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    Why I’m Just So Worried About Our Students…

    This week, more than 40 universities have announced their intent to suspend face-to-face course work and send students home to limit the spread of COVID-19 among the student population. My own university’s Board of Regents has asked our universities to prepare for the transition to online instruction as quickly as possible and our university’s hospital has admitted its first COVID-19…

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    With Warren’s Concession, There’s Only One Path Forward…

    I am an Iowan and, as an Iowan, I had the privilege of participating in our nation’s first caucus. I caucused for Warren. I think she’s brilliant. She’s kind, she listens, she’s thoughtful, she’s truthful. she’s a genius. She’s not perfect, but I like that she’s clearly trying to do better. She is everything in the world that our current…

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    The Cure for Coronavirus? Medicare for All & Worker’s Rights

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Look, I would love to not make another video about coronavirus. Last month, I talked about the pseudoscience and racism surrounding the spread of the virus. To recap, here were my points: *it’s not a bioweapon *don’t be racist…

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    Is Your Smartphone Addiction Making You Dumb?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: “MRIs reveal smartphone addiction physically changes brains,” cries a headline from Cult of Mac, which picked up the story from the Daily Mail. (Heavy sigh.) (Throat clearing.)  EVERYTHING PHYSICALLY CHANGES YOUR BRAIN. Got it? Everything. You, watching this video…

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    Scientists Discover Drinking Milkshakes for Breakfast is Bad For You

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Heads up, if you have an eating disorder you may want to give this video a skip! I’ll be talking about diets. What you put in your body matters. Eating too many calories makes you fatter, and eating too…

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    What Is Sonic The Hedgehog Really About?

    I grew up playing Sonic the Hedgehog in the 90’s. I wasn’t very good, but it was good at keeping my brother and me occupied while our parents were doing adult things like mowing the lawn and drinking coffee. When they announced a Sonic movie, I was a little skeptical because of the fond memories I had, but I shrugged…

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    BCT: A Boring Boring Chart

    This week’s post is a brief and uneventful break from all the digital BS we wade through every day lately. It comes from the Upside Down a published source, a magazine for structural engineers, who apparently read with mirrors while standing on their head. Behold, the Boring Spacing Trends chart! At first glance, the years being at the top instead…

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    The Evolution of Racism in America

    Some of the most eye-opening information on the internet comes in the form of a tweet thread, with Black twitter and History twitter leading the way. This week’s post combines the best of those worlds with a thread on the history of racism in the United States, by Michael Harriot of the Root. “One of the most popular misconceptions about…

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