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Talk of the Nation for May 3, 2012

"Macho types are inspired by the likes of Jason Statham," pictured here, writes Daniel Jones. Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Confronting Your Crown: Male Pattern Baldness

Confronting Your Crown: Male Pattern Baldness

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Money — how to make it, and what to do with it when you have it — can be problematic for recent graduates. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'Be Richer' By Learning From Parents' Mistakes

'Be Richer' By Learning From Parents' Mistakes

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1 World Trade Center: Filling The 'Void In The Sky'

1 World Trade Center: Filling The 'Void In The Sky'

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Talk of the Nation for May 2, 2012

Talk of the Nation for May 1, 2012

Susan Gubar is a professor emeritus of English at Indiana University, Bloomington, and co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. Donald Gray/ hide caption

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'Debulked Woman': Ovarian Cancer's Grim Reality

'Debulked Woman': Ovarian Cancer's Grim Reality

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Talk of the Nation for April 30, 2012

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On Jazz Day, Jason Moran Makes The Case For Relevance

On Jazz Day, Jason Moran Makes The Case For Relevance

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Talk of the Nation for April 27, 2012