Hannah Smothers

Senior Staff Writer

Dating

Tinder Is Trying to Get Its Catfishing, Stranger Danger Problems Under Control

The service will start offering photo verification and emergency information relays through an app.
Hannah Smothers
2 days ago
Health

Keep Activity Trackers the Hell Away From Perfect Little Chunky Baby Legs

A recent study used tiny accelerometers to compare how infants' movement related with their body fat percentage.
Hannah Smothers
4 days ago
Books

Real Book Lovers Aren't Afraid to Cut Them in Half

People on Twitter got mad over what is actually an obvious truth: Ruining books is a key part of enjoying them.
Hannah Smothers
1.21.20
Health

Millennials Are the Generation Most Likely to Buy Anti-Vax Scaremongering

Young adults can have a little preventable illness, as a treat.
Hannah Smothers
1.17.20
Health

3–5 Year Olds, Stop Reading Now. Everyone Else: Hello, Too Late For You

Recent research gives a glimpse at the effects of screen time on developing brains.
Hannah Smothers
1.16.20

The Anti-Sex TikTok Everyone Hates Just Repeats the Failures of U.S. Sex Ed

An 18-second video from "Nurse Holly" promotes waiting until marriage as STI prevention. Stop us if you've heard that one before.
Hannah Smothers
1.14.20
mental health

More Americans Are Dying by Suicide at Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as overall workplace fatalities decrease, the suicide rate continues to rise.
Hannah Smothers
1.10.20
Fitness

Working As a Fitness Class Instructor Sure Sounds Like Hell

In the increasingly crowded boutique fitness marketplace, trainers are trading their own physical health for a living wage.
Hannah Smothers
1.9.20
Fitness

The Only Thing 'Muscle Confusion' Confuses Is Our Poor Small Brains

Another study adds to the mountain of evidence that wildly varied workouts don't add anything.
Hannah Smothers
1.8.20
home

Open Floor Plans Are Trendy Because HGTV Execs Think Men Crave Destruction

Sledgehammering down walls makes for good entertainment, but a terrible aesthetic.
Hannah Smothers
1.7.20
diet

Experts Condemn Keto. Will People Finally Stop?

U.S. News and World Report ranked the keto diet near-last for the third year in a row, and other outlets have begun to question it, too. Will we finally get over keto this year?
Hannah Smothers
1.6.20
Drugs

CBD Marketing Went Too Far, and New Lawsuits Might Take It Down

What will become of all those mall kiosks?
Hannah Smothers
1.6.20
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