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Book Review Title: "Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want" Author: Duo Dickinson Publisher: The Taunton Press, 2011; 272 pages; $24.95 The other day, I said the phrase "doggie bag" and my teenage son looked at me like I was nuts. He had no idea what I meant! These days, in restaurants, we're offered a box to take our food home in.But when I was a kid, waitstaff would proffer a doggie bag, the implication being that the leftovers would make for a special treat of a meal for your family's four-legged friends. Fast-forward a couple of decades, and two realizations -- that restaurant portions are at least double what a human should eat at a sitting, and that human food is terrible for dogs -- have put the phrase out of business. Similarly,...