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Heartwarming Stories About People Helping People

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On Fridays, I usually post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark discussion in the comments. This week I'm still without power and most of my questions—"Is anyone hoarding gas they could lend me?"; "Can I come over with my laundry?"; "Do pickles go bad?"—are rather selfish and not really conversation-starters.

So today I want to hear positive stories about people helping each other in tough times. Doesn't have to be about Hurricane Sandy or even weather related. Make people feel good. Perhaps you'll inspire others to do something similar.

And is there anyone out there recovering from the storm who needs anything? Did everyone make it through OK? Maybe someone here can help. I have these pickles...

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

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