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NPR Host Michel Martin's Own 'Letter From A Birmingham Jail'

After seven years hosting NPR's Tell Me More, Michel Martin felt she had left some of her own struggles unspoken: the unique challenges for women of color trying to balance work and family.

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It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

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With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.

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