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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Sometimes team-building exercises get a bad name for good reasons. Dangerous piƱatas and co-workers tripping on mushrooms might deter some. But weathering bad team-building can also forge new bonds.

Staci Moritz and her son Aidan, 11, play at a park in their neighborhood in Portland, Ore. Caring for three children and her injured husband exacerbated her health problems. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress

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Ann Cleeves, who sets her mysteries in Shetland, once asked a pathologist friend what the perfect murder would be. "He reckoned pushing somebody over a cliff," she says. "Because how would you know whether they'd fallen or just been pushed?" Infinite Ache/Flickr hide caption

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For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder

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Donegal Set The Chieftains
Wind That Shakes the Barley/The Reel with the Beryle The Chieftains
Tomorrow Land John Scofield
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Sgt. Jarrod Simmons speaks to his squad of Marines before they head out on a training march with 55-pound packs on Feb. 22, 2013, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Marines and the other military branches must open combat jobs to women in 2016. More than 160 female Marines are taking part in a grueling training program that begins this summer. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

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Paranoid Android Brad Mehldau

A money changer sits behind piles of banknotes in Hargeisa in Somaliland, an autonomous, relatively peaceful region in northern Somalia. The self-declared nation of Somaliland, like Somalia itself, lacks a formal banking system, and residents rely on hawaladars to receive money from abroad. Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

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Awanna Will Bernard
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Obama To Ask Congress For $2B To Ease Immigration Crisis

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Robert Shaw (from left), Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss play a shark hunter, a police chief and a marine biologist in 1975's Jaws. Universal/Kobal Collection hide caption

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Richard Dreyfuss' Kids Revisit 'Jaws,' Conclude It Makes No Sense

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Solipsist Kaki King

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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

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Flex Victor Wooten

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A Reluctant Star, Sia Deals With Fame On Her Own Terms

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