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  • O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, You'll Be Safe Until Next Year in This $30 Storage Bag

    Now that we’ve said so long to Santa and hello to a new year, it’s finally time to pack away that Christmas tree. Keep your artificial fir in tip top shape for the next 11 months with this $30 sturdy canvas storage bag. It fits unassembled trees up to 9 feet tall and features handles for easy carrying, and adjustable straps to ensure your tree parts stay put. Plus, you’ll get the gift of peace of mind during the year ahead knowing your faux foliage is protected from any errant water or dust.

    Kinja Deals
  • I tossed the Christmas tree, but not the flowers

    We tried to extend the potted poinsettias by replanting them in the front flowerbed, near the new mailbox my wife liked. Well, she never actually said she “liked” the mailbox. She just never said she didn’t. In a long marriage, that passes for gushing. The little guy protested that poinsettias

    latimes.com
  • I tossed the Christmas tree, but not the flowers

    We tried to extend the potted poinsettias by replanting them in the front flowerbed, near the new mailbox my wife liked. Well, she never actually said she “liked” the mailbox. She just never said she didn’t. In a long marriage, that passes for gushing. The little guy protested that poinsettias

    www.latimes.com
  • Why China clings to state capitalism

    For Beijing to abandon its policies would mean scrapping its whole economic model. Politically, this would be hard to swallow.

    www.washingtonpost.com
  • How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree In NYC

    The Yuletide has washed away, and now it is time to toss that decrepit dead spruce you've been propping up in your living room for the past five-ish weeks. You could just throw its dry, deteriorating corpse out onto the street like so much garbage—forgetting overnight the unmitigated holiday cheer your miniature Shelby dispensed throughout the season. OR, you could dispose of her wasted branches respectfully, responsibly. [ more › ]

    Gothamist
  • Christmas is over but your tree can have a second life

    The holidays may be over, but your Christmas tree can enjoy a second life if you recycle it. Do your part to save the planet and don’t let the Fraser

    miamiherald
  • Syrian state media reports explosion in capital

    Syrian state TV is reporting an explosion in a southern neighborhood of the capital, Damascus. It says the Sunday morning blast, which happened during rush hour on the first working day of the week, appears to have been "a terrorist act." There was no immediate word on casualties in the

    ABC News