Ridiculous
Ridiculous

I’d call my relationship with food average. I have never been the type to shop exclusively at Whole Foods, to frequent food blogs or spend much time thinking about locally sourced kale. I don’t abide by any particular diet. I probably eat more GMO’s than I’d care to think about. More

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Nostalgia
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5 Times ‘Goosebumps’ Stories (Sort of) Happened in Real Life
Nostalgia

As a child, hearing the haunting voice of a mysterious narrator utter the words, “viewers beware, you’re in for a scare,” unleashed a chill down my spine and a paranoid fear of monster blood, vampire neighbors, and psychopathic ventriloquist dolls.  I thought those days were over, but R.L. Stine, like his “Goosebumps” books, can’t be brushed away by time. On September 30, the teen-horror author released “Party Games,” the newest addition to the famed “Fear Street” series. More

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Movies
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Instant Scream: The Best Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix
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Halloween is almost here, and the weather is getting cooler.  What better to do then curl up indoors with your laptop and subject yourself to some horror movies?  Granted, Netflix’s horror offerings are pretty weak overall, but if you dig through the crap, you’ll find some wicked goodies, from classics to more recent fare.  Here are the best horror movies streaming on Netflix.

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Restaurants
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This New Cambridge Bar’s Drink Menu Hilariously Mocks Cocktail Culture
Restaurants

Tired of the same old bars? Looking for a place to kick back after work and enjoy a delicious cocktail made with artisan booze, obscure liqueur, homemade bitters and a bizarre garnish? Then the soon-to-open Ames Street Deli is the perfect place for you.
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This Boston Ambulance Driver Is Mapping Boston’s Entire History (And It’s Pretty Impressive)
Feel good

Ed McCarthy has driven pretty much every road in Boston during his 22 years as an EMT / ambulance driver. Now he’s putting that knowledge to use by making a comprehensive set of maps that show Boston’s development over almost 400 years, and the results are nothing short of amazing.
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News
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New York Music Festival Cancels Event After Ebola Patient Attends Venue
News

CMJ, one of the country’s biggest multi-venue music festivals, is underway throughout clubs in New York, attracting performers and attendees from across the world. Unfortunately, the festival takes place as the Ebola scare continues to rise in the US. Now, it seems that the two have crossed paths. More

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Pre-Bar Exam: Light Fare for Green Line Commuters and $3 Million From Leaf Lovers
News

The Ottowa gunman, Mayor Menino’s battle with cancer, and the death toll in Syria are all important news from this week that you should read up on and discuss over the first beer of the evening—but man, they do not make for great bar jokes. As the night wares on, the banter gets lighter, and you want to make jokes while seeming to know something about the world around you, stick with the classics: bros rioting, angry sculptors, and the ever-comical Green Line. More

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Sports
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Game Over: North Attleboro Upholds Ban On Kids Playing On Sidewalks, Streets
Sports

Kids these days are too focused on their iPads and their video games and barely go outside anymore, according to my 85-year-old neighbor Earl. But in North Attleboro, there might be a reason for that: playing on the sidewalks and streets are banned, and will remained banned, thanks to a vote earlier this week from Town Meeting members.
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Get Your Circus Freak On at This Weekend’s Boston Events
Boston events

Happy Halloweek! That’s “Halloween” plus “week” and it’s what I’m calling the weeklong series of Halloween events all over the city starting tonight. May your candy bars all be king-sized, your costumes half-assed but hilarious, and your candy corn nonexistent because it’s gross and no one should have to eat that stuff, not even children.

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Beer/Wine
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Our Ancestors Were Lactose Intolerant For 4,000 Years But Heroically Kept Eating Cheese
Beer/Wine

Are you of the opinion that it’s always better with cheddar? Do you go gaga for gouda? Then you have you have the perseverance of ancient European settlers to thank, because according to a new study, despite being lactose intolerant for thousands of years, these hardy souls refused to cut the cheese.
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