The Not So Beautiful Game Step 6: In Which an Opportunity for Research and Plot Development is Lost

The Not So Beautiful Game Step 6: In Which an Opportunity for Research and Plot Development is Lost

I am so sorry, darlings.  I have not posted in quite a while about this book, and one might think, given the developments at the end of the last section, that something of breathtaking interestingness would be happening soon.  One would, however, be wrong.  In Step 6 (Create an Emotional Connection) our narrator brags about the women he has seduced, talks about the emotional problems of his guru M... »

Reality Checks: Black Hole Mystery, Rise of the Higgs Hunter, Women’s Soccer, and Marriage Equality in the Sunflower State

Reality Checks: Black Hole Mystery, Rise of the Higgs Hunter, Women’s Soccer, and Marriage Equality in the Sunflower State

Why the black hole at the center of the galaxy didn’t eat that mystery object a couple of years ago. (via Discovery News) Higgs-hunter Fabiola Gianotti has been named CERN’s first female head. (via Phys.org) Women soccer’s fight against FIFA is about more than just one one lawsuit. (via Think Progress) Marriage equality comes to Kansas. (via Topeka Capital-Journal) Featured image... »

Reality Checks: DST BS, Humanism v. Feminism, Fossil Fuel Elimination, and Smog Couture

Reality Checks: DST BS, Humanism v. Feminism, Fossil Fuel Elimination, and Smog Couture

“Daylight Saving Time is the greatest continuing fraud ever perpetuated on American people.” (via The Atlantic) Stop conflating humanism and feminism. (via Feminspire) The UN recommends that fossil fuels be eliminated by 2100. (via Discovery News) China’s smog is effecting fashion. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: Bart Hiddink via Flickr Got a link you think we should ... »

DBT Skills: Do It Anyway

DBT Skills: Do It Anyway

Welcome back to DBT skills, the land where we teach you basic, evidence based things about how to have emotions and live in a society with other people! Last week we covered one of the more enjoyable skills, build positive experiences. This week we’ll be focusing on something that isn’t quite as obvious and which is a little bit harder to put into practice, but which can be highly effe... »

Reality Checks: Halloween Spook-tacular!

Reality Checks: Halloween Spook-tacular!

Another reason to not worry about werewolves: dogs aren’t more likely to bite during the full moon. (va io9) Can we evade zombies with a “death cologne?” (via Scientific American) Pumpkin facts.(via NPR) Why are witches green? (via BoingBoing) Featured image credit: Kam Abbott via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Suspension of Disbelief: Nimona

Suspension of Disbelief: Nimona

Do you like cool ladies? Do you like cool shapeshifter ladies? Do you like flawed ladies? Do you like scientist ladies? Do you like DRAGONS??? Then Nimona might just be for you. Okay I’m intrigued manatee, you’ve got my attention with the mention of dragons, but what exactly is Nimona? Well dear reader, Nimona is a recently completed web comic that has been running since June 2012 writ... »

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