Volcanoes, dyes and other weird turns in a $1 billion love affair.

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Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.

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Winter squash is finally nearing maturity after spending 80 to 100 days growing in the family garden. What is not generally known, though, is that these hard-shelled vegetables can be such softies when handled. That increases the odds of spoilage while they’re in storage.

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Volcanoes, dyes and other weird turns in a $1 billion love affair.

Just when it seemed Marie Kondo had spread her gospel on the “life-changing magic” of decluttering as far is it could go, the author — whose two previous books remain international best-sellers — is back with a different audience in mind.

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Sometimes dubbed a British Martha Stewart, Chrissie Rucker — with her own home goods empire and cultish following — has brought her monochrome aesthetic to Fifth Avenue.

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The taste of sweet corn in the market has, to many palates, gotten better and better over the years. The taste of sweet corn that I grow is the same every year.

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