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Half The World Lacks Proper Sanitation. Is It Possible To 'Transform The Toilet'?

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"I am very conscious of the fact that these things that I've internalized are these kind of middle, upper middle-class white American milestones," says author Doree Shafrir about the societal pressures of the perfect job, marriage, and homeownership, "but that didn't make them any less real to me." Diana Ragland /Courtesy of the author hide caption

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A Late Bloomer Makes The Case For Rejecting Life's Typical Timeline

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Newly Released Tapes Go Inside Nixon's White House During The Watergate Scandal

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Adam Serwer On New Book: 'The Cruelty Is The Point' In Trump's America

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How Millennials And The Great Recession Inspired Elizabeth Gonzalez James' Debut Novel

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'The Quiet Americans' Examines Tragic Miscalculations In The CIA's Formative Years

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In 'She Memes Well,' Quinta Brunson Describes The Difficult Path To Her Comedy Career

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Ibram X. Kendi Recommends 6 Books To Help Your Kids Understand Race

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Former Biden Advisor Analyzes U.S. Pandemic Response In New Book

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A Father's Day Gift From Meghan To Harry Is Now A Kids' Book

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'Forget The Alamo' Author Says We Have The Texas Origin Story All Wrong

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In 'Somebody's Daughter' Ashley C. Ford Confronts The Crimes Of Her Father

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