The Pulse – February 7, 2014

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    On this edition of The Pulse, we explore the question of how kids impact life satisfaction and happiness. We talk with Jennifer Senior about her new book called “All Joy and no Fun” as well as Angus Deaton, a professor of international affairs and economics at Princeton University about his recently published paper on this topic.

    In this week’s Patient Files segment, 22-year-old Emma Straub shares her story of living with a rare auto-immune disease called Scleroderma.

    Our Citizen Science segment details the launch of this year’s Great American Bird Watch and we head to the library to hear how librarians are taking on a role beyond that of a traditional book caretaker.

    We’ll also take a trip to Villanova University, where scientists, art historians and restoration experts are bringing an enormous 17th century painting back to its original glory.

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