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There's A Reason They Call It Madness

As March Madness gets underway, commentator Frank Deford wonders if Americans just have too many teams to root for.
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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.
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A Man's Death Unites The Women Who Loved Him

Lisa Garzone and Megan Smith both loved the same man, at very different times in his life. They sat down recently to talk about him — and the friendship they found after his death.
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Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing

With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand?
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Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, two teams face off over the constitutionality of targeting terrorist suspects abroad — particularly when those individuals are U.S. citizens.
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Without World War I, A Slower U.S. Rise, No 'God Bless America'

If the Great War had never happened, America might look vastly different. Among other things, woman's suffrage and the civil rights movement might have suffered.
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In Sports, There's No Such Thing As A Bad Hustle

Outside of sport, the word "hustle" has a negative connotation: A hustle is a scam; a hustler a flimflam man. But in the world of sports, says commentator Frank Deford, you can never hustle too much.
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A World Without World War I, Featuring Health-Nut Hitler

One hundred years after the Great War, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?
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'Unproductive Anxiety' And The Solo Act Of Essay Writing

Wednesday, the College Board announced it will make the essay portion of the SAT exam optional. But what is lost when the importance of essays is diminished?
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A Homeless Teen Finds Solace In A Teacher And A Recording

Aaron didn't think he would ever tell a teacher he was living on the street. But sharing a recording of his personal story, he says, was a relief.

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