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14 Heirloom Gifts That Will Stand the Test of Time

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Presents don’t always have to be recycled or made of sustainable materials to be green. Heirlooms can be just as eco-friendly if they are beautiful, well-made objects that your family members can’t help but pass down from generation to generation. From vintage watches to secret family recipes, here are our picks for heirloom gifts that will be cherished for many years to come.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 50 Energy Efficient Light Bulb Markets Across the US

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As technology advances, energy-efficient bulbs continue to grow in popularity. In turn, bulb prices are dropping. In 2013, well-known bulb manufacturers Cree and Philips introduced affordable LED 60-watt replacement bulbs – helping to ensure LED’s place at the forefront of bulb technology’s future. The Home Depot, the world’s largest seller of light bulbs, combined a year of LED and CFL sales information with 2010 U.S. Census data to offer a peek at the country’s top 50 markets for energy-efficient bulb consumption per capita. Check out the image above to see if your city made the list!

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MoMA to Demolish Beloved Folk Art Museum Building Despite Public Outcry

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You might remember the public outcry that resulted this past spring when New York’s Museum of Modern Art announced that it would be demolishing its American Folk Art Museum building, and those plans unfortunately have not changed since then. MoMA released a statement this week confirming that the razing of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architect’s critically acclaimed building, which is only 12-years-old, is still going to happen. The cleared space will make way for a redesign and expansion of the larger museum led by architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Take a Tour of Blu Homes’ First Prefab in Joshua Springs This Weekend

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