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ICYMI: Ann Freud, Quack of the Month, Science Demonstrations, and Attachment Parenting

ICYMI: Ann Freud, Quack of the Month, Science Demonstrations, and Attachment Parenting

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 91: Go with the Flow Mindy takes on Bernoulli’s equation and lives to tell the tale. Mad Art Lab Understanding the Lost Children: The Life and Science of Anna Freud Dale tells the story of ground-breaking child psychologist Anna Freud. Escéptica Raising Crows: Vitamin Supplements (en español) Elara takes a look at what pre-natal vitamin supplements d... »

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time Elisheba finds that her Peace Corps experience translates into making the world better at home. Why We Dress How We Do Grim argues that the focus on what women wear ignores the many reasons people dress ... »

ICYMI: Mathematical Mystery, Street Harassment, Dragons, and Abortion. All Sans Michael Stipe.

ICYMI: Mathematical Mystery, Street Harassment, Dragons, and Abortion. All Sans Michael Stipe.

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Does the Sum of All Natural Numbers Equal -1/12? Avery explains some of the mathematical mystery behind this weird result. Young People and Activism, MLK and CeCe McDonald Young activists can learn a lot from Martin Luther King, Jr. The Lessons of Success Olivia argues that we can learn just as much from our successes as from our mistakes. Mad Art Lab You Are Your Ge... »

ICYMI: September 15 – September 21 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: September 15 – September 21 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 65: The Judges Give This Post a 9.8…Meters per Second per Second Mindy gets deeper into the world of physics with a discussion of center of gravity. Suspension of Disbelief: Thinking, Fast and Slow Christian thinks this Daniel Kahneman is a must-read for budding skeptics. Speak Your Mind: Boob Tube What are your favorite shows with a skeptical or fem... »

Follow-Up: Boycotting Russia

Follow-Up: Boycotting Russia

[TW: Homophobia, violence] I recently wrote a post explaining why I am boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In it, I expressed my outrage with the new Russian law passed back in June that effectively bans queer people from public life and has ushered in a new era of public violence towards queer people in Russia. A few people commented on the post that calls to boycott the Olympics would... »

ICYMI: July 14 – 20 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: July 14 – 20 on the Skepchick Network

Hello! You’re back! It’s been, like, a whole week. Better catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming 4: Selling Miracles Eddy continues his series by examining the ways woo-peddlers blame diseases on sick people. Contradictions with Religion Beccy discusses the contradictions in religion, and how that logically lea... »

Poverty Graffiti

Impact Through Education: Yes, the Atheist Movement Should Care About Poverty

Last week I read that Black Skeptics Los Angeles is raising money for new First in the Family Humanist Scholarships, designated for “college-bound Los Angeles Unified School District students in South Los Angeles. Preference will be given to students who are in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning). Students must have a record o... »

ICYMI: January 13 – January 19 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 13 – January 19 on the Skepchick Network

Good morning! How goes it, Internet? I bet you’re just itchin’ for last week’s highlights, right? Ok, ok. I’ll stop yapping. Here they are. »

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