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What’s the point of this constant badgering women about their egg count?

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He may have been suffering from the Bart Simpson delusion: if no one saw you do it, it never happened

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The question isn’t whether it is protein or carbohydrates that kill you first -- it is how we survived long enough to get here

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We feel a disproportionate affection towards something we helped to create

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