Ellen Tarlin

Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.

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Jan. 28 2011 5:52 PMDo You Eat Fast Like an American or Slow Like a French Person?
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Jan. 27 2011 11:53 AMTemptation Timeline
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Jan. 26 2011 3:03 PMDo You Buy Your Groceries From Big Companies or Small?
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Jan. 25 2011 6:28 PMRepugnant Food Product of the Day
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Jan. 25 2011 5:39 PMJan. 24: What I Ate. Ding-Dong, the Frittata Is Dead. Plus: It's Butter!
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Jan. 24 2011 7:45 AMThe Fourth Obstacle to Sensible Eating: Outside Influences
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Jan. 23 2011 4:02 PMEating Experiment No. 3: Preliminary Findings
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Jan. 21 2011 9:54 PMJan. 21: What I Ate: My Accidentally Near-Perfect Day
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Jan. 20 2011 8:44 PMThe Reception Counter at My Dentist's Office
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Jan. 19 2011 9:16 PMJan. 19: What I Ate. Plus: "Clean Plate's" First Dramatic Meal Re-enactment, Why I Love the Chef, and the First Chocolate in 17 Days.
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Jan. 18 2011 7:56 PMJan. 18: What I Ate. And How Long It Took Me.
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Jan. 17 2011 9:05 PMJan. 17: What I Ate. Going for the Orange. Plus: My Appetite Is Back!
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Jan. 16 2011 8:30 PMJan. 16: What I Ate. Oh, Appetite, Where Art Thou?
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Jan. 15 2011 6:22 PMJan. 15: What I Ate. It's Vegetables, I Tell You! Vegetables!
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Jan. 14 2011 4:13 PMWhere's the Booze?
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Jan. 27 2011 8:00 PMJan. 27: What I Ate. Look at All Those Colors!
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Jan. 27 2011 11:24 AMJan. 26: What I Ate. The Day of the Severe Nausea.
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Jan. 25 2011 9:01 PMJan. 25: What I Ate. Temptation Averted for One Day.
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Jan. 25 2011 5:49 PMJust One Morning's Worth of Temptations
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Jan. 24 2011 10:14 PMThe Plate That Tells You How To Eat
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Jan. 23 2011 9:10 PMJan. 23: What I Ate. Goodbye, Stopwatch.
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Jan. 23 2011 10:11 AMJan. 22: What I Ate. My First Complete Meal, a Horrible Omelet-Folding Disaster, Flouting the Government's Rules, and My Secret to a Happy Marriage.
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Jan. 21 2011 3:32 PMIs Food Too Expensive?
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Jan. 20 2011 8:05 PMJan. 20: What I Ate. The Snack Attack Is Back.
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Jan. 19 2011 4:21 AMWhen "Rules" Collide
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Jan. 18 2011 1:33 PMEating With Children
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Jan. 17 2011 1:22 AMThe Third Obstacle to Sensible Eating: Time
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Jan. 16 2011 11:35 AMEating Experiment No. 2: Preliminary Findings
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Jan. 14 2011 9:34 PMJan. 14: What I Ate
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Jan. 13 2011 11:10 PMJan. 13: What I Ate



The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

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

  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.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
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
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
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.