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Quickies: Roombas, Bacteria, and Medical Marijuana Studies

They were strangers at the starting line. Less than 20 minutes later, they were eternally linked. – “In a sport measured by a running clock and at a global event …

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Quickies: Villainesses, Baltimore, and Deadly Snails

L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them – I’m definitely adding this one to my reading list. Studies shine light on …

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Quickies: More About the Olympics, Microbe Science, and Childbirth in America

In Brazil, I was most impressed by feats of strength outside Olympic arenas – “I began to notice that strength in less obvious ways, too: Hotel workers meeting near the …

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Quickies: Ghostwriter, Margot Robbie, and the Trans/Adoption Correlation

Ghostwriter: The Most Literary ’90s Kids Show – “They were all budding poets, songwriters, gamers, trivia aficionados, and mystery lovers, demonstrating that there are myriad ways to engage with language. …

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Quickies: Snopes in a Post-Truth Era, Stinky City Planning, and Malia Obama Acts Like a Teenger (Because She Is One)

This Just In. Malia Obama Seen Acting Like a Teenage Girl – “In truth, there’s nothing Malia Obama could or couldn’t do that would win universal approval. Her achievements are …

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Quickies: South Korea’s “Gamergate,” Scientology in Taiwan, and Men’s Inherent Distrust of Women

Instagram is building the anti-harassment tools Twitter won’t – “Instagram has been building a series of anti-harassment tools and plans to roll some of them out to all users in …

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Quickies: Cosplaying to Protest Racist Dress Code, Leslie Jones and Black Humanity, and Bill O’Reilly Affirms Terribleness

When The Boss Institutes A Strict Dress Code, Start Cosplaying At Work – “Office dress codes are a real drag, even with Casual Fridays, but employees who want to keep …

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Quickies: The Killing Joke Movie Disaster, the Pressure of Creating Perfect Bento Boxes, and Donald Trump’s Racist Dad

 The Killing Joke Movie Is a Disaster, Right Down to Its Comic-Con Panel – “It was during the Q&A that things got dicey. A Joker cosplayer asked the writers why …

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