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    human interest stories

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Such essay-type articles may be called human interest stories.

    human interest stories = articles for everyone

    human interest = presenting people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that arouses interest or sympathy: a human-interest story.

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: human interest stories

    I'd agree with you.

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    Re: human interest stories

    IMO, 'human interests' is a bit too general. It can mean anything under the sun. That's a broad coverage of the articles you mentioned which are basically about people and their lives.
    How about 'lifestyle' articles?

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