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    Activities for Social Isolation: Making Cultured Butter (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

    I wasn’t planning on going through social isolation a week ago, but the community I live in has been affected by COVID-19 and so here we are. Fortunately, I usually spend my weekends inside my house doing all kinds of fun things (who knew I was so trendy doing social isolation before it was a thing?), and this weekend I…

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  • Life Style

    Creative Saturday: DIY Anti-Static Spray

    Fall is my favorite time of year—the trees are changing, the air is brisk, and I can finally use my oven all the time again. The only thing I don’t like is constantly getting zapped by static electricity. It’s bad enough at home (where I accidentally zap my cats on their noses every time I pet them, poor things), but…

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  • Activism

    How Patreon is Changing the DIY Movement

    I recently hosted a meetup for my LAWAAG group with a speaker named Teka-Lark Fleming who gave a very fascinating talk about the history of the DIY movement in Los Angeles. (DIY, for anyone who is unfamiliar stands for do it yourself.) Teka talked about the early days when a lot of revolutionary, anarchist and art zines came into existence.…

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  • Random Asides

    How to Be StarLord/StarLady for Halloween, Cosplay, or Because It’s Monday!

    A few months ago, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and immediately decided that I had to cosplay as StarLord at DragonCon. I’ve dressed up for a few previous cons, like being Alex Vause at SkepchickCon, but for this one I decided to get a little more hardcore. A number of people asked me for advice, so I figured that…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: January 20 – January 26 on the Skepchick Network

    I see you there. It’s OK. You don’t have to hide. I’ve got some sa-weet Skepchick Network posts for you. So come on in. This blog’s for you. Teen Skepchick Stereotypes, Stereotypes Everywhere! Eddy just discovered websites that focus on “games for girls” and he’s a little appalled. Science Says… Ine warns about relying too much on popular representations of…

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