Heather Schwedel
Heather Schwedel

Heather Schwedel is a Slate staff writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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July 26 2018 6:04 AMWhy Every Actress on TV Wears Ridiculous Fake EyelashesAnd how to spot them.
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July 24 2018 12:12 AMIt Is Maybe Amazing That Michael Avenatti Is Texting With Someone Named “Maybe: Brent”
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July 19 2018 8:18 AMI Still Want to Sign on the Dotted LineSure, credit card chips are more secure, but in our digital world, the chances to put pen to paper are increasingly rare.
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July 12 2018 4:08 PMDonald Trump Lost 340,000 Followers After Twitter Purged a Bunch of Suspicious Accounts
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July 10 2018 2:24 PMThe #PlaneBae Saga Has Reached Its Final Destination: an Apology
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July 5 2018 3:39 PMLara Trump’s Instagram Feed Is an Achievement in BlandnessShe highlights her commitment to her kid, her dogs, and her father-in-law without ever betraying a hint of personality.
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June 30 2018 12:19 PMThe Salesforce of Sun SalutationsHow Mindbody came to dominate the lucrative business of booking your yoga and pilates classes.
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June 26 2018 12:37 PMMarla Maples’ Blissed-Out Instagram Is the Antidote to TrumpismHer soul-searching yoga-rich lifestyle is extremely appealing. Too bad most of us can’t have it.
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June 20 2018 5:32 PMInstagram Wants Its New Video App to Be the Vertical YouTube
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June 19 2018 12:31 PMAutoplay Video Ads Are Coming to Your Facebook Messenger Inbox. Gross.
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June 15 2018 5:52 PMIn Praise of the Screenshot, an (Admittedly Sometimes Petty) Internet Behavior That Instagram Just Sanctioned
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June 7 2018 5:59 PMTwitter Broke a Bunch of the Weird Bots That Make It BetterThankfully, @infinite_scream and @tinycarebot are back now.
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May 31 2018 2:24 PMGreeting of the SeasonThe annual “Louie” awards honor the greeting card industry’s best. But in an era of Facebook birthday posts, is there much to celebrate?
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May 25 2018 6:12 PMIrish Citizens’ #HomeToVote Tweets Show the Internet at Its Most Inspiring
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May 21 2018 6:28 PMGmail’s New Nudge Feature Is a More Efficient Way to Feel Guilty About Your Inbox
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July 25 2018 3:15 PMIt’s Been 24 Hours, and Taylor Swift Hasn’t Instagrammed About Karlie Kloss’ EngagementIs their friendship over?
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July 20 2018 8:00 AMCaption ThisFor a growing number of Instagrammers, the caption, not the photo, is the hardest part. An entire cottage industry is cropping up to provide support.
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July 16 2018 5:27 PMShruggies Are Not Good Enough in an Emoji Spelling BeeEven when you’re trying to translate “I really don’t care, do u?’
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July 12 2018 1:06 PM2 Million People Watched a Video of a Lemon Rolling Down a Hill Because Nihilism Rules the Internet
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July 5 2018 6:13 PMWhy the Twitter Thread About Two People Flirting on a Plane Felt So Good and So Bad
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July 3 2018 6:17 PMHenry Winkler’s Tweets About His Fishing Trip Were So, So Pure
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June 27 2018 3:59 PMHow Slate Survived the Great Slack Outage of June 27, 2018The complete oral history.
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June 22 2018 11:23 AMWhat Is With Instagram and Cotton Candy?
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June 19 2018 2:21 PMMost Likely to Succeed (at Getting Likes)Why yearbook photos are viral candy on social media.
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June 18 2018 3:06 PMMarvel Fans Have Opinions on Which Mega-Conglomerate Should Get to Buy Fox
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June 12 2018 8:31 PM“It’s Like a Big Lighter”What it’s like to own one of Elon Musk’s flamethrowers.
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June 1 2018 1:01 PMThe New Yorker Swears It’s Fixed Its Pesky Paywall Issue
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May 30 2018 2:03 PMThat Blind Item in New York Magazine About the Futurist Who Dated a Fake Heiress Is the Most Exciting Thing to Ever Happen to Futurists
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May 24 2018 9:47 PMWe Went Back in Time to 2008 and Twitter Was Strangely Pleasant There
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May 19 2018 10:50 AMWhy We Loved Harry’s Wedding-Aisle Lip Bite—and Can’t Resist Overanalyzing Couples’ Body Language

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