Happy Hour
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Being home for Thanksgiving can be pretty wonderful. The food, the family, lounging around in your pajamas watching the National Dog Show instead of helping your Mom with the turkey — you can’t beat it. More

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15 Years Later, Where Is the 1999 Cast of Boston’s Favorite Kids Show ‘Zoom’?
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15 years ago today, a group of seven preteens jumped in front of a camera for the first season finale of “Zoom” and performed some science experiments for a TV show that would be a hallmark for most of my generation’s childhoods. The show was filmed in WGBH studios in Allston, so most Zoomers were Boston natives. We decided to look into the original cast of the show and see what they’ve been up to since the it went off air, and to see if they still remembered how to speak in Ubbi Dubbi. More

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Harvard vs. Yale: How Well Do Ivy League Tailgaters Tackle SAT Questions?
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The battle of the Ivy League brawn comes together once a year at the greatly anticipated Harvard-Yale game. But while the athletes duke it out on the field, the fans throw down the gauntlet at respective tailgates. More

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Turkey Day Toast: 5 Massachusetts Beers to Pair With This Year’s Thanksgiving Dishes
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Much has been written about the parallels between beer and wine so we’ll skip the pretense, but really, if there’s one thing to take from it: These days it shouldn’t be out of place to see a Belgian quad or a Russian imperial stout instead of merlot or syrah next to the cranberry sauce or gravy boat at Thanksgiving. Beers can have just as much nuance as wine and often pair better with food. Some beers have a time and place. The following local brews deserve a spot on your table Thursday. More

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All the Mixins: A Musical Guide to Preparing a Thanksgiving Dinner
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It’s Thanksgiving Day and if you’re hosting your very first Thanksgiving dinner, you may have no idea what to prepare for your guests. Turkey? Gravy? Stuffing? If those words don’t ring a bell, fear not! I’m here to help. It turns out that throughout the history of popular music, artists have been giving clues as to what you could (and should) be including on your menu by naming their songs after beloved food and drink. Lucky for you, I went through and sorted out the cream of the crop, the ones that’ll make your guests’ stomachs rumble and their feet tap. A little something for everyone.

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Think Your Thanksgiving Commute Is Bad? At Least You Didn’t Have to Push Your Own Plane Like These Russians
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All week, all that’s been written about is Winter Storm Cato and the effects it could have on Thanksgiving travelers. But for those ready to gripe about a two hour delay and two inches of snow, be thankful that you weren’t these Siberian passengers, who got off their flight and braved -61ºF temperatures to push their plane to help unfreeze the wheels. More

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‘Black Lives Matter’: Scenes From Boston’s Ferguson Rally and Protest
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Dudley Square saw roughly 1,400 people turn out last night to stand in solidarity with the Ferguson protesters and in support of Michael Brown’s family. The rally, which began at 7 p.m. and featured a number of speakers, started for many with a march from the D2 police station in Roxbury, and continued after with a march to the Mass Ave connector, then up Mass Ave to Boylston Street. More

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This Toymaker Will Turn Your Child’s Crazy Drawing Into a Stuffed Animal
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There are few things in this terrible world we live in more precious than a child’s imagination. Nutella, maybe. But the mind of a child is a close second. That’s why the service from toy company Budsies is so cool: they will take a drawing from your child, and turn it into a stuffed animal. Can you say stocking stuffer? More

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The Bandwagoner: Making $ense of the New Red Sox Acquisitions
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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?”

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Massachusetts Residents Desperately Need a Butternut Squash Recipe, According to Google
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With Thanksgiving only two days away, Massachusetts residents are busy planning their elaborate Turkey Day meals. From standard fare like stuffing and mashed potatoes to oddities like celery and olives, everyone wants to wow their relatives with a new recipe. But according to Google, the recipe of the moment Massachusetts just has to have is for mashed butternut squash. More

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