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Parenting
12:15 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Diverse Summer Reading Picks For Kids

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 1:09 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but maybe you just need a few moms and dads in your corner. Every week we check in with a diverse group of parents for their common sense and savvy advice. And today we want to get their advice about summer reading. If you have small people or teenagers in your house, then you are probably already in the throes of summeritis. And yes, I think I just made that word up. It means that the kids are ready for the reading, writing and arithmetic to end.

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Health
12:15 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

'Wait To Worry' About Challenges

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 1:09 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN: As we've just heard, being fired or losing your job is something that a lot of people have had to worry about in recent years. But our next guest has some advice for those of us who tend to worry a lot about life's what-ifs. That advice is to wait. Columnist Steven Petrow recently wrote about his epiphany and learning how to wait to worry for The Washington Post. In the piece, he talked about how he decided to stop worrying about stuff that hadn't even happened yet. Steven Petrow is with us now. Welcome back. Thanks so much for joining us once again.

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Money Coach
12:15 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 1:09 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN: I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly conversation about personal finance - one of our money coach conversations. We've been hearing that the economy is slowly but surely picking up, which means that finally people are getting hired again. But in some industries, people are still getting laid off. And unfortunately, we know a little bit about that ourselves.

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Education
12:15 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 1:09 pm

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The Two-Way
12:11 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Leggo My Legos! Australian Toy Stores Hit By Series Of Thefts

An Australian detective says a recent string of Lego thefts sounds like the work of organized criminals.
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Toy stores in Australia have been hit by a series of high-dollar Lego heists, and a police detective thinks the thefts might be the work of a crime syndicate specifically targeting the toys.

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