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Jan. 2 2008 5:25 PM

Chocolate's Not Always a Good Thing

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Medical Examiner: Chocolate May Give You Acne After All
New research brings the old wives' tale—that eating sugar causes breakouts—back to life. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dr. Sydney Spiesel, a pediatrician and professor at Yale Medical School, about the findings. Listen to the segment.

Human Guinea Pig: Drag King for a Day
Emily Yoffe dressed up as Tom Jones and then lip-synched to a crowd of women dressed as men. The experience left her with a whole new perspective on life. She shares her insights on how to be a good drag king. Listen to the segment.

TODAY IN SLATE

Sports Nut

Grandmaster Clash

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company

Science

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

Food

How to Order Chinese Food

First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”

Scotland Is Inspiring Secessionists Across America

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

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