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Tumblr Explains The Time an Anti-Vaxx Mom Switched Sides

Tumblr provides context to the story of a formerly anti-vaxx mom who changed her mind after realizing that she was wrong. It's wild that it has to come to such extreme cases to change someone's mind, but the idea that critical thinking and research as a skill is important, and that people can get better at it is kinda cool. For some eye opening info, Here's a Tumblr thread that provides a lot of missing information about the reality of the McDonald's hot coffee case, or the time Tumblr users got schooled on physics and car safety.

Tumblr explains story of an anti-vaxx mom who realized she was wrong and became a vaccination advocate | Anti-vaxx mom abandons movement after all seven her her kids get whooping cough TOM BOGGIONI 10 APR 2015 AT 16:00 ET Uploaded By PsychoFifi Ottawa Adrian Harewoed Kew Otana mother Tara ila cOC soreenshot funoftheday don't say. | timemachineyeah record, she actually abandoned movement BEFORE they all got whooping cough, but abandoned too late. There'd been breakout measles her area caused her
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Twitter Thread: A Registered Nurse's Tips On Treating The Coronavirus

A registered nurse pulled through with a seriously helpful Twitter thread on what to do if one gets the Coronavirus. If anything, this information could do wonders for anyone caught up in a stressful predicament of not knowing what to believe, with conflicting information coming from all over the place. 

A registered nurse shares a helpful Twitter thread on how to manage having the Coronavirus | smashingteacups @smasheroteacups know all tired hearing/talking about but one thing T HAVEN'T really seen going around is advice happens if DO get coronavirus (many us will only advice try AVOID So as friendly neighborhood RN wee thread: 7:06 AM 11 Mar 20 Twitter iPhone Tweet reply
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Soldiers Share Their Care Package Tips

Soldiers of Reddit are sharing the items they'd welcome in care packages. The following list should be helpful for anyone considering assembling a care package for a soldier out there. 

Soldiers share things that the military doesn't provide that would be welcomed in care packages | Burner_03 2d Please dont pack soap or any scented hygiene product with any food items food items will absorb smell s hard enjoy Irish spring cookies. military army camouflage uniform
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Common Misconceptions People Still Believe

If you're like anyone else, you probably have a bunch of inaccurate BS just banging around in your head. Here are some common myths you might still believe. If these make you feel dumb and you'd like to feel like you know even less, here are facts that feel way too obvious after hearing them.

Misconceptions people still believe | posted by CapaxInfini Goldfish have short term memory. Actually goldfish can remember things up year.
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Obvious Things People Realized Way Too Late

There's so many references, basic information, and shorthand floating around in general discourse that if you miss one thing, or hear something wrong one time, you're bound to make a stupid mistake for years and years. Plus, people think it's pretty funny if you consistently use a word wrong and are inclined to not tell you. There's a lot of basic information out there that ashamed people realize way too late.

People tell stories of basic information they realized way too late in life.
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Good Questions To Ask During Job Interviews

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share solid questions to ask the interviewer during the job interview process. Can be a total game-changer to show up to the job interview with some thoughtful questions at your disposal. 

A collection of helpful advice to ask during job interviews.
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Wild Sex Facts to Quote During an Awkward Silence

Want to alienate your friends and coworkers in a fast an easy way? Here are some absolutely crazy sex facts that will have people talking about you behind your back in no time. They'll say "that's the guy who keeps talking about elephant testicles in the elevator." For more wild stuff, here are some insane facts that we had no business knowing. And if you don't want people to talk about you, here arenice facts to counteract all the messed up ones.

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Happy Facts To Hopefully Counteract all The Messed Up Ones

We've seen a whole lot of not fun facts that are scary and disappointing. Sure, they're inherently compelling, but it kind of starts to bring down your world view. So here are some nicer facts that are on the uplifting side. For some surprisingly interesting facts, here's a twitter thread on fonts that is actually fascinating. And if you just want to feel smart about the things you already know, here are some of the dumbest things people had to explain to adults.

Happy and nice facts about animals and life in general.
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Stuff People Learned Embarrassingly Late In Life

Sometimes what we think of as common knowledge isn't actually as common as we thought. Well, also people can be pretty dumb. In fact, there might be one or two of these that make you go "holy crap I'm a moron." If you still think Alaska is an island there's probably no hope for you but, what the hell, live and learn.

Obvious things, facts, and common knowledge that people learned too late in their lives.
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Things That Are Pretty Much Scams But Most People Accept As Legitimate Business

There are a surprising amount of businesses out there that exist not because their service requires that much time or skill, but because of some dubious sociological precedent in place, or because they actively try to keep people from knowing the truth. Unlike these things people wrongfully think are scams, some industries are just run by bastards. 

Fees, businesses and services that are basically scams.
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Bill Hader gets into the nitty and gritty of what he'd tell his younger self. Anyone out there dealing with anxiety might benefit from giving this one a listen. 

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25 Life Pro Tips That Are Cheat Codes For Real Life

All great stuff here from Reddit's life pro tips section. Things like always assuming that when you're on hold that the other person can hear you, might keep you out of some very avoidable, and uncomfortable situations. They say that we gain experience through living, but some of us need that hard-earned wisdom or common sense more than others. 

life tricks and hacks like using empty debit cards for online registration
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Dude Almost Falls For Incredibly Believable Scam

We like to see idiot scammers get trolled, but sometimes they're incredibly clever and have access to way more of your information than you thought. Seriously, someone can dig up tons of personal information on you like your family members and past addresses in order to look legit, and frankly that's spooky as hell. This guy had to deal with just that but thankfully had the sense to back out.

scammer alert story by person who almost got scammed
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23 Military Members Share Things They Wish They Knew Before Joining

Military members are sharing some hard-earned advice about the things they wish they've have known before joining the military. If you're on the fence about joining the military yourself, you might stand to benefit from these nuggets of wisdom. 

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20 Pawn Shop Employees Describe Things People Think Are Valuable But Are Worthless

Pawn shop employees are trying to help enlighten any hopeful people out there looking to make some money off the pawn shop, that their stuff might in fact be worthless. You don't want to find yourself all kinds of excited about some old family heirloom only to realize that it was worth the most while sitting around the place gathering dust. 

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The Madness Of Hatpin Panic Explained In 12 Ridiculous Tweets

Just to think that in the old days there were people out there fighting back against sickening pervs by pulling swords out of their hats. 

women in edwardian times using hat pins to stab men
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