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Fatherhood, Not Testosterone, Makes The Man

A new study says that when men become fathers, our testosterone levels drop. Like a brick. I doubt that many fathers are surprised.
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Three Books For The Truly Fearless Frequent Flier

Terrified of flying? Join the club. Author Chris Bohjalian is, too, but he encourages you to confront those fears and indulge in these three books that share the tale of moments high in the sky and the tension when something goes terribly wrong.
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Week In Politics: Special Election; Jobs

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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A Twisty, Brutal 'Drive' For A Level-Headed Hero

Drive is what Driver does, and driven is how audiences will feel after a screening of Nicholas Winding Refn's brutally moving thriller, which stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston and Albert Brooks. (Recommended)
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Memories Of Grandma Silvia, And Slavery's Legacy

When she was 16, Ellaraino visited her great-grandmother, Silvia, for the first time. And Silvia had plenty of stories to tell. They were about being a teenager — and seeing the Civil War, and slavery, come to an end.
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Jane Lynch: A Life Of 'Happy Accidents'

Jane Lynch tells David Greene that her career got a giant boost from a Frosted Flakes commercial, and her personal life benefited enormously from a letter she wrote and thought she might never choose to send.
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Feeling Like A Tourist: Being Black In New England

Teacher and writer Debra Nunnally Beaupre is a black woman who lives in a village in New Hampshire. But exploring the area, she often seeks out drive-thrus, hoping to avoid a repeat of experiencing racism in unknown places.
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The Headline From NY Fashion Week: Print(s) Is Not Dead

Prints, people. Seriously whimsical prints. From a new generation of designers who have "the capacity and the drive" to be the next gang of Tommys and Calvins and Ralphs. We have photos, people.

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Is Walmart A Magnet For American Mayhem?

One customer was nabbed by police for sampling raw meat in a Pennsylvania store. A family of five was living in a car at a Walmart in Florida. And at a store in Missouri, a girl had a run-in with a monkey. At any given moment, there are 850,000 Americans inside a Walmart store. Something weird is bound to happen.

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