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Does “dressing for the job you want” help promotion?

There is a saying: Dress for the job you want, not the one you have. I have always understood this as implying that this is a way to help attain "the job you want". This article references a ...
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Do people in only “a few countries” wear their shoes inside the house? [closed]

Yesterday I watched the following video on Facebook: America Vs: Shoes At Home. In that video, it's argued that wearing shoes inside the house is inappropriate, mainly because it's not hygienic, but ...
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Did Master Stone Masons have to Bow to the King?

I have heard this multiple times, including in a documentary once. The claim is that the Master Stonemason, in historic times, did not have to bow to the King (generally implied to be from the British ...
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Do babies from the United States cry more then babies in other parts of the world?

In the Cracked article 5 Universal Experiences That Are Different In Other Cultures the third claim made is that American Babies Cry Way More Than Other Babies I would like to know if the claim ...
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Is this claim about Turkey's restriction on Zorok TV accurate?

Kurdish children's channel Zarok TV to be allowed back on air in Turkey only if 40% of the shows are promoting Turkish culture and language. https://twitter.com/DrPartizan_/status/...
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Are there more than 20 million pieces of art in London's galleries?

This video claims that there are more than 20 million pieces of art in London's galleries. The video is an attempt to see all the art in London in a single day. The protagonist in the video got to ...
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Did Native American have a Zodiac-like birth sign tradition?

This "Native American Zodiac symbol" page was shared to me on social media. In this article, we’ve narrowed the focus to the ‘birth animals’ – the Native American zodiac. Like the modern horoscope, ...
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Did WW2 pilots lead a swinger's lifestyle to ensure that their friends would take care of their family if they died?

Cracked.com referenced this interview where author Christopher Ryan claims that: “World War II fighter pilots had the highest fatality rates of any division of the military. When they were back ...
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Is obesity correlated with solitary and/or social eating?

The basis of this question is a pair of newspaper articles that appeared in the Guardian just over a year apart. I know, it's not a scholarly journal, and the articles aren't remotely scientific. The ...
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Is it common that North Americans who call themselves 'vegetarian' eat fish?

There's an article titled Vegetarians Who Eat Fish Are Actually Onto Something which says, I’m out besmirching Malibu’s pristine sands to decide if pescetarianism—a vegetarian diet supplemented ...
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Does a pair of trainers (shoes) hanging on a telephone wire mean the house nearby is a crack den?

I've been told this many times (in the UK). It's even mentioned in a wikipedia article: Some also say that shoes hanging from the wires advertise a local crack house where crack cocaine is used ...
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Are Japanese authorities cracking down on adult themed entertainment in preparation for the 2020 Olympics?

From a reddit post: Getting quite a few news about Tokyo cracking down on Lolis, hentai, hentai games, boob sizes, cosplay conventions and recently have their eyes set on an Imouto theme cafe... ...
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Are bikinis banned from the 2013 Miss World competition in Indonesia?

The Sun newspaper reported: The pageant is taking place in the Far East country for the first time and organisers are wary of upsetting Muslim fanatics. [...] But the pageant's ...
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Do a third of Italian men live with their parents?

I have heard that Italian men live with their parents as a racial stereotype joke and from some Italian friends. They say that this is true because they have seen these people in their environments or ...
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Have all sustainable cultures been illiterate (or not made a fetish of reading)?

I have been reading "What Is Education For" by David Orr and the author makes the following statement: It is a matter of no small consequence that the only people who have lived sustainably on the ...
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Did the French Revolution cause people to give the Ace (in a deck of cards) rank above a King?

Wikipedia says After the French Revolution some games started to use the ace or 1 as the highest card which symbolized the lowest in society rising above the King. A discussion forum recently ...
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Did the Harvard Museum of Natural History put this label on their display?

This picture is circulating the internet This blog identifies the HMNH label as the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Did they in fact put this label on their display?
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Does the Pepsi brand name stand for “pay every penny to save Israel”?

Is this how the name Pepsi was formed? Example of the claim
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Are there more Greeks living outside of Greece than inside it?

I heard recently that there are more Greeks currently living outside of Greece than inside it. My source, of course, didn't qualify whether that statistic only includes people who were born there, but ...
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Is prostitution uncommon among geishas?

Many news stories and plenty of ensuing comments about geishas have people making a strong point that geishas are not prostitutes. However, the wikipedia article makes a meal out of the topic and ...