Shots - Health Blog
11:01 pm
Sun November 27, 2011

Got Arthritis? Exercise Can Help

Swimming is one form of exercise that can help prevent arthritis from getting worse, doctors say.
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Originally published on Tue November 29, 2011 10:16 am

If you suffer the pain and stiffness of arthritis, you may not be enthusiastic about exercising. But arthritis specialists say that's exactly what you need to do.

It's advice that 65-year-old Sibyl Zaden has taken to heart. A former marathon runner and triathlete, Zaden now suffers from osteoarthritis in her shoulders and knees. "My problem is lifting my arm," she says. "It's very painful. I can lift it halfway and that's it."

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Digital Life
5:03 pm
Sun November 27, 2011

China's Cyber Threat A High-Stakes Spy Game

Originally published on Sun November 27, 2011 5:30 pm

Ken Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution does a lot of work in China. Visiting about 10 times a year, he does some business consulting, meets with other scholars at universities and sometimes meets with government officials.

Like a lot of us these days, Lieberthal carries electronics with him to do his work. However, he takes a bit more precaution than many business travelers, as he tells weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin.

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Business
2:52 pm
Sun November 27, 2011

The Deregulation Bill That's Drawing Crowds

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In the same month that President Obama's Supercommittee failed to rise above partisanship for the sake of America's economy, a hyper-partisan House of Representatives managed a landslide victory.

The vote was 407 to 18 in favor of the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act. If passed, it would allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund. That means they could raise money over the Internet through relatively small donations from people they don't know. The bill removes barriers to doing business – but this time for the little guy.

Deregulation That Helps Small Businesses

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Religion
2:00 pm
Sun November 27, 2011

Catholics Adjust To Season With New Liturgy

Catholics across the country are celebrating the start of their annual Advent season in an unfamiliar way. For the first time in four decades, the wording of the official Catholic liturgy has changed. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin talks with Father Carmen D'Amico of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Meadow Lands, Penn., after he performs his first mass with the new translation.

The News Tip On Weekend Edition Sunday
7:53 am
Sun November 27, 2011

The News Tip: Beyond A Strong Brand

In a new book coming out next month, business tycoon and sometimes presidential candidate Donald Trump estimates his entire net worth is $7 billion. Trump says a hefty chunk — some $3 billion — alone covers the "brand value" of the Trump name.

It isn't just pop culture gadflies making a buck from that intangible factor known as "brand value" anymore. Journalists, too, are trying to build their own brands.

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Around the Nation
7:38 am
Sun November 27, 2011

Alaskan Winter Doesn't Freeze Protesters' Resolve

The frigid air needles exposed flesh and sinks through clothing, but that hasn't kept at least one protester from occupying a park in Fairbanks, Alaska, for more than a month. The temperature has been 30 to 40 degrees below zero in recent weeks.

This time of year, the days are short. It's dim, bleak and other-worldly in the nation's northernmost Occupy protest. While local officials want the protesters' tents taken down, occupiers say the shelter is necessary in such cold weather.

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Middle East
7:00 am
Sun November 27, 2011

Sexual Violence On The Rise In Egypt

Protestors in Egypt's Tahrir Square have called for another massive demonstration in advance of Monday's parliamentary elections, bringing on fears of renewed violence on election day. As turmoil continues, sexual violence and paranoia are on the rise. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports from Cairo.

Middle East
7:00 am
Sun November 27, 2011

Egyptians Abroad Vote From Afar

Egyptians living abroad are eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Absentee ballots are being accepted at Egyptian embassies around the world, including Washington, D.C. Several of those voting there spoke with NPR about their hopes as well as their frustrations with the process.

Middle East
7:00 am
Sun November 27, 2011

Protest Roil Alexandria Before Egyptian Elections

Originally published on Sun November 27, 2011 10:51 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. In Egypt today, protests are continuing ahead of tomorrow's parliamentary elections, the first since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak and his replacement by a military council. The turmoil is not limited to Cairo. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is in the city of Alexandria and she joins us now. Welcome, Soraya.

SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Audie.

CORNISH: Describe the mood today in Alexandria.

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Research News
7:00 am
Sun November 27, 2011

An Amnesia Patient's Strange Power Of Recall

Originally published on Sun November 27, 2011 10:51 am

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