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4:41pm

Sun September 1, 2013
Business

When Stress Takes Over, Employee Burnout Can Set In

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 6:16 pm

Pushing workers only goes so far, says one long-time human resources manager.
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As Labor Day honors American workers, stress weighs on many. A changing world — and therefore a changing workplace — has many employees on the job and staring at screens for hours upon hours. Some have reached a breaking point.

John Challenger, CEO of workplace consulting company Challenger, Gray & Christmas, diagnoses burnout. He tells NPR's Jacki Lyden stress can manifest emotionally, mentally or physically. "It can be combined with doubts about your confidence or the value of the work you do," he says.

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4:04pm

Sun September 1, 2013
Religion

Cowboy Church: With Rodeo Arena, They 'Do Church Different'

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 7:36 pm

A Western motif greets visitors to the Cowboy Church of Ellis County, in Waxahachie, Texas. About 1,700 people attend the church on Sundays.
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It's Sunday morning at the Cowboy Church of Santa Fe County, N.M. You know you're there because of the chuck wagon parked by the highway.

You couldn't find a more nonreligious-looking building. The church is a charmless metal warehouse on a concrete slab. Inside, the altar is decorated like a set from a 1950s western — complete with saddles, hats, boots, a lasso and wagon wheel.

The band has just kicked off with "I Think God Must Be a Cowboy at Heart," and about 30 people in folding chairs are tapping their feet.

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4:04pm

Sun September 1, 2013
Music Interviews

Kathleen Hanna On Working Through Illness And Focusing Anger

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 5:18 pm

Kathleen Hanna (center) is the frontwoman of The Julie Ruin. The band's debut album is titled Run Fast.
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4:04pm

Sun September 1, 2013
Television

'Cold Justice' Is Coming To A Small Town (And TV) Near You

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 5:18 pm

In her 21 years as a prosecutor, Kelly Siegler successfully tried 68 murder cases.
John Nowak

Television has served up sass and brass with its female crime solvers for decades: Angie Dickenson in Police Woman, in the 1970s, Cagney and Lacey in the 80s, and the modern duo Rizzoli and Isles on TNT.

This fall, that network has decided to forget the script. It has two more sleuths who've already cracked thousands of real crime scenes and racked up dozens of victories in court.

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4:21pm

Sat August 31, 2013
Education

What Makes The 'Smartest Kids In The World'?

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 9:06 am

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JACKIE LYDEN, HOST:

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