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2:32 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies

For some kids who grow up in poverty, the bond developed with Mom is especially important in dealing with stress.
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Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 4:25 am

Why do some children who grow up in poverty do well, while others struggle?

To understand more about this, a group of psychologists recently did a study.

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Science
2:26 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard" airs on Friday, June 7th at 10 pm

Best-selling author and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard offers groundbreaking research to protect against memory loss and offers new ways to offset the risks for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Best-selling author and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard offers groundbreaking research to protect against memory loss and offers new ways to offset the risks for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. By showing three simple steps that can be taken to derail degenerative processes and warning against potential threats to the brain, Dr. Barnard provides viewers with the research-backed information that gives them the power to protect their memory.

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Arts
2:22 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"ThePianoGuys: Live From Red Butte Garden" airs on Thursday, March 14th at 9 pm

YouTube sensation ThePianoGuys, featuring Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, perform at a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Filmed at a September 19 sold-out concert in a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Utah, THEPIANOGUYS: LIVE FROM RED BUTTE GARDEN is the television concert premiere of a musical group on a meteoric rise. YouTube sensation ThePianoGuys, featuring Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, offer new songs and fan favorites — all showcasing the “wow factor” that sets their performances apart.

"ThePianoGuys: Live From Red Butte Garden" airs on Thursday, March 14th at 9:00 p.m.

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Arts
2:17 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino" on Great Performances airs on Friday, March 15th at 8:30 pm

International superstar Andrea Bocelli delightS fans with a new concert of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, filmed in the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy.

International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES once again to delight fans with a new concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world’s most famous love songs.

"Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portifino" on Great Performances can be seen on Friday, March 15th at 8:30 p.m.

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The Salt
2:15 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

The Vaportini: A Cocktail Inhaled, Not Stirred

A sip or a hit? Jack Faller sucks up a bourbon Vaportini at Red Kiva lounge in Chicago.
Courtesy of Andrew Nawrocki/Time Out Chicago

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 2:49 pm

Here at The Salt, we've heard about some whacky cocktail trends swirling around the country recently — from bacon-infused mescals in Washington to liquid nitrogen martinis in San Francisco.

But why do you need to drink your cocktail when you could inhale it instead?

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Arts
2:12 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"A '60s Flashback: Hullabaloo" airs on Wednesday, March 13th at 7 pm

The Animals with Eric Burdon offer their rock classic “It’s My Life.”

Hosted by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, this special is the first-ever retrospective of the fondly remembered and highly influential 1965-66 NBC primetime series “Hullabaloo.” The top singers and groups of the hippest decade present their greatest hits, including the Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Mamas & the Papas, Nancy Sinatra, the Four Seasons and the Animals.

"A '60s Flashback: Hullabaloo" airs on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m.

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Africa
2:08 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Fearing Election Turmoil, Kenyans Seek A Tech Solution

Kenyan authorities are trying to guard against fraud and violence when they hold a presidential election on March 4. Here, voters register on biometric equipment last December in Nairobi.
Simon Maina AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 6:22 pm

As Kenya prepares for a presidential election next Monday, it's trying to prevent a recurrence of the last such poll, in December 2007, when more than 1,000 people were killed in postelection violence.

Last time, technology helped incite that violence. This time, the hope is that technology will help prevent a similar outburst.

Last time around, a text message came on Dec. 31, 2007, four days after a presidential election that many people in the Kalenjin tribe thought was rigged.

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Arts
2:07 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Daniel O'Donnell From the Heartland can be seen on Sunday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m.

Beloved Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell returns to PBS with his melodic voice in this new concert special filmed in Iowa, the Hawkeye State.

Beloved Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell and his melodic voice return to PBS in this new concert special filmed in Iowa, the Hawkeye State. Exuding the same passion and unique sense of humor that have fascinated audiences for years, O’Donnell sings, dances and charms his way into viewers’ hearts with a mix of country, pop hits and fan favorites.

Daniel O'Donnell From the Heartland airs on  Sunday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m.

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The Two-Way
1:24 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Plains Will See Second 'Crippling, Historic Blizzard' In As Many Weeks

Blizzard conditions persist in Lubbock, Texas, on Monday. The storm system packing snow and high winds has been tracking eastward across western Texas toward Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
Betsy Blaney AP

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 3:40 pm

Just a week after a blizzard swept through an area from Western New Mexico to West Texas, another system is dumping record snowfall today.

The headline from the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Tex.? "Crippling, Historic Blizzard Ongoing."

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It's All Politics
1:03 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Would-Be Federal Judges Face The Washington Waiting Game

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 5:23 pm

To understand what's happening with federal judge vacancies, consider this: The Senate voted Monday night to approve the nomination of Robert Bacharach to sit on the federal appeals court based in Denver.

Bacharach had won support from both Republican senators in his home state, and his nomination was approved unanimously. But he still waited more than 260 days for that vote.

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