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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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Quickies: Empathy, female authors, and a Stonewall monument

They have to be monsters – On empathy, the internet, and why people see others as monsters. 100 must read sci-fi fantasy novels by female authors – So much excellent …

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Quickies: Abstinence Doesn’t Work, Biggest Loser Weight Study, and Turning Off Period Pain

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work? – “Many health officials consider PEPFAR a succes. It is credited with giving lifesaving HIV drugs to …

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Quickies: Eugenics Awards, Weird Beliefs About Women’s Bodies, and the Queer Black Queen of Blues

Here Are the Medals Given to Eugenically Healthy Humans in the 1920s – “Entrants supplied blood and urine samples, had their height and weight measured, took an IQ test, and …

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Global Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Colombia, Albinos Hunted in Malawi, and a Weasel in the LHC

COLOMBIA “Colombia’s top court has legalised same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so.” MALAWI “Malawi’s estimated 10,000 albinos face “extinction” if they continue to …

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Quickies: Bodyhacking, comic book butts, and vandalized petroglyphs

Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women – “Quantified self is an exciting technology sector that led tech giants such as Apple to make health tracking a part of …

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Quickies: Stop Saying You’re Bad at Math, Chinese Vaccine Scandal, and #AirbnbWhileBlack

Drawn to Comics: Which Eisner-Nominated Comics Should You Check Out? – I’m bookmarking all of these for later. #AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy – “Luca and his …

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Quickies: Aphantasia, Alex Jones, and LHC data

Aphantasia: How it feels to be blind in your mind – “I have never visualized anything in my entire life. I can’t “see” my father’s face or a bouncing blue …

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