Olga Khazan

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

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.

The Dreadful Inconvenience of Salad

A start-up will contribute an interesting answer to the million-dollar food-policy question: If healthy food was as easy as junk food, would we eat more of it?

Don't Choke

What we value affects how we perform under pressure.

The New Heroin Epidemic

Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.

The Cost of Driving to an Abortion

On top of the clinic fees, the hotel, and the time away from work, Texas's size would make gas money an additional hurdle if its harsh abortion law goes into effect.

How Birth Season Affects Personality

A new study finds that people born in summer are more prone to mood swings, while those born in winter tend to be less irritable.