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Grabbing turkey legs to gnaw on might be taboo at some tables and encouraged at others. But whatever your Thanksgiving traditions, they're all yours. Evans/Getty Images hide caption

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Greg Gatscher, left, and his son, Evan, prepare the house for Hurricane Irma. Little did they know these metal shutters would later become a cooktop. Tara Gatscher hide caption

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This School District Asked Real Estate Agents To Help Rekindle Its Reputation

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For 13.1 million American kids, the lack of access to school meals during the summer means they're not sure when they might next eat. perepelova/iStockphoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Dad called these "his and hers chairs." He would sit beside Mom, his partner and wife of 34 years, as they got their weekly chemotherapy treatments. Howie Borowick had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and wife Laurel was in treatment for breast cancer for the third time. For him, it was new and unknown. For her, it was business as usual, another appointment on her calendar. Nancy Borowick hide caption

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Our Last Year Together: What My Camera Captured As My Parents Died Of Cancer

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Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks Of His Struggle To Save Them

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Minara Begum (left) and her sister, Rajna Begum, served coconut Mishti (sweets) at the first Bandhu Gardens pop-up at Rose's Fine Food last July. Courtesy of Andrew Miller hide caption

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Which Genes Make You Taller? A Whole Bunch Of Them, It Turns Out

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The Simon family's new dog, displaced New Yorker Daisy. Elise Simon hide caption

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Simon: Pets Find Their Way Into Our Hearts When We Need Them Most

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(Left) Shana Steele with her three children. (Top) Vannessa Kamerschen with her daughter. (Bottom) David Meissner with his son. Courtesy of Shana Steele, Vannessa Kamerschen and David Meissner hide caption

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