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Skepchick Sundaylies, with Online Anonymity, (Not) Losing Weight with Acupuncture, and Sophie Germain’s Minimized Mathematical Contributions

Sunday Funny: But have you tried taquitos? (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick Anonymity Online Manatee discusses the reasons for online anonymity. Mad Art Lab Primal Screams: Sophie Germain’s Mathematical Labors (Women …

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Quickies

Quickies: FDA Fails and the Cost of Measles Outbreaks

Public misinformed about seal of approval from FDA – “Between 2005 and 2011, nearly half of all new drug formulations in the US were approved without companies having to demonstrate …

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Feminism

Dear Skinnier Men, Especially the Formerly Fat Ones

[Content Notice: weight loss talk] Last week was Weight Stigma Awareness Week; I told my personal story about my relationship with the medical establishment and with my body. Last week was …

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Feminism

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: My Present

[Content Notice: weight, weight loss, body image] While I do have a checkered past with the medical establishment, thankfully, about two years ago, I found much better doctors than any …

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Afternoon Inquisition

AI: All we can stomach

Last May, I had my stomach removed. Well, not all of it. There’s a small portion, smaller than a small egg, left. But the rest was taken away. Short story: …

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FeaturedSkepticism

The One Month Mark Low-Down on Low-Carbing

Trigger Warning for Eating Disorders/Body Image/Diet Talk It’s been a month since I’ve actively induced ketosis in myself, so here is my check-in. 

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Skepticism

Possibly Worth Studying: Women and Low-Carbing

Trigger Warning for Eating Disorders/Body Image/Diet Talk In two weeks, I will report my low-carb findings. Right now, I can’t stop being surprised by how little of the information on …

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Skepticism

Testing the Legitimacy of Low-Carbing

[TRIGGER WARNING FOR BODY IMAGE ISSUES AND EATING DISORDERS] Health. Fitness. Weight loss. Body fat. Lean muscle mass. Dieting. Fat loss. Ketosis. Low-fat. Low-calorie. High protein. Low-carb. Calories-in calories-out. BMI. …

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