Arts & Life

2:38am

Tue January 15, 2013
Losing Our Religion

More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 4:24 pm

(From left) Yusuf Ahmad, Kyle Simpson, and Melissa Adelman also participated in the discussion about religion with NPR's David Greene at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
Coburn Dukehart NPR

One-fifth of Americans are religiously unaffiliated — higher than at any time in recent U.S. history — and those younger than 30 especially seem to be drifting from organized religion. A third of young Americans say they don't belong to any religion.

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2:22am

Tue January 15, 2013
Books News & Features

Hold On To Your Tighty Whities, Captain Underpants Is Back!

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Let's face it. When you're a kid, sometimes adults can be a real drag. The new Captain Underpants book puts it this way: "Did you ever notice how grown-ups hate it when kids are having fun?"

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3:04pm

Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

Women With A Berry-Snacking Habit May Have Healthier Hearts

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 8:08 am

Regular consumption of blueberries, such as these found at Butler's Orchard in Maryland, may prevent heart attacks in middle-aged women.
Maggie Starbard NPR

When it comes to supernutritious foods, the blueberry has long had a health halo floating over it.

Going back to Colonial times when Native Americans and English settlers ground up blueberries and added them to porridge, in both dried and fresh forms, there have been hints of health-promoting effects.

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12:46pm

Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

The Cost Of Being A Nation Of 'Soul Food Junkies'

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 8:27 am

As a new documentary shows, a plate of soul food is loaded with questions about history, identity and health.
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn PBS

11:53am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Country-Fried Bacon

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 8:09 am

A look within.
NPR

There are those who say "just because you can doesn't mean you should," and there are those who try to respond to that, but they can't, because their mouths are full of deep-fried bacon.

Robert, his daughter Talia, and I went to Wiener And Still Champion, a restaurant just north of Chicago, to try some.

Talia: It's like they asked themselves "how do you make bacon more unhealthy?" and then they did it.

Ian: It was this, or sharpen it into little bacon blades and start stabbin'.

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