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November 2017

To-Dos: Your December Home Checklist (12 photos)

With those in cold regions preparing for snow, plus holidays and social gatherings everywhere you turn, December is a notoriously busy month. But with a little preparation (and some extra time carved out for finding your Zen), you can savor…

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Boston May Soon Have Plastic Bag Ban

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) The days of the plastic shopping bag are numbered in Boston. On Wednesday, Boston City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will ban regular plastic bags in grocery stores and...

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Cyber Week Favorites by Budget (193 photos)

This collection features popular products at unbeatable prices. Make these ideas part of your holiday shopping and home design strategy.Sale ends December 3, 2017.

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Olympia Planners Aim to Prevent Sprawl Amid Population Growth

(Photo by Brylie Oxley) Washington state’s capital city is growing fast. The Thurston Regional Planning Council projects that by 2040, Olympia will add almost 20,000 new residents, a 38 percent increase over the c...

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How to Refresh Your Bedroom on Any Budget (10 photos)

We want the bedroom to be a calm, peaceful space where we can deeply rest. But if the reality isn’t quite matching up to that wish, it could be time for a bedroom refresh. Stopping a step short of a…

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Review: Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago’s second architecture biennial (16 September 2017 – 7 January 2018) has a core, slightly mystifying, theme of ‘Make New History’, discovers Herbert Wright

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Vancouver’s “Radical” Housing Plan Makes Waves

(Photo by MagnusL3D) The affordability crisis that’s swept through coastal North American cities began to reach Vancouver’s shores in earnest about a decade ago. And once it did, it “hit us like a ton of bricks,” ...

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London Mayor Envisions a Future With Much Less Parking

Pollution haze over South East London in January 2017 (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) London’s air-quality is notoriously bad, and in and effort to clean it up, Mayor Sadiq Khan has proposed several tactics that are being label...

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