Skip to main content
Get your Wikispaces Classroom now:
the easiest way to manage your class.
Pages and Files
Interesting Articles from 2010 and earlier
Interesting Articles from 2011
Add "All Pages"
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.
10 Things Job Applicants Should Know
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?
In "Game of Thrones," a language to make the world feel real
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
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.
The Art and Trickery of Persuasion
The Ticking Clock and Other Physical Tactics
Negotiating with Jerks and Liars
Closing the Deal
The Gender Divide:
**//Slate//**’s Negotiation Academy Episode 7
Location, Location, Negotiation:
Slate's Negotiation Academy Episode 8
Negotiating with Kids
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
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"