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A surprising number of cultural themes brought the scrunchie its new mass appeal — boosted by an Internet teen subculture. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Scrunchies Are Cool Again. Hair's How They Staged A Comeback

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A study finds some evidence that a cancer drug, nilotinib, may help people with Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that causes movement problems. It possibly works by raising levels of dopamine, the brain chemical that is lacking in people with the disease. GJLP/Science Source hide caption

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A Cancer Drug For Parkinson's? New Study Raises Hope, Draws Criticism

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"We're in a golden age of picture books," says author Matt de la Peña. "There are books tackling so many different subjects that were never explored in the past." Catherine Delahaye/Getty Images hide caption

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Kids' Books To Read Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And ...

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