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Quickies: Finn from Star Wars, Building a House on Mars, and How Teamwork Affects Women

Why Finn is the Best Character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – “I wonder if the idea that ‘Finn isn’t a cool enough hero’ is tied to perceptions of …

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Quickies: Leslie Jones, Shutting Down Racist Coworkers, and Why the MBTI is Meaningless

The Year in Weird Contentions – “Richard Dawkins is a grown man, a best-selling author, a prize-winning scientist and an emeritus fellow at Oxford. On Twitter, he is something else …

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Quickies: Defining GMOs, Reconsidering Groupies, and Neglected Diseases

It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs” – This article goes through the different “definitions” of what constitutes a “GMO” and explains why each one is misleading. The Heavily Judged Female …

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Quickies: Beauty Tips from the Victorians, Teaching Creationism in School, and Curing Cancer

The Poisonous Beauty Advice Columns of Victorian England – “Glass and tin bottles hide snug in a case, waiting for a woman’s daily ritual. She reaches for a bottle of …

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Quickies: Surnames, Sweet Potatoes, and Star Wars

‘Bill Wants To Meet You’: Why Political Fundraising Emails Work – “Here’s the thing: as odd as some of these messages appear to be, campaigns know they work. Most political operations …

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Quickies: Gut Proteins, Menstrual Taboos, and Old-Timey Tinder

All Politicians Lie. Some Lie More Than Others – Fact-cheecking politicians,  with a handy chart showing the percentage of truths vs. lies per candidate. From Veronica. No, poverty is not a …

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Quickies: Microloan Research, Star Wars Activism, and Doctor Abuse

Microloans Don’t Solve Poverty – “Researchers say the recent studies carry a broader message about the need for rigorous research in charitable programs.” What Rape Apologists Need to Learn From …

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Quickies: Carrie Fisher, Martians, and Prisoners’ Rights

“Stop telling me I’m poisoning my kids”: Food crusaders, sancti-mommies and the rise of entitled eaters – “I was an all-organic, clean-eating, sugar-free mom, too. It drove my family insane …

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