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Sunday Reads: Reflecting on Pride, the Wage Gap Making Health Care That Much Worse and a Day on Thick Water

You know what sounds refreshing on this hot summer day? A nice tall glass of thick water. Allegedly a product for people with disabilities hindering their ability to swallow (that many experts believe doesn’t actually work), thick water is what it sounds like: water, with thickeners. Quinn Myers gave it a try, and, well, the GIFs speak for themselves. 

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