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In 1992, 28,800 rubber ducks were lost at sea. What happened to them is the subject of Donovan Hohn's book Moby-Duck. Jose Gil/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'Moby-Duck': When 28,800 Bath Toys Are Lost At Sea

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Exercise is important, but it doesn't have to mean logging long hours at the gym. Longevity Project researchers found that intense fitness regimens could backfire — long-term, you're better off finding a physical activity that you love. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'Laughter And Reflections' With Carol Burnett

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Dan Savage: For Gay Teens, Life 'Gets Better'

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