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Mardi Gras and Multitasking: More in Common Than It Seems

David Ropeik | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

We ought to worry what the constant cognitive Mardi Gras of our über-connected/multitasking existence is doing to our social and intellectual health, to our decision making, and even literally to our safety.

Creationists Can't Be Scientists

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Creationism is part of the larger crusade within the religious right to make "biblical literalism" Christian doctrine and federal law. To espouse it is to preclude practicing science.

Basically Every Single Hairstyle Prince Has Ever Had, In One Chart

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts

By Forrest Wickman Over the course of his 35-plus years in music, Prince has found a lot of ways to be funky. Case in point: His hair, which he’s...

Looking Into the Gazes of the Blind

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts

By David Rosenberg While the power of the gaze is often admired in portraiture, there is still a mystery, or perhaps a fear, of trying to capture t...

Safe Shmafe: How Slate's Latest Article on Pesticides Got It (Really) Wrong

Kristin Wartman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Why wouldn't we seek to further regulate all toxic substances on our foods, whether organic or not, rather than concluding we might as well eat the conventional foods?

Slate Errs Big Time In Article On BBQ & Cancer

Meathead | Posted 01.31.2014 | Taste

Your article is the type of thing that scares consumers and serves to confuse not enlighten. For what reason? Because one Slate columnist wanted to start a fire and obscure the facts with smoke?

40 Years Of Photography Destroyed By Hurricane Sandy

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.29.2014 | Arts

By Alyssa Coppelman The stories that continue to surface about the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy include photographer Randy Taylor, who lo...

14 Things The Republican Party Just Doesn't Get About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

In an era of soaring income inequality, stagnant wage growth and a dismal job market, the Republican Party has decided that its hard-line, welfare-moc...

Make Your Selfies Mindful Instead Of Mindless

Posted 01.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It happens at concerts, on vacation and, apparently, at funerals. Even President Obama has been caught in the act. The selfie has reached total ubiqui...

What Parents' Google Searches Reveal About Sexism

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

By Amanda Marcotte for Slate One of the unintended consequences of the digital era is that it leaves a historically unprecedented pile of evidence ...

The Weird and Wonderful World of Animal Shows

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher Photographer Amy Lombard grew up in a house filled with pets and has always loved animals. After finishing a series on IKEA ...

Stunning Photos Of Life Along The River Gambia

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 12.29.2013 | Arts

By Alyssa Coppelman Jason Florio’s travels around the Republic of the Gambia read like tales of adventure from centuries past. Florio, along with...

What Sunday Worship In A Southern Storefront Church Actually Looks Like

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher Images of African-American religious gatherings are often characterized by a certain feverish, ecstatic energy. Photographer K...

Santa Is White, Really!

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Both Kelly and Harris also remind us, if inadvertently and in their own unique ways, that we all want the same things: heroes, real or imagined, with whom we can identify. The real issue is figuring out, and dare I say, expanding, with whom we can identify.

Don't Give Up on MOOCs

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Sebastian Thrun's mid-course correction of Udacity, as chronicled at length in last week's Fast Company profile by Max Chafkin, has stirred consternat...

No One Brings Dinner When Your Daughter Is An Addict

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents

Written by Larry M. Lake for Slate When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, we ate well. Mary Beth and I had both read the terrifying patholo...

Graphic Photos Of Voodoo Rituals In Haiti

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg In 1998, 16 years after he first became interested in visiting Haiti, photographer Anthony Karen made his first of what would be...

Mesmerizing Photos From The Largest Spiritualist Community In The World

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.02.2013 | Arts

By Alyssa Coppelman As a teenager, photographer Shannon Taggart was introduced to the world of spiritualism after a medium told her cousin details ...

REPORT: At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns Since The Newtown Shooting

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Crime

On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza -- armed with his mother's guns -- stormed into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and murdered ...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About #%!@% Car Seats

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate There are many things we do in private that we hope others never see. Installing a car seat is up there f...

Why Don't We Start Telling Men Not To Drink As Rape Prevention?

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Tyler Kingkade

Yoffe mentions that she's spoken with a three recent college graduates who were the survivors of assaults. Great. But after I spoke with dozens of current and former students who survived sexual violence, I have a much different take than the solution being these women should drink less.

Glenn Beck Wants You To Push Your Kid 'Up Against The Wall'

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents

By Amanda Marcotte for Slate Glenn Beck worked himself into a tirade on his talk show Wednesday, telling his large and worshipful audience to push...

The Day I Took A Leap Of Faith In Medicine

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents

Written by Danielle Ofri for Slate. When my son was 18 months old, his doctor recommended that he get tympanostomy tubes in his ears because of re...

Knocking on Heaven's Door: My Near-Death Experience

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

If Vicki hadn't insisted on rushing me to the hospital, there is a good chance I would have died.

At the Zoo, Dreaming of Home

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher The captive primates in Anne Berry's photographs don't look too happy, but she's not advocating against zoos. "I t...