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Chris Pine says he has "fantastic anxiety dreams." Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images hide caption

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J. Kenji López-Alt talks food, science, and Winnie the Pooh onsies

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Representatives Jasmine Crockett and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Jemal Countess; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; BFA / Warner Bros hide caption

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In 2017, Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee became the first winners of 100&Change for their work with children in the Middle East. Above, Elmo learns how to fly a kite at Azraq Camp, Jordan. Ryan Donnell/Sesame Workshop hide caption

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COMIC: How to have a healthy relationship with guilt

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Author Jenny Erpenbeck's novel Kairos was named this year's winner of the International Booker Prize. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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A German novel about a tortured love affair wins 2024 International Booker Prize

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Years ago, a psychic told Kristen Wiig to move to LA. She left the next day

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Michael McDonald, 72, describes his voice as a "malleable" instrument: "Especially with age, it's like you're constantly renegotiating with it." Timothy White/Sacks & Co. hide caption

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With age and sobriety, Michael McDonald is ready to get personal

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