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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Baby Love, Your Inner Fish, Creationism, and the Frozen Agenda

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 96: Surf the Wave Function Ever wonder what a wave function is? Mindy finds out. What If I Don’t Know? Olivia acknowledges that, for some people, their sexual orientation is not obvious to them. A Mandatory Love for Babies Elizabeth doesn’t get those fuzzy feelings around babies she’s been told she’s supposed to have.…

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  • Skepticism

    Testing the Legitimacy of Low-Carbing

    [TRIGGER WARNING FOR BODY IMAGE ISSUES AND EATING DISORDERS] Health. Fitness. Weight loss. Body fat. Lean muscle mass. Dieting. Fat loss. Ketosis. Low-fat. Low-calorie. High protein. Low-carb. Calories-in calories-out. BMI. Scales. Clean eating. [Insert specific diet name here]. Cardio. Gym. Running. Abs. Lifting. Gains. Reps. There’s a reason why mentioning any of the above terms, no matter how obliquely, will…

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  • Feminism

    Intention vs. Reality: Why BMI Is Not Just a Tool

    The new year is upon us. Last night, many people drank to excess, placed too much significance on where their lips were as the clock struck midnight, and woke up with their heads feeling like some epic battlefield of yore. Some of those same people, along with countless others, are at this moment shaking off the hangover and proceeding to…

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  • Lock Up Your Daughters (No, Seriously)

    Dodai on Jezebel recently posted an item on Beyonce’s latest venture — ho-clothes for kiddies. She used the slightly distasteful ad as a jumping off point to talking about how the hyper-sexualization of young girls might lead to serious mental health problems, referencing a 2007 report from the American Psychological Association that says in part: Sexualization has a range of…

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