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It’s the Sundaylies, with a James Dobson Love Quiz, Desktop Aquariums, and Fantasy Food

Sunday Funny: Advanced Level Nonsense (via SMBC)

Teen Skepchick

T is for Tribulations: The Big Gendery Post
Cat explains the difficulties of being transgender in the UK.

Sex Ed with James Dobson: 10 Things you Didn’t Know about True Love
Think you know a lot about love? Take this quiz to find out.

Mad Art Lab

Desktop Aquarium Challenge!
Ethan attempts to create an aquarium that will fit comfortably on the top of a desk.

Art of the Gaps 2: Extraterrestrial Life?
Human knowledge isn’t perfect, and there are gaps. Julie looks at how we’ve used art to try to fill in these gaps.

The Strangers Within: Lynn Margulis and the Rebirth of Endosymbiosis
Dale recounts the life of the groundbreaking unicellular biologist, Lynn Margulis.

Grounded Parents

I Watched Michael Pollan’s New Fantasy “In Defense of Food” So You Don’t Have To
Jenny writes, “Are simplicity and good health really located in the good old days? I don’t think so. The way Pollan idealizes nature and the past is pure fantasy. He thinks life would be better if we ate food cooked entirely from scratch. Better for whom?”

The Gender Politics of Christmas Lights
When Angela was growing up, putting up Christmas lights was a “man’s job,” and her 3-year-old recently challenged this assertion. Sometimes when you’re around kids, you come to see issues in a new light, especially with regards to gender roles in society.

Guest Post – Don’t Flush Your Meds: Antidepressants, Pregnancy and Autism
This guest post by Alison Bernstein (a.k.a. Mommy PhD.) writes, “A new study “Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children” published in JAMA Pediatrics reports that use of antidepressants (ADs) during the second and third trimester of pregnancy nearly doubles the risk of autism. Does this study mean that pregnant women should toss out their Zoloft, Paxil and Celexa? Not so fast.”

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  1. January 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm —

    I thought I’d share this link.

  2. January 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm —

    I think the main reason putting the lights up ends up being daddy’s job is because he is slightly taller.

    I put our lights up because I have the degree in electronic engineering so anything electrical falls to me and Xmas things in general fall to me because my wife is Jewish.

    But I get the menorah down from its shelf because I am taller and can reach it.

  3. January 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm —

    Science Based Medicine have a commentary on the antidepressants/autism study, and they say much the same as Kavin does.

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