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

How to manage the holiday season when you're an introvert

“This type of structure can provide relief for introverts.”

Sunday Scaries

Happiness study reveals a critical difference between two types of people

If we want to understand life satisfaction, we need to understand past happiness.

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Study finds a link between being a cat person and improved mental health

People most likely to be excited about cats displayed a key personality trait.

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Pumpkin seeds may boost brain health in 4 crucial ways

Here's the scientific reason why you should think twice before you throw out your pumpkin seeds.

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Experts explain when this TikTok mental health advice can actually help

Emotion regulation is worthwhile but comes with a catch.

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Sunday Scaries

Grief experts reveal a new word for social loss — and 3 strategies to heal

While shadowloss is a new word intended help people better describe a shared experience, academics have observed that non-death losses can result in grief .

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New study disputes a common belief about treating trauma-linked depression

Researchers suggest certain claims of unhelpfulness have been overstated.

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Is ketamine the secret to treating depression? Mental health studies reveal its potential

The need for new mental health treatments is obvious — ketamine may be one solution.

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Scientists know why we are so indecisive — and how to get over it

“People are generally quite bad at perceiving and using probability information.”

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Brain signatures tied to appetite could reveal new treatments for depression

The direction of appetite changes matches specific neural alterations.

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Emotional intelligence might make you more resilient, but there’s a catch

Here’s why a better way to measure emotional intelligence could improve relationships.

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Sunday Scaries

How to tell if a therapist is right for you: 7 questions you need to ask

Research suggests the relationship between a therapist and their client is perhaps as powerful as the treatment itself.

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Cultivating 2 habits in your 30s may boost mental health in old age

A new study untangles the link between inflammation and aging well.

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Living near one neglected piece of urban eye candy can greatly boost mental health

Blue space regeneration efforts could reduce mental health inequalities.

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Sunday Scaries

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?

Sunday Scaries

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.