NPR News: The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting

The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting
Many parents think they can shape their child into a particular kind of adult. Psychologist Alison Gopnik says the science suggests otherwise.

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Wiktionary: Word of the day for December 12, 2017

Wiktionary , proper n :
A collaborative project run by the Wikimedia Foundation to produce a free and complete dictionary in every language.
The dictionaries, collectively, produced by that project.
A particular version of this dictionary project, written in a certain language, such as the English-language Wiktionary (often known simply as the English Wiktionary).
Happy birthday to us! Wiktionary went online on this day in 2002.

NPR News: After Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits As Of Jan. 1

After Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits As Of Jan. 1
A federal judge upheld a temporary injunction against President Trump’s ban on new trans troops in the military. Now, the Pentagon faces a deadline to begin accepting these applicants in the new year.

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NPR News: How Labels Can Affect People’s Personalities And Potential

How Labels Can Affect People’s Personalities And Potential
What is it that makes you…you? How much of a person’s personality and potential are based on the expectations of others? NPR’s Shankar Vedantam explores new research that suggests the labels we use to categorize people affect not just who they are now, but who they’ll become in the future.

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NPR News: Christopher Plummer Nominated For Golden Globe After Replacing Kevin Spacey

Christopher Plummer Nominated For Golden Globe After Replacing Kevin Spacey
The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

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NPR News: Civil Rights Reporters, Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr. And Roy Reed, Die At 99 And 87

Civil Rights Reporters, Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr. And Roy Reed, Die At 99 And 87
Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr., risked his life to cover the civil rights movement in the 1950s and ’60s for Jet and Ebony magazines. He was the first black reporter hired by The Washington Post. Roy Reed covered the movement for The New York Times and was tear-gassed covering the Bloody Sunday marchers. Booker, 99, and Reed, 87, died on Sunday.

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