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Ger Duany, Reese Witherspoon and Arnold Oceng seen at Warner Bros. "The Good Lie" Premiere at 2014 TIFF on Sunday, Sep. 7, 2014, in Toronto. Dale Wilcox/Invision/AP hide caption

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The orchids that produce vanilla beans have no natural pollinators in Madagascar; the plant must be pollinated by hand — a labor-intensive process with little margin for error. Courtesy of Madécasse hide caption

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Rice is just as nice as ice when it comes to bucket challenges. Right: Manju Latha Kalanidhi, creator of the Rice Bucket Challenge, gives grains to a hard-working neighbor. Courtesy of Manju Latha Kalanidhi hide caption

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Radio, TV and newspapers aren't the only media used in Liberia to keep the public informed about Ebola. In the capital city of Monrovia, a chalkboard features the latest news about the virus. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Throwing out a pound of boneless beef effectively wastes 24 times more calories than throwing out a pound of vegetables or grains. Egg and dairy products fall somewhere between the two extremes. Morgan Walker/NPR hide caption

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