Food Babe & Moms Across America:  Stop Drinking Starbucks, Nobody Else Cares

Food Babe & Moms Across America: Stop Drinking Starbucks, Nobody Else Cares

To begin her futile vendetta, Food Babe (Vani Hari) went after Starbucks for its Pumpkin Spice Latte. According to her in-depth investigation, these lattes not only contain “no real pumpkin,” and a “toxic dose of sugar,” but also use dairy from “Monsanto milk cows fed GMO” fodder. This is so absurd it’s laughable. Twitter users had a blast jokingly lambasting products with similarly misleadi... »

Shitcanned With Kids:  a Recipe for Disaster.

Shitcanned With Kids: a Recipe for Disaster.

If you work anywhere, you probably already know that people suck. Well, maybe not people so much as the people you are forced into relationships with suck, people like coworkers or your children. You may try to blame your problems on your actual job but trust me, your job is great. Your job probably has a written description and somewhat reliable expectations even if your boss stretches them to se... »

Weekend Reads: Two Epic Callouts, Baby Halloween, Christian Harry Potter, etc

Weekend Reads: Two Epic Callouts, Baby Halloween, Christian Harry Potter, etc

Well hello there!  How’s everyone doing this weekend?  It’s supposed to be 80 degrees here this weekend, so we’re about to get out of the house for one last weekend of summer fun. But before we get there, what are you in the mood for this weekend?   If you’re looking for….some cuteness: Baby Halloween costumes.  I’ve actually done the monkey one.  He enjoye... »

Parenting for Kindness and Compassion

Parenting for Kindness and Compassion

Recently our local newspaper reran a Washington Post article entitle “Five ways to raise kids to be kind”. The article reports on research led by Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, which shows that more parents are concerned with their kids’ academic achievement than their social behavior. The article goes on to list 5 things a parent can do to raise ... »

Win for Internet Crusaders Against Anti-Vax: State Farm Drops Rob Schneider

Win for Internet Crusaders Against Anti-Vax: State Farm Drops Rob Schneider

I’d just like to say, I called it first! I knew early on that Chow Babe, Food Hunk, Science Babe, and other anti-pseudoscience Facebook communities were not only providing entertainment, they were crusaders of the internet, wielding powerful weapons in the form of evidence and persistence against dangerous pseudoscience. The groups don’t merely exist to point out the absurdity of Food ... »

A Very Atheist Rosh Hashanah

A Very Atheist Rosh Hashanah

I am an atheist Jew. Or an agnostic Jew. Or an agnostic atheist Jew. Eh, whatever. Unlike Judaism, atheism is not a core part of my identity. I guess I’ve just been Jewish longer than I’ve been a non-believer. Since I’ve always been a member of Reform or Reconstructionist synagogues, I’ve felt pretty free to question everything, including the existence of God. I realize that isn’... »

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