DBT Skills: The Benefits of Mindfulness

DBT Skills: The Benefits of Mindfulness

So we’ve covered the elements of mindfulness in DBT, but what’s the point? Doesn’t this all just sound like spiritual woo woo? What is this whole “being present” business and why should we want to do it? There are a number of things that are quite helpful about practicing mindfulness that are incredibly practical, evidence based, and generally have nothing to do with ... »

Reality Checks: Mount Fuji, Child Brides, and the Health Benefits of Good Schools

Reality Checks: Mount Fuji, Child Brides, and the Health Benefits of Good Schools

Is Mount Fuji ready to blow? (via Wired) Compared to chicken, beef is pretty bad for the environment. (via D-brief) According to a new study, 700 million women were married as children. (via Raw Story) A supportive school environment can improve the health of poor students. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: midsorisyu via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

The Physics Philes, lesson 107: The Subjective Side of Physics

The Physics Philes, lesson 107: The Subjective Side of Physics

We’ve been riding waves for a while now, and last week we dove head-long into sound waves. Sound is particularly interesting, I think, because it’s really easy to illustrate how physics informs how our bodies react to external stimuli. What you hear when you hear a sound is directly related to the sound wave’s physical characteristics. The greater the pressure amplitude (the maxi... »

Reality Checks: New Climate Records, Fashionable Women, Dislikeing Atheists, Carbon Holocaust

Reality Checks: New Climate Records, Fashionable Women, Dislikeing Atheists, Carbon Holocaust

In 2013, the Earth hit new records for greenhouse gases, Arctic heat, warm ocean temperatures, and rising sea levels. (via Discovery News) Of course women can be intelligent, informed, and fashionable. (via Jezebel) According to a new poll, Americans don’t like Muslims and atheists very much. (via NPR) This climate change-denying physicist compares restricting carbon dioxide to the Holocaust... »

The Not so Beautiful Game Step 1: An Uncompelling Frame Narrative Stigmatizes Mental Illness

The Not so Beautiful Game Step 1: An Uncompelling Frame Narrative Stigmatizes Mental Illness

I have started reading Neil Strauss’ The Game.  I have heard this is the defining literary work of the pick up artist movement/subculture/whatever and while I have heard a lot of bad comments about it, I have never actually read it.  With the exception of Twilight, I do attempt to actually be somewhat familiar with the stuff I say bad things about it, so I borrowed it from a friend who assur... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! One of the Guys Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! One of the Guys Edition

If you’ve never heard of Jenny Lewis, don’t worry. Neither had I. At least until this little song floated into my inbox from Teen Skepchick contributor floatingmanatee, aka Alice. Lewis (who apparently loves rainbow pantsuits) has been around the music scene for almost two decades as a member of various groups. Now, she’s coming out with her third solo album, The Voyager. Her fir... »

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