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Australia and the UK are protesting violence against women, and I am tired


Over the weekend, hundreds of people in London gathered to pay tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman who was murdered after disappearing on her walk home. The assembly was also protesting violence against women -- including the police's aggressive response to the previous evening's vigil, at which they manhandled and dragged participating women away. On Sunday and Monday, half a world away, tens of thousands of Australians were gathering to protest violence against women as well. These rallies against misogyny and sexual abuse were sparked by separate rape allegations brought against the country's Attorney-General and against a staffer in the office of the Defence Minister, as well as the government's lacklustre response. It's the end of the day in Australia, and I don't want to be thinking about any of this.

9 ways the MLB can make baseball more exciting


It's a patient sport, but offers plenty of excitement. And quite a bit of waiting for replay challenges to conclude. And not to mention the games are usually like three and a half hours long. Okay so baseball is boring! And with exciting, fast-paced sports like basketball, hockey, and football, baseball is rapidly losing its fanbase.

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall


The first Stephen King book I ever read was The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. I was still in my teens, and my gran -- a huge King fan herself -- thought it was the one I'd have the best chance of reading without getting too scared.