The Spin CycleTide's Loads of Hope program is one part do-goodery, one part marketing genius.
Lend a Hand in HavanaHow to enter embargoed Cuba to give humanitarian aid—and not just sip mojitos.
Don't Label MeShould you feel guilty about using the address labels charities mail out to solicit donations?
Don’t Call It a MonsterBut be very cautious around the venomous, determined, lumbering Gila monster.
Walk a Mile in Their ShoesHow to give your old sneakers new life by donating them to charity.
Riches to RagsWhat's with all the celebrities serving community service? Do they really help anyone?
The Shirt off My BackHow can I ensure that the clothing I donate to charity really helps the needy?
A Slippery DilemmaWill donating money, hair, or time really help clean up the BP oil spill?
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
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Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.