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Most Fitness Apps Don't Use Proven Motivational Techniques

I downloaded the app. So why don't I feel motivated to get out there and run? Researchers say the problem's not entirely me. Many fitness apps don't use behavioral change methods that could help.
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No More Bromine: Coke, Pepsi Drop Controversial Ingredient

Chemistry is complicated; that includes ingredients in artificially flavored fizzy drinks. Soda makers bowed to pressure to drop brominated vegetable oil, but its safety hasn't been very well studied.
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Big Ambitions And Flawed Technology Tripped Up State Exchanges

Massachusetts is the latest state that was gung-ho on health care overhaul to concede it had failed to make it easy for people to enroll. Oregon and Maryland also scrapped their online exchanges.
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Foster Kids Can Be Torn Between Worlds On Mother's Day

The day is tough for foster children who feel loyal to the biological moms who aren't able to raise them. It's hard for the foster mothers, too.
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Portland, Ore., Police Criticized Over 2013 Arrest Of Girl, 9

The girl's mother is now telling the story of how uniformed officers arrested her daughter last year, sparking a debate in the city.
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Controversy Over Title IX Protecting Transgender Students

The Department of Education declared that transgender students are protected under Title IX. But there are questions about how that will work on campuses, and what the legal complications might be.
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The Lost Village In New York City

Razed to make way for Central Park, Seneca Village was a vibrant neighborhood in 19th century Manhattan. Now researchers are looking for descendants.
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Viewers Not Laughing About SNL Slavery Skit

A skit about slavery by Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones outraged many of the show's black viewers. NPR television critic Eric Deggans talks about the joke and the backlash.
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Is Bitcoin Where The Smart Money Is Now?

There's been a lot of news about Bitcoin, including new guidance from the IRS. So is it time to get some of that digital cash? The Wall Street Journal's Michael Casey speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Advice Columnist Couldn't Reveal His Secret ... Until Now

Advice and etiquette columnist Steven Petrow has long helped readers navigate sticky situations, especially involving LGBT relations. But for years, he kept a troubling secret about his childhood.

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