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When Kids Think Parents Play Favorites, It Can Spell Trouble

Monday, February 23, 2015

When children think they're being slighted, it can lead to risky behavior as teenagers, a study finds. Having warm, respectful relationships helps counteract the claim, "You always liked her best!"

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Morning Edition

Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Monday, February 23, 2015

Swedish kids growing up in families that wash their dishes by hand are less likely to develop certain allergies than those in families with dishwashers, a study suggests. But there may be more to it.

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All Things Considered

The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.

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All Things Considered

House Churches Swap Steeples For Sofas, And Say They've Never Been Closer

Sunday, February 22, 2015

With new church construction at an ebb, many Christians are treating this modern problem with an ancient solution: moving congregations out of brick-and-mortar churches and into their own homes.

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All Things Considered

California's Drought Exposes Long-Hidden Detritus

Sunday, February 22, 2015

More than 67 percent of California is experiencing "extreme drought" or worse. At Southern California's Lake Perris, dry conditions have revealed tractor tires and sunken boats, unseen for decades.

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Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.

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Pot Policy Splits Native Americans Over Whether Business Is Worth It

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Some tribes are trying to set up growing operations after the Justice Department announced it would back off enforcement. Others worry about the potential for substance abuse.

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All Things Considered

Washington Shooting Victim Was Unarmed, Except For Rocks

Saturday, February 21, 2015

On Feb. 10, police in the city of Pasco, Wash., shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who had been throwing rocks at motorists. The shooting and prompted protests locally and internationally.

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All Things Considered

Professional Dumpster Diver On Finding Hidden Treasure Within The Trash

Saturday, February 21, 2015

You've heard the cliche, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Matt Malone has uncovered goodies in the trash that anyone would consider valuable. He's a professional dumpster diver.

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All Things Considered

After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.

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NASCAR Hall-Of-Famer Helped Open The Track For Black Drivers

Saturday, February 21, 2015

In 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a race in NASCAR's top division. No other black driver has won a top NASCAR race since, but the sport is starting to diversify.

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The Heavy Moral Weight Of Carnegie Mellon's 800 Botched Acceptances

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University recently emailed about 800 graduate school applicants to say they'd been accepted. But it was a mistake. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on acceptance letters in the digital age.

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Agreement Reached In West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Saturday, February 21, 2015

West Coast ports and the dockworkers union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.

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Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally Conflicted

Saturday, February 21, 2015

As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.

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Hammered And Heedless: Do Dangerous Drinking Videos Harm Teens?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Being falling-down drunk is often played for laughs on YouTube videos, but those videos don't show the downside of getting trashed. That can't be good for teenagers and young adults, researchers say.

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All Things Considered

Tow Truck Drivers, Plumbers Put To Work By South's Cold Front

Friday, February 20, 2015

It's cold! In the southern U.S., people face challenges from frozen pipes to chilly race horses.

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Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Friday, February 20, 2015

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken and egg" problem.

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Dissolving Contact Lenses Could Make Eye Drops Disappear

Friday, February 20, 2015

Eye drops are unpleasant, and they don't do a great job of delivering medication to the eye. A superthin wafer that slowly dispenses medication and then dissolves is a promising replacement.

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Bitter Cold Spell Is One For The Record Books

Friday, February 20, 2015

From the Dakotas to Florida and down the East Coast, the 'Siberian Express' has much of the U.S. locked in a frigid bear hug.

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Labor Secretary Perez Says To Dock Workers And Port Operators: Squash It Today

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Labor secretary has intervened in the negotiations and the ongoing labor dispute is hitting U.S. businesses.

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