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Betty and Jack O'Connor want to stay in their Chevy Chase, Md., home as they age and are trying to create a network of volunteers in their neighborhood, called a "village," to help them with tasks they can no longer handle. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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'Villages' Help Neighbors Age At Home

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Birth control pills are often marketed as doing much more than prevent pregnancy. The drugs also claim to treat acne, moodiness and bloating. But some researchers caution that these benefits do not outweigh the health risks known to accompany taking the pill. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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With Birth Control Pills, New Isn't Always Better

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A supporter of the Spanish team cries while watching the World Cup final soccer match, which Spain won 1-0.  Crying may have evolved as a signal to those who were in close physical proximity to us, but it also adds a powerful dimension to interpersonal communication Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Teary-Eyed Evolution: Crying Serves A Purpose

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Twinkie Clark combines artistry and ministry in her music. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Twinkie Clark: Riffing On Gospel

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