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Take A Walk

Take A Walk

Surly Amy here with some simple advice. Life got ya down? Feeling blue? Bored? No car? Sick of the internet? Nothing on TV? Just beat that video game? Hate all the people around you? The solution to all of those problems might be as simple as taking a walk. I know exercise is hard and not all of us can run marathons like our pals Elyse or Julia can, but sometimes just taking that first step is all... »

Do Better Challenge: Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless

Do Better Challenge: Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless

This post shows you how easy it is to actually make an immediate difference in someone’s life. I have been talking with Brittany Shoots-Reinhard who is coordinating The Week of Action with Foundation Beyond Belief. The idea being that whether you pray or reason in the first few weeks of April, spend the last week actually doing something to help your community. They have a wonderful list of ... »

The Legend of Bug Girl

The Legend of Bug Girl

It was a foggy evening in May. The air seemed thick and still. Gwen stood silently on the porch. She had risen from a fretful sleep and felt inexplicably drawn to the back of the house and out into the dark of the night. Suddenly, and without warning a sound broke though the silence, deafening in its pitch, it vibrated the wooden deck. She steadied herself on the porch railing with her left hand, ... »

Do Better Challenge: Ian Cromwell and Boys 4 Real

Do Better Challenge: Ian Cromwell and Boys 4 Real

Hey friends! Last week I kicked off my official Do Better Challenge where I asked you all to rise above the negativity we are often bombarded with, and do something good for your community. I started of the challenge with some very simple instructions, just say something nice to someone. A lot of you rose to that challenge and some went far beyond. I got a lot of really great feed back from reader... »

Skeptic and Atheist Do Better Challenge

Skeptic and Atheist Do Better Challenge

Over the years I have self-identified as an atheist and as a skeptic. But lately, I look around these communities and I don’t see much that reflects who I am or how I feel about the world. I see no need to go into details about that. If you read this blog, you know that over the years many of us who have dedicated our time and money to advancing skepticism in particular, have been let down b... »

I Love the Science of Mixology and Food at SkepchickCON

I Love the Science of Mixology and Food at SkepchickCON

SkepchickCon at Convergence is going to be completely fantastic this year! And to prove that to you I am bringing you another interview with one of the fabulous presenters! Today, I am serving you up a quick taste of the science of mixology with Mad Art Lab contributor, Anne Sauer. Anne is known as our “Iron Chef” over on Mad Art Lab because she is a literal genius when it comes to foo... »

Meet Dr Siouxsie Wiles at SkepchickCon

Meet Dr Siouxsie Wiles at SkepchickCon

SkepchickCon 2014 takes place at CONvergence a sci-fi/fantasy conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Doubletree in Bloomington, July 3-6, 2014. Skepchick is proud to help organize the science track at this event and over the coming weeks I’d like to introduce you to some of the brilliant and talented people you can meet if you attend. Today, I’d like to introduce you to microbiolo... »

I love Science at SkepchickCon

I love Science at SkepchickCon

I love science and you can help others fall in love too! If you just want to donate or “add your name to the hat” scroll past all the words to the photos of the colorful I Love Science hearts! I love science. I mean it, I really do. Science teaches us about our place in the universe. Science helps us understand what medicine might help us and what might harm. Science teaches us about e... »

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