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We Gossip About 52 Minutes A Day. That May Not Be As Toxic As It Sounds

Gossip has a bad rap. Sure, it can be catty and mean, but research is turning up ways it helps groups build cohesion — and can nudge some individuals to make positive changes in their lives.

Copperhead snakes are one of the four kinds of venomous snakes in the United States. kristianbell/RooM RF/Getty Images hide caption

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How You (And Your Dog) Can Avoid Snake Bites — And What To Do If You Get Bitten

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Eligia González, 84, (left) and her daughter, Carmen Román, 54, brought flowers to the Lares Municipal Cemetery. Román felt she had been deceived, after she realized her grandmother's grave was inaccessible. Erika P. Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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On Mother's Day In Puerto Rico, Hope To Visit A Mother's Grave Turns To Anguish

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In the third and final season of Easy, a show about people whose lives are anything but, Michael Chernus and Elizabeth Reaser reprise their roles as a couple experimenting with an open marriage. Netflix hide caption

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'Easy': How Director Joe Swanberg Improvised A TV Show

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A police officer stands guard inside an Ebola treatment center in Butembo. Rebels attacked the facility on March 9, killing one officer and injuring another. John Wessels /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Threats By Text, A Mob Outside The Door: What Health Workers Face In The Ebola Zone

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Journalists Ervin Guth (left) and Ferenc Nimmerfroh work out of a small office in downtown Pecs, a city in southern Hungary. They and colleague Attila Babos started the independent news site Szabad Pecs (Free Pecs) after the local newspaper where they worked was purchased by a pro-government media company. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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Outlets Strive For Independence In Hungary, Where Most Media Back The Government

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Actress And Singer Doris Day, Hollywood's Girl Next Door, Dies At 97

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