By weeZee on The Truth About Your Smile

@chaoticgirlie I loved ribbon floss too, until my dentist told me it's basically a scam, because it is too slick to actually grab the gunk between your teeth! She recommends straight old waxed floss, or Reach Total Care, which is kind of stretchy and rubbery, but thin like the ribbon floss, if that's what you prefer.

This was a great article! I've had a LOT of dental work, so I'm a bit of an oral health nerd myself!

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 3:36 am 1

By Haley Mlotek on Jenny Diski's Shoes

I LOVE Judith Thurman.

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:52 am 1

By Jazmine Hughes on The Witch In All Of Us

@BethJ HI JAYA'S MOM! If you would like to write an article about raising a teen witch please email me at jazmine at the hairpin dot com. Please include embarrassing teen photos, plz and thx

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:24 pm 5

By BethJ on The Witch In All Of Us

Jaya's mother here... Rest assured, the spell book is in the attic.
And here I thought I was being a nice mom to let you go
to Seth's bar mitzvah-- I didn't realize I'd been spelled!
Now need to rethink our whole history! ( of course I was
a witch in 1966, age 12...)

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm 8

By Jolie Kerr on 13 SpoOOoky Witchcraft And Magic Museums To Visit

@Gef the Talking Mongoose (Also AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm 1

By bureaucrab on Ask a Fancy Person: Entry-Level Expensive, Unwanted Guests and the Gratefulness Feedback Loop

@superfluous consonants

"Dear X,

Thank you for the adorable activity mat, and please accept our apology for taking this long to say so. Timmy really enjoys playing on the mat, and we think of you every time he uses it. During this particularly challenging and hectic year, having such wonderful friends and family has been a stabilizing force for us, and we have felt so grateful to have you even when we have not been able to express it when or how we would have preferred. Thank you again, and we hope you enjoy the picture of Timmy on the mat!

Love, Us

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm 3

By j-i-a on "What Made the Universe Bang to Begin With"


Posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm 1

By Weasley on "What Made the Universe Bang to Begin With"

Jia, I really love your commitment to space news! As a baby astrophysicist it's nice to see popular/general (i.e. not i09, which I love) blogs to give these things (which are so massively important!) attention.

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm 1

By mochi on The Twelve Days of Female Vengeance: Week One

Watch Lady Snowblood next

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm 1

By Julie the T on NYT Magazine's Hillary Cover Makes No Sense: A Brief Scientific Chat

First: This is so great. Thank you.
Second: I can't stop looking at Hillareptune (Hillercury? Hillearth?). The face. The planet covered in skin. It has a dark power over me.

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 2:56 pm 1