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

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• How systemic racism has pervaded the Asian-American experience? Sue Kwong

• That antioxidants might be bad for you? Deanna Isaacs

• That bacon doesn’t really cause cancer? (Or at least, it probably won’t cause you to get cancer.) Julia Thiel

• About America’s most haunted road? Aimee Levitt

• About the cryotherapist whose frozen body was found dead in a tank? Kate Schmidt

• About how Bernie Sanders will greet trick-or-treaters? (“You’re not going to get all the treats you deserve until we start a serious discussion about why you are all walking more blocks for less candy than ever before.”) Steve Bogira