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Quickies: the End of the $100 Graphing Calculator; Finding Out Your Parent is a Conspiracy Theorist; and Nerdy Birthday Cards

Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available – This article contrasts a poor, black, single mother who has a housing voucher but cannot find …

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Global Quickies: Compulsory Vaccination in Italy, Equality in Divorce in India, and Provisional Bonds

ITALY “Italy’s first black minister has said she feels “vindicated” after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her.” MALI “An unmarried …

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Quickies: Why People Don’t Return Shopping Carts; Vintage Vampire-Killing Kits; and the Privilege of Buying in Bulk

Follow-Up: The Reasons People Don’t Return Their Shopping Carts – “It seemed like a simple question: Why don’t people return their shopping carts? It turned into a full discussion in …

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Global Quickies: Superpowers for Girls, Superior Babies, and Not Enough Outrage

IRELAND “Irish police have halted an investigation of Stephen Fry for blasphemy because the Garda Síochána could not find enough people to be outraged over the actor’s anti-God remarks on …

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Quickies: Evangelical Teen Magazine, the Insulting Childbirth Experiences for People with Disabilities, and Raw Milk Causes Illness

The Insulting Childbirth Experiences Mothers With Disabilities Endure – ” ‘My parents were told when I was born that I would never have a child,’ Nikki says. Growing up, when …

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Quickies: Intersex and Proud, Juice is Bad For You, and ‘Dear White People’ Needs Work

People think juice is good for them. They’re wrong. – “Mrs. G. came to our offices for her first visit distraught. Her primary-care doctor had just diagnosed her with diabetes, …

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Global Quickies: Victim Blaming in Mexico, Groping ‘Prank’ in Italy, and a Scout Confronting a Neo-Nazi

MEXICO “Thousands of women in Mexico have reacted with outrage on social media after the Office of the Public Prosecutor tweeted that the lifestyle of a young woman was to …

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Global Quickies: Fatwa Against Child Marriage, Blasphemy, and Bad Reputations

INDONESIA “Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day …

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