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Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen) review: bigger and better smart display
The Guardian (AU)

The latest Alexa smart speaker with screen looks better, sounds great and has built-in smart hub The new second generation Echo Show is bigger with a better display, but is size enough to keep Amazon ahead of stiff competition from Google ? Since the original… more…

All stations to regeneration? Work on HS2 begins in earnest
The Guardian (AU)

At Euston, the controversial rail route’s southern terminus, the diggers are at work. Can the project deliver what it promises? The wealthy inhabitants of 18th-century Piccadilly dug deep when choosing a resting place in the new, overflow St James burial grou… more…

“A Playful Home”: A Collaborative Installation by Design Within Reach and kinder MODERN
Design-milk.com

Design Within Reach and kinder MODERN partnered on a shoppable installation in NYC called "A Playful Home" that's a curated mix of DWR and kinder MODERN furnishings, along with exclusively commissioned pieces. more…

6 Retro Trends That Are Starting to Stage a Comeback
Apartmenttherapy.com

What goes around, comes around—at least when it comes to home design. On the one hand, some seasonal motifs never die. Every fall plaid makes a comeback, and spring is never not florals galore (groundbreaking, I know). But even beyond that, there are some tre… more…

Noted: New Logo for House Beautiful done In-house
Underconsideration.com

“This Old House” (Est. 1896) " House Beautiful is an interior decorating magazine that focuses on decorating and the domestic arts. First published in 1896, it is currently published by the Hearst Corporation, who began publishing it in 1934. It is the oldest… more…

"We Dream of Instant Cities that Could Sprout like Spring Flowers": The Radical Architecture Collectives of the 60s and 70s
Archdaily.com

The first moon landing, widespread anti-war protests, Woodstock and the hippies, rural communes and environmentalism, the Berlin Wall, the women’s liberation movement and so much more—the tumultuous decades of the Sixties and Seventies occupy an unforgettable… more…

Silvercar Introducing Large Premium Audi Q7 SUV to the Fleet
Thepointsguy.com

There already is no better car rental companies for families who are in the carseat stage of life than the all-Audi rental company of Silvercar. But soon Silvercar is getting even better for big family trips. In addition to its previous line-up of the Audi A4… more…

New BoA Cash Rewards Card: Choose Your Own 3% Bonus Category
Thepointsguy.com

Most credit cards offer a fixed line-up of rewards-earning rates. There may be some built-in bonus categories, but the bonus categories are typically set by the bank, not the consumer. This can lead to a family needing multiple credit cards to maximize ever-c… more…

Quick Tip: Documents Needed When Flying With a Lap Child
Thepointsguy.com

Although I am now out of the lap infant phase, having my children fly with me for free up until they were 2 years old was my favorite way to save money (and points) on our family vacations. I personally felt comfortable with this decision, although I know tha… more…

LEGOLAND New York Is Recruiting Kid Reporters, Perks Include Free Annual Passes
Thepointsguy.com

The world’s largest 500-acre LEGOLAND theme park, with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions geared for the younger crowd, is set to open in the spring of 2020. The LEGOLAND Resort New York, the third in the United States, will be located in the Hudson Va… more…

Building Credit History: Adding Your Kids as Authorized Users to Your Credit Cards
Thepointsguy.com

An authorized user (AU) on a credit card is basically someone who has your credit card, but with their name on it. You, as the primary card holder, are still responsible for all of their charges. In other words, they get to swipe and you have the responsibili… more…

Gadgets Galore, the Newest Family Travel Tech at CES in 2019
Thepointsguy.com

Resourceful moms and dads will take every advantage they can get to make family travel go more smoothly. That includes using technology. Smart parents have moved way past a really cool car seat or diaper bag. For those folks who are ready to embrace “what’s n… more…

Visit an Ice Castle in Colorado Ski Country
Thepointsguy.com

Sometimes events, sights and destinations exceed expectations in a way that takes your breath away and puts a smile on your face. Such an occurrence happened on our recent winter adventure to Colorado when we visited The Ice Castle in Dillon, located right in… more…

6 Family-Friendly New England Ski Resorts
Thepointsguy.com

In New England you might as well embrace and enjoy the snow. Whether the kids have a solid case of cabin fever, or you’re looking to spend a getaway weekend on the slopes, we have a few family-friendly New England ski recommendations so you don’t have to head… more…

5 Family-Friendly Museums Open Washington, DC During the Shutdown
Thepointsguy.com

Lately, news coverage is all about the government shutdown, and for good reason. While the funding lapse has affected many museums in the city, including those in the iconic Smithsonian Institutions and National Zoo, Washington, DC still has tons for families… more…

Turn Limited-Time Southwest One Card Companion Pass Offer Into a Two-Year Pass
Thepointsguy.com

You probably already know by now that Southwest just launched what some might call the airline’s best credit card offer yet for those looking to earn the Southwest Companion Pass. Traditionally, you need to earn 110,000 qualifying points in a single calendar … more…

How to Get a Passport Before an Adoption is Finalized
Thepointsguy.com

My daughter’s first flight was at 3 days old. My wife and I adopted her, and since she was born in another city and we didn’t know just when she’d become “ours,” we used the flexibility of a mileage ticket to travel at the last minute and to meet the relative… more…

Palm Springs Is My LGBTQ Family’s Happy Place
Thepointsguy.com

I’ve been visiting Palm Springs since I was a teenager, and even then I knew there was something special about this unique and friendly destination. Through the years I’ve continued to visit the area frequently, and when we started a family, it was only logic… more…

15 Trips in 2 Years: How One Family Maximizes the Southwest Companion Pass
Thepointsguy.com

In our traveling family, we overcome some extra challenges and logistical issues when traveling with my 7-year-old son with special needs. But — we never let any of those challenges stop us and one thing that helps our family do what we do is having the South… more…

How a Disney World Annual Pass Can Save Your Family Money
Thepointsguy.com

Early in the Disney World planning process, families sort through which type of tickets to buy. There’s one day, multiday, multi-park, peak and off-peak, discounted-four-park tickets, etc. You can buy directly with Disney, potentially save some money going th… more…