on the market that are especially suited for children. But there are also more serious models which are capable of having a range of 50 miles! You might think that they’re no longer relevant nowadays since almost everyone has a cellular phone. But, if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, and like going hiking, boating, or mountain biking, you may find yourself in an area with no cellphone reception. That’s where walkie-talkies (or “two-way radios”, if you want to sound more sophisticated) can come in handy. We’ll look at some of the specifications that you should know about when buying one, as well as some of the best models on the market from MSN lists of best products.
Your Guide To Buying a Shower System
Taking a shower is usually just a way of washing off the perspiration that has accumulated over the day. But a shower system transforms a shower into a massage--a luxury that you’d have to go to a spa for such an experience! Some units let you control water temperature as well, and others even have features, such as LED lights, to make it aesthetically pleasing. They consist of three parts: Spray outlets: These consist of a showerhead, a hand-held shower, and body sprays--valves that simultaneously spray water towards your body. Mixing valves: These mix the hot and cold water from the pipes, sending the water to the outlets. There will also be controls for water temperature and the intensity of the water flow. Control valves: These direct the water to the different spray outlets. You’ll also notice that they come in nickel or chrome finishes, which are quite aesthetic as well as being functional. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a shower system. It'll help you: Choose the right type of shower system, See useful tips about that particular type of shower system, Read reviews of different shower systems, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of shower system, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Charcoal Air Purifiers of 2021
There are many products on the market to “freshen” the air in your home, which only really try to mask foul odors with fragrances. But there are also products that can actually remove and neutralize the sources of foul smells. There are air purifiers that employ activated charcoal, which is capable of “adsorbing” molecules of noxious gases and chemicals. We’ll discuss some of the charcoal air purifiers available, how they work, and which might be the best choice for you.
Rain Barrels
How should you choose a rain barrel? Do you wish you could be more eco-friendly? Make a small change in the environment by buying a rain barrel for your garden. It will conserve rainwater, prevent run-off pollution, and reduce your water bill all at the same time. Since it might be difficult to decide on the best rain barrel that will suit you, we have condensed a wealth of knowledge in the form of a buyer's guide, after going through thousands of rain barrel reviews.
A Guide to the Best Prostate Supplements
Introduction The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. It’s located around the urethra (the tube that leads out of the bladder). The prostate produces seminal fluid, and when functioning properly, allows the body to switch between urinating and sexual function. It tends to grow in size later in life and may press on the urethra, making urination difficult. If the problem is severe, it may require prescription medicine or even an operation. However, there are also over-the-counter prostate supplements that can relieve some of the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. We’ll look at the characteristics of some of the best prostate supplements, what they contain, and how to identify them.
A Guide to the Best RC Cars of 2021
Introduction It’s a popular adage that “the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys”. Children find remote-control vehicles fascinating. But, as they get older, they’ll want to be able to not just run a remote control car, but even race them. The next step is to see how to improvise and try to improve on them even more. There are RC cars out on the market that you can run on pavement, or even on rugged, rocky turf. You’ll be amazed at the range of sizes available, as well as the speeds that they’re able to achieve!
Your Guide to the Best Krill Oils in 2021
Introduction Krill are very small, shrimp-like crustaceans, which usually grow to about 1-2 centimeters long. But, despite their small size, they’re the main diet of some of the largest creatures on the planet! They’re the principal source of nutrition for the baleen and blue whales, mantas, walruses, and more. Krill oil, which is derived from krill, has a surprising number of health benefits to humans as well. And there are krill oils on the market that allow you to reap the nutritional benefits of this tiny creature! Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of krill oil, and how to choose the right one for you from the MSN list of the top 10 Krill Oil Supplements.
A Guide to the Best Soap Scum Removers of 2021
Introduction It’s estimated that 85% of Americans have “hard water” in their homes. Hard water has a high level of calcium and magnesium salts. You’ll see these salts accumulate in your tea kettle, washing machine, and other appliances. But hard water has another undesirable trait: these mineral salts react with soap, creating “soap scum” that adheres to your sink, bathtub, shower, and more. Fortunately, there are soap scum removers that you can purchase, that can remove soap scum with ease. Let’s look at what options exist to keep your bathroom and kitchen spotlessly clean! What Causes Soap Scum? Soap scum is a white-gray film that gets left behind when the fats in soap combine with the minerals in your water. You’re especially prone to see this film if you use solid bars of soap, instead of liquid soap or detergent. The fats in the soap combine with your body oils, bits of dead skin, and bacteria. The first time this film forms, it’s relatively easy to wipe it off.   The problems originate if you don’t wipe off the film when it starts. If you neglect cleaning off this film, it slowly calcifies and hardens. Eventually, you have to put in a lot of effort to scrape it off. And the longer you wait, the worse it gets. This soap scum can combine with mold as well, causing it to discolor and even start to smell bad.   There are products on the market that are meant to prevent soap scum build-up. Then there are products that are more penetrating when there is already some accumulation. And there are also products made for heavy-duty jobs when the soap scum has formed a hard, cement-like layer. Do-it-Yourself Cleaners Before resorting to one of the commercial soap scum removers, you may want to try a method using common household ingredients:   Baking soda + vinegar This creates a paste that helps you scrub off the soap scum, using abrasion. Mix 1 cup of baking soda with 60-75 ml of vinegar, and stir it to create a paste. Apply the paste with a sponge to the areas where the concentration of soap scum is the worst. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Wipe it off with a non-scratch sponge in a circular motion. Rinse with water. Vinegar and dish detergent This is a more gentle spray mixture, which works well on glass, such as shower doors. Combine equal parts of vinegar and water. Add 1 tablespoon of dish detergent. Spray the solution on soap scum. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Scrub with a soft bristle brush. Rinse with hot water, and dry the area. There is another spray method for ingrained soap scum, using hot vinegar: Boil vinegar in a pot. Add the hot vinegar to dish soap in a spray bottle. Mix the two well, and spray onto the soap scum. Leave it on the surface for a half-hour, and scrub it off. Cleaning with a pumice stone This utilizes the abrasive quality of a pumice stone to remove soap scum. The problem here is that you have to be careful not to scratch the surface, especially if you’re cleaning fiberglass or acrylic. Wet a pumice stone and the surface you wish to clean. Gently rub the wet stone on the soap scum. Use a stiff-bristle brush to remove the soap scum
Stopwatches Buying Guide
If you're a gym instructor or sports coach, you'll find a stopwatch to be indispensable. It will help you easily compare times between different athletes at tryouts, or you can make a competition between the students in your gym class. Also, if you're an exercise buff yourself, you might want to time certain activities with a stopwatch: how long does it take you to run a certain distance, or to time your exercise session. Some stopwatches are simple to use and rather inexpensive. Others can have a lot of other features, called “complications”. But maybe those complications are something that you're explicitly looking for. Here is a guide to some of the best stopwatches on the market.
A Guide to the 10 Best Postnatal Vitamins
Intro During pregnancy, women have to be attentive to their diet. Proper nutrition is not only important for herself, but for the baby’s development as well. Even after the child is born, the mother’s nutrition is still important--especially if you decide to nurse the baby. And that’s where postnatal vitamins come in. They can provide the nutrients that replenish the mother’s needs, and ensure that the mother’s milk nourishes the baby.
A Guide to the Best Postnatal Vitamins
After giving birth, a woman has to take measures to maintain good nutrition--and that is especially true if she is breastfeeding. Your vitamin and mineral intake is important during pregnancy, for your health and the health of the baby. But postnatal vitamin and mineral supplements are also important. Paul Schulick, the founder of New Chapter Vitamins, discovered that the amount of caloric energy to produce milk for just 16 weeks--just 4 months of nursing-- is the same as the amount of calories a woman should consume during 40 weeks of pregnancy! A number of vitamin supplement companies have prepared  compounds containing what postpartum women need the most. They will include B-complex vitamins and folic acid for replenishing your energy needs. There are also ingredients that will improve your mood. For a nursing mother, they can contain iron, calcium, iodine, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D--these are essential for the baby’s brain and eye development. Of course, you should consult your doctor before committing to a particular vitamin supplement to see if it’s appropriate for your needs--but it’s important to learn about what’s on the market.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting postnatal vitamins. It'll help you: Choose the right type of postnatal vitamins, See useful tips about that particular type of postnatal vitamins, Read reviews of different postnatal vitamins, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of postnatal vitamins, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the 10 Best Liquid Multivitamins
Western countries don’t suffer from a lack of food. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone who is well-fed is also well-nourished. It’s estimated that 92% of Americans suffer from a deficiency of some vitamin or mineral. You can supplement your diet by eating more vitamin-rich foods. But also by choosing from one of the best liquid multivitamins, you can get all the vitamins and minerals you need. And it gets absorbed into your system the fastest way possible! What are Common Vitamin Deficiencies? Studies have shown that from a large sample of 3 million subjects, only 1% had an adequate diet, supplying them with all of the vitamins and minerals that they require. That implies that the other 99% are either going to have to resort to one of two methods: Fortified foods, such as milk with Vitamin D added, or fortified cereals, or, Vitamin supplements. Here are some of the more common deficiencies: Iron: Iron is a component in hemoglobin, which assists in carrying oxygen to the body’s tissues. An iron deficiency will cause you to tire easily, and be more lethargic in general. Vitamin D is available from dairy products, eggs, and even just sun exposure. A Vitamin D deficiency can mean an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer of the colon, prostate, or breast. Vitamin K2 helps in blood clotting, protection against heart disease, formation of strong bones, healthy skin, brain function, growth, and overall development. A deficiency can cause you to bruise easily, bleeding gums, and even have excessive menstrual periods. Vitamin B12 is important in blood formation and the proper functioning of the nervous system. A B12 deficiency can lead to anemia and depression.
A Guide to the Best Wart Removal Products
There are all sorts of myths and misconceptions about warts. But the truth is that most often, warts are harmless, and can go away by themselves without any treatment. But what if you don’t want to just wait it out? In the meantime, warts can be unsightly and hurt self-esteem, especially in children. Fortunately, you can find many treatments for warts--and many of the best wart removers can be purchased without a prescription!
A Guide to the Best Digital TV Antenna Boosters
If you invest a lot of money in a widescreen, 4K or 8K UHD TV set, you’ll certainly want to get the most out of it.  To get as many channels as possible with the best possible reception, you’ll require a good antenna. But you might notice that some channels give you a picture that “breaks up”, or that freezes. If so, choosing out one of the best digital TV antenna boosters will not just improve your TV’s reception--it’s a vital piece of equipment! What is a Digital TV Antenna Booster? A TV signal will consist of a video signal and sound signal which is imposed on a carrier wave. The carrier wave is broadcast by a particular TV station and your TV antenna and tuner picks it up as a TV channel.   The carrier wave is a high-frequency signal that can get to your antenna, without any physical connection to the broadcasting station as in cable TV.   However, depending on where you position your TV antenna, there may be losses in the TV signal. This is due to the signal going through a coaxial cable running from the antenna to your TV set.   Or maybe you live in a rural area, far away from broadcasting stations. Even if your TV picks up certain distant stations, you’ll notice that they are hard to watch.   There are three main types of problems that you may experience:   1. No picture: Your television’s signal meter will indicate that you get a signal of around 32%. You may hear sound, but you won’t see any picture.     2. Broken-up picture: For other stations, receiving a peak signal of around 57% will produce a picture that is broken up. The picture will jitter around a little bit, but be very difficult to watch:   3. Frozen picture: Yet another problem will be a frozen picture. There’s some pixelation, but the picture is just “stuck” on the screen: In all three of these situations, a TV antenna booster will increase the signal strength by as much as 30%, improving your viewing experience immensely. How Can I Boost My Digital TV Signal? An antenna booster doesn’t really improve the quality of the antenna. Therefore, if you use a cheap, low-quality antenna, a booster won’t allow you to watch channels that your antenna can’t pick up.   You’ll first need either an exceptional directional indoor antenna, outdoor antenna, or omnidirectional TV antenna. Not sure which is best for you? Check out the MSN lists of best products for an appropriate antenna and other important TV equipment.   However, a booster will improve reception of channels that your antenna is already capable of pulling in. If you find that your picture reception is poor, there are a number of checks to make, to ensure that a booster will be able to help: Check the Antenna Cable   Moisture: If your antenna is installed outside, check the coaxial cable running from the antenna to your TV set for any moisture that has seeped inside.   Moisture will reduce the strength of the antenna’s signal, and an amplifier won’t be able to get the signal back to what it should be.   Cable Quality: Also, the quality of the coaxial cable can make a difference. The older RG59 coaxial cable will cause a loss of 10 dB of signal strength for every 100 meters of cable, while the newer RG6 coaxial cable will lose only 6 dB over the same distance.   These signal losses can add up, giving you poor reception.   Make up for Splitter Losses If you hook up more than one TV to a single antenna using a passive splitter (that is, without some sort of booster amplifier), the signal will drop. If the splitter sends the signal to just 2 TVs, it might be passable.   But with 4 signals, you might see that the reception is so pixelated you can’t watch any TV! In such a case, a distribution amplifier will prevent losses.   Internal or External When selecting a TV antenna, you’ll see models that come with a built-in signal booster, such as the 1ByOne TV Antenna (Model QD5001B).   In such a case, adding further amplification with an external booster will make things worse! It will overamplify the signal, and perhaps even damage your TV’s tuning. 1ByOne Amplified HD Digital TV Antenna with Built-In Amplifier   If you do get an external booster, make sure that it has adjustable gain, to make sure you’re not amplifying it too much. Optimal Gain If amplifying a signal too much is also no good, what is the optimal amount? Experts say that an amplifier should increase the signal by 10-12 dB.   There are amplifiers with “auto-gain control”, varying the gain according to signal strength. That way, if you view a distant TV station, the amplifier will kick in. If you switch to a nearby station with a strong signal, the gain will decrease.
A Guide to the 10 Best Intestine Cleanses of 2021
For centuries, if not millennia, irregular bowel movements and constipation weren’t just a source of discomfort. They’ve been known to be indicators of more serious ailments. Nowadays, you’ll see advertisements for many things that claim to be “the best intestine cleanse”. It could be in the form of diet recommendations, dietary supplements, or, in the most extreme case, a treatment to be administered in a clinic. Some of these treatments are based on sound medical and nutritional advice--whereas others can be actually detrimental. There are intestinal cleanses that are effective in helping your digestive system become regular again, and others that promise things that sound just a bit too good to be true. Let’s examine some of the 10 most popular products nowadays, and try to evaluate their effectiveness. (You can also look for other alternative OTC treatments for digestive problems.)
A Guide to the 10 Best Long Range Omnidirectional TV Antennas
Does your TV’s reception differ greatly from one station to another? It could be a problem with the TV antenna you currently use. It might be that you need to adjust it, depending on the location of the broadcasting station, to get clearer reception. If you find this happening often, you may want to consider selecting from among the best long range omnidirectional TV antennas. Also, if you presently have to pay for cable or satellite TV, a long-range omnidirectional antenna may help you get reception to many more TV stations--for free! And it can help you get better reception and picture quality on channels that you see presently. This buyer’s guide about the best long range omnidirectional TV antennas will give you some background as to whether an omnidirectional TV antenna is right for you, and help you decide on which one to choose.
A Guide to the Best Digital TV Antenna Boosters
If you invest a lot of money in a widescreen, 4K or 8K UHD TV set, you’ll certainly want to get the most out of it.  To get as many channels as possible with the best possible reception, you’ll require a good antenna. But you might notice that some channels give you a picture that “breaks up”, or that freezes. If so, choosing out one of the best digital TV antenna boosters will not just improve your TV’s reception--it’s a vital piece of equipment!
A Guide to the Best Auto Feed Photo Scanners
Do you have old, fading photographs that you want to preserve for posterity? Autofeed photo scanners may just be the answer you were looking for. Not so long ago, you needed the negatives of those photos to have any hope of making more copies. Now, fortunately, you can scan the original photo, convert it into a digital image, and preserve it that way. But what if you have a lot of photographs, and loading them one by one will take a lot of time? Here are some of the best automatic feed photo scanners that can take as many as 50 photos at a time, and digitize all of them in as little as 2 minutes! Our list of the top 10 autofeed photo scanners are selected from thousands of products, based on people’s purchasing experience and their satisfaction with what they bought. You’re sure to be able to find one that suits you and your photo scanning needs.
The 10 Best Battery-Powered Edgers of 2021
If you have a lawn or garden, you’re already aware that it’s demanding work to keep it looking neat. You have to keep grass from intruding into where people walk and if you have trees or flowerbeds, you want the areas around them to have a nice, sculpted look. An edger is a tool designed to make gardening maintenance easier. It cuts the grass along a straight line, to give a perfect boundary between where the grass should and shouldn’t grow.We’ll see that a battery-powered edger has advantages that can’t be matched by the alternatives! What is a Battery Powered Edger? A battery-powered edger functions much the same as a lawn trimmer. But, instead of a string or blade rotating horizontally and cutting your lawn down to size, an edger cuts vertically.   It will cut away grass and weeds along an edge, leaving a perfect, landscaped look. Edgers are available in gas-powered, electric-powered, and even manual versions.   A battery-powered edger is the most convenient version available. You just have to charge up its battery, and you’re good to go for around 20-30 minutes of work, enough to take care of those occasional touch-ups to your lawn or garden.   And, since you may need a cordless edger around flowers or other delicate plants that you won’t want to damage, edger trimmers will be equipped with special guards that maintain a constant distance. These guards will also protect the edger from getting damaged on rocks or lawn furniture.   After having sifted through reviews of some of the best edgers on the market, we’ll step you through some of the best options among battery-powered edgers, as well as the most popular related options. Together with our list of the Top 10 Cordless Edgers, you should be able to select one that suits you and your lawn.
The 10 Best Tracfones of 2021
Phone companies want people to keep buying phones. This is why every year a new improved phone is launched with more advanced features. And who wouldn’t want a better phone with more features? But there are also people who don’t want to spend money on extra features that they don’t need. That’s where TracFone comes in, but what is the best Tracfone? We’ll go through some of the best options for TracFones, as well as the most popular buying guide options. What is a Tracfone? TracFone, founded in 1996, originated as a “pay-as-you-go” carrier, with plans that allow you to sign up for just a few months at a time. Getting the best TracFone for your needs will provide you basic phone service, texting options, and Internet access. And you won’t have to worry about all sorts of additional, hidden charges. At first, you were compelled to buy TracFone’s device, and you couldn’t insert their SIM card into any other phone. But, that’s changed now. You have the option of buying TracFone brand phones and also, there are many phones that are compatible with the TracFone SIM. That gives you the best of both worlds: saving money with TracFone service, while using the phone that suits you the best! Why Get a TracFone Compatible Phone? A survey showed that 50% of people are concerned about their cell phone bill being unexpectedly high, due to exceeding their cell phone plan. Also many don't know how to keep track of their phone usage. A “pay-as-you-go” plan can remove the anxiety of these hidden costs. There are several reasons why you’d prefer getting a TracFone, or a TracFone- compatible phone: No contract: Since TracFone is a “pay-as-you-go” plan, you don’t have to sign any contract. That frees you up from any activation or cancellation fees, or a monthly bill. Cost of a phone: TracFone offers phones that are “locked” onto TracFone service and they’re surprisingly affordable. Typically, the cheapest models are around $30, and the most expensive are no more than $200! Perfect for light Internet use: If you need a phone only for the basics, such as calling, texting, and perhaps accessing the Internet on occasion, there’s no need to pay for an extensive phone plan. TracFone’s plans will provide you with the number of minutes and Internet plan that you need and if there’s any left over at the end of the month, it carries over to the next month! Options for unlimited talking and texting: TracFone offers a plan for an unlimited number of minutes and texting for just a little more money per month. You don’t have to be afraid that you’ll run out of minutes in the middle of a conversation!
A Guide to the Best Turmeric Supplements
Turmeric is a spice that has been used in Asian food and in classical Indian medicine for centuries. It’s also one of the components of curry powder and is the ingredient that lends curry its distinctive color. But turmeric contains an ingredient, curcumin, which has certain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Being an antioxidant means that it can rid the body of free radicals--reactive molecules that can cause cell damage and aging. It can also improve digestion, and prevent acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Turmeric milk is useful to fight the common cold and nasal congestion. Some have also recommended it for treating arthritis, and even for helping to prevent diabetes or the development of cancer. A number of health supplement companies have realized the potential of curcumin and incorporated it into their products. You’ll see that they combine turmeric with other compounds, which are supposed to increase the absorption of curcumin.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a turmeric supplement. It'll help you: Choose the right type of turmeric supplement, See useful tips about that particular type of turmeric supplement, Read reviews of turmeric supplements, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of a turmeric supplement, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best HCG Drops of 2019
HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, is a hormone that is frequently used as a marker in pregnancy tests, since it’s produced by the placenta shortly after conception, until around 11 weeks into the pregnancy. HCG gives the woman’s body the message to not menstruate--what is known as “skipping a period”. Supplements of HCG are also employed in treating people who have gone through a cycle of anabolic steroid treatment. Men who have taken steroids for a while may find that their body has stopped producing testosterone. An HCG supplement will stimulate the body to produce normal levels of testosterone once again.  But, in the 1950s, HCG was also suggested by Dr. Albert Simeons to be used for weight loss. Dr. Simeons theorized that HCG stimulates the body to burn fat when dieting. If a person goes on a low-calorie diet, they risk losing muscle as well as fat. But taking HCG during a low-calorie diet will allow the body to focus on losing fat in particular. It will also suppress hunger pangs, so you won’t feel like you’re fasting. There is an “HCG diet”, where the person consumes only 500 calories of food a day, along with HCG supplements. A person adhering to such a regimen is expected to lose up to a pound per day. Clinical tests of this hypothesis have not given clear results. Some doctors, such as Dr. Sheri Emma (as featured on Dr. Oz’s show), has seen dramatic and consistent results with HCG injections together with a low-calorie diet.  Dr. Emma says that trying to take HCG in pill or drop form orally will not be able to help you lose weight. The HCG would be broken down by stomach acid and digestive juices so as to not be effective. But you will find weight-loss products on the market that can be used together with the HCG diet to promote weight loss and mimic the effects of HCG injections. We’ll look at some of these products in this buyer’s guide, and we’ll examine which of them are truly effective in losing fat. This buyer’s guide will help you: Choose the right type of HCG drops, See useful tips about that type of HCG drops, Read reviews of different HCG drops, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of HCG drops, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Omnidirectional TV Antennas
If you want to enjoy watching HD (High-Definition) TV, you can choose to get service by means of cable or satellite. But the fees can be prohibitively expensive--in some cases, it can add up to $1000 per year! An omnidirectional TV antenna is a wise choice to avoid this. It is able to receive TV signals equally well from any direction. That means that you can install it in any direction on your roof, and it can still receive broadcasts from the major TV networks. In many cases, the installation is simple enough that you can do it yourself--with just your bare hands!--so that you save on installation fees as well. You’re probably wondering what’s the catch. Well, if you live too far away from where the television signal is broadcast, you might still have trouble picking up a signal. They have less of a range than the directional TV antennas (that you would rotate to get the optimal signal). So you’ll have to pay close attention to the range of the antenna that you buy. Also, if you live in a rural area with a lot of trees, that can also interfere with your television signal. So, there are some variables to consider that will determine your choice of omnidirectional antenna. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an omnidirectional TV antenna. It'll help you: Choose the right type of omnidirectional TV antenna, See useful tips about that particular type of omnidirectional TV antenna, Read reviews of different omnidirectional TV antennas, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of omnidirectional TV antenna, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Purchasing a Tracfone Android Camera Phone
Tracfone has been around since 1996, offering a “pay-as-you-go” mobile phone service. You can pay for service for as many months as you like, and it entitles you to a certain number of minutes and Internet use. Tracfone customers enjoy the convenience of not having to pay any additional activation or cancellation fees. And if you don’t use up your quota of minutes one month, it carries over to the next month. Originally, they sold phones that could only be used with Tracfone as their provider--and even the Tracfone SIM card could only be used in Tracfone’s phones. But, fortunately, since 2013, Tracfone now makes a SIM that is compatible with other phones as well. That means that you have a lot more options as to which phone to use, with the Tracfone service. You can also keep your current phone, and just go on a Tracfone plan. But, with these new options, you might want some advice on what to look for when purchasing a Tracfone. We’ll go through some Tracfone specs, to help you make a more informed decision.
A Guide to Weight Loss Pills for Women
As the weather gets warmer, and people start to shed their outer layers of clothing, they also want to shed off some extra pounds that they may have gained over the winter. Also, as women approach menopause, their metabolism slows down in general, and it’s harder to avoid gaining weight. There are weight loss pills that use stimulants, so that the body burns calories more quickly. But an approach like that can make a person feel “jittery”--the kind of feeling you get after drinking too much coffee. As an alternative, there are many weight loss pills that are available over-the-counter that use the Keto Diet approach. The Keto diet is a low-carbohydrate diet that makes the body rely mostly on the intake of proteins and fats. Instead of the body converting carbohydrates into glucose to get energy, the body must break down fats for its energy. This forces the body to consume its fat reserves while maintaining and increasing muscle. These Keto diet pills get the ball rolling for people new to this low-carbohydrate diet, by giving your body precisely the chemicals that it produces when going on a Keto diet. This will help you get fat-burning results more quickly, and help you adjust to the Keto diet. Weight-loss pills come in a variety of formulas, so it’s all probably very confusing as to what to look for when making a purchase. We’ll look at the main ingredients in the most popular weight loss pills for women, to help you make an informed decision.
Your Guide to Buying a Nitric Oxide Supplement
You might confuse Nitric Oxide (chemical formula NO) with laughing gas, nitrous oxide (chemical formula N2O), which was used as an anesthetic. But Nitric Oxide is no laughing matter. Your body manufactures it when processing proteins. More specifically, it’s produced by the inner lining of your blood vessels--and Nitric Oxide makes your muscles relax and your blood vessels dilate. When your blood vessels dilate, your blood flows more freely--which allows your muscles to be able to work harder, without feeling fatigued. It can also increase your cardiovascular health. Also, drugs that seek to improve sexual health utilize the body’s Nitric Oxide pathway--and, by increasing blood flow, Nitric Oxide supplements can play a role here as well. But you’ll see quite a few products on the market, each offering Nitric Oxide in different forms. They’ll also have other vitamins and minerals, to improve your overall health. You’d probably like to do some more research before deciding on a Nitric Oxide supplement that’s right for you. We’ll go through some of the options on the market, to help you decide.
Your Guide to Selecting a Black Seed Oil Product
Black seed oil is derived from the Nigella Sativa plant, commonly known as black cumin, or kalanji. The medieval Muslim physician Avicenna (980-1037) recommended applying it to the skin, for treating respiratory ailments and congestion, and it has been considered as a treatment for a wide range of health benefits: cardiovascular health, weight loss, regulating blood sugar levels, and even preventing hair loss. There’s even research that shows that one of the main ingredients, Thymoquinone, can be used as a cancer treatment, to reduce the size of tumors! But it’s unanimous that black seed oil contains important essential fatty acids, such as Omega oils 3, 6, and 9, as well as antioxidants, that prevent aging. You’ll find that you can get black seed oil in either liquid oil form or in soft gel capsules. What you purchase will depend largely on what benefits you hope to achieve--so we’ll look at some of the products on the market, to help you decide.
Black Seed Oils
The black seed of the Nigella Sativa plant is also known as black caraway, or black cumin. It can produce an oil that was found even in ancient times to be effective for a number of ailments and illnesses: headaches, nasal congestion, intestinal worms, and more. Modern-day scientific studies have focused on the active ingredients, called phytochemicals, in these seeds: they are able to slow the growth of yeasts, molds, and bacteria—even strains that have become antibiotic-resistant. They also are anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Black seed oil is now used extensively in beauty and health products, as well as a dietary supplement. Here is a guide to some of the best black seed oils on the market.
A Guide to the Best Shock Collars
Some people refer to their dog or cat as their “furry baby”. And pet owners pamper their pets as much as their children. But, just like we have to discipline our children on occasion, we have to also discipline our pets. A shock collar is a way of communicating to your dog which behavior is acceptable--and when it’s a bit out of hand. This way, you can keep your dog from barking uncontrollably, or jumping on guests when they come into your house, or other undesirable behaviors. And your dog can quickly learn which behavior is considered “good”, by you having the shock collar play a tone instead. There are lots of shock collars on the market. Some incorporate vibrations or tones together with shocks. Others use citronella spray as a deterrent. Some give an option of lighting up so that you can find your dog more easily in poor lighting conditions. We’ll go through some of the products, and their advantages, so that you can make a more informed decision.  
A Guide to the Best Vibration Plates
It sounds too good to be true, but you can burn more calories standing still than when doing vigorous exercise! Well, that’s not exactly the case. But the principle behind a vibration plate is that it causes your muscles to stretch and contract involuntarily--without having to exert yourself. By creating vibrations of a particular frequency and strength, the vibrations make your muscles successively contract and relax. To enhance the results, you can assume a number of positions--standing, plank, front lying, and more--and the vibrations work to tone your muscles. People see results in as little as 10 weeks, with 10-minute exercise sessions with the plate just twice a week! But there are variations among vibration plates. Some consist just of the platform, while others include a set of handlebars, for further exercises and stretches. Many also come with yoga straps or resistance bands, to help you work your upper body muscles as well.
Your Guide To Buying a Hoverboard
Unlike Marty McFly’s futuristic skateboard in Back to the Future, Part II, today’s hoverboards don’t actually have the ability to hover. But, nonetheless, hoverboards have gone from being just a popular fad toy to a real means of transportation, even on rough terrain. Most of the popular hoverboards that you’ll see are variations on the Segway, developed by inventor Dean Kamen. When riding on it, you can direct it to speed up or slow down by distributing your body weight, leaning in a particular direction to steer it. But there is still a lot of variation between the designs. There are off-road hoverboards, which can handle difficult terrain, and simpler models, for just recreational use on the sidewalk or street. There are hoverboard models with two symmetrical wheels and others that manage to travel on a single wheel! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a hoverboard. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hoverboard for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of hoverboard, Read reviews of different hoverboards, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of hoverboard, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Selecting a Radar Detector
A person drives more cautiously when they know that they’re being watched. Radar detectors have been used by drivers for decades--ever since radar engineer Dale Smith’s “Fuzzbuster” in 1968--to inform drivers if the police are operating any radar guns in the area. But they’re not just a way to circumvent the law. They can spare you the expense and hassle of getting a speeding ticket. And tickets can mean even more expenses--such as higher insurance premiums. And many of them include a GPS, and alert you to speed zones and speed traps. They can also notify you if there are specific places to be cautious coming up, such as a school zone or road construction. Police radar gets more sophisticated all the time--and so radar detectors have to also upgrade in order to keep up. It used to be sufficient to detect a radar gun a mile away, giving you plenty of time to slow down. But now police radar can measure speeds instantaneously--and that’s a much bigger challenge to detect. You’ll see that there are radar detectors that detect radar in a full 360-degree range. And many are equipped to avoid “false alerts” when you enter an area with other radio sources.  This buyer’s guide goes over some specs of today’s radar detectors, to help you choose the right type of detector, select the right brand, and get a feel for what customers are saying about the product that they bought.
A Guide to the Best Inflatable Water Slides
During the long summer vacation, bored kids can be a recipe for disaster. A child is naturally full of energy and is always looking for something to keep them occupied. An inflatable water slide is something that will both give them a way of getting out all that pent-up energy while letting them cooling off as well. You can get water slides that can accommodate anywhere from 3-6 children. It will also give your child an opportunity to have some fun with their friends as well! There is quite a bit of variation among water slides. Besides the slide, they’ll also have a climbing wall, and perhaps a ball pit and basketball hoop. Some can be used without any water as well--and can even be inflated indoors, if you have enough space. They can be set up in a matter of minutes--and when you’re finished, they collapse down to a size that can fit in an average size box, to store away for the winter. You just have to hook it up to the blower and hook up the water slide’s hose to your garden hose.
A Guide to Buying an AV Receiver
Music lovers always appreciate good sound quality, and an AV (audio/video) receiver provides you with a nonpareil experience. The market is inundated with gadgets every day, and it is not easy to buy one without doing a little homework. If you want to get the most out of your home entertainment system, an audio/video receiver (AVR) is a must. It is the focal point of a home theater system. You need an AVR for a multitude of tasks, ranging from supplying power to your speakers to enabling surround sound. Having a clear idea of the features that you should be looking for is the first step towards making a suitable choice. To make your research easier, we have devised a useful guide to help you buy the best AV receiver, after going through thousands of AV receiver reviews on the Internet. 
Steam Cleaners To Clean and Disinfect Your Home
What is a steam cleaner? Steam cleaners use steam to dry, clean, and sanitize soiled surfaces. They can kill bacteria and disinfect surfaces without requiring the use of chemical solutions. The steam's ability to clean is based primarily on its heat. Through the use of insulated tools and accessories, steam is applied to lift dust and dirt off the surface, which can then be removed by scrubbing or vacuuming.
A Guide to the Best Handheld Vacuums
How Should You Choose a Hand-held Vacuum? Hand-held vacuum cleaners can easily be carried to all the places which you couldn't imagine cleaning with your regular vacuum. Additionally, this handy piece of equipment can be picked up any time for a quick sweep when you don’t have time for a more thorough job. The wide range of options available in the market can be confusing, especially if you want to choose the best hand-held vacuum. After going through thousands of hand-held vacuum reviews, we have listed some points which will help you buy the best hand-held vacuum on the market.
