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Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do

Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks.

Jean Couch, 75, perches on the edge of a chair at her home in Los Altos Hills, Calif. She teaches people the art of sitting in chairs without back pain. Erin Brethauer for NPR hide caption

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Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do

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Jerry Gray with his dog, Zoe, whom he also calls Sweetie and Hard Head. Zoe was the only pet his deceased wife, Hilda, would allow in their house. After losing his wife — and now his house — Gray says Zoe means everything to him. "If I lost her, forget it," he says. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Floodwaters From Florence Hit Elderly Hard

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Jennifer Hudson performs during the the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Times They Are A-Changin" Still Speaks To Our Changing Times

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Krista Holland (right) and Regina Wooten, another Wilmington principal, pose with toys Holland brought to a Chapel Hill shelter. Lisa Philip/WUNC hide caption

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When Florence Hit Her School Community, This Principal Stepped Up

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New York Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden performs at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on Sept. 20, 2018 in New York City. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Struggle To Find Their Way

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TV journalist Neha Mahajan could lose her work permit if the Trump administration ends a special program for the spouses of H-1B guest workers. Gunjesh Desai/Courtesy of Neha Mahajan hide caption

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High-Skilled Immigrants Call Out The Trump Administration's 'Hypocrisy'

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