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By tigtog on May 1, 2013
With the (non)efficacy of homeopathy making the news again (with rumblings that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is considering delisting various homeopathic remedies), I was reminded – after I wondered how in hell they got listed by the TGA in the first place – of a post I first published four years ago:
By Mindy on April 28, 2013
This piece from Mark Dapin in the SMH details how despite the growing number of gyms in Sydney the population is still, statistically, becoming fatter. Usually I like Mark Dapin’s writing, it is funny and usually about himself and his experiences as a father, husband, writer and lover of roundabouts (the ones in the middle [...]
By tigtog on February 23, 2013
Attention The Good Men’s Project: Women Wear Yoga Pants Because They Are Comfortable, Not Because They Apparently Give You A Boner
By Mindy on February 19, 2013
Fat bellies and men’s health. Does correlation really equal causation?
By tigtog on October 3, 2012
We’ve written a lot about the problems with pinkwashing of cancer “awareness” in the past, but this is the hardest month of the year to match actions with ideals on this issue, because (a) the pink products are everywhere, and (b) it is at least a good reminder of a worthy cause to direct our donations towards, if only we can be sure that the money is being used effectively.
By Mindy on October 2, 2012
Why are we rewarding children for good behaviour at all?
By Orlando on August 29, 2012
Todd Akin’s medieval science + pithily excremental phrasing has brought out the musical in a number of people who are much cleverer than him.
By tigtog on August 3, 2012
I know you. We have a lot in common. You have been doing some reading and now you are pretty sure everything in the grocery store and your kitchen cupboards is going to kill you.
By tigtog on July 30, 2012
Eleanor Gibbs has a cracker of an article in New Matilda on the national disgrace that is the continuing roadblocks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme:
By Mindy on June 21, 2012
Starting to wonder if these guys ever feel like Chicken Little.
By tigtog on June 18, 2012
Says the representative of the Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland, whose heavy-handed response streisand-effected a regional scandal into a worldwide media storm about attempts to censor a schoolgirl blogging their school lunches. Now the school lunch menu is being reformed, and the furore helped her raise more than £80,000 for development charity Mary’s Meals. Martha Payne is authentically awesome.
By tigtog on June 2, 2012
Some of you may have noticed that I’ve not been posting as much as usual lately, and that for the last month I’ve been basically avoiding the Twitters. This is basically because of Real Life (TM) – specifically my health, other people’s health and the ever-growing to-do list.