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This Obnoxious Face Lotion is “Chemical-Free” and Infused with Magical Thinking

Have you ever felt like you have too much money and that your skincare products don’t have enough energy infused in them? Are you afraid of chemicals? Good news, I …

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Quickies: Side Saddle, Antibiotic Resistance Breakthrough, and Inside the (Canceled) Trump Rally

The Surprising Resurgence of Side Saddle – The history in this article is a cool reminder of all the bullshit women have had to put up with to preserve the …

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Quickies: Homelessness, a History of the Golden Girls, and Junk Science in the Courtroom

I’ve been homeless 3 times. The problem isn’t drugs or mental illness — it’s poverty. – “Such low income, combined with a perfect storm of unaffordable rent, incompatible roommates, non-living …

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Quickies: Children Representing Themselves in Immigration Court, the Gender Bias of the Tampon Tax, and Star Wars Fan Video

The new SAT, explained in 7 annotated sample questions – “As the Common Core takes hold in classrooms and national concern grows about income inequality, the test is supposed to be …

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Quickies: Ancient Dentistry, the Economics of Star Trek, and the Effect of Space Travel on the Human Body

South Dakota Governor Vetoes Bill Stipulating Transgender Students’ Bathroom Use – “Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill that would have required transgender students in South Dakota’s public schools to …

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Quickies: Goats Breastfeeding Babies, Sexual Harassment in Indie Music, and “Slavery with a Smile”

“You Will Be Tokenized”: Speaking Out About the State of Diversity in Publishing – “Publishing doesn’t exist in a bubble. Systemic and individual racism, misogyny, trans- and homophobia, ableism: these …

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Quickies: the Female Chore Burden, Bitter White People, and Inequality in Children’s Movies

Meet Melody Ellison, New American Girl—and Hopefully a Sign of More Diversity to Come – “It’s great that American Girl has finally given one of the most important eras of …

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Quickies: Desegregation and the Religious Right, Rainbow Unicorns, and Placebos

It Wasn’t Abortion That Formed the Religious Right. It Was Support for Segregation. – “The religious right, who liked to call themselves the ‘moral majority’ at the time, actually organized around …

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