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When revealing HIV status turns deadly
Recent results from the Women's Interagency HIV Study, the largest ongoing study about women living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, found that between 24 and 78 percent of women living with HIV/AIDS report a history of domestic violence.
Why birth control is still a big idea
I spent most of my time this year advocating for better access to family planning around the world. Early on, I told everybody who would listen that I wanted to help put contraceptives back on top of the global health and development agenda. Visiting women in developing countries, however, I realized that this framing didn't quite capture my message.
Urban outfitters serves striped bass in bid for shoppers
Next month, Tommy Bahama is opening a restaurant at its new flagship store in Manhattan. Shoppers will be able to buy one of the chain's signature tropical print shirts, then order the macadamia-nut encrusted snapper.
U.S. birth rate plummets to its lowest level since 1920
The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
Was a Texas student really expelled for refusing to wear a tracking chip?
The Texas school district that began requiring its students to wear radio-frequency identification (RIFD) tracking chips this year is now facing a fight in federal court.
Could the dollar bill be on its way out?
Although the dollar bill isn’t the almighty standalone currency it used to be in terms of value, there’s something about that army-green, leather-smelling piece of paper that serves consumers well. But what if the dollar was removed from U.S. currency altogether, and we only used coins to represent it?
Man walks 300 miles to D.C. - a third time - for coal
David "Bugs" Stover, circuit clerk for Wyoming Co., West Virginia, once again walked 300 miles to Washington, D.C., to support the coal industry. While Stover didn't get a White House invitation for his one-man march, three supportive members of the West Virginia congressional delegation happily greeted him.
Strategies for Black Friday success
Black Friday is Election Day for retailers. There are winners and losers. Strategies that work and ones that don't.
Slate's Explainer: How do you get into a marijuana study?
Marijuana advocates point to 6,000 studies on cannabis in the past three years, some of which show medical promise and little risk for adults. How do you get into a marijuana study?
Same-sex marriage and the book of Leviticus
Amid concerns about voter intimidation, little mention has been made of Leviticus, that strong-arm book of the Bible that for years has tried to dictate my thoughts and actions through fear and guilt, and on Tuesday dogged my every step to the polls.
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