Some of my writing


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. 


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