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Skepchick Sundaylies! Christian Love, Bathing in the Ganges, and SAHPs

Sunday Funny: “You can calculate the area of my annulus and goddamn kiss it!” (via SMBC)

Teen Skepchick

Depending on What You Mean by Love
Elizabeth realizes that her family tries to convert her out of love, but it’s still kind of terrible.

The Physics Philes, lesson 120: Very Specific Heat
Mindy battles the cold by thinking about physical quantities of heat.

DBT Skills: This Feels Awful
Olivia gives advice on how to combine your emotional and rational side to make better decisions.

Mad Art Lab

Show Us Your Ugly Things: Theatre Prop Edition
Charles makes a “large hell hound head,” as you do.

Saving Oceans by Saving Otters: The Marine Conservation of Sandrine Hazan
Dale profiles the woman who saves sea otters (aka the best job in the world).

Women Painting Themselves Part 6
Celia shares the fascinating career of Anna Dorothea Therbusch.


Bathing in the Ganges (en español)
Lulú explains the religious beliefs and the health hazards of bathing in this river.

School of Doubt

Active learning as Get-Out-of-Teaching?
Apostrophobia addresses the surprisingly common misconception that student-centred learning is just an excuse for teachers to slack off while the students do their work for them.

So You Want to Teach about Comets?
With the Rosetta mission currently in the news, Nicole offers some great lessons for teaching students about comets.

It Takes a Village to Make a Doctor
Newly-minted Dr. Dan reflects on how many strong mentors it took to get from middle school band to a PhD in music history.

Grounded Parents

Minnesota School Districts Contribute to the Dumbing Down of America by Going GMO-Free
The Minneapolis school district just held a “GMO Awareness Day” for students. To promote health. (Apparently nobody in their school administration understands science?)

Are We Saps for Being SAHPs?
Lou writes about the disdain that many stay-at-home parents face from work-outside-the-home parents and his experience being a stay-at-home dad.

Weekend Reads: Science Discussion and Headlice, Texas, Breastfeeding, etc.
Check out Bethany’s weekly link roundup, which includes a link talking about the fact that the Texas State Board of Education (should that last word be in quotes?) just approved a textbook naming Moses as a Founding Father. (!!!)

Featured image credit: babeltravel via Flickr


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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