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BuzzFeed, which I loathe now, has posted an “article” (I use the term loosely with that publication; it’s usually a listicle) titled 23 Words Teenagers Love To Use And What They Really Mean. Most of the words included are Black colloquialisms, so naturally this disgusting appropriation gets…

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Obviously she’s Wonder Woman. I mean, look at this pose alone. 

the sportier the women in a state, the less godly they are. Specifically, a 10 percentage point increase in state-level female sports participation generates a 5 to 6 percentage point rise in the rate of female secularism.
Phoebe Clarke answers the question Do Sports Make Women Less Religious? (via misterjt)

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Our cultural attitudes are unconsciously shaped by our collective history as much as they are consciously shaped by our current context. When you consider the death penalty as a tool of racial control—a way for whites to “defend” themselves from blacks—then Pew’s poll results make sense. What we’re looking at is the inevitable result of that history expressed through public opinion, and influenced by racialized ideas on crime and criminality. If you’re still skeptical, consider this: In 2007, two researchers tried to gauge racial differences on capital punishment and assess how blacks and whites responded to arguments against the practice. Their core findings with black Americans weren’t a surprise—in general, blacks were receptive to any argument against the death penalty. Their findings with whites, on the other hand, were disturbing. Not only where whites immune to persuasion on the death penalty, but when researchers told them of the racial disparity—that blacks faced unfair treatment—many increased their support. It sounds glib, but if you needed a one-word answer to why whites are so supportive of the death penalty, “racism” isn’t a bad choice.
Humans, they warn, seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. This alternative way of reading is competing with traditional deep reading circuitry developed over several millennia.
Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Washington Post (via lostbetweenthepages) One way I’ve been trying to combat this is to stop scrolling while I’m reading. It’s hard to do with Twitter on mobile, though.

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Now You Know how to reset your biological body clock. (Source)

How can I achieve this effect without actually camping? Because, camping.

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