Emily Oster

Emily Oster is an associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School. Her book is Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong. Follow her on Twitter.

The XX Factor
Jan. 6 2014 1:47 PMTaking a Pill While Watching TV Just as Good as Exercise, Study Finds
Expecting Better
Sept. 11 2013 1:57 PMI Wrote That It's OK to Drink While Pregnant. Everyone Freaked Out. Here's Why I'm Right.
Expecting Better
Sept. 4 2013 8:30 AMThe Best Method for Getting Pregnant (in Addition to the Obvious)
Expecting Better
Aug. 26 2013 8:30 AMPregnant Women In Boot Camp Classes? How Much Exercise Is Too Much?
Expecting Better
Aug. 19 2013 8:00 AMAgainst Bed Rest: There's No Proof That It Works.
The XX Factor
July 17 2013 4:07 PMHang in There, Kate. Your Baby Has a 60 Percent Chance of Arriving This Week. 
April 12 2013 7:30 AMHousehold DeficitYou’re probably doing your household budget all wrong.
Jan. 8 2013 5:33 AMWhy You Shouldn’t Work LessEven if you prefer spending time with your family.
Nov. 21 2012 8:00 AMYou’re Dividing the Chores WrongNo, you shouldn’t always unload the dishwasher because you’re better at it.
Expecting Better
Sept. 13 2013 12:30 PMWhen to Give Your Newborn Baby Formula
Expecting Better
Sept. 6 2013 10:01 AMPlease Can I Have a Turkey Sandwich and Sleep on My Back While Pregnant?
Expecting Better
Aug. 28 2013 7:14 AMHow to Know Which Pregnancy Studies Are Legit
Expecting Better
Aug. 21 2013 10:00 AMYour Doctor Offers to Induce Labor. Should You Say Yes?
Expecting Better
Aug. 19 2013 5:30 AMIntroducing Expecting Better, a New Blog About Pregnancy By the Numbers
June 3 2013 5:45 AMHouseboundDoes one person staying at home always make the household more efficient?
Feb. 6 2013 6:30 AMTime Is MoneySo how much is yours worth?
Dec. 11 2012 5:45 AMBarbie MathWhy does Doctor Barbie cost twice as much as Magician Barbie?



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Medical Examiner

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Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 1:38 PM The Gaffe Police Are Back to Make Politics Glib and Boring
Sept. 19 2014 12:09 PM How Accelerators Have Changed Startup Funding
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Never Remember Anything
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 12:38 PM Forward, March! Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 12:13 PM The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola  The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.