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The Dollar Value of Parents

Dads are great. One of my earliest memories is going to the library with my dad to study.  I sat under the table with picture books while he worked on his thesis. My dad was also instrumental in my feminism; he taught me to expect respect from others, and he …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Snow White and the Huntsman

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. Movie Title: Snow White and the Huntsman Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron I’m a fan of both Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs …

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ActivismFeminismScience

SHAME, SHAME, SHAME

I’m not sure if any of you have noticed this, but some people are fat. These people go shopping, drive cars, go to the gym, go out to dinner, date, and have careers. They’re pretty much normal in every important way with the whole gamut of human thoughts and feelings. …

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Science

SO WHERE IS THE CURE?

Somehow most conversations about cancer go down one of several pathways. There's the overwhelmed "everything causes cancer screw it let's smoke/tan/drink benzene!!!!" And my other personal favorite, the explanation that scientists and doctors have already found a cure for cancer. Often it's something amazingly simple like vinegar, but the government …

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