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Apr 29, 15

Tired of seeing women of color underrepresented in mainstream sci-fi and fantasy? Check out this list...

Mar 26, 15

"Foundationally, where students of human evolution have generally emphasized the adaptability of the human mind, evolutionary psychologists have rather attempted to call attention to the adaptedness of the human mind."

Mar 26, 15

The deserving poor include pregnant women, children and their parents or caregivers, and the disabled. The undeserving poor largely consist of childless adults. The deserving poor are provided with health coverage through the Medicaid program. The undeserving poor—no matter how destitute they are—do not qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Mar 26, 15

An estimated 1.8 million Americans have satisfied rather rigorous criteria required to receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). They receive cash benefits. Yet they must wait two years before they are eligible for Medicare.

Mar 25, 15

[explains that "equal pay" and "work-life balance" benefit everyone, not just women.]

Mar 25, 15

The Nice Guy, on the other hand, is one of the most brutally honest things ever written about Nice Guys, all of it unintentional. It's a comic aimed at men who feel the same way as the authors do about women, but the authors don't seem to have taken into

Mar 25, 15

"Yes, there are basic behavioural differences between the sexes, but we should note that these differences increase with age because our children's intellectual biases are being exaggerated and intensified by our gendered culture."

Mar 25, 15

"On the basis of showing 208 participants 1,000 coloured squares either on a computer screen or flashcards... researchers at Newcastle University are now claiming that biology, rather than socialisation, causes the associations of pink and blue."

Mar 25, 15

The term is unfortunately often used to refer to a persistent vegetative state or other severe impairment of consciousness, but this is not accurate. Brain death refers to a complete lack of function of the brain, including basic reflexes in the brain stem.

Mar 20, 15

The mythic vision of a black woman driving her Cadillac to the welfare office is a powerful piece of American lore and has a much different connotation than Cunha in her Mercedes.

Mar 20, 15

"Medicare is a single-payer health care system, paid for and run entirely by the government. So we don't need to wait to see it done by the government because it's, well, already being done by the government."

Mar 20, 15

Tuesday's Fixes column was about conditional cash transfers, a new and highly successful large-scale anti-poverty program. It pays poor women as long as they meet certain responsibilities, like keeping their children in school and taking their families f

Mar 20, 15

I think we'd learn more if we took a look at one of my goofs: I supported George W. Bush's idea of partially privatizing Social Security..

Mar 20, 15

Under one proposal, instead of expanding its Medicaid program in 2014 as the health reform law requires, a state would eliminate the program and give up federal Medicaid funding on the assumption that it could shift most beneficiaries into the new health

Mar 20, 15

"Eliminating or drastically cutting government safety net programs would create a tsunami of need that could overwhelm and destroy local private charities."

Feb 03, 15

"You can actually die from alcohol withdrawal. Heroin withdrawal you can't really die from; it's more like the flu. Marijuana withdrawal is annoying, but it isn't life threatening."

Feb 03, 15

"It turns out that only about 5% of alcoholic women give birth to babies who are later diagnosed with FAS."

Feb 03, 15

“The main claim we make is that decriminalization did not lead to the kinds of disaster that were anticipated by opponents.”

Feb 03, 15

"Past or current drug use should not be worthy of ridicule — but hypocrisy should be."

Feb 03, 15

"When a person who has built up a tolerance for a drug in a certain place goes somewhere new, the body may not know what's coming to it, and that tolerance is greatly reduced."

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