Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home in Mexico City on March 6, his birthday.

The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.

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Peas in a can.

When Poppy Tooker was a kid, her favorite dish was her great-grandmother's Peas in a Roux. Only years later did Tooker discover that canned peas — not fresh or frozen — were the key to the recipe.

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Physicist Albert Einstein found great joy in his hobby — playing the violin.

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.

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Burgers

In West Baltimore, it takes 17 minutes of work (the average hourly wage is $19.34), but in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, where wages are more than double that, it takes only nine minutes.

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New research has traced chili peppers back to their origin in eastern Mexico.

It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.

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