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Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 2:07 p.m.

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.

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Why Is Brown Rice Sushi So Awful? Here's The Science

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 12:38 p.m.

Sure, brown rice is better for you than refined white rice. But if you cringe when you see it on sushi, there's good reason behind that, and it's rooted in flavor science and biochemistry.

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Hot-Dog Tiaras And Other '70s Dinner Party' Delicacies

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 12:38 p.m.

A food blogger's fascination with retro entertaining pays off in a colorful volume of curious eats.

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Trump's Continued Ties To 'Celebrity Apprentice' Raise More Conflict Questions

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 11:51 a.m.

The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest.

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Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 10:55 a.m.

People living with schizophrenia or other serious mental illnesses say a pet can be not just a comforting companion but a reason to stay engaged with other people — and with life.

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NPR News Nuggets: Purple Lights, Christmas Cheer & Top Selling CD Of 2016

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 9:20 a.m.

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

NPR | Dec. 7, 2016 12:52 p.m.

The new short web film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic or sexy lead. No Long Duk Dong here.

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A Case For Why TV Execs Should Face Critics

NPR | Dec. 6, 2016 1:21 p.m.

Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. This year, many executives will skip a big one in LA — and that concerns critics.

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'Liberal Rednecks' Are Killing Southern Stereotypes With Comedy

NPR | Dec. 6, 2016 5:24 a.m.

Trae Crowder and his fellow comedians call themselves liberal rednecks. They use their southern roots — and thick accents — to attack racism and homophobia.

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Lab-Grown Diamonds Come Into Their Own

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 2:34 p.m.

Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?