The typical American teenager sends 50 texts a day, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, and the University of Michigan. Kristin Murphy/Deseret News via AP hide caption

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Kristy Stumpf, who works from her home in Broad Run, Va., part of the week, greets her daughters Lauren, 9 (left), and Lacey, 6 (right), as they hop off the school bus. Stumpf's employer, List Innovative Solutions, lets employees largely set their own hours. Rod Lamkey Jr. for NPR hide caption

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Emergency Medical Technician Melinda Pethel, with a medical assistance team from Atlanta, carries an orphaned baby into the American embassy in Port-au-Prince on Monday. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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