5 Things We Can't Stop Smiling About This October
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Order It Forward
At Heav'nly Donuts
in Amesbury, Massachusetts, one customer's kind gesture—paying for the order of the car behind her in the drive-through—triggered a delicious chain reaction: The next 54 cars followed suit, with people taking care of others' pastry and coffee tabs of up to $20. What a treat.
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In Harmony's Way
Need more proof that karaoke night with friends is always a good decision? A Swedish study reports that when we sing with others, our heart rates tend to synchronize and our breathing steadies, producing a sense of calm. The strongest effect happens during slow songs. Etta James tribute, anyone?
For All Audiences
With Sony's Entertainment Access Glasses, now available at Regal theaters, even the visually and hearing impaired can catch the latest blockbuster. The specs project what appear to be onscreen captions, and a receiver box comes with an optional audio track that describes the action. Showtime!
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No reason to spend hours combing Craigslist for one-of-a-kind furnishing finds when you can head to a chic new alternative: Chairish, the expertly curated online consignment store. The site's staff screens the wares—sleek chairs, antique chandeliers—for style and condition before they go on sale. (Shop.Chairish.com
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Turn off the tube to enjoy comedies this fall—on the Web. Yahoo! Studios premieres five new shows, two with hilarious female comics, including Cheryl Hines (left
) and Rachael Harris as obnoxiously exaggerated versions of themselves, and Maria Blasucci as a ditzy, inept ghost hunter. LOL at Screen.Yahoo.com
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