The Semi-Retirement MythDon’t buy the tales of meaningful work into your 70s. Your retirement is inevitable—and bleaker than the last generation’s.
Robin Williams’ Family Is Like YoursEvery kind of family goes through bitter estate disputes. And good planning doesn’t always help.
Spoiler AlertChildren’s birthday parties are getting more and more extravagant. Here’s how we let it happen.
Those Protesting Harvard Professors Have a PointWe’re all still paying too much for our health care.
Jon Stewart’s Book ClubThe Daily Show wasn’t just important for our collective sanity. For nonfiction authors, it was a lifeline.
Stop Trying to Make Financial Literacy HappenIt’s a noble distraction from actual consumer protection. That’s why the financial services industry loves it.
The DIY Safety NetWe feel good when we crowdfund people’s medical bills. We should feel worse that we even need to.
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Biggest Sellout Now that Guinness World Records is in bed with publicity-seeking companies, can we trust it?
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Don’t Blame It on Depression That’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash