The bubbles in champagne tickle the tongue and transfer wonderful aromas to the nose. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The foundation of a good pie starts with the crust. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The contents of a box of some of the new foods containing caffeine collected by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Karen Castillo Farfán/NPR hide caption

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There's new evidence that kids can reduce calories and feel full by snacking on veggies and cheese instead of chips. famfriendsfood/Flickr.com hide caption

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Tea a dangerous habit? Women have long made a ritual of it, but in 19th century Ireland, moral reformers tried to talk them out of it. At the time, tea was considered a luxury, and taking the time to drink it was an affront to the morals of frugality and restraint. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The taste of Mock's tomatoes starts with the seed. He uses only organic varieties, including cherry and several heirloom varieties. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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This copper engraving from approximately 1700 depicts the condition of the English prisoners at the hands of the Dutch. In the 1660s, Cornell University's Eric Tagliacozzo says, the conflict and competition for the spice trade came to a head. "The Dutch decapitated a number of English merchants who were also in the Spice Islands trying to profit from the trade." WikiCommons hide caption

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Not surprisingly, men like these guys cheering Sam Adams love beer. But more women than you might expect do too, according to a new study. Sarah Conard/AP hide caption

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While this pizzeria in Belmar, N.J., remained closed after Hurricane Sandy, Geno D's in Toms River turned out 500 pies to grateful customers on Wednesday. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Drinking diet soda and other low-calorie drinks may help you manage weight, but experts say plain old H2O is still the best way to go. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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