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In 1972, NPR invited listeners to write ads for things that brighten everyday life, like clouds and taking a walk. It was so nice, we're doing it twice: Submit your best ad and it might get produced. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Ads For Nicer Living: Make Your Pitch For What Makes Life Better

In 1972, NPR invited listeners to write ads for things that brighten everyday life, like clouds and love letters. It was so nice, we're doing it twice: Submit your best ad and it might get produced.

Wiz People Under the Stairs
Acid Raindrops People Under the Stairs feat. Camel MC
Colours to Life Temples
Your Silent Face New Order
Big Chief Professor Longhair
Trees Grew Emotions and Died Cold Cave
Alone In Kyoto Air
Paper Tiger Spoon
Parallel Minds Woodsman
Cappuccino The Knux

Branham wears reflective mining pants in his home in Elkhorn City, Ky. Branham has advanced stage black lung and was forced to quit mining earlier this year. Benny Becker/Ohio Valley ReSource hide caption

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Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge In Appalachia

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Ads For Nicer Living: Make Your Pitch For What Makes Life Better

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Wiz People Under the Stairs
Acid Raindrops People Under the Stairs feat. Camel MC

In this scene from Rogue One, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is looking for her dad, who has had a hand in making a certain planet-killing super weapon you might have heard of. Lucasfilm hide caption

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'Rogue One': The Force Will Be With Those Who Love Battle Scenes

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This Could Be Beautiful Metronomy & Mount, Josef

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