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Sweetness And Light

A Star Tennis Coach And The End Of The All-Around Athlete

It's not just his long career that sets apart tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, just accepted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. It's how he transformed the way we raise our athletic children.

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The Legend Of Linda Perhacs, 'A Most Unlikely Rock Star'

A California dental hygienist who never quit her day job, Perhacs released one album in 1970 that failed to find an audience — or so she thought.

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Technology May Soon Get You To Be A Bigger Tipper

We're used to rounding up the total on our taxi ride or dropping a buck or two in a jar at the coffee shop. Now, new high-tech ways to pay are nudging us to tip more generously and more often.

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