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Game Over: North Attleboro Upholds Ban On Kids Playing On Sidewalks, Streets
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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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Sloppy Snacks: Rating the Best and Worst Late Night Convenience Store Buys
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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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Man Fakes Coma For 2 Years to Avoid Trial
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South Wales resident Alan Knight was set to stand trial for scamming a neighbor out of $65,000, but the trial was delayed after Knight slipped into a coma. Or that’s what the official story was, until Knight was caught on video walking around a store, driving a car, and observed by doctors to, you know, not be in a coma.
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‘Exponential Oreos’ and More Ridiculously Inaccurate Evolutionary Theories Presented at MIT’s BAHfest
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It turns out that the extra layer of fat found on the torsos of many middle-aged men is not just the result of poor diet, declining metabolism, or a sedentary lifestyle. Instead, the “donut” or “spare tire” is actually an emergency flotation device, and the result of thousands of years of evolution. More

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The Bandwagoner: A World Series Preview That Uses Things Like Karma and ‘Parks And Rec’ In Lieu Of Stats
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Welcome to The Bandwagoner, a weekly series in which we give a primer on recent sports stories for those unfamiliar with sports, or anything outside of Boston. Our goal is to make sure that you’re not studying your iPhone as much when that one person in your group says those fatal words, “So did you guys see that game?”

This week, we’re previewing the World Series.

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Offends Real Life, Non-Violent Clowns
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It is unclear when the shift in the way we look at clowns occurred exactly. At one point, they were considered fun, friendly, non-threatening beings. Somewhere along the lines, probably due to clowns like Stephen King’s “Itor John Wayne Gacy’s real life killings, people started to associate the circus characters with death and danger. I understand that blood-filled balloons and razor sharp teeth aren’t exactly standard in a clown’s tool kit, but those images are just scarring enough that the public can’t forget them. Or stop make disturbing gifs out of them. More