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Environmental cues — like the color, size and shape of the dinnerware, the music playing in the background and the lighting in the dining room — can alter how we experience food and drink. For example, research suggests that serving food on a red plate tends to reduce the amount diners eat. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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In 'Death By Pastrami,' Charming Stories Of New York's Garment District

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Morning Edition Book Club Selects Its First Read

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A Cartoonist's Funny, Heartbreaking Take On Caring For Aging Parents

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Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read

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New Yorker Cartoon Editor Explores What Makes Us Get It

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First Book President and CEO Kyle Zimmer reads to children during a book distribution event. Courtesy of First Book hide caption

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Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them

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From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

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Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

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Unlike her sister, Vanessa Bell, seen here circa 1910, didn't keep a journal. "Her voice is largely unheard and I was really interested in that," Priya Parmar says. George C. Beresford/Getty Images hide caption

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Novel Gives Voice To Virginia Woolf's Overshadowed Sister

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Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

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