Your Guide to Buying a Peloton Seat Cushion
Peloton bikes are used for cardio exercises and weight loss, as well as for strength and endurance cycling. But sitting on the Peloton bike seat for an extended period might cause soreness or chafing. Or maybe your anatomy just isn’t suited for a narrow bike seat. That’s why there are special seat cushions that you can buy to fit on top of your Peloton stationary bike. And these seat cushions can also be attached to an outdoor bike as well. These seat cushions usually come with a waterproof seat cover, which will protect the seat from the elements if you leave your bike outside. There are still variations among the types of seat cushions. Some people need a wider seat, which is optimal for their particular anatomy. But those may require more effort to attach. And there are seats that simply slip onto the existing Peloton seat. When you’re finished, you just open up a drawstring, release it, and you’re ready to put it on an outdoor bike! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you look through the options for seat cushions that are compatible with your Peloton bike. We’ll help you: Choose the right type of Peloton seat cushion for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of Peloton seat cushion, Read reviews of different Peloton seat cushions, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Peloton seat cushion, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Water Shoes for Men
Let’s say you’re hiking and you have to go through water. Or if you’re sailing or kayaking. Or just simply walking along a beach, or playing paddleball or volleyball--you want some sort of protection for your feet from any sharp objects, like seashells and other debris (like litter and broken glass). You don’t want to ruin expensive sneakers, and you certainly don’t need heavy hiking boots. A pair of water shoes are perfect for situations such as these. They’re better than a pair of flip-flops, since they fit more securely on your feet, without slipping off. And water shoes provide protection for your entire foot, unlike sandals, which leave most of your foot exposed. Water shoes are typically made from a non-absorbent synthetic material, and have a mesh upper so that they won’t get soaked. The water just flows through the mesh. Some water shoes also have holes in the soles, for even more water flow. But they also offer good traction, even on wet, slippery surfaces. And you’ll be surprised at how flexible and lightweight they can be! We’ll look at some of the features of water shoes, to help you make the right decision when purchasing a pair. It'll help you: Choose the right type of water shoes for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of water shoes, Read reviews of different water shoes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of water shoes, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Inflatable Paddle Boards
Standup paddleboarding is used as a laid-back substitute for surfing, as well as for touring, fishing, and even yoga! As long as you stay within the weight limit for the paddle board, it should give you a stable ride. And, there are clear advantages of choosing an inflatable paddle board over a hard paddle board: Storage: An inflatable paddle board is a lot easier to store away, since you can just deflate it, roll it up, and pack it away. Transport: It’s also easier to transport an inflatable paddle board. While hard paddle boards can only be transported on top of your vehicle, or in luggage if you have enough space, you can carry an inflatable paddle board in a 100-liter size backpack. Durability: Inflatable paddle boards are made from tough PVC. You might be surprised to know that they’re actually more durable in the face of abuse than the solid paddle boards. Some can even be driven over concrete, or bounce off rocks! (Hard paddle boards made from fiberglass will tend to chip when encountering rocks.) But, there are other factors that you should consider before making a decision. Different models have different weight limits, and maybe you’ll want to go with someone else, as well as a pet. Also, you may be concerned about the weight of the paddle board itself--ideally, you should be able to carry it along with you in a backpack. And they also differ in the storage ideas, with some having a bag for your essentials, or a bungee cord. Choose the right type of inflatable paddle board for your needs, See useful tips about that particular type of inflatable paddle board, Read reviews of different inflatable paddle boards, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of inflatable paddle board, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Inflatable Hot Tubs
People who have a hectic lifestyle also have a definite need to relax. And a warm, soothing bath can have the same therapeutic effects as exercise! It can increase blood flow by making your heart beat faster, lower your blood pressure, and improve the quality of your breathing. Installing a jacuzzi in your home can be quite an expense. But, there are also inflatable hot tubs that you can set up in a yard or patio. A circular hot tub is usually around 77” in diameter--although you can also buy a square unit if that’s more convenient. You’ll see that the setup is not difficult at all: a pump inflates the pool automatically, and you fill it with water using a typical garden hose. The hot tub’s controls will take care of the water temperature and the massaging streams of air bubbles. There are still differences between different models, in the number of people that can fit in the pool at once, or the number of bubble jets. Some are even programmable so that you can have the tub ready hours or days in advance! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a hot tub. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hot tub for your needs, See useful tips about that particular type of hot tub, Read reviews of different hot tubs, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of hot tub, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Buying a Heat Press Machine
Perhaps you’re a hobbyist, or someone looking to start a small business by making personalized T-shirts, caps, and mugs. A heat press machine is specialized for producing these personalized items. It’s a bit of an investment at first since you’ll also need a sublimation printer, which prints heat-sensitive images on paper that you can press onto these items. And your choice of a machine will depend on the volume of how many T-shirts and things you want to produce. You may be thinking: how will I have enough space for a heat press machine? Many of them measure 15” x 15”--which can easily fit on a desktop, and yet they still can give professional results. And there are also smaller, portable machines for hobbyists, that are not much harder to use than a typical laundry iron. And, if you want to make more than just personalized T-shirts, there are special attachments for other specialty items. We’ll go through some of the options and features so that you’ll be able to make an informed decision as to which type of heat press machine to buy.
A Guide to Sublimation Printers
Ever think of making personalized T-shirts, hats, or coffee mugs, either as a hobby or as a small business? A sublimation printer gets a design or message from your computer onto special sublimation paper. You can insert that design or message into a heat press machine--and the heat press does the actual work of transferring the image onto a T-shirt, baseball cap, or mug. Much like a piece of dry ice going directly from solid to gas, a heat press dissolves the solid ink from the paper and turns it into a gas, and presses it into the fabric of a shirt or hat. And since it penetrates into the fabric, it doesn’t peel off or fade. There are specialized sublimation printers that manufacturers make solely for producing these personalized items. But, you’ll be surprised to know that there are also typical inkjet printers that can accept sublimation ink cartridges! That way, you can use the same inkjet printer on a variety of projects. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a sublimation printer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of sublimation printer for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of sublimation printer, Read reviews of different sublimation printers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a sublimation printer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Buying a Printer for Home Use
Whether you need to print documents, such as school projects or assignments, a copy of your resume for a job interview, or even something as informal as an announcement, you’ll undoubtedly want a printer in your home. You’ll find many printers that are intended just for light use in the home. They aren’t for printing heavy jobs of hundreds of pages per month--just an occasional document or graphic. But there are some things to consider. Do you want to print in color as well, or is it enough just to print in black-and-white? Perhaps you’ll want to use your printer as a copier on occasion or to scan documents. Then you’ll need an all-in-one that takes care of all three functions. And then there’s the cost of the ink: do you want to buy an inexpensive inkjet, and then spend more on ink later, or do you want to lay out more initially for a laser printer, and then save on toner cartridges? We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a printer for your home use. It'll help you: Choose the right type of home printer for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of home printer, Read reviews of different home printers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a home printer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Choosing Out a Color Laser Printer
Laser printers used to be something prohibitively expensive, that you’d only encounter in an office or university setting. And the only option was black-and-white printing--for color, you’d need an inkjet printer. it was quite a while before color laser printers were available on the market.  But gradually, more people make the choice of buying a laser printer. It’s a bit of an investment at first, but laser printer cartridges are capable of printing thousands of pages and save you the hassle--and the expense--of having to replace inkjet cartridges every two or three months. Depending on your printing volume, it’s easy to calculate whether a color laser printer is worth it. But there are lots of additional features among color laser printers that are available. You’ll probably want wireless printing so that you can print from several devices at once. Or maybe you’ll want to use it as a copier, scanner, and fax machine (in the event that people still send faxes). And you’ll also want that the prints come out quickly, with good resolution--especially if you want to print flashy graphics as well as text.  We’ll look at some of the color laser printers available nowadays, to help you make an informed decision.
A Guide to Selecting the Right Vacuum
“Home, sweet home” cannot be sweet if it’s not clean. For a few, cleanliness is an obsession! And, for such people, the vacuum cleaner is not just a convenience, but a necessity. Also, if you or a family member suffers from allergies, the proper vacuum cleaner will help keep those allergens at bay, whether it be pollen, dust, or pet hair.  There is a wide variety of vacuums--canister or upright vacuums with lots of suction and storage, to pick up large amounts of debris. Then there are stick vacuums--which could be just as powerful in terms of suction, but are lightweight and have to be emptied out more often. Also, if you need to vacuum and mop your floor, there are vacuum mops that can do that as well. And, finally, there are robotic vacuum cleaners, which can clean the house when you’re away.  As when aiming to buy any electronic gadget, some research is essential to choose the one that suits you. We hope that this short guide which we have prepared after going through thousands of vacuum cleaner reviews will help you decide on the best vacuum cleaner for your needs.
A Guide to Dyson Vacuums
James Dyson has been making innovative appliances since 1991--and his ideas are more and more groundbreaking every year. Most of his appliances are motor-powered--so Dyson’s ideas to make more efficient motors make his entire product line more efficient. You’ll see that Dyson products are significantly more expensive than the competitors--but they pay for themselves in terms of the savings that they give you in other areas. Dyson manufactures vacuum cleaners in all of the major categories: stick vacuums, upright vacuums, handheld vacuums, and robotic models. They tweak certain details, so that they’ll be optimal for pet owners, or for efficiently removing allergens, or that they automatically detect whether you’re vacuuming carpet or hard floor. It’s just a matter of defining what’s most important to you in a vacuum, and selecting that Dyson model. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Dyson vacuum. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Dyson vacuum for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of Dyson vacuum, Read reviews of different Dyson vacuum, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a Dyson vacuum, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Choosing a Cordless Stick Vacuum
Cordless stick vacuums are lightweight models, usually powered by a lithium-ion battery that you have to charge up from time to time. Even though they’re battery-powered, don’t get the impression that they’re just a toy gadget. They still can have powerful suction, clean a variety of surfaces, and have the capacity of even some corded upright vacuums. But don’t expect to be able to vacuum for very long: They’ll typically take a few hours to charge up, and won’t give more than 30 minutes of vacuum time. But--perhaps that’ll suffice to keep your carpet and floors spotless. There is still quite a bit of variety among cordless stick vacuums. Some have a detachable head, that converts it into a hand vacuum. That’s great for upholstery, or for vacuuming out your car. And there are models that have a foldable tube so that the vacuuming head can get underneath furniture.
A Guide to the Best Vacuum Mops
It’s elementary that you use a mop for wet spills, and a vacuum if you (or your children, or pet) spills something dry, like pet food or cereal. But now there are vacuums that can pick up dry and wet spills--and mop up the floor without leaving a trace of what happened!  You’ll see that there are stick or upright vacuum mops, which use a reservoir of clean water to loosen stains in carpets or to dissolve dried-up spills on hard surfaces. They then proceed to vacuum up the dirty water and store it in a separate water tank. There are also robot vacuum mops, which can alternate between wet and dry cleaning modes. And there are also hand-held vacuums, which are intended for spot cleaning. (That’s best if your toddler or pet has an accident on a carpet.) We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a vacuum mop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of vacuum mop for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of vacuum mop, Read reviews of different vacuum mop, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a vacuum mop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Robotic Vacuums
(Back in a time when even an old-fashioned canister vacuum cleaner was unheard of-- Abbot & Costello, The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman, https://youtu.be/DV43UrOkn4M?t=1383) At first, robotic vacuums seemed like an unnecessary luxury for pampered people. (Really, how long does it take to vacuum a carpet?) But, as navigation, smart apps, and voice commands have become more and more widespread, it’s not hard to find a very affordable robotic vacuum. And not only will they vacuum your carpet--some can vacuum the floor, or even mop it clean. They map out exactly where to go, and what obstacles to avoid. And they’ll clean up quietly and efficiently, even while you’re sleeping, or while you’re at work. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a robotic vacuum. It'll help you: Choose the right type of robotic vacuum for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of robotic vacuum, Read reviews of some different robotic vacuums, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a robotic vacuum, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying the Best Drawing Tablet with a Screen
A graphics tablet that is able to recognize handwritten characters has actually been around for quite some time--as far back as 1957! Even the first home computers, like the TRS-80 or the first Apple computers, had a graphics pad that would convert your handwriting or drawing into a digital image that you could store on the computer. But, understandably, things have come a long way since then. The Apple II KoalaPad only offered around 32 colors. Today’s drawing tablets offer you as much as 72% of the entire visible spectrum! And the technology is now sensitive to different levels of pressure, and even the angle at which you hold the stylus. There are drawing tablets where you only see your creations on a computer screen. But, there are also drawing tablets with their own screen, that let you work independently, without being attached to a computer. And they have additional features that allow you to magnify your artwork, switch between crayon and brush strokes, and more! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a drawing tablet with an accompanying screen. It'll help you: Choose the right type of drawing tablet for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of drawing tablet, Read reviews of different drawing tablets, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a drawing tablet, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Grind Brew Coffee Maker
Grinding coffee beans yourself has a number of advantages: You can vary the size of how coarse or fine you want to grind the beans. You can experiment with different types of beans, and different levels of roasting: light, medium, or dark. Also, the taste can degrade over time--in as little as 30 minutes!--as the ground coffee reacts with the surrounding air (which is why coffee is often sold vacuum-packed). Coffee grains also lose their flavor to moisture in the air. So, if you decide to grind coffee beans yourself, you might want to get a coffee maker that has the grinder included. Having both functions in one appliance will save space in your kitchen. Many grind brew coffee makers allow you to choose exactly how much you want to prepare, whether it’s a single serving or as many as 10 or 12 cups at a time. And, you always have the option of using pre-ground coffee or even instant coffee. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a grind & brew coffee maker. It'll help you: Choose the right type of grind & brew coffee maker for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of grind & brew coffee maker, Read reviews of some different grind & brew coffee makers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a grind & brew coffee maker, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Budget Laptop
People are looking for ways to stay connected all the time, whether it’s social media or important emails. But there’s only so much that you can do with your smartphone. If you’re looking for a means to get some actual work done while traveling, a laptop is the best alternative. There are companies that have a niche for affordable laptops. Some refurbish older models, which still have the specs to allow for Internet access. Other companies purposely build laptops by taking the specs down a notch, resulting in a more affordable model. And there are also Chromebooks, which are intended for you to store your data on your Google Drive. But there are still specs to consider. Even budget laptops are under warranty for at least a year—but you’d like to get more use out of your laptop than that. And maybe you’ll want to upgrade at some point—so it’s good to know which models can be upgraded. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a budget laptop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of budget laptop for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of budget laptop, Read reviews of different budget laptops, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a budget laptop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Nonstick Pan
(From Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007)) Nonstick frying pans allow you to cook with little to no cooking oil, and also allow for an easy cleanup afterwards. They typically employ a thin layer of Teflon, which has a very high melting temperature, helping to distribute the heat evenly. That way, it doesn’t degrade due to the high temperatures of frying. And, Teflon’s slippery nature prevents food from sticking. But, the amazing thing is that the idea of nonstick cookware came from a housewife! Back in 1954, French inventor Marc Gregoire employed Teflon to fishing gear in order to prevent the fishing line from getting tangled. His wife suggested applying Teflon to cookware--and the revolutionary idea gradually spread from France to the rest of the world. But, there are still differences among nonstick pans, depending on the number of layers of Teflon that have been applied. There are also ceramic pans, with an additional layer of silica, to protect the non-stick coating. And, if you have an induction stove, you’ll need cookware that heats up by induction--another thing to be aware of when shopping. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a nonstick frying pan. It'll help you: Choose the right type of nonstick pan for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of nonstick pan, Read reviews of different nonstick pans, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a nonstick pan, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying Bone Conduction Headphones
People buy noise-canceling headphones in order to have an immersive experience when listening to music. But sometimes that can be a detriment. For example, if you’re jogging or bike-riding, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and hear the vehicles around you (otherwise known as “situational awareness”). You should keep your eyes--and ears--open. Bone conduction headphones allow you to hear music or other audio content, without plugging up your ears, so that they’re free to hear other ambient noise. Also, for people who have suffered damage to their eardrums or other hearing impairments, bone conduction headphones send vibrations to your inner ear through your cheekbones. (In fact, the great composer Beethoven, who started to suffer severe hearing loss at a very early age, used bone conduction in order to hear the piano, by means of a rod that he held in his mouth!) But there is still a wide variety of products using bone conduction. There are bone-conducting headphones and earbuds made for sports, with special water-resistant specs. Others employ Bluetooth or other wireless technology. And some have noise-canceling features, to concentrate on an incoming phone call or music. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting bone conduction headphones. It'll help you: Choose the right type of bone conduction headphones for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of bone conduction headphones, Read reviews of different bone conduction headphones, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of bone conduction headphones, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Cordless Nailer
A nail gun is an answer to an old-fashioned hammer and nail. Instead of risking banging your fingers instead of the head of the nail, a nailer will help you get the job done more quickly and painlessly. There are powerful pneumatic nailers that use compressed air to propel nails into wood. The tool itself is lightweight and fast. But, there are also cordless nailers, that are somewhat bulkier, but they use a rechargeable battery, which makes them fully portable. The problem is that there isn’t one nail gun that can do everything. There are powerful nailers that are intended for attaching frames and heavy carpentry work. And on the other end of the scale, there are also nailers that are intended for delicate trim work. So, whether you’re a professional carpenter or a hobbyist, you might need more than one nail gun, depending on your needs. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a cordless nailer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of cordless nailer for your preferences, See useful tips about that particular type of cordless nailer, Read reviews of some different cordless nailers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a cordless nailer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Futons
The word futon in Japanese means “round cattail”. It was originally a round cushion filled with cattail leaves. Today's futons are usually from cotton, wool, polyester, or foam. The futon is a piece of furniture that can be used as a bed or cot, and then folded away during the day to serve as a chair. This is a means of utilizing a limited amount of space in an apartment. As the futon started becoming popular in the West, it was modified slightly, by having the cushion put into a frame. But even with the frame, it still retains its “convertible” nature. There is still a wide range of futon designs and styles. Here is a guide to some of the best types of futons on the market.  
Some of the Best N95 Masks to Ensure Your Safety
An N95 mask is one of the most popular examples of personal protective equipment, especially amongst people who are prone to respiratory problems in their workplace. With the recent coronavirus disease outbreak, N95 masks have been more popular because they can protect you from droplets that can transmit the virus. A short explanation about the name: "N" stands for "Not oil-resistant", which limits the functions and benefits of this type of face mask. (The "KN95" mask is the Chinese equivalent to the American N95.) The "95", on the other hand, means that it can remove 95% of particles with a diameter of at least .3 microns. Are you looking for the best N95 respirator masks? Keep on reading and we’ll help you make the right choice.
Biometric Safes
From facial recognition to top of the line eye retinal scanning, biometric safes are right out of blockbuster espionage movies. But biometric safes are not as far fetched as you think, and fingerprint security safes are growing in popularity as they become more and more available to average consumers. Choosing a good quality safe is vitally important to ensure the contents are indeed safe from wandering hands. To help you choose the right safe we have put together this biometric safe buying guide with everything you need to know to make a good product investment.
A Guide to the Best Reading Glasses
Reading glasses are usually associated with middle aged people: there is a condition called presbyopia (literally, “old-man vision problem”). The lens of the eye loses it flexibility, and has a harder time focusing properly on reading material. So, if you start to have difficulty distinguishing between certain letters when reading, reading glasses may be in order. Also, if you see that you have to hold something further away to see it better, consider getting reading glasses, for better comfort and less eye strain. There are a wide variety of mild prescriptions that you can buy on-line, while more serious conditions might require an optometrist or ophthalmologist. But there also are a wide variety of frames and styles. Here is a guide to some of the types of reading glasses on the market.
A Guide to the Best Swatch Watches of 2019
Swatch was founded by Swiss watchmaker Nicolas Hayek in 1983. The original design was a watch in a simple plastic case, with the traditional analog watch face. (It was an attempt to compete with the growing market of digital watches, which were increasing in functionality.) It was an inexpensive watch, usually in a price range from between $19.95 to $37.50. It combined a simple outer appearance with the Swiss tradition of accurate timepieces. The name “Swatch” was supposed to be a contraction of the words “Second watch”--portraying it as an affordable backup watch for casual use. You could afford wearing it and still engaging in all sorts of sports activities.  But what is distinctive about Swatch is their innovation: They hold the record for the thinnest watch, using a minimal number of parts. And many of them have a clear case--which allows you to see the inner workings of the watch. They come in a wide range of color schemes--so that you could have an assortment of Swatch watches to match your wardrobe for that day!  Almost four decades later, there are many lines of Swatch watches available. There is the “Flik Flak” line, which is great for school kids, being both affordable and coming in a wide variety of spectacular colors. There are elegant women’s Swatch watches with matching jewelry, and rugged Swatches for men, such as their “Skin” line. And their Sistem 51 line are watches that doesn’t even need to be wound or require a battery--it gets its energy from the user’s wrist! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best Swatch watch for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Swatch watch, See useful tips about that particular type of Swatch watch, Read reviews of different Swatch watches, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of Swatch watch, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Energy Pills of 2019
It seems people are always looking for where they can tap in to get more energy. Sales of energy drinks, which are high in sugar, taurine, and caffeine--as well as B vitamins, which the body uses to utilize its energy--bring in profits in the billions! Red Bull is the leader, selling almost 7 billion cans a year. That’s enough for one can for every person in the world! But, in today’s society, it’s quite understandable: whether you’re studying, exercising, or working, you’ll always want to be at peak performance. People have a long list of tasks that they want to get done and have to find the energy to do all that. There are also pill supplements that are designed just so that you’ll have more energy for your tasks during the day. Some utilize caffeine and taurine to boost your energy utilization and brain function--but in a way that you don’t suffer from abrupt “highs” and “lows”. (So it’s not just like drinking a Red Bull.) Others try to utilize herbs and plants that are more familiar in Eastern cultures, such as ginseng or ginkgo biloba. Another option is various compounds of Beta-Hydroxybutyrate or “BHB” for short. They help with brain function, suppressing your appetite, and losing weight.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting energy pills. It'll help you: Choose the right type of energy pills for your needs, See useful tips about that particular type of energy pills, Read reviews of different energy pills, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of energy pills, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Bleaching Pills of 2019
People who have darker skin may suffer from skin discolorations over time. These discolorations can be caused by sun exposure or sunburn. They can also suffer from melasma, which are brown patches that develop during pregnancy, from using birth control pills or other hormonal treatment, or even from just stress or aging. There are topical creams and soaps that contain glutathione, which is an antioxidant chemical that reduces the body’s production of the pigment melanin. (The human body produces glutathione naturally--but it makes less as you age. This can lead to such skin discolorations.) You can also find pills that contain glutathione, or other chemicals that reduce the amount of pigment that the skin produces. These pills will make your skin lighter. Other ingredients that will whiten the skin include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), and retinoids (variants of Vitamin A, in the form of Retinol or Retinoic acid). But you have to find the right pills for your needs.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting bleaching pills. It'll help you: Choose the right type of bleaching pills for your needs, See useful tips about that particular type of bleaching pills, Read reviews of different bleaching pills, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of bleaching pills, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Acne Scar Removal Creams of 2019
If suffering from acne during puberty isn’t enough, you may also suffer from disfiguring scars, even after the acne pimple goes away. Depending on the severity, acne pimples can leave discolored skin--and that could either be due to just reddened skin, or actual pigment. There are also acne pimples that cause pitting (“ice-pick scars” or “rolling scars”), depressions, or raised scars (also known as atrophic, hypertrophic, or keloid scars). Severe scarring might require a drastic treatment, such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel. Even if, in many cases, the scarring will become less noticeable over time, a young person will want to try to hide these unsightly scars, if not remove them entirely. Fortunately, there are also topical creams that can aim to smooth out the appearance of acne scars. Since one person can suffer from different types of scars, you’ll probably need several acne scar treatments. You can find a number of over-the-counter products that will contain ingredients that moisturize the skin and soften scar tissue. Repeated use with these creams can provide lasting results. Many of these creams will also have antioxidants in the form of Vitamin E or Vitamin C. These will reduce the effects of skin damage from the sun or extreme weather. And by properly moisturizing the skin, it will prevent acne from occurring in the first place.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an acne scar removal cream. It'll help you: Choose the right type of acne scar removal cream, See useful tips about that particular type of acne scar removal cream, Read reviews of acne scar removal creams, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of acne scar removal cream, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Hair Skin and Nails Vitamins of 2019
Of the human body’s various systems, we are all familiar with the digestive system, nervous system, endocrine system, endocrine system, reproductive system, circulatory system, muscular system, skeletal system, immune system, and respiratory system. But there’s one system that gets ignored--the integumentary system, which is comprised of your skin, nails, and hair. And this is despite the fact that it comprises the largest organ in the human body: your skin!  It’s easy to see how the three are related, after all. Your hair and nails grow out from your skin. The skin is made of two layers, with the inner layer, the dermis, made of elastin and collagen, while the outer layer, the epidermis is made from keratin. The hair and nails are also hardened keratin. So, if your aim is to have healthier hair, skin, and nails, it’s only logical that you’ll want to give the body the basic building blocks that go into making them. There are a great number of supplements that stimulate your body to produce more collagen, to improve the appearance of your skin. And you’ll notice that many contain Biotin, which is instrumental in the body’s protein synthesis.  So, for people who wish to improve the strength of their nails, or to have healthier hair, there are vitamin supplements that are designed to help. You’ll also see Ayurvedic medicinal treatments that are supposed to help. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting vitamins specifically for healthier hair, skin, and nails. It'll help you: Choose the right type of vitamins for healthier hair, skin, and nails, See useful tips about that particular type of vitamins, Read reviews of vitamins for hair, skin, and nails, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of vitamins for hair, skin, and nails, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Parasite Cleanses of 2019
It’s not a pleasant topic to discuss, but, even in developed countries, there are a number of parasites that may inhabit our digestive system. For example, pinworms are tiny intestinal worms approximately 1 centimeter long. They exit from the rectum at night in order to lay eggs. This can cause an itching sensation, which can disturb your sleep. It’s especially common among schoolchildren, since one child might end up infecting another. And the infection is highly contagious, such that if one person in the family has it, it can easily spread to the rest of the family.  Fortunately, there are medicines that are effective against a wide spectrum of such intestinal parasites. And there are also non-prescription treatments that have been known for centuries to treat intestinal parasites. Plants such as wormwood, black walnut, and cloves have been known for centuries to eliminate intestinal parasites. There are also liver flukes that people contract by eating infected fish. We’ll see that these compounds are effective against liver flukes as well. A number of health supplements are now available on the market which utilizes these ingredients. The treatments are perfectly safe (as long as you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients), and may be effective without any adverse effects. They can thus improve the functioning of your digestive system, and restore a proper balance in your intestinal microorganisms.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an intestinal parasite cleanse. It'll help you: Choose the right type of an intestinal parasite cleanse, See useful tips about that particular type of intestinal parasite cleanse, Read reviews of intestinal parasite cleanses, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of intestinal parasite cleanse, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Glutathione Brands of 2019
Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that seek to either lose or pick up an electron. When they pull an electron away from another molecule, that molecule has undergone “oxidation”. (Taking away an electron is termed “reduction”, as we’ll see later.) This could damage the molecule from which the electron was removed. It is theorized that buildup of free radicals in an organism is responsible for aging, as well as other degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. This is why foods that contain antioxidants are considered beneficial: they nullify the adverse effects of free radicals in the body. The molecule Glutathione is described by some as “the mother of all antioxidants”. This is because it frees up other antioxidants in your diet--such as Vitamin E and Vitamin C--to allow them to eliminate other free radicals. It is created by the body naturally, with the highest concentration in the liver. You can supplement the glutathione in your body by eating certain foods that are rich in Glutathione, such as garlic, onions, broccoli, kale, watercress and more.  There are also dietary supplements that you can take, either in soft gel form or in liquid form. (There are even patches and injections of Glutathione!) People who take them describe improved energy levels and brain function. There is also support for the idea that it strengthens the immune system as well. And there are also creams that you can apply to your skin that contain glutathione, that can help improve the appearance of the skin and remove wrinkles. In people with darker skin tones, they find benefit in soaps and creams containing glutathione, which can whiten the skin by inhibiting the body’s production of the pigment melanin. This will make the skin tone more uniform.  You see that products containing glutathione are all over--depending on what you need them for. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a glutathione brand. It'll help you: Choose the right type of glutathione brand for your needs, See useful tips about that particular type of glutathione brand, Read reviews of different glutathione brands, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of glutathione, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Solar Spotlights of 2019
If you have a garden or lawn, or a walkway leading up to the front door of your house, there are advantages to illuminating them properly. Lighting up the path to your house benefits both your family as well as guests trying to find the entrance. And there is also an aesthetic aspect of the quaint look of lighting up the trees or landmarks near your property. A set of solar-powered spotlights is an energy-efficient method of lighting up your front or back yard. The spotlights themselves are usually very reasonably priced--and after the initial investment, they don’t involve any added expense: they provide illumination without affecting your electric bill one bit. Many solar spotlights share useful features, such as being weatherproof against hot sun, rain, and snow; being able to light up a wide area; or allowing you to install them either in the ground or by attaching them to a wall. They typically will charge up when there is sunlight, and automatically turn on the moment that they detect that the ambient light is too low, from dusk to dawn. But solar spotlights differ in their brightness, how long they take to charge up, and how long they can provide light. Some have the convenience of allowing you to place the solar panel at a distance away from the spotlights. Others serve as motion detectors as well--not only do they provide light, they can also help keep your house secure. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a solar spotlight. It'll help you: Choose the right type of solar spotlight, See useful tips about that particular type of solar spotlight, Read reviews of solar spotlights, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of a solar spotlight, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Bluetooth Audio Amplifiers of 2019
If you have invested a lot of money in a home stereo system--speakers, a CD/DVD/Blu-ray player, turntable, etc.--it’s only natural that you’ll want it to be as versatile as possible. Stereo amplifiers have traditionally been able to pick up AM and FM radio or play music from vinyl records or CDs. They might have ports for inserting a flash drive or SD memory card, with even more content. But, with so many Bluetooth-compatible devices around nowadays, having a Bluetooth-compatible audio amplifier will give your stereo system access to an infinite amount of content. You’ll be able to send over music from a tablet, an Mp3 player, a laptop, or an Android or Apple device. And, since it’s Bluetooth, you don’t have to worry about a physical, wired connection--as long as you remain within the 30-40-foot range of Bluetooth devices.  But there are still other variables and features to consider. Some audio amplifiers have features that enable hooking up speakers that give more power, or more balance. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Bluetooth audio amplifier. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Bluetooth audio amplifier, See useful tips about that particular type of Bluetooth audio amplifier, Read reviews of Bluetooth audio amplifiers, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of Bluetooth audio amplifier, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.  
A Guide to the Best Ultrasonic Dog Repellers of 2019
Many places in the United States have “leash laws”, which require that dogs be kept on a leash when they’re taken for a walk in a public place. Besides preventing damage to property, a leash is also to keep them from suddenly lashing out or barking at someone unfamiliar--and that unfamiliar person could be you! In case you encounter a barking dog without a leash about to pounce, it’s good to be prepared. There are handheld ultrasonic dog repellers that are small enough to keep in your pocket. If you go jogging or running, and meet up with an aggressive dog, these repellers will emit a sound that irritates the dog and makes them keep their distance. Dog owners can also use these nifty handheld devices, to train their dog and reinforce good behavior. And they are humane--they work by just emitting a sound that irritates the dog and discourages wild behavior but won’t harm the dog in any way. But that’s not all. There are also stationary dog repellers that you can post in your yard or garden. This will prevent dogs (and cats, skunks, foxes, rodents, and more) from going in and start tearing up your lawn. They employ a motion sensor, which notices if an animal has entered the area. It will then emit an ultrasonic sound which will repel them from the area. Depending on the model, they can be solar-powered, or use wall current to recharge the unit. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an ultrasonic dog repeller, to get the one that suits you best. It'll help you: Choose the right type of ultrasonic dog repeller, See useful tips about that particular type of ultrasonic dog repeller, Read reviews of ultrasonic dog repellers, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of ultrasonic dog repeller, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.  
A Guide to the Best Cal-Mag Supplements of 2019
Dietary calcium is important in every stage of a person's life. In children and young adults, they need it for developing strong bones. Pregnant and nursing women will need extra calcium for their baby’s proper development. And later in life, you have to ensure that you have enough calcium in your diet, so as to avoid the debilitating effects of osteoporosis.  But why do we see supplements of calcium and magnesium together? Magnesium is essential for the absorption of calcium into the skeleton--but the typical American diet is low on magnesium. It is found that the more magnesium in the diet will produce bones with an overall higher density of minerals. The skeleton will be stronger and more resilient against fractures. And magnesium is important in and of itself, for the proper functioning of the nervous system, blood pressure and heart rate, and blood sugar levels. And there’s no way to have too much magnesium in your diet: if you happen to take too much, it is excreted by the body, to maintain a proper balance.  You’ll see Calcium-Magnesium supplements that contain other nutrients, for even better absorption. Some will have Vitamin D3, which is also essential for bone development. Others will have Vitamin C, which is important for the body’s immune system and connective tissue. Others Cal-Mag supplements are especially for pregnant or nursing women, with their special needs.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Cal-Mag supplement. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Cal-Mag supplement, See useful tips about that particular type of Cal-Mag supplement, Read reviews of Cal-Mag supplements, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of Cal-Mag supplement, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
Guide to the Best Beet Powders of 2019
Beets have been cultivated for food since at least the 8th century BC. Throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe, for centuries, people have consumed either the root or the leaves of the plant. The beetroot is a familiar vegetable that can be consumed either cooked or even raw. Recently, it has gained the status of a superfood. Beetroots contain Vitamins A, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6, Vitamin C, and minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc. It also has antioxidant properties, which helps remove damaging free radicals from the body.  However, one problem is how to prepare beetroots in a way that they will retain all of these nutrients. Boiling beets in a pot will cut the amounts of Vitamins A, B5, and C--as well as the calcium and potassium content--by more than half! That’s where beetroot powders come in. The powder is prepared in one of two ways. One way is from grinding down raw beets in a juicer, and dehydrating the juice. Another way is to freeze-dry whole beets and then pulverizing them. Since the beets are in raw, uncooked form, they retain most of their nutrients. You can then dissolve the powder in water and drink it down. It doesn’t quite have the fiber content that you’d get from eating beets. But beetroot powder is an easy way of supplementing your diet. And it is shown to improve blood pressure and increase endurance.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a beet powder. It'll help you: Choose the right type of beet powder, See useful tips about that particular type of beet powder, Read reviews of different beet powders, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of beet powder, and  Compare prices and find the best deals. 
A Guide to the Best Herb Pueraria Mirifica Supplements of 2019
Pueraria Mirifica is the Latin name of a plant that has been used as a Thai folk remedy since the 13th century. The root of Pueraria Mirifica is a tuber, which grows much in the form of cassava or sweet potatoes. In Thai folk medicine. the root of Pueraria Mirifica was dried and ground down into a powder and mixed with milk. It is supposed to help skin retain a youthful appearance--and even the meaning of the botanical name was made to reflect that: “puer” meaning “youthful” and “Mirifica” means “wondrous”. What's more, Pueraria Mirifica is one of a category of plants known as "phytoestrogens". To throw in another Latin word, "phyto" is Latin for "plant". Phytoestrogen is similar to the female hormone estrogen, only that it is plant-derived. Other phytoestrogens include familiar foods such as soybeans, flaxseed, sesame seeds, beans, lentils, wheat, barley, just to name a few. Pueraria Mirifica's phytoestrogenic property is recommended for relieving the symptoms of menopause when a woman's estrogen production starts to decrease dramatically. (In fact, the extract of the Pueraria Mirifica root is called “Puresterol” as a result!) Taking supplements of Pueraria Mirifica can make up for the decrease in estrogen production with age so that a woman won't have to suffer from hot flashes, night sweating, and mood instability. Some even recommend it for breast enlargement and aesthetics. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Pueraria Mirifica supplement. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Pueraria Mirifica supplement, See useful tips about that particular type of Pueraria Mirifica supplement, Read reviews of different Pueraria Mirifica supplements, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of Pueraria Mirifica supplement, and  Compare prices and find the best deals. 
