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When Memories Never Fade, The Past Can Poison The Present

Only a rare few people have the ability to remember everything that happened in their lives. But that gift can seem like a curse, they say, keeping them marooned in the past and unable to enjoy the present. Forgetting, it seems, can be a good thing.

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On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands

As baby boomers retire and drilling increases, energy companies are hiring, adding 23 percent more workers between 2009 and 2012. But the hiring spree has come with a terrible price: Last year, 138 workers were killed on the job, twice as many as in 2009.

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'42' Gets The Story Of Jackie Robinson Right

Biographer Arnold Rampersad is "a bit of a stickler for accuracy," but he finds that — with a few exceptions — the 2013 biopic about Robinson's integration of Major League Baseball really rings true.

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On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands

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As Winter Rolls In, One Critic Recalls 'The Wind In The Willows'

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Time Is Running Out To Save Florida's Oranges

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Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

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Oil Company Looks To Great Lakes As Shipping Demand Booms

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