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I Oil Pulled for a Month and All I Got Was This Sore Tongue

I Oil Pulled for a Month and All I Got Was This Sore Tongue

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
July 23, 2014

All I had to do to perfect my pearly whites was swish a tablespoon of oil (sunflower or sesame is preferred) around my mouth for twenty minutes a day, pulling toxins out of my teeth and gums and “improving my overall oral health.”

Milk Doesn’t Aggravate Autism: How PETA and Jenny McCarthy Became Unwitting Bedfellows

Milk Doesn’t Aggravate Autism: How PETA and Jenny McCarthy Became Unwitting Bedfellows

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
June 16, 2014

According to the animal rights group PETA, childhood autism may be diminished with a dairy-free diet. In fact, any such correlation has been roundly debunked.

Psi, Sci. (Sigh!)

Psi, Sci. (Sigh!)

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
June 11, 2014

Some say the case for psychic ability has been made, others say it hasn’t. Yet others say someday it will be, or will never be. In 130 years, has there been progress in psychical research?

Schooling for Good Sleep—Interview with Richard Wiseman

Schooling for Good Sleep—Interview with Richard Wiseman

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
June 9, 2014

Based on exciting new research, mass-participation experiments, and the world’s largest archive of dream reports, Richard Wiseman’s new book, Night School, reveals the truth about sleep and dreaming.

¿Me persigue Dante?

¿Me persigue Dante?

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
May 22, 2014

Iba a empezar mi charla hablando del azar y la causalidad que solemos buscarle, recordando otra sorprendente de coincidencia que me había ocurrido mes y medio antes.

The Excluded Middle: A Skeptic Explores the Extraordinary

The Excluded Middle: A Skeptic Explores the Extraordinary

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
May 20, 2014

Attending events outside your own frame of reference involves getting into a suitable frame of mind. It’s often helpful to suspend judgement and just listen.

The Weekend I Became a Reiki Healer

The Weekend I Became a Reiki Healer

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
May 7, 2014

I am a Reiki practitioner, but I don’t believe in Reiki. That may sound like a contradiction, but apparently it isn’t.

Ann Druyan: Telling the Story of the Cosmos

Ann Druyan: Telling the Story of the Cosmos

by Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
May 5, 2014

This recent Point of Inquiry interview with Ann Druyan has now been transcribed and is available to read.

An Intro to Homeopathy

An Intro to Homeopathy

by Harriet Hall
April 30, 2014

Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that was invented by a German doctor at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scientific knowledge about chemistry, physics, and biology tells us it should not work; careful testing has shown that it does not work.

Checking Out Consumer Rights With The Checkout – Interview With Julian Morrow

Checking Out Consumer Rights With The Checkout – Interview With Julian Morrow

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
April 29, 2014

From cradles to graves, everyone’s a customer – and we have the right not to remain silent. Each week, The Checkout takes a no-holds-barred, irreverent and entertaining approach to explaining and exposing the ways that all of us are being ripped off.

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