In Hollywood, 50 Is The New 80: What Happens When 'It Girls' Get Old

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Old Family Laundry Gets Unpacked In 'The Vacationers'

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Laura Bridgeman, A Pioneer 50 Years Before Helen Keller

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Maya Angelou's most recent autobiography, Mom & Me & Mom, looked back on her complicated relationship with her mother. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

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Obscure Producer's Clear Impact On 'The Dirty Business' Of R&B

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World War II In A New 'Light': Empathy Found In Surprising Places

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Talking Stick In Hand, Tom Robbins Tells His Own Story

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A Woman Of Action Finds Freedom In The Outback In 'Untold'

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"Because we've got these massive brains, we can generalize and abstract and so we can worry about things that aren't even right in front of us." — Stephen Cave courtesy of TEDxBratislava hide caption

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Should We Be Afraid Of Death?

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"I think fear is itself a kind of subconscious form of storytelling ... it has the same architecture, a beginning, a middle and an end, and the end is bad." — Karen Thompson Walker James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What's The Difference Between Rational and Irrational Fears?

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"The scairest thing I've done is ride a rocket ship to space" — Chris Hadfield James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Do You Deal With Fear Versus Danger?

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40 Years After Watergate, A Look Back At Nixon's Downfall

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David Koch is one-half of politically and economically powerful duo known as the Koch brothers. He and his brother, Charles, are tied in sixth place on the list of the wealthiest men on the planet. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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How The Koch Brothers Remade America's Political Landscape

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Edward St. Aubyn's 2006 novel Mother's Milk was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Timothy Allen/Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption

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In Life And Fiction, Edward St. Aubyn Sheds The Weight Of His Past

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