A Guide to the Best Grub Killers of 2019
Scarab beetles were venerated in Ancient Egypt as a personification of the god of resurrection and immortality. But, nowadays, these metallic-colored beetles can actually signal death--of your beautiful lawn or garden, that is. Scarab beetles include over 30,000 different species--some of the more prevalent being Japanese beetles, June bugs, and European Chafers. The adults lay eggs in the soil of your lawn, which hatch and develop into large grubs, which feed on the roots of your grass plants. If you see bald patches in your lawn, it could be a strong indication that are grubs munching on your plants. It’s important to eliminate the grubs or their parents. If you don’t, there’s a risk of an even bigger risk to your lawn: there are animals like moles and raccoons that love to feed on grubs. If you leave the grubs in the soil, these animals will rip up the turf to get to the grubs! Japanese Beetle Grubs--The Enemy Bald spots in a lawn--indicative of grub infestation Fortunately, there are a number of products that can eliminate grubs on contact--and they are effective for three months after you apply them. And they won’t just kill grubs. They’ll be effective against ants, ticks, earwigs, and moth larvae that can also destroy lawns and vegetable patches. But there’s a trick to knowing when to apply each product, and figuring out what’s best for your needs. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a grub killer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of grub killer, See useful tips about that particular type of grub killer, Read reviews of different grub killers, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of grub killer, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Citrulline Malate Powders of 2019
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins--and the body needs protein for proper growth and repair. Out of 500 amino acids occurring in nature, there are 20 amino acids that the human body requires. They can be divided into three groups: Ten of these you must get from your diet, called “essential amino acids”. The other 10 are “non-essential amino acids”, which the body can create on its own.  There are also “conditionally essential amino acids”, which the body can manufacture on its own--but, under certain circumstances, it’s better to take supplements to help the body out.  One such “conditional essential amino acid” is Arginine. When the body undergoes stress--like recovering from injuries, or restoring itself after vigorous exercise--it requires more Arginine. More Arginine in the body means better blood flow, less fatigue, and greater endurance. On the other hand, Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid, which is found naturally in watermelon. The body converts Citrulline into Arginine in the kidneys--which is fine, until there is a time when your body needs more Arginine. If your body undergoes stress, Citrulline supplements can help your body repair itself and will give you improved performance with less cramping.  And taking Citrulline orally is found to be more beneficial than if you would take Arginine supplements!  It is found that combining Citrulline with Malic Acid (found naturally in grapes, apples, blueberries, and many other fruits) creates Citrulline malate, which helps the body produce energy as well. (Mice given malate were found to be able to swim longer, in controlled studies.) For this reason, there are a number of Citrulline Malate powders nowadays, which achieve both results: the repair functions of Citrulline, and the energy production of malate. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Citrulline malate powder. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Citrulline malate powder, See useful tips about that particular type of Citrulline malate powder, Read reviews of different Citrulline malate powders, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of Citrulline malate powder, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Replacement Battery for Dyson Handhelds of 2019
Dyson handheld vacuums are famous for their innovative design and power. But, on average, the battery in a handheld Dyson model lasts for around 4 years. If you notice that your Dyson vacuum doesn’t vacuum for very long even when fully charged, and has to be on the charger all the time when not in use, it might be a sign to replace the battery. If your Dyson vacuum costs $240, there’s no need to chuck it just because the battery is dying. (Some Dyson products can cost closer to $1000! Then a $31 replacement battery is a no-brainer.) That’s where replacement batteries for Dyson handheld vacuums enter the picture. There are a number of companies that make replacement batteries for Dyson equipment and appliances. But you certainly want to get the best choice of a replacement battery, with the capacity to hold its charge for a long time, and also able to hold up to a lot of recharging cycles. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a replacement battery for a Dyson handheld vacuum. It'll help you: Choose the right type of replacement battery for your Dyson handheld vacuum, See useful tips about that particular type of replacement battery, Read reviews of different replacement batteries, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of Dyson handheld vacuum replacement battery, and  Compare prices and find the best deals. 
A Guide to the Best Above Ground Pools of 2019
If you’d like to treat your family to some water fun in your backyard, but without the hassle of installing an in-ground pool, there are a number of above-ground pools that can allow for that. You’ll find pools that are primarily for small children, as well as large 15’ x 24’ pools, almost 5 feet deep.  Depending on how much you are willing to invest, it can provide you and your family enjoyment for several summers--with the convenience and privacy of it being on your property.  There are some things to consider before buying an above-ground pool, such as the size that you can accommodate in your yard, as well as how many people you expect to use it at any one time. There are also considerations of the cost and longevity of the product. Some above-ground pools barely make it for five summers of use before the material gets torn--that’s an unfortunate end for a pool that could cost as much as $1500 and up! And there are care and maintenance considerations as well.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best above-ground pool for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of above-ground pool, See useful tips about that particular type of above-ground pool, Read reviews of different above-ground pools, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of an above-ground pool, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Generic Refrigerator Water Filters of 2019
Many refrigerator models now provide cold water (and even hot water!) and ice cubes from a dispenser in the front. Even though in many cases you can insert a bypass plug and use the refrigerator without a filter, it’s incomparably better to use a filter. The refrigerator will come with a proprietary filter, which will remove impurities from the water, as well as prevent lime deposits which can shorten the lifetime of the appliance. There are also microbial cysts that can be in your drinking water, which are resistant to water purification processes--a filter will successfully remove these organisms as well.  The manufacturers of the refrigerator will say that the best results are achieved if you use the proprietary water filter for their brand. Their filters have undergone laboratory tests to remove microbial cysts, bacteria, algae, mold, lead, chlorine, and other contaminants. But there are also generic water filters that are made to be compatible with a number of refrigerators. These generic filters may be cheaper and easier to obtain than the proprietary filter. And sometimes one model of filter is good for several brands at once. So it’s worth considering whether the generic will perform as well as the brand name filter. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a generic refrigerator water filter. It'll help you: Choose the right type of generic refrigerator water filter, See useful tips about that particular type of generic refrigerator water filter, Read reviews of different generic refrigerator water filters, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of generic refrigerator water filter, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Mini-Split Heat Pumps of 2019
We are familiar with the fact that hot objects gradually cool off. The heat dissipates to the surroundings. A hot cup of coffee or a bowl of soup cools off in a few minutes. The chemist Antoine Lavoisier proposed that there was a fluid called “caloric” that flows from hot objects to cold objects. (It was later proven that no such fluid exists--which led to the correct idea that heat is rather due to the motion of the particles in a material that make it hot.) A heat pump is a device that makes heat go in the opposite direction: it will take energy from outside your home, and pump it into your house. There is of course a limit to how much that they can do this. If the outdoor temperature doesn’t usually go below 25 degrees Fahrenheit (which is still pretty cold), most heat pumps will still succeed in squeezing that thermal energy out of the outside air and bringing it into your home. It is an economical way to heat your home, that comes out cheaper over the course of the winter than using radiators or convection ovens. And many mini-split heat pumps will serve as an air conditioner in the summer! A mini-split heat pump is one of the cheapest ways of heating your home. It is “split” into two devices:  An outdoor unit, consisting of a compressor, condenser coil, and fan, and An indoor air handling unit, with an expansion valve, evaporator coil, fan, and air filter.  In a multi-zone version, there is an air-handling unit installed in each room, providing it with warm air. If your home has ductwork installed, you can find mini-split pumps that send hot air through the ducts. And if you don’t have ductwork installed, there will be mini-split heat pumps that can heat your home nonetheless. But you should learn a little about the specifications of heat pumps, to make sure that it will be able to heat your home efficiently. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mini-split heat pump. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mini-split heat pump, See useful tips about that particular type of mini-split heat pump, Read reviews of different mini-split heat pumps, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of mini-split heat pump, and  Compare prices and find the best deals. 
A Guide to the Best Cupping Sets of 2019
  Cupping has been used as a type of enhanced massage treatment for over 3500 years, and its use spans most of the Old World. It is mentioned as a traditional Chinese medicine treatment, and yet is also mentioned in Egyptian papyri from 3500 years ago! Its proponents claim that cupping can treat ailments such as shingles and facial paralysis. Conventional medicine dismisses its successes as merely a placebo effect. (But Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is a cupping enthusiast, and touts its efficacy.) But cupping is also used in a number of situations just to provide muscle relief--or even to eliminate cellulite.  There are many ways in which cupping is performed. The common treatment is that you place a cup on a person’s body and proceed to create a vacuum inside the cup. The vacuum pulls the skin, muscle, and connective tissue into the cup. There are treatments where the therapist moves the cup around while maintaining the vacuum inside, allowing to massage a larger area. In this way, cupping is recommended as providing the results of a deep tissue massage, in a much shorter amount of time. For those who suffer from back pain and are in need of a good massage, cupping is one way of loosening the back muscles and allowing you to relax. And, with much the same theory as that behind the “fascia blaster” massagers, cupping can help reduce cellulite and even help remove wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. But you’ll notice great differences in cupping apparatus. Some should only be used by experienced professionals, since some methods risk causing a hematoma and breaking blood vessels, or causing burns. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a cupping set. It'll help you: Choose the right type of cupping set, See useful tips about that type of cupping set, Read reviews of different cupping set, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of the best cupping set, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Inverter Air Conditioners of 2019
If you live in a place where the temperatures climb to uncomfortable levels in the summertime, you’ll know how much of a necessity air conditioning is. But you also will want to cool the house economically. An inverter air conditioner works differently than your standard air conditioner, in such a way that it uses less electricity. A typical air conditioner’s compressor goes full-on at a single speed when it detects that the room is too warm, and then goes full-off when the room is cool. On the other hand, an inverter air conditioner will run the compressor all the time, just changing the speed according to the desired flow rate of the refrigerant. This consumes less power--up to 64% less energy!--since the fluctuations in the action of the compressor are more gentle than a radical “on” or “off”. They also can cool the room more quickly, and, the compressor is always operating, avoid fluctuations in room temperature. But inverter air conditioners are a higher initial investment since the circuitry is a bit more complicated. So, you should know what features are essential. To make an informed decision when buying an inverter air conditioner, you should get familiar with some common features that they share, and which brands stand out from the rest. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an inverter air conditioner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of inverter air conditioner, See useful tips about that type of inverter air conditioner, Read reviews of different inverter air conditioners, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of the best inverter air conditioner, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Lightweight Window Air Conditioners of 2019
Most people take vacations during the summertime, and use them as an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. But summer is three months long (and can feel even longer, depending on where you live). And you’ll have to be home at least part of the summer months. For those who don’t have central air conditioning in their homes, a lightweight window air conditioner can be an inexpensive initial investment, which conserves energy as well. A window air conditioner can cool an entire room--and, unlike central air conditioning, you can cool only specific rooms at any one time.  Another advantage to a window air conditioner is the simple “installation”. Installing central air conditioning or a mini-split air conditioner, which you mount on the wall with a lot of drilling for the air ducts, is a major hassle. Window air conditioners usually come with a kit that allows you to fit the air conditioner unit to the width of your window for an airtight seal. And you can easily bring it back into the house when the summer’s over.  To make an informed decision when buying a lightweight window air conditioner, you should get familiar with some common features that they share, and which brands stand out from the rest. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a lightweight window air conditioner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of lightweight window air conditioner, See useful tips about that type of lightweight window air conditioner, Read reviews of different lightweight window air conditioners, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of the best lightweight window air conditioner, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best FTA Receivers of 2019
If you want to watch your local TV stations, a regular TV antenna will suffice. You may debate with yourself whether to get an indoor or outdoor antenna. But, if you want to expand your options dramatically, perhaps you should consider an FTA receiver. “FTA” (= Free-To-Air) refers to television and radio signals that can be enjoyed without any subscription fee. Simply put, an FTA satellite receiver is a TV receiver that hooks up to a satellite dish antenna and can pick up these free TV and radio stations.  With an FTA receiver together with a satellite-dish antenna (and a low-noise block (= LNB) downconverter--more about that later), you can get free stations from pretty much anywhere in the world!  An FTA receiver is essentially a computer--you just download and install the software for your model, and it will process the incoming signal from your satellite dish. Just as a shortwave radio lets you listen to radio signals from much further away, an FTA satellite receiver will let you get distant TV stations. This is something especially attractive if you’re interested in content in a foreign language. You can choose a number of overseas stations that you are fond of, search from which satellite to receive the respective TV or radio signal, and enjoy!  However, there are a lot of specs to consider, with a whole sea of abbreviations and technical features. It’s worthwhile getting familiar with some of the lingo before purchasing an FTA receiver. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an FTA receiver. It'll help you: Choose the right type of FTA receiver, See useful tips about that type of FTA receiver, Read reviews of different FTA receivers, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of the best FTA receiver, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Cap Guns of 2019
Toy cap guns have been popular since the time of the American Civil War until the present day. Toy cap guns have excited people’s imagination, whether it’s children playing “cowboys and Indians” or “cops and robbers”, or being used as props in theater and movies. There’s a wide range of cap guns, ranging from handguns to rifles, and even machine-gun-style cap guns! And they have been used on occasion for serious training as well. In fact, the Parris Manufacturing Company was assigned with making dummy firearms to train American troops leading up to World War II, until they were able to produce enough real rifles for the soldiers to train. With almost 150 years of cap guns, it’s worthwhile looking at the variety that is available on the market. You’ll see that some companies specialize in vintage cap guns, while others make more modern versions. They can provide safe fun for children, or be realistic replicas, made from cast iron with a wooden handle. If you want a cap gun for a Halloween costume, you can find products that even come with a holster to round out the whole outfit! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a cap gun. It'll help you: Choose the right type of cap gun, See useful tips about that type of cap gun, Read reviews of different cap guns, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of the best cap gun, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best RAID Enclosures of 2019
A RAID enclosure is a place to store several hard disks, external to your PC. Instead of keeping the hard disks inside the computer case, you can keep them outside. RAID itself stands for “Redundant Array of Inexpensive (or “Independent”) Disks”. It refers to a method of storing computer data on several small, inexpensive hard drives, instead of on one large, expensive hard disk. The reasoning behind it goes like this: An array of many small disks may be more vulnerable to failures and loss of data. This is because any one of the hard disks might suddenly die on you. But, the bulk of your data will be on the other drives. And,  if there is sufficient “redundancy” (safeguards to retrieve lost data, by storing the same data in several places), you will be better equipped to retrieve data from the dead hard drive. Compare that to the situation where you’ve put all of your data on one hard drive (putting all of your eggs in one basket), and it gets damaged. You run the risk of not being able to retrieve any of your data!  But besides storing the data on several disks, they have to be kept securely. They have to be protected from overheating--so RAID enclosures will have fans to keep the disks cool. You’ll also notice that these RAID enclosures will have several methods of storing information. And that different enclosures will store different types of hard disks. It’s worth doing some research before buying a RAID enclosure. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a RAID enclosure. It'll help you: Choose the right type of RAID enclosure, See useful tips about that type of RAID enclosure, Read reviews of different RAID enclosures, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of the best RAID enclosure, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Quiet Generators of 2019
A portable quiet generator is useful in a number of situations--and they’re available in a wide range of power capacities, with some being able to produce 10,000 Watts of power. You can use one as a backup in your home to power your appliances during a power outage (which can be vital in helping you heat the house or keep your refrigerator running). You can also use one for a tailgating party or to power your RV, or when you’re camping and can’t quite do without your typical household amenities. But if you’re outdoors, you’ll want a generator that is as quiet as possible, so as not to spoil the pristine atmosphere. And if you’re running a portable generator for a party or other event, you don’t want it to be so noisy that it drowns out the music or speakers. But it is best to investigate a few technical details before making a purchase. You’ll learn to distinguish between the generator’s peak wattage and the running wattage. You’ll also notice that there are several ways to power the generator, such as diesel fuel, liquid propane, gasoline, and more. You’ll want to take note of how many devices can you power off your generator. And finally, since we’re talking about quiet generators, you’ll want to look at how noisy the generators are. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a quiet generator. It'll help you: Choose the right type of quiet generator, See useful tips about that type of quiet generator, Read reviews of different quiet generators, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of the best quiet generator, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Vizio 4K TVs of 2019
Vizio was founded in 2002--and its dizzying success story is inspiring. Within just five years, its revenue grew to over $2 billion--an increase of over 3000%! It is presently one of the biggest manufacturers of Smart TVs and soundbars in the United States. But one of the main reasons for its success is that they have made high-quality, 4k TVs that are also affordable. But first, let’s get through some of the acronyms and specifications that we see so much when talking about TV resolution. TV resolution will be determined by how many horizontal and vertical lines compose the picture. Multiplying the number of vertical and horizontal lines will give us the total number of pixels in the picture. We see the following progression in digital TV resolution: Standard Definition TV (SDTV): 720 x 576 pixels  = 414,720 pixels High Definition TV (HDTV -- 720p): 1280 x 720 pixels = 923,600 pixels  Full High Definition TV (FHD TV): 1920 x 1080 pixels = 2,073,600 pixels Ultra High Definition TV (UHD TV): This can either be 4K TV, using either 3840 x 2160 = 8,294,400 pixels total--or 4096 x 2160 pixels = 8,847,360 pixels, or 8K TV, using 7680 horizontal x 4320 vertical pixels = 33,177,600 pixels. So, we see that a 4K TV will have over 8 million pixels in the picture, giving it 4 times the resolution of Full HD. But it also ensures a larger and sharper image.  But this is just the tip of the iceberg when trying to select a Vizio 4K TV. You’ll also see terms such as “Dolby HDR” (= High Dynamic Range, which indicates how the TV can capture great variations in brightness). Then you hear about the number of ports that the TV has, and Quantum Dot displays on some of the Vizio TVs.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Vizio 4K TV. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Vizio 4K TV, See useful tips about that type of Vizio 4K TV, Read reviews of different Vizio 4K TV, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of the best Vizio 4K TV, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Alkaline Water Machines of 2019
You probably remember using litmus paper in school. Out of the box, it would usually be orange. When you put it into an acidic solution, such as lemon juice, it would turn red or pink. And if you put it in lye or soapy water, it would turn blue. Litmus paper is an indicator to tell you approximately the pH of a substance. “pH” stands for “potential of hydrogen”, with a pH of 7 being neutral. Substances with a pH below 7 are acidic (fewer hydrogen ions), and those with a pH above 7 (more hydrogen ions) are basic. What does this have to do with alkaline water? Well, an alkaline solution has a pH greater than 7. The higher pH indicates that it has more positive charges (hydrogen ions, or protons), while an acid’s low pH indicates that it has a surplus of negative charges in electrons. An alkaline solution will become pH neutral when exposed to a source of electrons, such as an acid. When you exercise, your body produces lactic acid--with a surplus of electrons. Drinking alkaline water will help your body neutralize that acid, and become pH-neutral again.  There are several devices on the market nowadays for making alkaline water. There are pitchers which run the water through several layers of minerals--this adds important minerals and ions to the water, and removes heavy metals and impurities. There are also devices that work on electricity that perform electrolysis to separate the water into an acidic and an alkaline part. They can be programmed to get exactly the pH that you want.  This buyer’s guide will look at the advantages of alkaline water, and which devices are out there to prepare it. The information will help you: Choose the right type of alkaline water machine, See useful tips about that type of alkaline water machine, Read reviews of different brands of alkaline water machines, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of alkaline water machine, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying an Alkaline Water Pitcher
Alkaline water is reputed to have a number of health benefits. Drinking alkaline water is said to neutralize the acids in your body, restoring the balance that it needs for proper functioning. Since exercise produces lactic acid in the body, alkaline water is recommended particularly for people with an active lifestyle--that way, they can have more fluid in their bloodstream, and lower levels of urine output. There are several ways of achieving alkaline water: There are electric ionizers, which separate the water into acidic and alkaline parts. Then there are the pitcher-type alkaline water filters. There are distinctions between the number of filtration layers in different water filters. There are also homemade methods of making alkaline water, such as preparing lemon water or adding baking soda to your drinking water. (Baking soda is alkaline, so it will create alkaline water. But because baking soda contains sodium, this method is not recommended for people on low-sodium diets.) To help you easily compare alkaline water pitchers, we have put together this extensive guide with everything you need to differentiate between the various types on the market and to make a quick, smart buying decision. It'll help you: Choose the right type of alkaline water pitcher, See useful tips about that type of alkaline water pitcher,     Read reviews of different brands of alkaline water pitchers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of an alkaline water pitcher, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Coax Splitters of 2019
Let’s say that you have one TV antenna, but you also have several TVs in your house. Or, if you enjoy cable TV, you have a cable box that you want to hook up to several TVs. A coaxial cable splitter will allow you to do this with ease. You can take a coaxial cable from the TV antenna or cable box, connect it to a coaxial cable splitter, and run two separate outputs to your TV sets in different rooms in your house. But that’s only the beginning. You’ll also see splitters that can give you 8 or more outputs, which can help distribute signals to different monitors, or video game or home entertainment systems. However, you want to make sure that the splitter will preserve the signal so that each TV will have strong reception and good picture quality. And you don’t want the extra connections to add noise. So it’s worthwhile to learn about the best coax cable splitters available and the problems that they can solve (and how to avoid creating any new problems). We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best coaxial cable splitter for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of coaxial cable splitter, See useful tips about that particular type of coaxial cable splitter, Read reviews of different coaxial cable splitters, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of coaxial cable splitter, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Post Cycle Therapies of 2019
Post-Cycle Therapy is a course of supplements that a person takes after completing anabolic steroid use for achieving weight training or bodybuilding goals. Anabolic steroids include androgens (= hormones that regulate male characteristics), estrogens and progestogens. When taking steroids, your body gets the message that it already has enough hormones, and stops producing them naturally. Just stopping taking steroids can “undo” all of the gains that you have achieved--as well as high blood pressure, decreased libido and impotence, acne, and much more. Also, anabolic steroids can break down into estrogen--which can cause the growth of breast tissue in men, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, and other hormonal imbalances. You have to rely on dietary supplements, termed “post-cycle therapies”, to get your endocrine system back to properly producing hormones again--a process that can take anywhere from 1-1.5 months. And it’s important to do this carefully, to avoid unwanted side effects.  So, a Post-Cycle Therapy is certainly a necessity after anabolic steroid use--but it’s also important to be informed as to what is best for you, and what will be effective. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a post-cycle therapy. It'll help you: Choose the right type of post-cycle therapy, See useful tips about that type of post-cycle therapy, Read reviews of different post-cycle therapies, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of post-cycle therapy, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
Despite society becoming more advanced technologically, it hasn’t always come to mean that people have more time. But at least they don’t have to spend their precious leisure time on boring, stultifying tasks. Vacuuming the house is one thing that has become fully automated: There is a wide variety of robotic vacuum cleaners that can vacuum the house for you--even when you’re not home! There are certain features common to all of them--while some of them have distinct advantages. You’ll see that the older versions could be programmed to clean certain times of the day. More state-of-the-art versions nowadays utilize a Smartphone app to allow planning a cleaning schedule an entire week in advance. Some even allow you to give it voice commands, via Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant. Let’s look at which advantages are essential, and which are more gimmicky. This guide will help you: Choose the right type of robotic vacuum, See useful tips about that type of robotic vacuum, Read reviews of different brands of robotic vacuums, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of robotic vacuum, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best PoE Switches of 2019
Power over Ethernet (=PoE) is a means of powering a device by means of the Ethernet cable running from the router or modem to the device. Very similar to the way your landline phone gets its power from the phone line, you can operate security cameras or a card reader by providing it power from its Ethernet cable. This way, you don’t have to worry about charging up the device’s batteries, providing it with AC current from a wall outlet, or having to hook up an AC/DC transformer to provide power. It won’t require any complicated electrical work to power up devices--just hook them up with an Ethernet cable, and you’re done! A Power-over-Ethernet switch (PoE switch) allows you to connect many devices at once. They will be be both connected to the Internet, and get their power from the Ethernet cable. But PoE switches can differ in the amount of power that they can provide, the number of devices that you can connect, data transmission speed, the number uplink ports, and many other details. It’s important to be well-informed, to make a wise decision as to which PoE switch will best suit your needs.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a PoE switch. It'll help you: Choose the right type of PoE switch, See useful tips about that type of PoE switch, Read reviews of different PoE switches, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of a PoE switch, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Phytoceramides of 2019
Ceramide is a compound whose name is derived from the Latin word “cera”, meaning wax. The outer layer of a person’s skin is over 50% ceramide-- it provides the skin with a protective layer that keeps it from drying out and maintains the skin’s suppleness. (Actually, there are 7 different Ceramide compounds in human skin: Ceramide-1, Ceramide-2, Ceramide-3, Ceramide-4, Ceramide-5, Ceramide-6l, and Ceramide-6ll. Skin must contain a proper ratio of these compounds for healthy functioning.) However, your body produces less ceramide as you get older--and hence people start to develop wrinkles as they get older, and they suffer from skin that is drier and rougher than they did in their youth. Also, sun exposure can also dry out and age the skin. Fortunately, there are plant-derived ceramides, called “Phytoceramides”,  with “Phyto” meaning “related to plants”. Sources of phytoceramides include wheat, rice, soybeans, corn, and sweet potatoes. A topical ceramide cream or oil can help protect and hydrate your skin. However, there are still big differences in efficacy in the ceramide depending on its source, and there are also dietary supplements that you can take orally. These Phytoceramides can fight aging, dryness, and rough skin as well.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a phytoceramide supplement. It'll help you: Choose the right type of phytoceramide supplement, See useful tips about that type of phytoceramide supplement, Read reviews of different phytoceramide supplements, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of a phytoceramide supplement, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Cavitation Machines of 2019
“Cavitation” is a phenomenon of making vibrations in a liquid to create bubbles of vapor, or cavities (hence the name “cavitation”). These bubbles pop, and the energy released by this “pop” can be employed in a number of situations. For example, there are ultrasonic jewelry cleaners that use cavitation to remove tarnish, dirt, and oils even in tiny crevices on the jewelry.   But, almost unbelievably, ultrasonic cavitation is used as a weight loss, as well as body contouring and for making the skin look younger. When applied to human skin, an ultrasonic cavitation machine will use sound waves of 40 kHz or 5 MHz to cause cavitation bubbles in the body’s fat cells. This will break down large fat molecules into free fatty acids that the body can then eliminate.  With short treatments of 30-45 minutes at a time applied to the waist or thighs, a cavitation machine can remove fat deposits, as well as reduce cellulite and causing the skin to be more firm. But ultrasonic cavitation machines now combine a number of other techniques as well. Some also have a red LED light. This emits infrared radiation, which heats the lower layers of the skin, stimulating the skin to produce more collagen. With more collagen, this reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and increases skin elasticity. This can help the body heal and stimulates the immune system. It can also help people suffering from arthritis. There are ultrasonic cavitation machines that also employ electronic muscle stimulator (= EMS), which uses a low-frequency current to get muscles to vibrate. This also consumes energy and further helps you burn calories and lose weight--without all of the exertions of aerobic exercise. You may want a cavitation machine that employs all of these methods--but the more features in the machine, the greater the cost. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a cavitation machine. It'll help you: Choose the right type of cavitation machine, See useful tips about that type of cavitation machine, Read reviews of different cavitation machines, and what customers are saying,  Select the right brand of a cavitation machine, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
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People usually associate the ukulele with Hawaii. Well, that’s partially correct. The  name “ukulele” is translated from the Hawaiian as “jumping flea”. But it was brought to Hawaii by Portuguese migrant workers who came to Hawaii in the 1880s, and enthusiastically adopted by the last monarch of Hawaii, King Kalakaua. Its popularity stems from its distinctive, “homey” sound, as well as its portability. If you’re traveling from place to place, you’ll find that a soprano or even concert ukulele can easily fit in your luggage--a great alternative to lugging around a guitar! As with any musical instrument, your decision of what to buy will be personal preference, depending on what kind of sound you want from your ukulele, whether you want to play only chords, or individual notes as well, and what size of a ukulele can you master. The materials of the ukulele will also factor in your decision. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a ukulele. It'll help you: Choose the right type of ukulele, See useful tips about that particular type of ukulele, Read reviews of different quality ukuleles, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best ukulele, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying an Automatic Soap Dispenser
Liquid hand soap has been around since 1865. In fact, frequent hand-washing, and better hygiene, is one of the reasons for fewer infectious diseases in the 20th century.  People nowadays prefer liquid hand soap over a bar of soap. It's more economical, concentrated, and also more hygienic. (You don't have all sorts of people handling the same bar of soap.) Liquid soap dispensers give out a measured amount of soap. And the automatic liquid soap dispenser is an important disease prevention strategy. It releases a small amount of liquid soap as you pass your hand in front of a sensor. Besides being more sanitary, it also lends a sci-fi, hi-tech ambiance to your home. But there are still variations in the design. Here is a guide to some of the best automatic soap dispensers on the market.
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For the consumer who needs good-quality color prints, inkjet printers are a popular low-cost solution. It wasn’t always that way. The first inkjet printer for home use was the 1988 Hewlett-Packard Deskjet, which cost $1000! But the prices have dropped precipitously over the years. Now, you can find an HP Deskjet Multifunction printer for as little as $60! Inkjet printers will answer your everyday needs for printing reports for school or work, tickets, boarding passes, and more. But with advances in technology, you’ll probably want extra features nowadays. One major concern is how often you will have to replace the printer’s cartridges (especially since ink cartridges from the original manufacturer can cost more than the printer itself!). You’ll also want to know about the printer’s longevity--how many pages can it be expected to print, if properly cared for. You’ll undoubtedly want it to make prints with good resolution. And, since people want to print out photographs from their mobile devices nowadays, it’s best to get a printer with WiFi capability--you’ll be able to print pictures or text directly from a phone or tablet, from anywhere with an Internet connection! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an inkjet printer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of inkjet printer, See useful tips about that particular type of inkjet printer, Read reviews of different quality inkjet printers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best inkjet printer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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If you want to buy a printer, you'll have to ask yourself what are going to be your printing needs. If you need to print a lot, you would lean in the direction of a laser printer. But laser printers are expensive, and use expensive toner cartridges. But if your needs are small, the inkjet printer is probably best for you. They print good-quality color and black-and-white images, and are suitable for school reports, advertisements, or light office work. But there are still some details that you should look for. Here is a guide to some of the best inkjet printers on the market.  
