Acclaimed French chef Jacques Pepin (center) has had an extraordinary 60-year career. He says his new cookbook, Jacques Pepin: Heart and Soul in the Kitchen, will be his last. Maybe. Evan Agostini/AP hide caption

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D. Watkins' work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun and Salon. He will start teaching English at Goucher College in the spring. Aaron Maybin/Hot Books hide caption

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As life draws to an end, compassion is more important than food. Kacso Sandor/iStockphoto hide caption

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Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) gets stranded on Mars in The Martian. Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Italian dictator Benito Mussolini holds his son, Romano, on his shoulders in 1935. After his father died, Romano went on to become a jazz musician. General Photographic Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Hello Barbie, shown above at the North American International Toy Fair in New York, is an interactive doll designed to have conversations with children. Author Sherry Turkle says the Barbie is an example of "robotic companionship." Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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From left: Sodium benzoate, azodicarbonamide, shellac. The images are from Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products. Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts hide caption

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Most fruits and vegetables — particularly after being cut — store better in an airtight container, Gunders says. And it's best to store them in see-through containers so we don't forget about them. USDA hide caption

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In Kevin Henkes' new picture book, all of the figurines on the windowsill are waiting for something. "It's really about the concept of waiting," he says. HarperCollins Children's Books hide caption

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