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Coddled Puppies Make Poor Guide Dogs, Study Suggests

New research suggests that when puppies have more attentive, active mothers, they're more likely to fail guide-dog training.

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Scientists Prepare For 'The Most Beautiful Thing You Can See In The Sky'

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Bongolia Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band

Denis Otieno is one of the villagers getting $22 each month from the charity GiveDirectly. He and his wife have used some of the money to buy cypress saplings. They hope to sell the trees for lumber in a few years to pay for their children's education. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption

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How To Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money?

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Come On DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dave Ghetto
Them Changes Thundercat

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Hang 20: Abbie Girl Takes Top Pooch In World Dog Surfing Championship

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Hey, Hot Dog! The Swamp Coolers
The Dig Groundislava
Egyptian Reggae Jonathan Richman
Evermore Dirty Art Club
Yes, I've Been Crying Lavelle White

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Coddled Puppies Make Poor Guide Dogs, Study Suggests

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In the Middle
Pacific Theme Broken Social Scene
Bottom of the Bucket Hot 8 Brass Band
Attitude Leikeli47

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How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

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Dr. Banard Suff Daddy
Lo Que Hay Senor Loop
Paranoid Remix Damu The Fudgemunk
Amen, Brother The Winstons
Outside the Box 40 winks