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"The profession we love has been taken over," psychiatrist and novelist Samuel Shem tells NPR, "with us sitting there in front of screens all day, doing data entry in a computer factory." Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Flea Talks About His Wild Childhood In 1970s Hollywood In 'Acid For The Children'

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How Internet Trolls And Online Extremists Are 'Hijacking' American Politics

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Foster Mother Writes About Migrant Child's 3,000-Mile Journey

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After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

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Chef Angie Mar, who has received rave reviews for her New York chophouse Beatrice Inn, has been called a "badass" by the press. While some women have no problem with the word and use it in an entirely complimentary context, many others dislike its bro-culture connotation. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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Nikki Haley Releases New Memoir: 'With All Due Respect'

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Lindy West: 'The Witches Are Coming' — And They Are Rightfully Angry

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In an interview with NPR about her new book, former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid "toxic" and "trashy" Washington — and that she'll campaign for President Trump in 2020. Above, she poses for a portrait at NPR studios in New York City on Nov. 8. Amr Alfiky for NPR hide caption

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Former U.N. Ambassador Haley: Trump Actions 'Not A Good Practice' But Not Impeachable

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Lauren Michele Jackson On 'White Negroes'

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Lara Maiklem searches for treasures along the foreshore of the Thames. Courtesy of Lara Maiklem hide caption

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London's 'Mudlark' Pulls Treasure From The Thames

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British author Bernardine Evaristo poses with her book Girl, Woman, Other. She would later win the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction, an honor she shared with Margaret Atwood. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Booker Prize Is Shared By The 12 Black Brits In 'Girl, Woman, Other'

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