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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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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One company, Comcast, will control up to 40 percent of Internet service coverage in the U.S., and 19 of the top 20 cable markets, if a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is approved by regulators. November/December 2014

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