April Fulton 2010
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April Fulton 2010
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April Fulton

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April Fulton is a former editor with NPR's Science Desk and a contributor to The Salt, NPR's Food Blog.

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In every home, the haftseen table is decorated with seven items – since seven is considered a lucky number. Each item begins with the letter sin (s) in Persian, and each item is a symbol of spring and renewal. Azita Mehran/Turmeric & Saffron hide caption

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A still-trim Elvis Presley enjoys a sandwich in 1958. His love of fatty foods hadn't caught up to him yet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

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The finished dumplings, properly fried to a light crisp. The half-moon shape was meant to resemble ancient Chinese currency. Eating the dumplings was believed to bring fortune and prosperity. Daniel M.N. Turner/NPR hide caption

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Whole Foods has more than 300 stores and continues to expand. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism And 'Conscious Capitalism'

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Julia Child's reassembled Thanksgiving turkey. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Comfort And Joy: Making The 'Morning Edition' Julia Child Thanksgiving

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