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Injuries Increase As Pitchers Throw Harder, Faster And Younger

In The Arm, baseball columnist Jeff Passan explains how competitive pressure on young players is making them more vulnerable.
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What's Over The Horizon? Cartographer Traces 'Beyond The Sea'

From the beaches of New England, you could be looking toward Africa, Australia, Europe or South America. Andy Woodruff has illustrated the surprising paths we'd trace if we could follow our gaze.
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Renowned Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At 65

Hadid was first famous for spectacular designs that were never built — but later proved her ideas worked in the real world, not just on paper. She was the first woman to win the Pritzker prize.
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'You Cannot Shame Me': 2 New Books Tear Down 'Fat Girl' Stereotypes

Authors Sarai Walker and Mona Awad were tired of the way fat characters were — and weren't — portrayed in fiction. Dietland and 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl attack a culture of stigmatization.
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Ray Romano Gets Deep, Dark And Angsty For Martin Scorsese's 'Vinyl'

Ever since Everybody Loves Raymond, the actor says he has been trying to take on more dramatic roles. In the HBO drama Vinyl, he plays a record company executive who contemplates suicide.
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TV Land Series Doesn't Capture George Lopez's Swagger, Our Critic Says

Comedian George Lopez has a new sitcom called, Lopez, premiering Wednesday night on TV Land. Our TV critic says it's another good — but not great effort — from the TV performer.
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For 19th Century French Artists, 'Noir' Was The New Black

After the Industrial Revolution, artists started getting creative with some newly available black materials. An exhibit at LA's Getty museum celebrates their exploration of the shadows.
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Adopt A Beehive — Save A Beekeeper?

Many of the foods we eat depend on pollination from honeybees. But bees are in trouble, and so are beekeepers — replacing lost hives is expensive. Some have come up with a new source of funding.
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'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys, but ... their sexual pleasure is unspoken."
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When You Become The Person You Hate On The Internet

Author Sarah Hepola has complained for years about the random hatred of the Internet. Then, with one careless post, she became part of the problem.

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