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Remembering Marcella Hazan, Who Brought A Taste Of Italy To America

Hazan, who died Sunday at age 89, helped revolutionize how Americans cook and appreciate Italian food. Ironically, Hazan — a biologist by training — had little interest in cooking until she met her husband, who became an indispensable partner in crafting her cookbooks.
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How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times

In The Story of the Human Body, evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman explains how our bodies haven't adapted to modern conditions. The result is "mismatched diseases" — ailments that occur because our bodies weren't designed for the environments in which we now live.
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Don't Feel Too Bad For Sad-Sack Bob Schneider

Schneider's Burden of Proof is a frequently beautiful, often morose, downcast album. You get the sense that, when he sings about not connecting with someone he loves, he's also singing about not connecting with a bigger audience.
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'Valentine Road': A Path To Teen Tragedy

Five years ago, 14-year-old Larry King was killed by a classmate for exploring his sexual identity. In her new documentary, Marta Cunningham delves into King's life and death. She joins guest host Celeste Headlee to discuss the film and how her research transformed the way she viewed the crime.
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Sandwich Monday: McDonald's Mighty Wings

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try McDonald's new "Mighty Wings," which are basically McNuggets with a bone in them. And we choose not to think about the strange machine that put the bone there.
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Music That Moves Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson is an actress, singer and editor-at-large for the Huff/Post50 website. She shares some of the songs that move her — spiritually and physically — for Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series.
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A History Of Love Gone Wrong, All In One Croatian Museum

From furry handcuffs to a toy bunny that a couple once shared, the Museum of Broken Relationships is filled with artifacts of romances that didn't quite work out.
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Kombucha: Magical Health Elixir Or Just Funky Tea?

It smells like vinegar and tastes like spoiled cider. But fans of the fermented tea say that kombucha helps fight off diseases and aging. Sounds fantastical? Well, it probably is. At this point, scientists still know little about kombucha's health effects.
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An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

In the early 1860s, Napoleon III commissioned photographer Charles Marville to document the city's transformation from medieval architectural hodgepodge to modern metropolis. The results of that project, known as the Old Paris album, are now on display at the National Gallery of Art.
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How Two Brothers Waged A 'Secret World War' In The 1950s

Sharing power in the Eisenhower administration, John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles were the forefathers of using covert operations to upset foreign governments. Journalist Stephen Kinzer, who wrote a book on the siblings, says Americans are still paying the price for them.

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