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W. E. B. Du Bois, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual

<i>The Quest of the Silver Fleece</i>, published in 1911, is the first of five novels that W. E. B. Du Bois published over the course of his long life. In …

Higher Education

Very Unattractive People Earn Significantly More Money, According to a New Study

Your looks might not let you down, at least when it comes to money.<p>It’s no secret that life can be easier for beautiful people. Studies have shown …

Psychology

What It's Really Like To Lose Your Virginity On Your Wedding Night

While it was once unheard of to know someone who'd had premarital sex (or, at least, someone willing to admit it), many millennials would now be …

Relationships

A letter to... my husband’s girlfriend

I hope this doesn’t come as too much of a shock, this letter from your boyfriend’s wife. It is clear that I don’t exist in your world. At least not in the present tense. You must have gathered that someone gave birth to his son. Presumably you believe me to be dead.<p>I am not dead. We live together, …

Family

How to use sexting to improve your marriage

Tips for getting the conversation started — and making sure it remains for their eyes only.<p>What was the last text you sent your spouse? "Have a good day." "Can you grab milk on your way home?" "I'll pick up the kids today."<p>It may be time to get your mind out of your to-do list and into the …

Relationships

‘Deepfake’ celebrity porn has crept back onto PornHub

The furor around deepfakes, porn videos that use machine learning to convincingly edit celebrities into sex scenes, has largely died down since many …

Internet

Extra Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Jamie's Feast

This extra moist chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is so rich, creamy, and so delicious! If you are a chocolate lover, then this is one of your …

Dessert

21 People On What Marriage And Kids Do To Your Sex Life

"Sometimes we’re on fire and other times we’ve had to physically put it on our calendars and schedule sex."<p>To show that there is no normal when it comes to sex after kids, we asked people of all ages, genders, and sexualities to describe the nitty-gritty of what their sex lives looked like after …

Living Rooms

11 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Thailand

While fluent English speakers make up only 15 to 20 percent of Thailand’s population, many more locals know enough to give directions, make …

Asia Travel

Suze Orman: When it comes to buying a car, ‘plenty of you are being downright dumb'

Your approach to buying a car can say a lot about your commitment to building financial security, says former CNBC host, best-selling author and …

Personal Finance

4 Telltale Signs You're Negotiating With Somebody Who Is Dishonest

Never assume it's the truth just because you like what you're hearing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A necessary element to running a successful, enduring business is to work with people who posses high levels of integrity. Success that sustains is built upon …

Body Language

Mark Your Calendars — This Is When You'll Get Your Life Back After Kids

Last weekend, on a gloomy Sunday, my family, which includes myself, my husband, our 7-year-old daughter, and our 4-year-old son, was eager for an activity. We ruled out a movie since my daughter was convinced every children's film currently in theaters was too scary. My son's idea of finally …

Kids

Meet the ‘exploding ant,’ which sacrifices itself for its colony

It’s not easy being a bug, especially one as small as an ant. The list of potential predators is lengthy for the diminutive creatures, so it’s no wonder they’ve developed an arsenal of defense mechanisms including painful bites, stings and overpowering enemies by sheer numbers.<p>But one newly …

Biology

Women Bring Backup to the Doctor to ‘Testify’ to Their Symptoms

Credit: Illustration by Brittany England<p>“She has a really high pain tolerance,” my mother told the emergency room doctor. “Like really high.”<p>He had …

Mental Health

Why Does Sex Feel So Good, Anyway?

There's a reason that sex toy shops choose names like Pleasure Chest, Good Vibrations, and Sugar. All of these words invoke the tingling, …

Sexuality

The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves

Fellow doctors have been some of the most prominent defenders of J. Marion Sims, the controversial “father of gynecology.”<p>Their names—at least the ones we know—were Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey. There were other women, but their identities have been forgotten.<p>The man whose name appears in medical …

Black History

These Detailed Sexual Fantasies Are Better Than Fifty Shades Of Grey

Even if you think you’re not kinky, there’s a chance your brain might be. And when it comes to getting turned on and orgasming, our brains deserve …

Fifty Shades of Grey

Am I nonbinary?

Many people choose to define their gender outside of the traditional categories of male and female. Nonbinary is a term used to describe someone who …

LGBTQI

Six of the best children’s meals

<b>Coconut fish fingers with fresh mango chutney (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>10 min</b><br>Serves <b>4 (2 adults, 2 children)</b><p><b>50g desiccated coconut</b><b><br>50g dry breadcrumbs</b><b><br>500g white fish fillets</b> (cod, coley or pollock work well), skinned, boned and cut into bite-size strips<b><br>1 egg</b>, lightly beatenwith 1 tbsp water<b><br>50g</b> …

Whitefish

Vaginal Seeding: What Is It And Why Is It So Controversial?

Vaginal seeding is a birthing trend growing in popularity. But could it do more harm than good?<p>Whether it’s a lotus birth (leaving the umbilical cord ‘uncut’) or doing a Kourtney Kardashian and eating your own placenta, birthing trends are only growing in popularity, with each one claiming to be …

Pregnancy

How Do I Get My 15-Year-Old to Care?

About, like, anything?<p><i>Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@gmail.com.</i><p><b>Dear</b> …

Parenting

Of Course Jesus Is Black: ‘That S**t Doesn’t Happen To White People’

A British comedy series took on both race and religion in a sketch about a white churchgoer who seeks help and encounters Jesus. But the savior wasn’t what he expected.<p>Jesus was black.<p>“Have you heard my story?” Jesus asked. “I was arrested by a mob of angry government officials and beaten for a …

Comedy Series

Why a Statue of the 'Father of Gynecology' Had to Come Down

J. Marion Sims’s advances in medical science were made through experimentation on enslaved women.<p>J. Marion Sims is known as the “father” of modern gynecology, and also as a monster. On Tuesday, the city of New York took down a statue honoring Sims in Central Park and will move it to his grave, …

Black History

How to Teach a Kindergartner to Report Bullying But Not Tattle

Parents don’t want to raise a snitch, but they want kids safe from bullies. It takes nuance to teach the difference between tattling and reporting a …

Parenting

This is the most important quality in a romantic partner, apparently

According to a psychologist<p>When it comes to finding a partner there are lots of things we look for – is he kind? Does he look like Brad Pitt? Funny? …

Relationships

Britain's most prolific mistress reveals holiday photos from a luxury year travelling the world thanks to her rich married lovers

Britain's most prolific mistress has revealed photos of her year travelling the world's most exotic locations thanks to her rich married …

Travel

My family has a Nazi past. I see that ideology returning across Europe

In Germany and elsewhere, younger generations are becoming indifferent to the history of fascism. This is how the far right thrives<p>In Aistersheim, a village in north-west Austria, a pale yellow castle towers over a frozen lake, as if out of a fairy tale. It looks like it might be awaiting royal …

Europe

7 Ways to Help an Angry Child

It's tough to know how to help an angry child. But some children—despite their small size—seem to have an endless supply of anger buried inside …

Anger Management

America’s Views on Abortion Are Undergoing a Generational Shift

One of the great ironclad rules of U.S. public opinion is that attitudes toward the legality of abortion don’t change much over time. And even as the …

Abortion

Our gender obsession is not serving us well. Are we ready for gender creative parenting?

I don’t know if I would have the energy to constantly explain my radical choice, but I think kids would take it in their stride<p>I spend a <i>lot</i> of time thinking about gender stereotypes and their implications. I want my two daughters, aged three and five, to avoid the pitfalls of modern femininity, so …

Parenting