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The Social Psychology of Burning Man

Relaxing on a couch left thoughtfully for tired travelers. Photo: Julia Galef I just finished shaking the last of the desert dust out of the bags I brought to this year’s Burning Man, an annual week-long event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert that takes its name from the burning of a giant effigy at the end of the week.

September 8, 2011 — Julia Galef

Want to Kill Fewer Animals? Give Up Eggs

If you're bothered by the idea of killing animals for food, then going vegetarian might seem like an obvious response. But if you want your diet to kill as few animals as possible, then eschewing meat is actually quite an indirect, and sometimes even counterproductive, strategy.

August 11, 2011 — Julia Galef

Want to Kill Fewer Animals? Give Up Eggs

If you’re bothered by the idea of killing animals for food, then going vegetarian might seem like an obvious response. But if you want your diet to kill as few animals as possible, then eschewing meat is actually quite an indirect, and sometimes even counterproductive, strategy.

August 11, 2011 — Julia Galef

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