Science

  • Are Depressed People Just More Realistic?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’ve produced two different videos recently in which I mentioned that maybe a certain group of people (educated girls in sexist societies and vegans and vegetarians in meat-eating societies) may be more depressed or more anxious because they are…

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  • Are Vegans and Vegetarians More Depressed?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Here we go again: a new study has found that vegetarians and vegans are more likely to have depression and anxiety compared to meat eaters. Feeling sad? Eat a pile of dino nugs! Okay, I said that ironically but…

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  • How the Flu Vaccine Might Help You Beat COVID

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I’ve been a fan of vaccines for a long time. Like, easily since I was a toddler and, according to my mom, I insisted on staring with abject delight at the needle as it went into my arm, while asking…

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  • Study: Does Cheaper Viagra Reduce Suicides?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Heads up, here’s a content warning: today I’m going to talk about sex and suicide, so if either of those things upset you, maybe give this video a skip! Earlier this year, researchers published a paper in the European…

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  • Paper headline: Experimental studies, old and new, on menstrual toxin

    Secretly Murdering Your Husband: The one weird trick that baffled researchers

    When a European research group submitted a paper this year on their use of menstrual blood-derived stem cells (MenSCs) to a respected medical journal (which also, presumably, exists in this year), they did not expect a reviewer would claim that “everyone” knows you can secretly kill your husband with menstrual blood. But that is what happened. They presumably knew menstrual…

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  • You’re Working Too Much & Enjoying Your Free Time Too Little

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Sheltering in place for the past…year and a half? Has been interesting for a lot of people who are accustomed to going into an office and having that hard distinction between work and home. I remember when I first started…

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  • Sexism is NOT to Blame for Your Allergies!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Have you noticed that over the past decade or so your allergies have gotten worse? If so, you’re not alone — lots of people have been sneezing more often these days. So what’s going on? You might immediately think “well…

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  • New Study Explains How Andrew Cuomo Went From “Feminist Ally” to Hostile Sexist

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Since accidentally becoming a fairly prominent feminist, I’ve repeatedly experienced this phenomenon of male feminists who turn out to be, well, not feminists. Sometimes they’re revealed to be “sex pests,” sexual harassers, abusers, or even rapists. I imagine I must…

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