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Electric Currents And An 'Emotional Awakening' For One Man With Autism

Switched On author John Elder Robison says the emotional empathy he gained after receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation was intense. "It's like I lost a protective shield," he says.
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A Baby Boomer With Parkinson's Reports Back From Front Lines Of Aging

Journalist Michael Kinsley was diagnosed when he was in his 40s. Now in his 60s, he says he feels like he's "a scout for his generation." His new book is Old Age: A Beginner's Guide.
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Curtis Sittenfeld: "Eligible"

A modern retelling of "Pride And Prejudice" by Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of "Prep" and "American Wife."

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'You Belong To The Universe' Explores Visionary Spirit Of Buckminster Fuller

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Jonathon Keats on his book, You Belong to the Universe, which looks at famed inventor Buckminster Fuller.
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'Scary Old Sex': Stories Of Love From The Aged

Seventy-four-year-old author Arlene Heyman discusses her debut short-story collection, which focuses on the sex lives and intimate relationships of characters in their 60s and 70s.
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The Complicated And Contradictory Messages Young Girls Are Getting About Sex

In a new book author Peggy Orenstein says even if this age of helicopter parenting, today's mothers and fathers have little idea what their daughters are doing sexually and how they feel about it.

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David Duchovny On Baseball And How 'X-Files' Made Him A Better Writer

The co-star of the X-Files discusses his novel, Bucky F*cking Dent, about a son reuniting with his absentee father. Duchovny earned a master's degree in literature before starting his TV career.
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Chris Anderson: "TED Talks"

Chris Anderson – the head of TED Talks – on fifteen years of speeches by some of the world's most innovative thinkers. Plus his take on the do's and don'ts of public speaking.

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The Lonely Side Of James Brown

When James McBride, a National Book Award winner for his fiction, decided to write an entire book about James Brown, he wanted to push beyond the hype and racism he says haunts Brown's legacy.
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'It Takes A Lot Of Bravery To Be Kind,' Says Kids' Author Kate DiCamillo

DiCamillo says Raymie Nightingale, the 10-year-old protagonist at the heart of her latest novel, is a lot like she was as a child: "Very introverted, watching, worrying, wondering, but also hopeful."

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