Myers-Briggs and politics
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Who Are You?

I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality inventory, in high school, and when I got my horoscope results, I admit that I was pretty amazed at how well it …

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stereotyping
Skepticism

Yes Virginia, There is Evidence of Bias

Skepticland is a place where Science and Studies are all important. Anecdotal evidence? Bah! Not important. Especially when it comes to questions of human behavior, people want proof. This is …

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Venezuelan election chart
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Worst Chart in the Multiverse

This week’s chart is not recent, but I missed it the first time around, and it’s so terrifically bad, I have to share it in case you missed it too. …

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Painting of James Randi by Amy Roth
Skepticism

The Telegraph’s Weak Exposé of James Randi

Will Storr has a pretty vicious article over at the Telegraph claiming that James Randi is lying when he refers to himself (as a magician) as an “honest liar” in …

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Skepticism

Refresher: What’s A Trigger?

Things on the internet (and really everywhere) have been stressful lately. Conversations about race and police violence, rape and sexual violence, and harassment and online violence are just about everywhere. …

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clove oil
ScienceSkepticism

Clove oil in your sexual lubricant?

I am a big fan of do-it-yourself (DIY) personal care products. Body scrubs, hair conditioners, face masks – just a few things I’ve whipped up at home on the cheap. …

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ActivismSkepticism

Cop Cameras Are a Band-Aid Fix for a Centuries-Old Wound

Amadou Diallo. John Crawford. Sean Bell. Yvette Smith. Aiyana Jones. Tamir Rice. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. These names represent a mere fraction of an ever-growing list of unarmed black men, …

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Skepticism

Shia LaBeouf: Still Weird, Still Worth Compassion

I don’t really get Shia LaBeouf. I’m not entirely sure that anyone “gets” Shia LaBeouf, as his behavior is often self-aggrandizing, sometimes bizarre, and repeatedly unethical (plagiarizing an apology for …

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