Lauren Hodges

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Stanford's 'Marriage Pact' Is Actually A Great Way To Understand Economic Markets

Friday, April 09, 2021

At Stanford University, an assignment for a class on markets led to an experiment using economic thinking to match undergrads together romantically. It's a great way to understand many other markets.

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Recent Attacks On The Capitol Have Reignited Debate Over Its Security

Thursday, April 08, 2021

After two recent attacks on the U.S. Capitol — Jan. 6 and the breach last week when a man rammed a barrier, killing an officer — a debate over fencing and stepped up security is front and center.

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What We've Lost: People

Friday, January 01, 2021

The people who have died of COVID-19 have left empty spaces not only in their families. NPR discusses how one death from COVID-19 can become a loss to an entire community.

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Missed Milestones To Faded Friendships: The Unacknowledged Grief Of 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

For people who are generally OK — healthy, employed — there's pressure to stay grateful. But those feeling so-called smaller losses also need to grieve and "stop pretending" they're not hurting.

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What We've Lost: Milestones

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

NPR honors milestones — the pins people use to map out their lives and mark their accomplishments — that were lost this year due to the pandemic.

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A Quiet And 'Unsettling' Pandemic Toll: Students Who've Fallen Off The Grid

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

"People don't realize how much we need to see these kids," says one teacher, noting they're often the first to see signs of child abuse or food insecurity. The problem spans rural and urban areas.

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What We've Lost: Intangibles

Monday, December 28, 2020

NPR looks at various little things people have lost in the pandemic, which has led to an overwhelming sense of mental and emotional instability.

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'My Bank Account Has $4': Pandemic Has Left Millions Of Livelihoods In Limbo

Monday, December 21, 2020

Lilli Rayne's dog-walking business was taking off and she was finally preparing to buy a house. Then the pandemic struck. She's among the millions of Americans struggling to stay afloat right now.

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Kylie Minogue On Making Dance Music In A Year Without Discos

Friday, November 06, 2020

"Disco lights shine out of the darkness," says the pop veteran, who channels lockdown despair into glittery escapism on her 15th album, simply titled Disco.

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Tips For Starting Or Continuing Mental Health Care From Home

Monday, April 06, 2020

As states issue stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus, people are struggling with anxiety, stress and depression. NPR's Life Kit explains how to start or continue mental health care from home.

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Encore: Reflections From Conversations With Women In Comedy

Monday, February 17, 2020

NPR's Audie Cornish looks back on her series of conversations with women navigating the male-dominated world of comedy.

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Trixie Mattel Balances Genre, History And Humor On 'Barbara'

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The drag performer and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars champion talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her folk and country music icons and performs a song from her new album.

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Reflections From Conversations With Women In Comedy

Thursday, January 30, 2020

For the past six months, NPR's Audie Cornish has held a series of conversations with women navigating the male-dominated world of comedy. Here are some highlights.

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Going To Therapy Can Be Hard, Especially For Immigrants — Here's How To Start

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Immigrants face unique stressors that may contribute to mental health problems — and are less likely to seek help for them. Here are some of the best ways for immigrant communities to start therapy.

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Kristin Chenoweth Is Doing It 'For The Girls'

Friday, September 27, 2019

On her latest album, For The Girls, Kristin Chenoweth covers classic songs originally recorded by women who inspire her and duets with Dolly Parton, Ariana Grande and more.

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Female CEOs Blast 'Forbes' List Of Innovative Leaders That Includes Only One Woman

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The sole woman, Barbara Rentler of Ross Stores, clocked in at No. 75. Dozens of female CEOs have signed a letter demanding Forbes do better. Anne Wojcicki of DNA testing company 23andMe is among them.

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Oil Seen Leaking From Hurricane-Hit Facility On Grand Bahama Island

Friday, September 06, 2019

Eyewitness images and satellite pictures show oil that seeped from tanks at a major storage terminal on the island's eastern side. The terminal's owner says it was damaged by Hurricane Dorian.

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Common Takes Time To Heal On 'Let Love'

Monday, September 02, 2019

Common, the Chicago-hailing rapper, actor and activist, talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about his latest album, Let Love, and appreciating stillness in order to make it.

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Hannah Gadsby: If Political Correctness Can Kill Comedy, It's Already Dead

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Australian comedian publicly called it quits in her breakout special, Nanette, last year. That only got more people to pay attention. She now returns with a new tour, Douglas.

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How The Trump Administration's Transgender Troop Ban Is Affecting One Military Family

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Trump administration gave transgender service members a deadline to secure a medical diagnosis before the new ban took hold. But military families are struggling with the accelerated timeline.

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