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Skepchick Sundaylies: Managing Emotions, Caveman Genes, Going with Your Gut, Body-Shaming, and ZOMG Chemicals!

Skepchick Sundaylies: Managing Emotions, Caveman Genes, Going with Your Gut, Body-Shaming, and ZOMG Chemicals!

Sunday Funny: Man Gum (via chainsawsuit) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 104: Standing O for Standing Waves Mindy is armpits deep in mechanical waves at this point. DBT Skills Part 1: Learning Emotional Management Olivia explains dialectical behavior therapy and how it can help everyone cope with their emotions. Existential Crises and Epiphanies of the Teenage Mind Alice opines on the un... »

Skeptical Wine-ing, Part II: My Sulfite Headache

Skeptical Wine-ing, Part II: My Sulfite Headache

“I think I’m allergic to sulfites. This wine gave me a headache.” “Well, how much did you drink?” “… a bottle?” It happened so many times during my time as a wine salesperson that it had become one of our most standard jokes, some of us even going so far as to just cut out the second line: “This wine gave me a headache.” ––“Well, you’re not supposed to drink the whole bottle!” Most of the customer... »

Ask Surly Amy: Allergy Shots

Ask Surly Amy: Allergy Shots

Dear Surly Amy, What’s the scoop on allergy shots? The year I spent on the maintenance dose was the sickest I’ve ever been in my life. I just moved to a new state and am pondering whether to start them up again. Are they really the amazing cure-all my allergist seemed to think they were? ~Megan Dear Megan, As you know, I’m not a doctor but I’m still I’m pretty darn su... »

AI: A Round of Shots!

AI: A Round of Shots!

The last few weeks have been brutal. BRUTAL. My son got a cold. Then he gave it to my daughter. Who then ended up in the hospital with asthma complications from a cold. Almost died. From a cold. So I got to hang out with her for a week, in a place that had no MSNBC or Comedy Central. It was so awful. And I wasn’t allowed to leave. But then my parents bought a Wii for my husband and me the ki... »