Karla Miller competed in the national bees of 1984, 1985 and 1986. Her best finish was 31st, when she went out on the word "dashiki." Today, Miller is a writer and editor. At right, a recent snapshot of Miller and her daughter. Karla Miller hide caption

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Pop Culture

What Happens To Spelling Bee Kids? Years Later, The Prize Is Perspective

NPR tracked down former top spellers to see how they're faring, decades after their early successes.

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More than two dozen people bundled up to camp out before the U.S. Supreme Court for a seat to watch oral arguments in a same-sex marriage case on Tuesday. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Noah Zandan shows off his Zeo sleep-tracking headband. His other self-tracking devices are on his wrists. Noah and his father, Peter, are both part of the growing "Quantified Self" movement. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Self-Tracking Apps To Help You 'Quantify' Yourself

Technology is making it easier than ever to track everything from your sleep cycles to the food you eat — and even your amino acid levels.

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In a 1988 debate against George H.W. Bush, Michael Dukakis's answer to a question about whether he would support the death penalty if his wife were raped and murdered is considered a huge stumble. LENNOX MCLENDON/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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