Tagged with “childhood” (13)

  1. Can Family Secrets Make You Sick? : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult’s physical health.


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  2. 10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don’t more doctors ask? Some say they aren’t equipped to deal with the answers.


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  3. Totally Cerebral: The Man Without a Memory

    Imagine that every time you met someone new, the moment they left the room you forgot you had ever spoken to them, and when they returned it was as if you had never seen them before. Imagine remembering your childhood, your parents, the history you learned in school, but never being able to form a new long term memory after the age of 27.

    Welcome to the life of the famous amnesic patient “HM”, who had experimental surgery to relieve his terrible epilepsy, and woke up with a profound memory impairment. Neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin studied HM for almost half a century, and considered him a friend, even though he could never remember how he knew her. Suzanne gives us a glimpse of what daily life was like for him, and his tremendous contribution to our understanding of how our memories work.


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  4. Paul Auster’s “Winter Journal”

    Paul Auster remembers the car accident that nearly killed him and his family. It’s one of a series of brushes with death from his new book, "Winter Journal." Auster also recalls dirty fights as a child, sitting next to his mother’s lifeless body as an adult, the crumbling of his first marriage and the slow breakdown of his own body over time. Paul Auster joins us to talk about aging, death and the power of the written word.


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  5. Matthew Klam reads Charles D’Ambrosio’s “The Point”

    Matthew Klam reads Charles D’Ambrosio’s "The Point" and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Point" was published in the October 1, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and was the title story of D’Ambrosio’s first collection. Matthew Klam’s most recent book of stories is "Sam the Cat."

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  6. The Good Part | You Look Nice Today

    NoJackets You’re gonna love it—the guitar does this “Wheeee!” thing while the drums go all “Chukka chukka booda booda.” OK, here it comes. Shhhh! No wait, that’s not it. Almost there, just


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  7. Radiolab: Escape!

    The walls are closing in, you’ve got no way out… and then, suddenly, you escape! This hour, stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs.

    We kick things off with a true escape artist—a man who’s broken out of jail more times than anyone alive. We try to figure out why he keeps running… and whether he will ever stop. Then, the ingeniously simple question that led Isaac Newton to an enormous intellectual breakthrough: why doesn’t the moon fall out of the sky? In the wake of Newton’s new idea, we find ourselves in a strange space at the edge of the solar system, about to cross a boundary beyond which we know nothing. Finally, we hear the story of a blind kid who freed himself from an unhappy childhood by climbing into the telephone system, and bending it to his will.


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  8. Jay-Z ‘Decoded:’ The Fresh Air Interview

    Long before he sold 50 million records worldwide — and before he appeared alongside Warren Buffett on the cover of Fortune magazine, accumulated 10 Grammy Awards and became the CEO of his own record label — Jay-Z was living with his mom in the Marcy Houses housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, just trying to survive day by day.


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  9. Jamaica Kincaid’s “Figures in the Distance.”

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reads Jamaica Kincaid’s "Figures in the Distance."

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  10. Insectopedia

    Michael Krasny talks with author and anthropologist Hugh Raffles about his book "Insectopedia," which explores the ties between human beings and insects. Raffles teaches anthropology at The New School and is also the author of "In Amazonia: A Natural History."


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