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The specialty grocer Trader Joe's says next year it will end its policy of offering health benefits for part-time workers. Instead, the store will offer part-timers cash to help buy coverage. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Jonathan Noyes started binging on food after a stressful period in his family's life, including his father's job loss and his grandmother's cancer. Maggie Starbard /NPR hide caption

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Would time spent with Anton Chekov, famed for his subtle, flawed characters, make you a better judge of human nature? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Unless it's strep throat, antibiotics are unlikely to help you get over a sore throat. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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