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12 Bizarre Fall Festivals You Can Only Find in America

Looking for more than pumpkins and fall leaves? Autumn is almost here, and there's more than pumpkin pie to celebrate. Maybe it’s the collective hangover from a summer that took away one too many brain cells, or maybe it’s a creative envelope-pus

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    Access Denied

    In an age of high-tech reservation systems, the Lost Kitchen is as old-school as you can get.

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      Study: People Born In September Are More Successful In Life

      Not only is September the most popular month for birthdays in terms of birth rates, but a new study suggests that those born in September may have a tendency to be more successful in life than those born in other months.

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        The Case Of The Mysterious Amazon Packages

        NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Ming Ooi, chief strategy officer at review-checking service Fakespot.com, about mystery Amazon packages showing up at the home of a retired Massachusetts couple.

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          She helped save his life. 28 years later, he turns up in her preemie ward — as a doctor

          Brandon Seminatore was stunned Vilma Wong remembered caring for him — out of the tens of thousands of kids who have passed through the unit since he was born in 1990.

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            What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man

            In more than a decade of arguing cases in court, I’ve witnessed the stubborn cultural biases female attorneys must navigate to simply do their jobs.

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              These 20 Older Toys Are Worth Way More Than You Think

              Do you own any of these older toys? With newer and shinier toys being released, older toys are getting a following, some people are even willing to pay thousands for certain ones.

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                The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America

                Family life looks very different across the country, depending when women first give birth.

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                  More than 100 goats descend on a neighborhood in Boise

                  The goats chowed down on flowerbeds, leaves and grass before being rounded up.

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                    Airbnb is giving four lucky winners the honor of being among the first people in thousands of years to spend the night on the Great Wall of China.

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                        ‘Why are you still here?’: Inside the last Blockbuster in America — The Washington Post

                        There were 9,000 Blockbuster video stores in 2004. As of Sunday, there is a single one left in United States.

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                          These Are the Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. — Bloomberg

                          Non-stop business knowledge Get more on The Bloomberg App Facebook Inc.—despite suffering through what could be charitably described as a turbulent year—was ranked as best place to work in 2018, according to Indeed. The career website compiled its ann

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                                15 American Mountain Towns Oozing With Charm — TripAdvisor

                                From the Adirondacks to the Rockies, these charming mountain towns deserve a moment in the sun. If you're planning a visit, consider a vacation rental from TripAdvisor—like a cozy cabin right on the hiking trails or a modern ski condo. In a land wi

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                                  Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist — Quartz

                                  For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is…

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                                    Raccoon triumphs over skyscraper in a climb that captivated the internet, celebrates with cat food

                                    The #MPRraccoon somehow found itself trapped on a building ledge — and apparently decided the only way to go was up.

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                                      IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds — CNN

                                      IQ scores have been steadily falling for the last few decades, with changes in our environment and the way we are learning thought to be reasons why, a new study suggests.

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                                        How Music Can Fight Prejudice

                                        New research from Portugal finds youngsters feel more positively toward members of an ethnic minority if they have learned songs from their culture.

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                                          The world is running out of Japanese people — Quartz

                                          Japan is shrinking. Fast. The health ministry recently announced that only 946,060 babies were born in Japan in 2017, the fewest births since official statistics…

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                                                  Shelter dog helps boy with autism hug, kiss his mom for first time

                                                  Due to his autism, Joey Granados never hugged his mom, Amanda -- until a shelter dog named Roxy

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                                                    Grieving Mama Cat Who Lost All Three Babies Matched With Three Abandoned Kittens

                                                    Mikey, an eight month old cat, was inconsolable. She had three kittens, born too early. They were weak and one by one, they died. Mikey's owner Hillary tried everything she could think of to save the babies. Watching her cat suffer, Hillary was despe...

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                                                      The Unmothered

                                                      Three and a half years after she died, I now mark Mother’s Day on my private calendar of grief.

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                                                          Protecting Children From Toxic Stress

                                                          We know that trauma in the lives of children can impair mental and physical health in adulthood. We also know how to prevent it.

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                                                            More Americans See Foster Youths as Adoptable, But Also Delinquent

                                                            The number of Americans who view foster youths as adoptable grows, but half of Americans still think they are there because of something they did

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                                                                  Patients HIV-free for now after transplant

                                                                  Two more HIV patients have no signs of the virus in their blood following bone marrow transplants, according to the Boston researchers who treated them.