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'How To Cook Everything Fast'? Bittman Says Skip The Prep

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'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid

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For Single Women, An 'Infinite Variety Of Paths'

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Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter Emma as Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares administers a measles vaccination at Miami Children's Hospital. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

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Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

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Book Review: 'All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid'

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Lena Dunham's new collection of personal essays about her relationships, friendships and obsessive-compulsive disorder has received rave reviews. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of Random House hide caption

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Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls'

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Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension

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'Guests' Is A Story Of Mystery, Manners And Dramatic Love

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From Glass To Artificial Light: The Innovations That Got Us To 'Now'

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