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Teenage Tales: Sneaking Looks In Sexy Books

Coming out as a teenager can be difficult. That's why finding Rubyfruit Jungle was important for author Emily Danforth. The book's lesbian narrator helped her figure out who she wanted to be. Have you ever found a book that helped you understand yourself better? Tell us about it in the comments.
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The Language Of Baseball: In Is Out And Foul Is Fair

Why is it called a foul ball? Why not just say it's out? Commentator Frank Deford doth wonder if the language in baseball hath Shakespearean roots.
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Letters: CEO Of Delta, Olympic Gaffes

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about the CEO of Delta Airlines and Olympic gaffes.
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How To Help Your Tween Use Facebook, Safely

Facebook is reportedly considering a way to allow children under 13 to use the social networking site. Stephen Balkam is the chief executive and founder of the Family Online Safety Institute, of which Facebook is a member. He lays out steps to help parents protect their children on Facebook.
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Op-Ed: Eugenics Specter Hangs Over DNA Sequencing

Researchers have mapped the entire genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from the mother and a saliva sample from the father. In the New York Times, Ross Douthat argues this sort of research raises new questions about reproductive ethics, for expectant parents and society as a whole.
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Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

The latest iPhone Siri ads, featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel, are entertaining enough — if you enjoy watching people talking to themselves. Sure, Apple seems to be pushing its smartphone, but the subtler message may be about something else.
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When A Job Interview Turns Into Psychoanalysis

Why should someone who wants a job have to confide their fears, flaws and darkest dreams to total — judgmental — strangers? A job interview is a professional encounter, after all, not psychoanalysis, a religious confession, a third date or family therapy.

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