L. V. Anderson, Slate

L. V. Anderson


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

I Learned a Lot About Myself Living Alone During the Pandemic—by Tracking Every Single Thing I Did

I like to think of this exercise as “productivity defined downward.” → Read More

Before Fleabag’s Hot Priest, Another Lustful On-Screen Father Stole My Heart

I would gladly help either of these men violate their vow of abstinence. → Read More

Why Are Doctors’ Offices So Badly Run?

Doctors who run practices are essentially business owners, but many have never learned to manage a staff. → Read More

The Washington Post’s Free Daily Is Confused About Which Gender Symbol Is Which

The Washington Post Express, the venerable newspaper’s free daily publication geared primarily at local commuters, published a cover story about the Wo ... → Read More

This German Christmas Book About an Elk Named Mr. Moose Is Perfect Fireside Fodder

When I was little, my parents kept a box of Christmas books in the attic and brought it down alongside the ornaments and lights in early December. The ... → Read More

Condé Nast Shutters Self Magazine, Which Encouraged Women to Be Confident but Also to Be Thin

Self, the Condé Nast women’s fitness magazine, is no more. Women’s Wear Daily reported on Thursday that the glossy will cease publication after Februar ... → Read More

Do You Have Information About Abortions Trump May Have Paid For? Let Us Know.

In an interview with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl that aired Sunday night, President-elect Donald Trump reiterated his intention to obliterate abortion rig ... → Read More

White Women Sold Out the Sisterhood and the World by Voting for Trump

According to CNN, 53 percent of white female voters voted for Donald Trump. Fifty-three percent. More than half of white women voted for the man who ad ... → Read More

Vacations Are Good for Workers and Their Employers. Why Don’t We Take Them?

“It’s my job to tell people to take a vacation,” said Katie Denis. She was addressing a modest crowd at the National Geographic Museum last Wednesday f ... → Read More

Managers Are Afraid to Give Women Negative Feedback—Until Women Ask for Promotions

Another day, another study showing that sexism is responsible for the earning and achievement gap between men and women in the workplace. Earlier this ... → Read More

Donald Trump and Dr. Oz Are a Match Made in Fact-Free Heaven

Donald Trump taped his segment on The Dr. Oz Show on Wednesday, and as reports from the taping dribbled out, most focused on how much Trump disclosed... → Read More

Workplace Wellness Programs Are a Total Sham

One wintry Thursday morning, I drank my coffee black. I prefer my morning joe with a lot of milk in it, but I didn’t want to mess with my glucose readi ... → Read More

Can You Trust Yourself to Make Healthful Food Choices When You’re Ordering on a Touchscreen?

If you’ve eaten at a Chili’s, Uno Pizzeria, or Applebee’s in recent years, you might have encountered a touchscreen menu: a tablet from which you can s ... → Read More

Study: Only 4 Percent of Network News Segments About Contraception Mention IUDs

Do Lester Holt, David Muir, Scott Pelley, and their evening news colleagues understand how hormonal birth control works? If they do, they rarely say so ... → Read More

Can Business Best-Sellers Tell Us How Our Bosses See the World?

Books about business are big business: Readers bought 17,155,000 of them in 2015, which gives the category about 7 percent of the adult nonfiction mark ... → Read More

Why a Woman Putting on a Chewbacca Mask Is Facebook Live’s Most-Watched Video Ever

BuzzFeed’s exploding watermelon can take a hike. There’s a new most-watched Facebook Live video of all time (and by “all time,” I of course mean “the f ... → Read More

Feeling Like an Impostor Is Not a Syndrome

In the 1970s, psychology professor Pauline Rose Clance noticed that many of the accomplished female students who sought counseling at Oberlin College, ... → Read More

Is Your Boss Reading Your Email?

Everyone knows that you shouldn’t do anything on your work computer that you wouldn’t want your boss to know about. Legally, employees have no expectat ... → Read More

The Best—and Worst—Advice One Executive Ever Got

The Ladder periodically takes a break from solving readers’ workplace problems to ask successful people about career advice: good advice they’ve gotten ... → Read More

Why Are Doctors’ Offices So Badly Run?

Doctors who run practices are essentially business owners, but many have never learned to manage a staff. → Read More