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How to tell a captivating story — from a wedding toast to a job interview

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Researchers say there's growing evidence that nature has a powerful effect on us, improving both our physical and psychological health. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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There's no one way to enjoy nature. How to find what works for you and get outside

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A cedar waxwing, photographed through binoculars. Audrey Nguyen/NPR hide caption

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North American birds are in decline. Here are 8 simple ways you can help

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A dopamine hit brings about pleasure and is then quickly followed by pain, or a come-down, in order to keep us motivated, says psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke. Meredith Miotke for NPR hide caption

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Short Wave host Emily Kwong (right) and her sister ran a marathon together in 2021. Emily shares some of what she learned about training for it. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Emily Runs A Marathon

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Yes, you can run a marathon! Here's how to start training

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Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, and Vanessa Hudgens starring in The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star. Mark Mainz/NETFLIX © 2021 hide caption

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The holiday movie machine

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Want To Start Reading Sci-Fi And Fantasy? Here's A Beginner's Guide

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What has Biden accomplished (or not) in 2021?

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In August of 2021, more than 1,000 janitors with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied and marched in Los Angeles, California ahead of their as their contracts expiring. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Was 2021 labor's year? Plus, 'Like a Virgin'

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How to decide if freezing your eggs is right for you — and where to get started

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Many banned books lists include Raina Telgemeier's Drama, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds's All American Boys, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, Benjamin Alire Sáenz's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Ruby Bridges This is Your Time, and Toni Morrison's Beloved. NPR hide caption

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What people miss in the conversation about banned books

Guest host Ayesha Rascoe is joined by NPR senior editor Barrie Hardymon and Traci Thomas, host of The Stacks podcast, to talk about banned books. They talk about why it's important for kids to discover books freely, even if that means starting a hard conversation with them. They also discuss their favorite — and least favorite — books that often show up on banned book lists.

What people miss in the conversation about banned books

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