News Appetizers: At Least It’s Friday

All this week, I kept thinking each day was the day that was supposed to come after. So, yesterday, I thought it was Friday. The news didn’t make this feeling any better. But today, at least, is actually Friday.

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How to Spot Bad Science

Bad science is, unfortunately, everywhere. Sometimes it results from reporters who don’t understand the story they’re covering and mangle the facts (or who willfully misrepresent findings to twist the story to their own particular worldview). Sometimes people want to make a fast buck, so they lie about the efficacy of their product or service. Sometimes people are just, well, delusional. Here are a few quick things to look out for that may tip you off to the presence of Bad Science. Read More How to Spot Bad Science

Oh, the Places I’ve Peed!

I promise I’d planned on writing this post before the recent news that Starbucks is going to crack down on public use of their restrooms came out and sparked some discussions about the dearth of proper public restrooms and the overall crappiness of Starbucks commodes. But hey, now I guess I’m just timely.

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TV Recap The Walking Dead: Episode 5, Wildfire

The show seems to be settling into a rhythm with it’s episodes. We have one with a lot of violence and then the next will be at a lower ebb. This is likely wise ““ if we had episode after episode of midnight zombie attacks, the show would be just nihilistically oppressive. There has to be some sort of hope, even if it’s just that someone will survive this, or there’s no reason to feel connected to the characters. Read More TV Recap The Walking Dead: Episode 5, Wildfire

Confessions of a Non-Germaphobe

I may be outing myself as kind of gross in this post, but you all only know me in Internet Land, and not in Real Life Land, so I’m gonna just go for it. I’m one of the un-germaphobic people you’ll probably ever meet. I’m not sure how I turned out this way; my mom kept a clean house, encouraged us to wash our hands for dinner and all that basic stuff, but was by no means a clean fanatic. My upbringing didn’t have any extremes on which I could blame my current state. So, how did I get this way? Read More Confessions of a Non-Germaphobe