Ali is a health and science reporter based in New York City. Previously, Ali covered health at CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2019 and Dartmouth College in 2017.
10.19.2020 5:16 PM
Why the brain can overvalue a happy ending — study
A new study shows one brain bias is screwing with decision making.
10.19.2020 12:00 PM
Meet the young people who may never smell again because of Covid-19
One of the earliest and most prevalent signs of Covid-19 is the loss of taste and smell. How losing those vital senses transforms life as people know it.
10.18.2020 1:00 PM
Science reveals the perfect time to drink coffee for a healthy metabolism
"Knowing this can have important health benefits for us all."
10.17.2020 1:00 PM
3 steps to make feedback go from painful to productive
“Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement."
Mind and Body
10.16.2020 10:10 PM
Four ways nature can boost your physical health
Spending time outside has powerful physiological benefits that last long after you're back inside.
10.14.2020 6:50 PM
One factor may determine the best way to lose weight
Fitness routines need to be tailored to you based on one key characteristic, a new study suggests.
10.12.2020 3:00 PM
2 chemicals may shape human perception more than previously thought — study
"Dopamine and serotonin carry perceptual information at timescales never before imagined."
10.10.2020 1:00 PM
Effective leaders all share this "character" trait
"Don't get confused between competence and character, because character will swallow competence every day."
10.8.2020 3:00 PM
One evolutionary advantage screws with food choices today
"This memory bias may still influence how we navigate modern food settings today."
10.6.2020 10:30 PM
Coronavirus and the flu: Four factors make Covid-19 way more lethal
"Estimates show that the mortality rate of Covid-19 is approximately
10 times higher
than that of the flu."
10.5.2020 11:00 PM
One type of exercise has 6 brain boosting effects
"Exercise makes you happy and focused."
10.5.2020 11:00 AM
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: How a young, Black marine biologist turned imposter syndrome into real change
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
, now an influential marine biologist, didn't always feel like she belonged.
10.3.2020 1:00 PM
The truth about confidence: 4 steps to calibrate self-perception
“To calibrate your confidence, it is enormously helpful to grow comfortable in the gray zone.”
better, faster, stronger
10.2.2020 8:30 PM
Why exercise is a "powerful tool" to manage mental health
Why exercise can be a "powerful tool."
10.1.2020 6:00 PM
Scientists discover the origin of thirst in the brain
"It’s incredible to discover new kinds of body–brain communication."
9.29.2020 11:00 PM
New study reveals an unintended side effect of intermittent fasting
Researchers challenge the assumption that this popular diet regimen promotes healthy weight loss.
9.26.2020 2:30 PM
How to break bad habits in 3 steps, according to science
Instead of changing your thinking, change your environment.
9.26.2020 11:00 AM
Can baths improve your health? Scientists find a surprisingly positive effect
"Aside from diet and exercise, heat therapy might be promising."
pour one out
9.23.2020 6:16 PM
Scientists find a troubling link between binge drinking and brain dysfunction
Excessive alcohol can disrupt brain signaling, fueling anxiety.
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9.23.2020 12:00 AM
Flu shot season: When, where, and why to get vaccinated
The flu vaccine is a vital tool to fight Covid-19. Here's how to prepare for the 'twindemic.'
Mind and Body
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