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  1. How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History : The Salt : NPR

    Once people figured out how to roast the seeds of the Coffea plant in the 1400s, coffee took over the world. In doing so, it fueled creativity, revolutions, new business ventures, literature, music — and slavery.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/24/178625554/how-coffee-influenced-the-course-of-history

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  2. For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef : The Salt : NPR

    The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/11/338850091/for-a-more-ordered-life-organize-like-a-chef

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  3. In ‘Um’ Or ‘Uh,’ A Few Clues To What We’re Saying — And Who’s Saying It

    Linguist Mark Liberman, who works at the University of Pennsylvania, says the use of "um" or "uh" can provide signs about the speaker’s gender, language skills and life experience.

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  4. No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead : The Salt : NPR

    High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/05/337834577/no-more-reservations-exclusive-restaurants-require-tickets-instead

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  5. Out Of The Strings Of A Fiddle, The Melodies Of Cold, Craggy Isles : NPR

    The Shetland Islands, a cluster of rocks in the North Sea, is an unusual place. Wealthy from offshore oil, Shetlanders are yet wedded to ancient traditions. And they play the fiddle like no one else.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/08/01/337164757/out-of-the-strings-of-a-fiddle-the-melodies-of-cold-craggy-isles

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  6. Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? : The Salt : NPR

    At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/25/334896524/can-finishing-a-big-bowl-of-ramen-make-dreams-come-true

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  7. ‘Tigerman’ Will Get Its Claws Into You : NPR

    Nick Harkaway’s new novel mixes up a heady brew of comics, longing, tea, murder, post-colonial guilt and mystical tigers. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it’s "not just good, it’s shake-a-granny good."

    http://www.npr.org/2014/07/24/334971240/tigerman-will-get-its-claws-into-you

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  8. What Is Original? : TED Radio Hour : NPR

    When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators.

    http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/321797073/what-is-original

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  9. Interview: Ammon Shea, Author Of ‘Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation’ : NPR

    A new book looks at words that self-appointed linguistic police have declared contraband, like "lunch," which should be a verb, and "balding," a participle formed from an adjective instead of a verb.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/06/03/318574907/from-lunch-n-to-balding-adj-some-words-are-just-bad-english

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  10. TED Radio Hour: Malcolm Gladwell: What Does Spaghetti Sauce Have To Do With Happiness? : NPR

    Author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/05/04/151899611/malcolm-gladwell-what-does-spaghetti-sauce-have-to-do-with-happiness

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