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In the winter, soup can be the best kind of meal if it’s really done right. Good meal-soup fills you for hours, warms you to your bones, and has the added benefit of rehydrating any skin on your face that may have been dried out by driving winds or an over enthusiastic heating system. Some soups can even cure colds and flus (almost). More

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An Infographic Guide to Sledding in the Greater Boston Area
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Frostbite isn’t very fun, but do you know what is? Sledding! If you’re daring enough (or crazy enough?) to step outside into Juno’s wrath, there are some surprisingly good slopes in and around the Boston area that are perfect for taking an epic ride. Here at BDCwire, we’ve compiled a few of the best hills and ranked them according to the ski trail grading system — that way you can decide which ones you’re up for conquering. Bundle up and grab a sled, cafeteria tray, trashcan lid — whatever you can get your little frozen hands on — and go shred some slopes. Stay warm, Boston! More

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The Definitive List of Manic Pixie Dream Girls in Film and Television
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Manic Pixie Dream Girl (n.): “That bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” More

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Boston Beer Fans Can Get a Taste of International Gruit Day Thanks to Three Local Breweries
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There are few styles of beer as underappreciated as the gruit. The unhopped and earthy ales, brewed before hops were widely introduced, are rooted in ancient brewing lore. And while they’ve long had their place in the history books, over the past several years a handful of brewers have devoted time to reviving the style. More

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Julian Edelman Blesses Us With Another ‘Smoothie Tyme’ Video With Help of Shane Vereen
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About a year ago at this time, Julian Edelman paired with The Nutri Ninja (which is like a Magic Bullet, or a small blender for those who don’t watch infomercials) and the result was pure smoothie magic.  More

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Kim Kardashian Weighs in on DeflateGate Because Why Not?
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After Saturday Night Live and Bill Nye, of course Kim Kardashian West, queen of our times, weighed in on Deflategate to USA Today’s For The Win this week. Kim commented on the controversy, her admiration for Gisele and her good-natured vanity. Her main message for those panicking about Deflategate? Chill out. More

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Boston Is Going Through Dunkin’ Donuts Withdrawal Right Now
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Being stuck at home during a blizzard isn’t that bad. You can binge-watch everything you’ve been meaning to watch on Netflix, hold a blizzard dinner party with your friends, and best of all you won’t get eaten by the Boston Yeti. But all morning long New Englanders have been crying out on social media for one very New England reason: they can’t get their Dunkin’ Donuts fix. More

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The New England Winter Survival Guide: Strategy Three – How to Master the Dinner Party
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I think it’s time to address the elephant in this column: when I proposed this series, it wasn’t quite Winter yet. For those of you who have not spent hundreds of Winters in Boston, you might find it hard to believe, but everyone in the entire city is usually completely miserable by now. More

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