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THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
Cover stories

  • "The Last Day" 5.17.2015
  • "A Life-or-Death Situation" 7.21.2013
  • "What Is It About 20-Somethings?" 8.22.2010
  • "Understanding the Anxious Mind" 10.4.2009
  • "The Medical Detectives" 2.22.2009
  • "Taking Play Seriously" 2.17.2008
  • "The Real Transformers" 7.29.2007
  • "Darwin's God" 3.4.2007
  • "Fat Factors" 8.13.2006
  •  "Looking for the Lie" 2.5.2006
  •  "Will We Ever Arrive at the Good Death?" 8.7.2005 
  •  "Flu Pandemic" 11.29.1992  
  •  "Saving Babies Before Birth" 2.28.1982

 

Feature articles

  • "Racing With Sam" 1.30.2005 
  • "The Genome in Black and White (and Gray)" 10.10.2004
  • "The Quest to Forget" 4.4.2004
  • "Is Forgetting Your Glasses Alzheimer's Disease?" 4.24.1994
  • "Are Women's Hearts Different?" 10.3.1993
  • "Asthma Kills" 3.28.1993
  • "Dr. Anderson's Gene Machine" 3.31.1991
  • "In Business to Treat Cancer" 11.23.1986
  • "AIDS: A New Disease's Deadly Odyssey" 2.6.1983
  •  "Dispelling Menstrual Myths" 3.7.1982
  •  "The Child Savers" 3.22.1981
  •  "The Case for Mother's Milk" 7.8.1979
  •  "Exposing the Myth of Senility" 12.3.1978

 

Earlier New York Times articles: Magazine columns ("Body and Mind" monthly contributor, "Idea Lab," "Lives," "Hers"); articles in the Book Review, Sunday Styles, Science Times, and op-ed; posts for the NYT blogs Motherlode, The 6th Floor, and The New Old Age

 

PERSONAL ESSAYS

 

  • "This is What Life Looks Like After Vaccination," The Atlantic "Ideas" column, 3.2021
  • "I Felt Fine, But Tested Positive for the Coronavirus," NPR Shots blog, 12.2020
  • "Why Weren't We Ready for This Virus?" National Geographic, 7.2020
  • "I Miss My Grandchildren," The Atlantic "Ideas" column, 5.2020
  • "The Ecstasy and Agony of Being a Grandmother," The New York Times, 12.2018
  • "Guess I'll Go Eat Worms," Archipelago, 4.2011
  • "My Bonsai Breasts," NYCityWoman, 8.2011
  • "The Fat Fight," O Magazine, 12.2009
  • "Choosing Not to Choose," The New York Times "New Old Age" blog, 4.2009
  • "Something's Off," The New York Times Magazine "Lives" column, 10.2004

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Bookforum

  • "The Ravages of Alzheimer's" 8.2015
  • "Unchained Melody" 6.2014
  • "Last Call" 4.2014

National Geographic

  • "In Science We Must Trust" 11.2020
  • "Why Weren't We Ready for This Virus?" 7.2020
  • "The Microbiome Menagerie" 1.2020
  • "Rethinking Gender" 1.2017
  • "Crossing Over: How Science is Redefining Life and Death" 4.2016

O: The Oprah Magazine

  • "The Agony and, Yes, the Ecstasy of Menopause" 10.2019
  • "The Fat Fight" (with Jess Zimmerman) 12.2009

OnEarth

  • "Parkinson's: The Pesticide Link" summer 2009
  • "Our Silver-Coated Future" fall 2007

Prevention

  • "Obesogens" 1.2014

Science News

  • "Positive attitudes about aging may pay off in better health," 7.2019

Scientific American

  • "Lifting the Black Cloud" 3.2012
  • "When Does Life Belong to the Living?" 9.2010
  • "Pandora's Baby" 6.2003
  • "Living Longer: What Really Works" summer 2000

Smithsonian

  • "Saving Miss Vanessa" April 2018

Virginia Quarterly Review

  • "How to Write Science" fall 2012

Wired

  • "Frozen in Time" April 2018

 

Earlier magazine articles appeared in American Health, Civilization, Child, Discover, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, The L.A. Times, Mademoiselle, Mirabella, Ms. Newsday, Redbook, Self, Vogue, USA Today, The Washington Post, and Woman's Day

 

WEB-ONLY ARTICLES

Archipelago

  • "Guess I'll Go Eat Worms" 7.30.2014

The Atlantic Online

  • "The Unspoken Wedge Between Parents and Grandparents" 4.30.2021
  • "Grandparents Could Ease Burden of Homeschooling" 9.10.2020
  • "I Miss My Grandchildren" 5.28.2020
  • "Generation of Grandparents Who Keep Grandchildren Afloat" 1.30.2019
  • "There's No Innocent Way to Ask About Grandkids" 8.16.2018
  • "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren" 6.1.2018
  • "Fictional Plotlines and Real Assisted Suicide" 3.27.2014

National Geographic

  • "Experts Warned of a Pandemic Decades Ago" 4.8.2020
  • "Are There Genes for Intelligence?" 12.11.2015
  • "Scientists Create Personalized Stem Cells" 4.28.2014
  • "Surgeons to Put Gunshot Victims Into Suspended Animation" 4.2.2014

Nautilus

  • "Did Grief Give Him Parkinson's?" 2.26.2015

New York

  • "The Unshakeable Optimism of the Modern Thirtysomething" 9.8.2014

Newsweek/The Daily Beast

  • "How Many Facebook Friends?" (with Samantha Henig) 10.22.2012
  •  "Is Violence Finished?" 10.3.2011

NPR "Shots" Blog

  • "I Tested Positive for COVID. What Did That Mean?" 12.2020
  • "Psychedelic Drug Helps Cancer Patients Overcome Anxiety" 12.3.2016
  • "Give Thanks for Siblings" 11.2019, 11.2017, 11.2016, 11.2015, 11.2014
  • "Hope Races Ahead of Evidence in Magnets for Autism" 7.9.2016
  • "Despite Sweeping Aid-in-Dying Law, Few Will Have Option" 10.7.2015
  • "Freezing Eggs May Reduce Odds of IVF Success" 8.28.2015
  • "Early Push to HPV Vaccine May Have Backfired" 7.14.2015
  • "No One Should Have Right to Prolong My Death" 7.7.2015
  • "If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death?" 2.10.2015
  • "Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant" 11.7.2014
  • "Women Pick Brains Over Looks in Egg Donors" 11.2.2014

NYCityWoman

  • "When It's Time to Let Go of Your Adult Child" 2.2013
  • "Co-Authoring a Book With My 20-Something Daughter" 12.2012
  • "My Bonsai Breasts" 8.2011

Slate

  • "Should You Freeze Your Eggs?" 10.1.2014
  • "The Ties That Blind" 2.9.2012
  • "If 'Modern Bride' is a Has-Been, What Does That Make Me?" 10.6.2009
  • "Monkeying With Motherhood" 9.8.2009
  • "Why Did Summer Stiers Die?" 7.9.2009

 

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