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This is What it Takes to Be a Great Holiday Host

This is What it Takes to Be a Great Holiday Host

Dec 21
Hosting for the holidays? Scented candles, fresh flowers and ensuring you splurge on quilted toilet paper are three of the biggest ways to impress your guests, according to new research.

Airbnb Making New Push for Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Airbnb Making New Push for Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Dec 20
Airbnb wants more of its rental properties to have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

This Year, More Returns Expected Before the Gifts Are Opened

This Year, More Returns Expected Before the Gifts Are Opened

By Joseph Pisani | Dec 20
The gifts under the tree haven't been opened yet, but people are already returning some of their holiday hauls.

Gift Guide: Some Tech Gadgets That Actually Fill A Real Need

Gift Guide: Some Tech Gadgets That Actually Fill A Real Need

By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 19
If you're still considering tech gifts in your last-minute holiday shopping, ask yourself if they're really ready for prime time or destined to gather dust somewhere.

Eat, Drink and Gift Merrily: 8 Ideas for the Epicure

Eat, Drink and Gift Merrily: 8 Ideas for the Epicure

By April Stamm | Dec 16
Have you been tasked with finding the perfect something for that special person with a taste for the finer things in life? Here are eight ideas from stocking stuffers to bubbly to ring in the New Year.

Brands Born on the Internet Embrace Physical Stores

Brands Born on the Internet Embrace Physical Stores

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 15
A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online.

Best of Boston: Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Best of Boston: Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Dec 15
We've rounded up eight of Boston's best local shops that we bet will come close to satisfying all your holiday shopping needs. What's more, they all have online stores that make shopping from anywhere an easy click away.

Secret Santa Pays of Laways at New Jersey Walmart

Secret Santa Pays of Laways at New Jersey Walmart

Dec 14
Christmas came early this year for some customers at a New Jersey Walmart. The Walmart Supercenter in Pohatcong Township says an anonymous "secret Santa" has paid off all remaining items on layaway.

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

By Gillian Flaccus | Dec 13
Between 75 and 80 percent of Americans who have a Christmas tree now have an artificial one, and the $1 billion market for fake trees is growing at about 4 percent a year — even though they can be reused again and again

Fake Amazon Boxes and GPS Used to Catch Would-Be Thieves

Fake Amazon Boxes and GPS Used to Catch Would-Be Thieves

By David Porter | Dec 13
Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with Amazon to install doorbell cameras and plant dummy boxes with GPS tracking devices at homes around the city.

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