Jessica Grose Jessica Grose

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

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Sept. 18 2014 11:40 AMWhere Pregnant Women Aren’t Allowed to Work After 36 Weeks
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Sept. 3 2014 1:24 PMEngland’s Basically Unaffordable One-Year Maternity Leave
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Aug. 21 2014 2:58 PM“In Oslo, I Have Never Met a Stay-at-Home Mom”: Is Norway the Best Place to Be a Working Parent?
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Aug. 13 2014 1:43 PMDads: When Your Kid Is Sick, It's Not Up to Your Wife to Stay Home
Aug. 6 2014 10:42 AMThe Shortening LeashSix thousand respondents to the Slate survey and the trend is clear: Kids today have a lot less freedom than their parents did.
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July 24 2014 8:13 AMBlake Lively Launches a Lifestyle Website and You Will Hate Yourself
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July 21 2014 3:27 PMWhy Are Poor Women Having Healthier Babies?
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July 10 2014 1:54 PMIn Defense of the "Glamour Selfie" (Which Isn't a Selfie)
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July 8 2014 11:48 AMYour Hatred of Cupcakes Is a Little Sexist
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July 3 2014 9:28 AMGoldman Sachs' Old Boys Club Hits the Strip Club
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June 24 2014 2:31 PMDid Obama’s Working Families Summit Accomplish Anything?
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June 17 2014 11:27 AMMeasles and Whooping Cough Outbreaks: Here’s What Parents, Doctors, and Politicians Can Do
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June 10 2014 12:36 PMPaid Parental Leave: What Would Jesus Do?
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May 28 2014 11:25 AMIf Hollywood Movies Inspire Real-Life Violence, Then Why Are Teens Less Violent Than Ever?
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May 21 2014 9:58 AMWoman Sues a New York Hospital for Forcing a C-Section. Can Doctors Do That?
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Sept. 9 2014 10:15 AM“The Day Care Provider Suggested I Rebirth My Son”
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Aug. 27 2014 11:52 AMHow Parents Around the World Navigate Child Care Logistics
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Aug. 18 2014 1:12 PMThe Pressure to Breast-Feed Is Hurting New Moms With Postpartum Depression
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Aug. 6 2014 11:03 AMThe Surrogacy Process Is a Mess
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July 29 2014 11:34 AMWhy Do Moms Really Leave the Workforce? It's Their Only Choice.
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July 22 2014 1:17 PMWhen Were You First Allowed to Go to the Park Alone? A Slate Survey. 
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July 15 2014 3:28 PMParents Are Now Getting Arrested for Letting Their Kids Go to the Park Alone
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July 9 2014 6:09 PMI Would Be Sad If Sarah Palin Went Away
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July 7 2014 12:17 PMIn America, There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance
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June 30 2014 11:57 AMEven if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America
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June 17 2014 1:34 PMThe New York Times’ Heartbreaking Series on Postpartum Depression Is a Must-Read
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June 10 2014 4:29 PMBritney Spears Is a Feminist Role Model All of a Sudden
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June 4 2014 11:33 AMAdvice for Female Candidates: Wear a Colorful Jacket Over a Sheath Dress, Be Likeable
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May 22 2014 4:10 PMWomen Are More Stressed at Home Than at Work, Not Shocking Study Finds
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May 12 2014 3:30 PMI Thought I Was Fine With Not Breast-Feeding. Then I Watched Breastmilk.




Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
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Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.