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Feisty. Ambitious. Lucky. Female Writers On The Words That Undermine Women

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Trauma surgeon David Nott, shown above in Bangladesh, has volunteered in war zones and disaster areas around the world. Now he's treating COVID-19 patients in London. David Nott Foundation hide caption

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'War Doctor' Says Treating COVID-19 Is Like Fighting An Invisible Enemy

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"I wouldn't say I was head over heels. I mean, I barely knew the guy. But, somehow, I had this feeling that he was going to be the one. Or at least I really, really hoped he was." Andrews McMeel Publishing hide caption

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Want To Hear A Frank, Funny 'Muslim Love Story'? 'That Can Be Arranged'

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NPR asked our audience to find inspiration in — and then write an ekphrastic poem about — two paintings: Heat Wave by Kadir Nelson (left) and Young Woman At A Window by Salvador Dali. Kadir Nelson and Salvador Dali hide caption

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'Social Distance': A Community-Style Poem To Help You Feel Less Isolated

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One of our moments of joy features Shangela, seen here performing onstage during The AT&T Big Queer Brunch on July 21, 2019. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images hide caption

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Dolly Parton will read children's books on a video stream once a week, drawing titles from her Imagination Library. She's seen here performing in Nashville, Tenn., in January. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images hide caption

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We Need Art Right Now. Here's How To Get Into Poetry

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An 1887 self-portrait by artist Vincent van Gogh from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Another van Gogh painting was stolen from a Dutch museum early Monday morning. Marc Deville/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Opera singer Plácido Domingo, shown here speaking in Spain last July, said earlier this month that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images hide caption

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