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    Quickies: Homophobic Hallmark and Boomers’ Heightened Narcissism

    Shot: Things We Saw Today: Hallmark Caves to Homophobes, the Mary Sue: “The campaign was spearheaded by One Million Karens who would like to speak to the manager Moms, which started a petition demanding that Hallmark not only remove the ads but cave to their demand not to create any sort of LGBT content. Their reasoning? ‘Such content goes against…

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  • FeaturedPhoto of The 2015 #CyberMonday Skepchick and Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

    The 2015 #CyberMonday Skepchick and Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

    It’s my pleasure to present to you this year’s official Skepchick and Mad Art Lab Gift Guide! There are a lot of wonderful sciencey and geeky gift items out there in the world and it’s our aim to bring you a sampling of the best and coolest and quirkiest. We strive to feature businesses that are ethical and we urge…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies! Tofu Turkey, FDA Blood Ban, Atheist Hanukkah, and a Tribute to Stella Young

    Skepchick Sundaylies! Tofu Turkey, FDA Blood Ban, Atheist Hanukkah, and a Tribute to Stella Young

    Sunday Funny: The limits of blind trials. (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 123: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Oh My! Mindy explores the ways in which energy is transferred as heat. Suspension of Disbelief: The Imitation Game Elizabeth reviews the Alan Turing bio-pic. DBT Skills: Use Some Logic Holidays can be stressful. Olivia provides some tools for getting through…

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  • Random AsidesPhoto of Holiday Gift Guide

    Holiday Gift Guide

    It is the holiday season! And whether you celebrate the solstice, Jesus, Krampus or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, one thing we can all agree on, is that gifts are nice to get! Each year, here at Skepchick, we do a little internet window-shopping and then point out the fun stuff we find to our readers. I realize not everyone can…

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  • SciencePhoto of Happy Darwin Day, Everyone!

    Happy Darwin Day, Everyone!

    One of the things I like about celebrating obscure or non-mainstream holidays is that you get to make up your own traditions. Today, February 12th, is Charles Darwin’s 204th birthday, and in my house we celebrate it with food, puns, and entertainment. (Actually, that’s how I celebrate most of my holidays, just with different themes.) Also, Darwin Day is an…

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  • Random AsidesPhoto of How to make sure you are never invited to a potluck again. EVER.

    How to make sure you are never invited to a potluck again. EVER.

    Ah, the Holidays. The season when introverted curmudgeons like me….are fairly miserable and awkward, actually.  I’m not good enough at small talk to do well at holiday gatherings: “What are you doing for Christmas?” “Um….lamenting the over-commercialization of your imaginary savior dude’s birth? And avoiding my family?” Over the years, I’ve perfected a way to free myself from the stress of…

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