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.
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Ancient stone tools found in India tell an inspiring story about early humans
Sarah Sloat
We were not meant to survive this.
Sunday Scaries
Scientists explain the cognitive techniques to use if you want to feel present
Sarah Sloat
Research indicates practicing to be more present will leave you better off.
Grandpa?
“Super-archaics:" Meet the humans who may have mated with your ancestors
Sarah Sloat
These ancient humans were likely the first inhabitants of Eurasia.
Sunday Scaries
Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier illustrates what anxiety feels like in 'Guts'
Sarah Sloat
"It's a true story I’ve been telling for many years."
Sunday Scaries
Brain scans show the secret to maintaining long-term love
Sarah Sloat
What happens if your love life is less about spring fever and more about old flames.
Meet the family
Ancient "ghost" DNA identified in living humans
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Scientists don't know what type of human this was.
Not chill
Vape study reveals troubling link between marijuana and false memories
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These findings are deeply problematic in the context of crime.
Sunday Scaries
5 diet tweaks that can help mental health, according to a psychiatrist
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An interview with nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Uma Naidoo.
Sunday Scaries
How to find and pick the right therapist for you
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Let's start with how to know what you're looking for.
These old bones
9,990-year-old skull may rewrite ancient American history
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The woman the bones belonged to was markedly different to other ancient Americans.
A gut feeling
Microbiome and mental health: Study links gut bacteria to personality
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The population of microorganisms in your gut may predict your personality.
Ask a psychologist
‘The Good Place:’ The science behind becoming a more moral person
Sarah Sloat
Faking can indeed be making...
Retrain your brain
Anxiety from the news: A psychologist explains how to cope with it in 2020
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Coping with stress caused by the news cycle is manageable if we know how to address it.
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Humans are still evolving: 3 examples of recent adaptations
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Evolution waits for no man.
Meet the family
Everyone is a little Neanderthal, new study proves
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For the first time, scientists have clear evidence of Neanderthal ancestry in African populations.
Look on the bright side
Try this mental technique to make your life better
Sarah Sloat
Silver linings can benefit the brain.
Just For Men
The HPV guide for men
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Experts say men just don't know enough about HPV. Let's change that.
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
Controversial theory explains the link between Wuhan coronavirus and snakes
Sarah Sloat
A new study sheds light on the possible origins of the mystery virus.
Mind and Body
The psychological reason why clothes can make or break you
Sarah Sloat
What you wear is intrinsically tied to subtle status cues.