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"It's easier to sort of face the hard things in your life when you're not alone," says hospice chaplain Kerry Egan. "That's a big part of what a chaplain does, is she stays with you." Ann Summa/Getty Images hide caption

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Hospice Chaplain Reflects On Life, Death And The 'Strength Of The Human Soul'

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Yes, Cat Yoga Is A Thing Now, And It's Pretty Purrfect

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A lynx leaves his cage during a release into the wild, in July in Kaiserlautern, western Germany. Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Placebos are commonly thought of as fake treatments that people think are real. But they may be helpful even if you know they're fake. Tim Robberts/Getty Images hide caption

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Freedom Industries, which owned storage tanks blamed in a January 2014 chemical spill, filed for bankruptcy later that month. The company's facility on Barlow Street is seen on the banks of the Elk River in Charleston, W.Va. Tom Hindman/Getty Images hide caption

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Men protesting in support of more money for AIDS research marched down Fifth Avenue during the 14th annual Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in New York in 1983. Mario Suriani/AP hide caption

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Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

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Pam Rector (left) with her daughter Grace became a single mother by choice when she was ready to have a child. Liv Aannestad is expecting her first child in March through the same process, and like all expecting parents she has some questions. Courtesy of Pam Rector/Courtesy of Liv Aannestad hide caption

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Single Moms By Choice Don't Need To Do It Alone

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A reconstruction of the head of Paranthropus boisei, based on a skull found at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, in 1959 by Mary Leakey. Initial analysis of the skull and fossilized teeth led scientists to think this ancestor ate nuts. More advanced analysis in later years revealed that a more diverse diet that included grasses. Ra˙l MartÌn/MSF/Science Source hide caption

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Can A Place Still Be Home Even After Becoming Toxic?

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How Does Our Brain Get Rid Of Toxins?

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How Can Your Home Make You Sick?

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How Do Toxins From Plastics Find Their Way Into Our Food?

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