| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Oh. Have I got your attention now?
(Apologies to Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross.)
This may be a case of the worst timing ever, but the question of whether Congress is underpaid actually is on the table right now.
You can thank tin-eared...
| Oct 13, 2013
A few days before our recent wedding, my now-husband and I sat with a dear friend, a newly Internet-ordained minister, to nail down a few details.
"The most beautiful thing," he told us, "is that, of everyone there, your kids will have the longest...
| May 24, 2013
Thursday???s pricing announcement for the Chevrolet Spark EV likely piqued some interest on the West Coast, but chances are few others gave it much attention. GM will sell the all-electric hatchback only in California and Oregon; the automaker has...
| Aug 31, 2012
WASHINGTON — To watch Condoleezza Rice, the face of George W. Bush's foreign policy, stand before a convention of cheering Republicans and condemn Barack Obama for diminishing America's standing in the world — one can only gasp at the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:45 PM
As the U.S. government's role in health care is debated, the French government's role was highlighted in February with a report on Slate.com about France's guarantee to new mothers of "10 to 20" free sessions of "la reeducation perineale" (vaginal re-...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Most experts agree that you should limit your child’s “screen time” (time spent in front of computers, TV and other electronic devices) to no more than a couple hours a day. Of course, most parents/children ignore this; the average...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:26 AM
When President Obama gives a speech, he almost always exits the stage to a country song. Recently Obama released a Spotify playlist, and it was primarily made up of country music. You could easily make the case that country is the official genre of the...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Should elementary schools should be allowed to sell energy drinks? Slate.com ponders that question in a new article:
"Some energy drinks are marketed as food while others are pitched as 'dietary supplements'; the Dietary Supplement Health and Education...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Part of being a writer in the Internet age is being subject to mass amounts of over-the-top, ridiculous criticisms. But for those who publish their own books online, the culture is actually very nice. Maybe too nice. A new article on Slate.com argues that...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:40 AM
The best way to see what people are thinking is to see what they are Googling. And that is exactly what one blogger did, compiling a list of Google auto-complete suggestions for the phrase “Why is [fill in the state] so…”
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Researchers Having Fun: Scientists from the Primate Research Institute at Japan's Kyoto University reported in an August journal article that they had given helium gas to apes (gibbons), which, predictably, made their voices goofily high-pitched. However,...