Alternative MedicineScience

100% Natural Stress Relief and Much Much More!

You know all those people trying to tell you that x product is a natural way to be healthy? You know, like the people trying to sell you green tea to lose weight, or the people trying to sell you megavitamins, or something questionable. Well, I’m here to tell you …

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Spontaneous Philosophical Tea Party™

Spontaneous Philosophical Tea Party™

We’ve all gone off to Starbucks after pulling an all-nighter studying, or gotten coffee so we could stay up longer. Some of us just have an addiction that we can’t break. Because of some negative effects I’ve experienced from use of caffeine (sleep deprivation, tiredness, generally increased anxiety) I’ve been …

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PoliticsReligion and SpiritualityScience

Teenie Link Dump 11.30

I figure you people are getting sick of seeing me post but Cassie’s too lazy to do the NEW IMPROVED TEEN SKEPCHICK LINK DUMP so I’mma do it instead. The Royal Society is celebrating its 350th anniversary, and as part of the celebration it is posting a timeline including 60 …

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Science

Help Scientists Study Galaxy Formation for Free

Bored? Procrastinating on your homework? Or do you just want a little more science in your life but you don’t have the fancy degree and years of experience to do it? At galaxyzoo.org astronomers are seeking help from ordinary people like you and me to use a tool which they …

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Spontaneous Philosophical Tea Party™

Spontaneous Philosophical Tea Party™

SQUEE! It’s the Philosophical Tea Party™! We’re going to be doing these more often so my question for today… Is this title epic or what? I sort of got the idea from when I read Sophie’s World in middle school, one of the books that really influenced me to become …

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Religion and Spirituality

Rachel's Challenge and Why a Christian Martyr's Message Matters to Atheists

Today a certain movie came out in theaters that involves an certain vacuous and self-loathing young woman from a fictional novle, whom I’ve written extensively about in the past, attempting suicide because her high school boyfriend breaks up with her. The movie and the milksop shall go unnamed. I expect …

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astrologySkepticism

Facebook and Gender Ratios

Only a cold-hearted scientist can take their friends and turn them into numbers. Courtesy of the Friend Facts Facebook app, I have the following statistics regarding my Facebook friends: Gender breakdown: 33% female / 67% male Relationship status: 57% single / 43% taken Political breakdown: 97% democrats / 3% republicans …

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Religion and SpiritualityScience

Good Without God in Alabama

This is awesome, really really really awesome. Amanda Gulledge, a friend of mine (who once bought me an awesome double-helix necklace!), has won the United Coalition of Reason’s Good Without God Essay Contest! She not only deserves to win because she simply is a warm, intelligent, all-around wonderful person, but …

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