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• An ode to soup: It's frugal, nutritious and not to mention delicious. Here are five reasons why it should be on your fall menu.


• Looking for a costume that's sure to get people talking? Try one of our 12 original costume ideas and make a green statement this Halloween.


• MNN's Starre Vartan shares her thoughts on another fall staple: Why real maple syrup makes all the difference.


You've Been Trumped poster• Believe it or not, there are some places in the U.S. where your car isn't welcome. Check out 10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule.


• The film "You've Been Trumped" chronicles the saga of Donald Trump's golf development and how it has impacted the residents of a close-knit Scottish community. (That's the movie poster at right, if that gives you any indication of the tone.)


New Hampshire: Forget politics and see what natural beauty this destination has to offer. 


• Next time you plan a road trip, you can include one these eight highly unusual medical museums in your itenerary. 


• Our auto blogger shares his favorite website for classic cars.


• As NASA begins its post-shuttle era and the International Space Station nears retirement, Mars is fast emerging as the next frontier in space travel. Tour 12 of the red planet's most intriguing places.


• Pet expert Morieka Johnson helps a reader who wants to keep her dog entertained and fit while he recovers from surgery.


Plus: Don't forget to check out the week in photos, including this great photo of Michelle Obama leading kids in jumping jacks at the White House.

Michelle Obama jumping jacks

MNN week in review: Fall soups, Halloween costumes and yummy maple syrup
The top original stories from Mother Nature Network for the week, including fall soup recipes, homemade Halloween costume ideas and a little movie about Donald