holiday gift

Housing’s “Nest” Big Thing?

The Nest Thermostat First, a caveat:  I’ve yet to see a “Nest” thermostat in an actual home in the Twin Cities. And you’d certainly guess that the spate of recent (and well-timed) news stories extolling its virtues have as much to do with holiday shopping and marketing as the device’s revolutionary technology. However . . . in...
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Holiday Gifts

Fruit Cake Rival? I think I can confidently identify the successor to the Christmas fruit cake — the talismanic gift that endlessly circulates, almost like a pseudo “gift currency.” That would be the Barnes & Noble (or Amazon.com) gift card, pick your favorite denomination ($20, $50, or $100). Maybe they can even start to put...
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