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Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Isaac Newton, Gandhi, Pythagoras, Balzac, Marie Curie — scanning history's greatest minds, we find many were inspired by certain food or drink, repulsed by others, or had some very peculiar dining habits. Katherine Du/NPR hide caption

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DNA Testing Provides Shortcut To Trace Family History

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Big History Challenges Conventional History, Critics Raise Questions

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Will Future Historians Consider These Days The Digital Dark Ages?

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Capitol Hill Books owner Jim Toole runs the front register of his used bookstore several days a week. He has banned several words from his store, including "awesome," "perfect" and "Amazon." Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There

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Paper can make the abstract tangible in a way that digital devices don't. Alejandro Escamilla/Unsplash hide caption

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

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The paper industry struggled in the past decade, but some sectors have fared better than others. Christopher Groskopf/NPR hide caption

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Don't Write Off Paper Just Yet

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'Portnoy's Complaint'? Self-Love and Self-Loathing

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Study: Spending Money on Others Makes Us Happy

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The Long, Colorful History of the Mann Act

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