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.
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.
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.
Why Managing Emotions May Protect Your Brain from Old Age
Negative emotions can trigger changes in brain communication.
One Overlooked Office Design Trick Could Make You Happier at Work
Office spaces can boost mental health — if they’re designed right.
Do You Cause Your Own Stress? How To Stop a “Toxic Cycle”
New research illuminates the link between stress generation and anxiety.
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.”
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.
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.
How to take advantage of a bad mood
Science can explain the unique abilities linked to feeling sour.
Cyclic breathing: Why experts say just 5 minutes a day can reduce stress
The power of “non-negative” thinking
A negative self-schema can be changed through evidence.
Covid-19-related stress caused some young people’s brains to age too fast — study
It’s unclear how long the changes might last.
Brain activity may help unravel why some people feel disconnected from themselves
Pathological dissociation is also linked to a complex, subjective set of internal symptoms.
Depression study reveals a critical difference between men and women
“Our vision is that one day we’ll have improved, individually tailored therapeutics.”
Stressed-out stomach? Try 2 psychology hacks to boost gut health
For very stressed people, “the holidays can push their bodies into the red zone.”
How to manage the holiday season when you're an introvert
“This type of structure can provide relief for introverts.”
Happiness study reveals a critical difference between two types of people
If we want to understand life satisfaction, we need to understand past happiness.
How to unblock your creativity: Scientists say this bad habit can help
Not all mind-wandering is created equal.
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.
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.