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    Fairy Tales

    Fairy tales are told in every culture, and are likely as old as human language itself. Hollywood has long been under their spell, and this year alone eight movies that retell a fairy-tale are coming out, including two featuring Snow White. Television is also reinterpreting familiar tales, with "Grimm," "Once Upon a Time," and "Neverland" on screens now. We look at why these stories endure, and take a look at how they're being re-imagined.

    Fairy Tale Film Trailers

    Mirror Mirror

    Snow White and the Hunstman

    Once Upon A Time

    Grimm

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    Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

    Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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    Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

    The Sichuan peppercorn that makes our mouths tingle activates the same neurons as when our foot falls asleep. Scientists are hoping the connection unlocks clues for how to turn those neurons off.
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    John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

    The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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    When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

    Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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