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They're not just surfing for fun. Youngsters in Cape Town's Waves for Change are facing mental health problems. With the help of a surfing mentor and a counselor, they can learn how to cope. Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

If Everybody Had An Ocean, Could We Surf Our Way To Mental Health?

The teenager's dad was beating his mom. So the kid fell into a funk. His grades plummeted, he joined a gang, he got into fights. Then he discovered surfing therapy.

Brooke Gehring, CEO of Patients Choice and Live Green Cannabis, stands in one of her company's grow houses in Denver. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Colorado's Pot Industry Looks To Move Past Stereotypes

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Samples of carrots cooked three ways are placed on a table for the kids at Walker-Jones Educational Campus, in Washington, D.C., to sample after they have finished lunch. The crowd favorite will later end up on the school lunch menu. Claire Eggers/NPR hide caption

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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

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The Orion capsule is poised to make its first test flight Thursday. If all goes as planned, the unmanned vehicle will orbit Earth twice before splashing into the Pacific Ocean. Kim Shiflett/NASA hide caption

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NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

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They're not just surfing for fun. Youngsters in Cape Town's Waves for Change are facing mental health problems. With the help of a surfing mentor and a counselor, they can learn how to cope. Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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If Everybody Had An Ocean, Could We Surf Our Way To Mental Health?

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Don Benfield is trying to get health care coverage for his family. The options at work are too expensive, but his employer's option disqualifies him from Affordable Care Act subsidies. Courtesy of Don Benfield hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

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Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

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Charlie Brown and Linus pick out a scrawny tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas, a TV special based on the "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. The beloved show is airing for the 50th year Tuesday. United Feature Syndicate Inc./AP hide caption

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50 Years Of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas': Share Your Sad Tree Photos

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