Two years ago, Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois was paralyzed on his left side by a stroke. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about his recovery and his hopes for other stroke victims.
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The only American to medal in biathlon, Army veteran Andy Soule did it with just his arms. Soule and other service members are bringing their speed and precision to the grueling competition in Sochi.
The study finding that men who prey on women in bars don't have to be drunk to behave badly really hit a nerve. So did the notion that if women drink, they're more likely to be targeted.
Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.
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We’ve known for a long time that obesity is one of the greatest health risks confronting Americans. We also know that the challenge for many people starts early. Now there’s new research out today that adds to our understanding about one risk factor for childhood obesity: having a television in the bedroom.