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Skepchick Sundaylies: 50 Shades of Fail, Food Babe “Haters,” Fighting Memes with Memes, and an Asgardian Breastplate

Sunday Funny: What would Jesus think about 50 Shades of Grey? (via Cyanide and Happiness)

Teen Skepchick

The Physics Philes, lesson 129: Return of Heat Capacities!
Mindy finally explains why you need to know about the kinetic-molecular model of ideal gases.

The Not So Beautiful Game, Step 10: In Which Critical Thinking Would be Better than Mindlessly Following Directions and Making Assumptions
Elizabeth makes it to the penultimate step and wonders when there is going to be any plot development.

50 Shades of Fail Chapter 4 : Where Friends are Bad Friends and Stalking is Somehow Romantic
Alice has more thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey.

Mad Art Lab

Making Continents Move: The Ocean Cartography of Marie Tharp
Meet the woman who mapped the ocean floor and revived continental drift.

Design Diary – Sweet-Asgardian Breastplate
Ryan makes a Jane Foster breastplate


Movie Review: The Science of Stupid (en español)
Silvia reviews the National Geographic Channel’s TV show The Science of Stupid.


Family Meme Time
AJ recounts a recent interaction with her father over a meme.

Are Your Commitments Really So Fragile?
Benny wonders why so many people are threatened by independence of a partner in a relationship.

The Queerview Mirror: Insatiable: Porn-A Love Story
Ser reviews the book by Asa Akira.

School of Doubt

Top 10 Comparisons of Academic versus Website Writing
Peter Nonacs compares blogging to academic writing in a helpful (if slightly ironic) listicle.

Grounded Parents

No Food Babe, Your Detractors Aren’t Racists, Sexists, Haters, or Shills
The Food Babe thinks she can live in a criticism-free zone by calling her detractors racist and sexist. Kavin is constantly called a “shill” for GMOs too. In this piece, she takes on the Food Babe and calls her out for her bullshit.

No Patience for This: Vaccinating the Smallest Babies
Deek shares her experience of having twin micro-preemies vaccinated while they were still in the NICU. They were only 3 lbs, too small for many of their future surgeries and procedures, but they were still able to be vaccinated because vaccines are safe and save children’s lives. (And today, Deek has two wonderful, healthy toddlers thanks to the excellent medical care they received!)

Sex Ed, Sexual Preference & Sincerity
Cerys’s daughter is gay and has had to deal with “well-intentioned” people who try to be inclusive but can’t hide their revulsion at her “choice,” including actual sex-ed teachers. In this article, Cerys gives advice for these people on how to be decent human beings.

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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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