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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 ... »

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... »

Is there a secular argument against abortion?

Is there a secular argument against abortion?

Yesterday, an article was published about atheists at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). Featured prominently in the article was Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists. In it, Dave was quoted as saying, “I will admit there is a secular argument against abortion. You can’t deny that it’s there, and it’s maybe not as clean cut as school prayer, right to die, and gay marri... »

Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

Originally posted at Mad Art Lab I want to thank every single person who contributed even a single selfie. You are all amazing. You are all beautiful. And it is your faces that helped me keep going. I love and respect all of you. I know it was hard. I bow down to you. Monday was the end of Operation Flawless, a social media campaign encouraging women to reject conventional beauty standards and pos... »

Returning Force With Equal Force

Returning Force With Equal Force

As some of you might know, I see a therapist and I often find that my therapist offers me Sage Wisdom. Oftentimes I also find that the Sage Wisdom offered by my dear shrink is applicable not just to my personal life but to the larger currents in the skeptical, atheist, or feminist movements. This week I had one of those experiences and a light bulb went off in my head. In this case, we were talkin... »

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... »

Disabled? Write for us!

Disabled? Write for us!

So, in case you didn’t notice, there was a bit of a kerfuffle recently on Skepchick about ableism. Turns out, not everyone on Skepchick has the same opinions, and we all make mistakes. But this experience did teach us one thing: we don’t have enough disabled voices on this network. So, we’re starting a sister site for people with disabilities! And we want YOU to write for us (wel... »

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