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One of the scariest parts of advanced macular degeneration can be losing the ability to read facial expressions. Maria Pavlova /iStockphoto hide caption

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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.

For chefs at the Marigold Kitchen in Philadelphia, as in most professional kitchens, it's all about order and organization. Dan Charnas/For NPR hide caption

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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.

The French have six weeks of vacation, free universities, top notch public transport and arguably the world's best health care system. Yet in poll after poll the French rank quite high in unhappiness. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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Europe

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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