Morning Cup of Links: Nice and Logical

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In Manhattan, a bucket brigade of a dozen people carried diesel fuel up 17 flights of stairs to keep a data center generator going. That's what it took to keep thousands of websites online after hurricane Sandy.
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The human brain has a hard time being both logical and nice at the same time. Luckily, most of us can switch back and forth as needed.
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How To Make Better Mac 'n' Cheese. Now that you're all grown up, you can make it a gourmet feast!
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Pumpkins are the most fun when you are getting rid of them, so enjoy 10 Ways to Smash a Pumpkin. Do not attempt number three ever, anytime, anywhere.
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Four Recently Discovered Planets Are Ideal Horror Movie Settings. And they make the most ridiculous sci-fi planets seem almost believable.
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Obie the obese dachshund became a celebrity by going on a diet on Facebook. Now he's the subject of a custody dispute between his foster mother and a rescue organization.
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When hurricane Sandy flooded New York City, people expressed hope that it would at least drown the city's rats. But the rats survived just fine and are creating more problems than ever.
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Gambling on children's baseball games? Nine men were arrested in Florida for a gambling ring involving games for those as young as five years old!
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What’s the difference between running amok and going berserk? And where did those phrases come from, anyway?

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November 1, 2012 - 1:08am
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