Last Call: GOOP comes clean about its “scientific” sources, and a fun father’s day movie

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GOOP tries to get transparent about b.s. science

Credit where credit’s due: Gwyneth Paltrow’s insufferable blog, GOOP, is taking strides to be a little more transparent in disclosing whether its recommendations are backed by actual science. New York Magazine’s The Cut reports today that stories will now be tagged with labels like “For Your Enjoyment” (not meant to be taken as science), “Speculative But Promising” (read with a grain of salt), “Supported By Science” (yay, not bullshit!), and others. Given how much junk-science, health, and wellness info floats around the internet, more sites should consider a move like this. [Kate Bernot]


This father’s day weekend, consider Daddy’s Home

I don’t know if a movie is on your family plans this weekend (one that doesn’t involve going out and seeing The Incredibles sequel, that is). But if you’re looking for a fun dad movie, here’s one that’s kind of under the radar. Daddy’s Home is dumb, frequently hilarious 2015 movie in which Will Ferrell plays a man who is married to Linda Cardellini, who gets threatened when her ex and the father of her kids comes for a visit. It’s basically a series of physical contests in which the two men try to out-do each other, which usually result in Will Ferrell hurting himself—but he does it so well, and in such spectacular fashion. Our family even saw the sequel. Happy father’s day to all you barbecuing dads out there this weekend! [Gwen Ihnat]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.


Dr Emilio Lizardo

Wgi gets to decide which GOOP stories are supported by science? Because there is an awful lot of pseudoscience out there that has been passed off as real. I can easily see a scenario where the labels lend legitimacy to garbage and serve no other purpose.