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Signs hung up in front of a vacant lot in Weeksville, Brooklyn, in 2014 by members of 596 Acres, an organization that maps vacant lots in New York City and advocates for community stewardship of th at land. Murray Spenser Cox hide caption

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Irn Bru is known as Scotland's "other national drink." But the beloved bright orange soft drink is a sugar bomb, so its makers have reformulated it to comply with a new U.K. sugar tax. Andrew Milligan /PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Och, No! Some Scots Cry As Their Beloved Soda Gets A Less Sugary Revamp

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Carolina Reapers are some of the hottest peppers in the world. So hot, in fact, that for one man, participating in a pepper-eating contestant resulted in a painful, serious "thunderclap headache." Maria Dattola Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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The Super-Hot Pepper That Sent A Man To The ER

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Caleb Torres, a senior at George Washington University, says he ran out of grocery money his freshmen year, so he began skipping meals. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Food, Housing Insecurity May Be Keeping College Students From Graduating

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A tray of gluten-free pastries. For people with celiac disease, incidental ingestion of gluten can lead to painful symptoms and lasting intestinal damage. Two new studies suggest such exposure may be greater than many realize, even for those following gluten-free diets. JPM/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Cutting back up to 25 percent of your calories per day helps slow your metabolism and reduce free radicals that cause cell damage and aging. But would you want to? VisualField/Getty Images hide caption

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You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

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Mindfulness gurus Geneen Roth and Ed Espe Brown have long championed the idea that how we relate to food affects other aspects of our lives. In new super-personal essay collections, they reassess their past self-help advice. Neil Webb/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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DMG Foods, the Salvation Army's first supermarket, offers discount groceries to nutritional assistance beneficiaries and anyone else who walks through the door. dmgfoods.org hide caption

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Salvation Army Opens Its First-Ever Supermarket, In Baltimore

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A color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph of the surface of the human tongue. Taste buds are shown in purple. Doctors have known that as people pack on the pounds, their sense of taste diminishes. New research in mice suggests one reason why: Inflammation brought on by obesity may be killing taste buds. Omikron Omikron/Getty Images/Science Source hide caption

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Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don't Bike

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Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

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