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11:13am

Fri November 22, 2013
The Protojournalist

9 Good Things To Do With Human Hair

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 12:34 pm

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Hair. On a head, it can dazzle. In a drain, it can revile — its repulsive potential right up there next to slime, bugs and vomit.

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9:46am

Fri November 22, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Are There Any Universal Beliefs And Truths?

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 3:23 pm

James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Believers and Doubters.

About Devdutt Pattanaik's TEDTalk

Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West — and shows how these fundamentally different sets of beliefs about God, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another.

About Devdutt Pattanaik

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9:32am

Fri November 22, 2013
TED Radio Hour

How Does A Person Go From Believer To Atheist?

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 3:23 pm

"I felt so lucky to be Catholic and I loved the Catholic school and I loved the nuns ... then when it came to the belief part of it I was always a little bit skeptical" — Julia Sweeney
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Believers and Doubters.

About Julia Sweeney's TEDTalk

When two young Mormon missionaries knocked on performer Julia Sweeney's door one day, it puts Sweeney on a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs.

About Julia Sweeney

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9:32am

Fri November 22, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Is Doubt Essential To Faith?

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 3:10 pm

James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Believers and Doubters.

About Lesley Hazleton's TEDTalk

Writer Lesley Hazleton calls for a new appreciation of doubt and questioning as the foundation of faith — and an end to fundamentalism of all kinds.

About Lesley Hazleton

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9:32am

Fri November 22, 2013
TED Radio Hour

What's The Difference Between Belief And Faith?

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Rev. Billy Graham speaking at a TED conference in 1998.
Courtesy of TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Believers and Doubters.

About Billy Graham's TEDTalk

Speaking at TED in 1998, Rev. Billy Graham marvels at technology's power to improve lives and change the world. But he says technology and science can't do everything: "There's something inside of us that is beyond our understanding." Graham's daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, reflects on her father's idea of the nature of faith.

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9:32am

Fri November 22, 2013
TED Radio Hour

What Can Atheism Learn From Religion?

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 3:23 pm

TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Believers and Doubters.

About Alain de Botton's TEDTalk

What aspects of religion should atheists adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.

About Alain De Botton

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9:31am

Fri November 22, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Believers And Doubters

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 3:29 pm

What does it mean to believe?
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Why do some of us believe and some of us don't? In this hour, TED speakers offer perspectives on belief from all ends of the spectrum, from atheists to the devout.

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8:59am

Fri November 22, 2013
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: $#*! Profanity In Pop Culture And Outdated Tech

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This week's show features something you will very rarely hear from us: bleeping! By which I mean: actual, literal bleeps. Because we're kicking things off with a discussion of profanity, in movies including Anchorman and Die Hard, and in TV shows on cable and broadcast.

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7:56am

Fri November 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Psychic And Author Sylvia Browne Dies

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 8:48 am

Psychic and author Sylvia Browne, seen in this undated photo, said she believed in reincarnation and could help people communicate with their dead loved ones.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:03am

Fri November 22, 2013
Book Reviews

Hard-Core (Food) Porn In 'Anything That Moves'

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 2:06 pm

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There are, among connoisseurs of pornography, many stratified tastes. To cater to those tastes, there are many levels to which the pornography itself might rise (or sink, depending on your moral stance on the topic). There are categories, boundaries, territories of smut that run the gamut from the (relatively) tame to the out-and-out horrifying.

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