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The Salt

Party Of 1: We Are Eating A Lot Of Meals Alone

We've never been more connected as a society: tweeting, texting, vining. But when it comes to eating, more of us are going solo. And even when we do have table companions, we may be tuning them out.

Meihua and her parents shared a room at a temporary school following the earthquake. She's shown here with her mother in 2009, a year after the quake. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Rebuilding A Life Shattered By An Earthquake In China

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
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Party Of 1: We Are Eating A Lot Of Meals Alone

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One (Is the Loneliest Number) Bill Cunliffe Trio
Mentality SOJA

Low-carb diet or low-fat one? Either diet will trigger the body to burn off fat, a new study finds. Mahafreen H. Mistry/NPR hide caption

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You Don't Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

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Bring Back Pluto Aesop Rock

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Chatty Marmosets Have Something To Say About Vocal Learning

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Aprovecha Jesús Alemañy & Alfredo Rodriguez
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Chef Leah Chase, 92, here in the kitchen of Dooky Chase, had no qualms about rebuilding the restaurant her father-in-law opened in 1941 in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Restaurants Feed New Orleans' Recovery: 'I Knew I Had To Come Back'

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In the 6th Trombone Shorty
Solar East Temple of Sound & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
Sixteen RAC
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Since the 1980s, the image of Compton has been shaped around the world by rap groups like N.W.A and movies like Straight Outta Compton, a new film that depicts the group's rise in the chaotic 1980s and 1990s. These murals at Compton City Hall promote an image overhaul: "Birthing a New Compton." Corey Takahashi for NPR hide caption

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The Compton You Haven't Seen On Screen

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