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Digging Up Ancient Artifacts, Human Remains, Lost Civilizations

Friday, November 07, 2014

For this week’s Please Explain we'll find out about the field of archaeology.

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The History of Medical Quarantines, and What That Could Mean For Americans Today

Friday, October 31, 2014

On this week's Please Explain, we are talking about the history of and medical and legal guidelines for quarantines.

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Why Do Kids Sext and Is It a Crime?

Friday, October 24, 2014

For this week's Please Explain, Atlantic editor Hanna Rosin discusses teen sexting, the pervasive trend of sending naked pictures of themselves and their peers on their cell phones.

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Freeze! Or Can or Pickle!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Learn how to preserve summer fruits, vegetables, and herbs so you can enjoy them all year long.

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What the Sun Does to Your Skin

Friday, July 25, 2014

There really isn’t such a thing as a healthy tan. Here's what's happening to your skin under all that sun — and how to protect yourself.

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How to Use Airbnb Without Getting Evicted

Friday, July 11, 2014

A look at what's legal and illegal when using Airbnb to rent out a room or your whole apartment. And we hear your gripes about — and praise for — the service.

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How To Learn a Foreign Language

Friday, June 27, 2014

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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The Buzz about Mosquitoes: How They Find You and Why They Bite You

Friday, June 13, 2014

Find out how they can spread disease and how your breath helps mosquitoes find their way to your skin (and their next meal).

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Give and Take

Friday, June 13, 2014

New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes shares his tips for giving and getting advice. Then, Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater discuss starring in “Much Ado About Nothing,” this year’s first Shakespeare in the Park production. Jan Maxwell and playwright Tony Giardina talk about “The City of Conversation,” about a political hostess in the waning days of the Carter Administration. And this week’s Please Explain is all about mosquitos!

 

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It's Not Your Imagination: This Allergy Season Really Is Worse

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Poorly controlled allergies have a negative impact on your love life,” says Dr. Clifford Bassett. And climate change is making it worse.

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Toxin Detox: Protecting Against 80,000 Chemicals

Friday, May 16, 2014

Our bodies absorb chemicals found in the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we come in contact with every day. How do we reduce our exposure and improve our health?

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Please Explain: The Eye

Friday, May 02, 2014

On this week's Please Explain we'll find out how the human eye works and how it enables us to see the world around us. Dr. George A. Cioffi, Chairman and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, tells us how to keep our eyes healthy; why our vision changes; and how problems like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration affect our vision.

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I Feel Your Pain: All About Empathy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Psychologist Paul Bloom and Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, explain empathy's role in human psychology, behavior, and relationships—and they look at some of the downsides of empathy.

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Every Night I'm Shufflin'

Friday, April 04, 2014

Insomnia, snoring, restless leg syndrome, sleepwalking. A lot of things can prevent us from getting good sleep. Find out what causes sleep disturbances — and how to treat them.

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Please Explain: Arthritis

Friday, March 28, 2014

More than 40 million Americans have arthritis, and it's the leading cause of disability for people who are 65 and older. Almost everyone over 70 has some form of arthritis, but it can affect much younger people too. Dr. Clark Smith, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, explains what causes arthritis and how to treat it.

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Please Explain: Medical Marijuana

Friday, March 21, 2014

Medical marijuana is legal in 20 states, and is used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis, AIDS, side effects of chemotherapy, as well as pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, insomnia, and anxiety. Dr. Igor Grant, Distinguished Professor and Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine and Director of the UC Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, tells us about his research into the possible utility of cannabis compounds in the amelioration of certain severe manifestations of disease. And Jim Rendon, author of Supercharged: How Outlaws, Hippies, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana, talks about the changing attitudes toward marijuana and how the increasing acceptance of medical marijuana is changing the legal and commercial landscape.

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Melissa Clark Cleans Out the Kitchen; "Teenage"; Lorrie Moore; Please Explain

Friday, March 14, 2014

On today’s show: Melissa Clark shares tips on spring cleaning your kitchen -- and what pantry supplies should be replaced as the weather warms up. Director Matt Wolf talks about his documentary, “Teenage,” and how the idea of being a teenager is more recent than you’d think! Lorrie Moore discusses Bark, her first collection of short stories in 15 years. And this week’s Please Explain is all about glaciers!

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The Future of Big Coal; "Dinner with Friends"; Helen Oyeymi's Boy, Snow, Bird; Please Explain

Friday, March 07, 2014

Fortune magazine’s Richard Martin explains why the American coal industry isn’t going down without a fight. Then, Donald Margulies talks about the Roundabout’s revival of his play, “Dinner with Friends,” with Darren Pettie and Jeremy Shamos who star in the production. Helen Oyeyemi discusses her latest novel, Boy, Snow, Bird. Set in 1953, it tells the story of a woman named Boy who moves to a small town in Massachusetts in search of beauty—and finds something much more complicated. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about why sitting—on our couches, on the subway, at our desks, in our cars—can be so bad for us over the long term.

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Please Explain: Hypnosis

Friday, February 28, 2014

"We are in trances – every single one of us – every single day."

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Please Explain: Breast Cancer

Friday, February 21, 2014

A recent long-term study questioning the benefits of annual mammograms for older women. This week’s Please Explain is about breast cancer. Dr. Larry Norton, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, describes how the disease is detected and the ways it can be treated.

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