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Quickies: Defining sex, alcohol linked to cancers, and autism in the workplace

Finally a sanitary pad advertisement done right! – CN: Blood. Yup, that’s right, a sanitary pad ad that actually shows blood! From Veronica. What is a “male body?” – “The …

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Quickies: Embarrassing Presidential Campaign Logos, Kickstarter Failures, and Ghostbusters

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists – “Before we jump in, some caveats to keep in mind: Our survey was not a scientific poll. For one, …

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Quickies: Cancer center advertising, Ghostbusters physics, and the world’s chicest cult

Cancer centers tripled ad spending in the last decade; are they pushing hope or hype? – “Over the last decade, direct-to-consumer marketing by cancer centers has soared, with much of …

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Global Quickies: Un-Islamic Pokemon Go, Queens in Iran, and Sexual Violence During Running of the Bulls

SPAIN It’s running of the bulls season so, as every year, this happens: “Police in Pamplona have arrested 16 men over the last few days as they investigate reports of …

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Quickies: Saving ferrets, Pokemon and anxiety, and subverting nudity in comedy

Government drones spray prairie dogs with M&Ms to help ferrets – “The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to make sure endangered ferrets stay safe from a deadly disease, so …

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Quickies: Harassment as hate crime, Snapchat filters freeing abuse survivors to speak out, and anti-suffragette postcards

Nottinghamshire police to record misogyny and harassment against women as hate crimes – “Nottinghamshire Police announced crimes ranging from harassment on the street to aggressive physical approaches will be recorded …

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Quickies: Abortion Stories, Woman Against Suffrage, and Being a Black Doctor

The Vagina Monologues, But For Abortion – “Remarkably Normal, by its nonfiction nature, explores the complexities in making the choice to terminate a pregnancy—consistent with its goal to spread awareness …

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Quickies: Women-led podcasts, Clue, Clinton, and bloomers

Women-led podcasts take a risk others won’t: Admitting they don’t everything – Most of my favorite podcasts are women-led: 2 Dope Queens, Serial, Death, Sex & Money, My Favorite Murderer, …

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