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Do You Want To Be Happy? Don't Set Your Expectations Too High

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:47pm

Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.

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Is Your Watch Or Thermostat A Spy? Cybersecurity Firms Are On It

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:44pm

The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.

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Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:44pm

Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.

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Donald Trump Sues To Remove His Name From Atlantic City Casinos

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:34pm

The real estate mogul was a pioneer of the New Jersey shore town's gambling industry. Its decline is hurting his name by association, Trump claims in a court filing.

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Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:22pm

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.

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As Ebola Spreads in Nigeria, Debate About Experimental Drugs Grows

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:21pm

The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has climbed above 900. In response, the World Health Organization will look into whether it's ethical to use experimental medicines in the outbreak.

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Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:02pm

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Sounds Of Summer

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:02pm

Host Fiona Ritchie handpicks new sounds of the summer, combining artist debuts with the latest from musicians whose work has helped shape the sound of the program.

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Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Two years ago, the Obama administration began granting relief from deportations with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Yet half of the unauthorized immigrants who are eligible still haven't applied.

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Ukraine Faces Buildup Outside The Border And Fatigue Within

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Anton Troianovski of The Wall Street Journal just left Ukraine and is now in Moscow. He speaks to Audie Cornish about continued clashes in Ukraine and reports that Russia is amassing troops along the border.

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The Obstacles And Opportunities Of Nigeria's Exploding Economy

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. She speaks with Audie Cornish about how Nigeria has been coping with the militant group Boko Haram and the responsibilities attendant with becoming Africa's largest economy.

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George W. Bush Steals Show In Africa Summit's Finale

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

President Obama, leaders from Africa and even former President Bush all took part in a busy final day for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's conclusion.

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Letters: Your Take On Men In America

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read listener responses to the All Things Considered series about what it means to be a man in America today.

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From Surgeon General To Smoking Foe: Remembering Dr. Steinfeld

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Dr. Jesse Steinfeld stepped into the role of U.S. surgeon general in 1969. By 1973, he'd been forced out of office. But before he was, he became leading crusader in the anti-smoking movement. Dr. Steinfeld has died at 87; to remember his life and achievements, Audie Cornish turns to Stanton Glantz, professor of tobacco control at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Business Booms For Gaza Ice Man, Just As Power Fades

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

In Gaza City, one business in particular is thriving: Ice Man. People line up to buy bags of crushed ice to cool drinks and keep medications at the right temperature — as long as the owner can get gasoline for his generator.

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Hearts, Minds, Tweets: Battling Terrorism Online

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:11am

A new U.S. initiative is hoping a social media campaign will turn people away from terrorism.

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