How Does a Realtor Work?Read what L.V. Anderson asked realtor Vanessa Pollock about buying and selling homes—from the broker open house to a final offer.
How Does a Freelance Chef Work?Read what Slate’s Working podcast asked Santana Benitez about culinary school, pop-up kitchens, and cooking for parties.
How Does the Head of HR Work?Read what L.V. Anderson asked Kevin Fanning about his experience in human resources departments—from startup companies to more hierarchical environments.
Stop Telling Me to Make My Own LunchEveryone says brown-bagging it is cheaper and healthier. They’re wrong—but it wouldn’t matter if they were right.
Tab Roulette: The Cultural EditionWhat browser tabs do Slate culture editors have open right now?
“I’m Going to a Condom Conference in New Orleans!”L.V. Anderson and her editor Allison Benedikt talk about the challenges of reporting on condom development, conducting lambskin experiments, and more.
“You Can Call Me Laura”Here are L.V. Anderson’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from #teamweasel to the discovery of thiamin.
Songs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
How Does a Wine Portfolio Manager Work?Read what L.V. Anderson asked Andrew Mulligan about his job, from tasting wine to dealing with U.S. regulations.
Slate Voice: “I Love Being a Christmas Baby”L.V. Anderson explains why she loves her Christmas birthday.
How Does an Animal Behavior Specialist Work?Read what L.V. Anderson asked Victoria Wells about training abused animals and assigning them to better homes.
How Does a Funeral Director Work?Read what L.V. Anderson asked James Donofrio about the demands of funeral work—from making arrangements abroad to taking 3 a.m. phone calls.
What We Really Cook for DinnerIt involves tortillas. Trader Joe’s tortillas, specifically.
More or Less DailyI like looking at my money and other things I learned from identifying every website I visit more than 20 times a month.
Slate Voice: “Why Don’t We Have a Better Condom?”Listen to Slate’s L.V. Anderson read her story on the world of condoms.
I Owe a Great Deal of My Health and Happiness to Latex CondomsSo why did I spend months on a story about why they suck?
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