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Do women earn less than men for the same exact work? [duplicate]

Previous questions on the site such as this one and this one, as well as the answers and their sources address the gender pay gap on a broad scale, comparing the careers of all men to the careers of ...
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Does 40% of food in the US never make it to the table?

The part of this image I'm concerned with is the very bottom. Is it true that in the United States, 40% of food in the United States never makes it to the table? From: Metabolic Balance Blog
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Are suicide rates among millenials increasing?

Simon Sinek claims in this video (at about 9:40min) that the suicide rates and the accidental drug overdoses among young people from the so-called "millennial" generation are increasing at the moment. ...
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Is the Flat Earth Society for real? [closed]

There exists a website of the so-called "Flat Earth Society": http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/ What I don't understand is whether this website is a contrived parody, or an earnest society. In ...
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Could candy crush in-app purchases gross revenue keep over a million children fed in africa? [closed]

Discussing the mobile app in-app-purchase model, candy crush came up, and someone said the gross revenue of that app family alone could keep over one million children fed in africa. Some googling ...
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Did Neanderthals keep Cro-Magnons as sex-slaves?

Some time ago, it was thought that modern people came from Cro-Magnons, and Neanderthals became extinct. But after the Neanderthal genome project, we found that modern people have from 1% to 4% of ...
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Do professional beggars earn six-figure amounts yearly?

Sources such as The Metro, Huffington Post and NY Daily News have cited examples of professional beggars, who are said to earn close to six-figure amounts yearly. The Straight Dope mentions (...
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Do full-time working women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns?

The White House claims that: On average, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. Is it the case?
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Is the intelligence of people going down? [duplicate]

Somewhat popular idea in media (say movie "Idiocracy") and general perception of older generation is that people and society are getting dumber. It seems that even real studies show that "stupid" ...
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Do “digital natives” process information in fundamentally different ways

Marc Prensky defines the term digital natives, referring to people who were born after digital computers were popular. He claims that they process information in fundamentally different ways. Our ...
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Do men tend to be funnier than women?

Why are men, taken on average and as a whole, funnier than women? This line is from this Vanity Fair article by Christopher Hitchens, and is based, in part, on this Stanford Uni study What the study ...
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Is the gender pay gap evidence of discrimination?

(I've asked this before but people had troubling separating the question from just the gender pay gap. This is a way I was suggested to ask it, so I am giving it a try) No one can deny the gender pay ...