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With the winter weather here in full force, we have finally come to terms with it. Instead of staying inside hibernating until the birdsongs of spring hit the air, we’ve decided to brave the cold and head outside in this gorgeous winter wonderland. With images of pirouettes and graceful glides in our minds, we decided to check out the best ice-skating rinks accessible by public transportation. Have no fear if you are skateless, all rinks covered have rentals on site. Bust out your mittens and hats and get ready to rosy your cheeks (hopefully just your top set if you’re a good skater!). More

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Boston Winter Soup Guide: Best Places to Fill Up and Warm Up for (About) Ten Dollars
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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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A Rare Megamouth Shark Washed Up Along The Shores Of Philippines
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The first megamouth shark appearance was on Nov. 16, 1976. Since then, there have been fewer than 70 sightings.

Earlier this week, a 15-foot megamouth was found along the shores of the Philippines. Although the male megamouth was dead, it creates an opportunity for scientists to study, observe and learn more about the species. 

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Super Bowl Commercials Once Again Sold for Record-Breaking Prices
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This weekend, advertisers will pay an average of four and a half million dollars for thirty seconds of advertising real estate during the Super Bowl Sunday broadcast on the only TV event of the year where the commercials are more important to some than the game itself. More

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The New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer has Been Redone in Neon
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Remember when the original Star Wars trilogy premiered and all we wanted to do was become a Jedi Knight? And remember how those awesome lightsabers were not only the coolest weapons you’ve ever seen, but also probably the brightest parts of the film? 

What if the whole movie looked like a lightsaber?
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Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Who Did It Better, NKOTB or Aerosmith?
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In the history of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, it’s safe to say that we’ve seen more duds than studs (looking at you, Up With People). But over time, it has become a greater production, a greater spectacle, and in turn, it’s difficult to argue that its quality hasn’t improved, too. More

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‘Flight of the Conchords’ May Be Reuniting for a Tour in 2015
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If you were on the cutting edge of cool in the mid-2000s, you were finding torrents for Flight of the Conchords whenever possible, since you likely couldn’t afford HBO. According to A.V. Club, New Zealanders Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie announced at Sundance Festival this week that it’s likely they’ll tour in the States in late 2015, though McKenzie admitted “it isn’t very solid yet.” More

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