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By the numbers

By the numbers August 17, 2013

Who can resist a good listicle? You could spend a lazy Saturday watching listicle TV, like VH-1’s “300 Most Profound Reality TV Moments,” or you could read the equivalent here on the Web.

Here’s a bunch of recent listicles that I found thoughtful, helpful, funny and/or entertaining. Books, maps, feminism, wonkery, UFOs, dinosaurs, Hitchcock, debt collectors, civil disobedience, toxic churches, living wages and cruel politicians — all enumerated for your reading pleasure.

101 Every Day Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women

CIA Acknowledges Existence of Area 51 Testing Ground

Alfred Hitchcock’s 50 Ways to Kill a Character

40 Maps That Explain the World

28 Favorite Books That Are Huge Red Flags

24 Books You’ve Probably Never Heard of But Will Change Your Life

23 Things That Debt Collectors Are Not Allowed to Do

20 Facts for the 20th Anniversary of America’s Family Leave Policy

20 Science Fiction Moments That Will Make Absolutely Anyone Cry

16 of Your Favorite Things That Climate Change Is Totally Screwing Up

11 Strange Science Lessons We Learned This Summer

10 Best Television Series Finales

Top 10 Weirdest Dinosaur Extinction Ideas

Nine Reasons to Run From a Church

Here are Eight Stupid Lies Fox News Keeps Telling About Food Stamps

Seven Guidelines for Civil Disobedience

Seven Ways the Drought in the West Really Sucks

Six Crazy — and Cruel — Things Said by Cory Booker’s New GOP Opponent

Five Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage Right Now

Five Biblical Concepts Fundamentalists Just Don’t Understand

One Small Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkU1d4kMmtw

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