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How Can We Find More Time To Be Still? 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:06 -0500 
    Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.

Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often? 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:05 -0500 
    You don't need to plan a trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and stop for a moment every day to admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.

Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years? 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:05 -0500 
    For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.

How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone? 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:05 -0500 
    For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word.

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts? 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:05 -0500 
    In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

Sen. Mitch McConnell's Political Life, Examined, In 'The Cynic' 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:09:00 -0500 
    When journalist Alec MacGillis started looking into McConnell's early politics, he says he was "startled" by how moderate the Republican used to be. The book traces McConnell's shift to the right.

Norman Lear Looks Back On His Long Life In 'Even This I Get To Experience' 
  Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:33:00 -0500 
    Lear, who co-created All In The Family, has written a new memoir at the age of 92. He tells Fresh Air about getting involved in politics and how his storylines addressed subjects like racism.

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation' 
  Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:33:00 -0500 
    Brian Krebs' new book tells the story of how two companies groomed spammers, and then destroyed each other. In the process, Krebs got access to documents that illuminated how cybercriminals operate.

An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls 
  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:18:00 -0500 
    In the book @War, Shane Harris reports that U.S. intelligence agencies, sometimes aided by corporations, are trying to dominate cyberspace. It's "changing the Internet in fundamental ways," he says.

Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter 
  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:11:00 -0500 
    Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

For One Essayist, 'The Unspeakable' Isn't Off-Limits 
  Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:47:00 -0500 
    Meghan Daum's new collection looks at life in that awkward stage of adulthood that comes before you'd call yourself middle-aged. "Are we in the twilight of youth?" she asks. "That sounds not good."

The King Of Housewives Dishes Pop Culture's Delightful Dirt 
  Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:07:00 -0500 
    Pop culture juggernaut Andy Cohen has written a new memoir, The Andy Cohen Diaries. He speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about why celebrity fascinates him and how he went from journalism to reality TV.

Today's Fairy Tales Started Out (Even More) Dark And Harrowing 
  Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:07:00 -0500 
    Evil figures prominently in favorite bedtime stories. But a new translation of the first edition of the Brothers Grimm's tales reveals exactly how unsanitized and murderous these stories once were.

Family Film Offers Glimpse Of 'Three Minutes In Poland' Before Holocaust 
  Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:37:00 -0500 
    In 1938, Glenn Kurtz's grandfather went on vacation and filmed a few minutes of footage of his Polish hometown. Seventy years later, his grandson set out to find the people who appeared in that film.

Soldiers, Spies, Cyberwarriors: '@War' In The Internet Age 
  Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:04:00 -0500 
    "One if by land, two if by sea" wouldn't work these days — not when your adversary can knock out your power grid with an team of cyberforces. Today's armies have a new front to monitor.
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