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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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Quickies: Sexist Locker Room Talk, Non-Fiction Comics, and Paying for Childcare

How to confront sexist “locker room talk,” according to science – “So in the face of uncertainty, he recommends asking others — bystanders on the street, co-workers, or friends, depending …

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Quickies: Gaslighting, Intravenous Vitamins, and Interesting Headstones

Excuse Me, Why Are You Wearing Those Surgical Scrubs Outside The Hospital? – “What I learned reassured me: People wearing scrubs in public places likely aren’t coming directly from an …

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Quickies: Cat Statue, Depression Era Food, and Childcare in the US

A Dearly Departed Istanbul Cat Gets a Commemorative Statue – “Tombili was known for being a chill cat, and this was a common pose for him. But this particular photo …

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