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Keystone XL Protest; How to Win; Idioms

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Protester displays a placard during the UN Climate Change conference in Durban. (Alexander Joe/Getty)

Last weekend, thousands of protesters marched on Washington in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org, talks about the protest. Plus: A new book explains the science behind winning and losing -- and how to do more of the former; and a series on the origins of idiomatic phrases.

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Climate Change March

Bill McKibben, environmentalist, resident scholar at Middlebury College and founder of 350.org, discusses the weekend protest against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington.

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Winning and Losing

What's at the core of winning and losing– and how you could tip your odds of success. Co-authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman discuss their new book Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.

 

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It's Idiomatic

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including the new edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases.  

Is there an idiom phrase that doesn't make sense to you?  Share your idiom mystery.  

 

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