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Like many American communities, Hillsdale, Michigan elected a new mayor last week. But Michael Sessions is getting a lot more attention than any of the nation's other new government officials.
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Scientists have found that brain growth in very intelligent children is different from that in other children. They say their study is the first to show a link between intelligence and brain development.
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American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 buildings and other structures during his lifetime. One of the most famous is Fallingwater, a house in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.
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For the past 18 years, Jim Allan has run a secretarial center in Los Angeles. He offers typing -- and a lot more. He draws on his background as a corporate lawyer in Canada to teach clients...
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Let's talk about dogs and fences and cattle! More Americans have dogs than have fences, which is why somebody invented so-called invisible fences.
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The "Milk Squad" is a group of nine young men in the eastern American city of Baltimore, Maryland. For them, skateboarding is more than a sport. It is a way of life.
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The verbal phrase “do the math” means to examine the facts and figures to reach a conclusion, especially when the answer is very clear.
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Most dictionaries say the term "eighty-six" comes from employees in the restaurant industry. It means the restaurant has sold out of something.
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Wow! Yesterday’s basketball game was a real nail-biter! It sure was a nail-biter! Both teams were really good.
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An estimated nine million people rock climb in the United States. Millions more take part in the activity around the world. Some do it just for personal satisfaction. Others compete. Rock climbing can be dangerous.
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Today, we talk about an object found in every home. We eat off them. We can also work at them. We play games on them and, at other times, we simply gather around them. They are tables!
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Sometimes hugging a tree isn't enough. That's when "Ponderosa" Harv comes to the rescue. "Okay, so let's pretend you're a tree..." Harv Teitelbaum raises his arms high...
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About half of teenagers in the United States and Japan say they are “addicted” to their smartphones.
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Jen: So you guys just use the iPad for the register? Cupcake Cashier: Uh-huh, yup! It has all of our cupcakes here.
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When talking about a New Year, a resolution is a promise people make to themselves to be better. The person decides to make a serious effort to do something over the next 12 months.
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I think I should ask Lisa to babysit my daughter for a few days. Well, bear in mind that Lisa has never done that before.
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If you don’t mind, can you do me a favor? I don’t mind. What is it?
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Today we are talking about expressions to describe people who are not in their right minds. People who are not in their right minds are not thinking in a normal, healthy way. You might say they are brainwashed.
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Surveys of American teenagers find that about half of them do not get enough sleep on school nights. They get an average of sixty to ninety minutes less than experts say they need.
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Switzerland has opened the world's longest suspension footbridge. It is 494 meters long.
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