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American Margaux Isaksen smiles during the women's fencing in the Modern Pentathlon on Aug. 19 at the Rio Olympics. She finished fourth in London in 2012 and 20th in Rio. "It makes you feel sort of worthless," Isaksen says of her performance. She calls this current period a "post-Olympic depression." Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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After Going For Gold, Athletes Can Feel The Post-Olympic Blues

After years of training and all the attention and hype, athletes can experience a profound letdown, even depression, when the games are over. They can struggle to fill a void in their lives.

Evacuees sleep in cots on Aug. 19 at the shelter set up at the River Center arena in Baton Rouge, La., as the area deals with the record flooding. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Louisiana Kids Return To School, A Bubble Of Normalcy After Massive Floods

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Eddie Meltzer says his experiences following the Orlando nightclub massacre inspired him "to help people in a different way." He now plans to become a grief counselor. Courtesy Of Eddie Meltzer hide caption

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Aftermath Of Orlando Shooting Inspires Friend Of Victims To Forge New Path

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Pura Belpré became the first Puerto Rican librarian at the New York Public Library in 1921. She's shown above leading a story hour in the 1930s. New York Public Library hide caption

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How NYC's First Puerto Rican Librarian Brought Spanish To The Shelves

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Containers are stacked at the Hanjin Incheon Container Terminal on Sept. 3 in Seoul. South Korea's Hanjin Shipping company declared bankruptcy Aug. 31. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Container Ships Stranded At Sea After South Korean Company Goes Bankrupt

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American Margaux Isaksen smiles during the women's fencing in the Modern Pentathlon on Aug. 19 at the Rio Olympics. She finished fourth in London in 2012 and 20th in Rio. "It makes you feel sort of worthless," Isaksen says of her performance. She calls this current period a "post-Olympic depression." Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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After Going For Gold, Athletes Can Feel The Post-Olympic Blues

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Ann Patchett is also the author of several other novels, including Bel Canto, Run and State of Wonder. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tenn. Heidi Ross/HarperCollins hide caption

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Ann Patchett Calls 'Commonwealth' Her 'Autobiographical First Novel'

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