• Feminism

    You hair, your way

    All my life, my hair has not been my own. All sorts of people had opinions and fee fees about my hair. Some folks would actually forget themselves, think they’re in a petting zoo, and get all up in my hair. I’ve been told natural is best, but straight is better. I shouldn’t dye my hair wacky color. Don’t I know short…

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  • Science

    Monistat for your mane?

    YouTube testimonials touting Monistat as a head hair growth promoter have attracted the attention of local news, HuffPost, and MadamNoire.  Could the results being seen by some Monistat-for-mane devotees be real? Yes – if a fungal infection is limiting their locks. Monistat’s anti-fungal activity is due to miconazole nitrate (hereafter ‘miconazole’).  This chemical inhibits the ability of many pathogenic fungi to make ergosterol – a chemical needed for…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: May 5 – May 11 on the Skepchick Network

    Heeeeeeey. I compiled some Skepchick Network posts for you to nosh on. Just some stuff I thought you’d like. NBD. Enjoy. Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Iron Man 3 Eddy reviews the latest Tony Stark adventure. Why I Go to the Chiropractor Olivia goes to a chiropractor and she doesn’t care what you think about it. Cultural Attitudes Toward Atheism…

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  • Skepticism

    Pretty Hairs Removal

    All hail the internet, which has once again delivered something strange and wonderful to my virtual doorstep: Ant Egg Oil Cream. It is, as best I can tell, a traditional hair removal remedy from the middle east–Iran and Turkey, specifically. You get all the common pitches in the marketing playbook: “Tala Ant Egg Oil effect was proven in laboratory experiments…

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