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Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction

Saturday, April 05, 2014

People are having a harder time moving toward the places with the most economic opportunity. High cost of living is driving them to cheaper places, where job options are more limited.

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A Spicy Gold Rush: Turmeric's Rise To Superfood

Saturday, April 05, 2014

There's a gold rush going on, but it has nothing to do with metal. Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson says the yellow Indian spice, with its healing properties, is seeing growing popularity in the U.S.

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How To Kill A Character

Saturday, April 05, 2014

To the shock and awe of viewers, main characters were killed off on ABC's Scandal and CBS' The Good Wife in recent weeks. Author K.M. Weiland offers advice on successfully killing a character.

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A Music Of Exile: Haiti During The Duvalier Years

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The sound of the island nation underwent dramatic changes in the 1960s and '70s, taking on aspects of psychedelia and jazz fusion. A trove of lost music from that era is now available.

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Ken Jeong: Doctor By Day, Comedian By Night

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Before Ken Jeong played Señor Chang in Community and the infamous Mr. Chow in The Hangover, he was known by his patients as Dr. Jeong.

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'Hotel Rwanda' Manager: We've Failed To Learn From History

Saturday, April 05, 2014

As a hotel manager in Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina sheltered more than a thousand people, saving their lives during the 1994 genocide. Now, 20 years on, he says history is repeating itself.

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History And Faith Collide On Stage In 'Camp David'

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The new play recounts two tense weeks at the mountain retreat as President Jimmy Carter helped broker a peace between Israeli prime minister Menachim Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.

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Biographer Explains How John Updike 'Captured America'

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Adam Begley says Updike created an everyman in his Rabbit book series, and inhabited him fully, "allowing that everyman's senses to be totally open to the American experience."

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A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

Friday, April 04, 2014

When violinist Yevgeny Kutik's family left Minsk for the U.S. in 1990, they were stripped of most of their belongings. He was stunned at what his mother, a music teacher, fought to keep.

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A Brooklyn Boy Who Lost A Life, But Helped Save Others

Friday, April 04, 2014

Aidan Seeger was 7 when he died of a genetic disorder known as ALD in 2012. Now New York state requires newborn screening for the disorder, thanks to "Aidan's Law."

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Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Arguments over money and big-time college athletics are more fiery than usual these days. We asked Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, and our readers if athletes should be paid.

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In The 1870s And '80s, Being A Pedestrian Was Anything But

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Huge crowds packed arenas to watch the world's best pedestrians walk in circles for six days at a time. And trainers encouraged the athletes to drink champagne — at the time considered a stimulant.

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First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

Thursday, April 03, 2014

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.

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A Song Of Frogs, Motherhood And Murder In Swampy San Francisco

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Author Emma Donoghue's new novel, Frog Music, imagines a new solution to the 1876 murder of a San Francisco frog-catcher — and fits in a lot of raw and raunchy popular songs along the way.

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The Rise And Fall Of Stefan Zweig, Who Inspired 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Viennese writer was once one of the world's most translated authors, but after his death he was forgotten — until now. Wes Anderson credits Zweig's writing at the end of his latest film.

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'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Tell Me More kicks off its annual poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Fernando Espuelas and Connie Schultz share their Twitter poems.

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HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.

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In Early Memoir, Bette Midler Adorned The Truth In Sequins

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"There's a lot of embroidery in this book ... " Midler says. "It's all lies, except for like 10 percent." A new edition of A View From a Broad, originally published in 1980, is out this week.

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Latvia's Ex-President: 'We Have To Worry' About Russia

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Latvia joined NATO and the European Union a decade ago. Its former president sees these strong ties to the West as vital to maintaining its security and independence.

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QUIZ: The Strange Town Names Of Texas

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kermit, Texas, (pop. 5,708) is just one of many oddly named towns in Texas. Can you identify them all?

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