Morning Cup of Links: Free the Pinball Machines

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In the 1930s, Oakland, CA banned pinball, which was considered a form of gambling. That ban wasn't lifted until this summer. A local Radio Shack is holding a month-long tournament to celebrate.

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Think having a baby is expensive? Just wait till he gets a little older—kids get more expensive every year and the total cost (before college) is staggering.

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A New York City stylist puts his skills to use giving homeless people free haircuts on the weekends.

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It's not just wet grass: There are a lot of factors that contribute to the unique smell of a rainstorm. Check out this video from PBS to find out where the smell comes from.

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For some people, carousels never lose their appeal. If you can't get enough of these carnival staples, take a look at a few of the most dreamlike carousels from around the world.

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English has more vowels than you know—and we're not just talking about "sometimes Y." So how many are there, exactly?

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You can learn a lot from reading great literature. But if you'd like to streamline that process, here are 25 specific nuggets of wisdom pulled from classic books.

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August 20, 2014 - 10:33am
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