Articles written by Sophie Lloyd

This Woman is Begging For Help Dealing with Her Roommate’s Creepy Obsession

We’ve all heard tales of terrible neighbors and bizarre roommates, but this woman’s new dorm buddy has left her fearing for her life. A college student begged for advice from Slate’s agony aunt Prudence after discovering her roommate had decorated their shared room with pictures of famous serial killers.

Your Age Affects How You See This Famous Optical Illusion

It’s one of the world’s most famous optical illusions. Dubbed “My Wife and My Mother-in-Law” and “The Boring Figure” (because Edwin Boring wrote a paper about it in 1930, not because it’s dull), the picture shows both a young woman turning away and an old woman in profile, depending on how you look at it.