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.
MDMA Changes the Brain — But Scientists Still Don’t Know Its Full Potential
Inverse speaks to science journalist Rachel Nuwer about the power of MDMA and how it changes the brain.
Even Just a Little of This 1 Overlooked Activity Can Dramatically Reduce Depression
Gardening is good for you — but with these additions you can augment the experience.
New Study Hints at Why Some People And Not Others Feel More Anxious After Drinking
Here’s why you should care about this “harm paradox effect.”
Taking a Vacation Is Seriously Good For Your Brain — But Only If You Do It Right
Say it with us: Vacation is good for you.
One Urban Design Fix Could Make City Dwellers Happier and Healthier
The cities of the future are going green.
Loneliness Is an Epidemic. Can We Fix It?
Researchers are rethinking how to tackle loneliness in America.
These 3 Personality Traits Define Extreme Altruists — Do You Have Them?
A new study reveals traits that can help anyone looking to enhance how they care for others.
Study Finds 2 Personality Traits Predict Well-Being — But Don’t Worry if You Don’t Have Them
Some predictors of well-being are within your control.
Have Climate Anxiety? Try Out These 7 Resilience-Building Resources
Have climate anxiety? Try these out.
To Boost Therapy’s Benefits, Rethink One “Incredibly Important” but Overlooked Aspect
The time between therapy sessions is "incredibly important.”
How The Billions of Creatures Inside Your Gut Can Boost Mental Health
Another reason to eat your kimchi.
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.