Weekend Reads: February 8th, 2014

So, really, how ARE you?


If you’re feeling….anxious about Valentine’s Day:

Have no fear.  Cracked provides a go to list of 12 Valentine’s Day gifts for true nerds.

If you’re feeling….skeptical:

Some good advice about how to debunk a myth. (H/T Steph)


Read Phil Plait’s answers to creationists questions.

If you’re feeling….geeky:

Get excited for these 5 movies that are coming out in 2014.

If you’re feeling….tolerant of Buzzfeed quizzes:

I like this “What Type of Parent are You” quiz, mostly because it told me I’m a cool parent.  This is definitely not all that true, but I’m glad you think so highly of me Buzzfeed.

If you’re feeling….in the mood for cuteness and books:

How about these pictures of babies as famous book characters?

If you’re feeling….charitable:

Advice for how to get your kids in on giving to charity.


Featured image credit Flickr user Chapendra


Bethany is a perpetual student who just won't stop taking classes. She's gone from engineering to psych and family systems to applied statistics, and is really fascinated by how people feel about numbers. She blogs about this over at Graph Paper Diaries, and experimenting with contingency tables at Two Ways to Be Wrong.

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