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40 Gifts That’ll Bring Joy and Warmth to Their Home

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Unison Home’s sale comes just in time for the holidays—go ahead, get them (and yourself) something nice. Give the gift of timeless design with these selections from Unison Home, your one-stop shop for accessories and furnishings that bring warmth, balance, and harmony to the home. Whether your loved one’s tastes are modern, traditional, or somewhere in between, these thoughtfully designed picks will be cherished not just for holiday happenings, but moments far beyond.  For a limited time, you can score 20% off sitewide (excluding furniture, rugs, and sale) with code GIVEMODERN. The last day to order to ensure holiday delivery...

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Are you feeling stressed about holiday shopping? Not sure what to get for the gardeners on your list?

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We’re here to help! There are so many potential gift items, both large and small, that green thumbs will appreciate – and we mean it when we say you can actually have fun while buying these presents, and maybe even pick out a treat or two for yourself. You may want to introduce your favorite dirt dauber to something new and beautiful, for example, or give them a gardening gift that’s so darn useful they’ll wonder why they don’t already have one. Or maybe you’re trying to choose something they’ll love and use often while staying within a strict budget....

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A backpacking water filter is a key essential for any multi-day outdoor adventure

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Why is a water filter so important? Parasites and viruses live in the lakes and rivers that you rely on to stay hydrated in the backcountry. Giardia is the most common and can cause abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea,  and vomiting – not exactly what you had planned for your next adventure, right?   Some argue that you don’t always need to filter water where streams are fed by fresh snow-melt, but keep in mind that if livestock, wildlife, or humans can reach an area, so can contaminants that are transferred via fecal matter. In this roundup of the best backpacking water...

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Fighting the prediabetes epidemic

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Prediabetes means blood sugar is above normal. Here’s what to know to prevent this from becoming full-blown diabetes. Prediabetes affects about 88 million American adults. That’s more than one out of three people. Of the people who have prediabetes, more than 84 percent don’t know they have it. Prediabetes means that someone’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Although usually a fasting blood glucose or A1C test (a blood test that measures average blood sugar level for several months) is used for diagnosis, a prediabetes diagnosis can come from bloodwork...

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Notes on the Diagram

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This is the third, previously unpublished version of “an endlessly revised essay” that Amy Sillman started in 2009 during a residency at the American Academy in Berlin. The first version was published in the O.-G., v. 1, “Zum Gegenstand / Das Diagram” (2009), which Amy Sillman elaborated in parallel with her solo exhibition “Zum Gegenstand” at CarlierGebauer, Berlin, May 2–June 13, 2009. The second version appeared in the O.-G., v.1–2, “American Edition” (2009), published on the occasion of a presentation of drawings by Sillman at the Sikkema Jenkins booth, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2009. In this sense, a subject is...

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