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Strenuous mental exercise like reading difficult books, solving tricky math problems — or, maybe, playing the right video game — can help keep a healthy brain sharp, research suggests. Images.com/Corbis hide caption

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Multitasking After 60: Video Game Boosts Focus, Mental Agility

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693 Balloons The Clonious
Jazz Pour Dadine Nicola Conte
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He's back! Unabashed wonk and former president Bill Clinton detangles the health care law. Danny Johnston/Associated Press hide caption

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Bill Clinton Steps Up To Dispel The Confusion Over Obamacare

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Prophet Is a Fool Zagar
House of Stone Mandolin Orange
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Cooking on gas and electric stoves can create indoor air pollution. The best way to avoid it is to buy a good range hood that vents outside, experts say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fixing Stove Hoods To Keep Pollution Out Of The Kitchen

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Kelvinator, Kelvinator Kaki King
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Kasalèfkut Hulu (From All the Time I Have Passed) Mulatu Astatqé

John Fogerty teams up with Brad Paisley, whom he calls one of the greatest guitarists alive, in "Hot Rod Heart" on his new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone. Benjamin Enos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Everybody Loves John Fogerty

Everybody Loves John Fogerty

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Wrote a Song For Everyone John Fogerty, Miranda Lambert et. al.
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"I've been wrong so often I don't find it extraordinary at all," Ronald Coase told us last year. University of Chicago hide caption

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The Nobel Laureate Who Figured Out How To Deal With Annoying People

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Discovery at Night Ludovico Einaudi
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Sometimes Punch Brothers
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Fly and Unfold Christian Pabst
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Mois Yussuroum, a 94-year-old retired dentist, fought the Nazis as part of the Greek resistance during World War II. "Of the 650 Greek Jews who fought in the resistance, I'm the only one still alive," he says. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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'We Are Next': Greek Jews Fear Rise Of Far-Right Party

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Efta Tragoudia tha Sou Po Various Artists
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