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Bad Chart Thursday: Guv’ment Spending Edition

So you want to make a deliberately misleading chart by doctoring a genuine one and you don’t really care how fake it looks because OBAMA? Maybe you have a poor-resolution …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Ebola, or Cyborgs, Will Kill Us All

I don’t know about you, but the first question I ask when hearing about a tragedy on another continent is WHAT ABOUT ME? So naturally, when I read this Forbes …

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How to Be StarLord/StarLady for Halloween, Cosplay, or Because It’s Monday!

A few months ago, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and immediately decided that I had to cosplay as StarLord at DragonCon. I’ve dressed up for a few previous cons, …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Big Cider

When I first saw the headline “The fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the US isn’t a beer, wine, or spirit,” I immediately assumed the simplest, most obvious interpretation—that some kind of …

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The truth about apple pie spice

People lost their damn minds when they learned Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) did NOT contain pumpkin.  As it turned out, the key part of the Starbucks PSL is pumpkin spice, which …

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Rebecca Vs. Hal Lublin in Ready 2 Rumble Boxing!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend a little time with Hal Lublin, one of the stars of two of the most popular podcasts in the English-speaking …

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Meet Staci Goddard in Los Angeles on Tuesday

Hello friends! This is a quick shout-out to let you know that my fabulous group The Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic group (LAWAAG) is meeting tomorrow night and we …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Abortions and House Fires

Hey, did you know that the leading cause of DEATH in the United States is not heart disease? It’s true. I saw it on Facebook, thanks to a tip from …

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