How Not To Apologize--Rush Limbaugh’s statement on Sandra Fluke was a textbook example of what not to say.

When the Facts Don't Matter--Same-sex marriage isn't hurting anyone. So why are so many people still afraid of it?

Can dogs tell when we’re talking to them?

Have we met? Tracing the origins of face blindness

Catchphrase Executioner-Bad sex jargon, horrible “occupy” jokes, and other terrible things we said this year.

NYT: 10 Things Job Applicants Should Know

NYT: As Facebook Aims at Millions of Users, Some are Content to Sit Out

The loud American I swore I’d never be--When I moved from Canada people mocked me for my "aboots." I promised I wouldn't change. I was wrong

More college women speak in creaks, thanks to pop stars

What if there were rules for Science Journalism?

NYT: In "Game of Thrones," a language to make the world feel real

Smithsonian: The Science of Sarcasm? Yeah, Right--How do humans separate sarcasm from sincerity? Research on the subject is leading to insights about how the mind works. Really

NYT: Software that Listens for Lies

The evolution of deceit New discoveries show that fibs and self-deception are central to our evolutionary strategy. An expert explains

How to Read Body Language to Reveal the Underlying Truth in Almost Any Situation

Being too polite to your waitress may cost you money

Introducing //**Slate**//’s Negotiation Academy--A series of short podcasts to teach you the basic rules for getting the best deal.

Schmoozing as Strategy: **//Slate//**’s Negotiation Academy--Episode 2 of our series on haggling like the pros.
Episode 3: The Art and Trickery of Persuasion
Episode 4: The Ticking Clock and Other Physical Tactics
Episode 5: Negotiating with Jerks and Liars
Episode 6: Closing the Deal
The Gender Divide: **//Slate//**’s Negotiation Academy Episode 7
Location, Location, Negotiation: Slate's Negotiation Academy Episode 8
Episode 9: Negotiating with Kids
Episode 10: Negotiating for Salary

Attention Must Be Paid--How the Internet is changing how people listen. Interesting example of a definition paper.


Not Sharing Is Caring--Facebook's terrible plan to get us to share everything we do on the Web.


A vegetarian's guide to talking to carnivores--Updated: If you decide to quit eating meat, you'll need to brace yourself for these absurd arguments

Cryptophasia--The secrets of twin speak.

Are There Hidden Messages in Pronouns? James Pennebaker says computers reveal secret patterns.

That's So Mysto--What makes slang stick?

How to Beat the High Costs of Dialing Abroad

A soothing voice can change your hormones…but a text message won’t

Can a redesign make us eat better? A look at the creative process behind the colorful new FDA nutrition labels

The dirty words we dare not say--My parents instilled in me a bone-deep hatred of gross terminology. It makes being a grown-up tricky sometimes

Being Tony Plush--Finding redemption through Nyjer Morgan's gentleman alter ego.

Slowpoke-How to be a faster writer.

Lying is part of child's development, study confirms

New for Aspiring Doctors, the People Skills Test


Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media: A small but growing cadre of educators is trying to exploit Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion.

Peer pressure can actually change your memories

Google unveils next social network feat
Google+ faces uphill climb vs. Facebook

The Bilingual Advantage: Interview with Ellen Bialystok. By CLAUDIA DREIFUS: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.

Your Name Impacts How Others Judge You
What Does Your Name Tell Others About You?

Liking Is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts.: NY Times op-ed.

Superbrands' success fuelled by sex, religion and gossip

Science reveals what you need to do to talk people into anything