Jessica Olien

Jessica Olien is a writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @jessicaolien.

Science
Dec. 6 2013 8:08 AMInside the BoxPeople don’t actually like creativity.
Medical Examiner
May 10 2013 5:35 AMDodgeball Should Not Be Part of Any Curriculum, EverMaking kids play team sports in PE is neither healthy nor educational.
Holidays
Dec. 14 2011 3:25 PMIn Holland, Santa Doesn’t Have Elves. He Has Slaves.The racist Christmastime tradition Dutch people have begun fighting about.
The XX Factor
Feb. 2 2011 4:14 PMWill It Get Worse for Women in Egypt After the Protests?
Doublex
June 3 2010 9:40 AMWhat Happens to Thailand's Sex Tourism During the Riots?It takes a lot of violence to drive the sexpats away.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 23 2013 12:15 PMLoneliness Is DeadlySocial isolation kills more people than obesity does—and it’s just as stigmatized.
Family
Feb. 23 2012 1:51 PMI Want To Be My Kid’s Only ParentI crave the closeness of single motherhood—without the complications a husband can bring.
The XX Factor
Feb. 28 2011 3:55 PMThe Encouragement Deficit for Women at Major Magazines
Doublex
Nov. 15 2010 10:14 AMGoing DutchWomen in the Netherlands work less, have lesser titles and a big gender pay gap, and they love it.
The XX Factor
Feb. 4 2010 3:12 PMAnd You Think Women Are Too Picky?

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

Naomi Klein Is Wrong

Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.

The Strange History of Wives Gazing at Their Husbands in Political Ads

Television

See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.

Doublex

Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 12:04 PM John Hodgman on Why He Wore a Blue Dress to Impersonate Ayn Rand
  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 1:38 PM Mad About Modi
 Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.

  Business
Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
  Life
Education
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PM Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AM Listen to Our September Music Roundup Hot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 12:42 PM How to Save Broken Mayonnaise
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 11:55 AM The Justice Department Is Cracking Down on Sales of Spyware Used in Stalking
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.