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A Tragic Disappearance (Mostly) Solved In 'Savage Harvest'

In a new book, journalist Carl Hoffman lays out the case that when Michael Rockefeller disappeared on an art-collecting trip to New Guinea in 1961, he was likely killed by the local Asmat people.
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Joe Dobrow: "Natural Prophets"

Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today's natural food industry.

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Has Money Taken Over American Politics?

Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig says corruption is at the heart of American politics and issues a bipartisan call for change.
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Is The Law Making Us Less Free?

Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.
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In 2009, 3 Americans Went For A Hike, And Ended Up In A Tehran Prison

In their memoir Sliver of Light, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal explain how they were captured on a road that bordered Iran, accused of spying and imprisoned for two years.
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Wake Up And Smell The Caffeine. It's A Powerful Drug

Around the world, many of us start our day with a drug derived from a natural insecticide: caffeine. Murray Carpenter tells the tale in Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us.
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For Working Moms, Key To Balance May Lie In Elusive Leisure Time

If waiting for help when your car breaks down doesn't strike you as a leisurely activity, it may be time to reconsider. A new book looks at time management challenges of being a working parent.
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Former Supernanny Joe Frost Takes On Toddler Years

Many people know Jo Frost as the strict childcare expert on the ABC show "Supernanny." Now she's back with a new book titled Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your Five-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior.
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Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed'

Brigid Schulte and her husband planned to have an equal partnership. But years down the road, "I realized that we had both fallen into very traditional roles without even realizing it," she says.
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'Blood Will Out' Reveals Secrets Of A Murderous Master Manipulator

Author Walter Kirn thought he was befriending an eccentric Rockefeller, but his pal turned out to be an impostor wanted for murder. Kirn's new book explores the depths of that deception.

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