Products with profiles should have fields for pronouns. Here’s how.

Someone contemplates their social media profile.
Someone contemplates their social media profile.
Image courtesy of ManyPixels.


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Man putting his vote in the ballot box for Election 2020 by Marco Verch. CC BY 2.0


Think again.

A character with a megaphone overlays a flock of emails, some unread, flanked by open and closed envelopes.
A character with a megaphone overlays a flock of emails, some unread, flanked by open and closed envelopes.
Illustration courtesy of ManyPixels.


Long red hair streams behind a person leaping and bounding forward, supported by a phone which is also their staircase.
Long red hair streams behind a person leaping and bounding forward, supported by a phone which is also their staircase.



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An artist’s illustration of the Mansus which a mortal can never truly see but in dreams, via Weather Factory


Staying healthy and safe during wildfire season

  • Use an AQI app on your phone to notify you when the air gets gross.
  • When the AQI goes above 150, avoid going outside.
  • Consider sealing windows and filtering the air in your home.
  • When you have to go outside, wear a mask rated N95 or better (ideally P100).
  • Your mask must fit perfectly or it’s useless.
  • If it’s often smoky where you live, get a permanent mask.
  • Consider planning for a power cut.
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Fires near Poudre Canyon, Colorado obscure the skies which glow red. Public domain image, by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer, 140th Wing Public Affairs



You’re right: it’s done by robots

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Illustration of Google’s “areas of interest”, Justin O’Beirne, 2017


Twitter literally makes it impossible to deliberately see bisexuals

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Tom Lowenthal

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