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Backward and Forward

December 31, 2020. OK, we got some of the details wrong, but we were onto something. Love wasn't really all you need, but look how important you think it is now. Pretty important, ya think? Look at the health data…

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Best Last-Minute Gift: BCS Gift Subscription

Gotta be the healthiest $10 gift around. And it's on a 365-day time release. Cheaper than a card for our planet. In carbon footprint terms, a year of BCS costs the planet less than one Christmas card from Hallmark and the Post Office. Better Cheaper Slower.
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Saving Daylight: The Links

It's Better than Cheaper. It's Free. So ask not how daylight can save you. Ask how you can save daylight. And consider these answers. For Slower conversion of daylight to tomatoes, Vitamin D and night light.
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Resources: Cookbooks

From people who really know. How to cook. Great cookbooks from six writers and cooks who are among the greatest. For six very different reasons. For six very different people on your gift list.
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80 Ways: Finger food can save the world

80 Ways. You can count them on the fingers of, well, 16 hands. You might want to invite some friends over for this. Now, if you use forks, spoons and knives, raise your hands. OK. Now, use them instead. Here's why you should. Eat with your hands.
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The Gift of the Future

Totally free, totally clean, totally cool energy. The Little LED Lantern That Could. And the D.Light: a tiny, bright emergency backup system that charges your phone. Both spend the day sunbathing, converting and storing sunlight.
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Resources: Thought For Food

Eating's better than reading about eating. But you'll always eat good stuff - and never eat bad stuff - if you read and think about what these folks have been writing. My holiday guide to Michael Pollan, M.F.K. Fisher and Wendell Berry.
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Smart Resolution #2: Light Years Ahead

Every year at this time I tell you about the state of the art and prices of LED light bulbs. This year, the Better Cheaper trend ramped up at the speed of light. With a feature that just might be the game-changer for you. For me, it's a real price-value breakthrough.
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Bring your own.

Problem's always how to pack and carry something you'd really like to eat on a plane or in a car. And not make a mess of it. Then I found the Lunch Pot. Same idea as your old lunchbox. Or lunch pail. But much cooler. And neater.
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Scoring the Best City Parks

And the winner is ... Minneapolis! In an upset. San Francisco, the big winner for a few years, dropped to third place. My home town, New York, takes second place. What does the winner win? Recognition that it's doing the best job of meeting its citizens' needs for parks. Click to see how your favorite city ranks.
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