Hannah Smothers

Senior Staff Writer

climate

More Bad News: Study Suggests Hotter Temperatures Lead to Pre-Term Labor

Researchers found that unusually high temperatures reduced gestation time by about 6.1 days.
Hannah Smothers
2 days ago
family

It's OK to Not Hug

The Girl Scouts recently reminded people not to force hugs on little girls… but no one should be forced to show affection, regardless of their age and gender.
Hannah Smothers
4 days ago
Health

I Tried to Simplify My Life by Eating my Childhood Lunch for a Week

My first impression, upon looking at the lunch with adult eyes, was, "I can’t believe I used to eat this every day."
Hannah Smothers
11.28.19
Health

If You Must Sit, Sit 'Like a Man'

Toward a theory of splayed legs, inspired by an orthopedic surgeon.
Hannah Smothers
11.21.19
vaping

Is Vaping Worth Saving?

A running list of the science and arguments for and against vaping.
Hannah Smothers
11.18.19
Health

More People Than Ever Are Trying to Lose Weight, to No Avail

A new study shows a country stressed about their bodies, and lacking in tools to either make peace with who they are or manage their health.
Hannah Smothers
11.17.19
Health

The World's Fastest Women Are Still Being Body-Shamed

Three elite runners say a former Nike coach ridiculed their bodies as a cruel training tactic.
Hannah Smothers
11.16.19
Health

Doctors' Descriptions of Vapers' Lungs Are Terrifying

The number of illnesses may be small, but the damage described is drastic: A 17-year-old recently needed a double lung transplant in order to stay alive.
Hannah Smothers
11.15.19
Health

Die Moisturized With Oprah's 'Favorite' $400 Doomsday Backpack

This prepper kit for the one-percent is nicer than my regular stuff.
Hannah Smothers
11.13.19
vaping

JUUL's Biggest Fans Are Jumping Ship

In light of increased flavor restrictions, r/juul has become the place to seek out the next big thing in e-cigs.
Hannah Smothers
11.11.19
Sleep

Science Supports Your Habit of Falling Asleep to Stupid Podcasts

There are so many trash podcasts, and so many people who need to sleep; why not bring them together?
Hannah Smothers
11.11.19
Dating

There's a Better Way to Ask Someone if They're "in a Relationship"

How to find out what you need to know in these commitment-phobic times.
Hannah Smothers
11.10.19
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