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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About how stupid you look when you’re exercising? Aimee Levitt

• That Oscar voters were 94 percent white, 76 percent male, and an average of 63 years old? Tal Rosenberg

• This time line showing how the federal government repeatedly declared plastics safe for household use despite evidence to the contrary? Mick Dumke

• About one writer’s week as an Uber driver? Leor Galil

• This first-person account of Billy Corgan’s Siddhartha thing? Drew Hunt

• That Matthew McConaughey is right: gratitude totally does “reciprocate.” Drew Hunt

• About the unfunny corporate-pizza Oscars? Steve Bogira