Morning Cram

Morning Cram
8:05 am
Mon February 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [texting and fighting and zits, oh my! edition]

From NPR: Testy teenagers are nothing new. But a therapist is encouraging parents to not take it personally and hold back from lashing out in anger. The solution to fights with your never-in-by-curfew, texting-at-the-table adolescent is get to the source of their anger or embarassment, not just pile yours on top of it.

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Morning Cram
8:02 am
Fri February 8, 2013

The Morning Cram [don’t worry be happy edition]

From NPR: As the U.S. considers tabulating a happiness index, some wonder about the “squishiness” of happiness data.

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Morning Cram
8:16 am
Thu February 7, 2013

The Morning Cram [are you a belieber? edition]

From NPR: The Grammy Awards have one nomination rocking the music world, but in a bad way. Liechtenstein's Al Walser is up for a best dance single for “I Can’t Live Without You,” mostly because he used the social networking site Grammy 365 to lobby for votes.

In other Grammy news, Justin Bieber’s upset he didn’t get any noms.

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Morning Cram
8:24 am
Wed February 6, 2013

The Morning Cram [the ikea effect edition]

From NPR: For most, making or assembling things with your hands develops a sense of pride in your workmanship. Researches are now asking if labor actually leads to love instead of the other way around. Feel a need to test it out? So do all the other people running to their nearest Scandinavian do-it-yourself furniture store.

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Morning Cram
9:03 am
Tue February 5, 2013

The Morning Cram [ballistic bunheads edition]

From NPR: Tensions in the world’s most prestigious dance company, Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, have reached a high point with an attack on the group’s artistic director. Sergei Filin was outside his home when a masked man threw acid in his face. Until he recovers, the company’s production of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring has been postponed.

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Morning Cram
8:15 am
Mon February 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [let the wild rumpus begin edition]

From NPR: A friend of the late children’s author Maurice Sendak reflects on the author’s life and the meaning behind his final book, My Brother’s Book.

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Morning Cram
8:35 am
Fri February 1, 2013

The Morning Cram [all aboard! edition]

The largest railroad terminal in the world opened its doors 100 years ago. Grand Central Terminal in New York City no longer serves long-distance trains, but is still a vibrant part of the city's image.

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Morning Cram
8:53 am
Thu January 31, 2013

The Morning Cram [I’m a man edition]

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Ben Harper grew up roaming the aisles and restoring guitars at his family's music store Going on its 60th year of business, the storefront in Southern California is where Harper first discovered the harmonica playing of blues legend Charlie Musselwhite. Now Harper and Musselwhite have collaborated on a new album that revives the spirit of first generation Blues artists.

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Morning Cram
8:56 am
Wed January 30, 2013

The Morning Cram [breakfast of champions edition]

Scarf this down. A Spanish study is showing overweight people who ate most of their calories before 3 p.m. lost significantly more weight than their counterparts who were nighttime eaters.

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Morning Cram
8:59 am
Tue January 29, 2013

The Morning Cram [diverging roads edition]

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the poet Robert Frost and fans of Frost are excited after a rare collection of Frost material was just donated to the State University of New York.

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