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May 20 2013 10:52 AMOur Creepy Fascination With Celebrity Pregnancies
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May 13 2013 2:09 PMEarly Formula Is Not the Enemy, Can Help Mothers Breast-Feed Longer
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May 2 2013 2:06 PMNew Lawsuits Shine a Light on Pregnancy Discrimination
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April 22 2013 2:56 PMIntroducing the Latest Lunatic Parenting Trend: Diaper-Free Baby Rearing
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April 10 2013 12:33 PMAnthony Weiner and the Art of Overcoming a Sex Scandal
DoubleX Gabfest
April 4 2013 11:22 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Manteresting EditionSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on Buzz Bissinger, cooking memoirs, and Pinterest for dudes.
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March 28 2013 12:28 PMIt's OK to Feed Your Four-Month-Old Solid Food
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March 19 2013 10:39 AMWachenheim Suicide Lays Bare the Anxieties of New Motherhood
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March 13 2013 2:40 PMHow Do You Do It, Sheryl Sandberg? Be Specific!
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March 5 2013 12:07 PMThe Case for Having Kids in Your 20s
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Feb. 22 2013 1:17 PMSheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" Circles Completely Miss the Point on Workplace Maternity
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Feb. 18 2013 1:45 PM30-Something Parents Are Moving to the Suburbs and the New York Times Is On It
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Feb. 11 2013 2:49 PM"Breast Is Best"—Unless You Have to Work
Jan. 10 2013 3:09 PMHow To Fix Maternity LeaveTwelve weeks off right after the baby is born is not the only way, America!
Nov. 27 2012 10:15 AMMomTVNickelodeon tries to nab the edgy mommy demo—my future people!—with NickMom. Umm.
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May 17 2013 12:53 PMAre Boys More Competitive Than Girls Because They Play in Groups?
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May 8 2013 11:34 AMCan Expensive Private Schools Teach Humility?
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April 29 2013 1:32 PMAmanda Knox Is Not a Cautionary Tale About Sex
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April 15 2013 1:28 PMHow to Improve American Day Care: Ask the French
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April 10 2013 11:00 AMThe Three Tragedies of Shulamith Firestone
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April 1 2013 10:39 AMWhy the Child-Free Should Quit Criticizing Parents
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March 26 2013 9:30 AMCan't We Think of A Better Term Than “Stay-at-Home Moms?”
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March 18 2013 12:03 PMFeminist Housewives Are Not Taking Over the Country
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March 8 2013 11:24 AMEven the White House Isn't Covered by Breast-Feeding Protection Laws
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March 1 2013 3:57 PMBring Back Cocktail Hour for Working Parents
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Feb. 20 2013 9:00 AMThese Women Collect and Care for Baby Dolls. It's Not as Weird as I First Thought.
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Feb. 13 2013 3:08 PMMore Women Are Taking Their Husbands' Last Names. I (Sort of) Did Too.
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Feb. 4 2013 3:50 PMThe Latest Installment of Women Being Horrible to Other Women
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Nov. 30 2012 11:13 AMMarissa Mayer Says Her Baby is "Easy." Cue the Internet Rage.
Nov. 19 2012 3:45 AMBaby Blue StreakCan I stop swearing before my daughter is born?




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
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Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.