The Odysseus OptionHow "precommitment devices" will force you to lose weight, stop drinking, and not sleep with that jerk on a first date.
Faster Pussycat! Read! Read!Can our reporter train himself to read as fast as the guy in the Guinness Book of Records?
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash