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Skepchick Sundaylies, with Biodynamic Wine, Student Evaluations, and Eating Your Placenta

Sunday Funny: The Future will still have cheat days. (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Teen Skepchick Sex Ed with James Dobson: Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings. With Bonus Rigid Gender Roles. …

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Skepticism

Wine Gifts You Don’t Need

Every year folks tell me they’re too intimidated to buy actual wine for the wine geek in their lives. Since that wine geek is often me, I always tell them …

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Do You Need Fancy Stemware?

Have you ever eaten yogurt with a fork? Ever had cereal from a coffee mug? Coffee from a mason jar? Have you, like me, made nachos in a saucepan because …

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#AskAChemist: Are wine baths a waste of money?

This week’s episode is brought to you by NBA baller Amar’e Stourdemire, Chemical & Engineering News, and Franzia. Enjoy!   ________ Featured image from Franzia

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Grading Wine: What is the 100-Point System?

If you purchase wine regularly, you’ve probably come across “shelf talkers,” the laminated tags displayed with wine that often include a review from a prominent magazine or critic such as …

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Skepticism

Cross-Post: Tasting Notes

This post is a collaboration between Julia Burke at Skepchick and Ashley Hamer at Mad Art Lab.  When Anne Sauer alerted us to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by …

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Toxic Wine! A Case of Arsenic

I emerged from SkepchickCon at ChiFi to find the world’s cheap wine drinkers in an uproar over recent findings that certain cheap wines contain arsenic. A class-action lawsuit has been …

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Biodynamic Wine: My Favorite Pseudoscience

It seems every one of my skeptic-leaning friends has a pseudoscience for which they have the teeniest bit of sympathy. Whether it’s because they used to believe it, because they …

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