The two major brands of glass bakeware, Pyrex and Anchor Hocking, were originally made from borosilicate glass, a heat-resistant glass first developed by Corning for use in railroad yard lanterns in the early 1900s. At some point along the way — no one will reveal exactly when, but it may have been in the 1980s or ’90s — both companies switched to soda lime glass, a less expensive alternative.

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And you know what? That’s exactly what I did. With the Two-Mile Opportunity on my mind, I definitely walked and biked more where I used to default to gasoline-powered convenience. I got to stretch my legs more, and in a twofer bonus, I often dragged my boyfriend along with me. And the best part? The Two-Mile Challenge ended on October 31, but baby, the Two-Mile Opportunity doesn’t have an expiration date.

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…a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.

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