Lauren Sandler

Lauren Sandler writes for Slate, Time, the New York Times, and other publications, and is the author of One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One.

June 11 2013 7:15 AMWhy One Child Is Enough for Me—and Might Be for YouA smaller family means all of the joy, less of the crap.
Oct. 17 2011 4:34 PMThe Mother MajorityWomen with children have more abortions than anyone else, and by an increasingly wide margin. So why is the topic taboo?
The XX Factor
Aug. 17 2011 7:04 PMCohabitation Is Only a Problem Because it’s Not Normal Yet
Aug. 20 2008 5:49 PMSkirting the IssuesReading between the economic hemlines of September's fashion mags.
The XX Factor
June 21 2012 5:03 PMFine, Women Can't Have It All. Isn't That Called Compromise?
Sept. 21 2011 5:39 PMBooks By Men Who Like Big Families Jeffrey Kluger's The Sibling Effect is part of an emerging canon that fetishizes large broods.
The XX Factor
Oct. 5 2009 5:57 PMAn Elegy for Gourmet Magazine
Hey, Wait A Minute
July 3 2008 6:58 AMGut InstinctWhat health benefits, exactly, is Activia yogurt supposed to offer?



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. 

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

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

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

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 12:02 PM Here It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won’t Stop Running
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 1:59 PM Ask a Homo: Secret Ally Codes 
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PM Hey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Games
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.