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.
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.
Experts explain when this TikTok mental health advice can actually help
Emotion regulation is worthwhile but comes with a catch.
The science behind feeling hangry — and what to do about it (besides eating)
Irritated? You might need a snack.
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 .
New study disputes a common belief about treating trauma-linked depression
Researchers suggest certain claims of unhelpfulness have been overstated.
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.
Scientists know why we are so indecisive — and how to get over it
“People are generally quite bad at perceiving and using probability information.”
Brain signatures tied to appetite could reveal new treatments for depression
The direction of appetite changes matches specific neural alterations.
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.
Feeling stressed? Here are 7 simple actions to boost your mental health
Build a coping toolbox.
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.
Cultivating 2 habits in your 30s may boost mental health in old age
A new study untangles the link between inflammation and aging well.
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.