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Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

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Oct. 1 2013 1:54 PMJews Are Leaving Faith Behind. Is That Bad for the Jews?
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Sept. 20 2013 3:04 PMNew Research Says That Keeping Separate Bank Accounts May Be Bad for Your Marriage
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Sept. 9 2013 2:41 PMAre You "Depressingly American" If You Care About Work-Life Balance?
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Aug. 29 2013 11:33 AMA New Book on Our Activities-Obsessed Parenting Culture
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Aug. 23 2013 10:40 AMMore Proof That Midwives Should Be a Viable Option for Pregnant Women
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Aug. 15 2013 2:29 PMYou Go, Naked Breastfeeding Yoga Mom!
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Aug. 6 2013 11:43 AMHow the Middle Class Gets Priced Out of Preschool
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July 18 2013 2:45 PMThere Is Not a Legislative Fix for Every Work-Life Balance Problem
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July 11 2013 2:47 PMOK, You've Just Had a Baby. You Want to Start Running Again. Here's How.
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June 27 2013 4:19 PMJane Pratt Almost Took Her 10-Year-Old Daughter to a Sex Shop
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June 21 2013 8:00 AMEverything You Thought You Knew About Age and Fertility Was Wrong—35 Is Not a Cliff
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June 10 2013 5:20 PMSevere Morning Sickness Is No Joke. Why Don’t We Know More About It?
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June 3 2013 2:00 PMJewish American Princesses Get the Bravo Treatment. Is It a Shanda?
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May 30 2013 9:45 AMFrom Fashion to FilmsBefore she was an award-winning movie director, Cindy Meehl was a successful designer.
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May 28 2013 2:45 PMIt’s Not Patronizing to Publicize Biological Clock Statistics
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Sept. 24 2013 12:01 PMNew York Times Fashion Writer Gets Flack for Writing About Lena Dunham's Body. Which Is Crazy.
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Sept. 19 2013 11:42 AMEileen Fisher Calls Her Leadership Style "Feminine," Passes a Gourd Around at Meetings
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Sept. 4 2013 3:26 PMThe Myth of the Trend Story Stay-at-Home Mom
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Aug. 27 2013 12:00 PMBustle May Be Clueless, But It Testifies to Feminism's Reach
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Aug. 19 2013 1:11 PMAmerica, Land of Prohibitive Child Care Costs
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Aug. 9 2013 12:14 PMWhy Is Lake Bell Dissing Women’s Voices?
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July 22 2013 11:34 AMDear Kate: What to Expect After You Get That Royal Baby Out
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July 16 2013 2:59 PMSpitzer and Weiner Lead the Polls. Would a Woman Be Able to Make a Similar Comeback?
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July 9 2013 12:27 PMEnough With the Grueling, Wrenching, “I Had an Abortion” Essays
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June 24 2013 1:52 PMExile in Guyville Is 20. You Should Listen to Liz Phair’s Other Albums.
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June 18 2013 3:26 PMSibling Fights Might Be Bad for Kids. What's a Parent to Do?
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June 6 2013 4:52 PMSurvey Says We Turn Into Our Mothers at Age 31. I'm There.
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May 30 2013 4:19 PMTech Companies Have Awesome Parental Leave Benefits. Now What About Everyone Else?
Second Acts
May 30 2013 9:45 AMFrom Fashion to FilmsBefore she was an award-winning movie director, Cindy Meehl was a successful designer.
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May 20 2013 10:52 AMOur Creepy Fascination With Celebrity Pregnancies




Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Amazon Is Launching a Serious Run at Apple and Samsung


Slim Pickings at the Network TV Bazaar

Three talented actresses in three terrible shows.


More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. Now There’s Just One Thing Holding Us Back.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
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Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
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Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
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Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?