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What Makes Us Click: How Online Dating Shapes Our Relationships

As Americans try new ways to connect, the norms of dating are evolving. So how has online dating changed the connections we make?

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Acid Raindrops People Under The Stairs

Young women cosplay as the main characters of the mobile game Arena of Valor in Tianjin, China, in October. More than half the game's players in China are female. Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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China's Most Popular Mobile Game Charges Into American Market

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Lobby Theme Hans Zimmer
Django Django Daisuke Ishiwatari, Norichika Sato

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Can Home Health Visits Help Keep People Out Of The ER?

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All Around the World Marcus D
Third Person Marcus D
The Origin Reki

Venison is on the winter menu at Cafe Berlin, in Washington, D.C. In this dish, called Jäger Jäger, the venison schnitzel comes with hazelnut spätzle, sautéed mushrooms, and cream sauce. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Why Is Venison On Expensive Plates And Food Pantry Shelves?

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Ever Alone The Soul's Release
Starlet The Soul's Release

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What Makes Us Click: How Online Dating Shapes Our Relationships

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To Help Others, One Couple Talks About Life With Early-Onset Alzheimer's

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