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friday linked list: Moana, depressing Trump links, space race

- The controversy behind Disney's groundbreaking new princess (Moana) - the "controversy" here is that one woman thinks that Moana is fat (she is not - look at the pictures!) and:
I think it tells girls that they don’t have to be fit. I think it’s setting up girls for unhealthy lives in the future and also for disappointing romantic lives.
which is so amazingly stupid I just can't even. Anyway, Moana is a good movie and you should see it!

- Depressing Trump links: these are important, but maybe don't read them all one after another? Trump: The Choice We Face, Coping with Chaos in the White House (thanks Andrew!), and Twenty lessons in how to deal with authoritarianism.

- The Time an Engineer Accidentally Started the Space Race and Changed the Course of History - interesting, I didn't realize the space race took such cajoling to get started!

- Seattle Minimum Wage Experiment is Over - they raised their minimum wage to $15/hour and unemployment is down!

- How to Talk to Someone You Hate - some good advice here (thanks David!)

- The Real Reason Women Quit Tech (and How to Address It) - sigh, but at least there are ways to address this (thanks Adam!)

- Quantum physics offers new way to factor numbers - interesting! (thanks Stephen!)

- See Incredible Basketball Shot Set New World Record - impressive!
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