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Is “Hidden Figures” too rosy a picture?

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Hidden Figures could have used a bit more gray besides its nearly rosy portrayal of brilliant black women's lives amid the Civil Rights Movement and a male-dominated field. Photo: public domain

As characters in this acclaimed movie, the white people are mostly background, who barely react in the midst of the revolution these women bring into their segregated bubble.

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Sauna in Finland: chamber of male secrets

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They need to let it all out somewhere, and they do it sitting in an “oven” naked and vulnerable with other dudes.

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Human language: powers, limits and ills

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A chat with Nicholas Ostler, former student of Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist.

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Why being ordinary isn’t that bad

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Besides enjoying roaming freely in anonymity, I see being ordinary as a form of resistance. http://leipglo.com

Besides enjoying the benefits of roaming freely in anonymity, I see being ordinary as a form of resistance.

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Relearning how to live (with the ‘other’)

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“Because we barely know the personal stories of the refugees, we tend to not see them as peers. But… behind our ‘worries’ is also racism, classism and other expressions of prejudice.”

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