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Gray of Hope
Get a taste of a new (and yummy) way to help people with mental illness. Depressed Cake Shops, a series of pop-up bakeries, sells gray-colored cupcakes, macarons, and other treats, all made by volunteers; proceeds go to mental health organizations. (

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Bookwarm Bling
Lit lovers, read closely: Out of Print, known for its graphic tees depicting classic book covers, has ventured into jewelry. Brass and 14kt-gold-plated pendants take inspiration from The Great Gatsby (left), To Kill a Mockingbird, Alice in Wonderland, and more. (

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Look skyward December 4 to 17 for the dazzling Geminids Meteor Shower. Peaking the night of December 13 and visible around the globe, the display will produce up to 80 blazing meteors an hour—traveling at around 22 miles a second. Head outside by 10 P.M. local time, when the show really lights up.

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Funny Pages
Here's a coffee-table book that's guaranteed to get a laugh. Comic Genius captures 80-plus comedians, including Tina Fey, Jon Stewart and Steve Martin (left), posing for portraits, sharing their thoughts on life, and, of course, cracking jokes. With an introduction by Mel Brooks.

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Oy to the World
Think holiday sweaters are just for Christmas? Hanukkah begs to differ—thanks to Los Angeles–based company GeltFiend, whose spirited knits feature dreidels, menorahs, and, yes, Hasidic snowmen. With eight nights to celebrate, don't limit yourself to just one. (

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