DBT Skills: DEAR MAN

DBT Skills: DEAR MAN

We have finished the mindfulness skills of DBT! Mindfulness is woven throughout all of the other skills in DBT, as it’s helpful to be aware of what skills you need to use and to give you the space and time to use them. From here, we’re going to move into interpersonal effectiveness, which is really just skills that are helpful when dealing with other people. These are incredibly practi... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Scully <3 Science

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Scully <3 Science

We here at Teen Skepchick like ourselves some science. Love it, even. But you know who loves science even more? Agent Dana Scully from the 1990s-early aughts sci-fi serial ‘The X-Files.’ To illustrate just how much Scully loves science, YouTuber (there must be a better term for that) Ryan English made a dance-able supercut of every time Scully demands some science. It’s probably ... »

Reality Checks: Religious Discrimination, Fukushima Radiation, Botched Rape Investigations, and Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

Reality Checks: Religious Discrimination, Fukushima Radiation, Botched Rape Investigations, and Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

A new bill would give religious organizations the ability to discriminate in adoption and foster care services. (via Think Progress) Radiation from Fukushima hasn’t reached the US coast. (via Reuters) Colleges could face millions of dollars in fines for botched rape investigations. (via Jezebel) Jupiter’s magnetic field is nuts. (via Wired) Featured image credit: NASA Goddard Space Fli... »

Reality Checks: Cancer Vaccine, Scaly Anteaters, Fist Bumps, and a Headdress Ban

Reality Checks: Cancer Vaccine, Scaly Anteaters, Fist Bumps, and a Headdress Ban

Teens aren’t getting the HPV vaccine, which needlessly exposes them to a cancer-causing virus. (via The Atlantic) “Scaly anteaters” are being hunted to extinction. (via Discovery News) If you want to avoid germs, adopt the fist bump. (via NPR) A popular Canadian music festival has banned headdresses. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Whitney via Flickr Got a link you th... »

Modern Mythology: Turn on Your Brain

Modern Mythology: Turn on Your Brain

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Aug. 1, 2011, but the movie Lucy has sadly brought this myth back into vogue. Modern Mythology is a Teen Skepchick feature in which we try to cut through the woo so you can make informed decisions. If you have any questions, contact us here. The other day, while working with some high school students, one of them turned to me and started a... »

The Physics Philes, lesson 108: The Speed of Sound

The Physics Philes, lesson 108: The Speed of Sound

Last week we talked a bit about how our ears work and how they perceive sound. If we’re having a conversation, the sound seems to travel from my mouth to your ears in an instant. But what do you hear in a thunder storm? We know that thunder is the sound we hear as the air around a lightning bolt rapidly expands. We also probably know from experience that we see the lightning bolt before we h... »

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