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Quickies: How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist, Draining the Swamp, and the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

The Futuristic Walkman of 1938 Wasn’t Very Portable – “Radio miniaturization was happening at a quick pace in the 1920s, and this was far from the only portable radio of …

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Quickies: Giving Nyarlathotep a Chance, Worst Sex Writing of the Year, and the History of Double Dare

How Alchemy Has Been Depicted in Art Through the Ages – “Some of the symbols shown relate to Venus (linked to copper), Mercury (linked to quicksilver), along with ‘primary catalysts’ …

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Quickies: Lobbying Congress, Homeopathic Treatments, and the Working Class

Obscure punk & fuzz by all-girl bands from the 1970s – These pictures are gorgeous and the songs are awesome. From Alex. How to Effectively Lobby Your Congressperson – “I …

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Quickies: Very Specific Museums, the Electoral College, and How to Spot Fake Data

The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states – “There are several standard stories that I learned in school, and then there’s an emerging story that …

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Quickies: Racist Casting Calls, The Experience of Having an IUD, and The History of Manic Panic

The Men Feminists Left Behind – “What this campaign has shown us is that while feminism has transformed American culture, our politics and the lives of women, men haven’t evolved …

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Quickies: Mark Twain’s Satan, How Ghost Tours Are Exploitative, and Microloan Study

You Asked, We Answer: Can Microloans Lift Women Out Of Poverty? – “Across the board, the findings were damning: To be sure, in all but one of the studies, borrowers …

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Quickies: Creepy Halloween Songs, Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality, and Satanic Panic

14 creepy songs for your Halloween playlist — “Monster Mash” not included – This is a good list but “Monster Mash” will always have a special place on my playlist …

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Quickies: Thing in the Addams Family, Tim Kaine’s Feminism, and Autism in Girls

United Nations for Intersex Awareness – The UN is starting an Intersex Awareness campaign and they’ve also created a video. From their site: “Intersex children don’t need to be ‘fixed’; …

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