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Wherever You Go, Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows

Remember Pig-Pen? The little kid from Charles Schulz's <i>Peanuts</i> cartoons who walked around in a cloud of dirt? Well, the human body does spew a cloud, but instead of dirt it contains millions of microorganisms.<p>"It turns out that that kid is all of us," says James Meadow, a microbial ecologist who led …

Microbiology

The story of Windows 10 from inside Microsoft

The company's latest trick: listening to its users<p><b>Windows 10 has a lot to live up to</b>. Microsoft has made a lot of promises about it. And oddly enough, we’ve heard most of them before, with Windows 8. Both were designed to acknowledge and embrace mobile and mobile apps, work well on touchscreens as …

Windows Phone

The Curse of the Celebrity Nanny

A new report says Gwen Stefani’s marriage to Gavin Rossdale ended because of his multi-year affair with their babysitter. Has the celebrity nanny …

Robin Williams

How a Small Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.<p><b>NEW ORLEANS —</b> As Hurricane Katrina barreled toward the coast, small-time drug dealer Jabbar Gibson …

Microsoft is launching a site to help teachers master 'Minecraft'

<i>Minecraft</i> has proven to be an invaluable tool for educators and students. Not only is the game popular with children and adults, but its open, customisable nature means it can be used for all sorts of different purposes. Like learning to code, understanding Britain's geography and reimagining …

Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you're well aware of the beverage's staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.<p>For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. "I was working on another commission …

Coffee

The Story Behind New York Magazine’s Powerful Cosby Cover

New York mag’s photography director, Jody Quon, on the cover’s creation and hearing the women’s stories firsthand.<p>By now you’ve likely seen the cover of this week’s <i>New York</i> Magazine. Thirty-five of the 46 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault appear on the cover, dressed in …

Photo Essays

Drew Barrymore Reveals the One Thing People Don't Tell You About Motherhood

On top of being the ultimate #girlboss, Drew Barrymore is the mom of two daughters, Frankie and Olive. But as adorable as her tots are, being a …

Parenting

Crash Course: 8 Ways to Discipline Your Kids

Whether you’re a parent or babysitter sometimes you need a go-to trick or two—or three— when it comes to discipline. All families develops their own …

Parenting

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

He sold America on a West Coast gangster fantasy — and embodied it. Then the bills came due<p>On March 20th, inside the high-security wing of Los …

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

OpenCourseware

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

Aging

Quaaludes: from Bill Cosby to the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

By now, everyone knows about the allegations against Bill Cosby. During the past year, dozens of women have come forward accusing the comedian of rape. Dating back decades to Cosby’s time as a television star, the accusations often follow a similar pattern: They begin with an innocuous-looking …

Bill Cosby

Why Selfies Are Good for Girls

They may be the greatest visual feminist act since the famous bra burners of the '70s unsnapped and lit up.<p>Last month on a solo work trip to France I spent an afternoon sightseeing and politely rejecting multiple offers from members of the group I was with to take my picture for me. A mostly older …

Photos From Pamplona Capture The Danger And Drama Of The Annual Running Of The Bulls

In the first days of Spain's San Fermin festival, not everyone's prayers to the saint were answered.<p>During Tuesday's running of the bulls, the festival's most famous attraction, three people were gored and eight others were injured.<p>Two Americans, ages 27 and 38, and one Briton, also 38, were gored …

If Male Actors Were Described The Way Female Actors Are

Magazine profiles love detailing the way female celebrities purr their oyster orders and encase their svelte figures in flowing, all-white pantsuits. But what about the men?<p>As former stripper <b>Channing Tatum</b> stands in his expansive, glistening marble kitchen putting the finishing touches on his …

The woman who barely sleeps

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

Mutations

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

Greece votes “no”—absolutely no one knows what comes next

Greece voted overwhelmingly against enduring more austerity in exchange for a new round of bailout funding from its creditors. With roughly 91% of the vote in more than 61% of voter cast their ballot against the deal, in a victory for Greece’s left-leaning government and a rebuke to the troubled …

Europe

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Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Trap of “Abortion Reversal” Ruth Graham A newly touted procedure might let women halt the effects of the abortion pill. It’s sparking …

Scott Pruitt

Easy Techniques To Help Kids Be Grateful

A petition to remove Ellen Pao as Reddit CEO has added more than 100,000 signatures in 3 days

An online petition asking Reddit to oust interim CEO Ellen Pao has added more than 100,000 signatures since Friday, when news broke that a popular employee of the site was suddenly gone and volunteer moderators shut down hundreds of the site's communities in protest.<p>On Friday, Reddit users …

Internet

What All Women (and Men) Can Learn From Sheryl Sandberg's Marriage

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has told women, "Who you marry is the single most important career decision you make." And she's right: A study of Harvard Business School graduates (Sandberg received her M.B.A. from Harvard, coincidentally) found that husbands—not kids—were more likely to hold women …

Sheryl Sandberg