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Quickies: Sexy Headless Women of Hollywood, Angry Bible Woman, and When to Use Fancy Salt

Why the Victorians Were So Terrified of Death by Poison – “This fear was driven partly by obsessive newspaper coverage of sensational poisoning cases, but as Linda Stratmann makes clear …

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Quickies: The most successful female Everest climber, tuberculosis, and an upskirt ad

The most successful female Everest climber of all time is a housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut – Via. How tuberculosis shaped Victorian fashion – The trailing skirt of death! A Black …

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Quickies: Promoting diversity, femojis, and picky eating

The only people who aren’t penalized for promoting diversity at work are white men – “First, no one gets a pat on the back for promoting diversity at work. No …

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Quickies: Free Love Communes Powered by Sex, the Alleged “Long-Lost Mayan City”, and Epigenetics

Why scientists are infuriated with a New Yorker article on epigenetics – “There are a lot of challenges in science writing, but one of the main ones is this: Research …

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Quickies: The myth of the “perfect” body, how media portrays science, and praying potholes away

Lindy West on the lie of the “perfect body” – An excerpt from her new book Shrill. John Oliver exposes how the media turns scientific studies into “morning show gossip” …

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Quickies: Tits, Worshipping Atheism, and How To Be Cool (as an 80’s Gamer)

How to be Cool (According to a Video Game Magazine From 1982) – “The four-page photo article follows ‘Art Cater’ (‘arcader,’ get it?) as he bumbles his way through a …

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Global Quickies: Ritual Killings, Honor Killings, and Restraining Orders Against God

CHINA (From cerberus40) “China has launched an investigation into search giant Baidu after the death of a student who tried an experimental cancer therapy he found online.” “Chinese people were …

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Quickies: OxyContin, the best PAC, and a “wellness” advocate facing legal action

OxyContin’s 12 hour problem – “But OxyContin’s stunning success masked a fundamental problem: The drug wears off hours early in many people, a Los Angeles Times investigation found. OxyContin is …

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