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Christie Aschwanden

Christie Aschwanden
Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning independent journalist whose work has appeared in a diverse range of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, The New York Times, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She lives with her winemaker husband on a small farm in western Colorado where she raises heritage poultry and spends her spare winter hours snowboarding and coaching her local college ski team.

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Convincing the Public to Accept New Medical Guidelines

When it comes to new treatment guidelines for breast cancer, back pain and other maladies, it’s the narrative presentation that matters.

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How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

To Make Friends, Autistic Kids Need Advice—and Space

Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014