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WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE

On TV, a few pushes on their chest will bring someone back to life. But the truth — as described here by a palliative care physician at Duke University School of Medicine — is more complicated.
COMFORT FOOD

In Japan, a pair of upright chopsticks is placed in a bowl of rice beside the deceased as it is prepared for viewing. In Belgium, funeral food, usually dark bread or cake, must be devoid of other colors and served on a black napkin or plate. White wine is served to avoid the introduction of color to the meal.
GOODBYE, 'COOL WORLD'

It's been 30 years since "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" let cartoons loose in a live-action film — or is it the other way around? A visual history of the best (and weirdest) moments in cartoon-human relations.
BEHIND THE WINNER'S CIRCLE

At the Saratoga Race Course, every racehorse is carefully groomed, exercised and trained for the winner's circle. For the workers who take care of them, the hours are long and the pay is low, but most of them wouldn't give up life on the backstretch for anything.
THE GRASS IS GREENER UP THERE

How a scientist found a rainforest on top of a mountain, then led a team of 28 scientists, logistics experts, climbers and others to a place where humans had not set foot for centuries.
A TOXIC SITUATION

The Berkeley Pit is a gorgeous, toxic former mining site in Montana that's beloved by tourists. But unless it's cleaned up soon, it could become the worst environmental disaster in American history.
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