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300 Sandwiches: The Secret To Boyfriend's Heart?

New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith sparked a firestorm online when she wrote about her plan to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches - in exchange for an engagement ring. Host Michel Martin talks to Smith about her project and the reaction to it.
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FAA May Stop Making You Power Off Those Electronics

An expert advisory committee recommended Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration allow the use of some personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing. But while many passengers are eager to use their tablets and music players all flight long, it may be months before any rules are changed.
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Send Us Your Cellphone Stories

We want you to tell us how your cellphone affects your life. When did it become so indispensable? Or, conversely, was there one moment that made you wish you didn't even have one? Click "Contact" at the bottom of the page and tell us in 100 words or less. Please put "Phone Story" in the subject line.
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Space's Wild: 5 Cool Happenings Along The Final Frontier

Space organizations are taking potential leaps for mankind: SpaceX tries to reuse rocket parts, Orbital Sciences docks a craft to the International Space Station, and NASA is exploring the uses of 3-D printing. Spoiler: One of those uses is pizza.
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Computer Guys & Gal

The Computer Guys and Gal explore the tech implication of a government shutdown and the reasons Apple's new iPhones are snapped up by the millions, along with its new operating system.

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Latino Rebels: Getting Stories From The Ground Up

Latinos are making a mark in American media, but a new blog is giving power to the people, not the pundits. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Julio Ricardo Varela about the mission behind his Latino Rebels blog.
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No Assembly Required: IKEA To Sell Solar Panels In U.K.

The Swedish housewares retailer, which is already using renewable energy to power many of its own stores, says it wants to tap into a growing demand for solar.
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Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You

NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting are documenting just how vivid the typical person's digital picture has become — and how easy it can be for others to see it.
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Phantom Phone Vibrations: So Common They've Changed Our Brains?

The feeling that your phone is vibrating when it isn't has been around long enough to warrant scientific research. One psychologist recommends taking regular breaks from our phones to keep anxiety down.
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But Can Your Smartphone Pick The Fastest Checkout Line?

Shoppers are increasingly distracted by their smartphones at the checkout lines, and as a result they're less likely to make impulse purchases on items like candy or magazines. Writer Jon Nathanson tells host Rachel Martin that this change in habit is prompting retailers to come up with new ways to grab shopper's attention.

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