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Teen Skepchick Interviews: Jamion, Janeth, and Eclasia

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything. These three women are part of the Women’s Leadership Project, an feminist service learning program in South Los Angeles. The WLP has been in operation since …

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Evidence and Rape Culture: A Response to Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula. Oh Justin, Justin. Why did you have to write an article that denied rape culture and leave it there for me to read first thing in the morning after only getting 6 hours of sleep? I mean really? Because you know what that means? It means I have …

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Religion’s Future Part 2: Secular Solutions

This is the second part of a two-part post speculating on the future of religion. You can find part one here. Alright, so we all know many of the problems that religion poses to our society. Religious politicians try to force their beliefs on us via legislation, teachers try to incorporate …

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The goal of NEDAwareness Week is to educate and increase understanding of eating disorders, as well as decrease stigma against them. I challenge each of you to educate yourselves about some new aspect of eating disorders this week, and if there’s something …

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It’s a Star!

A few weeks ago, I adopted a star. I’m quite a proud parent. And you can be too!

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Mathematicians to save the Rhino?

A most interesting study group is taking place at WITS University this week. Mathematicians will attempt to find a solution to the problem of Rhino poaching. International mathematicians and graduate students will converge at Wits University next week to help solve various industry problems during the 2013 Mathematics in Industry …

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Branching Out

I have recently become a part of the Skepchick Events team (huzzah!) and as part of my duties I spent a good chunk of my day going through meetup.com and finding what events are available for atheists and skeptics so that we can pass that list on to you, dear …

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Monsters Are Real: Houston’s Dr. Burzynski a Danger to Children & Teens

Instead of the usual Dear Sasquatch post, I’m writing this week about an important campaign that is particularly relevant to the readers of this blog. It’s about an “alternative” cancer doctor who has made millions off people with cancer and their families  by charging them exorbitant fees for fraudulent, harmful …

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