Morning Cup of Links: Pink and Purple Toys

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Bo Obama Inspects the White House’s Holiday Decorations. For a dog, he's an excellent actor -my dog would have eaten the ornaments.
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Watch the 40,000+ Christmas lights on this house in Idaho dance to synchronized music. Did I mention the grand finale is Skrillex's "Bangarang"?
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12 Alternative Holiday Sweaters For the Season of Joy. Nothing says "alternative" like displaying a knitted Krampus on your chest.
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The Participation Award. Tangible rewards, Dad, or you get nothin'.
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At least 12,000 hurricane Sandy survivors are living without heat in flood-damaged homes in New York. The growing mold in those homes isn't helping their health, either.
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An eighth-grader challenges Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn't pink or purple. And we wonder why boys grow up not being able to cook for themselves.
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Easy-Bake Ovens are far from the only self-segregating toy. Here are 16 Ways The Toy Industry Is Stuck In The Stone Age.
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A brief history of women in Congress. There are more female legislators in Washington, but still not enough to form a critical mass.
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Newspaper and Magazine Origins. The oldest publications have changed with the times -a lot!

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December 3, 2012 - 12:04am
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