Olga Khazan

Olga Khazan is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers health.

The Kids Are Alright

Teens are using less drugs and alcohol than before, even though they're less likely to think the substances are harmful.

Half of All Kids Are Traumatized

And nearly a quarter experience two or more stressful childhood events, setting them up for worse physical and mental health later in life.

How Sexism Stifles Creativity

When people in mixed-sex groups are told to be "politically correct," their ideas are more numerous and more original.

Return of the Rhythm Method

Tired of condoms and the Pill, many women are turning to new apps that help them practice one of the oldest forms of contraception.

Fat-Shaming Eric Garner

Representative Peter King thinks the man died at the hands of New York police because he was obese.

The AIDS-Fighting Tampon

An electrically charged fabric makes for a quick-dissolving delivery vessel for drugs that kill HIV.

Who Pays Attention to Calories?

Women, college-educated people, and rich people, mostly. In other words, those who likely aren't the prime targets for obesity-reduction efforts in the first place.

The Leftovers We Toss

Wasted groceries are a big, expensive problem. Here are the items Americans are most likely to throw away.

Shop Yourself Happy

Buy lots of little gifts, don't buy a warranty, and other tricks to squeeze the most pleasure out of your holiday purchases.

Surviving Holiday Small Talk

'Tis the season for awkward gatherings. Here's how to get beyond, "You're a systems analyst? That's ... fascinating."

Blog of Myself

The web is seeing an explosion of first-person narrative—and that's not (entirely) a bad thing.

Zen and the Art of Cubicle Living

I worked out of what might be the best-designed office space in America. Here's what it taught me about productivity, concentration, and happiness at work.

Nobody Exercises When It's Cold

An analysis by Jawbone finds that its users don't move around when it's too warm or frosty out. Not even with those little iPhone-compatible gloves on.

What Texting Does to the Spine

A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.