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Keep the chills, lower the bills

Chill Out: Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

The summer of 2012 was one of the hottest seasons ever throughout the United States. Whether we face the same braising this year remains to be seen, but we plan on being prepared. These relatively simple tips to increase energy efficiency should keep you cool and help your wallet stay fat and fluffy this summer season.

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12 gifts for the handyman

12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

You lean on him all year-round to assist, assemble and install everything from kitchen cabinetry to those amazing Patagonian rosewood floors you love so much. He tirelessly tackles the disparate demands of Honey-Do lists and familial fixes without so much as a peep. And yet, of all the men featured in our 12 Guys of…

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The Nest is yet to come

Nest 2.0

The most innovative thermostat not on the USS Enterprise is now 20% thinner and encased by a premium solid stainless steel ring — designed to reflect the wall colors around it. The Nest 2.0’s ($249) display also ditches the old sensor grill for a smooth lens. Those obvious cosmetic changes are nothing compared to the…