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Hobbit Production Video!

Here is something a little interesting for your Friday! Peter Jackson has been releasing videos documenting the filming of the Hobbit, and a couple of days ago he put out the 6th one. This one is all about the spectacular location shoots. There are also…dinosaurs. Maybe. (video below the jump!)

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“To Love Others, You Must First Love Yourself”

Today is Valentine’s Day, or for those without a romantic partner, Single’s Awareness Day. However, Laci Green suggests a different use for Valentine’s Day: instead of focusing on others, maybe it’s a day, just like every other, to celebrate life and love yourself. Laci Green is self-described as ” an uber skeptical social science …

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Where’s the First Place You Go?

Yesterday the posts linked to The Guardian a lot – and it got me thinking “wow, these smart cookies read the Guardian everyday!” and I only read it when something else that I read links to it. I get their environment feed on my feedly but I have 4 or …

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A Few Awesome Young Women

Just to remind you that there are, in fact, some pretty darn awesome young women (and not just bigoted Girl Scouts) around the place, I thought I’d share a few things.

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This 4-year-old knows more about dinosaurs than you do

Seriously. Did you know there was something wrong with this toy? OK, you probably did, because you’re awesome. If bright little girls like this grow up to be bright women, then my faith in the future of humanity is restored. Video after the jump.

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The Cure for Skeptical Depression

Being a skeptical person can sometimes be rather depressing. Some days, all it takes is yet another news story about an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease or a psychic conning a missing child’s parents to make me want to curl up in a ball in my basement, away from the …

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Amazing Christmas Gifts

Omg it’s December… SANTA MONTH! One year, during my staunch atheist phase, I boycotted Christmas. I told my family not to get me anything, and I didn’t get them anything. It was the worst Christmas ever and I never did it again. Since then I’ve become semi-pro at finding ridiculously fun …

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