James Hamblin

James Hamblin, MD, is a senior editor at The Atlantic. He writes the health column for the monthly magazine and hosts the video series If Our Bodies Could Talk.

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

The Cook and the Janitor

When an assisted living facility closed—leaving sick residents abandoned inside—Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez took charge and became heroes.

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

How Long Do You Want to Live?

Dr. Zeke Emanuel recently announced that he will stop receiving life-prolonging medical care at age 75. James Hamblin tries to understand why. What is the meaning of life?

21 Days

An expert in biological warfare warns against complacency in public measures against Ebola.

The Introverted Face

People put serious weight on judgments of character based on facial structure alone.

Red Bull Is Just Soda

After a class-action settlement over false advertising, everyone gets $10.

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.