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Guest Post – Trying to Get Therapy: Asking Questions Beyond “How Long Have You Been Practicing?”

A guest post by Chihaya: If you’re thinking about trying to get therapy, I recommend Gruntled and Hinged’s guide as a starting point. I want to add to this some scripts for asking sensitive questions and ending therapy if it turns out it’s not a good match. The Backstory: I’m …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: LGBT Human Rights Victory, the Dynamics of Cow Herds, Bias in Terrorism Reporting, and the Status of Black Women in America

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is illegal, surprising exactly no one. (via Jezebel) Mathematicians have modeled the surprisingly complex dynamics of…cow herds. (via Wired) There’s bias in how we talk about terrorism. (via NPR) A new report details the status of black …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Cats, Guinea Pigs, Human Sacrifice, and Cooking in District 6

The spread of cats (via The Atlantic) Naming guinea pigs with neural networks.  (via Lewis and Quark) The diet of human sacrifice victims. (via Ars Technica) Cookbooks of District 6. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Ava Babili via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Believing Bill Cosby, Witch Hunting, Ushering in the Matriarchy via Wonder Woman, and the Wonders of the Deep

It’s time we start believing men when they admit they committed sexual assault. (via Vox) Make witch hunts great again. (via The Washington Post) Wonder Woman was created to get boys used to the matriarchy. (via Wired) Exploring the deep sea off the coast of Australia. (via NPR) Featured image …

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Science

Science

What is it? Stellar Classification

Stars light up the night sky. But as we saw a couple of weeks ago, not all stars are the same. Thanks to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, we can easily see that there is a relationship between the surface temperature of a star and the star’s luminosity. This relationship can tell …

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Religion

Religion and Spirituality

The Atheist Promise | Modernising Scouts

Scouting is a huge global movement, offering adventure and experiences for people age 6 to 25 years old. Over 450,000 people are part of the movement in the UK and it’s the United Kingdom’s largest mixed youth organisation. Find out more here.   About three weeks after you join one …

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Skepticism

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Reality Checks: Bears Don’t Attack Menstruating Women, Talking Science Like a Normal Human, a Cicada Mystery, and Climate Change Isn’t Leveling Off

It’s a myth that bears are attracted to menstruating women, and this is how that myth developed. (via Jezebel) Tips for talking like a normal human while still being a scientist. (via Scientific American) Why are cicadas are waking up a few years early? (via Vox) Climate change isn’t “leveling …

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Feminism

FeminismPop Culture

We all need a little Faith

So teenskepchick isn’t really a space for religion, but it’s definitely a space for super heroes and Faith is shaping up to be a favourite of mine. Faith is a relatively new series which began in 2016 by Valiant entertainment and created by a host of lovely people: Jody Houser …

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