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.
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.
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.
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.
Burned out? Here’s how you can recover, according to experts
Burnout is not a personal failing but a response to chronic job stressors.
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.
TikTok’s “core memories” trend reveals a fundamental aspect of how humans create identity
Our memories don’t stay in their original form. Here’s why.
How do you unwind after therapy? 4 tips to manage emotional exhaustion
“We want you to lean into discomfort rather than avoid it.”