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Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss

The idea of intermittent mini-fasting seems to be gaining traction. The appeal: Dieters have to restrict calories for only two days a week. Research suggests this approach is more effective than trying to cut back on calories 24/7.
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Miami Beach Preservationists Battle Glitterati Over Homes

There's a movement to replace Miami Beach's historic homes with large, glitzy houses, and the cause celebre is a landmark house owned by a plastic surgeon and his wife, a cast member on The Real Housewives of Miami.
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High-Deductible Health Plans, Gamble For Some, On The Rise

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act looming, many employers are switching from traditional health care plans to what are known as high-deductible plans. These plans have lower premiums, but put patients on the hook for thousands in out-of-pocket expenses.
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Conservationists Call For Quiet: The Ocean Is Too Loud!

Man-made noises are making it difficult for creatures to hear each other in the ocean. Michael Jasny, in charge of marine mammal protection the Natural Resource Defense Council, says we have to quiet down. His and other conservation groups are making their case, seeking ways to turn down the volume.
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The Rise Of Bloodsucking Insects You Can't Just Swat Away

Bugs and summertime go hand-in-hand, but we are increasingly coming into contact with once-rare, disease-carrying insects. Buzzing in our ears, these pests have lots to say about globalization and the creep of invasive species.
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Across The Country, Overpromised On Pensions

Actuary Jeremy Gold says that states and counties are miscalculating their pension funds. Guest host Susan Stamberg talks with Gold about why the math may be wrong.
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At Henry Ford's 150th Birthday Party

Amid the gloom about Detroit's bankruptcy, people associated with Ford have lots to celebrate: an amazing history and a current surge in profits and jobs. So there will be dancing and celebrating at the party for the automaker and inventor.
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Obama Touts Economic Prescriptions

The president is calling for more job creation, better access to education and a stronger middle class. Guest host Susan Stamberg talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Obama's economic tour around the country.
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Women's Agenda Features Work-Family Balance Issues

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is introducing an Economic Agenda for Women and Families. Guest host Susan Stamberg speaks with the congresswoman about her goals.
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High-Tech Boats Make Waves At America's Cup

Some American yachts in the prestigious sailing race are so advanced, few can compete. Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Susan Stamberg talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about boat races, and about a little bit of football math.

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