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?



Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 PM Inking the Deal Why tattoo parlors are a great small-business bet.
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?