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Quickies

Quickies: Advice for Dealing with Feeemales, Media Coverage of White Gang Violence, and Nudity in Game of Thrones

Advice for Interacting With Women, or Advice for Interacting With Children? – “When Austin, Texas, elected a majority-female city council, the city hosted a workshop on interacting with women in …

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Quickies: GMOs, Angry Robots, and Stuntwoman Pictures from Mad Max

The Biggest Concerns About GMO Food Aren’t Really About GMOs – “Passing around infographics about which GMO-containing foods to boycott, or putting tons of effort into passing GMO labeling laws, …

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Book ClubFeatured

Skepchick Book Club: Bright-sided

Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich. I was drawn to this book because …

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Quickies: Bone Broths, Misinformed Senators, and Amy Poehler is Wonderful

America wants Harriet Tubman on $20 bill – “Right now, our currency is very male and very white. A grassroots campaign called Women on 20s hopes to change that, and …

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Quickies: Jon Krakauer Faces Heckler, Poly Families and the Law, and the Legacy of Segregation

Here’s What Happens When You Report Sexual Misconduct on the Subway – Send this article to the next person who chastises anyone for not reporting sexual assault to the police. …

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Global Quickies: Lots of Photo Essays, Pink Bikers in Liberia, and Interesting Names in Brazil

It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Check out how people celebrate this holiday all over the world. AUSTRALIA Indigenous Australia exhibition tells many stories – “The exhibition contains some of the earliest …

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Science

Cross-Post: Losing My Religion: A Review of The Gluten Lie

Editor’s Note: This cross-post originally appeared on Grounded Parents and is written by Jenny Splitter ***** Two topics always seem to inspire a robust conversation on my Facebook feed — diet …

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Quickies: Edison’s Creepy Talking Dolls, Scientific American’s Past Predictions, and the Decline of Pseudoscience

Ghostly Voices From Thomas Edison’s Dolls Can Now Be Heard – “Though Robin and Joan Rolfs owned two rare talking dolls manufactured by Thomas Edison’s phonograph company in 1890, they …

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