• Having purpose in life, even just caring for a plant, can make all the difference in quality of life for the elderly, according to the book  “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End”  by Atul Gawande. (XiXinXing/iStock)

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  • The amount of carbon dioxide emission is written on a Volkswagen Passat Diesel at the Frankfurt Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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  • A refugee child looks through a bus window as they leave for Istanbul, abandoning plans to cross to Europe near Turkey’s western border with Greece and Bulgaria, in Edirne, Turkey, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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  • "Unlike the Turing Test, standardized tests such as the SAT provide us today with a way to measure a machine's ability to reason and to compare its abilities with that of a human," says Oren Etzioni. (Dean Hochman/CC BY 2.0)

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  • Female pigs in restrictive “gestation crates,” some of which had bitten at the bars so much that their blood can be seen on the bars and below. This was taken by an investigator with the Human Society of the United States, who worked inside the Virginia factory farm for one month. (HSUS)

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  • A girl in Beijing on Sept. 19, 2012. China's elderly face increasing uncertainty three decades since the one-child policy took hold, with no real social safety net, the law has left four grandparents and two parents with one caretaker for old age, and bereaved families with none. (Wang Zhao/AFP/GettyImages)

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  • The Botany Department Herbarium at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, displaying algae specimens, including coraline algae, wet specimens and the usual herbarium sheets. Featured researchers:  Dr. James Norris (right, front), his research assistant Bob Sims (left, front), and associate researcher, Katie Norris (left, back).

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  • Left: A note Mandy Johnson wrote to go with a Toys R Us gift card she gave to a stranger, explaining the gift as a random act of kindness honoring a San Bernadino school shooting victim, Michael Wetzel, who had six children and loved babies. Right: A parking meter a friend of Mandy Johnson's topped up for a stranger as a random act of kindness. (Courtesy of Mandy Johnson)

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  • Turkish-American Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, answers questions during an interview November 17, 2014 in New York. Chobani has become the best-selling yogurt in the US, netting more than one billion USD in annual sales.  AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Left: Composer Franz Liszt in 1843 (Herman Biow) Center: Composer Frederic Chopin, ca. 1849 (Louis-Auguste Bisson) Right: A portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven, 1820, by Joseph Karl Stieler Background: Autographed music by Frederic Chopin (Wikimedia Commons)

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  • In this photo provided by Kristina Crestin, today’s more flexible spin on a breakfast nook offers a built-in bench on one side, with an open space where homeowners can set up a table and chairs, as shown in this kitchen designed by Crestin.  (Sandra Kimball/Kristina Crestin via AP)

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  • Dorothy L. Liggett  tosses her graduation cap into the air after receiving her belated high school diploma on her 93rd birthday on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Fairlawn, Ohio. She was joined by her children John Huston (left), Carol Weiner, Donald Huston, Diane Bailey and Jan Larkin for the celebration.  Liggett was a few weeks from graduation from Akron's North High School in 1942 when officials discovered she was married. Liggett and her late husband, John Huston, ran away to Kentucky to get married after her husband was called into the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • Alexis Lemaire, 24, posing in front of a blackboard in Reims, France, 20 December 2004 after he set a new world record as he became the first person to figure out the 13th root of a 200-digit number by mental arithmetic alone. (FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Young Roma children count with their fingers during a preschool class in the abjectly poor Roma settlement of Ponorata, Romania, on Sept. 10, 2013. A Romanian NGO called OvidiuRo, co-founded by Leslie Hawke, who is the mother of American actor Ethan Hawke, is attempting to get young Roma children to regularly attend pre-school through a coupon incentive system for food at Ponorata and 23 other Roma communities across Romania. Between 400 and 500 Roma live in squalor at Ponorata, few have access to electricity and 95% of them are illiterate and unemployed. Many Roma from Ponorata have spent time in France to earn money, mostly through begging and scrap metal collection. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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  • One evening we took a cruise down the Zambezi River. An army of fifty or so elephants plunged into the waters and swam, en masse, to a sandbar downstream. The folds and ridges of Zambia’s escarpment in the distance looked like a curtain that shielded our watery, green stage.(Giannella M. Garrett)

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  • The Panthéon in Paris’s Latin Quarter functions as a mausoleum containing the remains of martyrs and distinguished French citizens. (Camille Gévaudan/Public Domain)

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  • A uniformed tour guide gestures to tourists outside the War Museum in Pyongyang on October 9, 2015. North Korea is gearing up for a lavish celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on October 10.     AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Braving wind and cold to experience sunrise at Grand Canyon on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2016. (M. Quinn/National Park Service, CC BY 2.0)

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  • This Dec. 17, 2015 photo shows an old-fashioned candy shop in the neighborhood around the Kiyosumi-Shirakawa metro station in Tokyo. (Linda Lombardi via AP)

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  • Sea Monkeys dive guide Colleen Strayer with an Atlantic stingray at Alligator Reef. (John Christopher Fine, Copyright 2016)

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  • The Finest Playa Mujeres resort welcomes all ages and features many amenities for children. (Courtesy of Excellence Groups)

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  • The Scenic Boat Tour around Winter Park’s lakes is not to be missed. Lush plantings, lavish mansions, and wildlife abound. (John Christopher Fine, Copyright 2016)

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  • The entire bar was disassembled in Ireland and shipped across the Atlantic where it was installed at Sheraton Orlando North’s An Tobar Restaurant. Draft beers and whiskeys are plentiful. (John Christopher Fine, Copyright 2016)

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  • A Dahabiya cruise is one way to travel the Nile and see the sights. There are also dozens of luxury Nile cruisers to choose from. (Barbara Angelakis)

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  • This Sept. 13, 2015 photo shows a pony-and-trap awaiting its rider on Inishmore in the Aran Islands in Ireland. (Michelle Locke via AP)

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