Morning Cup of Links


Read What Jane Austen’s Friends Had to Say About ‘Mansfield Park’

Shaunacy Ferro

Austen was a sucker for an honest review.

This Company Uses Trash From Haiti to Create Ethical Fabrics

Shaunacy Ferro

Thread International tries to combat the pollution of the fast-fashion industry.

Lucky Black Cat Helps Pennsylvania Police Track Down Fugitive

Kirstin Fawcett

Felines spend most of their time sleeping and chasing mice, but occasionally, they also fight crime.

9 Ways of Saying 'Stupid' Across the United States

Angela Tung

You could call someone stupid, or you could say he hasn't the sense to find his rear-end with both hands and a roadmap.

The Hottest 'Star Wars' Toy for Christmas in 1977 Was an Empty Box

Jay Serafino

An ill-prepared toy company and a bit of improvisation led to one of the most memorable toy campaigns in history.

How 'Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer' Became a Holiday Staple

Kenneth Partridge

The song embraced a darker, more humorous side of the holiday. Plus, the singer knew how to hustle.

‘Greenery’ Is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Michele Debczak

It's meant to symbolize renewal "amid a complex social and political landscape.”

You Need to See Thursday's 12 Days of Deals Amazon Bargains

Smart Shopping Team

Amazon keeps bringing the heat in its 12 Days of Deals.

This Medical Gun Treats Burns With the Patient's Own Skin Cells

Jake Rossen

A newly patented device could prove to be a painless alternative to grafting for burn victims.

13 Vindictive Krampus Gifts to Give Naughty Loved Ones

Rebecca OConnell

Nothing say "Happy Holidays" like an anthropomorphic goat demon who smacks children with birch branches.

'Stranger Things' Mania Leads to Holiday Light Shortage at British Chain

Michele Debczak

B&Q’s inventory of multicolored LED string lights is already down 90 percent.

Jamming with the Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Jake Rossen

The New England band uses old manual typewriters to make sweet music.

ASL 'Polar Express' Shows Off Developing Language Skills

Arika Okrent

We've been watching Shaylee's storytelling skills develop for a few years now.

13 Crowning Facts About 'Princess Mononoke'

Kristin Hunt

Go behind the scenes of the movie that made Hayao Miyazaki a household name around the world.

13 Incredible Facts About Patagonia

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