Author: Kristin Devine

Kristin is a geek, a libertarian, and a domestic goddess. She lives in a wildlife refuge in rural Washington state with too many children and way too many animals and works with women around the world as a fertility counselor. There's also a blog which most people would very much disapprove of https://atomicfeminist.com/
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Silent But Deadly: Malaria in WWII

With microbes on our minds, it’s time to talk about one of the gravest threats soldiers in WWII faced — the threat of disease. Military leaders have long known that disease poses an even...

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Let Slip the Dogs of Quarantine

Pet adoptions are way, way up. It makes a lot of sense- – what better time to welcome a furry new member to the family than when you’re off work and have plenty of time for the transition?

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Torture Numbers and They’ll Confess to Anything

There is something incredibly comforting about looking at some data and thinking “ok, these numbers are illustrating to me the truth of this uncertain and dangerous world in which I live”.

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Non-Doomsday Prepping 7: Some Sundries

We buy a lot of other things at the store that are NOT FOOD, but many of which are still pretty darn necessary to survival. Call these sundries.

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Kids! What’s The Matter With Kids Today?

The evidence indicates people have been bitching about the insanity of their children dating all the way back to the mid 1800’s, and probably far beyond.

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Non-Doomsday Prepping, Part 5: Suppertime!

In this edition of Non-Doomsday Prepping, we’re going to discuss food — a LOT of food. You do not need it all. You don’t even need most of it. You certainly don’t need most of it at any given time.

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Joe Biden: Staying Alive

We’re left with a couple guys who I said again and again, I’ll vote for just about anybody except for those two. And yet here we are. Those two.

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Knitting in WWII: A Photoessay

Even before Pearl Harbor, Life Magazine answered the question “What can I do to help the war effort?” with a single word: “Knit.”

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Non-Doomsday Prepping Part 4: Filling in the Gaps

Non-doomsday prepping is NOT about going out and buying massive amounts of dehydrated camping food you’ll probably never eat. It’s about embracing preparedness as a lifestyle

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Stakes and Satiability: Part 4

“What better place to hide, my dear daughter, but within the cloak of British respectability,” Nathaniel said.

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Non-Doomsday Prepping Part 3: Staples and Beyond

And remember — this is NOT doomsday. We aren’t hoarding, we’re stocking up. Be sensible, think of others, and don’t take more than you will be able to use in a reasonable time.

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Non-Doomsday Prepping 2 – Shopping for Stocking Up

Some years back, I started writing a cookbook because so many younger clients on my fertility website had no idea how to shop, store, and cook affordable food. A lot of families around the...

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Gone With the Wookie

That’s no sexist moon, it’s a feminist space station.

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Say No To Puritarian America

Keep government limited to the things it does well (if any) and I’ll worry about my own boobs.