Amy Alexander

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Some Odd Interview Questions Asked of McDonald's Applicants

<i>Image: Ryuta Ishimoto</i><p>What does it take to be selected as an employee of McDonald's? Maybe just being quick on the uptake. Got a snappy comeback to …

The Real History of Black Native Americans

<i>*Editor’s note: A prior title of this piece included a playful reference to African Americans erroneously claiming to have ‘Indian in their family’.</i> …

Blood seeping from the walls, killer doctors: ICU hallucinations haunt a staggering number of patients

Print<p>The doctors were standing in the corner of Cheryl Misak’s room, wearing little Christmas party hats and getting more and more drunk. Then, they …

Ontario First Nations Chiefs Raise Funds To Pay For Inquiry Into Murdered, Missing Women

TORONTO — First Nations Chiefs in Ontario launched a fundraising campaign Wednesday to help pay for their own public inquiry into missing and …

10 Moves You Think Turn Her On (But Don't)

Don't try these at home. Really, don't.<p>You might think you've got all the tricks, but don't be so sure. Here are some moves you might think are slick and what she's really thinking when you pull them.<p><b>THE MOVE:</b> Dry humping her to get things started. Rubbing your half-erect penis on her thigh is …

The Atheist Agenda

Recently, I watched <i>CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers</i>. I figured it was going to be a serious, in-depth look at atheism. After all, the show has TWO colons in its title. That is serious. While the show was a pretty fair look at atheism, there are some things that just …

How Autistic People Helped Shape the Modern World

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children in the US are on the autism spectrum, a number that stands in …

Autism

My life as an autistic Wikipedian

Two years ago, I discovered that I was on the autism spectrum. As I learned more about myself and the way my brain worked, I started to look at past experiences through the lens of this newly-found aspect. In this essay, I share some of what I’ve learned along the way about my successes, my …

Tell Black Lives Matter to Shut Up and Go Away!

<b>Please Tell Black Lives Matter to Shut Up and Go Away!</b><p>Born in 1856, Booker T. Washington was an amazing black educator, orator, author and adviser to …

'Mama, Why Does I Always Mix Up?'

We lie to Kate constantly, you know. We do it save her feelings of confusion and fear. We do it so she doesn't feel left out and we do it for our own sanity. We do it because autism can be so cruel.<p>It's not the fun lies, either. Like: "You have to go to bed so the little boys and girls in China can …

The Atheists Are Coming Out of a Closet Near You

That's right. If the folks behind a movement called Openly Secular have their way, more and more American atheists will be coming out of their religion-free closets to declare their unbelief to friends, family and coworkers.<p>And your neighborhood agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and seculars will …

A Dying Language Is Making a Comeback

In the summer of 1930, at the dawn of the Great Depression, a 21-year-old linguist named Morris Swadesh set out for Louisiana to record the area’s …

Nothing is solid: This is the world of Quantum Physics

Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in …

Experts Reveal Exactly What Porn Does to a Man’s Brain and Why It Is ‘So Dangerous’ to a Marriage

A noted social researcher has joined forces with an anti-smut Christian ministry leader in warning that pornography use can have a profoundly “dangerous” impact on marriages, detailing point-by-point exactly what happens in a man’s brain when he sees sexual imagery.<p>Researcher Shaunti Feldhahn and …

Photographer Captures a Crow Riding on the Back of a Bald Eagle

Capturing animals riding other animals seems to be a new trend in wildlife photography. First there was a weasel riding a woodpecker. Next was a …

Birds

8 Tips For Parents With Anxious Children

Dealing with anxious children is a slow and careful process, and you need to play it smart if you want to help them.

Parkinson's May Begin in Gut and Spread to the Brain Via the Vagus Nerve

<b>A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson’s disease begins in the</b> …

Neuroscience

atheism

Community Details<p>2.2m<p>Subscribers<p>2.2k<p>Online<p>Welcome to r/atheism, the web's largest atheist forum. All topics related to atheism, agnosticism and …

I Used to Be an Anti-Vaxer

I used to believe that vaccines played a role in my brother's autism—until becoming a mother changed my mind.<p>I was 12 when my cousins came to visit in August 1992: old enough to realize something was wrong with my 3-year-old brother. The other six kids in our apartment that week—me, my sister, and …

Autism

10 Novels Sexier Than '50 Shades of Grey'

Add these to your reading list if you loved the '50 Shades' series.<p>Unlike a lot of my sneering literary colleagues, I was excited to read <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>. A naughty novel that American women are going wild for? Sign me up! Imagine my tremendous disappointment, then, to discover that <i>Fifty Shades</i> …

Mysterious Geoglyphs of Amazonia May Show Ancient Humanity Had an Major Impact on Rainforest

Evidence of ancient Amazonian civilization deep under the canopy of the rainforest is hoping to be revealed under a new initiative by international …

Cabbage Soup Diet - The 7 Advantages and 7 Disadvantages

The Cabbage Soup Diet is a typical example of "magical" food diets. It is primarily based on the claims that the cabbages have special fat-burning …

How computers change the way we learn

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

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In the brain, sex addiction looks the same as drug addiction | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Pornography triggers brain activity in sex addicts similar to the effect drugs have on the brains of drug addicts, researchers said on Friday - but that doesn’t necessarily mean porn is addictive.<p>Although there are no precise figures, experts in the field believe as many as one …

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'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' likely isn't a modern forgery, scientists claim

Analysis suggests that the controversial fragment is indeed ancient, but not everyone is convinced<p>A controversial document that suggests that Jesus of Nazareth had a wife is most likely ancient and not a modern forgery, according to a paper published today in the <i>Harvard Theological Review</i>. The …

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