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Centuries-old cherries were found at George Washington's home. What can they tell us?

Archaeologists unearthed 35 bottles of cherries from the cellar of George Washington's Mount Vernon. The 250-year-old fruits, many still intact, can shed new light on those who lived and worked there.

20/06/2024

U.S. home prices have far outpaced paychecks. See what it looks like where you live

In nearly half of metro areas, buyers must make more than $100,000 to afford a median-priced home, a Harvard University report finds. And home prices this year reached a new all-time high.

20/06/2024

A supermarket trip may soon look different, thanks to electronic shelf labels

With electronic shelf labels, prices can change up to six times a minute. Grocers including Walmart, Whole Foods and Schnucks are adopting them.

19/06/2024

Appreciating our enslaved ancestors despite the relics of the Confederacy

Code Switch co-host B.A. Parker on what to do with the debris of Southern sins as we celebrate Juneteenth.

19/06/2024

Howard Blatt, stroke survivor who co-founded an aphasia support group, died at 88

After a stroke left Howard Blatt unable to speak, he helped create a support group for other people with aphasia, a brain condition that impairs communication. He recently died at age 88.

19/06/2024

Heat wave safety tips from the world's first chief heat officer

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Miami Chief Heat Officer Jane Gilbert about the measures she is taking to help residents during this week's heat wave.

19/06/2024

She was sobbing in the hospital hallway — then felt a comforting hand on her shoulder

In 1996, Lorrie Paul was in the hospital, visiting her ailing father. As she sobbed in the hallway, a kind stranger walked by and offered comfort.

19/06/2024

Prevention task force recommends intensive counseling for kids with obesity

The influential US Preventive Services Task Force urged behavioral counseling for children and teens with very high BMI. Notably the group did not include Ozempic-like drugs in the recommendation.

18/06/2024

Full body scans miss the mark when it comes to improving U.S. disease prevention

Celebrity influencers are promoting the pricey scans to catch disease early, but a doctor argues the U.S. should focus instead on reaching everyone with proven screenings and prevention strategies.

18/06/2024

If AI is so good, why are there still so many jobs for translators?

Machine translation of foreign languages has been good for a while. And yet human translators are still in demand. Why isn’t AI killing these jobs? And even if it isn’t, how is it reshaping them?

18/06/2024

Wanna be a good dad? A 'School for Men' teaches diapering, ponytail making

An innovative program in Colombia gives men a chance to master the skills needed to be a hands-on dad — and become closer to their kids along the way.

16/06/2024

Protectors, confidants, supporters: readers share stories of the dads that shaped them

For Father's Day, we asked readers about the most influential father figures in their lives. From dads to husbands to single moms who stepped up, these are the people who shaped readers' lives.

16/06/2024

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