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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many will have missed a decade or more of work.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
July 27, 2014 | NPR · Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.
 
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July 27, 2014 | NPR · The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Interpersonal communication

Mar 8, 2011 — The Republican media strategist has helped craft many sound bites and political phrases during his career — from "death tax" to "the Contract with America." In his book, Win, Luntz argues that careful communication is as essential to business as it is to politics.
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Sep 8, 2009 — She borrows your clothes. She knows your secrets. She drives you crazy. You can't live without her. Linguist Deborah Tannen interviewed 100 women (including her own big sisters) for her new book, You Were Always Mom's Favorite.
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Jan 27, 2009 — President Obama is setting precedents in ways he probably never anticipated — from showing people it's OK to befriend others different from themselves to showing them it's OK to shop at J. Crew. But as the first president to own a BlackBerry, David Shipley says, Obama needs to lead by example and show America when BlackBerrying is OK and when to put the thing away.
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Aug 22, 2008 — Is persuasion an art or a science? Robert Cialdini, a social psychologist, explains how a little psychology can improve your shot at getting what you want. Cialdini is one of the authors of Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive.
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Aug 9, 2007 — A recent study has debunked the popular myth that women talk more than men. A research team recorded the conversations of nearly 400 college students to estimate how many words men and women speak each day — and found that there isn't much difference at all.
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Dec 8, 2006 — 'Tis the season for parties. For many they're a joyful occasion. But for some they're a terrifying experience. You walk into the room. Then what? Have no fear. Learn conversation-survival techniques from a mingling maven.
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Jan 25, 2006 — In her 1990 best-selling book, You Just Don't Understand, linguist Deborah Tannen argued that men and women speak different languages. Now she's taking on the relationship between mothers and daughters.
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May 25, 2005 — More than three-quarters of Americans say they are micromanaged in the workplace. Management consultant Harry Chambers, author of My Way or the Highway: The Micromanagement Survival Guide explains the classic characteristics of micromanagers and how best to deal with them.
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