A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty When her once-middle-class family suddenly needed help, Darlena Cunha drove a Mercedes to enroll in the federal nutrition program. "The most embarrassing part was how I felt about myself," she writes.
Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg says we can't always change difficult circumstances, but it is possible to change the way we experience them. That can start with a simple exercise.
Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he will stop prosecuting some people arrested for low-level marijuana possession. But that won't stop the New York Police Department from making arrests.
Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.
'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube Yankovic says the new digital democracy has forced him to focus his craft and reconsider his release strategy — but where pop parody is concerned, "as long as people don't mind, I'll keep doing it."
Jack Antonoff Takes A Break From fun. To Release 'Desire' Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist for the band fun., wanted to break out on his own. Now he has — with his new band, Bleachers. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to him about the debut album, <em>Strange Desire.</em>
The Day That Changed Everything On Mt. Everest On April 18, 16 Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to <em>Outside Magazine</em>'s Grayson Schaffer about the deadliest day in Everest history.
Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.
Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute threatening to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry.