Simon Singh Wrote a Perfectly Fine Article About Homeopathy, but an Indian Newspaper Rejected it

During a recent trip to India, author and scientist Simon Singh was asked by the editors of the Hindustan Times to write an article about homeopathy. Singh did just that, only to have his piece rejected



[Read more...]

This is What a Protest Looks Like Outside a Psychic Demonstration

The other day, I posted about a protest some skeptics held outside an event featuring television “psychic” John Edward — better known as the Crossing Over guy.



[Read more...]

Snake Oil Alert: Why Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Her Vagina Steam-Cleaned, and Why You Probably Shouldn’t

If you have a vagina, and it could break into a monologue (thank you, Eve Ensler), it would probably ask you to keep it away from vagina steam baths.

And that’s despite what actress Gwyneth Paltrow tells you to do.

Ms. Paltrow loves to get a V-steam. In her lifestyle newsletter GOOP, she swoons:

“You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic releasenot just a steam douche — that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in L.A., you have to do it.”

(Of course: L.A., the lala-land of butthole bleaching. Big surprise. I remember being there years ago and seeing ads for something called “laser vaginal rejuvenation.” But I digress.)

From Laura Hooper Beck at Fast Company, we learn that

Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica offers the V-steam in many forms to cure whatever ails your aching vag. Suffering from postpartum depression? TIKKUN POST PARTUM V STEAM™. Want to get pregnant? TIKKUN INFERTILITY V STEAM™. Or simply looking to shed a few pounds? TIKKUN SLIMMING V STEAM™. They even offer the V-steam for men, which is more of an A-steam, if you catch my drift. (It’s for your butt.)



[Read more...]

At a Recent “Psychic” Demonstration by John Edward, Skeptics Were Waiting with Educational Signs

A few nights ago, television “psychic” John Edward — better known as the Crossing Over guy — did a small show for an audience in Los Angeles.

And outside the theater were peaceful protesters ready to educate the audience about the scam they were about to witness (and waste money on):



[Read more...]

How to Spot a Fake Psychic

I think this is my new favorite kind of article: “real” psychics telling you how to spot the “fake” psychics. We covered one example back in November, but another one has come to my attention.

So let’s see what advice “psychic medium” Khi Armand has to offer:



[Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X