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August 20, 2014 | NPR · If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
 

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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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Stressed Out

Jul 22, 2014 — An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?
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Jul 17, 2014 — Too stressed to get seven hours of solid shut-eye tonight? Prepare to be even less resilient tomorrow. Stress disrupts sleep, which feeds depression, anxiety — and more stress, scientists say.
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Jul 16, 2014 — Socializing topped the list of stress reducers for those dealing with a great deal of stress, according to an NPR poll. Prayer, meditation, exercise and playing with pets were also common responses.
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Jul 16, 2014 — Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.
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Jul 15, 2014 — Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.
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Jul 14, 2014 — When we don't have enough of something — love, time or money — we spend extraordinary effort worrying about how to get by, research shows. The stress of poverty changes the way people think.
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Jul 14, 2014 — We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.
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Jul 12, 2014 — Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg says we can't always change difficult circumstances, but it is possible to change the way we experience them. That can start with a simple exercise.
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Jul 12, 2014 — On Friday, Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety and stress, came to NPR to answer questions online about coping with stress. Here are some highlights.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Simply watching, reading or listening to steady news coverage of a traumatic event can be as stressful as experiencing the event in person, research suggests.
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