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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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Take My Advice: How Do I Deal With Hating My Friend’s Girlfriend?
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I have an awesome friend who just started dating an awful girl. Before they got together she befriended mutual friends solely to get him to start dating her, then ditched them as soon as she had him. Now she acts sulky at group events if he isn’t always paying her attention, and is rude to anyone who can’t directly benefit her, especially girls. She’s not someone I want to be around if I can help it.  More

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Who is J.K. Simmons? Why the Classic ‘That Guy’ Is Hitting the Big Time
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Earlier this week, NBC released promos for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by J.K. Simmons. Film and television aficionados are no doubt pleased that Simmons has risen to prominence after two decades of character actor work, winning numerous awards for his role as abusive conductor Terrence Fletcher. But many others simply know Simmons as “that guy,” the man who has been showing up in small but memorable roles for years, but never in the types of career-making lead performances that make him a household name. 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
TV

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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