Jennifer Ludden Jennifer Ludden is an energy and environment editor for NPR.
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Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

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Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

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If You Want Flextime But Are Afraid To Ask, Consider Moving

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The U.S. tax code, which dates back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet, works against dual-income spouses. In some cases, it's cheaper for one spouse to stay home. Sherry Yates/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal

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The Lives And Loves Left Behind By Fort Hood Victims

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It's Illegal But People Get Fired For Talking About Their Pay

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In Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett plays a wealthy New York socialite who has it all, loses it all and ends up delusional on a park bench. Perdido Productions hide caption

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When Planning For The Future, Women Have Been Hands Off

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Anita Wallace runs a child care service in rural Athens County, Ohio. She hadn't saved much for retirement before the Appalachian Savings Project offered to match half of her savings up to $600. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Rural Appalachia Helps Some Women Save For Retirement

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Stephanie Taveras (left) visits Julia Alfaro and her 3-year-old daughter, Ayleen, to read and discuss her vocabulary progress. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap In Kids Start At Home

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New research finds that 3 out of 4 remote workers are men. iStockphoto hide caption

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Telework: Not Just For Moms And Millennials

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Children do better — in school and emotionally — when they have enough time with both parents, according to a fathers' rights group pushing for joint-custody laws. iStockphoto hide caption

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Push To Change Custody Laws: What's Best For Kids?

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A new study shows that the income gap between young adults who go to college and those who don't only continues to grow. iStockphoto hide caption

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Going To College May Cost You, But So Will Skipping It

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Activists hold signs during a rally for paid sick leave at New York's City Hall last year. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Paid Leave Laws Catch On Across the Nation

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The U.S. Capitol dome provides a view down the National Mall, an area vulnerable to flooding. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With National Treasures At Risk, D.C. Fights Against Flooding

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Christina Asima says she had no choice but to marry last year at age 12 to help care for younger siblings after her mother abandoned the family. But she says her husband was abusive, so she left him, and now must look after her 8-month-old son, Praise, alone. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Can Child Marriages Be Stopped?

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