Mary's Posts

How 100 Days of Anti-Dieting Changed My Life

How 100 Days of Anti-Dieting Changed My Life

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is about how one woman, Shaunta Grimes, is currently breaking through the cycle of yo-yo dieting and she offers tips on how you can do it too.  *** I’ve struggled with disordered eating for thirty years, and I’ve been an advocate for Health at Every Size (HAES) for three years. I believe that intuitive eating, joyful exercise, and body acce... »

Quickies: Jenny McCarthy Backpedals, the Heroin Epidemic, and Homeless Jesus

Quickies: Jenny McCarthy Backpedals, the Heroin Epidemic, and Homeless Jesus

Today is April 14th, and I just want to take a minute to remind you that if you’re up really late tonight (or rather, early tomorrow), you might see the lunar eclipse! Is anyone planning on watching for it? Jenny McCarthy: “I’m Not ‘Anti-Vaccine’” – Phil Plait (and everyone else) disagrees with Jenny McCarthy on her latest position on vaccines. The New Face of Heroin – “The... »

Quickies: Forgotten Childhood Memories, FDA Loopholes, and Game of Thrones Attack Ads

Quickies: Forgotten Childhood Memories, FDA Loopholes, and Game of Thrones Attack Ads

On April 9, 1860, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville made the oldest known recording of a human voice, using a phonautograph. (And honestly, it sounds like something you’d hear in a creepy movie.) Neither Female Nor Male - ”So what will it do to our collective minds when forced to grasp that some people are neither gender? Not male, or female, but something else either encompassing, or ... »

Quickies: Inspiring Digital Feminist Campaigns, Why Doctors Need Anthropologists, and the Incoming Robot Army

Quickies: Inspiring Digital Feminist Campaigns, Why Doctors Need Anthropologists, and the Incoming Robot Army

On April 7, 1827, John Walker sold one of his inventions, the first match that was able to be lighted with friction (which you should be familiar with today). 23 Inspiring Feminist Digital Campaigns That Changed the World – A nice, uplifting story on how you can make a difference through grassroots campaigns. From Sarah. Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team – “Before t... »

Quickies: Font Nerdery, Creationists Fight a Child Over a Fossil, and Hobby Lobby’s Investments in Contraception

Quickies: Font Nerdery, Creationists Fight a Child Over a Fossil, and Hobby Lobby’s Investments in Contraception

It’s April 2! Which means that it’s officially not April Fools’ Day anymore! Honestly, I don’t like April 1 because I’m too easily pranked. (It took me a second to realize that “Rotisserie Chicken” movie on Netflix was a prank.) Did you get through the day unscathed? Why Garamond Won’t Save The Government $467 Million A Year – “A 14-year-... »

Guest Post: Gender Inequality in Chess

Guest Post: Gender Inequality in Chess

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is about the history of women in the world of chess. Honestly, even though I don’t know anything about chess (I don’t have the patience to play), I found this article to be very interesting, especially the part about the badass Polgar sisters.  ——————————————... »

Quickies: Untested Rape Kits, the Postdocalypse, and Flying Through Space

Quickies: Untested Rape Kits, the Postdocalypse, and Flying Through Space

On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public. If you’re a knowledge junkie like me, read more about the origin story here. Man Who Raised Money For Organ And Tissue Donation Dies, Is Rejected As Donor Because He Was Gay – From CriticalDragon1177. What Makes This Substance Boil And Freeze At The Same Time? – A fun piece of science to start your day with.... »

Guest Post: Stop Judging Me for Being on Welfare

Guest Post: Stop Judging Me for Being on Welfare

Editor’s Note: In media and popular culture, the myth of the “welfare queen” is still present. Obviously, this stereotype does not reflect the reality of people who need government assistance. Today’s guest post is from a single mother on welfare and how she constantly feels judged by society for getting a “free ride” when it’s anything but.  ——... »

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