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    Bad Chart Thursday: Beer Doesn’t Make You Fat!

    Britain’s Beer Alliance sounds like my kind of superhero team, fighting the good fight against sobriety across the UK. At the mere whisper of “I’ll just have water, thanks,” our Alliance heroes don their goggles, suck in their guts, and stagger their way toward the cry for help. In reality, there’s no giant mug of beer crashing through pub walls…

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    Calm Down. The World Isn’t Running Out of Chocolate

    A couple days ago my Facebook feed blew up with everyone sharing a Chicago Tribune article predicting a bleak future where our tongues will never again taste the dark, nutty flavors of a slowly melting chocolate bar. That’s right my friends, the world is running out of a chocolate. I know this because the Chicago Tribune says so. By January…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: Sugar Could Make Us Immortal

    I was casually strolling about the Internet the other day, enjoying a hot fudge doughnut M&M sundae, as I am wont to do, when I came across some SHOCKING news about US sugar consumption: By 2606, the US Diet will be 100 Percent Sugar. My first thought was that this would be only a 5 percent increase in my current…

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    ICYMI: October 7 – October 13 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello, you beautiful Skepchick readers. Are you ready to catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick network? You should be, because you missed a lot. And it’s awesome. Teen Skepchick To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo Olivia ponders getting another tattoo. Not in Science, Not in School Acupuncture and other pseudoscience have no place in a…

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  • Shellac: it’s a bug AND a feature!

    Happy Valentines Day! This holiday is traditionally celebrated with a gift of plant genitalia and candy to one’s beloved.  The flowers exist to attract pollinating insects, and the candy has an insect connection you might not know about. A common theme at my Bug Blog is that you eat insects on a regular basis.  And, frankly, that you need to…

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  • The Five Greatest Inventions Known to Woman

    These are not all things invented just for women, but they are things that are associated with – or generally important to – a great many women worldwide, and on a very personal level, me. In no particular order: The bra Bras are gift-wrapping for your boobs. They’re also a fantastically functional item for the heavy-boobed like me. I don’t…

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