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Having a perfect memory can put a strain on relationships, because every slight is remembered. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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When Memories Never Fade, The Past Can Poison The Present

Only a rare few people have the ability to remember everything that happened in their lives. But that gift can seem like a curse, they say, keeping them marooned in the past and unable to enjoy the present. Forgetting, it seems, can be a good thing.

Energy companies are adding workers, but fatal accidents are on the rise, too. iStockphoto hide caption

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On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands

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Paul Bransom's illustration from a 1913 edition of The Wind in the Willows shows Otter traveling through the snowy woods. Public Domain hide caption

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As Winter Rolls In, One Critic Recalls 'The Wind In The Willows'

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Ripening fruit in a grove in Plant City, Fla., this month. Florida citrus growers are worried about citrus greening, which causes bacteria to grow on the leaf and fruit, eventually killing the tree. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Time Is Running Out To Save Florida's Oranges

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Never mind holiday stress. Steer clear of black holes, or risk "spaghettification" — or worse. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

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A company proposes shipping crude oil by barge across Lake Superior to keep up with the booming supply from North Dakota and Canada. Jack Rendulich/AP hide caption

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Oil Company Looks To Great Lakes As Shipping Demand Booms

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South Sudanese seek refuge at the United Nations compound in the capital, Juba, on Sunday. Though Juba is mostly peaceful now, growing numbers are seeking shelter at the compound in fear the ethnic killings will resume. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Refuge Prepares For Possible Attack In South Sudan

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Having a perfect memory can put a strain on relationships, because every slight is remembered. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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When Memories Never Fade, The Past Can Poison The Present

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Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) acknowledges the crowd in 42. Warner Bros hide caption

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'42' Gets The Story Of Jackie Robinson Right

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