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Rereading The Classics: Lessons Learned The Second Time Around

Writer Kevin Smokler spent a year rereading the books assigned in his high school English classes. Smokler, who is now nearly 40, talks with NPR's Neal Conan about what he learned after returning to the classics.
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The 'Underlying Logic' Behind The Madness Of The Office

Those of us who work in an office know that there is at least some part of the organization that is utterly frustrating. In The Org, authors Tim Sullivan and Ray Fisman argue that the back-to-back meetings and unending bureaucracy serve an important purpose.
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How A 'Madwoman' Upended A Literary Boys Club

The National Book Critics Circle has announced that two feminist literary scholars, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, will receive a lifetime achievement award. Critic Maureen Corrigan says their groundbreaking 1979 book, The Madwoman in the Attic, changed the way we read.
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4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo

Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on the taste buds, which can be a real challenge for anyone who loves food. But there are a few things you can do to maximize your food enjoyment while in cancer treatment.

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a successful prize fighter who was exonerated for murder after spending nearly two decades in prison. His memoir tells the story of emerging not only from physical incarceration, but also an emotional prison.

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Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II" (Rebroadcast)

In his new book, “A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II”, author Adam Makos describes the fateful wartime encounter, and how the two men found each other nearly 50 years later.

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Whole Foods CEO Expects Health Care Costs To Rise

Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, who in 2009 denounced President Obama's proposed health care law. Mackey's new book is Conscious Capitalism.
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Book Review: 'The Dude And The Zen Master'

Astrophysicist and zen practitioner Adam Frank reviews the new book The Dude and the Zen Master by actor Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman.

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