Hi! I'm Caroline.
I'm a freelance journalist for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, VICE, Psychology Today, Forbes and elsewhere. I also speak at conferences and colleges around the nation, and have been interviewed by MSNBC, Real Simple, the Washington Post and talk radio shows from Louisiana to Canada. Previously, I studied English and psychoanalysis at Colorado College, where I graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2013, and creative writing at the University of Cambridge. I later received the American Psychoanalytic Association's first place prize for the best undergraduate psychoanalysis essay in the country, and was a psychology research assistant at the University of British Columbia's Social Cognition and Emotion Lab. Today, I live in Denver where I mountain bike, ski, do yoga, follow my dog around and draw dumb cartoons. >
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The Atlantic, November 2017 | Humans Are Bad at Predicting Futures That Don’t Benefit Them | One reason people are so bad at predicting the future.
Vice Health, August 2017 | How Health Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy | If you think you're unhealthy, you're more likely to become it.
New York Magazine Science of Us, August 2017 | Why You Feel Richer or Poorer Than You Really Are | The science of subjective wealth.
Vice Health, July 2017 | The Science of How Poverty Harms the Brain | The stress of poverty can change the brain in ways that further disadvantage the poor.
The Atlantic, April 2017 | Why Does America Have Fewer Types of IUDs Than Other Countries? | The land of choice has limited options when it comes to contraception.
Vice Health, March 2017 | Is Common Sense Genetic? | Science tries to explain why some people make such stupid choices.
Vice Health, March 2017 | How to Get Someone to Let Their Guard Down | There's a fine line between intimacy and manipulation.
Forbes, March 2017 | Why Millennials Are Lonely | Loneliness is contagious.
Forbes, January 2017 | How Multitasking Is Changing Our Brains | Are we devolving?
gen [FKD], October 2016 | Why Boredom Creates Burnout | Boredom is the infuriating, essential tick that reminds us not to waste our lives.
Forbes, August 2016 | Why Millennials Need Quarter-Life Crises | A simple question falls from the sky: 'Is this it?'
Psychology Today, September 2015 | Why Millennials Are So Stressed—And What to Do About It | How infinite opportunity is sabotaging our wellbeing.
Vice Health, March 2017 | What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God | I wasn't the only kid who stopped believing.
gen[FKD], February 2017 | What Recent Grads Get Wrong About Career Evolution | Our careers are not just long but random, circuitous and faulty.
The Commonline Journal | A Good Non-Catch | You would hardly classify yourself as an angler, but you do fly-fish. You just don’t catch.
Necessary Fiction, featured on Longform | Wet Meat | A woman enters a casual relationship with a butcher.
MSNBC with Tony Dokoupil | Is Environmentalism Elitist?
Real Simple Magazine Podcast | The Myth of Wanderlust