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Thursday, February 20, 2014

A young boy plays in front of sculpture entitled 'The American Love' by Robert Indiana in the gardens of Chatsworth House near Bakewell, Derbyshire on September 14, 2008. (AFP/Getty Images)

Daniel Jones, the editor of the Modern Love column in the New York Times, talks about 10 aspects of love that he’s seen over and over in the 50,000 stories that have crossed his desk in the last 10 years. Plus, we'll take a look at the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, which is one of the most active hydraulic fracturing sites in North America and how natural gas drilling has affected air quality there.

Love: Life's Most Mystifying Subject

Daniel Jones, the editor of the New York Times' popular "Modern Love" column, talks about love. His new book Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers) explores ten aspects of love—pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, trust, practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom—and creates an enlightening journey through this universal human experience. 

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Air Quality and Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas

The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas covers 26 counties and 20,000 square miles, and it's one of the most active hydraulic fracturing sites in North America. Jim Morris from the Center for Public Integrity examines what impact natural gas drilling has had on the communities in Southern Texas and how production has adversevely affected air quality. 

 

 

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