4 Outrageously Expensive Dinners Of The Past

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Americans of the past were fascinated by luxurious dining experiences — or at least by the tales of such extravagant exploits.

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Hospitals Still Don't Give Moms Enough Support For Breast-Feeding

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Although an increasing number of U.S. hospitals and other birthing centers now encourage women to breast-feed and teach them how, other common practices by staff hinder moms from sticking with it.

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Culture Talks To Culture In 'Slaughterhouse 90210'

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Maris Kreizman's clever, slyly provocative book suggests that what we think of as art and what we think of as entertainment have much to say to each other.

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EDM After The Drop: What A Wounded Corporate Giant Means For Dance Music Culture

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Do the struggles at SFX Entertainment reflect the challenges of turning the dance-music experience into big business? Or is it something bigger?

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SABMiller Rejects $104 Billion Takeover Bid From AB InBev

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"AB InBev is very substantially undervaluing SABMiller," says the chairman of SABMiller, Jan du Plessis.

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3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry For DNA Repair Research

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Their work details how cells repair damaged DNA and preserve genes. And now three scientists — Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar — have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Saving For A Wedding When You Make 53 Cents A Day

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Even people who tread the line between deep and extreme poverty can manage to pull off a wedding. For one woman in Bangladesh, it took clever planning and seizing every opportunity.

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What It's Like To Take Photos Of A Dying Man

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Like millions of Chinese gold miners, He Quangui was stricken with the lung disease silicosis. At first he didn't want his story to be told, but over time he came to trust the photographer.

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Doctors Without Borders Wants Independent Inquiry Into U.S. Attack On Hospital

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Twelve of those who died were staff members of the Paris-based charity, which says the attack went on for 30 minutes after it contacted both Afghanistan's and the coalition's military leaders.

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Childhood Stress May Prime Pump For Chronic Disease Later

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A British study that tracked the health of thousands from childhood through midlife finds early distress to be even more potent than adult stress in predicting later diabetes and heart disease.

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Women Find A Fertility Test Isn't As Reliable As They'd Like

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It's hard to predict how quickly a woman's fertility will decline and if she'll be a good candidate for egg freezing. But doctors try to figure that out with something called an ovarian reserve test.

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Share Your Story: What Was The Hardest Thing About Being 15?

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We're on a mission to capture the collective experience of being 15 around the world. Will you join us?

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California Governor Signs Legislation Targeting Wage Gap

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The law gives women new tools and protections if they believe they're being paid unfairly because of gender.

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Facing The Challenge Of Reporting And Keeping At-Risk Sources Safe

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While covering gang violence in El Salvador, an NPR reporting team faced tough questions about how to get people's stories while protecting them from the potentially harmful repercussions of talking.

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Former Sandy Hook Teacher On Moving Forward After Tragedy

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Kaitlin Roig-Debellis explains how she worked through her grief after the tragic shooting in her new book "Choosing Hope: Moving Forward From Life's Darkest Hours."

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