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To Predict Dating Success, The Secret's In The Pronouns

A psychologist says he can predict whether two people will end up on a date by analyzing their language style and use of certain words. His research on language can also help explain power dynamics between people.

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"God's Hotel"

The idea of an almshouse may seem Dickensian today, but one still operated in the United States until recently. We talk about the benefits of 'slow medicine'.

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Closure Of Chicago Mental Health Clinics Looms

By the end of the month, Chicago plans to shut down six of its 12 public mental health clinics. It's a decision that's brought clinic barricades, arrests and a 24-7 vigil by protesters who hope to keep the clinics open. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the consolidation plan will actually mean more care for the mentally ill.
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Nonprofit Hospitals Faulted For Stinginess With Charity Care

Nonprofit hospitals pay no federal, state, or local taxes. In return, they are expected to offer a community benefit, including free and discounted care for low-income patients. But a study by the Congressional Budget Office found that, on average, not-for-profits are providing only slightly more uncompensated care than for-profit hospitals.

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