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Android boxes (also known as “Android TV”) are devices with the Android operating system installed, allowing you to create a home entertainment and media center in your living room. Android boxes are small and portable, and also surprisingly affordable, usually ranging around $50 or less. They give access to all sorts of TV shows and online games. But there are many more advantages. It can allow you to convert a regular TV into a “Smart TV”, giving it the capability of employing WiFi, and getting apps beyond those provided by a specific manufacturer. You’ll also be able to project content from your Smartphone or Apple phone onto a big TV screen. If you want, you’ll be able to broadcast music on your Android phone over the TV’s high-quality speakers. And you can use it for browsing the Internet--instead of sitting at a 22” computer monitor, you can lounge around on your living room sofa and click through websites on a 50” TV screen! Since the Android operating system can run on relatively inexpensive hardware, you can get computing ability equivalent to that of a computer that costs much more. But there will be differences between different Android boxes, in terms of their internal hardware, such as hard disk, CPU, GPU, and options to expand on the device’s capabilities. It’s worthwhile investigating what the Android boxes on the market have to offer. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an Android box. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Android box, See useful tips about that particular type of Android box, Read reviews of different quality Android boxes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best Android box, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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A sectional sofa is a stylish and luxurious addition home--either indoors or outdoors. They were originally designed to be a substitute for a sofa with a separate footstool to support your feet (also called an “ottoman”). Instead, sectional sofas will allow you to lie down on the couch, while others sit comfortably with back support. They may include a section with a chaise longue (French for “long chair”), along with smaller chairs with a single armrest. While a regular sofa doesn’t allow you much leeway in terms of layout, a sectional sofa allows you to arrange the parts in a way that best fits your needs, tastes, and imagination. For indoor use, they are best for salons with room to spare--they can also be arranged or customized to wrap around the corner of the room. You’ll also see outdoor sectional sofas, which will allow you and your friends or family to lounge around on a patio or around a pool. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a good sectional sofa. It'll help you: Choose the right type of sectional sofa, See useful tips about that particular type of sectional sofa, Read reviews of different quality sectional sofas, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best sectional sofa, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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In the past, you probably would have thought of a golf watch as an unfair advantage. Just as there are companies that make fitness trackers for swimming or jogging, there are fitness trackers and watches with special features for golf.  Just like you have facilities like driving ranges and putting greens to help you practice, a golf watch can give special pointers, like how to negotiate around hazards or to tackle layups or doglegs. It can help you improve your game tremendously. You can also find golf watches with additional features. Most have maps of thousands of golf courses, and you can download more if the golf course you’re playing doesn’t appear--that’s “par for the course”. They’ll also display the distance to the tee, or to the front, middle, and back of the green, keep score without a scorecard, and record and track your progress. Some give you tips on how to improve your swing--and some will even nudge you to get moving if you’re idle for too long! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a golf watch. It'll help you: Choose the right type of golf watch, See useful tips about that particular type of golf watch, Read reviews of different golf watches, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best golf watch, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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Whether you’re an amateur or professional fisherman, a good fish finder can allow you to make the most of your time outdoors. Fish finders use sonar to map the objects and depth of a body of water, just like radar is used to map out flying objects. There are fish finders that employ traditional sonar, and display objects as “blobs” on a screen. A large blob can be a pile of brush or rocks, while small blobs can (hopefully) be individual fish. Using more There are also down scanning and side scanning fish finders, which present a colored, 3D image of what’s underneath your boat. Some fishermen employ both types of fish finders, to help them distinguish between schools of small bait fish, and the large fish like trout or bass. But today’s fish finders have more features, such as a compass and GPS navigation. Even though today’s fish finders can have some really advanced features, it’s going to take some work to take advantage of all that they have to offer. Depending on the model that you choose, you can get a mapping of fish arches, which takes a little bit of practice to interpret properly, or a color image that essentially displays a picture of what’s going on underneath your boat. And there are fish finders suitable for ice fishing, for fishing in a kayak or boat, or if you’re fishing from the shore. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a fish finder. It'll help you: Choose the right type of fish finder, See useful tips about that particular type of fish finder, Read reviews of different fish finders, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best fish finder, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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We're all familiar with waffles in one form or another. The idea of preparing a cake by cooking batter between two heated metal plates apparently originated in ancient Greece! Over the centuries, different European countries made their own varieties of waffles, differing in their ingredients, flavorings, or toppings. In the United States, the first patented stove-top waffle maker was made by Cornelius Swartwout in 1869, with safety features that made waffle making more fool-proof. Later on, General Electric marketed the first electric waffle maker in 1918. And the renowned “Belgian waffles”, with their distinctive deep pockets to hold syrup or cream, were introduced into the US by Walter Cleyman in 1962. So, with such a long history, there must be a lot of varieties of waffle makers from which to choose when selecting the best waffle maker for your needs! They’ll differ in the number of waffles that they can prepare at a time--whether you’ll want four or six at once, or will just settle for two. Depending on which waffle maker you purchase, you can prepare either round or square waffles, of all different widths and thicknesses. Waffle makers also differ in how you insert the batter, as well as in their temperature controls, depending on how light or dark you want your waffles. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a waffle maker. It'll help you: Choose the right type of waffle maker, See useful tips about that particular type of waffle maker, Read reviews of different waffle makers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best waffle makers, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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Surprisingly, the technology of preserving food in cans has been around for over two centuries! Nicolas Appert found that putting food in a sealed container and boiling it would allow it to last much longer. But, canned food wasn’t so popular at first--as an indication, the can opener wasn’t invented until much later, in 1852. But nowadays, since so much food is stored in cans, it’s essential that you have a good can opener. And for people who suffer from arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome or elderly people who have limited hand strength, even a can that opens by means of a pull-tab may be a difficult task.   In our age of convenience, you’ll see a wide range of manual and electric can openers on the market. There are heavy-duty models that run on wall current and include other features such as a knife sharpener or bottle opener as well. There are compact battery-powered versions that you can take along with you, as a great alternative to what army vets used to see in their mess kit. And there are models that are designed to cut the can in such a way as to avoid any sharp edges on either the lid or on the edge of the can itself. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a can opener. It'll help you: Choose the right type of can opener, See useful tips about that particular type of can opener, Read reviews of different can openers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best can openers, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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A tower fan is an economical way of keeping cool by circulating the air in a room. It’s a good alternative to the traditional disc-shaped fan, which tends to take up much more space. (Also, in order for a disc-shaped fan to get the air in a room to circulate, it has to oscillate back and forth, taking up even more space.) A tower fan, on the other hand, can stand in a corner of the room, and generate a breeze that can be felt as far as 100 feet away (depending on the model). It can be a welcome supplement to central air conditioning: you can achieve the same level of cool using a fraction of the electricity. They are also typically very lightweight and portable. Also, because the moving parts are all housed inside the fan’s body, it’s safe around children, since there is no concern that they’ll hurt their fingers on a rotating blade. But to narrow down the choices between tower fans, there are more specs to consider. You can find tower fans which operate by remote control, in addition to the onboard controls, to adjust the speed or the time of operation. They also vary in how much air they’re capable of circulating, and what size room can they cool off. You probably also want to consider how quietly do they operate: if you want a tower fan for an office or bedroom, you want it to operate inconspicuously in the background. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a tower fan. It'll help you: Choose the right type of tower fan, See useful tips about that particular type of tower fan, Read reviews of different tower fans, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best tower fans, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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Whether you engage in archery for hunting or just for target archery, a good bow sight will make a good archer into a much better archer. When hunting, it’s not just a question of hitting or missing an elk or deer--it also can be a difference between an ethical kill or just wounding an animal and causing it needless suffering. And if you want to participate in competitive target archery, it goes without saying that a good sight will improve your accuracy. In general, bow sights come in single-pin and compound-pin varieties. With a single-pin sight, you line up the sight with your target and adjust a dial to the approximate distance that you think the arrow should travel. With a compound-pin sight, each pin indicates a different distance, since the arrow’s height will decrease with distance. Which type of sight you choose is a matter of personal taste--but you’ll find many additional features on sights that will increase your accuracy. There are also sights that help you correct for being positioned in a tree stand, or on an incline. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a bow sight. It'll help you: Choose the right type of bow sight, See useful tips about that particular type of bow sight, Read reviews of different bow sights, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best bow sights, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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A pole saw is a nifty invention that extends your reach when you need to prune or clean up damaged branches. When you have overgrown trees on your property, you don’t want to have to climb the tree in order to saw off some branches. And standing precariously balanced on a ladder with a chainsaw in your hands is also not a safe option. That’s where a pole saw comes in. It consists of a chainsaw attached to a pole, which can telescope out to a distance of 9 feet or more. And, in many models, once you have trimmed off large boughs, the pole detaches, allowing you to chop them up into firewood. But there are several models of pole saws. The majority nowadays are electric-powered, either using a rechargeable battery or alternating current with an extension cord. But you’ll also find gas-powered pole saws and even manually-operated saws. That’s not to mention the various features and advantages in each model. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a pole saw. It'll help you: Choose the right type of pole saw, See useful tips about that particular type of pole saw, Read reviews of different pole saws, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best pole saws, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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Roaches are one of the most widespread household pests--they can be found practically anywhere there are households (unless you live in Antarctica!). Even if you keep your house spotlessly clean and keep all of your food out of reach, there’s still a chance they can feed off other household items that you wouldn’t believe. They have been known to eat things like glue, toothpaste--or even the protein in the sweat in a human fingerprint! And although an adult cockroach lives around 200 days, it can produce anywhere from 200-300 babies in that amount of time! So, if you suffer a roach infestation, you can’t just hope that they find another place more hospitable. You have to take action! Fortunately, there are a number of roach baits, traps, and poisons on the market. They use a variety of methods to kill roaches. You’ll find some that are organic compounds, which are intended to be safe around humans and pets. Some are intended to be ingested by the roach, who then brings it back to his “friends” in his dwelling place. Others are quite sophisticated, trying to keep the roaches from reaching maturity. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a roach killer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of roach killer, See useful tips about that particular type of roach killer, Read reviews of different roach killers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best roach killers for homeowners, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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A spotting scope is sort of a low-power telescope, while also offering better magnification than a set of binoculars. You’ll find a spotting scope useful for outdoors activities such as observing and photographing wildlife, watching ships and even astronomy. It can also give a tremendous edge in hunting since you can discern much more detail than with a pair of binoculars. You’d be able to identify the animal that you see, and whether it’s worth hunting. A spotting scope can also allow you to stay away from any predators in the area--since you’ll see them from a safe distance. Spotting scopes can also be fashioned to withstand inclement weather since they are made to be waterproof and fog proof. They are also usually more rugged than a telescope, with rubber casing to prevent the optics from being jostled around when hiking. And while telescopes will have special drives and motors to keep celestial bodies in the field of vision, a spotting scope will be much simpler to set up and operate. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a spotting scope. It'll help you: Choose the right type of spotting scope, See useful tips about that particular type of spotting scope, Read reviews of different spotting scopes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best spotting scopes, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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A mouse might appear to be a cute little animal, but it can also be quite a nuisance and a pest. Depending on where you live, a single mouse might have wandered in from the outdoors--but it can also be a sign of a much greater infestation. They can reproduce in as little as 21 days, with litters of anywhere from 3 to 14 baby mice! Mice are opportunistic eaters and burrowers--so, even if you manage to keep food away from them, they can chew up wood, books, or other things you wouldn’t otherwise think are edible. They also can squeeze into holes no bigger than a dime! And once they’re in your house, you have to deal with their droppings and urinating everywhere. Fortunately, there are a number of mouse trap designs. Traps are a big plus, especially if you have house pets or children, and you would rather not use poisons. Mouse traps can be spring-activated contraptions that kill mice. And there are sticky, glue traps that can surprisingly capture quite a few mice alive. Then there are humane traps that capture the mouse alive. There are also electric traps, which deliver a shock to the mouse, either capturing or killing it. It’s worth studying the advantages of each type. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mouse trap.  It'll help you: Choose the right type of mouse trap, See useful tips about the particular types of mouse traps, Read reviews of some of the best mouse traps, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a mouse trap, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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People go to great lengths to achieve white teeth. If you smoke, or regularly drink red wine, coffee, or tea, your teeth may discolor over time. There are a number of professional treatments that can remove stains that have accumulated over the years. However, if you suffer from tooth sensitivity or receding gums, a professional treatment might not be possible. There are natural treatments, employing toothpaste with activated charcoal or baking soda, which are relatively safe, and do a good job of removing stains from the outer layer of the teeth, on the enamel. But, for more stubborn stains that have penetrated to the dentin, a peroxide treatment might be necessary. There are whitening strips that you apply to the front teeth, which employ a gel with either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. For a more intense treatment, there are also mouth trays that fit over your teeth. You apply a small amount of whitening gel inside the mouth trays, and wear them much like a pair of dentures. The whitening substance releases oxygen, which reacts with the staining material on the teeth and breaks it down. These mouth tray kits might also employ a LED UV light that activates the peroxide and speeds up the process. Depending on the product, and the extent of the staining on your teeth, you will have to repeat the treatment several times for desired results. But you’ll have to consider whether tooth sensitivity, and if there are any risks involved. To take all of these considerations into account, we’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a teeth whitener.  It'll help you: Choose the right type of teeth whitener, See useful tips about the particular types of teeth whiteners, Read reviews of some of the best teeth whiteners, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a teeth whitener, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
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A mini projector is a “handy” device--both literally and figuratively: Many of them are able to fit in the palm of your hand! There are others that are somewhat bigger, but still small and light enough that you can take them along wherever you need them. Some of them are suitable for projecting video content on a wall, to display it to a classroom of children. Others can also display text at high-quality, which is ideal for a business presentation, or for displaying an informative Powerpoint at a booth at a fair or expo. But these projectors differ greatly in quality. The strength of the lamp is a big determining factor: Some will only be bright enough to just barely cut it when the room is perfectly dark. Others will be powerful enough to project a clear image even in ambient light, such as in your living room. And you’ll also want a projector that can take content from a variety of sources, such as a smartphone, camera, tablet, or even a USB flash drive. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mini projector. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mini projector, See useful tips about that particular type of mini projector, Read reviews of different mini projectors, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best mini projectors, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Weed Killers of 2019
The difference between a weed and a plant is rather subjective: Loosely defined, a plant that you don’t want in your garden is a “weed”--even if it might be something with nutritional value, such as wild blackberry or dandelion. The problem is that weeds compete with desirable plants for space and nutrients. Also, weed growth can damage a sidewalk or driveway, or start ruining the appearance of your backyard. There’s no way to prescribe a particular weed killer, since the effectiveness of each type is quite different: If you want to kill plant growth entirely, then you’ll go for a non-selective, residual weed killer. This will “nuke” any plants in the area, and leave the ground plant-free for as much as two years! If you’re treating your lawn, you can go for a selective weed killer, which kills particular species of plants, while leaving desirable grasses alone. And you’ll have to decide if an organic weed killer is best, or whether it’s safe to use a chemical compound instead. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a weed killer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of weed killer, See useful tips about that particular type of weed killer, Read reviews of different weed killers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best weed killers, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
The Best Pressure Cookers of 2019
We’ve all been taught that water boils at 212 ℉ (or 100 ℃) if you’re at sea level. You’re probably also familiar with the fact that the surrounding air pressure will affect the boiling point of water: less air pressure outside will allow water to boil at a lower temperature, and more pressure will raise the boiling point temperature. The idea of cooking food at a higher pressure to increase water’s boiling point temperature was something already devised in 1679 by physicist Denis Papin--his aim was to decrease the cooking time, by cooking food at higher temperatures. That’s the principle behind a pressure cooker. By concentrating the steam of cooking inside the pot, and increasing the pressure inside up to 15 pounds per square inch (15 psi) more than the existing atmospheric pressure, it makes the water boil at a higher temperature than usual (250 degrees Fahrenheit, instead of the usual 212 degrees Fahrenheit). The increased pressure also pushes the hot water into the food, and the steam applies uniform pressure to all sides of the food. This way, the food cooks more uniformly. The benefits are, as we said, that the food cooks more quickly (in some cases, in ⅓ of the time), using less energy, and retaining more vitamins and minerals (and flavor). We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a pressure cooker. It'll help you: Choose the right type of pressure cooker, See useful tips about that type of pressure cooker, Read reviews of different brands of pressure cookers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a pressure cooker, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best TENS Units of 2019
You might think that TENS units are something that you learned in math in elementary school. Actually, “TENS” stands for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation”. In simpler terms, it is an electrotherapy device that applies a mild electric current to your skin by means of electrodes. You attach the electrodes in certain areas where you experience pain, either due to arthritis, injury, or soreness. The electric current stimulates your muscles and can simulate the effect of getting a massage. The TENS unit’s electrodes can be applied to your waist, shoulder, legs, soles of the feet, and more. Even if you’re not suffering from muscle stiffness or pain, TENS units can help you get warmed up before exercise and help condition your muscles. Some units have special settings that can imitate a kneading or beating feeling. And TENS units are quite portable--most units are no bigger than a cellular phone! We've put together this guide to help you select the best TENS unit that answers to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of TENS unit, See useful tips about that particular type of TENS unit, Read reviews of different brands of TENS unit, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of TENS unit, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Mobile Hotspots of 2019
When traveling, you would like your laptop, tablet, or cellular phone to still have connectivity. It won’t be practical or economical to try to use the same Internet provider that you use at home. But, seeing the ubiquity of the Internet and smart technology, a number of solutions have been developed to allow for connectivity, wherever you go. Also, there are many other devices that employ WiFi--cameras, printers, even robot sweepers! So there are definite advantages to having WiFi access wherever you go. A mobile hotspot is tailor-made for that need.  A mobile hotspot, or MiFi device, can be hooked up in as little as five minutes. There will typically be a basic monthly fee that allows a certain amount of gigabytes of Internet use, with an additional fee when you exceed that. You can also hook up as many as 10 devices at once, depending on the quality of the mobile hotspot. We've put together this guide to help you select the best mobile hotspot that answers to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mobile hotspot, See useful tips about that particular type of mobile hotspot, Read reviews of different brands of mobile hotspots, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of mobile hotspot, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Car Waxes of 2019
Car wax is called such because it usually contains a natural wax, such as carnauba wax or beeswax. But there are also synthetic car waxes, which strictly don’t have wax in them. These products are touted as “sealants”. That’s just a name for polymer-based car wax. They tend to last longer than the natural waxes--with some, it’s enough to apply it just once or twice a year! Car wax is meant to protect your car’s paint job. Waxing is especially important if your car is exposed a lot to the sun’s UV rays, or to salt from a seaside environment. These can eat away at the paint job, as well as damage the car itself. Ideally, you apply car wax after first polishing your car. Polish will remove the top layer of the paint which has been damaged by exposure to sun, heat, abrasions, or oxidation. Car wax is then applied to a clean surface, to keep it looking its best. Also, if your car’s paint job has been damaged by an improper polishing, car wax can help ensure that it doesn’t get any worse. We’ll see that there are all-in-one products, also called “cleaner waxes”, that clean and polish, as well as “finishing waxes”, which are applied at the end. And they can come in paste or spray forms. You’ll choose what’s best for your car, and what gets the job done most effectively. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the decision that’s right for you when selecting a particular car wax. It'll help you: Choose the right type of car wax for your tastes and needs, See useful tips about the particular types of car wax, Read reviews of some of the best car waxes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of car wax, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Stud Finders of 2019
A stud finder is a handy device for people who want to change plasterboard, attach a TV screen bracket, or even just hang up a bookshelf, mirror, or picture securely. Studs are wooden beams in the wall or ceiling of your house that support the building. In houses constructed before 1959, the beams used to measure 2” (Depth) x 4” (Wide) or 2” x 6”. But that has changed as construction of homes has been modified over the past century--these beams can be 3 ⅝” or 3 ½” wide nowadays. Also, in certain locations, there are double or triple studs, which will be much thicker. The studs are held in place with nails or metal fasteners. Stud beams will be located where there are wall switches or outlets, as well as 16” or 24” away from corners, as well as on both sides of windows or doors. So there are general rules that apply to the placement of studs. You can tap on the wall and see where the wall sounds less “hollow”--that’s a rough indicator. But for greater accuracy, there are stud finders that help you locate where the studs are placed. Some are mechanical, with a strong magnet inside. It will give a slight “thump” when you have passed the detector over a nail or metal fastener. Then there are electronic stud finders, which detect metal in the wall by looking for changes in an electric or magnetic field. Some use ultrasound, which can be more accurate. And there are stud finders that will also find electric wiring and metal plumbing, as well as wooden studs. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best stud finder for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of stud finder, See useful tips about that particular type of stud finder, Read reviews of different stud finders, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of stud finder, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Stud Finders
If you're interested in making your own renovations to your home, a stud finder can be a handy tool. For example, if you want to change some plasterboard, you will have to find where the studs that hold the plasterboard in place are located. Finding the studs is also essential if you want to cut in a new door or window. Or for a more simple use: let's say you want to attach a TV screen bracket to your hollow or plasterboard wall. You have to know where to drill the holes for the bracket—if you won't attach it in the right place, it'll probably fall off the wall. The same thing will apply for putting in a nail or screw for a picture frame, bookshelves or a towel bar. Or maybe you want to hang something from your ceiling—you'll want to find the studs, to know where to insert a screw or screw-in hook. Here is a guide to some of the best stud finders on the market. 
A Guide to the Best Rat Poisons of 2019
Ridding your house of rats, mice, and other rodents is not a laughing matter. Cats were revered in Ancient Egypt, very much because cats were so useful in keeping down the rodent population to protect crops. Rodent populations, when left unchecked, can quickly get out of hand. Just a few numbers: A rat can produce five litters of children a year, with each litter being from 7 to even 14 little critters at a time! And they can start having children in as little as 5 weeks after birth! Without any outside interference, it’s estimated that a male and female rat can produce as many as 15,000 offspring in a year! So it’s important to have a method of keeping rats and mice out of your home. You can either get a few cats--or try using other methods to keep their population down. There are a number of devices that claim to act as rodent repellents, as well as rodent traps--but, if you have a serious infestation, you’ll have to fall back on the tried and true methods of exterminating rats. There are very powerful rat poisons on the market, most of which work by containing a powerful anticoagulant mixed in minute amounts (as little as .005%!) mixed in a bait that either attracts rats due to its smell or appearance. There are rat poisons that come in blocks, as well as pellets and powders. You can also choose between whether to lay out the rat poison in safe, packaged tablets or to serve it up using a baiting station. You want the poison to be effective, yet you don’t want your children or pets to come in contact with it. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best rat poison for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of rat poison, See useful tips about that particular type of rat poison, Read reviews of different rat poisons, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of rat poison, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Mirrorless Cameras of 2019
Mirrorless cameras are a welcome upgrade for amateur and professional photographers. In its predecessor, the Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera, there is a mirror which displays the picture that you’re about to take through a pentaprism, and onto the viewfinder. When you press the button on the camera, the mirror lifts out of the way, allowing the light of the scene to enter the camera and get recorded on a digital sensor. But there are several drawbacks with this design: The lifting of the mirror causes vibrations that affect the picture quality. The presence of the mirror itself forces the camera to be wider. And finally, more moving parts in a camera mean that more things can go wrong, especially if the camera is dropped or receives a bump. Mirrorless cameras nowadays have a different mechanism for their viewfinder, instead of relying on a moving mirror and prism to let you see the scene. Many of them have an electronic viewfinder, consisting of an organic LED screen that you can tilt and flip in any direction. Some mirrorless cameras don’t have any viewfinder at all, and just rely on the LCD screen in the back of the camera--or you can attach a separate viewfinder. Mirrorless cameras have noticeable advantages: They will have better autofocus than the DSLR cameras. They will have better shutter speed and will be more durable since there are fewer moving parts. But they also cost more than DSLRs. A mirrorless camera will give you quieter, vibration-free shots, in a compact camera that can give better quality pictures than anything that you’ve used until now. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best mirrorless camera for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mirrorless camera, See useful tips about that particular type of mirrorless camera, Read reviews of different mirrorless cameras, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of mirrorless camera, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Rollators of 2019
For people who have difficulty walking--such as the elderly, the disabled, or people nursing an injury or recovering from surgery--there are numerous styles of walkers that can provide them support and stability. Typical walkers are just aluminum frames with handles and rubberized feet to prevent slipping. Rollators, or walkers with wheels, however, have many more features. They are walkers with either 2, 3, or 4 wheels. They can also include handlebars and a braking system, and even a padded seat and backrest. They are principally for people who tire easily when walking, need help with balance, or suffer from obesity and need something to relieve the pressure of walking. But rollators differ in their features. Besides differences in the number of wheels, there are also differences in their weight capacity, braking system, and how you can adjust the height. There are also different storage spaces on rollators, using a basket, a pouch, or a space under the seat. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a rollator. It'll help you: Choose the right type of rollator, See useful tips about that particular type of rollator, Read reviews of different rollators, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best rollators, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best GPS Units of 2019
GPS (=global positioning system) units are something that almost everyone sees when they get into their car nowadays. But at first, GPS was conceived of in the 1970s for military purposes, to help planes, ships, or tanks determine targets and locations accurately. It started being used in civilian flights after the tragic Korean Airlines Flight 007 incident in 1983-- GPS on that flight undisputedly could have saved the lives of the civilians aboard. In the following decades, GPS technology has replaced puzzling over maps and asking people for directions when traveling to an unfamiliar place, allowing people to get to their destination without any hitches along the way. There are now GPS devices in all sorts of shapes: handheld units, GPS for motorcyclists, and even GPS for golfers. And there are GPS units for your car which also show videos and pictures as well. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a GPS unit. It'll help you: Choose the right type of GPS unit, See useful tips about that particular type of GPS unit, Read reviews of different GPS units, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of GPS unit, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Backup Cameras of 2018
A backup camera can help you park your vehicle, or travel in reverse, more safely. It is found that installing rear-view cameras, instead of just relying on the rear-view mirror, has reduced accidents by 50%! Backup cameras don’t only allow you to park your car more safely--they provide valuable information as to whether there are any people or objects behind you when going in reverse. And when driving a very large vehicle, such as a bus, truck, or crane, there’s no other option other than to use a backup camera to see what’s behind you, since the vehicle’s size creates a huge blind spot. Even though many vehicles already come with a backup camera installed, you can always upgrade to a product that gives you a greater field of vision. Some backup cameras give you a 170-degree view of what’s behind you! You’ll see that there are a number of mounting options--some are best installed by a professional, while there are also backup camera kits, which you can probably master yourself. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a backup camera. It'll help you: Choose the right type of backup camera for your purposes and needs, See useful tips about the particular type of backup camera, Read reviews of different brands of backup cameras, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a backup camera, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Asus Laptops of 2019
Asus is one of the leading makers of laptops--their products usually occupy the #3 or #4 spots worldwide in laptop sales (behind HP, Lenovo, Dell, and sometimes Acer). But certain Asus models are considered top of their class, such as their notebook and gaming laptops. The Asus “Republic of Gaming” series and TUF gaming computers sport tremendous graphics and processor speeds, along with durable trackpads and keyboards for heavy-duty gaming. And many of their models pack these state-of-the-art components in an enviably thin and lightweight design. In fact, that’s where Asus computers rate the most favorably: in the beautiful aesthetics of their sleek computers, but still with a 2TB hard disk and 8GB of memory, and a vivid display! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an Asus laptop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Asus laptop, See useful tips about that particular type of Asus laptop, Read reviews of different Asus laptops, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Asus laptop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Crabgrass Killers of 2019
If you are trying to maintain a nice lawn, you’ve probably encountered crabgrass, as well as other weeds that ruin your lawn’s appearance. But crabgrass is more invasive than that. If left untreated, a single crabgrass plant distributes as many as 150,000 seeds throughout your lawn! That’s 150,000 potential plants that will pop up next spring! And since crabgrass is more sensitive to cold weather, it will die more quickly in the autumn than other grasses. The result will be that your lawn will have “bald spots”, which will require a lot of effort to restore. A simple approach is to start digging the crabgrass out of your lawn or garden. Another suggestion is pouring boiling water on weeds, or using a salt solution or vinegar on the crabgrass spots. But if the problem is already too invasive, you’ll have to turn to a herbicide that targets crabgrass in particular. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a crabgrass killer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of crabgrass killer, See useful tips about that type of crabgrass killer, Read reviews of different crabgrass killers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best crabgrass killers, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Radar Detectors of 2019
Undeniably, traffic laws are intended to make driving safer--and that includes the speed limits that are imposed. At the same time, you would certainly drive more cautiously if you know that there is a police car right behind you! Sometimes, you might get ticketed just because you weren’t aware that the speed limit was modified in a certain stretch of road. This is especially true if there are situations that require extra caution, such as road construction areas where accidents are more likely to occur. Even though a radar detector might be considered a way to evade the law, many police officers will ask you if you have a radar detector. In order to avoid reckless mistakes and getting unnecessary tickets, a radar detector will notify you that there is a police radar gun in the area, monitoring drivers’ speeds. The better radar detectors will be able to notify you of police monitoring the area, even miles in advance. Radar detector owners are grateful for their device helping them avoid tickets and possibly higher insurance fees. But good radar detectors are not cheap--and there are still a lot of things to consider, such as ease of installation and use, the range of the device, and other features. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a radar detector. It'll help you: Choose the right type of radar detector, See useful tips about that type of radar detector, Read reviews of different radar detectors, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best radar detectors, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best 4K Monitors of 2019
The resolution of computer monitors and TVs is increasing all the time. Whereas it used to be that the standard would be 1080p resolution, otherwise known as “Full High Definition” or “Full HD”, nowadays even 4K resolution is quite affordable and accessible: in fact, it’s even employed in some smartphones! Full HD offers 1920 pixels horizontally by 1080 pixels vertically, giving you over 2 million pixels in the picture. But, when going from Full HD to 4k resolution--Ultra HD--you’ll have 3840 horizontal pixels x 2160 vertical pixels--over 8 million pixels, a four-fold improvement over Full HD! You’ll also notice that you have 4 times the space on the screen. You can increase the image size, and achieve sharper images. But you’ll see 4K resolution employed in a number of uses: you’ll see it in gaming monitors, where you want your screen to react quickly, to keep up with the action. On the other hand, even some programmers enjoy using a very large display. Then there are field monitors, which are noticeably smaller monitors, but still, require high resolution. And finally, there are recording monitors, which can be as small as 7” on the diagonal! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a 4K monitor. It'll help you: Choose the right type of 4K monitor, See useful tips about that type of 4K monitor, Read reviews of different 4K monitors, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best 4K monitors, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Carpet Cleaners
Whether you have wall-to-wall carpeting, or just have an area rug, it’s a major challenge to keep it clean. Occasionally you’ll find that vacuuming will not be enough: there will be stains that have to be removed, and running a vacuum over them might only get the stain embedded more deeply into the carpet. So that’s where a carpet cleaner can come in. Carpet cleaners will employ a cleaning fluid that you mix into a tank of water. You spray the trouble areas with the solution, and then vacuum it up with the carpet cleaner’s suction. The carpet will typically be dry within 30 minutes to 1 hour. There are two major types of carpet cleaners: 1) the full-size cleaners, which have a large cleaning width of around 13”, like a typical vacuum cleaner, and 2) the spot cleaners, which are small, portable appliances that you can carry around your house with ease. The great thing about them is how economical they are: You can buy a carpet cleaner that can last you for years, for the same price as one professional cleaning! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a carpet cleaner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of carpet cleaner, See useful tips about that particular type of carpet cleaner, Read reviews of different carpet cleaners, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of carpet cleaner, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Indoor Antennas of 2019
A TV antenna can help you get more TV stations and improve your reception--and may even free you up from having to pay monthly cable fees. A TV antenna that you install on your roof will give you an even greater range of channels. But then you have to deal with installing the antenna on your rooftop. An indoor antenna allows for a much simpler setup. If it’s a flat panel antenna, you can simply maneuver it around your living room until you get the best reception. And if it’s rabbit ears antenna, you can play with the length of the antennas and the positioning, for best results. But, despite the easy setup, there are still other specs involved, that are worth inspecting before making a purchase. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an indoor antenna. It'll help you: Choose the right type of indoor antenna, See useful tips about that particular type of indoor antenna, Read reviews of different indoor antennas, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best indoor antennas, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Mp3 Players of 2019
Even though there is a variety of portable devices that let you listen to music or speech while walking, exercising, or traveling, the Mp3 player is still an affordable and compact option. There are Mp3 devices with internal memory and others which rely entirely on you inserting a memory card for storage. You can find modestly-priced versions that record and play with excellent sound quality. Depending on the amount of storage, you can carry along entire music collections or audiobooks, in a device that easily fits in your pocket or clips onto your clothing. And there are special Mp3 players that can be inserted in your car’s cigarette lighter socket, and play music over your car’s stereo system! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Mp3 player. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Mp3 player, See useful tips about that type of Mp3 player, Read reviews of different Mp3 players, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of the best Mp3 players, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best WiFi Extenders of 2019
An average American home will probably have several devices that require Internet access at the same time. You might have a desktop computer, a laptop, maybe a tablet, a gaming console, and even a Smart TV. A wireless router can solve some of your connectivity problems, since they can allow for as many as 20 devices at once. But what if there are spots in your home or office that receive a weak signal? If you have tried changing the location of your router or upgrading your router with no improvement, and connecting all of your devices by means of Ethernet cables to the router isn’t feasible, that’s where WiFi extenders come it. They will take in the WiFi signal from the router, boost it, and transmit it further. But it's not so simple to just buy a WiFi range extender off the shelf and plug it in. You'll probably want to clarify if it supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands--if you need 5 GHz Internet--and whether it will support your high-speed Internet needs. It's also important to check if it's secure, with password protection and the like. You'll also need to check if it's adequate for a two-story house, or whether it will be able to ensure connectivity even through the walls of your house. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a WiFi extender. It'll help you: Choose the right type of WiFi extender, See useful tips about that type of WiFi extender, Read reviews of different WiFi extenders, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of WiFi extender, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Comcast Modems of 2019
If you already have cable television, your cable television provider offers cable Internet access as well (some cable service providers even offer telephone service as well!). There are definite advantages to cable Internet over getting Internet service over your phone line, as when you have a DSL (= Digital Subscriber Line) modem. Since you use a coaxial cable instead of the copper wire phone line, you have greater bandwidth (i.e., it can support more channels at once, where many channels can be transmitted over a single coaxial cable), which allows for faster Internet access--giving a download speed that can be twice as fast! Cable Internet also can be anywhere from $5-$10 cheaper per month! If you get Comcast or Xfinity cable service, it’s worth it to buy your own Comcast or Xfinity modem, to save even more money. This way, you won’t have to rent the modem from your cable TV provider. Buying a modem will usually pay for itself in 5-6 months. And it might even be compatible with other cable TV networks, such as Spectrum or Cox. There are still a number of specs to consider, such as upload and download speeds, and the number of channels that the modem can support at once. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Comcast modem. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Comcast modem, See useful tips about that type of Comcast modem, Read reviews of different Comcast modems, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Comcast modem, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Routers of 2019
An Internet connection in your home used to be a luxury in the early 2000s for people to “surf the Internet” at their own leisure, or send and receive emails. A modem would suffice to hook you up to your Internet provider. But nowadays, people can have more than one computer in their home, as well as tablets and Smartphones, and they can all require Internet access simultaneously. There are even smart appliances that require connectivity to be programmed. To provide that connectivity, you’ll need a router. It’s best to clear up a confusion that crops up nowadays, in the distinction between routers and modems: Strictly speaking, a router will allow you to create a Local Area Network, which will allow all of the computers in the network to transfer files between each other. Each computer has its own local IP address. However, to get Internet access, this router will have to be connected to a modem, which provides Internet access either over a phone line, cable TV service, or optical cable. The modem has an external IP address, supplied by your Internet provider. Your Internet provider will usually give you a device, called a “gateway”,  that serves as a router and modem in one package. Also, whereas in the past your computer would need an Ethernet cable to access the router, you can now purchase a wireless router, which allows all devices within a certain range to connect to the router over Wi-Fi, via radio waves, to form a WLAN--a Wireless Local Area Network. So you have a selection between wired routers, wireless routers, and hybrid router-modem devices. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best router for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of router, See useful tips about that particular type of router, Read reviews of different routers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of router, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Compact Cameras of 2019
When you hear the words “compact camera”, it’s not just a description of the camera’s size and weight. It’s true that a compact camera can usually be tucked away in your shirt pocket, and whipped out the instant you want to take a picture. But, strictly speaking, a compact camera is synonymous with a “point-and-shoot” camera. They won’t have the features of the Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, where you can adjust the lens aperture, shutter speed, sensitivity, as well as add lenses. A compact camera will have a fixed set of lenses and very basic camera settings. The lower end compact cameras will go for under $200, while the impressive ultrazoom compact cameras for professional photographers can be as much as $1300 or more!   So, if you want a device that will definitely capture better quality photos than what you can take with your Smartphone, a compact digital camera is probably what you’re looking for.  But there are a lot of specs to consider: the size of the camera’s sensor, the number of megapixels of resolution, how much can the camera zoom in, and features such as face detection, contrast detection, and more.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best compact camera for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of compact camera, See useful tips about that particular type of compact camera, Read reviews of different compact cameras, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of compact camera, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Chromebooks of 2019
The majority of computers nowadays use Google Chrome as their web browser--so much so, that the joke has it that Windows' browser, Internet Explorer, is used only once: to download and install Google Chrome! Soon after Google launched the Google Chrome browser in 2008, they then made the Chrome operating system, which rode on the popularity of the Google Chrome browser. The advantage of the Chrome OS is that, instead of installing programs onto your hard disk, you utilize Chrome apps and save your documents in your Google Drive. Chromebooks are laptops that come with the Chrome OS pre-installed. Since it only has a minimal amount of programs installed, Chromebooks can have a smaller hard drive and invest more effort in the processor, graphics, and display. The result is that Chromebooks have fast performance, and can be designed to be lightweight, compact and sleek--as well as considerably cheaper than full-size laptops. But the fact that all Chromebooks run the same operating system doesn’t mean that their hardware is all the same (does anyone think that all laptops running Windows are the same?). All of the biggest laptop manufacturers--HP, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and more--make Chromebooks as well. So it’s necessary to investigate thoroughly, before making a purchase. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting the best Chromebook for your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Chromebook, See useful tips about that particular type of Chromebook, Read reviews of different Chromebooks, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Chromebook, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Heating Pads of 2019
Applying heat to sore muscles is a treatment that can be traced back to 5th century BC Greece. The Ancient Greeks already saw the benefit of immersing the body in hot springs or a warm bath, to reduce muscular or skeletal pain. The warmth increases blood flow and gets oxygen and nutrients to the area. With more oxygen and nutrients, the cells in the injured area can heal more quickly. Also, you’ll notice that stiff joints will loosen as you apply heat to them. This is because the connective tissue--tendons and ligaments--gets more flexible when warmed up. But you probably don’t have to dunk your whole body in a heat bath to get these benefits. If you just want to apply heat to a specific part of your body, you’ll find that there are heating pads that are contoured to treat your back, neck, or shoulders. There are a number of methods of making a pad that produces heat: there are electric heating pads, which have a heating element covered with fabric. Another option is infrared heating pads, that produce infrared radiation that warm you without themselves getting hot! Then there are chemical heating pads, which employ a heat-releasing chemical reaction to produce the warmth. Microwaveable heating pads involve heating a bag of plastic beads, rice, or oatmeal in a microwave. The pad can keep you warm for as much as a half-hour! This buyer’s guide investigates the different products on the market so that you can find what pad is best for you. We’ll help you: Choose the right type of heating pad, See useful tips about that type of heating pad, Read reviews of different brands of a heating pad, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of heating pad, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Rice Cookers of 2019
People from cultures who have been cooking rice for hundreds or even thousands of years find it humorous when asked, “How did people cook rice without a rice cooker?” Actually, there is evidence that specialty ceramic rice cookers first appeared in Japan in the 13th century BC! But a rice cooker can actually be a great convenience for preparing foolproof rice, in a range of different consistencies and types. A rice cooker can also help retain the fragrance of the rice, which gets lost if rice is cooked by simply boiling and draining out excess water. You’ll see that high-end rice cookers can have settings for the type of rice you want to cook (such as white rice, quick rice, whole grain rice, or sushi rice). They will also be equipped with a “Warm” setting, to keep the rice warm once fully cooked, so that it doesn’t burn, or become a barely-edible solid mass. Some will also be equipped with markings to guide you in putting in the correct rice-to-water ratio, so that the rice will come out just right. And they can be used for other grains and legumes, such as oats, wheat, barley, and beans. We've put together this guide to help you select the best rice cooker that answers to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of rice cooker, See useful tips about that particular type of rice cooker, Read reviews of different brands of the best rice cookers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a rice cooker, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Ovulation Tests of 2019
For women seeking to become pregnant, they have a rough estimate of what is the best time to try to conceive: it is usually the entire second week/beginning of the third week of the menstrual cycle. This is a calendar-based method of determining ovulation--which isn’t very accurate since once the ovary releases an egg, it must be fertilized within about 24 hours. But there are also symptom-based methods, that measure the changes in a woman’s body before and during ovulation. Most ovulation tests measure luteinizing hormone (=LH), which peaks around a 1 ½ days before ovulation, and then drops immediately after ovulation. (In fact, LH is the hormone that actually causes ovulation.) Ovulation usually happens around 14 days before menstruation, so you have a rough idea of when to start testing, to figure out the two most likely days to become pregnant. Nowadays, there are methods of detecting ovulation by measuring LH levels in the urine during that short window of time--and some of these tests boast an accuracy of 98%! You’ll see that there are a variety of ovulation tests available, differing in accuracy, ease of use, and cost.   We've put together this guide to help you select the best ovulation test that answers to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of ovulation test, See useful tips about that type of ovulation test, Read reviews of different brands of the best ovulation tests, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of ovulation test, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Ovulation Tests
One of the earliest pregnancy tests on record was from ancient Egypt. A woman was asked to urinate on wheat and barley seeds. If the wheat would sprout, it was considered an indication that she would give birth to a girl; if the barley would sprout, it would be a sign that she’ll have a boy. (The test was performed in modern times, and was seen to be 70% accurate!) The increased estrogen levels in a pregnant woman’s urine is the agent helping the seeds grow. Detection methods have progressed together with our medical knowledge: Nowadays there are ovulation tests and pregnancy tests that are over 98% accurate. There are ovulation tests that work on measuring hormone levels in urine, saliva, or in cervical discharge. We've put together this guide to help you select the best ovulation test that answers to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of ovulation test, See useful tips about that type of ovulation test,     Read reviews of different brands of ovulation tests, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of ovulation test, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Diffusers of 2019
Even though aromatherapy has its adherents and its detractors, using a diffuser with different essential oils has clear benefits. Certain oils, such as black pepper oil or lavender, have been shown to help cigarette smokers kick their habit. Other oils can help relieve congestion due to a cold or flu. Some essential oils are proven mosquito repellents--a great alternative to harmful chemicals! And others will give your home a soothing, relaxed atmosphere. But diffusers work on a variety of principles. Some are evaporative, allowing the fragrance of the oil to dissipate into the air. There are passive diffusers, which use reeds to disperse the fragrance, much as a solid room deodorizer. And there are diffusers that work on heat, either by means of a heating element or using something as simple as the flame of a candle. Others work on ultrasonic vibrations to agitate the oil’s molecules so that they will spread throughout the room. And yet another approach is a nebulizing diffuser, which blows pressurized air over the oil to distribute the oil’s fragrance. There are diffusers which come with accompanying LED lights, to further enhance the mood evoked by the fragrance. To take all of these considerations into account, we’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the decision that’s right for you when selecting an essential oil diffuser. It'll help you: Choose the right type of diffuser, See useful tips about the particular types of diffusers, Read reviews of some of the best essential oil diffusers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a diffuser, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Av Receivers
An AV receiver, or “Home Theater receiver”, is the next step up after using a sound bar to enhance your television's or home theater's sound system. It takes in an audio signal, amplifies it, and passes it on to speakers all around the room. It can be used to enhance the sound of television programs, cable satellite programming, a Blu-ray DVD player, a computer—and even your portable devices like a smartphone or iPhone. It allows you to switch the input from one device to another by just clicking a button, without having to detach and re-attach wires. But if it tries to do so many things, it might end up being hard to know what to choose. Here is a guide to some of the best AV receivers on the market. 
