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Dr. Karp On Parenting And The Science Of Sleep

Pediatrician Harvey Karp has treated thousands of kids over the course of his 30-year-career, and his popular series of parenting books are international best sellers. His latest is the Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep. And if you're a parent, you know he's really talking about your sleep.
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The Fight For The Right To Hear, 'Yes, Chef'

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson was born in rural Ethiopia, adopted and then raised in Sweden. As a black chef, he was conscious of breaking through the racial barrier. The heat in the kitchen never let up. "Through that process of being yelled at in German, French and English and Swedish, I learned a lot," he says.
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Finding The Common Thread

Given three words starting with the letter "F," the answer is a word that can follow each of the words to complete a familiar two-word phrase. For example, if given "flag, father's and field," the answer would be "day."
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Norman Lear: 'Just Another Version Of You'

Legendary TV producer Norman Lear learned he was different at an early age. Since then, he's made iconic TV shows, such as All in the Family and The Jeffersons, that help us laugh and see how we're all similar.
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Ugly Mugly Wins Ugliest Dog Contest

A Chinese crested from the UK has taken this year's ugly dog title. "I think that he is the most beautiful dog from the inside out and want the world to know that too," his owner says.
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Two Found Dead In Hotel Just Before Daytime Emmys

It's the same hotel where Whitney Houston was found dead in her bathtub just hours before the pre-Grammy party she was to attend in the downstairs ballroom.
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Postal Museum Set To Open New Gallery

The National Postal Museum will be opening a new gallery showcasing more than 20,000 objects.

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Smithsonian's Film Festival Features Clint Eastwood Westerns

A three-day film festival at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is featuring Clint Eastwood westerns.

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Rich Reads: Historical Fiction Fit For A Queen

These five books will give you literary jet lag — a yearning to linger in the world of the author's imagination, and a reluctance to return to your own. The research is so deep it becomes invisible, and these writers are trusted guides, gently nudging and leading you through each tale.
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Lessons For Europe From 'The Second World War'

Historian Antony Beevor's new book uncovers telling details about the 20th century's greatest conflict, beginning with the unlikely story of a Korean conscript who was captured by almost every army involved in the war, before eventually ending up in Illinois.

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