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New and Old Research on Vitamin Supplements

Many people take a multivitamin daily, or specific vitamins for a particular reason, like Vitamin C to ward off a cold. But a growing body of research shows that, for many people, taking supplements may do nothing at all -- and overdoing it by taking several times the recommended daily allowance can even be harmful. FDA oversight of vitamin supplements is limited, so it's up to consumers to watch what they take. We explore the risks and benefits of taking your vitamins.

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Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Barbershop: Speechwriters Speak On The RNC And DNC

Republican speechwriter Mary Kate Cary, Democratic speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum and historian from the University of Virginia Barbara Perry dissect the last two weeks of speeches at the RNC and DNC.
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From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering

Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them.

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