Sarah Sloat

Sarah is a writer based in Brooklyn. She has previously written for The New Republic, Pacific Standard, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She likes cheese especially when paired with a full-bodied joke.
Sunday scaries
Covid-19: This simple act is the most patriotic thing you can do right now
Sarah Sloat
Experts explain what it will take to convince anti-mask people to cover up.
Pride
Powerful mental health tips for LGBTQ individuals and their allies
Sarah Sloat
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental health hurdles, mental health professionals can offer some advice.
Sunday Scaries
Why scientists want you to realize that being sensitive is a good thing
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"Society desperately needs people with these skills."
Truth hurts
Study inspired by the "Hot Crazy Matrix" explains perplexing dating choices
Sarah Sloat
Evolutionary psychology can explain why dark triad traits get passed on.
Sunday scaries
Covid-19: A grief expert explains how to process the “unfathomable amount of loss”
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Camille Wortman is an expert on grief and bereavement. She talks to Inverse about collective grief during Covid-19 and how to support people who are mourning.
They dead.
5 theories on why Neanderthals went extinct
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There's a reason we're the only humans left on Earth.
Mind and Body
The psychological reason why clothes can make or break you
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What you wear gives subtle cues about your status — and others judge you accordingly.
#BlackBirdersWeek
Black Birders Week responds to racism with a celebration of Black naturalists
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"We organized and made a movement."
Sunday scaries
Scientists explain why stress can age you on a cellular level
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A telomere study exemplifies why mental health is simply health.
23 and You
23andMe Neanderthal report links “modern” behavior traits to our ancient cousins
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"I think they were a lot like us."
Good boys
Covid-19 is affecting shelter dogs — for better and for worse
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Animal rescue groups explain how the pandemic has changed operations.
Sunday scaries
A scientist explains the link between cooking and positive mental health
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Why baking is better for your brain than microwaving a meal.
Sunday Scaries
3 experts explain how you can combat quarantine fatigue
Sarah Sloat
“We just kind of have to roll with it and keep trying to make the adjustments that will help us withstand it all.”
Blank page
To manage coronavirus stress, experiment with a tried-and-true strategy
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Expressive writing can benefit both physical and mental health.
Glow up
Scientists hack bioluminescence to create glowing houseplants
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Forget twinkle lights. The mood lighting of the future will emit from plants.
Sunday Scaries
Sleep and Covid-19: Experts offer 7 tips for not feeling so exhausted
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“Mood and sleep are very tightly interwoven and difficult to tease apart.”
Brain gain
Scientists make a spectacular discovery about the origin of language in the brain
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A new study reveals when the human language pathway first emerged.
Be well
Want to strengthen your immune system? Consider your feelings
Sarah Sloat
Want to strengthen your immune system? Consider your feelings.
Go with the flow
The Monterey Bay Aquarium dives into something new: meditation
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“The tide still comes and goes, the jellies keep on drifting, and the fish keep swimming.”
Rest easy
You're young -- do you need a will?
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You can't take it with you, so save your family the drama and dole it out.