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    The Herstory of Hepeating

    What follows is a guest post by my friend and former Skepchick Maria D’Souza Walters. I’ve added a bit of commentary below. Everyone needs a place to vent their daily frustrations to friendly ears. For me, one of these spaces is a group chat where a bunch of women I know keep in touch, talk about their days, complain about the…

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  • ParentingPhoto of Cross-Post: Don’t Like. Don’t Share. Don’t Comment. Don’t Pray.

    Cross-Post: Don’t Like. Don’t Share. Don’t Comment. Don’t Pray.

    Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Deek and originally featured on Grounded Parents. A link to the whole article, where you can leave comments, is at the bottom.  ****** You may have seen it in your Facebook news feed: a picture of a mother in the NICU cradling her baby surrounded by medical equipment, a smiling child with down…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: Leaving Facebook Makes You as Happy as a Cleanse Makes You Healthy

    Does Facebook contribute to unhappiness, an unsatisfying social life, and envy? The Danish Happiness Research Institute recently conducted an experiment to find out. This was clearly a rigorous and serious study as evidenced by how they chose to report the results: an infographic pdf–the Internet equivalent of a picture book. The presentation doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a bad…

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    Stick to the Science! Or, Why I am Deeply Annoyed at Some Fellow Astronomers

    All too often when a public (or semi-public) discourse involves many facets of a problem, someone is going to make a point to tell scientists to “stick to the science!” And all too often, this is used as a way to shut down someone saying something rather uncomfortable. Here’s why I’m not going to abide by that statement. Over the…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of What Ferguson Can Teach Journalists

    What Ferguson Can Teach Journalists

    One of my many takeaways from Ferguson coverage over the last two weeks has been a confirmation of a suspicion I’ve held for awhile: journalists have more than earned their bad rap. Sources don’t assume that we’ll quote them unfairly, that prejudice and stereotypes will dominate our narrative, and that we’re after “the story” rather than the truth because they’re…

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    Skepchick Sundaylies: Computer Gamer, Silent Spring, and Doodling Dongs

    Sunday Funnies: Adventures of Not-All-Man! (via Please Listen to Me); Girl Pants (via Sociological Images and Dumbing of Age) Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Go to the Computer! Elizabeth explains why the computer Crazy Stone is playing Go so well, and why it’s so impressive. The Physics Philes, lesson 93: Do the Wave Mechanical waves! How do they work? The Cool…

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    ICYMI: March 17 – March 23 on the Skepchick Network

    Stop! Stop whatever you’re doing! I guarantee* it’s not as important as catching up on Skepchick Network posts! * Guarantee void in all places in the universe ever. Teen Skepchick TSBS Episode 5 – Carl Sagan: The Famous Skeptical Mangina Teen Skepchick contributors Eddy and Olivia join Mindy to discuss The Demon Haunted World. Evidence and Rape Culture: A Response…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of ICYMI: September 23 – September 29 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: September 23 – September 29 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! It’s Monday! Time to get out of bed, put on your grown-up pants, and catch up on what you missed on the Skepchick Network last week.

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