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American Dialect Society To Vote On Word Of The Year

Later this week the American Dialect Society will announce its word of the Year. Renee Montagne discusses word contenders with linguist Ben Zimmer, who is the language columnist for The Wall Street Journal.
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2013 Offered Up More TV Cast Diversity, Foreign Shows

The year 2013 offered a wealth of quality television programming — which can't be said of every year. Looking back at the year in television, a few trends stand out: more diversity in prime time offerings, critics and audiences found a lot to love in foreign offerings, and streaming services continued to encroach on cable.
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5 New Year's Resolutions From Women To Watch

How do you set a resolution when you've already accomplished so much? These women have innovated and inspired, but they still have hopes for improvement in 2014.
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Muslim Pop Star Yuna Climbs The U.S. Charts

The indie-pop singer, already a star in her native Malaysia, also owns a fashion boutique and wears chic headscarves while performing. She says she's not compromising her style or her religion.
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Redefining Philanthropy: How African-Americans Give Back

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation released a study in 2012 showing that African-Americans give a larger share of their income to charities than any other group. Tracey Webb, founder of The Black Benefactors and BlackGivesBack.com, talks to host Michel Martin about African-American philanthropy.
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University Of Virginia Awarded Three Arts Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded UVA three grants for a journal, a museum of art, and a multimedia project.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, December 30

You can let loose and dance at a concert or watch actors tear up the stage in an adaptation of a 30-year-old film.

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Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

For years, there have been hints that adding cinnamon to your diet can help control blood sugar. And a recent spate of studies adds to the evidence that the effect is real. But if you want to incorporate more of this aromatic spice in your diet, the variety may matter.
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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

Many people watched other people playing video games on the video-sharing site in 2013. But it wasn't all about games; educational videos, particularly those that explain science concepts or use fun animation, were also big hits.
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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

This year's 11 top-grossing films starring black actors and by black directors almost doubles the number of last year's slate of comparable films. Industry watchers say Hollywood needs a stronger infrastructure of support for black filmmakers to sustain this level of racial diversity on and off the screen.

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