Your Guide to Buying a Laptop Backpack
People with computer-oriented professions have to be ready to take their work with them wherever they go. They’ll need something to carry around their laptop securely. A laptop backpack will have a padded pocket tailored to secure the laptop in place so that it won't get jostled about when traveling. Another important aspect is comfort. You'll want the backpack to distribute the bag's weight with comfort, without putting any strain on your shoulders. Besides the main features of protecting your laptop and providing you comfort, you’ll also see laptop backpacks with many other attractive benefits. Some will have USB charging cables, an aperture for earphones, and extra space for books, a phone, your keys, and more. You’ll also want a backpack with a durable construction so that it will last you for a reasonable amount of time. And many have a waterproof lining as well. That’s essential if you ever get caught in the rain, and your backpack is the only thing protecting your laptop from the elements. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a laptop backpack. It'll help you: Choose the right type of laptop backpack, See useful tips about that particular type of laptop backpack, Read reviews of different laptop backpacks, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of laptop backpack, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Travel Pillow
If you travel often by plane, but can’t afford to go business class, you’re familiar with how difficult it is to sleep on a flight. Airlines will provide you with a pillow--but the generic pillow that they provide might not give you the comfort you need. Also, if you go for a long ride with the family, you’ll want your children to be able to get some rest along the way. A proper travel pillow can serve this purpose well. If you need better support for your neck or back, you’ll see that there are many travel pillows that use an innovative design to ensure that you get a comfortable sleep . You’ll want to know that the pillow is made from breathable, comfortable material, that is also easy to clean. Also, a good travel pillow is something that collapses down to a compact size, so as not to take up too much space in your backpack or luggage. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a travel pillow. It'll help you: Choose the right type of travel pillow, See useful tips about that particular type of travel pillow, Read reviews of different travel pillows, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of travel pillow, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Mattress for Back Pain
Sleeping on a proper mattress is important for feeling well-rested. If this is true for healthy people, it’s all the more true for people with back problems or chronic back pain. A lot of it will depend on whether you sleep on your side, stomach, or back. If you have a serious condition, such as osteoarthritis or a herniated disc, you should buy a mattress only after consulting with a doctor. But, there are also supports that you can purchase, that can make even a worn-down mattress function as a medium-to-firm new mattress. Studies find that this grade of firmness is ideal for relieving pressure from your skeleton while sleeping. Purchasing a support will be much cheaper than replacing a mattress--and you can also feel good that you’re salvaging your mattress for a few more years. Typically, these supports are made from memory foam, which is great because of its ability to form to the body’s contours. But, there have been many improvements and adjustments made to memory foam since it started being used for commercial purposes in 1990. Nowadays, you can find memory foam products that are more dense, with better spring-back behavior, yet can also dissipate heat better. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mattress for treating back pain. It'll help you: Choose the right type of pain-relieving mattress, See useful tips about that particular type of pain-relieving mattress, Read reviews of different pain-relieving mattresses, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of pain-relieving mattress, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Dash Cam
If you Google “fraudulent accidents caught on dash cam”, you’ll see a whole slew of people who fake an accident. Some change lanes abruptly, hoping that you won’t stop fast enough to avoid hitting them from behind. Or there’ll be the scammer who takes a swan dive onto the hood of your car, pretending that you hit him. You could use your smartphone for this. But it’s better to have a dedicated device for capturing footage when driving. A camera that you install on your dashboard, or “dash cam” for short, is essential for avoiding the tricks of one of these con-men. But you’ll find a range of capabilities among dash cams. You’ll see that there are rear and front dash cams that can supply footage to your insurance company to demonstrate who was at fault. They’ll have a wide field of vision, which can practically cover a full 360-degree range. Also, some dash cams can be so well-concealed, no one but you will be aware that you’re filming. That way, even if someone borrows your car, you can get an idea of how cautious they drive. The information can be stored on a memory card, or live streamed to your cell phone. Many dash cams store will store important information by overwriting footage that you no longer need--that will ensure that there is always enough space. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a dash cam. It'll help you: Choose the right type of dash cam, See useful tips about that particular type of dash cam, Read reviews of different dash cams, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of dash cam, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Mosquito Repellent
In the Spanish-American War in 1898, the United States lost 297 soldiers in battle, and over 2000 to yellow fever--a disease later found to be carried by mosquitoes! Even though yellow fever is no longer the scourge that it used to be, there are still other mosquito-borne illnesses. There’s no question that mosquitoes can be much more than just a nuisance when trying to camp or to enjoy the outdoors. Getting rid of mosquitoes is a difficult and formidable task. Fortunately, they have a lot of vulnerabilities as well. There are many mosquito repellents, both using natural and chemical ingredients, that are effective in keeping mosquitoes away. You’ll find repellents that you wear in the form of a bracelet or patch. There are also repellents that you can apply to your skin. Another option is a repellent that you can spray in your yard or garden, or in pools of water, where mosquitoes tend to lay eggs. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mosquito repellent. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mosquito repellent, See useful tips about that particular type of mosquito repellent, Read reviews of different mosquito repellents, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of mosquito repellent, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying an Anti-Fatigue Mat
Royal’s Anti-Fatigue Mat in action You wouldn’t think so at first, but standing for a long time on a hard surface can actually be exerting. An anti-fatigue mat is a padded, soft mat that relieves pressure from your feet, legs, and even back. An anti-fatigue mat is, therefore, an attractive option for people who have to stand on their feet for hours on end. For example: People who work in a kitchen, either at home or in a restaurant, will find that an anti-fatigue mat will provide great relief. When preparing meals, you have to be on your feet to access everything in the kitchen. Standing and moving around on a soft, padded surface removes a lot of stress from your feet, ankles, and knees. Receptionists or sales representatives: If you work behind the counter in a department store, for example, you’ll quickly realize how much of a strain it is to be on your feet all the time. Padding the floor with a soft mat will actually do wonders for your feet. People working at a standing desk: Even if you sit much of the day, doctors advise that you should break up the monotony and stand for part of the time--preferably for a few minutes every hour. During those times that you work at a standing desk, you’ll find that an anti-fatigue mat is a wise addition. You’ll see that there are different materials used in anti-fatigue mats. The material will determine how durable the mat will be, as well as how easy it will be to clean. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an anti-fatigue mat. It'll help you: Choose the right type of anti-fatigue mat, See useful tips about that particular type of anti-fatigue mat, Read reviews of different anti-fatigue mats, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of an anti-fatigue mat, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Smart Lock
A smart lock, like all the smart devices we have nowadays, are locks that you can regulate from your mobile device. Depending on the specifications, they can add extra layers of security to your home, by supplying a personal identification number to enter the house. They can also be a convenience, allowing you to open and lock your door by means of your phone--or even with a voice command--instead of having to fish around for your keys all the time. Also, many smart locks will lock automatically after a fixed amount of time, even if you forget yourself to lock the door when you leave. And of course, you’ll always want a backup to be able to enter your house--so the best products will still let you use a key to open the door when necessary. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a smart lock. It'll help you: Choose the right type of smart lock, See useful tips about that particular type of smart lock, Read reviews of different smart locks, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of smart lock, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Heat Pump
If you are looking for an economical means of heating your home in the winter and cooling it in the summer, a heat pump is a good choice. In the winter, instead of creating heat, as with an electric or oil heater, it takes the ambient heat from the outside--even if it is below freezing outdoors!--and brings the heat into your home. For the summer, you can reverse the operation, letting it take heat from your house and distribute it outside, making your home cooler. And when being used to cool the house, it also can be used to remove excess water vapor from the air in your house, serving as a dehumidifier. But, even though it runs more cheaply than electric or gas heat, the initial cost of the device is not cheap. A typical heat pump will cost from $900 to $1,500 or more. There are ductless heat pumps, that use a fan to distribute the heat through your house. And there are also ducted heat pumps, which drive the heated air to each room in your house through ducts, much like central air conditioning. Installing ductwork is clearly another additional cost to consider. So, these are all things to consider before making a purchase. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a heat pump. It'll help you: Choose the right type of heat pump, See useful tips about that particular type of heat pump, Read reviews of different heat pumps, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a heat pump, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a French Press
A French press is a quick method of preparing coffee, which, when done correctly, can remove oils and bitterness that result when soaking coffee grains for too long. The method is simple: You boil a quantity of water, in a 1:16 coffee-to-water ratio.   Pour the boiled water over the coffee grains in the French press’ carafe. Let the coffee grains steep for around 4 minutes. Attach the French Press’ plunger, and press on the coffee grounds. This extracts the oils and essence from the coffee grounds. That certainly seems simple. But, the quality of the coffee depends greatly on how the coffee beans are ground, and the water temperature. Once you have those factors down, the rest of the preparation is practically fool-proof. But, different models will differ in capacity, materials, and how well they filter the coffee grains. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a French press. It'll help you: Choose the right type of French press, See useful tips about that particular type of French press, Read reviews of different French presses, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a French press, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a OLED TV
“OLED” stands for “Organic Light Emitting Diode”. It was developed by Kodak in 1987, as an advance from the familiar light-emitting diode. They all work on the property of electroluminescence, where certain materials emit light in response to an electric current. An OLED can be made into large sheets--so you can have TV sets that are 65 inches along the diagonal! Also, it’s a noticeable improvement over the LCD screen: Bigger field of view: If you have used an LCD computer monitor, you will have noticed that there is a very small field of view. You practically have to sit in front of the screen for a proper view. On the other hand, OLED TVs have a large field of view--of 170 degrees! That means that even people sitting to the sides can watch. No backlight: Also, in an OLED TV, each pixel is illuminated individually. (This is as opposed to an LCD TV, which requires a backlight. It filters light from the backlight.)This way, an OLED TV will use significantly less power than its LCD counterpart. It also produces greater contrast and range of colors. Thinner and lighter: OLED screens can use plastic, as opposed to glass. This means that OLED TVs can be made thinner and lighter than the other LCD options. There are a lot of specs to consider when buying an OLED TV--and you have to choose wisely since they’re not cheap. A 65” screen will usually go for over $1800 (as opposed to an LCD screen that you can get for around $500--you can also get a refurbished LG OLED for $1400). So it’s worthwhile being informed. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an OLED TV. It'll help you: Choose the right type of OLED TV, See useful tips about that particular type of OLED TV, Read reviews of different OLED TVs, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of OLED TV, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Lawn Mower
Having a nice, well-kept lawn is not just a reflection for your neighbors of how well you maintain your property. It can also determine what kind of recreation you’ll engage in. Different models of lawn mowers operate differently, and your choice of lawnmower depends on the type of lawn that you’d like to cultivate. For example, if you want a tall, thick lawn, then it’s recommended to use a rotary mower. If you want a lawn with short grass, like that on a golf course, you should go for a reel mower. Another major point is how do you want to power your lawnmower. There are electric lawn mowers, that work on batteries or a power cord. Then there are gasoline-powered mowers, which require you to pay attention to all sorts of specs such as the power of the motor, or the amount of fuel contained in the tank. And there are mechanical lawn mowers, which make cutting the lawn more of a chore, but certainly, save money and require less maintenance. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a lawn mower. It'll help you: Choose the right type of lawn mower, See useful tips about that particular type of lawn mower, Read reviews of different lawn mowers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a lawn mower, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying Instant Coffee
Instant coffee was first invented in 1881, and there were several variations in its preparation before it became commercialized. One of the reasons for its popularity is that it is so easy to prepare--all you have to do is add hot water, and you’re done! It also leaves absolutely no waste--as opposed to Turkish coffee or percolator coffee, there are no coffee grains to have to throw out. It is easier to transport and store than coffee beans, and it has a very long shelf life--as long as you keep it dry. Even though it is a very commonplace product, there is actually a lot of preparation for it. The coffee bean is actually the pit of the fruit of the coffee plant--much like the pit of a cherry. In brief, the process is as follows: Roasting: The beans are roasted at 200 ℃, and then ground into a powder. Extraction: The ground beans are then cooked by steam and high pressure, until achieving a syrupy extract. Freezing: This extract is then frozen at -50 ℃, to preserve its flavor. Granulation and dehydration: The frozen extract is then pulverized into granules, and then dehydrated at 60 degrees. The dehydration is either done by spray drying, by blowing 250 ℃ degree air on the granules, or by freeze drying, at low-temperature and under a vacuum. This gets rid of any excess water--this retains flavor and gives the coffee a long shelf life. The granules can then be packaged in the familiar jars that you see at the supermarket. With all that processing, there is still a lot of room for variety. Just one instant coffee giant, Nescafe, makes over 30 varieties of instant coffee, differing in flavor or in serving size. Then there are organically grown coffees, as well as different varieties of coffee beans. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting instant coffee. It'll help you: Choose the right type of instant coffee, See useful tips about that particular type of instant coffee, Read reviews of different instant coffees, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of instant coffee, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a DIY Home Security System
You surely want to protect your family and valuable possessions in your home. Thieves resort to more and more sophisticated methods to break in--and you have to be on guard for 24/7 nowadays. It’s not practical to have someone present in the house at all times. With all the technological advances, you can install a home security system that is well-concealed, yet is capable of notifying you if there is an intrusion. There are do-it-yourself home security systems that are simple to install and to program. They will use motion sensors as well as entry sensors--and can be programmed to notify you of any unexpected movement, as well as if someone tries to enter through a door or window. The notifications can be sent to an iPhone, tablet, or even a landline phone number. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a home security system. It'll help you: Choose the right type of home security system, See useful tips about that particular type of home security system, Read reviews of different home security systems, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a home security system, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying Tires
When buying tires, you should consider the weather conditions where you’ll do most of your driving. If you live in an area where there is snow half of the year, winter tires are a necessity. If you live in the American southeast, all-season tires will probably do the trick for wet and dry weather. If you like going off the beaten track, then you can look into all-terrain tires. But even when you have decided which type of tires are best for you, there are still a lot of other variables: there’s aspect ratio,  load index, and speed rating. There is also information about how to check your tires’ treads, and when to replace them. You should also be informed about how to select tires if you want to perform an upgrade.  To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide with some vital information about tires to make the correct purchase. It'll help you: Choose the right type of tires, See useful tips about that type of tires, Read reviews of different brands of tires, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of tires, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying Roof Shingles
If you want to improve or repair your house’s roofing, there is a wide variety of roof shingles. There are many materials and styles available. Besides aesthetics, roof shingles have to ensure securing your roof against wind and water damage. It’s important that the shingles will last. Good quality shingles will be able to withstand the elements for 25 to 30 years. Also, if you want to effect repairs to your roof yourself, you probably will want to match the existing design of your roof. We’ll take a glimpse at the various materials and schemes available, to make it easier to decide. We’ll also examine some of the safety measures that you can take when repairing or replacing shingles. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting roof shingles. It'll help you: Choose the right type of roof shingles, See useful tips about that particular type of roof shingles, Read reviews of different types of roof shingles, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of roof shingles, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying Toilet Paper
In Western countries, toilet paper is practically a necessity. There are still societies that prefer using water, such as a bidet, for hygiene purposes. But there’s no question that toilet paper is an important product in American bathrooms. Estimates are that, on average, every American uses over 23 rolls of toilet paper per year! But there is a vast range of qualities and quantities of toilet paper. There is a no-frills, economical version, which tends to be rather coarse. Then there is double-ply toilet paper, which will typically be more absorbent. For the environmentally-conscious, you’ll find toilet paper that is primarily made from recycled paper. And, if softness is more important to you, you’ll see that there are also cottony-soft toilet papers. They are treated with aloe, lotion, or even wax to reduce friction. (That might be important for infants, or people suffering from irritation.) We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting toilet paper. It'll help you: Choose the right type of toilet paper, See useful tips about that particular type of toilet paper, Read reviews of different types of toilet paper, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of toilet paper, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Mattress
Sleep experts say that your functioning during the day depends very much on the quality of your sleep. A sleepless night will mean that functioning the next day will be mediocre, at best. Without proper sleep, you'll be more irritable, react slower, and not be able to think clearly. Your body also uses a proper sleep to recover and repair for the next day. A mattress with the proper support and firmness will help avoid back pain and other orthopedic problems. A nice feature of the waterbed is that it assumes the shape of the body and relieves pressure to the spine. That lets your body's muscles relax during sleep. We can't expect you to supply your entire family with waterbeds. But you can find mattresses designed to imitate the waterbed's form-fitting quality. You'll find foam mattresses and adjustable air mattresses. These adjust to suit your desired firmness. And there are spring mattresses, which allow for good heat circulation, so you won't feel hot. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mattress. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mattress, See useful tips about that particular type of mattress, Read reviews of different mattresses, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of mattress, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Fios Routers
The telecommunications giant, Verizon,  offers its customers a package that includes phone service, Internet, and television, in a product called “Fios”. “Fios” stands for Fiber Optic Service--it provides services by means of fiber optic cable, which is quicker and more reliable than when using copper cable, as in a phone line, as in DSL. Verizon offers routers that have connectivity via coaxial cables and Ethernet cables, as well as wireless routers. (If you have an Internet speed of 100 Mbps or higher, you also will need an Ethernet cable, which you connect from the white WAN port on your router to an Ethernet outlet in the wall, or from a microfilter.) Besides Verizon, you may also get Fios service from the company Frontier, who also provides a bundled telephone and Internet service. There are a number of manufacturers of the routers that allow you to use the Fios service--we’ll examine the specs on the various devices. Verizon Fios Router by Actiontec (Model MI424WR, Rev. I) We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Fios router. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Fios router, See useful tips about that type of Fios router, Read reviews of different Fios routers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Fios router, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying Laundry Detergent
A typical American family of four will average doing laundry at least once a day over the course of a year. But now, people want to get their clothes clean in a way that’s cheap and also safe for the environment. For many years now, laundry detergent manufacturers have been trying to make their products more environmentally-friendly. They'll use biodegradable ingredients and packaging. At the same time, there’s also a trend towards going for bio-based laundry detergents. The most established brands, such as Tide or All, now make detergents with natural-based grease removers, whiteners, and fragrances. A detergent made from natural ingredients will be less irritating to the skin. There will also be less likelihood of causing an allergic reaction. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting laundry detergent. It'll help you: Choose the right type of laundry detergent, See useful tips about that particular type of laundry detergent, Read reviews of different laundry detergents, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of laundry detergent, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Riding Lawn Mower
If you have a large lawn or garden of more than an acre (about 4047 square meters), you can imagine how tedious it is to mow the lawn with an electric or manual lawn mower. With a riding lawn mower, you can get the job done much more quickly and effortlessly. But, it’s quite an investment, since they go for around $1500. You’ll have to decide which riding lawn mower to buy based on the type of terrain that you have in your yard. The size of the lawn is also a consideration--bigger jobs will require more powerful lawn mowers. If you have to maneuver around shrubbery or flower beds, you’ll want the lawn mower to have a small turning radius. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a riding lawn mower. It'll help you: Choose the right type of riding lawn mower, See useful tips about that particular type of riding lawn mower, Read reviews of different riding lawn mowers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of riding lawn mower, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying an Ear Wax Removal Kit
Your ears naturally produce ear wax, or cerumen, as a line of defense against infection or debris entering in from the outside. The ear wax usually gets expelled from the ear due to your jaw movements, or by means of the skin of the ear canal growing outwards. But, in some cases, ear wax can get impacted too deep inside the ear canal. This can happen as a result of people using cotton swabs improperly. Another modern-day contribution to impacted ear wax is earbuds or earphones, which plug up the ears and block the normal discharge of ear wax. When you start to notice that your hearing isn’t as sharp as it was in the past, that could be an indication that your ears have impacted wax. Fortunately, there are over-the-counter remedies for removing this wax. If you go to an Ear-Nose-and Throat doctor, he’ll remove it wax by means of a curette. There are also kits that you can buy, that use oils to lubricate the wax, or hydrogen peroxide, which break down the ear wax. They also contain a syringe or rubber bulb to flush the ear canal with water, to get the wax out. And finally, there are electric devices that vibrate to loosen impacted wax. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an ear wax removal kit. It'll help you: Choose the right type of ear wax removal kit, See useful tips about that particular type of ear wax removal kit, Read reviews of different ear wax removal kits, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of ear wax removal kit, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best AHA Serums
“AHA” stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid. It is actually a class of different acids that are derived from sugar cane. Many cosmetic products will use AHA in different concentrations, either to break down dead skin cells and perform exfoliation, filling in fine lines and stimulate new skin production, treat acne and acne scars, and even to perform chemical peels. Okay, so what is an AHA serum? In skincare, a serum is a formula with active ingredients that are designed to penetrate deeply into the skin. You apply a serum after cleansing the skin, and before moisturizing. You should apply a lotion or cream to the skin after a serum, so as to keep these beneficial ingredients in the skin. Serums can be water- or oil-based. Water-based serum will go under skin cream and nourish the inner layer of the skin. Oil-based serums remain on top of moisturizers, to keep the skin moist. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an AHA serum. It'll help you: Choose the right type of AHA serum, See useful tips about that particular type of AHA serum, Read reviews of different AHA serums, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of AHA serum, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Arnica Creams
The plant Arnica montana, also known as wolfsbane, has been used since the 16th century by Native Americans to make a pain relieving tea. The plant is also indigenous to central Europe and the Siberian Mountains and has been used in folk remedies there as well. It is reputed to have anti-inflammatory properties--so it was just a matter of time that it would be used in salves that you can apply to bruises, sore muscles and joints, and even burns. It is also used by chiropractors and massage therapists--working arnica cream into sore muscles provides hours of relief. It has even found its way into shampoos, to treat dandruff and other scalp problems. Arnica creams have the Arnica extract in a number of concentrations. One brand has 23% Arnica in its formula! Many creams also differ in the other active ingredients that are added to relieve pain. Some use camphor, eucalyptus, or menthol to produce a cooling sensation. Other products employ antioxidants or moisturizers, to provide an added benefit to your skin. Which one is right for you is a matter of preference. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an arnica cream. It'll help you: Choose the right type of arnica cream, See useful tips about that particular type of arnica cream, Read reviews of different arnica creams, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of arnica cream, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Estrogen Pills
When approaching their late 40s-early 50s, a woman's body produces fluctuating levels of the hormone estrogen. There will be other well-known symptoms: hot flashes, mood changes, difficulty sleeping, and urinary tract infections, to name just a few. When left untreated, these symptoms can go on for a year or so. Doctors can prescribe hormone replacement therapy, giving combinations of estrogen and progesterone that will reduce the symptoms of menopause. But, these hormonal treatments have their risks as well: they can also cause loss of bone mass and risk of fractures. There are also correlations with the risk of breast or uterine cancer, heart attack, and stroke. Fortunately, there are over-the-counter treatments that are said to alleviate menopausal symptoms. They are not really “estrogen pills”, but natural-based supplements that can imitate human estrogen. For starters, there are plant-derived compounds called “phytoestrogens” that are similar to the estrogen that the human body produces. There is also a plant-based chemical called Diindolylmethane (= DIM), which is reputed to modulate estrogen levels in the body. After consulting with a doctor, you can decide if any of these products will benefit you. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting estrogen pills. It'll help you: Choose the right type of estrogen pills, See useful tips about that particular type of estrogen pills, Read reviews of different estrogen pills, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of estrogen pills, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Best Creed Perfumes for Women
Creed is a fashion dynasty extending now for seven generations. It was started by James Henry Creed in 1760 when Creed supplied the English court with custom-tailored clothing. Creed fragrances, however, were more a thing of legend--since their fragrances were more for aristocrats and royalty than for the general public. The first Creed fragrance was “Royal English Leather”, which he presented to King George III of England in the form of a pair of scented gloves. Over a history of 250 years, Creed fragrances have been commissioned by the royal families of Bulgaria, Austria-Hungary, and Spain, and even were prepared for U.S. Presidents and First Ladies. From 1975, Creed started marketing its fragrances for the general public. Creed perfumes are prepared by the “infusion” technique, using a method called maceration: flowers are soaked in a solvent, which absorbs the essence of the flowers. When dealing with delicate flowers, this is considered preferable over the more common distillation method, used by other perfume makers, where the flowers are boiled in water. The “infusion” technique is more expensive and more time-consuming--but it produces a more natural scent. You’ll find Creed perfumes that are floral, fruity, or fresh--and suitable for casual wear or for special occasions. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Creed perfume. It'll help you choose the right type of perfume according to your tastes, read reviews, and compare prices.
A Guide to the Best Givenchy Perfumes for Women
The French fashion house Givenchy, founded by Hubert de Givenchy in 1952, started featuring fragrances almost at their inception. Givenchy’s first fragrance was his L’Interdit (“Forbidden”), designed specifically for the actress Audrey Hepburn. But it wasn’t until 1957 that the fragrance was made available to the general public.  Over the years, Givenchy has designed over 200 fragrances--featuring women’s, men’s, and unisex fragrances. They are renowned for creating collections of scents: the Dahlia collection, the Irresistible collection, Play collection, and more. Some scents, such as “Organza”, are known for their sensuality--even the bottle’s design tries to capture the sensuality of the woman’s form. Another line of fragrances, “Amarige” (an anagram of the word “Mariage” (=marriage)), is a floral scent, with a heart-shaped bottle to reflect a happy marriage. Givenchy’s “Organza” Givenchy’s “Amarige” We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Givenchy perfume. It'll help you choose the right type of perfume according to your tastes, read reviews, and compare prices.
A Guide to the Best Anti-Itch Creams
In the summer, people spend more of their recreational time in the great outdoors. But that doesn’t come with risks. If you go camping or picnicking, or if your kids go to a summer camp, there’s a good chance that you’ll encounter biting or stinging insects. Also, even if you want to spend time in your backyard, mosquito bites ruin a barbecue or other get-together. Depending on where you live, you can brush up against plants like poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac, that can give a nasty rash. In order to salvage your vacation, and not let these nuisances ruin your precious free time, you’ll need some sort of relief from the itching of rashes or from insect bites. Fortunately, there are a number of over-the-counter remedies for rashes, itches, and other minor skin irritations. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an anti-itch cream. It'll help you: Choose the right type of anti-itch cream, See useful tips about that particular type of anti-itch cream, Read reviews of different anti-itch creams, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of anti-itch cream, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best TRX Straps
TRX is a company that makes a specialized type of exercise apparatus--which actually is tremendously versatile. With some advice and ingenuity, you can use it to perform up to 300 different types of exercises! “TRX” stands for “total resistance extreme” or “total resistance exercises”. The idea for the apparatus came from former Navy SEAL, Randy Hetrick, who was looking for a novel way to perform the standard exercises. Instead of lifting weights, the apparatus uses a person’s own weight, plus gravity, to achieve results. Different exercises can tone different groups of muscles--and can fill in as a substitute for the standard sit-ups, push-ups, and pull-ups. Since 2004 and the first marketable version of the TRX trainer, there have been even courses and fitness centers dedicated to teaching how to use it. You can find a number of companies that have copied the idea, adding a few modifications to the parts and features. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a TRX strap. It'll help you: Choose the right type of TRX strap, See useful tips about that particular type of TRX strap, Read reviews of different TRX straps, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of TRX strap, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Air Fryers
An air fryer is able to achieve results comparable to using a deep fryer, while using 70% less fat. If at all, people suffice with just adding one or two tablespoons of oil  before air frying! And if you’re preparing chicken with the skin on it, the skin has enough fat in it that you don’t have to add any oil! Even the cooking time is about the same. An air fryer saves you from all the disadvantages of deep frying--you can have French fries or fried chicken, without having to be concerned of all that fat that the food absorbed. Also, heating some vegetable oils to 350 degrees (the typical temperature for deep frying) create chemical by-products called aldehydes. Aldehydes have been linked to heart disease and high blood pressure, cancer, and even dementia. If you can find a substitute for deep frying, why not use it? But you can find air fryers that do much more than just fry. They operate on a simple design: There is a heating element set above the food you are cooking--this radiates heat onto the food. The air fryer then employs a fan to circulate the air inside the fryer around the food. If you get an air fryer with a wide temperature range, it can be used for steaming, grilling, roasting, and even baking as well! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an air fryer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of air fryer, See useful tips about that particular type of air fryer, Read reviews of different air fryers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of air fryer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Kate Spade Watches
Kate Spade New York has been in the New York fashion scene since 1993 when the late Kate Spade started marketing handbags that were functional, and at the same time being “sassy but classy”. The handbags gained popularity even among noted celebrities such as Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow. She quickly expanded to clothing, bedding, jewelry, and much more. In 2016, Kate Spade started a line of wearable tech, including smartwatches--both touchscreen and hybrid watches. The watch faces can be modified to go with your wardrobe and make as much of a fashion statement as the wristband. Kate Spade watches are casual enough to be worn every day, yet still look elegant enough to be worn at an affair. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Kate Spade watch. It'll help you choose the right type of Kate Spade watch for you, by seeing reviews and customers’ impressions about Kate Spade watches.
A Guide to the Best Fitbits for Men
Fitness trackers are a popular item and have only increased in their functionality with time. It will provide you with an activity tracker, as well as information about your heartbeat, sleep quality, and even serve as a GPS and notify you of text or mail messages. The data collected can be sent to an iPhone or smartphone, or your home computer. Besides being functional, they can also be quite stylish. Fitness trackers can be clip-on versions, or wristband or smartwatch versions. However, if you choose a wristband version, you might need a replacement wristband for your fitness tracker at some point. If your fitness tracker is a Fitbit, you’re going to have to match the wristband to your present Fitbit model. They fall into three groups: Everyday Fitness: This includes the Fitbit Flex, Alta, and Ace versions. Active Fitness: This category includes the Fitbit Charge and Blaze. Performance Fitness: The Fitbit Surge is for improving performance to meet particular goals. There are Fitbits with a large display, while others are more sleek and compact. You can get wristbands that give the device a classy business-like look, and others made from a flexible and breathable material. Fitbit wristbands for men are typically going to have more bulk to them. That will be both for fashion reasons, as well as the rugged nature of men’s sports and fitness routines. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Fitbit wristband for men. It'll help you: Choose the right type of men's Fitbit wristband, See useful tips about that particular type of men's Fitbit wristband, Read reviews of different men's Fitbit wristbands, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of men's Fitbit wristband, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Antibacterial Body Washes
All soap washes away bacteria to some extent. But if you’re looking for something that actually kills and eliminates bacteria, the soap will have to contain some sort of disinfectant. One famous antibacterial soap was Phisohex and Phisoderm, which were used extensively in hospitals and health clinics--it was even available over-the-counter. However, the active ingredient (hexachlorophene) in Phisohex was a little too strong--the 3% that was used in the wash was safe but can be toxic in higher concentrations. And even disposing of it was a problem--if untreated, it can kill algae and other aquatic life. For this reason, other compounds (such as Dettol’s Chloroxylenol) were made, which manage to kill bacteria, and at the same time are safe for the environment. So you can find soaps and washes with an antibacterial property, which will help eliminate the bacteria that cause odor or infection. You can use these washes to disinfect cuts and scrapes as well. There is a range of different products on the market, some being chemical-based, while others are from natural or organic ingredients. We’ll have a look at their effectiveness, and what are the advantages of each. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an antibacterial body wash. It'll help you: Choose the right type of antibacterial body wash, See useful tips about that particular type of antibacterial body wash, Read reviews of different antibacterial body washes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of antibacterial body wash, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Water Guns for Adults
During the summer months, you (or your children) have two “problems”: 1) it’s hot outside, and 2) you’re looking for a fun pastime or activity. Having a water gun fight can solve both problems: it’ll cool you off, and also be a fun type of recreation. You can use them by the pool, at the beach, or even just in your yard or patio. But, as your kids get older, you’ll want water guns that are more sophisticated. You’ll see that there are designs that differ in how much water they can hold, so that you don’t have to load your water gun so often. And they differ in their range as well, with some being able to reach as far as 70 feet. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a water gun for adults. It'll help you: Choose the right type of adult water gun, See useful tips about that particular type of adult water gun, Read reviews of different adult water guns, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of adult water gun, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Portable Air Coolers
When it gets hot outside, there are a number of ways of keeping cool inside. Even if you have air conditioning, it might be a shame to turn on air conditioning if you’re alone in the room. A small, portable air cooler might be enough to do the trick. They use evaporative cooling to produce cold, moist air.  It has a fan that takes in warm air from the surroundings and blows it over water that you place in the cooler’s reservoir. The flow of warm air will evaporate the water. Evaporation is an “endothermic process”, meaning that it absorbs energy. Thus, the water molecules absorb the heat from the warm air, and the water converts into water vapor. This makes the air moist and cool at the same time. Thus, if you are sweltering on a hot, dry summer day, an evaporative air cooler will produce cool, moist air. And instead of using kilowatts of power, it can cool you off at as little as 18 Watts of power! But, while they all work on the same principle, there are still some variables to consider among portable air coolers. Some have a night light feature, using different color LED lights. Some are battery-powered, which allows you to take it with you pretty much anywhere. You should also look at the product’s dimensions, to see how easy it is to carry along with you. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a portable air cooler. It'll help you: Choose the right type of portable air cooler, See useful tips about that particular type of portable air cooler, Read reviews of different portable air coolers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of portable air cooler, and Compare prices and find the best deals. Ontel Arctic Air Personal Space Cooler
A Guide to the Best Indoor Bug Sprays
We all want to keep our homes clean--but even the cleanest homes can suffer from an infestation of insects. Ants, cockroaches, and bedbugs are the most prevalent and pernicious. Fortunately, there is a range of bug sprays that are effective at eliminating insect pests, as well as preventing any infestations later. For ants and roaches, you’ll have to take precautions by not leaving food out and attracting them. If you have an infestation of blood-sucking insects, such as bedbugs, ticks, and fleas, you’ll have to find long-term methods to get rid of them. They can go for months without food--that is, blood--so you’ll have to get them where they hide out, to eliminate them and their larval offspring. There are a number of bug sprays that are primarily for indoor use. Some are even safe around children and animals. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an indoor bug spray. It'll help you: Choose the right type of indoor bug spray, See useful tips about that particular type of indoor bug spray, Read reviews of different indoor bug sprays, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of indoor bug spray, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Electric Fly Swatters
During summertime, you want to leave the windows open, to let in fresh air. But that can also let in a lot of unwanted visitors, such as flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects. You can try using foggers--fumigating insecticides that fill an entire room. Or you can just spray the room with bug spray with a few passes. But then you have to make sure the bug spray doesn’t come in contact with food, which is a hassle. The spray sometimes leaves an unpleasant residue as well. If you want to get rid of flying pests without any insecticides, an electric fly swatter is a great alternative. Much like the stationary bug zappers that you see hanging around in public eateries or convenience stores, an electric fly swatter uses an electrified mesh to kill small insects. The shock can be painful to you or me--but to a tiny bug, it's fatal. The electric swatter is typically in the form of a paddle or tennis racket, which gives it a wide surface area to zap those bugs. An electric fly swatter is actually better than the stationary zapper devices that attract flying bugs by means of a blue light that lures them in. This is because biting insects, such as mosquitoes, aren’t actually attracted to the stationary zappers. They’re are looking more for a living, breathing host that’s warm and exhales carbon dioxide. That’s why you have a better chance of hunting after them with a hand-held zapper. And, you’ll also have the satisfaction of hearing the little buggers fry when they get hit! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an electric fly swatter. It'll help you: Choose the right type of electric fly swatter, See useful tips about that particular type of electric fly swatter, Read reviews of different electric fly swatters, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of an electric fly swatter, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Vinyl Repair Kits
Many products nowadays are made from vinyl or artificial leather. You’ll see it employed in upholstery, tents, inflatable rafts, pools, and bounce houses, bags and much more. The problem is repairing these things if the vinyl ever tears. A tear in your tent might just let the rain in--you can live with that. But a small tear can render an inflatable raft useless. You’ll need an adhesive that can seal that hole well, with a seal that will last. Fortunately, there are also methods to repair vinyl. You’ll see that there are patches that meld with the vinyl, forming a waterproof bond that can last for years. As for tears in couches, recliners, or your car’s interior, you’ll want a vinyl repair solution that also looks good. You’ll see that there are vinyl patches and adhesives that will restore the vinyl or leather surface to its pristine condition--as much as is possible   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a vinyl repair kit. It'll help you: Choose the right type of vinyl repair kit, See useful tips about that particular type of vinyl repair kit, Read reviews of different vinyl repair kits, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of vinyl repair kit, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Antifungal Shampoos
Around half of all people suffer from dandruff. The white flakes of dead skin are unsightly, but the itchy scalp can also be quite uncomfortable. Recent research has identified a certain yeast called Malassezia or Pityrosporum ovale--which is also a type of fungus-- that contributes to dandruff, even though it is not the cause of dandruff. Still, there are a few antifungal treatments that can help make the scalp healthier, and stop producing dandruff. So, there are a number of antifungal shampoos on the market that are recommended for people who suffer from dandruff. Also, there are more serious fungus infections, such as ringworm--actually a fungus, not a worm. A ringworm infection of the scalp and hair can cause hair loss. An antifungal shampoo can’t get rid of ringworm, since the ringworm fungus is inside the hair shaft, and ringworm treatments require medicines that you take by mouth. But an antifungal shampoo used twice a week can help in treating ringworm. It will speed up recovery time, and ensure that other people don’t contract the fungus accidentally. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an antifungal shampoo. It'll help you: Choose the right type of antifungal shampoo, See useful tips about that particular type of antifungal shampoo, Read reviews of different antifungal shampoos, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of antifungal shampoo, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Lawn Insect Killers
You invest a lot of time in maintaining your lawn--planting grass seed, adding fertilizer, watering, mowing...But all that effort can go to waste if your lawn gets infested with insect pests. If you see that grass is dying, or that birds are coming to peck at beetle grubs, these are tell-tale signs that your lawn has a beetle infestation. You’ll need an adequate solution to get rid of them. Then there are ants. Ants can be a nuisance that can eventually invade your home. If you get a fire ant infestation, with their pesky nests and severe bite, they can make it almost impossible to enjoy your lawn. Fortunately, there are a number of lawn insect killers that have a wide spectrum of action. Some kill on contact, while others eliminate insects over time. There are insecticides that can kill hundreds of types of insect pests. Some are designed safe to use around children or pets, and will not harm the foliage in your lawn or garden. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a lawn insect killer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of lawn insect killer, See useful tips about that particular type of lawn insect killer, Read reviews of different lawn insect killers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of lawn insect killer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Stair Lifts
For an elderly or disabled person, climbing up a flight of stairs can be as exerting as climbing a mountain for the rest of us. If they live in a two-story house, a stair lift is practically a necessity. Also, for people who have suffered a lower limb fracture, a stairlift can enable them to ascend and descend a flight of stairs--something that otherwise they would have to wait until they recovered. With a stair lift, a person simply gets into a seat, flicks a switch on the armrest, and the stairlift does the rest. But, there are options that make the device even more comfortable and convenient. You can find stairlifts which fold up when not in use. That way, they can take up very little space, allowing you full use of the stairway the rest of the day. There are also options for a wider seat and greater weight capacity. If necessary, there are stairlifts that can transport a wheelchair up and down the stairs. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a stair lift. It'll help you: Choose the right type of stair lift, See useful tips about that particular type of stair lift, Read reviews of different stair lifts, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a stair lift, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Dolce & Gabbana Perfumes for Women
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded their fashion line in 1985, and started a fragrance line in 1992, with their “Dolce & Gabbana for Women”. It was a romantic fragrance, with notes of basil, citrus, marigold and vanilla. It won the Perfume Academy’s “Best Feminine Fragrance” award for the year 1993, which established Dolce and Gabbana as a respected name in perfumery. The most popular women’s fragrances nowadays produced by Dolce and Gabbana are: “The One”--a combination of floral and oriental notes, “Rosa Excelsa”-- with heart notes of Turkish Rose and African Dog Rose, “Light Blue”--with a sky-blue packaging, and heart notes of bamboo, jasmine, and white rose, and “Dolce”--combining notes of white water lily, white daffodil, and white amaryllis. Besides perfumes, you can also find their fragrances in eau de toilette and essence forms. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Dolce & Gabbana perfume. It'll help you choose the right type of perfume according to your tastes, read reviews, and compare prices.
