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This boy, then. He wasn't new. Wasn't one of the worst people in the common room, those rotten rich boys - like Mr. Jailkeeper - who could not fathom a world beyond their own farts. Was a good working class lad, so he'd heard. Had a bit of a weird looking face, and a bit of a weird thing for preaching. Still.Aubrey Davis in The Under-Sofa
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For those of you who like to read literary journalism at work as much as I do.

The Final, Terrible Voyage of the Nautilus - WIRED
The Twitter lede: "It should have been like any other interview. But something happened to Kim Wall out on the water outside Copenhagen. Her friend needed to find out."
This is SO GOOD and VERY SAD and I need someone else to read it so we can talk about it.




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So the Nautilus is also the name of the US Navy's first nuclear submarine, which I had to learn about when I was in the Navy ("Under way under nuclear power," were the first words broadcast from it in case you were wondering) and I was super confused by the title. xD Like "certainly if the Nautilus had some tragic fate, I would have heard about it?"
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everything I read about pregnancy makes it sound like an awful alien body-invasion flick.

This is actually a very detailed and technical explanation of why women have periods, but dude, pregnancy is objectively terrible for the mother.
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Missing Hope: A Trio of Miscarriages and What Happened After




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This really isn't a long read, but it's something I feel DEEPLY PASSIONATE about. As a child who had their self-esteem destroyed by behavior charts as a fifth grader, this article about why they're awful makes me VERY HAPPY.
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