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    S06.E21: Bias in Medicine

    I think the edit of the 60 Minutes interview was unfortunate because it seemed to imply that the scientist being interviewed, Larry Cahill, himself endorsed the idea that "pesky hormones" are the problem with studying women, when that's not the case. He was characterizing what many other researchers feel about it, not himself - he's actually spent a large part of his career studying sex differences and advocating for more inclusion of women and female animals in research.
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    S01.E03: Lighten Up

    Deborah: "my creative genius"
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    The Crown In The Media

    Did I just mark off all of Sunday Nov 17 on my calendar? Yes, yes I did.
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    The Crown In The Media

    Yes, it's right that the first two seasons were released on Fridays, and really it would make more sense to release it on a Friday to give people time to binge it over the weekend. I'm still expecting/hoping it to come out sometime around Thanksgiving, and by Christmas at the latest.
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    The Crown In The Media

    While I'm thrilled that we finally have a release date, would it have been so hard for them to release it on Friday instead of Sunday?
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    From the context of the interview in which Harry said he only wanted one more child, it was clear that it was in relation to the issue of population size and conservation. (Although with his brother having 3 kids, that's gotta be an awkward conversation!)
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Plus George literally could not care less how H/M wish him a Happy Birthday on their Instagram, which he will never read. Like every other 6-year-old on their birthday, he probably just wants more cake and ice cream and to run around and play with his new toys. Priorities, people.
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    The Lion King (2019)

    I recommend it just for seeing the visual effects - all of the animals and the scenery look completely realistic. I agree with the poster upthread - it's like an Attenborough documentary. It is truly amazing and certainly makes some portions (e.g., the stampede, and the fight at the end as Simba reclaims the throne) far scarier than the original, to the point that I probably wouldn't take kids younger than 8 or so. I got emotional and weepy watching it, but TBH I think that had more to do with nostalgia, and reflecting on losing loved ones as time as gone on since the original movie came out, rather than the qualities of the movie itself. But also, that nostalgia kicks in because it's probably at least 85% a frame-by-frame reenactment of the animated version. There are a few things in the original that aren't in this version, and vice versa, but more or less it's identical. So if you didn't like the original, you're definitely not going to like this version.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    In the first picture of the second post I see the strongest resemblance I've ever seen between him and William. Also, well done Catherine for becoming a very good amateur photographer - keeps the media at bay by periodically releasing these photos, plus the pictures are better since the kids are more relaxed than they would be with a professional photographer.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    On the scale of Royal duties, though, a movie premiere is about as low key as it gets. It's basically like a date night to go out and see a film for H/M, plus they got to meet Beyonce. I'd definitely let the nanny take care of my kid at home for that! 🙂
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    Tennis Thread

    I really wish Wimbledon would prohibit Novak's (or anyone's) little "ritual" of eating the grass. For one thing, it's disgusting. Second, that court still needed to be used for another match. How is that not intentional court damage?
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    With Pippa sitting next to Meghan at Wimbledon, I found the resemblance between them striking. If I didn't know any better, and someone asked me to guess which one of the other two women were Pippa's sister, I would have guessed Meghan. (Note: I don't think there's anything to a "Harry secretly had the hots for Pippa" line here, I just think that it's a funny coincidence/resemblance.)
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    Tennis Thread

    Same here. I can understand a grunt or yell every once in a while, but the players who do it on every. damn. point. just get on my last nerve. I do love it, though, when you've got a grunter playing against a silent type, since the every-other-point grunting just makes it sound like the quiet player is just toying with the grunter.
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    Figure Skating

    Dropping in to add the Duchesnays' "Missing" program from 1990 to the lists above.
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    Tennis Thread

    While I agree that Serena's dominance can sometimes make things boring, I am fully rooting for her to keep winning Slams and thus obliterate Margaret Court's record of Slam wins. Court only has that many Slams in the first place because she's Australian and competed there at a time that hardly anyone traveled all the way Down Under for a Slam. Plus she's a raging homophobe. So I'm definitely Team Serena when it comes to taking down that record.
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