A Brief Guide to Buying a Laptop
Laptop computers first started to become popular in the mid-90s, as it became possible to create better displays using LCD screens, and powerful computer components could be made smaller and more durable. Also, battery technology advanced to the point that portable batteries could run the computer’s processor and peripherals, without having to recharge the batteries all the time. As the years have passed, we see laptop models getting thinner and more lightweight, while having increasingly better displays and features. The displays now can be as small as 11.6” on the diagonal, or as big as 17.3”! And you can find laptops that are hybrids, functioning as tablets, with a fully detachable screen! You can find powerful laptops for graphics and gaming, as well as lightweight Chromebooks that rely mostly on Internet apps. In any event, with a little research, you can find a laptop computer that will match your computing needs, whether for work or leisure--and with a construction that best suits you. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a laptop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of laptop, See useful tips about that particular type of laptop, Read reviews of different laptops, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of laptop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Brief Guide to Buying a Sound Bar
Sound bars are made to compensate for the poor acoustics of today’s flat-panel TV sets. Since these TVs put such an emphasis on picture quality, and devote so much space to the size of the screen, they don’t have much room for speakers. Thus, they skimp on sound quality. This is what a sound bar comes to supplement. A sound bar will contain several speakers inside, with even a subwoofer to provide bass. They also can have “dialogue” mode, so that you can hear the dialogue in a TV show or movie better, without having to adjust the volume, to turn it up when people are talking. And they can be placed almost anywhere in the room: in front of the TV, mounted to the wall, or on a bookshelf. No matter what, it’s able to compensate and create the sound as if it is coming from the TV set--or to create a “surround-sound” effect! You’ll also see that there are wireless versions, as well as units that are hooked up with a digital or analog audio cable. They can also be operated by remote control, and employed in Blu-ray disc players, music systems, or gaming systems as well.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a sound bar. It'll help you: Choose the right type of sound bar, See useful tips about that type of sound bar, Read reviews of different sound bars, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a sound bar, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Smart TV
A Smart TV will stream all kinds of content--such as movies and games-- directly from the Internet, on your TV screen. It has become practically the default when purchasing a TV. (Although there are options to buy a streaming stick or set-top box, which can give even a simple TV set the access to apps and gaming, pretty much like a Smart TV.) With a Smart TV, the web browsers are built into the TV, as part of its operating system. Once you can get Internet, you’ll be able to get Netflix and YouTube and watch it on a huge screen, instead of just a computer monitor. And besides using the TV remote, many of the Smart TVs support voice commands, such as Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. However, different brands of TVs have different operating systems, and thus different interfaces. You’ll see that some are easier to use than others, while some offer more apps and features. That should all be taken into consideration before making a purchase. You don’t want to spend $350-$550 or more and not be satisfied with the results!   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a  Smart TV. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Smart TV, See useful tips about that particular type of Smart TV, Read reviews of different Smart TVs, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Smart TV, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Juicer
In today's fast-paced society, people don't have a lot of time to devote to eating. Drinking juices of fruits and vegetables is a time-saving method of getting the nutrients your body needs. For example, it takes at least three carrots to produce a glass of carrot juice. To get all the vitamins and minerals in those carrots, you can either 1) chew them, which might take as much as five minutes--or 2) you can just drink a glass of juice, which you can finish in a few seconds. You'll probably want to buy a juicer that is the best at extracting the nutrients out of those fruits and vegetables, but at the same time is easy to use and that is easy to clean. Here is a guide to some of the best juicers on the market. It'll help you: Choose the right type of juicer See useful tips about that particular type of juicer, Read reviews of different juicers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of juicer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a 3D Printer
A 3D printer can take a 3D computer image that you’ve drawn with AutoCAD or some other drafting software, and construct a plastic model of your image in a matter of minutes (or hours, depending on the model’s complexity)! It deposits layers of molten ABS plastic or powder, according to the contours of the 3D computer image. The plastic melts at only 100 degrees Celsius--the temperature of boiling water--which can easily be achieved in the printer’s nozzle, without damaging the printer parts. (There are 3D printers that can print forms made from chocolate, or that can form articles of clothing!) The printer applies a layer of plastic and lets it harden before applying the next layer. Once it has achieved the desired number of layers, it then applies an adhesive that cures the plastic. This is a boon for businesses designing machine parts, as well as artists who can sculpt exactly to their specifications. As 3D printers become more affordable, more people, such as artists and hobbyists, will employ them. The ADIMLab-gantry 3D printer and its creation We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a 3D printer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of 3D printer, See useful tips about that particular type of 3D printer, Read reviews of different 3D printers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of 3D printer, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Brief Guide to Buying a Gaming Laptop
We see improvements to laptops all the time: lighter components, longer battery life, and better graphics and sound. (The improvements come so fast, in fact, that by the time you read this, there’s probably already something better on the market!) However, choosing a laptop for gaming might seem to be too much of a commitment: a gaming desktop PC might actually give you better performance, and also be easier to upgrade as time goes on. A laptop also will cost more than a desktop with comparable specs. But, if you’re a gamer who travels a lot, a gaming laptop might answer to your needs. Gaming laptops are for gaming enthusiasts that want to be able to practice while traveling. They’ll be supplied with a faster processor, a top-rate graphics card, and advanced noise and heat management features. The graphics and sound will be a stunningly realistic, immersive experience.The keyboard will also be more responsive, and more durable as well, to be able to stand up to a greater number of keystrokes. With all of these advantages, gaming laptops might even appeal to people who want to use their computer for graphics and other heavy-duty applications. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a gaming laptop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of gaming laptop, See useful tips about that particular type of gaming laptop, Read reviews of different gaming laptops, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a gaming laptop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Brief Guide to Vacuum Cleaners
If you have carpeting in your house, a vacuum cleaner is a necessity--both to keep the carpet from collecting dust and debris, as well as to maintain the rug. And if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, a good vacuum cleaner is a life-saver. If you’re a pet owner with a dog or cat which sheds a lot of hair and dander, you can understand that you need some way of cleaning up all that. Also, it might be counter-intuitive, but a carpet that is vacuumed regularly actually looks newer for a longer period of time, than one that is vacuumed less frequently. But today’s vacuums are not just for carpets. You’ll see that many have special attachments for cleaning drapes, upholstery, and other places that collect dust and need periodic cleaning. You can also find hand-held models that get into tight spots, and can be a convenient substitute for several other cleaning utensils. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a vacuum cleaner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of vacuum cleaner, See useful tips about that particular type of vacuum cleaner, Read reviews of different vacuum cleaners, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of vacuum cleaner, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Organic Face Creams
A hot summer day and a frigid day in the winter would seem to be total opposites--but there is one thing they have in common: in both climates, your skin takes a beating. The skin dries out both from exposure to intense sun, and also from arctic, chilly winds. There are lots of skin care products called emollients (from the Latin word “to soften”) that moisturize the skin, to restore or maintain its suppleness and elasticity. They don’t just allow your skin to feel better--they can also prevent premature aging of the skin from exposure to the elements. Also, since makeup tends to dehydrate the skin, you want to apply a moisturizer first before applying any makeup. But, there are several reasons for seeking out facial creams with natural, organic ingredients. Artificial ingredients, such as parabens or formaldehyde, may accumulate in body tissues over time, wreaking havoc later in life. Even those that you manage to wash off, may accumulate in the ecosystem. And some prefer organic ingredients, because they are from a renewable source--as opposed to plants that are harvested at the expense of depleting the environment. You’ll find a wide range of face creams that use natural, organic ingredients to promote skin health, containing antioxidants to keep your skin looking youthful. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an organic face cream. It'll help you: Choose the right type of organic face cream, See useful tips about that particular type of organic face cream, Read reviews of different organic face creams, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of organic face cream, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Foot Massagers
Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning “finger pressure”--even though actual shiatsu massage techniques use the fingers, the palm of the hand, the elbows and even the knees and feet as well. Besides just providing relief from muscle strain and fatigue, Shiatsu purports to be able to even prevent or treat disease. Even though shiatsu hasn’t been established scientifically, it’s almost unanimous that a massage can provide relief to stiff muscles. There are numerous shiatsu devices nowadays that can recreate massage on the feet, neck, back--and even the entire body. There are foot massagers that try to recreate the feeling of human touch. They are usually small enough that they can fit under your desk--you can get a massage even while you’re working! Foot massagers generally will be equipped with rotating heads that massage the soles of your feet. Some add infrared heat as well. Foot massagers might also employ hydrotherapy--like a jacuzzi for your feet!--employing jets of water, heat, and vibrations that soothe your feet and stimulate circulation.  Others employ padding, rollers, and airbags for comfort. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a foot massager. It'll help you: Choose the right type of foot massager, See useful tips about that particular type of foot massager, Read reviews of different foot massagers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of foot massager, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Pellet Stoves of 2019
Waaaay back, in 1979, President Jimmy Carter proposed a thermostat control program: people were encouraged to not raise their thermostats more than 69 degrees in the winter. (President Carter adhered to his own suggestion and kept the temperature in the White House at 68 degrees.) The program was estimated to have saved 300,000 barrels of fuel every day! Since the late 70s, other methods have become available so that you can heat your home economically and still keep your house warm in the winter, guilt-free. A pellet stove can supplement your home’s existing heating system and can help reduce your heating bill--manufacturers advertise that it can save 40-50% on your heating bill. A pellet stove runs on wood pellets, made from leftover sawdust produced when making wood furniture and constructions from wood. (Another fuel source is dried corn.) Using them as fuel is both economical and environmentally-friendly--a great alternative to using oil, gas, or even electricity. A pellet stove is capable of heating an area of 1500 - 2000 square feet. But they can be sophisticated as well, running on a thermostat and electronic control panel. That way, it will heat the house only when you need it, to the temperature that you desire. They also aren’t cheap--depending on how you heat your house now, it can take anywhere from 3-6 years to pay for itself. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a pellet stove. It'll help you: Choose the right type of pellet stove, See useful tips about that type of pellet stove, Read reviews of the different pellet stoves, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a pellet stove, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Facial Massage Creams
Your face gets the most exposure to the sun and elements--so you have to take special measures to moisturize and clean the face. But, the benefits of massaging the face are not so apparent. Current research indicates that massaging the muscles in the face can relax any muscle tension in your face. This in turn will relieve anxiety and improve your overall mood (just like a full-body massage does). And once your face muscles are relaxed, it will also prevent wrinkles and lines in the face as well. So massaging your face with a moisturizing cream will give you a two-pronged attack to rejuvenate your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance. There are massage creams and gels that are specially formulated for massaging into your face. These creams are enriched with moisturizers, such as aloe vera, and oils to remove wrinkles and fine lines. They can also have vitamins to nourish the skin and increase skin tone and firmness. But it still will be beneficial to look at the different facial massage creams that are available, to choose which is best for you.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a facial massage cream. It'll help you: Choose the right type of facial massage cream, See useful tips about that particular type of facial massage cream, Read reviews of different facial massage creams, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of facial massage cream, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Skin Whitening Soaps
If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, such as dark patches on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and other parts of the body, there are a number of soaps, creams, and lotions that can potentially lighten and even skin tone. There are stronger products, such as creams for treating melasma, which work on acne scars, freckles, and other skin discoloration. But they may contain ingredients such as hydroquinone, which, while effective, can’t be used for an extended period of time. A skin whitening soap should be something more gentle so that it can be used as part of your skin care routine while lightening the skin tone. You should be able to take a shower or even bathe in it. You’ll find here a number of products that ingeniously use natural ingredients for skin whitening, either by reducing production of skin pigment or by exfoliating dead, discolored skin layers.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a skin whitening soap. It'll help you: Choose the right type of skin whitening soap, See useful tips about that particular type of skin whitening soap, Read reviews of different skin whitening soaps, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of skin whitening soap, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Melasma Creams
Melasma is a condition where the skin develops dark patches on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and other parts of the body. Pregnant women and women taking contraceptives may suffer from it. It can also be a result of hormonal changes in the body, or as a reaction due to sun exposure. Melasma is graded by how far it has penetrated into the skin: in the first stage, only the epidermis is affected. In the next stage, it proceeds down to the dermis and will be harder to treat. So success depends on how early you start treatment. There are a number of prescription and over-the-counter treatments that have been developed, which have various levels of success in making the skin tone more even. Cosmeticians and dermatologists say that a person should try several such products, and then decide by trial-and-error which one is the most effective on their skin. These whitening compounds can also be effective in people suffering from hyperpigmentation, acne, freckles, and other skin discoloration.    We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a melasma cream. It'll help you: Choose the right type of melasma cream, See useful tips about that particular type of melasma cream, Read reviews of different melasma creams, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of melasma cream, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Bath & Body Works Fragrances
Since their creation in the year 1990, Bath & Body Works has developed fragrances in the form of body mists and perfumes, hand soaps and lotions, and even in the form of scented candles and air fresheners. In just the division of body sprays and mists, they have over 70 different products! They also have a range of roll-on fragrances and perfumes. In fact, the most popular fragrances are used in a range of products. You can find your favorite body mist also in the form of shower gel, lotion, cream, and more! This guide will let you familiarize yourself with some of Bath & Body Works offerings.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Bath & Body Works Fragrance. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Bath & Body Works Fragrance, See useful tips about that particular type of Bath & Body Works Fragrance, Read reviews of different Bath & Body Works Fragrances, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Bath & Body Works Fragrance, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Body Lotions for Crepe Skin
Although there’s nothing that can make us younger, there are many products that can reduce the effects of aging, and even restore skin to a more youthful appearance. Crêpe skin is a product of aging: as a person gets older, the skin produces less collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner. Years of sun exposure than the resulting damage will also age the skin and reduce its elasticity. Also, dry weather can cause the skin to lose moisture, causing lines and wrinkles to develop. There are invasive treatments that dermatologists can resort to, such as injections, laser treatments or ultrasound, which stimulate the skin to produce more collagen--which can stave off the effects of crêpe skin. But, fortunately, there are also supplements and over-the-counter creams that can reverse the effects of aging. They will contain moisturizers so that the skin can regain some of the oils that it has lost due to sun exposure. There are antioxidants which fight the effects of aging. Peptides and alpha-hydroxy acids stimulate collagen production, which can allow the skin to look thicker and more supple. It’s just a matter of finding which topical cream is right for you.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a body lotion for crêpe skin. It'll help you: Choose the right type of body lotion for crêpe skin, See useful tips about that particular type of body lotion for crêpe skin, Read reviews of different body lotions for crêpe skin, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of body lotion for crêpe skin, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Electric Shavers
An electric shaver is a convenient and safe alternative to using a manual razor, with razor blades that can give you a nasty cut. You can find electric shavers that give a shave that is smooth enough to compete with a manual razor. You can also find electric shavers that allow you to use shaving cream, which softens the beard and gets good results with less irritation. There is some maintenance that you have to do on your electric, including changing the shield or the blades periodically. But, whether you use a corded or battery-powered cordless shaver, you can get a quick shave with less preparation than when using a manual. And, if you invest wisely, the same electric shaver can serve you well for years of use.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an electric shaver. It'll help you: Choose the right type of electric shaver, See useful tips about that particular type of electric shaver, Read reviews of different electric shavers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of electric shaver, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Dior Perfumes for Women
Christian Dior has been a respected name in the fashion world for over 70 years--and their line of perfumes has also garnered much respect. Dior perfumes, for both men and women, have been prepared in conjunction with some of the most famous perfumers over the years. This buyer’s guide will give you some familiarity with the most famous lines--J’Adore, Poison, Miss Dior, and more. You’ll see that there are fragrances for different occasions, as well as for different times of day. There are fragrances for Also, your skin type and even your mood can influence how your wear a particular fragrance. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Dior perfume. It'll help you choose the right type of perfume according to your tastes, read reviews, and compare prices.
A Guide to the Best Hot Tubs
The idea of relaxing in a Jacuzzi, getting a massage from jets of air or water while bathing, is something that most of us would only expect in a fancy hotel. And having a hot tub in your home used to be considered a luxury that only the well-to-do could indulge in. Installing a permanent hot tub in your house isn’t for everybody. But you’ll be surprised that you can get an affordable inflatable hot tub, that you can set up in your yard outdoors--or even indoors, if you have the space. There are hot tubs that can accommodate 4, 5, or even 6 people at a time.  And a hot tub is not just for pleasure and relaxation anymore. The jets of air or warm water can be part of a hydrotherapy program, to relieve pain, and stimulate blood circulation. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a hot tub. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hot tub, See useful tips about that particular type of hot tub, Read reviews of different hot tubs, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of hot tub, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Home Security Cameras
The “Home Alone” movie franchise has become elevated to classic comedy over the years, with an engaging plot: a child, Kevin McCallister, is able to outsmart relentless thieves trying to ransack the child’s house. Kevin first tries to make the house look occupied--but that can only last for so long. As in the movie, thieves are known for doing their “homework”--looking for times that the residents are on vacation, or out at a family affair, and using it to break into a house.   You might not be able to have a Kevin McCallister protect your home when you’re away--but there are home security cameras that can do an awesome job of filming your home when you are away. There are cameras for filming outside as well as inside the house, and they can be sturdy enough to withstand any weather. They can be programmed to film the house at certain hours, and to sense any unexpected noise or movement that occurs. They can be set up to send you a phone or email alert the moment something happens--so that you can respond quickly and effectively. And if there is a break-in, they’ll save the footage where you can review it later, hopefully letting you find the culprits. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a home security camera. It'll help you: Choose the right type of home security camera, See useful tips about that particular type of home security camera, Read reviews of different home security cameras, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of home security camera, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Multipoint Bluetooth Headsets
Bluetooth earphones and headsets can allow you to answer your Smartphone or listen to music, without requiring confusing wires to connect you to some device. There are headsets that you insert in one ear so that your other ear can listen to what’s going on outside. And Bluetooth devices are always increasing in their range. On top of all those pluses, you’ll notice that there are Bluetooth headsets which can be connected to two devices at once. This is called “multipoint mode”. Such devices can come in handy if you have two phones. With multipoint mode, you can receive calls from both phones, without having to physically disconnect from one phone and connecting to the other. Also, let’s say you hook up a phone and a tablet or laptop to your multipoint Bluetooth headset.You can also listen to music from one your tablet, and then pause it when you get a phone call and attend to the call, with the same headset. It’s also great receiving GPS directions, without requiring you to hold the device or be connected to earbuds. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a multipoint Bluetooth headset. It'll help you: Choose the right type of multipoint Bluetooth headset, See useful tips about that particular type of multipoint Bluetooth headset, Read reviews of different multipoint Bluetooth headsets, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of multipoint Bluetooth headset, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Electric Toothbrushes
Brushing teeth properly is an important part of a daily hygiene routine. It’s important to remove the sticky layer of bacteria that adhere to the teeth. These plaques of bacteria not only cause tooth decay. They also can cause gum disease and inflammation, damage the teeth enamel and increase teeth sensitivity, and cause bad breath. An electric toothbrush can help you brush more effectively, removing plaque in the hard-to-reach places. If the electric toothbrush has special pressure sensors and timers, it can also ensure that you don’t overdo it and end up damaging your teeth and gums in the process of brushing. We’ll see that there are also electric toothbrushes that employ ultrasound, in order to break up and kill these colonies of bacteria in your mouth. There are also brushes that use both ultrasound and a back-and-forth motion to the bristles, or that rotate. There are also brushes with a series of removable heads, each with a different function. Others have a range of strengths, whether you want to just clean your teeth, or whiten your teeth or treat your gums. Then you can make a decision which electric toothbrush is best for your needs.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an electric toothbrush. It'll help you: Choose the right type of electric toothbrush, See useful tips about that particular type of electric toothbrush, Read reviews of different brands of electric toothbrushes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of electric toothbrush, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Gas Grill
During the summertime, cooking outdoors is a great idea, to avoid heating up your house. Taking a portable grill out to your yard or patio can turn dinnertime into a lawn party. There are portable grills that work on charcoal, electricity, or gas. Gas grills are the most popular, because they’re the most versatile, with some having enough space to cook a meal for a whole family with guests. There are some differences among gas grills, which are worth considering before making a purchase. You should consider the number of burners that you need. You also want to consider the amount of space that you can accommodate on your patio or lawn--and how much space you need. Features such as an extra shelf for food preparation, or a warm-up area, are welcome additions. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a gas grill. It'll help you: Choose the right type of gas grill, See useful tips about that particular type of gas grill, Read reviews of different gas grills, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of gas grill, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying an Air Conditioner
You want to keep your house comfortable in the summer months. If just using fans isn’t adequate, air conditioners cool off entire rooms for you. If you don’t want to go through the hassle (and expense) of installing central air conditioning in your home, there are a number of styles of air conditioners that require little or no installation. There are still some things to consider, like the size of the area that you’d like to cool off, energy efficiency, and if you’d like the air conditioner to serve as a heater in the winter as well, or to dehumidify. There are air conditioners that you install in a window or wall, or portable units on wheels, that you can take to the room that needs it the most. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an air conditioner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of air conditioner, See useful tips about that particular type of air conditioner, Read reviews of different air conditioners, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of air conditioner, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Water Heater
It’s a major challenge to find an economical solution to heat the water in your home year ‘round. It’s estimated that 65% of a house’s energy use goes to heating water. But it’s up to you to decide how to distribute those expenses. You’ll see that every option has advantages and disadvantages. The tank water heaters have the advantage of being cheaper, but a disadvantage, that they heat  large quantity of water at once. If you don’t need so much hot water, the energy expended to heat the whole tank goes to waste. Electric-powered water heaters are similarly less expensive than the gas counterparts--but gas heats more cheaply than electricity. You’ll see that the extra expense at the beginning will end up paying for itself, and will be more environmentally-friendly. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a water heater. It'll help you: Choose the right type of water heater, See useful tips about that particular type of water heater, Read reviews of different water heaters, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of water heater, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying Sheets
A person can spend 8 hours a day in bed--so it’s important that your bedding is comfortable. Your bedsheets are no less important than your mattress in determining how comfortable you’ll sleep. You should have several sets of sheets and blankets, to be able to adjust to the different seasons of the year. You’ll see that there are materials that are more suited for the winter when you want to keep heat close to your body. There are also bed sheets from materials that are more “breathable”, and thus will be more comfortable in the summer. You’ll also want to consider whether your sheets are hypoallergenic, as well as their general cost and durability. And, of course, you’ll probably buy sheets with an eye for creating a decor in your bedroom--so you’ll probably want to buy a set of bedsheets, including a upper and lower sheet with pillowcases. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting bedsheets. It'll help you: Choose the right type of  bedsheets, See useful tips about that particular type of bedsheets, Read reviews of different bedsheets, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of bedsheets, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Counter Depth Refrigerator
A counter depth refrigerator is designed to be flush with your kitchen counter.  This is more aesthetically pleasing, because the refrigerator doesn’t protrude from the kitchen cabinets. You can make it blend in perfectly with your cabinets--in fact, some make the doors of their refrigerator match the appearance of their cabinet doors, effectively camouflaging it! In any event, a counter-depth refrigerator will conserve space. But you should familiarize yourself with the options out there, to get the best balance between expense and aesthetics. You’ll see refrigerator designs that maximize the amount of interior space. There are other designs that have your comfort in mind, making it easy for you to see what’s inside the fridge and access it quickly. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a counter depth refrigerator. It'll help you: Choose the right type of  counter depth refrigerator, See useful tips about that particular type of counter depth refrigerator, Read reviews of different counter depth refrigerators, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of counter depth refrigerator, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Refrigerator
If you have ever had the unpleasant experience of being without your refrigerator for even just a few hours--either because it broke, or if there was a power outage--you’ll quickly realize how much of a necessity a refrigerator has become. You’ll frantically look for somewhere to keep the perishables fresh. You’ll want a cold place for the frozen items. It stands to reason that you want a refrigerator that will do its job properly, with a minimum of repairs or maintenance. You’ll also want a refrigerator with features to preserve your food, whether it’s fruit, vegetables, or leftovers that you cooked yesterday. You’ll also want something that lets you see and find your food conveniently. You don’t want to forget about some food for so long, you can’t tell what it is anymore (as in the famous George Carlin skit). We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a refrigerator. It'll help you: Choose the right type of refrigerator, See useful tips about that particular type of refrigerator, Read reviews of different refrigerators, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of refrigerator, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Brazilian Keratin Treatments
If you want to change your look, keratin treatments and/or Brazilian blowouts are used to smooth out frizzy or curly hair. You might confuse them with hair relaxer treatments, which straighten curls by weakening the protein structure in the hair. Some hair relaxers can be very caustic--in fact, some even contain lye! You can imagine how damaging that can be (which is why you have to apply cider vinegar to your hair after a relaxer, to balance out the pH). While relaxers break the bonds that make your hair curly, keratin treatments, on the other hand, add keratin to the hair, and manage to lock your hair in a straight position, while also repairing it. They can employ an acid, such as glyoxylic acid, to gently break the bonds in the hair, and then apply keratin with a flat iron, to keep the hair straight. Human hair is made of keratin--so a keratin treatment will supplement your hair, rebuilding damaged patches. Like relaxers, the results will remain for about 2-3 months, until new hair grows in--but there is considerably less risk of hair damage. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Brazilian keratin treatment. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Brazilian keratin treatment, See useful tips about that particular type of Brazilian keratin treatment, Read reviews of different Brazilian keratin treatments, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Brazilian keratin treatment, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Cordless Phones for Seniors
A cordless phone is a great convenience. If you or a loved one would like to able to answer a call without having to run to the base unit, a cordless phone lets you keep the receiver next to you and call or receive calls from anywhere in the house. But, if you or your family member’s hearing or vision isn’t what it used to be, you can find cordless phones with a brighter and larger display and touch buttons, to make it easier to make and receive calls. They also can have features to amplify the incoming call, to make it easier to hear. Some cordless phones have a number of profiles, or an equalizer to amplify the lower- or higher-pitched sounds, so that you can adjust to the voice of the person with whom you want to converse. Some also can be equipped with a pendant that you wear around your neck, to activate the phone in the event of an emergency. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a cordless phone for senior citizens. It'll help you: Choose the right type of cordless phone for senior citizens, See useful tips about that particular type of cordless phone for senior citizens, Read reviews of different cordless phone for senior citizens, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of cordless phone for senior citizens, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to IPTV Boxes
Internet Protocol Television (= IPTV) allows you to watch TV content over the Internet, in real time. It’s a great alternative to having to subscribe to regular TV via an antenna, or cable television (what is colloquially called “cord-cutting”), and can achieve faster speeds than cable as well. It can also provide you with Video-on-demand (=VOD), where you can watch movies and TV shows whenever you want, instead of having to wait for your favorite program to be aired at its particular time slot. The IPTV box is essentially a mini-computer, which you hook up between your Internet connection and your TV set. The IPTV Box comes complete with a motherboard, a CPU, memory, and storage space. It can allow your TV to achieve greater resolution with less distortion, and you can enjoy watching movies and TV from the Internet without interruptions. If you’re traveling in a foreign country and can’t enjoy the local TV programs due to a language barrier, an IPTV Box can get you access to your favorite TV content from your home country.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a IPTV box. It'll help you: Choose the right type of IPTV box, See useful tips about that particular type of IPTV box, Read reviews of different IPTV boxes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of IPTV box, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Dog Silencers
Whether you’re pestered by your own dog’s barking, or by other dogs in your neighborhood, a dog silencer can be an effective device. It can also be useful if your job requires encountering dogs that might not be so docile. There are a number of devices nowadays that are effective while also being humane so that you don’t have to be concerned about endangering the dog’s safety. The primary techniques used are 1) ultrasonic devices, that emit a high-pitched sound that the dog finds irritating, which induces them to stop barking, 2) shock devices, which are collars that give a gentle shock when the dog barks, and 3) citronella spray devices, which emit a citronella essence when your dog barks--this effectively distracts the dog, dissuading them from barking.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a dog silencer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of dog silencer, See useful tips about that particular  type of dog silencer, Read reviews of different dog silencers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of dog silencer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Hardwood Floor Cleaning Machines
If you have a hardwood floor, it might be a challenge to clean it properly. Exposing it to copious amounts of water will ruin it in the long run. But there are a number of appliances for cleaning hardwood floors, which not only pick up dirt and debris, but will even disinfect, deodorize, wax, and buff. Some are suitable for other sealed hard floor surfaces besides wood, such as linoleum, tile, vinyl, and laminate. There are appliances that work on “dry steam”, heating water to over 100 ℃, which succeed in breaking up dirt and debris, without damaging your floor. There are also devices that use microfiber brushes to buff and polish the floor, or employ both a back-and-forth and a right-to-left motion to dislodge dirt and get your floor spotless. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a hardwood floor cleaning machine. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hardwood floor cleaning machine, See useful tips about that particular type of hardwood floor cleaning machine, Read reviews of different hardwood floor cleaning machines, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of hardwood floor cleaning machine, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to 312 Hearing Aid Batteries
If you need a hearing aid, there are a number of makers of hearing aid batteries, each with their own distinct advantages. There are differences in battery life and cost. You also have the choice of using disposable or rechargeable batteries. Hearing aid batteries come in 5 sizes, that depends on your hearing aid design. They have a colored tab that indicates the size. The color code works as follows:   Size 5: Red--(These are rarely used.) Size 10: Yellow--lasts for 11 days, 134 hours of use Size 312: Brown--lasts for 12 days, 141 hours Size 13: Orange--lasts for 11 days, 136 hours Size 675: Blue--lasts for 12 days, 141 hours People use the battery for around 12 hours a day, so the calculations are made accordingly. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting hearing aid batteries. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hearing aid batteries, See useful tips about this type of hearing aid batteries, Read reviews of different hearing aid batteries, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of hearing aid batteries, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Portable CD Players
