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A Winter Puzzle To Brrring In The New Year

Given a clue, each response is a two-word answer with the first word starting with B-R and the second word starting with R.
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'I Was So Grateful For My Body': Jennifer Aniston Portrays Chronic Pain

In Cake, Aniston plays a haunted woman who is suffering from debilitating pain. While Aniston is not actively looking for dramatic roles, she says "comedy and drama go hand in hand."
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How A Skeptic Learned To Love Meditation

Fancy feeling happy in 2015? Dan Harris, co-anchor of ABC's Nightline, has written a book called 10% Happier. He shares with NPR's Rachel Martin the reasons that drove him to write a self-help book.
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In 'God Loves Haiti,' Clutching Memories When The Earth Moves

In his debut novel, Haitian expat Dimitry Elias Legér uses the 2010 earthquake in Haiti as a backdrop to a love triangle. Leger tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he titled his new book God Loves Haiti.
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Humans On Display In 'Hall Of Small Mammals'

Author Thomas Pierce has a new book of animal-centered short stories, Hall of Small Mammals. He talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about his book, which toes a line between the bizarre and mundane.
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Trading Pom-Poms For Field Boots: Mireya Mayor's Big Break

The explorer's life plays out like an adventure film. But before she ever went diving with great whites, she was cheering for the Miami Dolphins — until a required science course changed her plans.
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Baseball Card Trading App Comes With A Virtual Stick Of Gum

Topps, the best-known of the sports card companies, isn't giving up on young people. David Roth of the sports website The Classical, tells NPR's Eric Westervelt about the baseball card app, Bunt.
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The Music That Makes Choreographers Move

Peggy Hickey, Jamaica Craft and Mark Morris are all in the business of taking music and making it visible as dance. They share some of their favorite songs of 2014.
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The Zig-Zagging History Of The Number Zero

There was a time when a zig-zagging line didn't mean two, and a circle didn't mean zero. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Amir Aczel about the origins of our numbers and his book, Finding Zero.
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Remembering The Voice Of Babe The Pig

Voiceover artist Christine Cavanaugh died last month. She was the voice behind characters from Babe the pig to Chuckie Finster of Rugrats.

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