DBT Skills: Adulting!

DBT Skills: Adulting!

This week we’re going to go over one of my absolute favorite skills in DBT because it seems so straightforward but is actually amazingly effective. If you’ll recall, last week we finished up our interpersonal effectiveness skills, which are great for building a long term support network that will provide you with the support you need when you’re feeling crappy and that will gener... »

Cryptophile: Werewolves

Cryptophile: Werewolves

Welcome to cryptophile, the series in which I discuss fantastical creatures and the biological mechanisms that might or might not make them plausible. Today we’re going to tackle werewolves, a group of extremely sexy men that fall in love with babies at first sight. Or, if you’re not reading Twilight, humans that turn into wolf-like creatures, usually large and bipedal, and usually at ... »

Reality Checks: Ebola in the USA, Hobby Lobby Aftermath, Bats, and an Interview with Eula Biss

Reality Checks: Ebola in the USA, Hobby Lobby Aftermath, Bats, and an Interview with Eula Biss

Ebola is in the United States, but there’s no need to worry. (via Wired) The Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby has opened the floodgates. (via The New Yorker) Bats might mistake wind turbines for tall trees. (via Discovery News) A Q&A with Eula Biss, who wrote a new book on vaccines and the anti-vaccination movement. (via Gawker) Featured image credit: Phil Roeder via Flickr ... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 116: Relativistic Doppler Shift

The Physics Philes, lesson 116: Relativistic Doppler Shift

I know, I know…I didn’t write anything about physics last week. It hurt me more than it hurt you, I promise. Let’s see. Where did we leave off? Oh yes, Doppler shift. As we found last week, sound waves can be shifted if either the source of the sound or the listener is moving. After our derivation, we found that the frequency, as heard by the listener, can be found by this equati... »

Reality Checks: Hong Kong Democracy Protests, “Lonely Potato Syndrome,” More Sexist Comic Book T-Shirts, and Ghosts

Reality Checks: Hong Kong Democracy Protests, “Lonely Potato Syndrome,” More Sexist Comic Book T-Shirts, and Ghosts

What’s the deal with these Hong Kong democracy protestors, anyway? (via Vox) How one man invented “lonely potato syndrome” and what it says about the difficulty of talking about mental illness. (via The Guardian) This is not a cool t-shirt, DC Comics. (via Jezebel) Ghosts still don’t exist. (via Discovery News) Featured image credit: jamonation (via Flickr) Got a link you t... »

Reality Checks: Non-Existence Black Widow Movie, Human Nature vs. Misogyny, Graviational Waves, and One Fired Bishop

Reality Checks: Non-Existence Black Widow Movie, Human Nature vs. Misogyny, Graviational Waves, and One Fired Bishop

Black Widow almost got her own movie, until the studio axed it. (via io9) Misogyny isn’t just human nature. (via Slate) Evidence for gravitational waves might just be dust. (via Ars Technica) The Pope fires a bishop responsible for promoting a priest accused of abuse. (via Agence France-Presse) Featured image credit: JD Hancock via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us... »

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