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Rundown for February 18, 2013
12:06 PM EST 7 Comments

President Proposing Ten-Year Brain Study Project

The Obama administration is planning a large, long term effort to understand and map the human brain, according to a report by The New York Times.

12:15 PM EST 15 Comments

Who Should (And Should Never) Take Aspirin

We’ve all heard that if you’re having a heart attack, you should take aspirin. But is it always appropriate to take aspirin for heart disease? And who should never take it?

12:35 PM EST 3 Comments

Mindy McCready’s Beautiful Voice, Troubled Life

One month after the boyfriend of country star Mindy McCready is believed to have committed suicide, McCready herself apparently has taken her own life.

12:40 PM EST 19 Comments

When Teens’ Constant Texting Is Dating Abuse

Advocacy groups say continually checking in on a partner and demanding to know what he or she is doing is a type of dating abuse – something that one in four teens has experienced.

12:50 PM EST Comment

The Changing Role Of First Lady

On this President’s Day, we look at how the role of the First Lady has changed dramatically, depending on the woman in the office and the times in which she served.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.

December 16 Comment

‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."