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  • fresh teaThe weird hegemony of “birthday cake” flavor
    When did birthday cake get so vanilla? 3 Musketeers recently announced its first new flavor in six years. It is called “Birthday Cake,” and according to the press release, it features “vanilla-flavored nougat and colorful sprinkles covered in rich milk chocolate.”This certainly sounds cake-…
    - 32 mins ago 17 Oct 18, 3:30pm -
  • fresh teaLady Gaga pegged her powerful Women in Hollywood speech to her suit. She didn’t need to.
    The suit wasn’t the empowering part — her words were. Lady Gaga was honored as one of Elle’s Women in Hollywood Monday night, yet her acceptance speech wasn’t about her film acting debut in A Star Is Born, the critically beloved movie that’s already garnering pretty serious Oscar buzz. I…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 2:30pm -
  • fresh teaWhy Google wants to sell its gadgets in Goop stores
    A pseudoscience lifestyle brand and a tech giant can get a lot from teaming up. Tucked into a blog post published on Google’s website last week, amid news about the launch of the company’s third-generation Pixel smartphone, was the information that the tech giant is “joining forces” with Gwy…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • fresh teaHow Ikea mastered the Gruen effect
    Retail stores use many tactics to get shoppers to make unplanned purchases. Researchers estimate that 50 percent of purchases are unplanned. These purchases present an opportunity for retailers who can entice consumers to deviate from their shopping lists.One of the most effective ways to influence…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 1:50pm -
  • fresh teaProminent evangelical leader on Khashoggi crisis: let’s not risk “$100 billion worth of arms sales”
    Pat Robertson urged caution over US-Saudi relations A major evangelical leader has spoken in defense of US-Saudi relations after the apparent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate, saying that America has more important things — like arms deals — to focus on.Pat Robertson,…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 1:40pm -
  • fresh teaThe migrant caravan that has Trump threatening to cut Central American aid, explained
    The Trump administration sees a group of thousands of Hondurans as a threat to the US’s “border and sovereignty” — but they haven’t even reached Mexico yet. The Trump administration is threatening to cut off aid to the government of Honduras — and possibly Guatemala and El Salvador as we…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 1:25pm -

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  • Work at Slate
    Slate is a multimedia digital publishing company focused on covering culture, technology, politics, current events, and business. Over the past 20 years our smart, witty takes have been recognized with numerous accolades and have won us industry recognition, including the National Magazine Award for…
    - 1 day ago 16 Oct 18, 1:39pm -
  • Erasing Time
    Time leaped forward on this day in 1582 following the formal adoption of the Gregorian calendar in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, where the date was advanced overnight from Oct. 4 to Oct. 15. You may use the comment thread on this page to discuss the spread of Pope Gregory’s time-tracking standard or…
    - 3 days ago 14 Oct 18, 9:01pm -
  • Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 8
    In an Oct. 12 Brow Beat, Hailey Gavin misidentified the Aladdin character Iago as Lago. She also misstated when the film will be released. It’s May 24 not March 24.In an Oct. 12 Music, Carl Wilson misstated that the Leonard Cohen song “Democracy” seemed to express anti-abortion sentiments. It…
    - 6 days ago 12 Oct 18, 1:02am -
  • Rainhill Trials
    On or about this day in 1829, an early steam locomotive called the Rocket defeated several competing designs, including a horse-powered entrant, in the Rainhill Trials, thus winning the right to service a new rail line connecting the English cities of Liverpool and Manchester. You may use the commen…
    - 10 days ago 7 Oct 18, 9:01pm -
  • Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 1
    In a October 5 Jurisprudence, Dahlia Lithwick and Susan Matthews misidentified that an Alito had clerked for the Supreme Court when in fact the clerkship was for Kavanaugh.Due to a photo provider error, an Oct. 3 Brow Beat misidentified a photograph of another actress as being of Fan Bingbing. Th…
    - 13 days ago 5 Oct 18, 1:07am -
  • A Dozen Degrees of Jacob Weisberg
    This week, Slate Group Chairman Jacob Weisberg says farewell to the magazine he joined as a writer 22 years ago. As Slate writer, editor in chief, and chief executive officer, Weisberg wrote thousands of stories and recorded scores of podcasts; in many ways, as Slate’s current Editor-in-Chief Juli…
    - 15 days ago 2 Oct 18, 1:12pm -

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