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Cross-post: Everybody Calm The Fuck Down About Your Sunscreen

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Jenny Splitter and originally published at Grounded Parents. ***** I was hoping this summer would be a quiet one for sunscreen. Yes, the Environmental Working …

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Quickies

Quickies: Abigail Fisher, Supreme Court Verdict Summary, and the Myths of Abortion

All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me – “Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I ‘tutored’ entitled teenagers through the …

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Quickies: Don’t Mess with John Lewis, Trump and Bad Scientific Studies, and Fighting Violence in California Wine Industry

Representative John Lewis is Not to be Trifled With – “You may disagree with Representative John Lewis. In Georgia, you may vote against him. You can send angry letters to his …

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Quickies: UFO Conventions, the “Plight” of Conservative Feminists, and Fictional Holidays

Making Contact: A Look At The World’s Biggest UFO Convention – “Whatever your conspiracy, it’s served there. Some of it even had a slice (paper-thin) of science. The links between psychedelic …

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Feminism

Questionable Advertising: Slutty Lab Supplies

Even though I work in science, I am not usually confronted with raw sexism as if I were working in the world of Mad Men. Occasionally, however, I am reminded that …

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Quickies: Marathon vs. 5k, the Parenting Happiness Gap, and Don’t Wake Daddy

In The Wake Of Tragedy, Black Parents Face A Racist Double Standard – “In America, white parents are allowed to make mistakes. They are human. They are forgiven for looking …

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Quickies: Space Debris, the Mistrust of Science, and Saving Sarah

Could a satellite fall on your head? – “As the amount of debris in orbit grows, the chances of a piece of space junk hitting other satellites or a crewed …

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Quickies: Dropping Ants from the Empire State Building, Lack of Opioid Support for Addicts After Surgery, and Hillary Clinton’s Clothes

Carrie Fisher: tell me your story, I’ll tell you mine – Carrie Fisher has a new advice column for The Guardian and it’s delightful. From Pteryxx H. If you drop an ant …

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