Hannah Smothers

Senior Staff Writer

rights

Lyft and Citi Bike Stand With the Protesters—Just Not Past 6pm

As cities enact curfews, public bikes and scooters could easily stay in service. Instead, companies are taking a side that hurts protesters and essential workers.
Hannah Smothers
2 days ago
rights

The World's Most Basic Guide to Contacting Your Reps

If you want to take action against police brutality, this is an easy place to start.
Hannah Smothers
3 days ago
Health

Is It Safe to Leave Hand Sanitizer in a Hot Car?

Summer is here, temperatures are on the rise, and nobody wants to accidentally set their own car on fire.
Hannah Smothers
5.30.20
GUIDES

Don't Get Mad at People Quarantined With Yards—Get Even

I don't have a second home to misguidedly flee to, but I do have a fire escape and a strong sense of this summer's possibilities.
Hannah Smothers
5.29.20
Health

At-Home Coronavirus Testing Might Be Too Good to Be True

“There's a tremendous amount of wishful thinking in COVID-19 right now. People want to come up with a magic pill, and want to come up with a magic test.”
Hannah Smothers
5.28.20
Health

Never Mind Whether Shaming is Good or Bad; Does it Work?

Before you post new photos of a crowded park or yell at a stranger to mask up, read this.
Hannah Smothers
5.21.20
mind

'Vibe Check?' Is the Ideal Way to Greet Friends Right Now

Coming up with an answer to "How are you?" is impossible. Assessing the vibe? Delightful.
Hannah Smothers
5.7.20
inequality

How an Atlanta Hairstylist Set Up Her Own Salon to Stay Safe

As Georgia reopens, workers are caught between losing their unemployment and getting themselves and others sick. Here’s how one hairstylist is handling it.
Julie Goeddeke
5.5.20
Entertainment

I Can’t Go Anywhere, but Marfa Public Radio Takes Me to a West Texas Dive

I come for songs that aren't of my own Spotify algorithm, but stay for the weather dispatches from small Texas towns.
Hannah Smothers
4.28.20
mind

Do You Really Need to Shout on Your Video Call? An Investigation

"My coworkers always think I’m mad. I guess it’s the yelling.”
Hannah Smothers
4.24.20
Fitness

Can't Find Dumbbells or Hair Clippers to Buy Online? These Resellers Are the Reason

Profiteers are monitoring hot ticket quarantine items with software so they can buy up restocked products before everyone else has a chance.
Hannah Smothers
4.24.20
Fitness

Dancing on Their Own

Every Sunday, upwards of 10,000 people stream a virtual class that’s not a religion, but it is something to believe in.
Hannah Smothers
4.23.20
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