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Wanted: Solar Toys

I’ve fallen in love with two separate gadgets, but I only have room in the budget for one. Both are solar and, therefore, burying the needle in greenness, so that alone makes me covet them highly. But they’re both also portable, which just goes so well with my highly mobile lifestyle.

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Redeem This: Why United’s Voucher-Redemption System Sucks

In the last two days, I’ve made two trips to JFK, neither of which culminated in a flight anywhere. Instead, I was there to cash in one of the vouchers I’d received after being bumped last summer. I’ve never before had a problem redeeming a voucher — from any airline — even though United makes the ridiculous requirement that you visit an airport in order to do so.