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The epidemic of gun violence is treatable, and a Beyoncé portrait makes history. Plus, eating less meat may save the Earth. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here’s what you might have missed during this busy week.

Transforming the elderly into natural wonders

A history-making portrait of Beyoncé shot by photographer Tyler Mitchell will be added to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. Here’s why.

How long until Hyperloop is here?

As America mourns, once again, Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers room for hope. Depending on your perspective, homicides with a gun may not be the thing you consider when thinking of preventable deaths. But if you think of violence as an infectious disease, your perspective may change, he writes.

Why aren’t Americans buying more homes?

Interest rates are dropping, and American mortgages are cheaper than they’ve been in years. The US economy is strong. That’s a recipe for a booming housing market — but it isn’t booming at all.

National park adventures: Best parks to get your thrills

When it comes to elaborate nuptials, few can rival the opulence of India’s most expensive weddings. Beyoncé, couture and palaces are involved.

Analysis: Lizzo and the dichotomy of big girl praise

Lizzo is one of the latest singers to reach stardom for her sassy songs and body-positivity. CNN reporter Lisa Respers France wants people to acknowledge Lizzo’s body-positive movement without forgetting it’s her talent that got her there.

Eat healthier to help save the planet

Eating less meat and reducing food waste could slash global emissions and benefit our health. That’s according to a new report by United Nations scientists. Here’s how you can start making healthier choices.

Alabama’s ‘living laboratory’ of smart homes

Babies overcoming addiction, the world’s longest flight, and teens evoking a nightmarish past. Grab a cup of tea and settle in. Here’s what you might have missed in a busy news week.