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Friday, June 27, 2014

Tannishtha Chatterjee as Suman Saini and Rajesh Tailang as Mahendra Saini in 'Siddarth.' A film by Richie Mehta. A Zeitgeist Films release. Tannishtha Chatterjee as Suman Saini and Rajesh Tailang as Mahendra Saini in "Siddarth." A film by Richie Mehta. A Zeitgeist Films release. (Zeitgeist Films/Zeitgeist Films)

New York Times health reporter Pam Belluck talks about her two-part series that looks at why postpartum depression may be more common —and varied—than previously thought. Then, the director of a new documentary about Aaron Swartz, the Internet prodigy and activist who took his own life at the age of 26. Richie Mehta discusses his film “Siddarth,” which was inspired by a real-life encounter he had with a man he met on the streets of India, with one of the the film’s stars, Tannishtha Chatterjee. And this week’s Please Explain is all about how to learn a foreign language as an adult—and why it gets more difficult the older you get.

Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health

Postpartum depression is more varied than once thought and it affects a lot of mothers.

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The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

A documentary looks at the life and accomplishments of the Internet prodigy and activist for free access to digital information who committed suicide at 26, after a two year fight with the Federal government, which arrested him for hacking.

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“Siddharth,” a Film about a Father Searching for His Son in India

Director Richie Mehta discusses his film “Siddharth,” along with Tannishtha Chatterjee, who stars in it. Inspired by a real life encounter the filmmaker had in 2010 with a man he met on the streets of India, this narrative film details an impoverished father's attempts to find his missing child, searching throughout the urban slums of India. “Siddharth” opens June 27 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.  

 

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How To Learn a Foreign Language

Successful language learning at an older age requires 1) practice, 2) paying attention 3) getting lots of real world input and 4) practice.

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