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11Republicans to Democrats: Keep Your Walkable Communities!
Urban planning is a partisan issue. The graph below, produced by the Pew Research Center, shows that the American public are evenly split between small, walkable communities (48%) and sprawling suburbs with McMansions (49%), but that split is strongly partisan. 77% of consistent liberals want to live in neighborhoods where “the houses are smaller and […]
2 (1)Why Don’t Men Kick Each Other in the Balls?
In Greco-Roman wrestling, boxing, and mixed martial arts, there is a rule that you never hit “below the belt.” The area of biggest concern is the testicles. As the Ultimate Fighting Championship rules specify, “groin attacks of any kind” are a foul. This is probably because groin attacks might make for short fights or ones where […]

B3ZPiyZCMAAjU0sJust for Fun: Is Truncating the Y-Axis Dishonest?
What do you think? Thanks to @WyoWeeds! Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She holds an M.A. in human sexuality from New York University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Wade has published academic research on U.S. discourse about female genital cutting, hook up culture on college campuses, and the social significance of our body and its biology. She also travels for public speaking and appears in radio, tv, and print media. You can follow her on Twitter, on Facebook, or visit her website.

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