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Quickies

Quickies: Ashley Madison Number Correction, Fish Oil Pills, and Dollhouse Crime Scenes

Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots – “After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real …

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Quickies: Psychics and the Truth, the Boys Club of Animation, and Fact-Checking Nonfiction Books

‘Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex’ – “In the forthcoming documentary Give Me Sex Jesus, the filmmakers Matt Barber and Brittany Machado tell personal stories of struggle …

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Quickies: Scientific Studies, Anti-Abortion Dumpster Divers, and Vitamins for Colds

Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories: Abuse, Sexism, and Erasure – “From getting groped in mosh pits to being passed over for senior positions, no number of years in the industry …

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Quickies: Token Women Have More Stress, the Long Con of Buttered Coffee, and Jorge Ramos’s Immigration Question

‘George’ Wants You To Know: She’s Really Melissa – George is a book about a transgender child, due to be released this month from Scholastic. Check out this author interview. I …

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Cross-post: Trigger Warnings Will Destroy Us ALL! (or not)

Editor’s Note: this piece originally appeared on Grounded Parents and is written by Deek. ***** Trigger Warning: infant death, graphic description of fetal tissue There is this man who stands …

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Quickies: Diversity on TV, Friends with Pyramid Schemes, and Trust (but Verify) Science

Aspiring Screenwriter Was Told Her All-Female Buddy Comedy Would Make a ‘Decent Porn’ – The title says it all. Award-Winning Casting Director Says Diversity Isn’t A Trend, It’s Evolution – …

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Quickies

Quickies: Brown Characters with White Names, Anti-Gay Passive-Aggressive Cakes, and Language Bias in Science

When A Brown Actor Plays A White Character, Who Really Wins? – “And while it may seem like a victory for a brown actor to play a character with a …

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Skepchick Book Club: Ready Player One

Note: details about next month’s book are at the bottom of this post.  Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Honestly, …

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