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The Thanksgiving turkey is barely off the table when my 6-year-old son starts jabbering on about Christmas. When will we get our tree? Can we hang the lights tonight? We should put some carols on. Can I watch a Christmas DVD? And, naturally, the famous inquiry about ...

Getting technical

This year didn´t bring much in the way of groundbreaking technology. Yet judging by the way folks are lining up to grab the latest updates and models of items they may already have, the biggest winner so far in this holiday shopping season may be planned obsolescence...

Gifts for gamers

If you are the type that still actually reads for fun, then you might need some help finding a video game for the gamer on your list. Here is a brief guide to help you out...

Stocking stuffers that make a difference

Stocking stuffers can sometimes contribute to the arguably unfestive aspects of the holiday season. Oftentimes stockings are stuffed with unhealthy and unsustainable stuff like candy loaded with high fructose corn syrup, silly little plastic toys that immediately get...

Rubber, fashion and a greener gift to give

As she floated down Boulder Creek on a summer afternoon in 2002, Heather English says, she realized that the smooth black rubber of her inner tube might be just the thing to satisfy her search for a vegan handbag. Her hunt for one in Boulder had yielded no results, ...

Buying for that cook in the family

Searching for a gift for a friend or family member who lives to cook can be a complicated process, especially when there seems to be an endless array of presents available. But, a well-equipped kitchen can transform any pad into a hospitable home. Here are a few ...

Wasting away

It’s no secret that with the holidays comes mass consumption of everything from gifts to food to greeting cards, which also means 1 million extra tons of waste every week between Thanksgiving and Christmas...

Seasonings greetings

When the holidays roll around, it usually means good food — and lots of it. We decided to reach out to prominent local chefs to find out what their favorite dishes are during this special time of year. In addition to the recipe, each chef has provided a short summary...

Holiday concert calendar

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Shopping Pearl Street Mall on a $20 budget

The holidays roll around and most of my friends and family get some lovely homemade cookies wrapped up in red and green cellophane on a mighty decorative plastic plate. That’s about all that I can afford for my four big brothers and their growing families. Everything...

2012 Gift Guide Introduction

Happy holidays. Yep, it’s officially that time of year again, so you might as well get used to it. You know what we’re talking about, everyone smiling and throwing kindness your way in one form or another, including gifts. Aside from the TV commercials, it’s not that...

Shopping with purpose

It’s that time of year again, the time when most of us dig down deep and spend as much money on as many people as we can possibly afford, or not afford, for that matter. It’s that glorious holiday season when otherwise sane men and women rise from their beds in the ...
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