When CDs first came out, they were a noticeable improvement over vinyl LP records. People described how they were immersed by the sound from the CD. Although CDs don’t have the popularity that they once had--since MP3 players and Smartphones can hold gigabytes of your favorite music, and reproduce it faithfully--you might still have a CD collection, and you’ll want something to listen to them. There are portable CD players in several forms, which also give you options of listening to AM/FM radio, listening to MP3 files on flash memory, or to play music from your Smartphone over the device’s speakers. If you want to listen to music CDs while taking a brisk walk, there are devices that are designed to continue playing music without interruption, even if the CD player gets shaken around a bit.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a portable CD player. It'll help you: Choose the right type of portable CD player, See useful tips about that particular type of portable CD player, Read reviews of different portable CD players, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of portable CD player, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to LTE Routers
LTE stands for “Long-term evolution”. It was the first-generation 4G technology for wireless technology.  There are different LTE frequencies and bands used for each country--so you will notice that some WiFi devices will work in only certain countries, depending on the band for that country. Thus, you would need a multi-band phone to use LTE in every country (since each country is different). You’ll also see LTE-A, which is “Long-Term Evolution Advanced” that has a peak download speed of 100 Mbit/second when traveling, and a 1 Gbit/second download speed when stationary. Another advantage of LTE-A is that it relies on carrier aggregation: it treats multiple radio channels in different or the same frequency bands as one signal, making the speed quicker. This allows for streaming HD video, and ensures fast Internet access speeds, even if you are far from the cell tower. You’ll see a number of LTE routers on the market, which will allow you to hook up a number of devices to the Internet simultaneously--either through wireless connections or with Ethernet cables, depending on the type of router. We’ll examine some features and advantages of certain LTE routers. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an LTE router. It'll help you: Choose the right type of LTE router, See useful tips about that type of LTE router, Read reviews of different LTE routers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of LTE router, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to 2-Channel Stereo Receivers
Nowadays, there are home theater systems and stereos that allow for “surround sound”--you’ll see stereos with “5.1 channels”. This “5.1” indicates that there are 5 speakers plus 1 subwoofer, for the bass sounds. You distribute the 6 speakers to the center, 60° to the left and right, and 120° to the left and right, and the subwoofer that you can place anywhere. There are even 7.1 or 9.1 channel stereos! In that case, settling for just a 2 channel stereo seems like a let-down. But, it has advantages. It will have an “A” channel and a “B” channel. You can send the music or other audio content to Channel “A” or Channel “B”, or to both Channels “A” and “B”. A 2-channel stereo system would be useful in an office--you can picture a dentist’s office where relaxing music is being piped into the room with the dentist’s chair, while there is no music in the reception area. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a treatment for a two-channel stereo receiver. It'll help you: Choose the right type of two-channel stereo receiver, See useful tips about that particular type of two-channel stereo receiver, Read reviews of different two-channel stereo receivers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of two-channel stereo receiver, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Anti-Aging Body Lotions
When “Oil of Olay” was marketed in 1952, the owners Graham Wulff and Jack Lowe advertised it with the slogan, “Share the secret of a younger looking you”. Even without saying how it will make a person look younger, it already caught people’s attention. Nowadays, things are more sophisticated: there are lotions that work on exfoliating the skin, moisturizing the skin, protecting it from sun damage, replenishing lost nutrients, and more--all with the aim of reversing the effects of time. There is a wide range of products that promise younger-looking skin in two weeks--and other products that tout results immediately! It’s worthwhile to examine what ingredients do anti-aging body lotions have, and which are the most effective. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a treatment for an anti-aging body lotion. It'll help you: Choose the right type of anti-aging body lotion, See useful tips about that particular type of anti-aging body lotion, Read reviews of different anti-aging body lotions, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of anti-aging body lotion, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Glycolic Acid Face Washes
Glycolic acid is in the class of AHA (=Alpha Hydroxy Acid) skin products, and it is a sort of “Swiss Army knife” for skin care. It can be derived from something as commonplace as sugar cane--but don’t let that fool you. At high concentrations--over 20%--it is used as a chemical peel, to expose the underlying layer of skin cells. (At such concentrations, it should preferably be used by a professional dermatologist.) At lower concentrations, you can see it used for exfoliating the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and treating and preventing acne breakouts. It can even be used to treat acne scars. For people with darker complexions, or with those suffering from age spots or hyperpigmentation, glycolic acid washes can lead to more even skin coloration. You’ll see Glycolic Acid face washes in a number of forms: there are gels that you apply to wet skin, as well as pads soaked in the Glycolic Acid solution, to get dirt and excess oils from the pores and prevent blackheads. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a glycolic acid face wash. It'll help you: Choose the right type of glycolic acid face wash, See useful tips about that particular type of glycolic acid face wash, Read reviews of different glycolic acid face washes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of glycolic acid face wash, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Interchangeable Knitting Needles
If you’re knitting something circular, such as a knit cap, socks, or sleeves, circular knitting needles are just what you need. (They can also be used for straight projects, when the project is something very long, such as a blanket.) But, occasionally you’ll want to change the diameter of the knitting needles that you are using. Interchangeable knitting needles are pairs of needles that are connected by means of a nylon cable that is screwed onto the needle’s base. A set of circular knitting needles will include a few cables of different lengths--this gives you greater versatility when knitting. There is a cord key that allows you to tighten the cable onto the knitting needle. But knitting needle sets will differ in the material of the needles, the number of pairs of needles in the set, the lengths of the cables, and more. You’ll see needles made from bamboo, from metal, or from carbon--each giving a different weight and feel. You’ll want to get some details before deciding which is best for you. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting interchangeable knitting needles. It'll help you: Choose the right type of interchangeable knitting needles, See useful tips about that particular type of interchangeable knitting needles, Read reviews of different interchangeable knitting needles, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of interchangeable knitting needles, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Bluetooth Extenders
Bluetooth devices such as a handsfree headset that hooks up to your cell phone is a great convenience: you hook the device onto your ear, and you can talk on the phone while your hands are busy with something else. Then came Bluetooth headphones and speakers, that let you hear TV or music without being limited by a physical wire that connects you to the device. But even Bluetooth has its limitations--typically the signal can go no further than 33 feet (even though Bluetooth standard 4.0 has been extended to as much as 100 feet). So, to increase the range of Bluetooth devices, you can get a Bluetooth range extender or repeater. There are several such range extenders that can go as far as 150 feet in open air, and between 50-70 feet indoors. If you choose to put two range extenders in series (also called a “daisy-chain”), it can extend the distance even further. That will let you give you range through your entire house, or even into your yard. It avoids the delay of 2-3 seconds that is typical of Bluetooth products--and if there is a disconnection, it gets reconnected quickly. It can also be used as a transmitter and receiver and can be useful for home theater and gaming systems as well. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Bluetooth range extender. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Bluetooth range extender, See useful tips about that type of Bluetooth range extender, Read reviews of different Bluetooth range extenders, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Bluetooth range extender, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Downdraft Gas Cooktops
Some people enjoy the smell of food cooking, with the appetizing smell wafting through the house. But, if you’re cooking or fryinga lot at once, the fumes and the steam can get a bit intense. You want to get rid of grease, fumes, and carbon monoxide that builds up when cooking on gas. Also, over time, the residue from the cooking adheres to the kitchen cabinets, making cleanup more difficult. There are overhead hoods supplied with fans that suck the cooking fumes up and away, and they are quite efficient--but they take up quite a bit of space in the kitchen. A downdraft cooktop is an effective alternative, that can be installed in electric, gas, and induction ranges, and take up a minimum of space. Downdraft gas cooktops have an exhaust fan that either lifts automatically out of the back of the range at the press of a button or is installed into the range top, behind or to the side of the burners. You can use it when cooking, setting the fan speed depending on the amount of cooking you’re doing. When you’re finished, simply turn off the fan, or lower it back behind the range. The results are both efficient and elegant. And the downdraft cooktop doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a downdraft gas cooktop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of downdraft gas cooktop, See useful tips about that type of downdraft gas cooktop, Read reviews of different downdraft gas cooktop, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of downdraft gas cooktop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Bicycle Engine Kits
If you enjoy bike riding and have a knack for Do-It-Yourself and tinkering, you might want to look into a bicycle engine kit. It can help you convert a regular bicycle into a motorized bike, or “moped” (you’ll still have to do some pedaling, especially when going uphill). A bike engine kit can be surprisingly fuel-efficient, and get you around town at speeds as high as 40 mph. But, there are some tricks and tips that you should be aware of, to get the most out of your kit. There are kits for beach cruiser bikes, road bikes, and mountain bikes. The kits are usually intended to be universally suitable for all bikes. But, there are tips on matching the kit to your present bike model, as well as tricks for lubricating the parts properly and finding the right fuel-to-oil ratio. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a bicycle engine kit. It'll help you: Choose the right type of bicycle engine kit, See useful tips about that type of bicycle engine kit, Read reviews of different bicycle engine kits, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of bicycle engine kit, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Spray Mops
Mopping is a common household chore, familiar to anyone with a tile, linoleum, or hardwood floor. But there are modern appliances that make mopping more effective. Spray mops dispense cleaning fluid at the press of a button, letting you wet the floor according to whether you’re mopping a particularly dirty area, or just doing a routine cleanup. That eliminates the need for lugging around a bucket of water through the house when you want to mop. Since you control the amount of water, there is less risk of having to sop up the excess--something that is commonplace with the traditional mops. Also, spray mops are typically supplied with special microfiber pads, for different types of surfaces, or pads that are more abrasive for the tougher cleaning jobs. Some spray mops allow you to adjust the height, which can prove to be less of a strain on your back, arms, and shoulders. They also are surprisingly lightweight--some spray mops are made from aluminum, and weigh as little as two pounds. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a spray mop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of spray mop, See useful tips about that type of spray mop, Read reviews of different spray mops, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of spray mop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to iPhone Alarm Clock Docks
If you have an Apple device--an iPad, iPod, or iPhone--you want to make sure that your device is charged up properly. There is a wide selection of alarm clocks that have an iPhone docking feature. Practically any Apple device with a Lightning connector can be recharged with these alarm clock radios. Not only will it keep your Apple device charged up--you can even stream music from your iPod into your alarm clock, for a novel wake-up call! Depending on the product you purchase, it will be compatible with almost all the Apple devices--even legacy ones. You’ll see a number of other attractive features, such as clock radios that are equipped with high-quality speakers, for surprising sound quality and reproduction. Some have Bluetooth capability and a remote control, while others have USB ports to recharge other devices as well. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an iPhone alarm clock dock. It'll help you: Choose the right type of iPhone alarm clock dock, See useful tips about that particular type of iPhone alarm clock dock, Read reviews of different iPhone alarm clock docks, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of iPhone alarm clock dock, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Weight Gain Pills for Women
Some people dream of gaining weight to try to attain a figure that is more in line with today’s beauty standards. It doesn’t always work to just eat more with an aim of gaining weight or increasing muscle. If you are interested in increasing body mass and assuming a more healthy appearance, there are a number of weight gain supplements just for women. Some work as appetite enhancers--it’s assumed that if you’ll eat appreciably more, your body will convert more of those calories into muscle. Other supplements will work at increasing muscle growth directly--it will make your exercise routine more effective at increasing muscle mass, as well as improving athletic performance. These supplements will also increase strength and stamina as a result. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting weight gain pills. It'll help you: Choose the right type of weight gain pills, See useful tips about that particular type of weight gain pills, Read reviews of different weight gain pills, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of weight gain pills, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Probiotics Gummies
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, or flora, that replicate in your digestive tract. They assist the body in producing and assimilating important vitamins. Equally important is the fact that supplementing the beneficial bacteria in your system will help control any unwanted gastrointestinal infections.Since the beneficial bacteria compete with harmful bacteria for food, by increasing the number of beneficial flora, it will provide a mechanism for eliminating the harmful bacteria that can lead to diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. Also, if you have just completed a course of antibiotics--which will kill off a lot of those beneficial florae in your gut--it’s much more important to add some probiotics to your diet, in order to restore them to your body. To increase the number of probiotics in your system, you can consume foods like yogurt with live cultures. But a lot of those bacteria don’t make it through the acids in the stomach. An alternative is a dietary supplement which can contain billions of beneficial bacteria in a single dose. And there are many delicious supplements on the market that come in the form of chewable gummies, which are good for children as well as adults. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting probiotic gummies. It'll help you: Choose the right type of  probiotic gummies, See useful tips about that particular type of  probiotic gummies, Read reviews of different brands of  probiotic gummies, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of  probiotic gummies, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Upright Freezers
If you buy meat or other perishable foods in bulk, you’ll need a place to put all that food so that it doesn’t spoil. (It’s also a common problem for people who go hunting or fishing--You’ll need a place to store the meat or fish that you prepared.) Refrigerators have limited freezer space--so the best alternative is a separate freezer that is dedicated to storing frozen food. You have a choice between chest freezers or upright freezers. The chest freezer takes up more floor space, but also allows you to utilize all of the space inside the appliance for storing food. It is best when you have to store a large quantity of the same type of food, such as chicken or meat, and you won't have to search very much for a particular item. On the other hand, an upright freezer will have shelves like a refrigerator, which will allow you to organize the food in the freezer in an optimal way. This way, you don’t have to empty out the freezer in order to find what you’re looking for. However, the shelves will cost you precious freezer space: it is estimated that 20% of the freezer’s capacity is lost to the shelves inside. So, you’ll have to make the tradeoff of what is best for you when looking for an upright or chest freezer. We'll see other advantages and disadvantages to the upright freezer, and whether it's what is best for you. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an upright freezer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of upright freezer, See useful tips about that type of upright freezer, Read reviews of different brands of upright freezers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of an upright freezer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Electric Wall Heaters
During the winter, it’s a major challenge to heat your home efficiently, maintaining a comfortable temperature while at the same time not running up your utilities bill too high. Even if you already have central heating, you can still benefit from using an electric wall heater: you can install an electric wall heater in the rooms where you spend most of the time in the evening, and turn on an electric wall heater just in those rooms. These will allow you to reduce the central heating by 5 to 10 degrees. This will translate into noticeable savings on your electric bill. Also, the electric wall heater has many advantages over the other options, such as convection heaters or radiators, which take up floor space. An electrical wall heater will not take up any floor space, and will usually only occupy a small square on your wall. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an electric wall heater. It'll help you: Choose the right type of electric wall heater, See useful tips about that particular type of electric wall heater, Read reviews of different brands of electric wall heaters, and what customers are saying, Select the best brand of electric wall heater for your needs, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Victoria’s Secret Women’s Body Mists
"Victoria’s Secret" was a groundbreaker in the area of lingerie and women’s apparel when they were launched in 1977. Trying to capitalize on the name and the seductive nature of their products, they then opened a line of fragrances in 1992. You can get their fragrances in spray, lotion, and roll-on versions--but one of their most popular products are their distinctive “body mists” (also called “body sprays” or “splashes”). A body mist is a delicate fragrance, with the lowest percentage of aromatics--usually an essential oil or fruit essence--and thus the highest percentages of water and alcohol. To have an idea of what a body mist is, let’s see a comparison of the various types of fragrances: Body Mist: 1.5% - 3% aromatics Fine Fragrance Mist: 3% - 7% aromatics Eau de Cologne (EdC): Around 5% aromatics Eau de Toilette (EdT): Around 10% aromatics Eau de Parfum (EdP): Around 15% aromatics Perfume: 20% aromatics and higher We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting from among Victoria Secret’s collection of body mists. It'll help you:Since body mists have a high percentage of alcohol, which tends to dry the skin, they will also contain a moisturizer, to balance out the effect of the alcohol. It’s not uncommon to see aloe vera added to body mists, just for this purpose. Choose the right type of body mist, See useful tips about that type of body mist, Read reviews of different body mists, and what customers are saying, Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Prebiotics
We hear a lot about the importance of dietary fiber, and how important it is maintaining proper digestion. This is especially true in Western countries, where the lifestyle is so fast-paced--and there is more of a tendency to just grab something to eat. And that “something” is usually highly-processed food, high in sugar and/or white flour, and thus low in fiber.  Prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber, usually in the form of long-chain sugars, that are naturally found in fruits and vegetables. (This is as opposed to the familiar white sugar, which is a simple sugar that is digested quickly, giving you a “sugar rush”.) Prebiotics go through the small intestine without getting digested--but when they reach the large intestine, they stimulate growth of beneficial bacteria, known as probiotics, in your digestive system. You can take probiotic supplements--but if they are nourished properly with prebiotics, the probiotics will multiply in numbers far greater and much faster than what you can consume in foods and supplements. When you have a proper amount of these beneficial bacteria in your digestive system, it will prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Also, a good amount of probiotics in your large intestine will relieve digestive problems, like diarrhea and constipation. Adding prebiotics to your diet will ensure that these probiotic organisms will have the proper nutrients to populate the gut. You’ll see many dietary supplements on the market that will contain both prebiotics and probiotics in their formula, for increased benefit. But, we should get familiar with the types of prebiotics, and the benefit of each type. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a prebiotic dietary supplement. It'll help you: Choose the right type of prebiotic dietary supplement, See useful tips about that type of prebiotic dietary supplement, Read reviews of different brands of prebiotic dietary supplements, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of prebiotic dietary supplement, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Blood Pressure Monitor Fitness Trackers
With many of us leading sedentary lives and working at desk jobs, more people want to maintain an exercise routine. If they have a suitable mobile device, you can find a fitness tracker to help you maintain discipline in how much you walk, how many calories you burn up, and even how well you sleep. In some cases, it can even save a person’s life: a woman’s fitness tracker indicated that her heart rate went from 86 up to over 200! She took note of it, and called the police. She was taken to the hospital, where it was revealed that she had a mitral valve problem of which she was never aware. It caused the heart to overwork--and the fitness tracker is what detected it. Hopefully you won’t find yourself in such a dire situation. But, a quality fitness tracker that can also monitor your blood pressure is something in demand. There are several companies that have marketed fitness trackers: Fitbit, Garmin, and Moov-Now are some of the most well-known. Recently, a number of companies have developed fitness trackers that can monitor blood pressure as well as heart rate (which has been standard for all devices for a while now). These trackers will take the person’s weight, height, and gender into consideration, to calculate what are the desired blood pressure levels. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a fitness tracker with blood pressure monitoring. It'll help you: Choose the right type of blood-pressure monitoring fitness tracker, See useful tips about that type of blood-pressure monitoring fitness tracker, Read reviews of different brands of blood-pressure monitoring fitness trackers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a blood-pressure monitoring fitness tracker, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Whole-House Generator
Your house is undoubtedly your greatest investment. If you live in an area which is prone to harsh winters or flooding, you probably have experienced power outages at some point. It can be much worse than just an inconvenience of not having lights or refrigeration: you might end up without heat during a bitter snowstorm, which is a life-threatening situation. Or your basement might get flooded, and you’ll have no means of pumping the water out. A whole-house generator is a worthwhile investment to be prepared for such emergency situations. They will ensure that you can supply electricity to your house, even if a power line has been knocked down, or if there is a blackout in the area. There are a range of whole house generators available on the market. They will be graded by the amount of kilowatts they produce--the more kilowatts, the more appliances you will be able to run simultaneously. For starters, you’ll want to run your refrigerator, oven, and central heating. But stronger generators will also be more expensive. There are also “smart” generators, that can be programmed to direct the electricity to the appliances that you need the most. You’ll also want to consider size and fuel efficiency--and perhaps other specs as well. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a whole house generator. It'll help you: Choose the right type of whole house generator, See useful tips about that particular type of whole house generator, Read reviews of different brands of whole house generators, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of whole house generator, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Two-Line Cordless Phones
Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to run a business out of the comfort of their own home. If you’re amongst them, and you don’t want to mix business with pleasure, a two-line cordless phone can help you with that. It will allow you to call, as well as receive calls, on two different phone lines--even though you physically have only one phone. That’s the bare essentials--but today’s phones will offer much more than that. You will also see phones with the capability of expanding to 12 or more cordless handsets, using only one physical phone jack. This will make it a nice addition to the workplace. Two-line cordless phones will also offer a number of other features that we’ve all become used to with mobile and even landline phones: storing numbers and speed dialing, three-way conference calling, caller ID, voicemail and playback of message recordings, and many other alerts and features. You’ll also find two-line cordless phones with features for the hearing-impaired, or battery-power backup, for emergency situations when you lose mains power. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a two-line cordless phone. It'll help you: Choose the right type of two-line cordless phone, See useful tips about that type of two-line cordless phone, Read reviews of different brands of two-line cordless phones, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of two-line cordless phones, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Height Growth Pills
The years of adolescence--from 12 to 17 years of age--is the critical period of a person’s growth. The epiphyseal plates, located at the tips of the long bones in the arms and legs, are where the growth in height takes place. These plates close up between the ages of 18-21 in boys, and between 16-18 in girls. Increasing body height becomes much less likely after this. That’s why it’s important for young men and women in this period of their lives to maintain good nutrition, to ensure that they reach their proper height potential. There are many supplements on the market, touted as “height growth pills”, which are formulated to provide the body with precisely the nutrients that it needs at this crucial stage of life. We all grew up hearing that milk and milk products are important sources of Vitamin D and calcium. But there are height growth supplements that also contain collagen, glucosamine, and chondroitin, which are so important for proper development of the body’s skeleton and cartilage. Other supplements contain magnesium or silicon, to assist absorption of calcium in the bones. And they’re important later in life as well: we hear all the time of the effects of osteoporosis and arthritis in older subjects--and supplementing our diet to ensure stronger bones will help us avoid these ailments. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting height growth pills. It'll help you: Choose the right type of height growth pills, See useful tips about that type of height growth pills, Read reviews of different brands of height growth pills, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of height growth pills, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Bunion Correctors
Bunions can be a disabling foot ailment. You see it as a bump at the base of the big toe. The condition is caused by the big toe moving inwards, towards the other toes, while the big toe joint is forced outwards. (A similar condition can occur with the joint of the little toe, called “bunionettes” or “tailor’s bunion”.) Some people develop bunions due to wearing shoes with a narrow toe box--in other people, it occurs due to arthritis, or hereditary factors. The big toe becomes red and sore from friction, and calluses and blisters can develop as well. Sometimes the condition is so serious, it requires surgery to repair it. But--there are several over-the-counter splints, harnesses, and spacers that can relieve the situation. They can be especially helpful if you catch the condition early, just when it starts to develop. Some companies make “kits” that combine a number of products, to provide pain relief, to exercise the muscles in the foot, and even try to realign the bones in the foot.   Illustration of Bunion--from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunion We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a bunion corrector kit. It'll help you: Choose the right type of bunion corrector, See useful tips about that type of bunion corrector, Read reviews of different brands of bunion corrector, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of bunion corrector, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Lemfo Smartwatches
  A wristwatch that serves as a communication device was a futuristic prop in the iconic 1930s comic strip “Dick Tracy”. But it has become an affordable device for everyone, even children--and can serve as a lot more than just a 2-way TV. Smartwatches are a combination of two of the biggest fads nowadays: 1) wearable electronics giving you Internet connectivity, and 2) fitness trackers. Some smartwatches can give the functionality of a smartphone, locked up in a little box that you wear on your wrist. Others will have Bluetooth technology, to hook up to your other mobile devices and Internet capability, giving them almost unlimited capability. Lemfo is a manufacturer of an impressive line of smartwatches and smartbands. You’ll be amazed by the number of things that their watches can do. They have watches that can serve as fitness monitors, for walking, running, and (for the waterproof models) even for water sports. Others can be used to send and receive text messages, and work as an intercom. They can also have GPS and mapping features, to tell you where you went, and how to get to your destination. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Lemfo smartwatch. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Lemfo smartwatch, See useful tips about that type of Lemfo smartwatch, Read reviews of different Lemfo smartwatches, and what customers are saying, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Bluetooth Headsets for Small Ears
For people who love the hands-free convenience, Bluetooth earphones can allow you to answer your Smartphone, or listen to music, without requiring confusing wires to connect you to some device. If you have small ears, you’ll see that there are a lot of specs to consider. You can find Bluetooth headsets that have special attachments to make them suitable for all ear types. There are various sizes of ear hooks that fit around the ear, as well as different sizes of earbuds that fit inside the ear. Wearing the wrong size will not only not be comfortable--it also risks falling out in the middle of whatever you’re doing. Besides familiarizing yourself with the actual sizes and attachments to Bluetooth headsets, you should also get an idea of the other features that today’s Bluetooth headsets have to offer. Bluetooth headsets will vary greatly in their battery lifetime, as well as the range at which they can pick up a signal. You will also have variations in how well they cancel out ambient sound--whether or not you want to just concentrate on what you’re listening to. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Bluetooth headset for small ears. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Bluetooth headset for small ears, See useful tips about that type of Bluetooth headset for small ears, Read reviews of different Bluetooth headsets for small ears, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of Bluetooth headset for small ears, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Davidoff Perfume for Men
Zino Davidoff started a line of luxury perfumes for men and women in 1984. They presently have a number of collections and blends of eau de toilette and Eau de Parfum, the most famous of which is their Cool Water line. They employ their fragrances in other products as well: after shave balm, after shave splash, shower gel, deodorant stick, and deodorant spray. They make eau de toilette for a variety of settings and occasions--some, such as The Game and The Brilliant Game, with a noteworthy masculine charisma, recreating the atmosphere of a high-stakes game in a casino, while others, such as Silver Shadow Attitude, are more subtle, for an outdoors stroll on a warm spring day. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a perfume by Davidoff. It'll help you choose the right type of perfume according to your tastes, read reviews, and compare prices.
A Guide to Hair Growth Serums
Minoxidil is famous for being a treatment for hair loss. But it wasn’t always like that. Minoxidil was originally a treatment for stomach ulcers--but then it was shown to be useful in lowering high blood pressure. Upon noticing hair growth in people using Minoxidil for high blood pressure, it started to be marketed as medication to prevent hair loss. It seems that the same property that Minoxidil has to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure, is what enables it to excite hair follicles to start to grow hair again. And, in fact, many of the non-medicinal hair growth products on the market claim to do just that: they aim to increase blood circulation. You shouldn’t fall for products that promise that you’ll be able to regrow all your hair--but there are a number of hair growth serums that will provide your hair with nutrients, protect hair against damage, and improve the health of your hair in general. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a hair growth serum. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hair growth serum, See useful tips about that particular type of hair growth serum, Read reviews of different hair growth serums, and what customers are saying, Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Blu Phones
Blu is a manufacturer of Smartphones using the Android operating system, and smartwatches. One of their innovations was a phone that supports a dual SIM card, which allows you to have two phone lines on a single device. They presently make 14 different series of Smartphones, ranging from low-end devices with a smaller screen, to their Studio series, with high-speed capabilities and greater durability. They are GSM (= Global System for Mobile Communications) phones, which require a SIM card, identified with a particular carrier, and are unlocked phones, giving you the freedom of choosing the carrier that offers you the features that you need the most (as opposed to a CDMA phone that is hardwired for a certain phone company). But, people use their phones for far more than just making phone calls nowadays. You can find Blu phones with breathtaking displays which allow you to view photos, movies, and television content, with resolution rivaling a computer display. They can also house gigabytes of storage for storing pictures and movies--and you can even expand that memory with a microSD card. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Blu phone. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Blu phone, See useful tips about that type of Blu phone, Read reviews of different Blu phones, and what customers are saying, Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Lace Wig Glues
A lace wig consists of human or synthetic hair that has been woven onto a lace mesh. You can find whole lace wigs, where the lace covers the entire head, or just lace front wigs, where the lace is only a strip of fabric near the hairline. Even if you have a full head of hair, but just want to try another hair style, there are lace wigs in a wide variety of lengths and styles. If you are suffering from hair loss and you want to wear a lace wig or toupee, you’ll need some way of applying it so that you don’t have a wardrobe malfunction. The wig should stay on even if it’s very windy or raining outside. So you’ll need something to attach the wig properly. You’ll see that there are lace wig glues, as well as tape adhesives. To be effective, lace wig glues have to be waterproof, so that the wig will stay on even if it rains, or if you perspire heavily. Adhesives should be good for oily skins and scalps as well. And you should make sure that the adhesive will not be irritating to your skin, or cause an allergic reaction. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a lace wig glue. It'll help you: Choose the right type of lace wig glue, See useful tips about that type of lace wig glue, Read reviews of different lace wig glue, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of lace wig glue, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to AT&T DSL Modems
AT&T Corporation is a telecommunications giant--so it’s no surprise that they provide Internet service as well as landline phone service for their customers. They presently offer two main types of Internet access: AT&T DSL, and AT&T U-verse Internet. “DSL” stands for “Digital Subscriber Line”. A DSL modem will transmit digital data over your telephone line, using a system called “broadband”: It sends two bands of frequencies over your phone line for sending and receiving Internet signals and another band for telephone service. This way, you can use your phone while you are on the Internet. (This is as opposed to the older, slower dial-up modems, which made you choose between Internet service or your phone line. You couldn’t talk on the phone while you were accessing the Internet.) The U-verse is also DSL connection, which uses a special modem to provide higher speeds and more entertainment options. But even their basic DSL service has significant advantages: Dedicated lines, to make sure that your Internet is fast, without traffic slowing it down, A wide selection of Internet speeds, for personal and business applications, A high-speed Internet & phone service bundled package, to save money, or “AT&T DSL Direct” service, if the customer wants AT&T to be their Internet Service Provider, while they use another provider for their phone service. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an AT&T DSL modem. It'll help you: Choose the right type of AT&T DSL modem, See useful tips about that type of AT&T DSL modem, Read reviews of different AT&T DSL modems, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of AT&T DSL modem, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Heat Press Machines
A heat press allows you to print decals onto blank T-shirts, baseball caps, and even mugs. There are a number of designs: there is the clamshell design, where you lower a hot platen to melt the decal onto a T-shirt. There are also swingaway presses, which gives you more precision in printing on the shirt. Then there are draw design presses, where you slide the item into the press. This is the safest design, since you are not exposed to the press' heating elements.
