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Dictionary Of Idioms Gets Everybody On The Same Page

From "dead cat bounce," which originated in the 1980s, to "cold fish," which was coined by Shakespeare, The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms explores the origins of more than 10,000 nonliteral sayings.
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Matthew Goodman: "Eighty Days"

The true story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's historic race around the world in the late 19th century.

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Jamaica Kincaid

Kojo talks with author Jamaica Kincaid about what's really at the heart of "See Now Then," her childhood and her career thus far.

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The Science Of Being 'Top Dog'

Some believe that competition is an art. Others believe it is a skill. A new book suggests it might be neither - and that there is a science behind winning. Host Michel Martin speaks with authors, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, about Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.
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For Piazza, Baseball Success Was A 'Long Shot'

Weekend Edition guest host Don Gonyea talks to former Major League catcher Mike Piazza about his new memoir, Long Shot, and his time in the major leagues as one of the best-hitting catchers of all time.
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The Benefits Of Letting Bygones Be Bygones

Forgiving someone who's done you wrong can be challenging, but learning how to do it can benefit your mind and body. Frederic Luskin of the Stanford Forgiveness Project writes about this in his book, Forgive For Good. He joins host Michel Martin to talk about why learning to forgive is worth it.
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Sheryl Sandberg: "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead"

Only twenty-one of the Fortune 500 chief executives are women. Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg on how women hold themselves back in the workplace and what to do about it.

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