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The mood boost of talking to strangers may seem fleeting, but the research on well-being, scientists say, suggests that a happy life is made up of a high frequency of positive events. Even small positive experiences — chatting with a stranger in an elevator — can make a difference. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World

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Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore holds up a silicon wafer at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., in 2005. Moore's prediction 50 years ago, called Moore's Law, has been the basis for the digital revolution. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

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For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

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A screengrab shows three highly funded Design projects currently on Kickstarter's site. The company's founder say they will require more information about the challenges potential entrepreneurs could face. NPR hide caption

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