Alyson Shontell

Alyson Shontell is a senior reporter at Business Insider. Follow her on Twitter.

Business Insider
Sept. 6 2014 6:30 AMWhat It Feels Like to Say "No" When Someone Offers to Buy Your Startup
Business Insider
May 15 2014 3:59 PMSwarm, Foursquare's New App, Makes Stalking Friends Easier
Business Insider
Jan. 31 2014 12:39 PMFacebook Is About to Let You Go Anonymous for the First Time
Business Insider
Dec. 13 2013 8:06 AMTwitter Kills Blocking, Then Revives It After Massive Backlash
Business Insider
May 28 2014 3:45 PMGood News: Most Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves Reasonable Salaries
Business Insider
April 11 2014 2:11 PMBloomberg Says Tinder’s Worth $5 Billion; Its Majority Shareholder Says Not So Much
Business Insider
Dec. 16 2013 1:29 PMThis App Is Successful Because It Does Something Facebook Can't
Business Insider
Dec. 9 2013 1:08 PMHow Snapchat's First Investor Found Snapchat Before Anyone Else


The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse

An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 23 2014 10:30 AM Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 8:51 AM The Male-Dominated Culture of Business in Tech Is Not Great for Women
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 23 2014 11:08 AM Seeing the Familiar in Black and White
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.