How SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont Masters Her Mondays

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Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five successful women — an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon — to share their secrets on how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier.

If you’ve ever been on Facebook or just the internet in general, you know there’s a lot of bad information out there. Science topics seem particularly easy to fake. After all, most people are not scientists — but Yvette d’Entremont is, and she wants to clear up a few things with her SciBabe Facebook page.

The site first launched in 2014, but completely blew up after one of her rants went viral last year. She has no fear and no filter. What she does have is knowledge: She has a B.S. in chemistry and an MSc in forensic science with a concentration in biological criminalistics.

She also has a knack for explaining complicated things in a language that’s easy for everyone to understand, even if it’s often pretty salty. Salty is a flavor we love, though, especially in this case. As the SciBabe, Yvette debunks all sorts of science myths about food, wellness, and the environment. Her motto is: “Come for the science, stay for the dirty jokes.”

This Is How Yvette d’Entremont Masters Her Monday

Yvette sees the start of each week as a chance to celebrate — with a big feast.

I do always try to get to sleep a little earlier on Sunday, so I’m refreshed on Monday. Then, Monday is always special dinner day. The week is starting, there’s fresh stress in the house, there’s always a little bit of exhaustion from the day — at least from the boyfriend.

Monday is just another day of the week for me. It’s another day spent behind the computer. So I always try to make something special for dinner because I’m a bit of a foodie and I can. That’s my Monday ritual.

What’s your go-to Monday night dinner? Do you order takeout, cook an all-out feast, or something in between?