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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Open Thread 52.75

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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Survey Results: Suffering Vs. Oblivion

[Content warning: suffering, oblivion] Every so often, someone on Reddit realizes that about half of people wipe themselves with toilet paper sitting down, and the other half do it standing up. This discovery is followed by horror on both sides … Continue reading

I Wrote A Blog Post, But Did Not Adjust For The Fact That The Title Would Be Too L

I recently got in some fights with psychoanalysts on the importance of parenting. They mentioned that one good test for genuine parent effects – as opposed to genetic effects, stress-related effects, toxin-related effects, et cetera – would be things that … Continue reading

Open Thread 52.5

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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Book Review: Unlearn Your Pain

[Content warning: discussion of chronic pain and related conditions, and the debate over whether some of them may be psychological in origin. None of this is medical advice or a recommendation to start or stop any form of therapy. Low … Continue reading

Open Thread 52.25

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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Links 6/15: URLing Toward Freedom

Did you know England has one of the highest rates of tornadoes per unit area of anywhere in the world? Why do some schools produce a disproportionate share of math competition winners? May not just be student characteristics. My post … Continue reading

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OT52: Once Open A Time

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Many comments worthy of highlighting this week. First this thread on why banning encryption … Continue reading

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Against Dog Whistle-ism

I. Back during the primary, Ted Cruz said he was against “New York values”. A chump might figure that, being a Texan whose base is in the South and Midwest, he was making the usual condemnation of coastal elites and … Continue reading

Three More Articles On Poverty, And Why They Disagree With Each Other

[Posts are decreased in quantity and quality because I’m on vacation; normal schedule to return next week] Wealth, Health, and Child Development is a study of Swedish lottery winners which finds that winning the lottery doesn’t make them or their … Continue reading