A Memorable FlightHow people with and without post-traumatic stress disorder recall 25 minutes of terror.
It Is Good to Be a “Bad” FeministRoxane Gay’s new book of essays is honest and raw about flaws—hers and ours.
Doctors Could Use a Little HypochondriaWhy medical students panic too much and M.D.s too little.
The XX Factor
Because of Slender Man: Why the Internet Bogey Is the Perfect Metaphor for How We Explain Violence
Songs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
The Good Word
The Secret Rules of Adjective OrderA long fascinating article—or is it a fascinating long article?
Slate Voice: “Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?”Listen to Katy Waldman read her most popular article from the month of July.
What’s Wrong With Sentimentality?While critics sneer, scientists try to make sense of our love of weepy books and movies.
Facebook’s Unethical ExperimentIt intentionally manipulated users’ emotions without their knowledge.
What a Beautiful Wedding! We All Die Alone. Save the Date searches for meaning in meaningless weddings.
History of Innovation
Follow Her LeadHow a mysterious woman’s 1908 patent exemplifies the drama of dogs in America.
The Wellesley ManIn the era of transgender rights, women’s colleges are struggling to figure out where their loyalties lie.
Iowa’s Early Birds Republican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State.
Turn Off Your Heat Living in a cold home will make you a healthier, stronger, better person.
The XX Factor
GOP Women Stopped the 20-Week Abortion Bill. That’s Not Standing Up for Reproductive Rights.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.