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Excess! This week, the section has two extremes: spending and green. Half the articles showcase elaborate spending and the others present the battle between the urge for instant gratification and the urge to go greener (in laundry and lawns)...

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(Photographs by Jim Wilson, Len Kaufman, Vincent Thfoin, Sara Remington, Stuart Isett)