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Jan 16 2014

Oil Pulling

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You know what doesn’t sound like any fun at all? Rinsing my mouth with oil. For 20 minutes. First thing in the morning before I can have coffee. A reader sent me a link to a website advocating “oil pulling”. This one was a new one for me, so I thought I’d share the skeptic’s …

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Jun 25 2013

Meet the Skeptics

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Earlier this month I went to a Minnesota Skeptics meetup. Drinking Skeptically takes place on the second Thursday of every month at Be’wiched Deli in downtown Minneapolis, 5pm-8pm. Afterwards some of us walk next door to Club Jager to share some drinks and more skepticy good company. Mostly it’s a chance to hang out and …

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Apr 03 2013

SkepTech is This Weekend!

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The past month has been super busy, but this week I’ve been even more blog-lax than my usual – my mom had to remind me that I hadn’t posted our Cross-Country Connections! I’ve been obsessed with reading and preparing for my talk at the community’s newest skeptical conference: It’s being held at the University of …

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Nov 13 2012

Virgin Mary Pareidolia

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From AsiaOne.com:  Malaysia – Hundreds of Catholics have gathered in prayer and worship outside a Malaysian hospital after seeing an image said to resemble the Virgin Mary on one of the windows. … Those assembled Sunday maintained they can now also see an image of an adult Jesus Christ just two windows away from His …

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Nov 03 2012

Skepticon Needs HALP!

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I went to Skepticon 3 back in 2010 and had a blast. It was one of the first large skepticism conferences that I had attended, and the speaker lineup was intense! BTW, that link will send you to the SK3 media page, where you can watch videos of any or all of the talks from that …

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Jun 28 2012

Magic Lube

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Chris Pederson over at the Minnesota Skeptics Facebook group posted about Yoni’s Bliss, a “revolutionary homeopathic lubricating gel”. Hoo-boy. Let’s do this. According to the website, Yoni’s Bliss is a water-based lubricant. It also contains aloe, which they describe as “the base on which Yoni’s Bliss was created”. Aloe gel is mostly water, so that fits, …

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Jun 20 2012

Not Medicine

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Tuesday morning rage-face in 3…2… Photo source and story seen at Minnesota Skeptics by Bjorn Watland The Bach Kids – Bach Original Flower Remedies website claims that these concoctions are a “natural way to treat your child’s emotions!”  And as you can see on the front of the packaging, Dr. Bach’s remedies are physician-approved…by Dr. Bach!

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May 23 2012

Rental Scam!

Hey! Somebody tried to scam me on Craigslist (shocking, I know!). The Hubby and I are toying with the idea of moving into a bigger apartment so I browsed around on Craigslist and sent out a few emails. One response was WAY to good to be true (i.e. too cheap for what was offered). Other …

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Apr 27 2012

Thanks, CASH!

Last night I spoke at Coffman Memorial for the Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists (CASH) meeting. If you’re in the Twin Cities area and want to learn about atheist and skeptic events, you need to join CASH’s Facebook group. They’ve hosted some truly awesome speakers like Michael Shermer, Banachek, JT Eberhard, Jen McCreight, Greta Christina, …

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Apr 08 2012

Skepticon 5 T-Shirts are (almost) here!

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You know you want one. Just click on the image below. And if you enter FtBFtW in the Special Code section you get a free gift. No, I don’t know what it is. But I’m going to find out! T-shirts will go into production by July or whenever they reach 75 shirts ordered. So the sooner everyone orders, the …

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