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Reality Checks: Google Translate and Mr. Squidward, Health Issues in Houston, Human Trafficking the RPG, and Russian Burger King Crypto Cash

Mr. Squidward and the problems of relying on the kindness of internet strangers. (via Ars Technica) Health issues in Houston. (via NPR) An RPG about human trafficking. (via the Mary Sue) Buger King is using crypto cash in Russia. (via the BBC) Featured image credit:microslervos via flickr

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Reality Checks: Bears Don’t Attack Menstruating Women, Talking Science Like a Normal Human, a Cicada Mystery, and Climate Change Isn’t Leveling Off

It’s a myth that bears are attracted to menstruating women, and this is how that myth developed. (via Jezebel) Tips for talking like a normal human while still being a scientist. (via Scientific American) Why are cicadas are waking up a few years early? (via Vox) Climate change isn’t “leveling …

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A Guide to LGBT+ Fiction

Hello!   Even though our society is beginning to accept LGBT+ people, (Gay marriage is now legal, etc.) the LGBT+ community is still very under represented and therefore we are treated as different, we are separated from the rest.   I am a big reader, especially of Contemporary YA books, …

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Reality Checks: Slaves Aren’t Mistresses, the New Underground Railroad, Jim Crow School Choice, and FRBs

No, Sally Hemings was not Thomas Jefferson’s mistress. (via Teen Vogue) Churches prepare to take their sanctuary operations for undocumented immigrants underground. (via Buzzfeed) Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos celebrated HBCUs as being pioneers of “school choice,” conveniently ignoring the legal segregation that kept black and white students apart. (via …

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Race and Religion

To clarify before this starts, I’m a humanist and I can only speak from my experience in England, as that is where I’ve lived all my life. Around 7% of the British population are people from Asian countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Bangladesh, but in my school the …

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Hello Teen Skepchick!

Hello, everybody! I’m new around here. I’m going to write about interesting topics soon, such as religion and science. However, it seems sensible to write an introduction to myself first. I’m Alex, I’m home schooled in the UK and some of my hobbies include: Web Development, graphic design, film making …

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Cryptophile: Hobbits

Welcome to cryptophile, the series in which I discuss fantastical creatures and the biological mechanisms that might or might not make them plausible. In my always-timely fashion it’s only been over three months since my last post. Evidently being unemployed does not necessarily mean you have time on your hands. …

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T is for Tribulations: The Big Gendery Post

I’ve tried to write this post a bunch of times, both by hand and by keyboard but every time I try the words change. To tell you the truth, I’ve been finding that writing comes hard to me recently. There’s a barrier of fear that strikes me before I can …

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