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.


MDMA Changes the Brain — But Scientists Still Don’t Know Its Full Potential

Inverse speaks to science journalist Rachel Nuwer about the power of MDMA and how it changes the brain.

Sunday Scaries

Even Just a Little of This 1 Overlooked Activity Can Dramatically Reduce Depression

Gardening is good for you — but with these additions you can augment the experience.

Sunday Scaries

New Study Hints at Why Some People And Not Others Feel More Anxious After Drinking

Here’s why you should care about this “harm paradox effect.”

Sunday Scaries

Taking a Vacation Is Seriously Good For Your Brain — But Only If You Do It Right

Say it with us: Vacation is good for you.

Future Cities

One Urban Design Fix Could Make City Dwellers Happier and Healthier

The cities of the future are going green.

Sunday Scaries

Loneliness Is an Epidemic. Can We Fix It?

Researchers are rethinking how to tackle loneliness in America.

Sunday Scaries

These 3 Personality Traits Define Extreme Altruists — Do You Have Them?

A new study reveals traits that can help anyone looking to enhance how they care for others.

Sunday Scaries

Study Finds 2 Personality Traits Predict Well-Being — But Don’t Worry if You Don’t Have Them

Some predictors of well-being are within your control.

Sunday Scaries

Have Climate Anxiety? Try Out These 7 Resilience-Building Resources

Have climate anxiety? Try these out.

Sunday Scaries

To Boost Therapy’s Benefits, Rethink One “Incredibly Important” but Overlooked Aspect

The time between therapy sessions is "incredibly important.”

Sunday Scaries

How The Billions of Creatures Inside Your Gut Can Boost Mental Health

Another reason to eat your kimchi.

Sunday Scaries

DNA Is Linked to Depression, but in Different Ways for Men and Women

The results tease out a curious connection between depression and metabolic disease in women.

Sunday Scaries

Here Are 5 Low-Lift Ways to Boost Mental Health

The more we commit to daily habits for small actions, the more likely we are to see the payoffs.

Sunday Scaries

Why Managing Emotions May Protect Your Brain from Old Age

Negative emotions can trigger changes in brain communication.

Sunday Scaries

One Overlooked Office Design Trick Could Make You Happier at Work

Office spaces can boost mental health — if they’re designed right.

Sunday Scaries

Do You Cause Your Own Stress? How To Stop a “Toxic Cycle”

New research illuminates the link between stress generation and anxiety.

Sunday Scaries

Low Exposure to Certain Pollutants Can Threaten Mental Health — Here's What To Know

New findings suggest “more strict air quality standards should be adopted.”

Sunday Scaries

Why the Antidote to Heartbreak May Lie in the Power of Stories

The end of a relationship doesn’t have to cause you long-term harm.

Sunday Scaries

Depression Meals: These 4 Easy Dinner Options Are Backed by Science

The food we eat when we need a quick meal is often food that’s worse for our mental health. But the contrary may also be true.

Sunday Scaries

How to take advantage of a bad mood

Science can explain the unique abilities linked to feeling sour.