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Coping With Curveballs: Life's "Official Rules"

They're the self-evident rules for living that help us cope with life's everyday curve balls. Sayings like, "If anything can go wrong, it will" or "A watched pot never boils." Across cultures and countries, these universal truths help explain the unexplainable. Author Paul Dickson has spent decades gathering these "official rules" for living, and he's come up with more than 5,000 to explain life, love and politics. He joins Kojo to discuss the principles that keep us sane amid bad days and bad luck.

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