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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:16am

Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?

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Reviewing The Four Gay Marriage Cases The High Court Tacitly Endorsed

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:39pm

All four cases relied on the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause to invalidate state bans on gay marriage. For now, the Supreme Court gave a tacit nod to the legal reasoning.

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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:54pm

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.

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5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:27pm

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?

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Female Heads Of Household (And Hair) Reveal Afghanistan's Drug Use

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:58pm

A new study of drug use in Afghanistan, relying on information from female heads of households and confirmed by lab tests, shows that 1 in 20 Afghans are using prescription or illicit drugs.

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Even Techies Limit Their Child's Screen Time

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:44pm

Steve Jobs was said to be a low-tech parent and so are others in the tech industry. That means they're often putting strict limits on the very gadgets and software that they're developing.

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NPR Asks Millennials To Report On Their Generation, From Outside The Box

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:44pm

NPR's New Boom Series Offers Extensive Reports On Millennials, By Millennials

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Stunning SCOTUS Move Widens Same-Sex Marriage To 30 States

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:40pm

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday stepped out of the gay-marriage debate — at least for now. But the court's decision not to decide will have an immediate and dramatic effect.

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USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps Over DUI Arrest

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:40pm

The 18-time gold medalist said that he was going to attend a program to "better understand myself." USA Swimming said Phelps will be excluded from 2015 FINA World Championships.

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A Ferguson Protest Brings New Meaning To Brahms' Requiem In St. Louis

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:40pm

To protest the shooting death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Mike Brown, audience members at a St. Louis Symphony concert unfurled banners and stood to sing an old union song.

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Some Americans Boosted Charitable Giving In Recession; The Rich Did Not

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:39pm

As times got tough, America's less-wealthy citizens grew more generous, according to a new study. But people making at least $200,000 a year cut the portion of their incomes they gave to charity.

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Retrial In Texas Murder Case Opens With A New Understanding Of Arson

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:26pm

Much of the evidence used against Ed Graf, in prison since 1986 for setting a fire that killed his stepsons, is now considered junk science. His is one of many old arson cases Texas is re-examining.

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Former Treasury Secretaries Head To Court For AIG Lawsuit

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:55pm

Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will all testify in a case that stems from the government's bailout of insurance giant, AIG.

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