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August 31, 2015 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

August 28, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 26, 2015 14 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25, 2015 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

August 25, 2015 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.

August 24, 2015 7 Comments

An American Music Playlist From The Strokes’ Guitarist

Albert Hammond, Jr., who was born in L.A. to two immigrants, answers the question, “What does American Music mean to you?”

August 24, 2015 4 Comments

The Key To Being A Hero: Don’t Think About It

A Yale psychologist argues that it’s not quick thinking but rather a lack of forethought that allows feats of “extreme altruism.”

August 24, 2015 9 Comments

How Art Can Develop Your Brain

Art historian Jonathan Fineberg discusses his new book, “Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain.”

August 21, 2015 5 Comments

There Are 3 Ways To Get A College Roommate. Which Is Best?

Harry Wood considers the options: random roommates, using roommate-matching software or rooming with a friend.

August 19, 2015 2 Comments

First American-Style Sleepaway Camps Open In China

A New Hampshire summer camp owner is helping to open similar camps in China, and train camp counselors.

August 19, 2015 14 Comments

Tig Notaro: Healed And Humorous In New HBO Special

The stand-up comic and breast cancer survivor is the focus of a new comedy special and Netflix documentary.

August 18, 2015 4 Comments

World’s Oldest Known Flower Is 130 Million Years Old

The fossilized specimens of an ancient aquatic plant called Montsechia vidalii were discovered in the Pyrenees in Spain.

August 18, 2015 34 Comments

There’s Another Way To Cook A Lobster: Grill It

Our resident chef likes to grill lobster, as opposed to boiling it, both for culinary and humanitarian reasons.

August 18, 2015 82 Comments

Author: Helicopter Parenting Damages Kids – And Society

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend while she was a dean at Stanford University. Her research has led to a book.

August 17, 2015 83 Comments

Was Margaret Sanger Out To ‘Control’ The Black Population?

The feminist leader and birth control advocate was characterized as a eugenicist by Dr. Ben Carson.

August 17, 2015 9 Comments

The Challenges Of Recruiting For The U.S. Army

As part of our View From The Top series, we speak with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, head of U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

August 17, 2015 17 Comments

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s Life In Politics

The first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri, McCaskill writes about her career in a new memoir.

August 14, 2015 8 Comments

‘Straight Outta Compton': A Reminder That N.W.A. Lyrics Were Controversial, Poignant

The film is a reminder about the true-to-life tales that N.W.A. sang about of life in the inner city.

August 14, 2015 3 Comments

Dealing With Tough Negotiations

We talk to George Mitchell about his work overseas, and what he thinks is wrong with Washington.

August 13, 2015 Comment

Writer, Director Tells Of Growing Up With Bipolar Dad In ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

Robin Young sits down with Maya Forbes at the Woods Hole Film Festival.

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August 31 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

August 28 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 26 14 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.