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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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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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