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Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

A nutrient-dense diet may help tamp down stress. And these foods may help boost our moods: (Clockwise from left) pumpkin seeds, anchovies, eggs, salmon, flax seeds, Swiss chard and dark chocolate. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.

Israel Shoots Down Drone As Clash With Hamas Continues

A missile leaves an "Iron Dome" battery, Israel's short-range missile defense system. Israel shot down a drone Monday, using a Patriot missile to take out the unmanned aircraft. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Israel Shoots Down Drone As Clash With Hamas Continues

A week after violence erupted between Israel and militants in Gaza, the Palestinian death toll is being reported at 172; no Israeli fatalities have been reported.

'La Marseillaise' Unmasked: A Bastille Day Puzzler

Citizens of Paris, headed by the National Guards, storm the Bastille prison in an event which has come to be seen as the start of the French Revolution, 14th July 1789. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

'La Marseillaise' Unmasked: A Bastille Day Puzzler

From movies and musicals to hit songs, the French national anthem has been appropriated in many contexts. Are you enough of a Francophile to spot them?

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