A Guide to the Best Water Flossers of 2019
We teach our children to adopt the habit of brushing their teeth regularly. When they get a little older, we teach them to use dental floss. Dental floss is estimated to get rid of 80% of bacterial plaque and food residue from between the teeth and is effective in preventing tooth decay. But dental floss takes some skill to do properly--especially for the teeth in the back, where most of the decay occurs. A water flosser is considered even more effective than dental floss. It can reach every part of your mouth, with less effort. Some studies have shown that it removes almost 100% of plaque in just a few seconds! And many children (and adults) find it to be more fun than using string dental floss! Water flossing has an added benefit: it also can reduce gum disease and inflammation, called gingivitis, as well as reverse receding gums. Using a water flosser regularly just for 1 minute a day will significantly strengthen the gums and eliminate bleeding gums. And if someone has braces or dental implants, a water flosser can clean teeth effectively without risking damaging the dental work. To take all of these considerations into account, we’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a water flosser. It'll help you: Choose the right type of water flosser, See useful tips about the particular types of water flossers, Read reviews of some of the best water flossers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a water flosser, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Hand Vacuums of 2019
The inventor Hubert Cecil Booth is credited with making the first carpet cleaner that employed suction. His vacuum cleaner, “puffin Billy”, used a combustion-engine piston pump to generate the suction. It was noisy, and was so large it had to be transported on a horse-drawn wagon! He then made the Trolley Vac in 1906, which weighed “only” 100 pounds! The first vacuum cleaner that could be suitable for a housekeeper was developed by William Hoover,  who was able to cut the weight down to a slim 40 pounds! A Siemens Vacuum Cleaner, from 1906, weighing over 300 pounds. Definitely not a hand vacuum These inventors would surely be pleasantly surprised (and jealous) if they could see how effective and compact today’s hand vacuums can be. They can be under 5 pounds in weight, and can still pack 450 Watts of suction power! Hand vacuums are perfect for picking up small spills efficiently--some are suitable for wet spills as well. And their small size can get into hard-to-reach places, where a conventional upright or canister vacuum just won’t make it. And if you own a pet that sheds hair, you’ll be grateful for hand vacuums with special attachments for removing pet hair. To take all of these considerations into account, we’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a hand vacuum. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hand vacuum, See useful tips about the particular types of hand vacuums, Read reviews of some of the best hand vacuums, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a hand vacuum, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Glucose Meters of 2019
It is estimated that 8.5% of people over 18 suffer from hyperglycemia--so monitoring blood sugar levels is a must for these people. Most blood glucose meters require lancing the skin in order to take a small blood sample--but now meters have been developed to get accurate results even with tiny sample sizes. They give accurate results easily and quickly.  And there are also sensor-based glucose meters, which can get blood glucose readings without requiring you to lance your finger every time you want to track your blood sugar levels. As for the meters themselves, you’ll see that there are digital glucose meters with a wide range of functionality, which can give quick and accurate results. There are glucose meters that hook up to a computer with a USB connection and come with the accompanying software to analyze the results. Some can hook up to a computer or mobile device wirelessly, via Bluetooth--even your physician can see the results in real time! And you’ll see meters which can store and average out the results of several months of data. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a glucose meter. It'll help you: Choose the right type of glucose meter, See useful tips about the particular types of glucose meters, Read reviews of different glucose meters, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a glucose meter, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best All in One Printers of 2019
With all of our electronics getting smaller and more compact, it’s no surprise that there’ll be a demand for printers that also function as a copier, scanner, and fax machine. After all, why take up precious space in your home or office for three or four different devices? Not to mention the expense of paying and servicing separate units. That’s where All in One Printers, or multifunction printers (abbreviated “MFP”), come in. But even if you decide on a multifunction printer, you still have other things to consider: In the past, you always had to decide whether to get an inkjet printer, which can make quality color prints and copies, but pay a lot for ink cartridges, or get a laser printer, which uses economical toner, but wouldn’t print color. But nowadays, your options are more varied: you can get color laser all-in-one printers, or use ink bottles to refill an all-in-one inkjet printer. This way, you can make color copies and printouts, without worrying about the cost of the ink. And the print speeds are also impressive. Some will also print wirelessly, which will allow several computers to use the same printer at once--you’ll even be able to print from your phone or tablet! And some will have a slot to insert a memory card from a digital camera and print out photos as well. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an all-in-one printer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of all-in-one printer, See useful tips about that type of all-in-one printer, Read reviews of some of the best all-in-one printers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of all-in-one printer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Receivers of 2019
We are inundated with ways of receiving music and video. It used to be that our only access to such content was television, radio, and albums. Nowadays, a receiver for a home theater system, or for your car, will be able to play audio and video content from your iPhone or Android, as well as CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc players and USB devices. There are also options for video games. And maybe you’ll want to include Pandora or Spotify, to stream music and radio from the Internet. If you’re interested in stereo receivers, you’ll see that they can receive AM and FM radio, music from an MP3 player, Smartphone, or turntable (if you have one). But then you’ll have to deal with technical details: video quality, equalizer specs, what type of files you can play, channels, streaming options, THD, powering speakers, tuning into radio stations, decoding signals, and more. We’ll try to get you through the alphabet soup of acronyms associated with AV (audio/video) receivers (or “AVRs”). We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a receiver. It'll help you: Choose the right type of AV or stereo receiver, See useful tips about that type of receiver, Read reviews of some of the best stereo receivers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of stereo receiver, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Space Heaters of 2019
A space heater is a convenient way for heating a single room in your house. There are space heaters that can be powered by either kerosene, butane, or propane gas, which are suitable if you have adequate ventilation in the room.  There are also oil heaters, where oil inside a coiled radiator is heated and circulates around inside the radiator. If you buy an electric space heater, you’ll also have a number of options. There are ceramic heaters, where a ceramic element heats up, and heats up objects near the heater (There can also be an internal fan that blows heat through the room). Then there are convection heaters, which consists of a metal plate which is heated after being anchored to the wall. The hot air around the plate tends to rise upward, and forms a convection current in the room to keep the room warm. There is a great difference in running costs and efficiency of different space heaters--and each has its safety issues. It’s important to be informed of the various factors before making a purchase.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a space heater. It'll help you: Choose the right type of space heater, See useful tips about that type of space heater, Read reviews of different space heaters, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a space heater, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Room Heater
A room heater will allow you to heat individual rooms, without having to employ expensive central heating. You can use a room heater only in the rooms that you are presently using. But the size of the room and the severity of the winter where you live will help determine which room heater to buy. If you’re concerned about safety features, most hazards are now a thing of the past. Many electric room heaters are engineered with safety features nowadays, to make sure that they don’t overheat. They also are fashioned to heat the room economically as well--both in terms of the cost of the appliance, as well as the expense for running it. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a room heater. It'll help you: Choose the right type of room heater, See useful tips about that type of room heater, Read reviews of different room heaters, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of room heater, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Kayaks of 2019
The history of the kayak is actually traced back to the Aleutian or Greenland Eskimos. Even though they originally used it for the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean or the North Pacific, nowadays there are kayaks for recreational purposes that are suited for all types of weather. Kayaks are usually constructed to allow them to upright themselves quickly if they capsize. There are also ways to allow for bailing out water that gets into the kayak while paddling. You’ll also find kayaks that are for whitewater rafting, or for a slow paddle on still water. But you’ll still have a wide selection of kayaks, depending on what are your objectives and limitations. There are inflatable and folding kayaks, which you can collapse down when you want to conserve space. And you’ll see hardshell kayaks, which are sturdy and easier to control--but require you to have appropriate storage space. And if you want to go fishing or camping, you’ll want a kayak with appropriate storage space and weight capacity. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a kayak. It'll help you: Choose the right type of kayak, See useful tips about that type of kayak, Read reviews of different kayaks, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a kayak, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Garmin Watches of 2019
Since 1996, Garmin has been making consumer electronics, specializing in GPS (=Global Positioning System) products. Besides making GPS products for automobiles and boats, they have an extensive line of wearable electronics for athletes, children, and even pets! They have several versions of fitness tracking smartwatches, in six stunning series. They can be grouped into three categories: Some allow you to choose the appropriate apps for a particular sport. Some are “multisport”, for several sports at once (biathlon or triathlon athletes). Still others are specialized for particular sports--for example, their Approach line, with maps of thousands of golf courses and tips on how to play particular holes. And some come with particular features to make your exercise routines more pleasant, such as music streaming, and allowing you to send and receive text messages. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Garmin watch. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Garmin watch, See useful tips about that type of Garmin watch, Read reviews of some of the best Garmin watches, and what customers are saying, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Earbuds of 2019
Whether it’s a cellular phone, tablet, or MP3 player, you’ll invariably be in a position where you want to listen to something, but don’t want to disturb the people around you. There are earbuds and earphones that are just for that--and they vary greatly in features and quality. First off, let’s distinguish between earbuds and earphones: Earbuds rest outside the ear canal, while earphones (also called in-ear headphones) are inserted into the ear canal. (Then you’ll see headphones that are worn around the head, around the ear, or over the ear--but that’s for another buyer’s guide) Earbuds have the benefit of being comfortable, and somewhat more sanitary--but since they don’t fit so snugly in the ear, they don’t do as good a job of canceling ambient noise. You’ll also see waterproof earbuds, that are specially designed for active people to wear while exercising. And then there are wireless earbuds, with the convenience of eliminating the cord that can get tangled or tear over time. You’ll see earbuds ranging in price from $39 to $130--so you’re probably interested in finding out the differences between them. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting earbuds. It'll help you: Choose the right type of earbuds, See useful tips about that type of earbuds, Read reviews of some of the best earbuds, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of earbuds, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Smoke Detectors of 2019
Since October, 2015, British law requires landlords to install smoke detectors on every floor of the property that they are leasing out. There must also be a carbon monoxide detector in any room which burns solid or gas fuel. The reason for this is obvious: The rate of deaths due to fire is reduced in half when a house has a smoke detector installed. And carbon monoxide is a silent killer: it is a odorless, colorless gas that results from fire that burns inefficiently. It can cause asphyxiation by binding to hemoglobin in the blood--and initially, the symptoms of carbon monoxide in the air can be mistaken for flu symptoms! So it’s essential that you have a properly-functioning smoke detector in your home. That will give you a notification in an ample amount of time if there is a fire in your house. And a dual sensor smoke alarm, which combines a smoke detector with a carbon monoxide detector might be a necessity as well, especially if you use gas heat or a gas range in your house--not to mention a fireplace or oil heat. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a smoke detector. It'll help you: Choose the right type of smoke detector, See useful tips about that particular type of smoke detector, Read reviews of some of the best smoke detectors, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a smoke detector, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Ceiling Fans of 2019
A ceiling fan is an effective means of cooling your house in the summer, which consumes just a fraction of the electricity of air conditioning. You can use a ceiling fan by itself in the summer, or in tandem with air conditioning--it will cool the room much more efficiently. You’ll be able to run your air conditioner on a low setting and still stay cool. But you might be even more surprised to know that it’s also effective in the winter!  Since hot air rises, a ceiling fan will help distribute warm air throughout the room, saving on heating costs. And there are additional features to ceiling fans, such as fan blades made from luxurious-looking, exotic wood, or in bronze or nickel shades that can match your living room’s decor. It is also possible to get ceiling fans without lights, as well as ceiling fans with dimmable lights--that can be both functional and quite aesthetically pleasing. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a ceiling fan. It'll help you: Choose the right type of ceiling fan, See useful tips about that particular type of ceiling fan, Read reviews of some of the best ceiling fans, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a ceiling fan, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Solar Chargers of 2019
If you travel often, you want to be able to keep your portable electronics charged up. You’ll certainly want to keep your phone charged up, since it keeps you in touch with the outside world, as well as serve as your GPS. Then there will be other convenience items that aren’t so vital, such as your tablet or MP3 player. You might not always have access to a battery charger, and there’s a limit to how much you can charge up in your car. There are solar chargers that are designed just for this purpose: they consist of one or more solar panels that you spread out in bright sunlight. They’ll charge up your GPS, cellular phone, or tablet, even while you’re hiking. And some can be charged up when you have access to sunlight, and then used to charge your portable electronics at night. You’ll see other features that might come in handy, such as providing you with an LED flashlight as well. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a solar charger for your cellular phone. It'll help you: Choose the right type of solar charger, See useful tips about that particular type of solar charger, Read reviews of some of the best portable solar chargers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a solar charger, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Mosquito Traps of 2018
In most of North America, mosquitoes are a nuisance that can ruin a camping trip or a summer night outside. But mosquitoes have been more threatening than that. In fact, mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for more deaths yearly than any other creature! And the recent stories of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South and Central America are also worrisome. If possible, we would all prefer living in a mosquito-free environment. That’s where mosquito traps can come in handy. You’ll find mosquito traps that use a fan to suck in mosquitoes and other flying pests. Others zap them with high voltage. It’s worthwhile getting familiar with what traps successfully attract and kill mosquitoes, and which are less effective. All of the traps that we reviewed avoid the use of toxic chemicals--so you can rid yourself of mosquitoes risk-free! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mosquito trap. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mosquito trap, See useful tips about that type of mosquito trap, Read reviews of different mosquito traps, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a mosquito trap, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Microwave Ovens of 2018
Surprisingly, the idea of using microwaves to cook food was discovered by accident. In the 1940s, Percy Spencer was working on radar and microwave equipment for Raytheon. After passing by a radar set in the laboratory, he discovered that a candy bar in his pocket had melted. He experimented with other foods, and noticed that they cooked as well. In 1945, he patented the idea for the microwave oven--but it was only 22 years later that it was made compact enough (and affordable enough) for the average household. The great thing about microwave ovens are how they cut down the cooking time, or the time to defrost or reheat leftovers. Nowadays, microwave ovens are a favorite with people on-the-go, or people who just want to heat food up quickly and grab something to eat, who aren’t too concerned about the quality of food’s texture. But, with more culinary advances, even that’s changed. There are microwave ovens that can achieve results similar to conventional cooking methods--and in less time! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a microwave oven. It'll help you: Choose the right type of microwave oven, See useful tips about that particular type of microwave oven, Read reviews of different microwave ovens, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a microwave oven, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best CPAP Cleaners of 2018
If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, you are probably familiar with how it can prevent a person from getting a night of restful sleep. Most people who suffer from sleep apnea also snore loudly--which can disturb other people wanting to sleep as well. Even worse, in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the periodic lack of oxygen can lead to brain damage, and in some cases, even death. Fortunately, a CPAP machine is capable of keeping the breathing passages open while you sleep. CPAP stands for “Continuous Positive Airway Pressure”. A CPAP machine has a mask that fits over the mouth and nose, and the machine blows compressed air through a tube into the mask. This air pressure forces the air passages to open so that breathing continues uninterrupted. This will ensure sleeping without any interruptions due to the air passages being obstructed. But now you have a new problem: you also should have a means of disinfecting a CPAP machine. CPAP cleaners will use various methods to kill any bacteria or viruses that may spawn in your CPAP equipment over time. This will ensure that you can use your CPAP machine without any worries of getting a respiratory infection. But the methods used to kill germs can vary. You could use soap and water and wash the parts by hand. But there are some devices that disinfect by means of UV light, others by means of “activated oxygen”, or ozone. Some cleaning machines require that you take apart the mask and tube, while others can sanitize the machine while it’s still attached.  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a CPAP cleaner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of CPAP cleaner, See useful tips about that type of CPAP cleaner, Read reviews of different CPAP cleaners, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of CPAP cleaner, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Steam Mops of 2018
A steam mop is a remarkably effective means of cleaning and disinfecting tile floors, as well as many other surfaces in your home. The steam is estimated to kill 99.9% of bacteria--and the drying time is a fraction of what you’re used to when using a traditional mop. If one spot is particularly grimy, you just concentrate the steam on that spot for a few seconds longer--and the grime lifts away, practically without any effort! Operating a steam mop is simple: You add water to a reservoir on the device, and an internal water boiler converts it to steam. The steam is then propelled through the cleaning head--without using any other cleaning agents or chemicals! But there are still some things to be aware of, to determine if it can replace your old cleaning routine. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a steam mop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of steam mop, See useful tips about that type of steam mop, Read reviews of different steam mops, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a steam mop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Brief Guide to the Best Steam Irons of 2018
All clothes irons are designed to remove wrinkles and creases in clothing. The heat of the iron loosens and stretches the fabric’s fibers. and pressing with the iron’s flat soleplate makes the fabric assume a flat shape. When the garment cools off, it retains the pressed, flat appearance. For many fabrics, water helps loosen the fabric’s fibers even more. Our grandmothers (or great-grandmothers!) would have to resort to all sorts of improvisations to employ water when ironing: they could iron the clothes while they’re still damp after being laundered. Or they would put a damp cloth underneath the garment being ironed--the iron would heat the water and convert it to steam. But we don’t have to resort to all of these techniques. A steam iron will do all that work for us. It has a reservoir which holds water, while a heating element heats the soleplate. As you iron, the hot soleplate heats the water and sends it through holes in the soleplate in the form of steam. There are other features as well, such as a button to give a burst of steam, or another button that sprays water onto the garment. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a steam iron. It'll help you: Choose the right type of steam iron for your needs, See useful tips about that particular type of steam iron, Select the right brand of steam iron, and Read reviews of different steam irons, and what customers are saying, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Travel Irons
When traveling, you'll pack away your clothes in your luggage—but it's good to be prepared for ironing your clothes if they should become creased. Also, if you do your laundry away from home, you might have to also iron your clothes as well to get out any wrinkles. You don't want to carry something as heavy (or expensive) as your regular steam iron. If so, a travel iron is a great convenience. They can be very compact and lightweight, and can still do an adequate job of ironing your clothes—at half the cost of your standard iron. You'll be surprised by the number of features available. We've put together this guide to help you select the best travel iron that answer to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of travel iron, See useful tips about that type of travel iron,     Read reviews of different brands of travel irons, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of travel iron, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Brief Guide to the Best Table Saws of 2018
A table saw is a circular saw that is affixed to a worktable. The worktable will typically be on wheels so that you can transport the table saw from place to place. Many models can also be folded up when not in use, so as to conserve space. Table saws will have a means for regulating the position of the saw blade. You can control both the depth of the cut as well as the angle of the cut. Thus, if you enjoy woodworking as a hobby, or do serious renovations, a table saw can replace many other woodworking tools. However, there are other things to consider. It is very versatile, but it is also a serious piece of equipment, which requires special care: the blade is stationary, and you lead the piece of wood into the blade. This requires a significant amount of caution--so it’s best to consider table saws with sufficient safety features so that you can concentrate on your work without worry. There are also several types of table saws, which differ in the range of pieces of wood that they can cut. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a table saw. It'll help you: Choose the right type of table saw for your needs, See useful tips about that particular type of table saw, Select the right brand of table saw, and Read reviews of different table saws, and what customers are saying, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Brief Guide to the Best Shark Vacuum Cleaners of 2018
Shark has been a respected name in vacuum cleaners for two decades, since their founding in 1998. They make full-size upright vacuums and compact stick vacuums, whether you just want to maintain your home’s tidy appearance, or want to perform a more thorough cleaning. Shark has a number of handheld models as well, for picking up a small spill. And then there are cordless models, which can take either one or two rechargeable batteries. This way, you’re assured of having power and maximum mobility, even when you’re nowhere near an outlet. And if you wish, there are affordable robot vacuums that run either by remote control or by WiFi, that can keep the house clean even when you are away. Some come together with a powerful handheld vacuum--where both vacuums can recharge from the same charging station! We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Shark vacuum cleaner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Shark vacuum cleaner for your needs, See useful tips about that type of Shark vacuum cleaner, Read reviews of different Shark vacuum cleaners, and what customers are saying, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Mattress Toppers of 2018
A mattress topper is similar to a mattress pad: it is an addition that you put on your mattress to increase its comfort. You might need this for orthopedic reasons. A mattress topper can also be used to essentially convert your mattress from a spring mattress to a memory foam mattress, by using a memory foam topper. A mattress topper can also “save” an old mattress. If your old mattress has become worn down and is no longer firm enough for you, a mattress topper can provide the firmness that you’re looking for. Mattress toppers come in a variety of materials, as well as thicknesses. There are also a number of other considerations to take into account, such as the dimensions. You’ll want to match the mattress topper to your mattress size: A tight-fitting mattress topper will ensure that the mattress doesn’t make noise when you shift from side to side. (That might disturb your spouse if they’re a light sleeper.)  We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mattress topper. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mattress topper, See useful tips about that particular type of mattress topper, Read reviews of different mattress toppers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of mattress topper, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Hemp Oils of 2018
Hemp oil has grown in popularity recently, being touted as a “superfood”, together with flaxseed and chia seeds. Hemp seeds (from the plant Cannabis sativa) have a bit of a “naughty” reputation, since the plant has some of the mild hallucinogenic THC, as can be found in a closely-related plant, marijuana, or cannabis. (So much so, that growing hemp has been banned in the United States since 1937--a ban that was overturned only recently, in 2014!)  But it actually has a negligible amount of THC--less than 0.3% of its volume, as opposed to marijuana, which varies between 5-35% THC. Despite its reputation, it has formidable nutritional value: It contains 9 essential amino acids that the body can’t produce on its own and must obtain from a dietary source. It has a more favorable ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids, as opposed to flaxseed oil. It contains antioxidants, which can have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits for the skin. There are hemp oil supplements that are intended to be taken orally, while others are meant to be applied to the skin. We’ll treat the benefits that can be expected of each. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a hemp oil. It'll help you: Choose the right type of hemp oil, See useful tips about that particular type of hemp oil, Read reviews of different hemp oils, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of hemp oil, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Brief Guide to the Best 2-in-1 Laptops of 2018
With technological advances in making the computer components smaller, and the screens thinner and more durable, the possibilities for laptops have also grown.  Convertible laptops, otherwise known as “2-in-1 laptops”, are laptop computers that integrate the features of a tablet. They all have a touchscreen, where you can select items on the desktop by touching them. And they all have a keyboard--in some cases, the keyboard can be detached from the screen. They will give the option of bending the screen back, way past the amount you’d usually open a clamshell-design laptop. And, if it’s detachable, you can take off the screen entirely, and carry it around like a tablet! Nonetheless, there is still a range of designs and features, all lumped under the rubric “2-in-1 laptop”. It appeals to people who like having a versatile tool, that can combine the advantages of computer and tablet, all in one device. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a 2-in-1 laptop. It'll help you: Choose the right type of 2-in-1 laptop, See useful tips about that particular type of 2-in-1 laptop, Read reviews of different 2-in-1 laptops, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of 2-in-1 laptop, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Photo Printers of 2018
Nowadays, we’re flooded with electronics that can take pictures. Besides digital cameras, you might have a tablet, cellular phone, and even everyday implements like a pen or eyeglasses that can take pictures! But, if you want a hard copy of the shot that you just took, you’ll need access to a photo printer. Having your own personal photo printer frees you up so that you don’t have to go a stationery store or camera store to get pictures printed out.   The basic photo printer allows you to just hook up your camera, or insert your camera's memory card, and the printer will allow you to print the photos. Then there are wireless photo printers, which hook up to your Smartphone or another portable device via WiFi or Bluetooth. There are also all-in-one printers, which print, photocopy, scan, and fax. Finally, there are portable photo printers, which you can take with you--wherever you go with your camera, you can take a printer along and get a hard copy of the photo. In this brief guide, you’ll gain some information to allow you to: Choose the right type of photo printer, See useful tips about that particular type of photo printer, Read reviews of different brands of photo printers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a photo printer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Fitbits of 2018
Since the introduction of the Fitbit fitness trackers in 2007, wearable fitness trackers have only seen an increase in functionality and appeal. Fitbit makes fitness trackers and smartwatches--and there is a lot of overlap between the two. By definition, a fitness tracker is primarily to keep track of exercise goals and your exertion, sleep patterns, and even heart rate (in some models). A smartwatch is more a means of keeping you in touch with your smartphone, sending you alerts when emails or messages come in. While a fitness tracker will also give email and SMS alerts, the smartwatch will let you respond with a full message--some even let you make phone calls! And even among Fitbit fitness trackers, you’ll find three categories: Everyday Fitness: This includes the Fitbit Flex, Alta, Alta HR, and Ace versions. Active Fitness: This category includes the Fitbit Charge 3. Performance Fitness: The Fitbit Versa and Ionic are smartwatches for improving performance to meet particular goals. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a Fitbit. It'll help you: Choose the right type of Fitbit, See useful tips about that particular type of Fitbit, Read reviews of different Fitbit, and what customers are saying, Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Telescopes of 2018
Galileo was the first to use a telescope for astronomy observations. His first telescope used a series of lenses that magnified to either 8 or 10 times. That was good enough for seeing craters and mountains on the moon. When he improved his telescope to around 30x power--and he was able to see the moons of Jupiter, Saturn’s rings, the phases of Venus, and even sunspots! Having your own telescope won’t necessarily lead to such ground-breaking discoveries, but it can be part of a hobby that is enlightening and rewarding. Whether you’re just starting out in stargazing, or an amateur astronomer with some experience, there are lots of options if you want to purchase your first telescope or upgrade from what you presently own. Depending on what you buy, you can even try your hand at astrophotography--and take pictures of what there is “out there”. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a telescope. It'll help you: Choose the right type of telescope, See useful tips about that type of telescope, Read reviews of different telescopes, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a telescope and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Brief Guide to the Best Upright Vacuum Cleaners of 2018
An upright vacuum is a compact vacuuming appliance, an alternative to the canister vacuum. An upright vacuum has a dust collecting chamber (either with a disposable dust bag, or permanent compartment), a motor, and a vacuuming head in a single unit. Since it doesn’t have a hose between the vacuuming head and the dust-collector, it has stronger suction than the canister version. But it can prove to be bulkier and thus harder to maneuver around the home.  (With a canister vacuum, the dust collecting chamber and motor sit in a separate unit on the floor, and can remain stationary while you clean.) But what type of upright model is best for you will depend on your needs. A major consideration is the size of your carpet. A house with wall-to-wall carpeting will benefit from an upright with a large dirt cup and wide cleaning path. If you just have small carpets in particular areas in your home, then maybe you’ll prefer a stick upright. And you’ll have to decide whether you want a corded or cordless model. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an upright vacuum cleaner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of upright vacuum cleaner, See useful tips about that type of upright vacuum cleaner, Read reviews of different upright vacuum cleaners, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of upright vacuum cleaner, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Home Printers of 2018
Almost anyone who has a desktop (or even a laptop) computer in their home needs a printer as well. In fact, it’s not uncommon for computer retailers to throw in a free printer when you purchase a computer! Whether you’re a student who has to submit term papers, or if you’re doing desktop publishing from your home, a printer for occasional printing jobs is practically a necessity. And as people pay for more and more things online, a printer is a necessity to print out a proof-of-purchase. The printer that you choose will depend on your needs: For the home, you’ll probably want a 4-in-1 multifunction printer, which can also scan, photocopy, and perhaps even fax (you never know when someone will want a document faxed to them instead of email). Depending on the volume of your print jobs, you can decide between an inexpensive inkjet printer for printing a few pages now and then, or a laser printer, for a higher volume of printing. On the other hand, laser printers are principally for black-and-white documents, while inkjet printers are for projects requiring color ink (even though there are affordable color laser printers nowadays as well.) And if you’re looking to save on the cost of inkjet ink, there are “MegaTank” inkjet printers, which are refillable. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a home printer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of home printer, See useful tips about that particular type of home printer, Read reviews of different home printers, and what customers are saying, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Smart Watches of 2018
A wristwatch that serves as a communication device was a futuristic prop in the iconic 1930s comic strip “Dick Tracy”. But it has become an affordable device for everyone, even children--and can serve as a lot more than just a 2-way TV. Smart watches are a combination of two of the biggest fads nowadays: 1) wearable electronics giving you Internet connectivity, and 2) fitness trackers when walking, running, sleeping, and perhaps even swimming. If you’re jogging, the GPS and mapping features can tell you where you went, and how to get to your destination. Some smart watches can give the functionality of a smartphone, locked up in a little box that you wear on your wrist. (They won’t have quite the memory or storage, understandably, but it’s still pretty impressive.) Others will have Bluetooth technology, to hook up to your other mobile devices, as well as Internet connectivity. And, with an Android or Wear OS operating system, they can also accept voice commands, and support a huge range of apps. They can be used to receive text messages--so that you can stay in touch if something urgent comes up. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a smart watch. It'll help you: Choose the right type of smart watch, See useful tips about that type of smart watch, Read reviews of different smart watches, and what customers are saying, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to iPhone 6 Batteries
The Apple iPhone 6 was released in 2014, and Apple has released seven newer versions of their phone as of the writing of this article. But, Apple devices are famous for their longevity (and expense!). If you still have a working iPhone 6, it’s a shame to throw it out just because your battery doesn’t hold its charge anymore--especially since the iPhone 6 still has Apple support. There are a number of companies that make replacement batteries for the iPhone 6. You just need a little patience and care when replacing the battery. If you research and shop around, you can find a replacement battery that will charge up more quickly, and retain its charge for a longer period of time, than your old battery. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an iPhone 6 battery. It'll help you: Choose the right type of iPhone 6 battery, See useful tips about that particular type of iPhone 6 battery, Read reviews of different iPhone 6 batteries, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of iPhone 6 battery, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide to Buying a Mini-Split Heat Pump
A heat pump is a “greener” method of heating and cooling your home. Although they cost more at first, they are estimated to pay for themselves over the course of a few years, in reduced heating and cooling bills. To heat the home, they take heat from the outside, even during the winter, at temperatures of 25 degrees Fahrenheit, and bring the heat into your home. In the summer, a heat pump will remove heat from your home and propel it outside. A mini-split heat pump is ideal for homes that don’t have ductwork for a central air conditioning or heating system. Depending on your model, you can have one outdoor unit that will distribute heat into 4 separate indoor units, to heat 4 different rooms in your house. Each unit can have an individual thermostat, so as to regulate each room’s temperature.   A mini-split heat pump provides heat and air conditioning, in a single device. The compressor is placed outdoors, while the expansion valve and air-handling unit are located indoors. Mini-split heat pumps are usually ductless, so it can save you the cost of installing air ducts throughout your home. (A fan suffices in distributing the hot or cold air.)  They can also be hooked up to existing ductwork if you already have it installed in your house. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mini-split heat pump. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mini-split heat pump, See useful tips about that particular type of mini-split heat pump, Read reviews of different mini-split heat pumps, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a mini-split heat pump, and  Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to Fios Routers
Waterproof Flashlights
When going camping or backpacking, you never know what kind of elements you'll encounter. There is a whole line of waterproof hiking gear: backpacks, outerwear, footwear—and flashlights. If you get caught in the rain, or if your gear falls in the water, you'll want the flashlight to still work. But there are a number of designs of flashlights out there, with additional features. Here is a guide to some of the best waterproof flashlights on the market. 
3d Glasses
If you have a 3D television, or if you have 3D Blu-Rays or Netflix, you need 3D glasses that will allow you to appreciate the 3D viewing feature. Also, there are projectors that allow you to see the pictures in 3D—if you have the right glasses, that is. With the right type of glasses, there are also options to view content from your computer (games, video, etc.) in 3D. You will notice that there are both active shutter 3D systems, and polarized 3D systems. Which is best for you? You'll need a little familiarity with each system's requirements. We've put together this guide to help you select the best 3D glasses that answer to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of 3D glasses, See useful tips about that type of 3D glasses,     Read reviews of different brands of 3D glasses, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of 3D glasses, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Portable Projection Screens
If you are a teacher, you invest a lot of time preparing material for your class. But you have to display it as well. If you have to give a presentation at your company, the presentation itself has to be shown on something. A portable projection screen is a white screen that you can take along with you, and project the Powerpoint, lecture notes, or the movie that you want to display from your portable projector. When you're finished, you can roll it up and carry it to your next destination. You can also use one in your home, and convert it to a home theater—when you're finished, you just pack it away. There are some features that are worth keeping in mind when selecting a projection screen. We've put together this guide to help you select the best portable projection screens that answer to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of portable projection screens, See useful tips about that type of portable projection screens,     Read reviews of different brands of portable projection screens, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of portable projection screens, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Book Stands
It’s important to maintain good posture while reading--and a book stand is a way of achieving that. It allows you to hold a book open at the angle that you prefer. But a book stand can be used for a lot more than just propping a book open for you at the proper angle--it can also be used to hold your place when your hands are occupied. For example, there are book stands that are particularly for a cookbook, to keep the page open to a certain recipe. If you’re a musician, and you have both hands occupied holding a violin or other musical instrument, a book stand with springed pegs can also hold the page down. Some are suitable even for mobile devices: iPads, tablets, and laptops. We've put together this guide to help you select the book stand that answers to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of book stand, See useful tips about that type of book stand,     Read reviews of different brands of book stand, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of book stand, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Blankets
There is a wide range of blankets, for different seasons. Many people are accustomed to putting a blanket in between the bed sheet, that covers the mattress, and a thick comforter. What type of blanket you'll need, and how many of each type, will depend largely on your climate. (It's clear that someone from Minnesota or Colorado will appreciate a warm, cozy blanket.) You can find heavy wool or fleece blankets, as well as light cotton blankets. Finally, you'll decide on a pattern for your blankets according to the décor in your bedroom. Here is a guide to some of the best blankets on the market.  
Cheese Slicers
Since cheeses vary in texture and moisture content, there are cheese slicers that are special for cutting gourmet cheeses. You can find cheese knives, which have a very small surface area, so that the cheese doesn't adhere to the blade. There are also cheese slicers that work like a carpenter's plane, chipping off slices off the top of a block of cheese. Then there are guillotine-style cutters, using either a wire or a sharp blade that cuts through the cheese. Then there is a cheese plane, where you run the cheese over a stationary blade. Note that some cheese slicers are made to cut uniform slices, while others let you vary the thickness of the slice.
Drafting Tables
Although computer-aided design has replaced traditional drafting techniques, there are still a number of artists, architects and draftsmen that employ a drafting table. And the time-proven art supplies produce works of art that an AutoCAD drawing just won’t reproduce. Artists, graphic designers and cartoonists who still make use of different grades of drawing pencils or charcoal still find the drafting table useful. For those drafting tables that can be raised nearly to a 90-degree angle, some even employ them as an easel, for doing painting. We've put together this guide to help you select the best drafting table that answers to your needs. It'll help you: Choose the right type of drafting table, See useful tips about that type of drafting table,     Read reviews of different brands of drafting table, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of drafting table, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Trailer Brake Controller
Let's say you're going camping, and you want to pull a trailer or a boat. The tow vehicle—your car or pickup truck--has its own brakes. But if you want to maneuver with a trailer, or back up, you'll find it very difficult. It's convenient to have a brake system for the thing in tow.  A trailer brake controller is meant to make it easier.  But it’s not only a question of convenience--there is safety involved as well. It is required by the law in most states to use an electric brake controller for a trailer weighing over 3000 pounds. And since most trailer brake controllers go for around $100 or less, it’s not a big investment to ensure your safety when towing a recreational vehicle or flat-bed trailer. A trailer brake controller provides a way of passing a signal from the tow vehicle to the trailer. When you apply the brakes in the towing vehicle, the trailer brake controller will relay the braking information and stop the trailer as well. There are a variety of mechanisms available—and which one you should buy will depend on a number of factors. There are time-activated controllers and proportional activated controllers, as well as air, hydraulic, or electric controllers. To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide including everything you need to know about trailer brake controllers to make the correct purchase. It'll help you: Choose the right type of trailer brake controller, See useful tips about that type of trailer brake controller,     Read reviews of different brands of trailer brake controllers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of trailer brake controller, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying All-Terrain Tires
All-terrain tires (abbreviated as A-T or A/T), as distinct from all-season tires, are specialized tires for light trucks, all-terrain vehicles, and SUVs (=Sport Utility Vehicles). (All-season tires are designed for basic performance under all weather conditions: summer heat, and winter ice and snow.) All-terrain tires perform adequately both on paved and unpaved roads. If you're traveling on dirt, sand, mud, gravel, or snow, you'll need a tire that's going to have traction and not get stuck. Ultimately, the tire that you choose will depend on the worst weather conditions that you expect to encounter, as well as your tire's size and type of vehicle. But you should get to know some of the parameters that go into choosing tires: aspect ratio,  load index, speed rating, and tire construction are all important pieces of data. If you want to upgrade to a better set of tires, you have to realize that some tires will be suitable for your car, within tolerance, while some won’t be appropriate at all. You have to know which pieces of data and specifications are important. To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide including everything you need to know about all-terrain tires to make the correct purchase. It'll help you: Choose the right type of all-terrain tires, See useful tips about that type of all-terrain tires,     Read reviews of different brands of all-terrain tires, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of all-terrain tires, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Rolling Cooler
If you go camping or to the beach, a cooler is a great convenience. You'll certainly want to keep your drinks cold, even in hot summer temperatures. So you pack some ice in your cooler and throw in some drinks. The size of the cooler will depend on the number of campers and how long you plan to be outdoors.  If it's just you and a friend, you might just go with a backpack cooler.  But if you're going with a whole group, you'll want a more serious cooler. If you buy a large cooler, it can get pretty heavy when packed with drinks and ice. So it's best that it's on wheels. You’ll see wheeled coolers with a cart that can detach from the cooler. Then there are coolers with a built-in handle, to allow you to pull the cooler around with you. The built-in handle can be either of a constant length or a telescoping handle. To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide including everything you need to know about rolling coolers (or “wheeled coolers”) to make the correct purchase. It'll help you: Choose the right type of rolling cooler, See useful tips about that type of rolling cooler,     Read reviews of different brands of rolling coolers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of rolling cooler, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying Almond Oil
Almond oil has a number of uses: it can be used as a dietary supplement or in cooking because it has mono-saturated fats and a number of vitamins and minerals. It also has a number of benefits in hair and skin care. It is considered an all-purpose face moisturizer and has some specialized techniques in skin and hair treatments. You’ll see almond oil that has been extracted either from sweet almonds or from bitter almonds. The sweet almond oil is suitable for food purposes as well as for cosmetic or therapeutic uses. The bitter almond oil can only be used for its fragrance as an essential oil. There are also blends of almond oil together will other oils, such as olive, lavender, or grape-seed oil. To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide including everything you need to know about almond oil to make the correct purchase. It'll help you: Choose the right type of almond oil, See useful tips about that type of almond oil,     Read reviews of different brands of almond oils, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of almond oil, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying a Charge Controller
The world is searching for sources of renewable energy—and solar energy is a big favorite. It reduces pollution, doesn't have the fossil fuel emissions that contribute to global warming, and lowers fossil fuel prices. If you want to reduce your electricity bill, or if you’re using a recreational vehicle and you need a source of energy, you might want to run off solar power. Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert solar energy into electricity—and this electricity is stored in batteries. There are solar charging battery systems. But once the batteries are fully charged, they can be damaged if they continue to charge. Also, if there is an intensely bright sun, the batteries might not be able to handle the incoming voltage. Charge controllers, also known as solar regulators, are designed to protect the batteries to prevent overcharging. A controller will regulate the current going to the batteries, according to how much they have charged up.  Once a battery is fully charged, they prevent the battery from becoming damaged as a result of being charged any more. But there are a couple of varieties of charge controllers. There are two main types of charge controllers: pulse width modulated controllers, and maximum power point tracker controllers. Each one has a different emphasis: The MPPT controller converts the voltage from the solar panels, to achieve the optimal voltage and power transfer for the batteries. The PWM controller is geared more to protect the life of the batteries, and to make sure that the charge stored in them doesn't leak out so fast. To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide including everything you need to know about charge controllers to make a good investment. It'll help you: Choose the right type of charge controller, See useful tips about that type of charge controller,     Read reviews of different brands of charge controllers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of charge controller, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying an Impact Sprinkler
If you have a lawn, there is a variety of sprinklers available: oscillating sprinklers, drip sprinklers, underground (or in-ground) sprinklers, and impact sprinklers. Impact sprinklers (also known as impulse or pulsating sprinklers) are an ideal way of watering your lawn uniformly. You'll probably have seen them on golf courses or baseball fields: they make a distinctive sound as they rotate and shoot out the water. They distribute the water over the lawn in a way that recreates a uniform rainfall. You can either adjust them to go full circle--or to only rotate part of the circle if you don't need to water a full 360°. They also have the benefits of being less likely to clog from sand or grit. As for the material from which the sprinkler head is constructed: You can find them made from zinc, which may have a problem with corrosion over time. There are higher-quality sprinkler heads that will be made from stainless steel or brass, which is largely inert when exposed to water. As for the method for situating the sprinkler, you'll find sprinkler heads that are mounted on a spike that is inserted into the ground. Then there are models that rest on a raised tripod or platform. Then there are those that are assembled on rolling wheels. The most aesthetic ones are the pop-up sprinkler heads, which become noticeable only when you turn on the water and they pop up out of the ground. To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide including everything you need to know about impact sprinklers to make a good investment. It'll help you: Choose the right type of impact sprinkler, See useful tips about that type of impact sprinkler,     Read reviews of different brands of impact sprinklers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of impact sprinkler, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Your Guide To Buying an Oscillating Fan
When the weather gets hot, people start to look for ways to stay comfortable. Air conditioning keeps you cool, but it can run up the energy bill. Fans are more economical and environment-friendly. But a fan can’t really remove the heat from a room--unless it works as an exhaust fan, removing hot air from a room to the outside, or causing some sort of cross-ventilation by blowing cooler air from the outside into the house. It can help people in the room feel cooler, by blowing air onto their skin and speeding up evaporation--that makes everyone feel significantly cooler. So you’ll somehow have to feel the air circulating around you for a fan to make you feel cooler. Oscillating fans, in all their forms, have a setting to swing back and forth, or to be fixed in one location. The principle of all of them is the same, but there still is a wide variety of designs. You'll find tower fans, where a series of louvers move within the fan to produce the oscillating effect. Then there are stand or pedestal fans that have the ability to oscillate. There are also desk or table fans, that sit on a table and desk. And finally, there are wall mount fans, which you attach to a bracket on the wall. To help you make the right choice, we have put together this buying guide including everything you need to know about oscillating fans to make a good investment. It'll help you: Choose the right type of oscillating fan, See useful tips about that type of oscillating fan,   Read reviews of different brands of oscillating fans, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of oscillating fan, and Compare prices and find the best deals.