Is Polygamy Really So Awful?A new study shows that despite what you see on reality TV, plural marriage isn’t very good for society.
How Much Do Looks Matter in Presidential Politics?It’s not just attractiveness that counts among voters—it’s a cluster of physical traits.
What October Baby Gets Wrong About Modern WomanhoodThe movie’s self-involved, career-minded biological mother doesn’t reflect reality, but she fit a pro-life stereotype.
Are Fairy Tales Out of Fashion?I hate reading them to my young daughter—the classic versions are too violent, the Disney stories have bad values.
Why Do Women Vote Differently Than Men?Despite stereotypes, men are actually more fickle at the voting booth.
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Jean-Claude Mas Sold Breast Implants Made Industrial-Grade Silicone, the Kind Used In Cookware
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.