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5:14pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Research News

Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

As the U.S. workforce continues to become more diverse, researchers are now more than ever examining diversity and bias in the work place.
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There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity.

Michelle Duguid, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, tells NPR's Arun Rath that, intuitively, that assumption makes sense.

"People should be able to freely think, throw any crazy ideas, and any constraint would actually dampen creativity," Duguid says.

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4:53pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Shots - Health News

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 6:15 pm

When he was 59 years old, Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Five years later, he is speaking publicly about his experience, even as his symptoms worsen.
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This is the first in a series, "Inside Alzheimer's," about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O'Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent time with his three children and wife.

But he had also started to notice changes in himself. He was forgetting things, and his judgment sometimes seemed to fail him. Meanwhile, his own mother was dying of Alzheimer's disease.

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4:53pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Author Interviews

'Driving The King' A Story Long In The Works

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 6:15 pm

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4:20pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Latin America

For U.S. And Cuba, A Slow Walk To Re-Establishing Ties

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 8:02 pm

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4:20pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Sports

Former Wrestlers Sue, Say WWE Ignored Injuries

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 6:15 pm

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Two fighters who used to perform for World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, are suing the company, alleging that it ignored signs of brain damage. NPR's Jasmine Garsd has more.

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