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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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Quickies: Religious Language and Diets, Goodbye to Samantha Bee, and Redface in Adam Sandler’s Movie

Purity Through Food: How Religious Ideas Sell Diets – “Levinovitz recounts a confrontation at a farmer’s market, where he asked a vendor whether her juice was processed. She impressed upon …

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Global Quickies: Holy Monkeys in Latvia, Giant T-Rex Statues in Turkey, and a Museum of Poop in Italy

CHILE Ash from volcanic eruption in Chile covers town 18 miles away – “Chile on alert for a fresh eruption after Calbuco volcano burst into life for the first time …

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Quickies: Corporate Christian America, Stories from Baltimore, and Blatant Sexism from a Scientific Journal

Sexist peer review elicits furious Twitter response, PLOS apology – “A peer reviewer’s suggestion that two female researchers find ‘one or two male biologists’ to co-author and help them strengthen …

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