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Peer review bias

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Nonviolence as Compliance

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Female Directors

I'd certainly like to see more female directors; here's a post on why female directors almost never get blockbuster gigs from Indiewire.

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Women Uphold Historical Expectations for Progress in Ranger School

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Going Under the Surface: Removing Gendered Makeovers

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The Writers Lab

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Millennium Development Goals: A rich man's solution to a poor man's problem

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Divides Between the 'Warrior Class' and the 'Ruling Class'

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First Suffragette Teaser Released

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Charities - Code for Good Governance

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Measuring Health Costs and Research in the US: Mortality Rates, Survival Rates, and QALY

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Murder of black Americans by the police - when will the tragedy end?

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A Wireless Inhaler?

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The Value of Art

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Ivy League Trailblazers

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

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Microsoft Seeks to Hire More People With Autism

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Thoughts on the Germanwings Pilot and mental illness

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