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The History and Versatility of Jeans

Whether you've had them for years or just bought a new pair, odds are good you own at least one pair of jeans. How and why we wear them says a lot about who we are and how we want to be perceived. They can cost $30 or $300, and the variation in styles is nearly endless. So how did heavy duty work pants become a wardrobe staple? We explore the history, culture and versatility of your favorite pair of jeans.

Video: How Jeans Are Made

The Discovery Channel's piece on the making of our favorite pants:

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Not My Job: Journalist Lesley Stahl Gets Quizzed On 'Star Trek'

This year is the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek. To mark the occasion, we've invited Stahl to answer three questions about the show.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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David Cameron's Former Advisor Wants To Revamp The U.S. Conservative Movement

British political operative Steve Hilton tells NPR's Scott Simon what he thinks the conservative movement needs both in the U.K. and the U.S.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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