The XX Factor
Men More Inclined to Take Parental Leave for a Son and If They Work Around Lots of Women
I’m Underwater on My Mortgage and I Want Out! What Do I Do?This and other personal-finance questions, answered.
The Starbucks Cup Controversy Proves One Thing: The “War on Christmas” Is Happening Earlier Each Year
Can You Still Trust the Starbucks Index?Weak coffee sales supposedly predicted the Great Recession. What are today’s weird java trends telling us?
What Really Happened With Donald Trump’s Atlantic City Casinos?Splashy debuts and four bankruptcies, 30 years in the making.
The XX Factor
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Have Us Wondering: Why Don’t More People Discuss Their Compensation?
The Get-Rich-Quick Schemers Who Love the GOPDonald Trump, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush have something in common: “multilevel marketing” companies that prey upon the desperate and broke.
We’re Doing Security Deposits WrongLandlords in the U.S. have way too much leeway. The U.K. figured out a better way.
Department Stores Need a Christmas MiracleBut this year, it’s not just Macy’s. Fancy chains like Nordstrom and Saks are ailing too.
I’m $110,000 in Debt. Could This Offer I Got in the Mail Help Me?This and other personal finance questions, answered.
The Budget Deal Closed a Social Security LoopholeAnd that might be bad news for divorced women heading toward retirement.
Wonks for HireElizabeth Warren challenged a think tank over iffy, industry-backed research. There’s a lot more where that came from.
“Whole Foods! We Want the REAL Thing.”Why bougie L.A. residents are outraged over Whole Foods’ new budget grocery store.
The ApprenticesWith Trump University, Donald Trump allegedly participated in an old, persistent scam: ripping off poor souls who want to get rich quick.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.