Julie Beck

Julie Beck is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Health Channel.

Training the Brain to Love Broccoli

A new study finds that behavioral intervention could help vegetables light up the neurological reward system the way a cookie does.

How to Look Smart

Wear glasses, use a middle initial, and other tips for appearing intelligent

It's Probably Best to Avoid Antibacterial Soaps

Antimicrobial chemicals are so ubiquitous that a recent study found them in pregnant mothers' urine and newborns' cord blood. Research shows that their risks may outweigh their benefits.

How Colors Smell

“Fruity” smells red, and other associations from a new study