Top 20 Most Popular

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Of the 400+ articles and recordings by Valerie Tarico collected here, these  20 are among the most popular. The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, together receiving over 2 million views and tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Why I’m Grateful to be a Former Evangelical

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People who leave Evangelical Christianity often carry scars, either from their time in the walled community of believers or from their struggle to break free. Getting God’s self-appointed messengers out of your head can be the work of a lifetime, … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Hacked – The Psychology of Disinformation and How to Protect Yourself

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Once seeded, viral misinformation exploits weaknesses in how the human mind determines what’s real.  Most people genuinely care about truth. I don’t mean that we tell the truth all of the time—though most of us mostly do—but that we very … Continue reading

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Widows Succumbs to Hollywood Pattern of Woke-Washing Greed and Violence

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Breaking ground is harder than it sounds, especially if a work of art must also appeal to millions at the box office in order to earn millions for investors. A group of screwed-over women pull off a perfect heist. Great … Continue reading

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Reproductive Choice is About Much More than Abortion

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When it comes to freely-chosen parenthood, we sometimes miss the big picture. Imperfect people and imperfect birth control and imperfect pregnancy processes fail; and when they do, access to abortion is a moral good. Like health knowledge and reliable contraceptive … Continue reading

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Imagine No Black Friday

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What if they called a consumer feeding frenzy and nobody came? This year a growing number of businesses are giving employees Thanksgiving Day off work rather than trying to beat out competitors by starting Black Friday on Thursday. Reversing a … Continue reading

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Top Eight Things You Can Do About Climate Change Right Now

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While California was approaching tinderbox conditions that erupted into catastrophic fires, an oil industry coalition led by British Petroleum was spending $30 million to persuade Washington State voters that dirty fuel producers shouldn’t have to pay a dump fee on … Continue reading

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People Love Miracle Stories. Why Not Play Along?

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So why not live with the magic? Be a kid again and believe in the fantastical. Life is more fun with a little smoke and mirrors.” ― L.H. Cosway, Six of Hearts The Conclusion of a 7-Part Series – Why … Continue reading

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