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TikTok creator @miriam.gin1 recommends two essential items for organizing your bedside table—a sleek digital alarm clock with two charging ports and a magnetic cable organizer to keep cords from falling under your bed.

The directional heads of track lighting make it one of the most versatile fixtures that can be used in any room. We see tracks wherever lighting is needed for working at a desk, preparing food or over a workbench, places around a home where illumination is important.

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Deepen your child’s understanding of the weather and have them begin experimenting with static electricity, water cycles and air currents. This kit includes all the tools needed for over six experiments, including potting soil, a desk lamp, beans and more. $14.99 at Amazon

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New vehicles boast a range of device charging options including DC, AC, USB and wireless. DC, the oldest electrical current, is still used by some radar detectors and car accessories but requires a 12-volt adapter and cable to power most smartphones. AC plugs are the same as a household wall outlet and are commonly used to charge laptops or car camping gadgets.

A few days ago, a reader named Marcus asked me an electrical wiring question while I was doing one of my new livestreaming video broadcasts. Livestreaming video is so much fun because I get to interact with people in real-time just as if we were sitting at a table enjoying a lemonade or iced tea. Each of my livestreams in recorded, so if you can’t watch it live, you can replay it later.

This Amazon gift guide from @misskenzierae highlights some of the best finds on Amazon for the guys in your life including a handy charging stand, whiskey glasses, and a can insulator. 

There’s no need to light a million candles and dig out your flashlight the next time you have a power outage. These rechargeable LED light bulbs @lindsayroggenbuck recommends charge every time you turn off your lights and when the power goes out you can use them as backup.

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Q: Tim, it's a very long story, and don't think I'm crazy. I'm building a new home and wondering if I can install all the electrical wiring myself. It's not a big home, but it's got all the things going on you'd normally have in a home, including quite a few three- and four-way switches. I've watched a bunch of online videos, I've read a few authoritative books and I'm feeling pretty confident. What am I missing? What would you do if you were me? —Margo F., Albany, Ga.

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