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Quickies: Misunderstanding What Healthy Means, Nickel Rides and Freddie Gray, and Carl Sagan and the NAS

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College – “Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student’s …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Quackademic Medicine, the Inspiring Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Laverne Cox’s Playboy Interview

Dr. Oz and the Pathology of ‘Open-Mindedness’ – “In the pursuit of scientific discovery, where is the line between alternative therapies and ‘quackademic’ medicine?” Photos: Forbidden from riding bikes, fearless …

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Skepticism

Cross-Post: The Myth of Magical Thinking

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally posted on Grounded Parents and is written by Angela about the pervasiveness of magical thinking in the infertility community. If you want to read …

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Skepticism

Quickies: The Damage of Fake Medicines, Catcalling, and Why People Misunderstand Each Other

This is Who You Are When You’re Catcalling – “Then the light bulb moment — he realizes that this is not an interview about how best to catcall women but …

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Quickies: Chola Fashion Trends and Feminism, Dinosaur Feathers, and Native American Actors Protest Stereotyped Characters

Why Rich People Think They’re Middle Class – “Chris Christie’s net worth (at least $4 million) is 50 times that of the average American. His household income of $700,000 (his …

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Quickies: What Anti-Vaxxers Sound Like, Racism in Schoolteachers, and Celebrating Single Women’s Lives

This Is What Anti-Vaxxers Sound Like To Normal People – “We all know how ridiculous some of the more staunch anti-vaxxers sound, but this video by Girl Pants Productions highlights …

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Quickies: Gender Bias in Textbooks, Empowered vs. Sexually Objectified, and Public Shaming

Italian Astronaut Wears Star Trek Uniform Aboard International Space Station – “On Friday, Cristoforetti, 37, Tweeted a photo of herself wearing not just any Star Trek uniform but one from …

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Quickies: Scientology Spies, the School-to-Prison Pipeline, and Inspiring Women

Report: Scientology spy pretending to be a Time reporter tries to interview Paul Haggis – “When Haggis’ staff began to research Webber, it became apparent that there was no Time …

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