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Journalist Diane Francis has a modest proposal: the U.S. and Canada should merge. She talks about what both countries could bring to the partnership. Plus: neuroscientist Sam Harris on lying; economist Emily Oster debunks pregnancy myths about what’s dangerous for a woman who is expecting; and a deep look at “mismatch diseases”; how to be a friend to a friend who is sick; and an urban monk talks about spirituality in the city.