Rachel Mitchell
rachelmitchell
12/29/15
1:00 PM
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I see what you did there. And you are totally right...except typically, and unfortunately, in Egyptology texts there is a legacy of the European exploration of ancient Egyptian tombs (the majority of “discovers” of these tombs were German and French) and so an old and racist nomenclature exists for describing the Read more

12/29/15
12:51 PM
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I am sorry, can you clarify your comment? I was exclusively commenting on ancient Egyptian art and depictions of skin tone. Since Hathor is a deity, it seems hard to know what color her skin would be, if one were to believe in her, but I do know that ancient Egyptian tomb art and papyri depict her from very light in Read more

12/29/15
12:17 PM
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Something worth pointing out about ancient Egyptian art: the ancient Egyptians used iconography very heavily in almost all art. The depictions are meant to be read and interpreted, not used as visual guides to how things looked. Egyptians depicted different ethnic groups, including themselves, in a stereotypical Read more

8/19/15
2:01 PM
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Me neither. I had big-cats to birds. Definitely had a short dragon phase. Now I study plants for a living. Go figure.

7/17/15
4:15 PM
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I think there is a big difference between attacking and asking you to support your statement with science, which you have, as yet, failed to do. The two articles you have presented indicate that having an IUD increased your chances that you could have BV, but none have stated that MOST women will get BV after Read more

7/17/15
4:06 PM
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While BV is more common for women with an IUD, and is definitely something my doctor warned me about, your CDC link does not actually support your statement that “MOST women get BV with IUDS”.

7/1/15
6:23 PM
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I will agree with you that people seem woefully uneducated about food labeling terms, and in this way, the term is arguably akin to “natural” and “toxin”, especially if someone is using the term to sell you an idea or product that doesn’t fit the legal label. However, you really don’t have a leg to stand on in terms Read more

7/1/15
5:46 PM
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Okay, and so what is the point? So the term and legal sanctioning are 25 years old...how does that make the agricultural term “organic” problematic, exactly? Your initial argument was that the term doesn’t mean anything, which it actually does. Something quite specific, actually. So then your problem was “that word Read more

7/1/15
5:24 PM
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I think, outside of chemistry class, most people aren’t aware how organic and inorganic were used originally as a jargon term. Read more

7/1/15
4:59 PM
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Ah. I see. Words can only mean one thing, ever. Got it. There is no such thing as context. Silly me.

7/1/15
3:09 PM
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Organic, in the US, has a legally defined definition! It actually means something very specific and can not be used without meeting those criteria. That isn’t to say the are better, just that organic is an actual, quantified and defined thing.

6/23/15
12:27 PM
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Right? This gets me every time. The inability to interpret statistics is why everyone believes themselves to be of “above average” intelligence. So, you know, statistically, you are more likely to be miserable with a kid. BUT ANECDATA!

6/16/15
4:35 PM
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When I went to high school, the girls dress code was extensive and very much like the one stated above (I also went to school in AZ). Buying shorts was pretty much out of the question, because they simply don’t make junior’s shorts that come to the middle-finger-on-the-thigh length. So it was long skirts (not for me, Read more

6/4/15
10:23 AM
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Strongly disagree. There are plenty of people who would tell you they prefer Olive Garden over The French Laundry, for all the same reasons that people shriek about cheap wine vs. expensive wine. Like fine wine, The French Laundry is pretentious, requires wealth, you have know what a bechamel sauce is, or what a Read more

5/19/15
2:33 PM
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Can second Modcloth. Was just in a wedding that required dresses from size 0-18, with an outdoor feel...semi-formal. Modcloth had so many options! And there were plenty of satiny/shimmery formal options too. Prices range from about $50-$300, depending on what you pick.

4/3/15
2:50 PM
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I dig that too. Nevus sebaceous is kind of like a birthmark. It just is, no treatment necessary. Mine showed up in college and I got sick of people pointing it out (it isn't very big or anything, just sort of red) so now I make sure it is covered. Unfortunately, it is right near my hairline, so a pixie really Read more

4/2/15
4:43 PM
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For what it is worth, I go between short and long hair every few years, and find short hair to be way higher maintenance. Cutting hair every 6 months vs. 6 weeks makes a huge difference. I usually need product on short, but not long hair (I have pretty straight hair). I can't do a pixie, because I have a nevus Read more

3/23/15
4:01 PM
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One of my most vivid grad school memories involved having a younger male grad student in a completely different and unrelated field mansplain my discipline to me. I introduced myself by my field of study (as you do), and that was his cue to teach me about my own field. I must have said "I know, I am studying plant Read more