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Pick Up Your Smartphone Less Often. You Might Think Better.

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Millennials Rewrite The Census For A Better Sense Of Selfie

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Tommy Caldwell says he prefers to climb at night when the rock is cooler, his hands sweat less and the friction is better. He and Kevin Jorgeson have been trying for seven years to scale the whole Dawn Wall in one shot. Corey Rich /Courtesy of Corey Rich Productions hide caption

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Free-Climbing Yosemite's El Capitan Takes A Team — And Time

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Kids (and Grandpa) can inject the humor needed to make a Thanksgiving memorable. H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images hide caption

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Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

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Selena Simmons-Duffin, NPR Producer, 28, Washington, D.C. Standard Census: #white. #nprcensus: #halfjewish #gaymarried #creative Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Scenes And Sorrows: A Portrait Of Weeping Mary

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The U.K. supports stability and democracy in Ukraine, says British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who visited NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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British Diplomat Weighs In On Ukraine, Russia And Syria

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There are dozens of varieties of borscht — but at its most basic, it's a beet soup with potatoes, tomatoes and often beef or pork. Flickr/Liz West hide caption

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Borscht Make Your Heart Beet? They're Serving 70,000 Gallons In Sochi

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A customer scans the shelves at Community Shop, the U.K.'s first "social supermarket." The discount grocery stores are growing in popularity across Europe and are open exclusively to those in need. Courtesy of Community Shop hide caption

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