Is it really possible to not know you're pregnant until the birth?
Trish Staine had just finished running 10 miles while training for a half-marathon when she started going into labor. The mother of three said she hadn't gained any weight or felt any fetal movement in the months before and had no idea she was pregnant. Is it possible for a woman not to know she's pregnant before she starts giving birth?
When is a nightgown appropriate in the office?
Who among us hasn't wondered if pajama pants are OK in the winter? What about clingy, see-through blouses for spring? And now that it's almost summer, what about nightgowns? Specifically, what about midthigh-length, straw-colored cotton nightgowns at work?
How to shield calls, chats, browsing from surveillance
If you have followed the startling revelations about the scope of the U.S. government's surveillance efforts, you may have thought you were reading about the end of privacy. But even when faced with the most ubiquitous of modern surveillance, there are ways to keep your communications away from prying eyes.
Google shuts down SMS search, angers people who had forgotten it existed
Instead of texting back search results, Google responds with a short message noting that the service "has been shutdown" (sic) and that you can continue to search the Web by visiting google.com (duh).
Do school bus drivers undergo background checks?
Castro was a school bus driver from 1991 to 2012, during which time he was accused of domestic violence. Do they perform background checks on school bus drivers?
Slate: New "Facebook phone" is now selling for 99 cents
Less than a month after it launched, the new "Facebook phone" is on sale for 99 cents with a two-year AT&T contract.
Why do so many European countries still have monarchs?
European monarchs are largely powerless. Why do so many countries keep them around?
Need a reply fast? Email someone unhappy
People who tend to use positive, upbeat language in their messages - like "care" and "amazing" - only respond to 47 percent of their emails within 24 hours.
Slate: Parenting advice from Uncle Sam
In an era of high child mortality and chronically poor health, as well as rapidly changing norms for childrearing, the U.S. Children's Bureau was seen as a salvation.
Slate: 15 facts about our planet
We live on the surface of this great giant space-borne water-laden spinning rock, separated from the rest of the Universe beneath a thin veil of nitrogen and oxygen molecules. Even though you're immersed in its influence, what do you really know about the Earth?
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