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

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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 unexpected trials of her first year at university.

Mad Art Lab

Caveman Genes — What Our Shared History with Denisovans Means
It was recently determined that a gene that many Tibetans have comes from an extinct cousin of Homo Sapiens Sapiens. Elizabeth discusses what this means for human evolution.

Mary Somerville: Savior of British Mathematics.”
Dale explains the fascinating history of a female mathematician in the 1800’s.


Gods! Huitzilopochtli (en español)
Silvia tells us the myth of this god of the Mexicas, and his very complicated family history.


Solidari-T: A Political Cartoon by RF Pigeons
Nailed it.

School of Doubt

Learning How to Learn
What is “self-regulation,” and how can teachers get students to take the concept seriously?

The Great Didactic: Who’s Fault is it? Teachers Fault (Kind Of)
Jennifer continues reading The Great Didactic.

Gut vs Mind – What’s Your Woo?
You’re only human. How do you balance your gut reactions with your rational mind?

Grounded Parents

The 10 Best Children’s Movies You’ve Never Seen
Erich goes over the best children’s movies that you may have never seen. Leave your own suggestions in the comments at GP!

I’m Not That Mom: Parenting a Kid With Food Allergies
Jenny relates a story about being “that mom” with the child allergic to nuts and how people should think before they make offhand comments about a serious condition.

Facebook Bikini Hullabaloo and Raising Kids Without Shame
Deek discusses the latest body-shaming meme and interview’s GP’s resident sex educator, Ginny, on how to encourage a child’s budding sexuality without shame.


OMG Chemicals!1!!1
Yessenia discusses how ridiculous the “zomg, chemicals!!!” complaints of most people are.

Poverty and Disability
Ania talks about how poverty and disability create a vicious cycle.

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Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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