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A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss

About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.

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The Salt

For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

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First Listen: 'Tudo' By Bebel Gilberto

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A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss

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Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All

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Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

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Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

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For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

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