Olga Khazan

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

The End of Tanning?

In the wake of research showing strong connections between indoor tanning and melanoma, the sunbed industry is battered and contracting. But the allure of artificially bronzed skin might be dwindling in general.

Rich People Exercise, Poor People Take Diet Pills

One reason the underprivileged face an obesity crisis is that they rely on ineffective weight-loss strategies. In part, this is because economic uncertainty makes it harder to plan for workouts and healthy meals.

Any American Can Take Any Police Officer's Photo

A Washington Post reporter was arrested outside of St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday evening after video-recording law-enforcement officials. He was well within his rights—and would have been even if he weren't a journalist.

When Prayer Makes Anxiety Worse

Several new studies show that praying might help alleviate worries—but only if the person has a secure relationship with God.

Masks: The Face Transplants of World War I

When maimed soldiers returned from the Western Front, sculptors worked to allow them to "be able to appear in public unnoticed" by re-creating their countenances.