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Jordan Lite

Jordan Lite
Jordan Lite, a freelance journalist in New York, previously held staff positions at The Associated Press, the New York Daily News and ScientificAmerican.com. Her work has been published in Newsweek, The Nation, Wired.com and a variety of other magazines and online publications.

Recent articles

ARCHIVE Says Home Is Where the Health Is

Peter Williams, an architect turned advocate, touts an unacknowledged connection between design and well-being.

When Facebook Is Your Medical Record

Emerging research suggests kids’ social network postings reflect their real-life behavior. Should that information be used in their medical care?

Fifth Period: Life and Death Decision-making

Ethical quandaries at the nexus of science, technology and society are making it into high school curricula.

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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