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

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.

Sunday Scaries

Feeling anxious? Mental-health experts reveal how to build a ‘mental gym’

How to confront anxiety in the moment — and prepare for when it strikes again.

Sunday Scaries

Remote work might make the most miserable side effect of office culture even worse

We know presenteeism causes harm. Presenteeism at home is another beast.

Sunday Scaries

Burned out? Here’s how you can recover, according to experts

Burnout is not a personal failing but a response to chronic job stressors.

Sunday Scaries

Just 30 minutes of one action can dramatically boost the effects of therapy

Before you sit down for a session, take a little extra time to amplify the effects.

Sunday Scaries
Sunday Scaries

How do you unwind after therapy? 4 tips to manage emotional exhaustion

“We want you to lean into discomfort rather than avoid it.”

Sunday Scaries

A curious link between inattention and hoarding could lead to new ADHD therapies

People with ADHD are significantly more likely to report hoarding tendencies.

Sunday Scaries
Sunday Scaries

How mind-strengthening exercises can help treat migraine pain

Practices that engage the mind prove to be helpful in reducing the limiting nature of migraines.

Sunday Scaries

Can diet help treat migraines? Why one nutrient may be key to fighting pain

Some clinicians are interested in migraine treatments that don’t depend on a pill.

Sunday Scaries

Do vagus nerve exercises help anxiety? Murky science complicates a wellness trend

An explanation of the knotty link between the vagus nerve and mental health.

Sunday Scaries

How to prevent brain aging: One critical action young adults need to take

“If we better control and treat blood pressure in participants, there may be less brain changes over time.”

Sunday Scaries

How to take advantage of Wordle’s best brain side-effect

Next time you feel guilty about making time for Wordle — don’t.

Sunday Scaries

Differences in men and women's brains may reveal better ways to treat depression

A study of severe depression revealed a critical difference between men and women.

Sunday Scaries

Breakups and loneliness could put men at risk of disease in one specific way

A combo of breakups and living alone for many years is associated with heightened levels of inflammation.

Sunday Scaries

What exercises improve anxiety? The answer is unexpectedly simple

Previous research on anxiety and exercise has been inconclusive.

Sunday Scaries
Sunday Scaries

Scientists untangle a link between depression and metabolism

New research reveals key metabolic differences between different depression types.