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.