New Research: Even in the Harshest Conditions, Women Outlive Men

Is it nature or nurture? Brigid Schulte interviews the author of new research on the Better Life Blog on Slate to find out.

Experts Reveal What Makes for a Happier Holiday. Hint: It’s Not More Stuff.

Brigid Schulte talks to happiness researchers on how to make the most of what can be the most stressful time of year.

In the Midst of a Coming Elder Care Shortage, the Case for Robot Caregivers

Amanda Lenhart wrote for the Better Life Lab Channel on Slate about the positives and negatives of robots as caregivers for elders

Thanksgiving took me and my marriage to the brink. Here’s how we came back from it

Brigid Schulte writes about the often infuriating gendered division of labor

Flexible Work Alone Won’t Create Gender Equality, but These Things Might

For Flex-It week, Brigid Schulte writes about research that shows flexible work, puzzlingly, both does and doesn’t promote gender equality.

Three Reasons We Can’t Be Trusted to Set Our Own Work Schedules, and What to Do About It

Brigid Schulte has the flexibility to set her own schedule. So why is she working on Sunday? It has something to do with the “planning falla

Gender Inequality in Puerto Rico Is About to Get Worse

Alieza Durana wrote for the Better Life Lab blog on Slate on gender inequality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Four Fixes to End the Gender Pay Gap That Might Actually Work.

Haley Swenson writes for the Better Life Lab blog on Slate about four ways to fix the gender pay gap.

There’s No Excuse for All-Male Panels. Here’s How to Fix Them.

Brigid Schulte writes for the Better Life Lab Blog on Slate about diversifying all-male panels.

Imagining an Egalitarian World: A Response to Steven E. Rhoads

Brigid Schulte takes on an academic who argues that workplaces and social policy don’t need to change.

The Optimal Duration of Paid Family Leave

Brigid Schulte wrote for Slate about paid-family leave.

The Case Against Maternity Leave

Brigid Schulte writes that gender-neutral policies foster equality.