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Slate: Elevating the beer cocktail
The big wet story of this incandescent summer concerns your ice-cold beer, America. Ask yourself: Has that pint in your hand been sugared or spiced or juiced up? Repurposed as a mixer? Elevated with a jigger of liquor?
Forget movie critics, mindless Internet chatter predicts blockbusters and bombs
Why did "The Avengers" blow the roof off the box office, while "Battleship" sank to the bottom of the sea? Blame internet chatter. The number of times a film is mentioned in blog posts and social media strongly reflects how much money it is pulling in at the box office, according to a new model developed by Japanese physicists.
As kids leave home, many parents may need to grow up, too
While it can be hard to watch your children head off for sleepovers or sleepaway camp, such an event is a healthy and important step, says a clinical psychologist at Children's National Medical Center.
TV increasingly used as babysitter, researcher says
Parents may have the noblest of intentions and consider television and video programs to be a rich source of educational value for their children. But in truth, says one researcher, they're primarily using the video screen as a convenient and cheap babysitter.
Young preacher embraces childhood, religious calling
Ezekiel Stoddard, age 11, is one of a centuries-long tradition of child preachers, long a subject of fascination and debate.
Organic candy: Satisfying a sweet tooth
No matter how much knowledge he gained, or weight he lost, Howard Slatkin could not silence that little voice in his head, so familiar to anyone who has dropped a lot of pounds. It kept saying, "I want something sweet. I want more," says Slatkin, who ended up founding an organic candy company.
Moms and dads differ on how to help adult children
Just in time for parents who are welcoming home college graduates this summer, a new survey finds that mothers are more likely to talk about finances with their adult children while fathers are more likely to quietly slip the kids money.
How effective are prescription warning labels?
When you take a prescription medication, there may be warnings on the label that caution users about possible harmful side effects. Do we read them? Apparently, many of us never even see them.
Dear grads: None of you is special
The world loves a hostile or challenging graduation speech, one that eschews the warmth and supportiveness and grand inspirational sweep of the usual thing.
Slate: The universal signal for hitchhiking
When did sticking your thumb out become the universal gesture for hitchhiking?
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