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Weekend Links: Pink? It's All In Your Mind

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I am legitimately concerned about this - I think the headline says it all: "They Did It To Pluto, But Not To Pink! Please Not Pink!" Apparently the very conception of "pink" is all in your mind ...
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Now some fluff to make you forget such things: Time Waster Central (but it's so CUTE)! A hummingbird webcam (Thanks Holly!) and a penguin webcam.
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Getting the camera to focus just right can be a trial for amateur photographers (it is for me, anyway!) but what about focusing after the fact? The best thing about this link is the fact that you can play with various photos to see how focusing on different areas really changes the composition dramatically.
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Speaking of focus, it's time to revel in Smithsonian Magazine's Annual Photo Contest.
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As a "Downton Abbey" fan I have been loving all of the parodies and crossovers, particularly this one which marries the costume drama with "Magic: The Gathering."
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This week, Stephen Colbert unveiled the world’s oldest ‘Yo Mama’ joke, and had a lot of fun doing so. Sidenote: I just started watching "Battlestar Galactica" and was thinking about how humans hadn't really evolved much, and then watched this. Yep!
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The rise and fall of the Roman Empire in handy GIF form. Even without sound or any explanation other than dates, there's something inherently epic and also slightly heartbreaking about this.
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In light of the news story from last week about a meth-using woman burning down 'The Senator,' a 3,500-year-old tree, I bring you a celebration of those trees still with us: the 10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World.
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Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime, send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or send me a Tweet.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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