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Skepticism

Quickies: False beauty claims, chronic pain patients, and marital rape laws

Four out of five beauty claims cannot be substantiated – “A new study found that fewer than one in five upmarket cosmetic adverts stands up to scrutiny, with companies criticised …

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Skepticism

Look Out, Charlatans: Google Considers Ranking Sites by Truth, not Popularity

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca Sorta transcript: Google currently ranks websites based on their popularity, but they’re toying with the idea of ranking them based on something slightly …

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Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You Fucking Idiots

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca Sorta transcript: Planned Parenthood is in the news a lot these days thanks to a maliciously edited video making it look like they …

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Men Who Harass Female Gamers Are Losers (But Maybe Not Literally)

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: As a woman on the Internet with opinions who has been the target of harassment online for the past 5 years …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Academia needs emotional women, father sues to keep adult daughters from getting birth control, and a fossil four legged snake

Why academia needs emotional, passionate women – “There is the beginning of a passionate, emotional rebellion in the academic world. Researchers are starting to realise that allowing your emotions and …

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Bad Chart Thursday: US Drug Overdose Deaths

We can always count on Twitter to revive old bad charts that should have been left to obscurity, and it’s particularly painful when both the tweeter and the original source …

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Skepticism

Quickies: On being a fat bride, black female athletes, and how Orphan Black writes women

My wedding was perfect, and I was fat as hell the whole time – “There’s an awkward three-way tension between wedding culture and feminism and fat acceptance – because of …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Ta-Nehisi Coates, kale isn’t bad for you, and the scams of a collector of optical illusions

The hard truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates – “Coates is not a Christian. The heavy force in Between the World and Me — what makes it both unique and bleak — …

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