By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We know you’re ready for the weekend, so we’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your day. From cordless drill drilling ability to the appeal of online shopping, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

How Many Screws Can Your Cordless Drill Drill? | Andy Bergmann: All the jargon surrounding power tools and their technology can be overwhelming. Sometimes, a girl just wants to know how much work she can get done before needing to recharge the battery, you know? Consumer Reports very thoughtfully put together an infographic that shows just how many screws the cordless drills they test can drill on a single battery charge.

A Designer’s Picks for Kitchen Trends Worth Considering | Barbra Bright: Keep up with kitchen design trends so that your consumers’ remodel will always be on point. Houzz breaks down some of the trends with staying power, from comfier seating to connected appliances.

What’s Driving Holiday Shoppers Out Of Stores And Onto Websites | Alan Wolf: It’s not just convenience that keeps consumers out of brick & mortar stores during the holidays. TWICE magazine recently highlighted a study that digs deep into why e-commerce is appealing to consumers. Avoiding other holiday shoppers is one of the main things that draws consumers to online storefronts. Waiting in line is another downside for shoppers as well.

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