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1:11pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Music Reviews

Bumpy, Bikers And The Story Behind 'Leader Of The Pack'

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 2:48 pm

The Shangri-Las on the cover of the "Leader of the Pack" single.
Courtesy of the artist

12:50pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Television

'Masters Of Sex' Get Unmasterful Treatment On Showtime

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:34 pm

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan portray pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson in a new Showtime series.
Craig Blankenhorn Showtime

Way back in the 1950s — before people tweeted snapshots of their privates or posted their hookup diaries online — it was considered inappropriate to talk too much about sex. The guardians of culture treated it as something better kept in the dark.

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12:45pm

Thu September 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Japan-Based Firms Will Plead Guilty To Price-Fixing Auto Parts

Nine Japan-based firms and two of its executives have agreed to plead guilty to fixing the prices of 30 products sold to U.S. car manufacturers, the Justice Department announced on Thursday.

The companies and executives have also agreed to pay more than $740 million in criminal fines for their role in the scheme.

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11:40am

Thu September 26, 2013
The Salt

Why Can't Fish Oil Supplements Keep Our Brains Sharp?

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 12:22 pm

If you eat fish, rather than take a fish-oil supplement, is there more likely to be a benefit? There's more than a suggestion that this is indeed the case.
Verena J Matthew iStockphoto

Lots of people think of fish as brain food. And there's good reason.

Many kinds of fish — think salmon, sardines, tuna — contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a class of polyunsaturated fat, which have been shown to fight inflammation and improve the function of our neurons.

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11:06am

Thu September 26, 2013
All Tech Considered

What You Emailed Us About Using The 'ACC'

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 12:16 pm

We're still combing through all your emails about the acc.
iStockphoto.com

This morning, I griped about the acc, our newly coined name for the practice of copying a third party on an existing email chain to undermine or pull rank on the original recipient. (The A can stand for angry, awkward, annoying ... or other A-words you might be thinking of ...)

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