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  • SkepticismTwo identical spam tweets promoting hematite rings.

    Hematite rings are fragile, not magic

    I know. If you’re a Skepchick reader you are very unlikely to think hematite rings are magic, and you’ve probably encountered the “magnetism/crystals cure everything”-woo before. My wife frequently states it’s very cute how I manage to be surprised at the continued prevalence of solidly debunked nonsense, but maybe I’m not alone and some of you need a refresher on…

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    Skepchick Sundaylies: Managing Emotions, Caveman Genes, Going with Your Gut, Body-Shaming, and ZOMG Chemicals!

    Sunday Funny: Man Gum (via chainsawsuit) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 104: Standing O for Standing Waves Mindy is armpits deep in mechanical waves at this point. DBT Skills Part 1: Learning Emotional Management Olivia explains dialectical behavior therapy and how it can help everyone cope with their emotions. Existential Crises and Epiphanies of the Teenage Mind Alice opines…

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    ICYMI: October 27 – November 2 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 71: A Weighty Situation Mindy discusses the relationship between and weight. Speak Your Mind: Autumn Colors Fall is the best season. What is your favorite part? Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Absolute Time’s an Atrocity Edition Jam to Postmodern Jukebox’s song about time dilation. Mad Art Lab Gorilla A Bruno Mars song makes Ryan laugh…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition

    AI: What to Call Non-Alt Med?

    Yesterday, Carrie Poppy and I had a great conversation sparked by my re-tweeting of Sarah Moglia. https://twitter.com/futilityfiles/status/359389572012064769 Click here for the full conversation. Basically, I used the term “Western medicine” which Carrie called out for its potentially xenophobic implications, suggesting “standard medicine” instead. Sarah agreed that the term “Western medicine” is problematic. The problem with “standard,” of course, is that…

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    ICYMI: February 24 – March 2 on the Skepchick Network

    Ahoy, Skepchick readers! It is yet another big week for the ICYMI because, yet again, we have a NEW SISTER SITE. Welcome School of Doubt, a skeptical blog especially for teachers. Drop in and say hello! Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Otter Penises What’s causing the otter penis bone to shrink? National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Olivia shares how her friends…

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    ICYMI: February 3 – February 9 on the Skepchick Network

    There you are! I’m so glad you made it! You don’t even know what you missed last week. You. Don’t. Even. Know. So I made this list of highlights for you. It’s just one of the many services I provide the only service I provide here at Skepchick. Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Diversity of Eyes Time to prep your rods…

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    ICYMI: December 2 – December 8 on the Skepchick Network

    Good morning! Where you too busy last week to read your blogs? Don’t worry. I’m on it. I just like you guys so much.

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    ICYMI: November 18 – November 24 on the Skepchick Network

    It’s the Monday after a four-day weekend for many in the United States, including me. Ugh. Why don’t you take the edge off by checking out these highlights from the Skepchick Network?

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