Sarah Sloat

Sarah Sloat is a former senior science editor at Inverse. She managed the Innovation, Science, and Mind and Body verticals. Sarah also writes Sunday Scaries, a mental health newsletter that's the weekend edition of Inverse Daily. Prior to the role, she was the Mind and Body editor and a senior staff writer.

When not reading her team's incredible work, she's reporting on the environment, ancient humans, and health. Her favorite stories are the weird ones. You can also find her bylines at The New Republic, Pacific Standard, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Bustle. She's worked extensively as a fact-checker and science consultant, most recently on Marvel's The Unstoppable Wasp. Embarrassingly, she's also performed comedy at Caveat and Upright Citizens Brigade. If you're looking for someone to chat science on your radio show or panel, she's done that, too.

Sunday Scaries

Scientists know why we are so indecisive — and how to get over it

“People are generally quite bad at perceiving and using probability information.”

Sunday Scaries

Brain signatures tied to appetite could reveal new treatments for depression

The direction of appetite changes matches specific neural alterations.

Sunday Scaries

Emotional intelligence might make you more resilient, but there’s a catch

Here’s why a better way to measure emotional intelligence could improve relationships.

Sunday Scaries
Sunday Scaries

How to tell if a therapist is right for you: 7 questions you need to ask

Research suggests the relationship between a therapist and their client is perhaps as powerful as the treatment itself.

Sunday Scaries

Cultivating 2 habits in your 30s may boost mental health in old age

A new study untangles the link between inflammation and aging well.

Sunday Scaires

Living near one neglected piece of urban eye candy can greatly boost mental health

Blue space regeneration efforts could reduce mental health inequalities.

Sunday Scaries
Sunday Scaries

The Rehearsal riffs on exposure therapy, but the real deal is powerful

The Rehearsal makes a tantalizing promise to its subjects. But how seriously can we take its premise?

Sunday Scaries

What are the physical signs of anxiety? Why your body’s cues may throw you off

How we feel about what is going on with our bodies is not always correct.

Sunday Scaries

How to boost grit: 3 psychology-based habits to strengthen your resolve

Grit is the combination of passion and perseverance, expressed over a long period of time.

The Viking Issue

A maiden king? Dust and bones may reveal the true power of Viking women

While the allure of female warriors and maiden-kings is obvious, this view of power shown in pop culture doesn’t tell the whole story.

Sunday Scaries
Sunday Scaries

Why scientists think these dietary supplements may help treat depression

While probiotics alone aren’t the cure, they could help as an add-on to other treatments.

Sunday Scaries

This overlooked mental-health "hack" increases your chance of living longer

This intervention could support healthy aging across diverse groups.

Sunday Scaries

People isolated from society have divergent levels of certain blood molecules

Hikikomori was first thought to be a Japanese-specific sociocultural effect, but experts now say it is a worldwide phenomenon.

Sunday Scaires

Four science-backed strategies to stop a vicious cycle of self-defeating thoughts

Rumination is associated with a number of mental health issues.

Sunday Scaries

New ADHD research reveals clues to “maladaptive daydreaming” condition

“ADHD-like symptoms can result from MD, but they are not one and the same.”

Sunday Scaries

Best diet to boost mood? A study on men and depression reveals the answer

“Diet could definitely be the first step towards recovery.”

Sunday Scaries

Scientists reveal 2 perilous side effects of poor mental health on one vital organ

There is a bidirectional relationship between mental health and heart health.