Ali Pattillo

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.


Does mindfulness change the brain? Research fractures structural hypothesis

“Structural brain changes are not the be-all-end-all to demonstrate that mindfulness training is useful or that it ‘does something.’”

Men's Health

Experimental therapy may mimic a key metabolic effect of exercise — mouse study

What if there was a pill that induced the positive metabolic effects of exercise?


An antidote to heartbreak? Science reveals how to hack loneliness

“Heartbreak is an opportunity.”

Big mistake

What’s in your sports supplement? New paper warns of accidental doping

It is surprisingly common to unwittingly ingest hidden ingredients in sports supplements. Here’s what you need to know.


Four low-key psychology hacks to increase life satisfaction for good

Stop and smell the roses, really.

Men's Health

Can dry scooping boost performance? Experts explain the viral workout hack

Is it a hack or is it hype?

Mind and Body

Does creatine make you stronger? How the supplement may boost athleticism

Creatine is one of the most popular sport nutrition supplements, but does it work the way people want it to? Inverse spoke to creatine users and sports performance experts to find out.


Stressed? Five psychologist-tested strategies to let it go and forgive

What to do when life kicks the crap out of you?

wise words

What is your “wisdom profile?” Scientists find a key difference in men and women

“Understanding your individual wisdom profile can be helpful in your pursuit of a meaningful and enjoyable life.”


The brain’s boss: 3 hacks to retrain your brain and find focus in 12 minutes

There is an antidote to distracted living...

Mind and Body

How to shut off your brain: 4 science-backed tips to stop thinking and relax

“One of the reasons why chatter feels so bad is it's all-consuming, and you feel trapped.”

Men's Health

Male sex hormone levels may be linked to a deadly brain condition —study

According to a recent study analyzing nearly 160,000 middle-aged men, testosterone levels can govern individuals’ risk of developing a deadly brain condition: dementia

flava flav

Grape-seed study reveals antioxidant compound may boost longevity

A new discovery, published in the journal 'Nature Metabolism,' suggests a key component of grape seeds called PCC1 can increase the health and lifespan of mice.


Covid-19 misinformation: Doctors reveal the other pandemic we're losing

Oncologist and science communicator Shikha Jain shares what it's like to spread basic scientific facts, and face harassment, bullying, and threats online.

Science & Chill

5 Netflix nature documentaries that will get you through winter

Your brain wants to be outside. Trick it with these films.


4 essential strategies to reboot your life in 2021

Self-improvement is an inside job. Here's how to start.

Longevity hacks

Lab-grown human muscle is teaching us how to live longer

Researchers discover exercise can counteract the toll of chronic inflammation.


Will the national mask mandate stop Covid-19? What scientists predict

Public health experts say Biden's national mask mandate is both symbolic and practically meaningful in fighting Covid-19.

Spiritual science

Study finds 2 psychological factors influence supernatural encounters

"What we experience is shaped by how we pay attention."


Music gives the brain a crucial connective advantage

"We can change the way our brains are wired."