Friday News Bites: Progressive Canada, E. Coli at Chipotle + More

Happy Friday, unicorns. Hope you’re not eating a Chipotle burrito while reading this.

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Friday News Bites: Everything is on Fire + More

Let me bring you this week’s news of note through the haze of smoke enveloping my lungs.

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Friday News Bites: Pittsburgh Stabbings, BatKid Returns, The Heartbleed Bug + More

Happy Friday, everyone. Once again, our news roundup for this week is a mixed bag of good, bad, and varying degrees of amusing. And if you remember my story from last week about those skin-bound books at Harvard, I’ve got a relieving update. Let’s get to it, yes?

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News in Asia

The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan continues to be a clusterfuck. The Philippines have 7000 islands, and getting aid to hard hit areas has been a logistical nightmare. The U.S. carrier group USS George Washington just arrived in the Philippines, bringing food and helping to provide logistical support. Read More News in Asia

Friday News Bites: More Marriage Equality

Happy Friday, everyone! Are you suffering from a candy hangover? A regular hangover? Well, let’s take it easy on you and offer up some good news to end your week.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

We’re fangirling this week because we’ll be crossposted at Everyday Feminism and Racialicious. You like us! You really like us! (We like you, too.)

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Persephone Movie Club: “A League of Their Own”

Welcome back to the Persephone movie club! This week’s selection is A League of Their Own, based on the true story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. I hadn’t watched it in years and had forgotten just how good a movie it is! Read More Persephone Movie Club: “A League of Their Own”

Baseball Math: How to Read the Box Score

I’ll admit it, I wasn’t much of a sports fan when I was growing up. I enjoyed playing games, but watching them just bored me to tears. What can I say, I was a huge nerd and thought I was too smart to be obsessed with stupid sports. Then one day, I wound up dating (and eventually marrying) a huge Yankees fan, so I started learning about baseball for the first time. And you know what? It’s full of math! Learning about all the wacky statistics that go into analyzing the game was what really made it fun for me. (Well, that and ripping on Red Sox Fans. :-P ) Before I knew it I was reading Moneyball and learning about sabermetrics and becoming a huge nerdy baseball fan.  Read More Baseball Math: How to Read the Box Score