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.
Scientists know why we are so indecisive — and how to get over it
“People are generally quite bad at perceiving and using probability information.”
Brain signatures tied to appetite could reveal new treatments for depression
The direction of appetite changes matches specific neural alterations.
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.
Feeling stressed? Here are 7 simple actions to boost your mental health
Build a coping toolbox.
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.
Cultivating 2 habits in your 30s may boost mental health in old age
A new study untangles the link between inflammation and aging well.
Living near one neglected piece of urban eye candy can greatly boost mental health
Blue space regeneration efforts could reduce mental health inequalities.
Four science-backed methods to feel less tired during the day
You might not like number one.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Why one unappealing emotion can make you happier in the long run
Here’s why you should treat anger like thirst.
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.
This overlooked mental-health "hack" increases your chance of living longer
This intervention could support healthy aging across diverse groups.
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.
Four science-backed strategies to stop a vicious cycle of self-defeating thoughts
Rumination is associated with a number of mental health issues.
New ADHD research reveals clues to “maladaptive daydreaming” condition
“ADHD-like symptoms can result from MD, but they are not one and the same.”
Best diet to boost mood? A study on men and depression reveals the answer
“Diet could definitely be the first step towards recovery.”
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.