food
If eliminating gluten and processed foods from your world makes you poop better and your skin all glowy, go nuts. May neither a bagel nor a cupcake darken your gaping maw again. But let's not use evolution as an a reason to not eat a baguette with some brie.
in

Jun 27, 2013 at 9:00am | 389 comments

tattoos
Ninety percent of the time, when I meet men in public, it starts with a conversation about my tattoos.
cats
cats are awesome, dogs are awesome, science is awesome, and feelings are awesome - LET US COMBINE THEM ALL INTO ONE AMAZING ARTICLE.
in

Jul 30, 2013 at 4:00pm | 267 comments

science
I’m not PhD material. Not because I’m not smart enough, but because I am simply unwilling to toil away for five years to eventually maybe get a job that I probably won’t enjoy a whole heck of a lot.
chemicals
“Chemical free” is a term made up by some marketing person to scare you.
in

Apr 24, 2013 at 12:00pm | 235 comments

oil pulling
If I could, I would ban the words “detoxify” and “toxin” from the English language.
in

May 29, 2014 at 9:00am | 208 comments

politics
Maybe they have such a problem with bleeding hearts because they actually can’t stand the sight of blood.
science
While “fake science fans” may be annoying, science deniers are deadly.
bugs
salt
I dip popcorn in soy sauce. My favorite foods are olives, pickles and cured meats. Without sodium chloride, I would start killing everyone.
drugs
The string of recent molly-related tragedies at music festivals is putting more focus on the dangers of MDMA. But indiscriminately stressing "drugs are bad" isn't the way to go to promote safety.
in

Sep 9, 2013 at 10:00am | 188 comments

death
...And there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Researchers say near-death experiences can be chalked up to an 'electrical surge in a dying brain.' Yes, my dreams are shattered.
children
Having a week where I don’t have to put anyone to bed, or be the disciplinarian, or wait until after 9:00 p.m. to watch my recorded HBO shows is THE BEST.
oversharing
I love hearing all about people's sexual experiences, even though studies claim promiscuous women eschew our own kind. Screw those studies.
wide-hipped women
happiness
Probably the number one misconception I had before becoming a parent was that it was going to be completely horrible.
in

May 8, 2012 at 12:00pm | 174 comments

colds
Somewhere in my brain is the conclusive idea that any illness, whatsoever, perhaps even cancer, can be washed away by simply drinking enough water.
thanksgiving
No self respecting foodie would be caught admitting to not brining their bird. Well, its a pain in my ass. So I’m going to just tell you: I’m not brining the f*#!1n9 bird this year. Because: SCIENCE.
in

Nov 18, 2013 at 5:00pm | 171 comments

oreos
All that this shows is that when presented with something boring (saline and rice cakes) and something awesome (cocaine and Oreos) rats will choose the more awesome thing.
brains
This has nothing to do with synthesizers or athleticism.
language
While it’s cool to know that being bilingual has scads of smarty-pants benefits, the study overlooks many other things that are awesome about knowing more than one language. But don’t worry -- I’m here to help with five more!
science
If science is objective and beauty is subjective, there is already a problem with this equation.