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To Save A Failing Student, This Dean Offered Not Just Help — But 'Family'

Friday, July 22, 2016

Jim Saint Germain was kicked out of his home when he was 14 and was close to losing much more. That was when his school dean, Carlos Walton, stepped in. He lent his home to the boy, and gave his love.

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In 'The Darkroom,' A Writer Comes To Grips With Her Dad's Gender Transition

Friday, July 22, 2016

Susan Faludi says that, growing up, her father was a "domineering, hyper-masculine patriarch." In her new book, she tries to understand his past and his decision to become a woman.

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Managing Your News Intake In The Age Of Endless Phone Notifications

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This summer, it has felt like the terrible news just won't stop. A digital journalism expert at Columbia University offers advice for dealing with the barrage of news updates flowing to our screens.

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'Art Of The Deal' Ghostwriter On Why Trump Should Not Be President

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tony Schwartz spent 18 months working on Donald Trump's 1987 best-selling book. "I helped paint a vastly more appealing human being than he actually is," Schwartz says.

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Invisibilia: How A Shirt Collar Helped A Man Survive Auschwitz

Thursday, July 21, 2016

NPR's podcast and show Invisibilia explore how clothes shape who people think we are and who we want to be. Hanna Rosin tells the tale of an Auschwitz prisoner who appropriated a Nazi's shirt.

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Defense Secretary: Turkey's Turmoil Shouldn't Harm Battle Against ISIS

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. was surprised by the attempted coup in Turkey, but he does not expect it to affect the campaign against the Islamic State.

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Can Big Data Help Head Off Police Misconduct?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

An officer who has been under stress after responding to cases of domestic abuse or suicide may be at higher risk of a negative interaction with the public, a data scientist says.

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What Science Says About Taking A Great Vacation

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer vacations often take time, energy and money to plan. Expectations can run unreasonably high. This week, we dive into what social science research says about how to have a better getaway.

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Summer Isn't Always A Vacation For Families Who Can't Afford It

Sunday, July 17, 2016

If you've got kids, the summertime costs families who have to look for creative ways to afford it — and not just financially. Research shows lower-income kids typically fall behind over the summer.

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Treating The Police, Fearing The Police: Dallas Surgeon Brian Williams Reflects

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Brian Williams, a trauma surgeon who treated some of the Dallas police officers who were ambushed during a recent protest, acknowledged sadness over the attack and his own fear of the police.

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Why Does Cynthia Ozick Write? 'I Simply Must,' She Says

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The versatile author says that, like queens, writers are born into their profession. In her new book, Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, she examines current and past literature.

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'Missing, Presumed' Chronicles Ups And Downs Of Dating ... And Detective Work

Saturday, July 16, 2016

At the beginning of Susie Steiner's new thriller, a detective is on a date with a man whose name she can't remember. Not long after, a well-connected university student goes missing.

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NPR's Interview With House Speaker Paul Ryan On Poverty And Politics

Friday, July 15, 2016

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews House Speaker Paul Ryan about his policies on poverty, his thoughts on Donald Trump — and his advice for the next Republican vice presidential candidate.

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From Father To Father, A Few Words Of Wisdom On Raising Kids With Autism

Friday, July 15, 2016

Anthony Merkerson's son was diagnosed with autism. Then, his younger daughter was, too. "It was a heavy load," he says, until he started getting advice from another father farther along the same path.

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Meet The Guy Who Has Been A Hero, A Pirate, A 'Mountain Of Molten Lust'

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Model Jason Aaron Baca has appeared on 475 romance book covers. By his tally, that's more than even Fabio. His is a story of hard work and luck in the swashbuckling, bodice-ripping world of romance.

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Black Lives Matter Founders Describe 'Paradigm Shift' In The Movement

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

"We're part of a movement that's been happening for hundreds of years, and this just happens to be a tipping point," says Patrisse Cullors, one of the founders.

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Diversity Drives The Story In The Latest Incarnation Of Superman

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

If you've been in a comics store lately, you've noticed the increasing diversity on the shelves: a biracial Spiderman, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and today, a Chinese man takes up the mantle of Superman.

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Me, Me, Me: The Rise Of Narcissism In The Age Of The Selfie

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Shankar talks with psychologist Jean Twenge about narcissism, millennials, and the rise of "me" culture.

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'It Changed My Intent': Shirley Manson On Garbage And Growing Up

Sunday, July 10, 2016

It's been more than 20 years since Garbage broke through, but Manson says she didn't think of herself as an artist until much more recently.

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'Ask Polly' Columnist Tells Advice-Seekers 'How To Be A Person In The World'

Sunday, July 10, 2016

It's not easy to be a person, but Heather Havrilesky of the "Ask Polly" column has some advice on how to follow your dreams, figure out career and family — and dump wishy-washy, noncommittal guys.

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