Olga Khazan, The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

The Atlantic

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Past articles by Olga:

Here’s How to Actually Talk to Little Kids About Sex

Some pundits say that talking with little kids about sex and gender primes them to be taken advantage of. Sex-ed researchers say that the opposite is true. → Read More

Why People Are Acting So Weird

Crime, “unruly passenger” incidents, and other types of strange behavior have all soared recently. Why? → Read More

The Difficulty of New Hobbies in Adulthood

I had been skiing since childhood. Why was I suddenly bad at it? → Read More

How Russian TV Portrays the War in Ukraine

According to Russian state TV, Putin is the good guy. Many Russians believe it. → Read More

It’s Okay If You Don’t Have Baby Fever!

A deep, sudden longing for babies is certainly real, but it’s not a prerequisite for having kids. → Read More

Texas Is Alienating Abortion Moderates

Even some Texans who wouldn’t themselves have an abortion think that the state’s new abortion law is too extreme. → Read More

Why You Can’t Just Get Vaccinated at Your Doctor’s Office

Seniors are on waiting lists for vaccines, even as states are supposedly failing to use up all of their allotted doses. Why can’t vaccination happen faster? → Read More

How to Tell If the Election Will Get Violent

Some experts are predicting violence after November 3. But there are ways to prevent it. → Read More

The Virus Is Coming From Inside the White House

Asking whether the celebration of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination was a “super-spreader” event misses the point: Trump’s irresponsibility made this crisis likely. → Read More

Making Joe Biden Cool

Young people aren’t particularly excited about Joe Biden. One strategy to change their mind? Convince them that they’re voting for a big, progressive crew. → Read More

Grocery Stores Are the Coronavirus Tipping Point

Even one of the last bastions of normal America life could not escape the outbreak. → Read More

Exclusive: Amazon Confirms First Known Coronavirus Case in an American Warehouse

Workers at the Queens, New York, facility say employees were expected to come in for their night shift after the case was identified. Amazon denies this. → Read More

The Health-Care Debate Gets Nasty

In the latest Democratic presidential debate, the candidates stopped being polite and started getting real. → Read More

The Trouble With America’s Water

Lead-tainted drinking water is not only a problem in Flint and Newark. → Read More

John Delaney Had One Good Point on Medicare for All

Moving the whole country to public insurance could result in two tiers of health care. In fact, it did in Brazil. → Read More

The Reason Anxious People Often Have Allergies

There might be a hidden link between seasonal sniffles and mood disorders. → Read More

The Discouraging Way Doctors Are Just Like Their Patients

Even the best-informed patients—physicians—don’t always follow medical advice when it comes to their own treatment. → Read More

The Misplaced Optimism in Legal Pot

A new study throws cold water on hopes that more liberal cannabis policies could stem the opioid epidemic. → Read More

Frigid Offices Might Be Killing Women’s Productivity

As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures. → Read More

What Happens When You Always Wear Headphones

I decided to noise-cancel life. → Read More