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Oddly specific. Universally applicable.

Balance Is Bias

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On it’s face, this piece from The Atlantic makes sense:

Of course conservatives and liberals are wrong about each other. We don’t understand our fellow humans across a whole range of areas, including race, gender, politics and more. Particularly now, when we’ve segregated ourselves socially, geographically and by media provider.

Side by side book covers of Judy Blume’s “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” and Gaily Sheehy’s “The Silent Passage: Menopause”

I have begun spotting. And what could spotting be at my age except a harbinger of perimenopause which is a harbinger of menopause? Last night I asked Google, What causes spotting? Why am I spotting? How long does spotting last? Then I asked Google to go deeper: Show me images…

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We’ve all been there — it’s the middle of cold and flu season. A co-worker comes in to the office, hacking and sniffling. Everybody around them says that they should just go home and take care of themselves, but the sick colleague won’t. There’s an important meeting, or too much…

Screenshot of video game prompt reading “Would you like to save your progress? YES NO”
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In elementary school, I was a flutist in our symphonic band. The stakes were low. But when you’re 12 years old, and you feel like you’re finally a part of something bigger, well — the stakes didn’t feel so low. Band competitions and performances would rack up a considerable amount…

The Bigger Picture

Oddly specific. Universally applicable.

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