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Quickies: Asthma, medicating pregnant women, and miraculous bleeding

Barnyard dust offers a clue to stopping asthma in children – “Young children exposed to the microbes of a dusty Amish farm have much lower rates of asthma than other …

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Quickies: Ghostwriter, Margot Robbie, and the Trans/Adoption Correlation

Ghostwriter: The Most Literary ’90s Kids Show – “They were all budding poets, songwriters, gamers, trivia aficionados, and mystery lovers, demonstrating that there are myriad ways to engage with language. …

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Global Quickies: Vaccinations Up in Australia, Men in Hijab, and Sexual Assault at the Olympics

AUSTRALIA “Australian vaccination rates are at an all-time high after government removes anti-vaxxers’ benefits. […] According to the report, since the policy was introduced in January, the immunisation rate for …

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Quickies: Rwandan women’s debate team, Zika scams, women’s voices, and epidurals

No one thought this all-woman debate team could crush it – “In high school, Mireille found that teachers and students took for granted that the head of a club should …

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Quickies: After School Satan, humpbacks vs. orcas, and the Spiritualist origins of Ghostbusters

An After School Satan Club may be coming to your kid’s elementary school – “The curriculum for the proposed after-school clubs emphasizes the development of reasoning and social skills. The …

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Quickies: Snopes in a Post-Truth Era, Stinky City Planning, and Malia Obama Acts Like a Teenger (Because She Is One)

This Just In. Malia Obama Seen Acting Like a Teenage Girl – “In truth, there’s nothing Malia Obama could or couldn’t do that would win universal approval. Her achievements are …

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Quickies: South Korea’s “Gamergate,” Scientology in Taiwan, and Men’s Inherent Distrust of Women

Instagram is building the anti-harassment tools Twitter won’t – “Instagram has been building a series of anti-harassment tools and plans to roll some of them out to all users in …

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Global Quickies: Landmine Destroying Drone, Jordanian LGBT Magazine, and Disciplinary Actions Against Antivax Doctors in Italy

CANADA (From Dan) “Comedians across Quebec are worried their freedom to poke fun at others was dealt a severe blow by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. In a decision handed …

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