The tale of the tape may be told, in part, by the microbes inside you. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Julia Child poses with "the chicken sisters" before an episode of The French Chef in which she teaches us how to roast a bird. Courtesy of Paul Child/PBS hide caption

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The heirloom corn variety has only eight rows of kernels and hence, its name: New England Eight Row Flint. Courtesy of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture hide caption

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A child eats instant noodles on a train at the Harbin Railway Station in northeast China. Wang Jianwei/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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At her bakery in Costa Mesa, Calif., Rachel Klemek sells cabernet brownies made with a flour substitute derived from grape pomace, a byproduct of winemaking packed with nutrients known as polyphenols. Mariana Dale/NPR hide caption

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Instead of throwing out the nutritious broth that's left over when you cook down greens, why not use it as the base for a delicious dish like this rockfish with clams in a garlic-shallot pot liquor sauce? Alison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Small declines in obesity among young kids could help stem bigger problems in the future. Ocean/Corbis hide caption

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People following a 5-2 diet would eat lean protein and non-starchy vegetables two days a week. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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