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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

After Stalin's death, people in the Soviet Union could begin to debate politics again without fear of repression. This "thawing" took place in private kitchens, where music and art flourished, too.

This flea market in Colorado Springs and the Obamacare exchanges are versions of the same thing — marketplaces where sellers display wares and shoppers browse and buy. www.csfleamarket.com hide caption

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How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets

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Nick and Rachel Robinson welcome their son Cash, who was born in a midwife's birthing pool. Jessica Hooten/Courtesy of Nick Robinson hide caption

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Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out

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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

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The Beirut Holiday Inn rises behind the man who built it, Abdal Mohsin Kattan, in 1975. The Holiday Inn was one of the leading hotels in Beirut at a time when it was the most glamorous city in the Middle East. But when the Lebanese civil war broke out in 1975, the hotel was fiercely contested by rival militias. Lebanese are still debating what to do with the building. Thomas J. Abercrombie/National Geographic/Getty Images hide caption

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Beirut's Holiday Inn: Once Chic, Then Battered, Still Contested

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Workplace bullying even happens at the NFL. Investigators concluded that Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin was harassed by other teammates. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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States Consider Bills To Crack Down On Workplace Bullies

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Toni Smart points to the oven that she uses to heat her one-bedroom apartment, which has no heat. Smart says she and her kids stayed in homeless shelters a few years ago. She says she'd rather be without heat than in the shelter. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

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In epilepsy, the normal behavior of brain neurons is disturbed. The drug valproic acid appears to help the brain replenish a key chemical, preventing seizures. David Mack/Science Source hide caption

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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

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