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Yes We Should Talk About Bodies

Body positivity, skinny shaming, fatphobia, fitspiration. The internet has brought the age of infinite scrutiny of bodies. There are a lot of problems with this. There are fights, there’s an …

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#AskAChemist: What’s making up my make-up?

This week on Ask A Chemist… I recently purchased bareMinerals’ liquid foundation ‘BARESKIN’ at Sephora. The package insert says it’s “formulated without” water, oil, or silicone. What the hell is …

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Global Quickies: Discrimination in Soccer, Doctor Performs Exorcism, and Gay Rights

UK “A Christian GP took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him, a medical tribunal …

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Bad Chart Thursday: #SOTU Edition

The State of the Union now comes with full-color illustrations, which is nice for the kids, Powerpoint addicts, and anyone who wants to add another layer to the SOTU drinking …

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#AskAChemist: The LA treatment

This is the first installment of Ask A Chemist. Here’s a question received from LA peep @SurlyAmy… L.A. Valley is switching from chlorine to chloramine to clean up the water system (which …

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Global Quickies: Free Speech, Witchdoctors, and Nepalese Women Conquering Summits

SAUDI ARABIA The second round of lashes for Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger convicted of blasphemy, has been postponed on medical grounds. Also, authorities publicly beheaded a woman in the …

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ScienceSkepticism

What’s your chemistry question?

Perhaps you’d like to know… How is a chemistry mole different from a furry mole and saucy mole? Is CS smoke different from tear gas? What’s the chemistry of personal lubricants and what’s a lube ingredient …

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A Brief List of What Russia Considers Relevant To Whether I Can Hold A Driver’s License

1. My generalized anxiety disorder 2. My borderline personality disorder 3. My support for GLBT+ individuals 4. The fact that my car is very dirty 5. I do not have …

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