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“Waif Washing”: Hollywood’s Problem with Athletic Women

Why athletic women deserve better representation, especially films about supposedly-athletic women.

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BSer’s Technique of the Week: Appeal to Common Belief

Another entry in the series on Self Defense against BS. Everyone knows Bullshido is always right.

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Why Stupidity is the Greatest Threat to Western Civilization

This is not going to be a popular opinion. This is going to hurt some feelings. Good. Imagine there’s an asteroid streaking across the galaxy straight for Earth. At first, it’s detected by long-range telescopes. An enthusiastic-if-poorly-bathed Astronomer wearing Crocs

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The (Phone) Call of the Void

Editor’s note: we wanted to cap off this ridiculous year by inviting a guest writer to comment on the state of things today, in particular, outrage culture on social media and bullshit in general. I have been at the point

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People who think this way are more prone to believe Conspiracy Theories

…and as the saying goes, sometimes the reason is because you’re stupid and make bad decisions. A recent study out of the University of Fribourg shows that people whose thought processes involve believing that everything has some sort of intrinsic

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: How the Internet Ruined Politics

The year was 1993. All jeans were “mom jeans”, and Saved By The Bell was still poisoning the minds of the young with its sanitized depictions of subversive teenage criminal activity. Meanwhile, on the Internet, America Online’s hordes of troglodytes and

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How to Argue Like a Badass, Not a Dumbass

Everyone hates those “One Simple Trick…!” articles. But some things really are simple. If you want to lose weight, you burn more calories than you consume. If you want to get stronger, you keep lifting heavier things. If you want

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This Article Proves I’m Right and You’re Wrong

After extensive research backed by longitudinal meta-analysis and careful cross-sectional population sampling, a team of academics and scientists have recently published a groundbreaking study that concludes with the rather surprising discovery that you’re not going to read this article regardless

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ATHLETES AT RISK: 7 Tips to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Misconduct

Fourth in a 5-part series By Cathy Chapaty I’ve made a plethora of mistakes in my martial arts teaching career that horrify me today. Years ago, I: Took a 15-year-old student out to dinner at the behest of his parents.

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