Best Way For Lighting and Lamp Control with Amazon Alexa

The most useful thing of Amazon’s Alexa is home lighting. Actually, that’s about the only useful thing besides getting the weather 50 times a day. Now that Alexa has the smart home feature, it’s even easier to control your connected devices. All you need to do is say, “Alexa, light on”, instead of using a ridiculously long line to control the individual skills when it first came out.

Things to look for

The main thing you want to look for is “no hub required”. This allows us to use a smartphone and the associated apps to setup each device. This also reduces costs, doesn’t lock us into a single brand or manufacturer, and lets you upgrade easily in the future.

Two Great Defrosting Trays for Quickly Defrosting Meats

For those who have frozen meats lying around, try using a defrosting tray instead of putting your meat under running water to defrost it quickly. Of course, nothing is as quick running water (or a microwave, duh), but when you don’t want to waste water or constantly check on it, these trays work well. By making contact with the meat, the defrosting tray conducts heat and brings the meat to the same temperature as the tray very quickly. They work best with flat cuts of meat, because those provide the most contact to the tray. These also make great gifts for your chef friends.

Best Competitive Adult Games that Require Strategy, Thinking, and Attention

It’s game night again, and everyone brings their favorite board games over to play. However, tonight’s different because you have a bunch of extra competitive players, and you’ll need something challenging to play. Here’s some of the best adult board games we found, many which you’ll play over and over. Most are quick to learn, however some can be pretty difficult to master. With a high skill cap, these games can provide hours of entertainment. And when you’re tired of them, they turn into completely different games after a few drinks. These games are sure to liven up any party.

Best Gifts for The Wannabe Chef, Beginner Chef, or Wedding and Housewarming Gifts

Do you need a gift for someone who watches too many cooking shows and still can’t cook? Or maybe you need a gift for a hipster chef? Kitchen gifts also make great wedding gifts and housewarming gifts, even though everyone secretly wants money for those. Selecting a kitchen gift for a wannabe chef (or beginner chef) is different because it doesn’t need to be top of the line, commercial grade, or useful – it just needs to look good and be cool.

An Article About Dog Poop Bags

Dog poop, dog waste, etc, etc, is going to happen. Be prepared with the right dog waste bags.

When selecting the right bag for your dog, here’s a few things to look for. You want to make sure to get the right thickness. A bag too thin could rip easily, and you may end up doubling up on them anyways. Stay away from cheap bags for this reason. Price also makes a huge difference. More expensive does not always mean better, some products you pay for the marketing. Another thing to look for is the scent. Some pet owners prefer to have a scented bag while others don’t. This is a personal preference and usually doesn’t make much of a difference when selecting a bag. You’ll also want to make sure the bag is biodegradable, especially if it’s going to end up in a landfill somewhere. Finally, if you’ve got a bag holder or pouch, you may need to make sure the new bags you purchase fit in it. There are refill packs available for most of these, so keep an eye out of that.

Best Gifts for Dogs

Dog gifts are always fun to shop for. You can get holiday themed gifts, season themed gifts, or anything themed for that matter. Usually most dogs don’t care, but their owners do. So if you’re buying a treat or toy, make sure it’s approved by the owner first. Some dog owners can be very picky with what they give to their dogs.

On that note, here’s a list of cool dog toys that should be approved by most owners.

Office Gifts Under $20 – For All Kinds of Coworkers

Choosing an office gift can be hard, especially if you don’t really know a person. However, the right gift can change the entire office environment. But the wrong gift, may just mess everything up.

Here’s a list of some safe gifts we found, all for about $20 or less (except we threw in some cool expensive robot thing at the end).

You Should Be Using Makeup Removing Wipes – Top Rated List

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Cool Tech Gifts for Young Adults – Men, Women, 20-40 something year olds

Choosing gifts for young adults is always difficult because it always seems like everyone has everything. For the holidays, you’ll want to choose something that the person does not already have, and could possibly use at least once in a while. You also want to stay away from things that the person may already buy on their own. Another thing you’ll want to avoid are items that require too many options, or are for a very specific crowd. For example, if you went to Chipotle or Subway, you wouldn’t want someone else to choose your lunch for you, you’d want to pick it out yourself. For this reason, many people just end up giving gift cards or straight up money.