Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

Christopher Ingraham

Washington Post

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Christopher:

Hand dryers are ‘clearly dangerous’ to children’s hearing, published research by a 13-year-old shows

The next time your kid says the public restroom is too loud, believe her. → Read More

How moving to the right place can prolong your life

New research shows precisely how much time we stand to gain (or lose) by a change in Zip code. → Read More

What is gerrymandering and why is it problematic?

It's a complicated topic. We've got a simple visual aid. → Read More

Student loan debt: Here are 7 ways the $1.6 trillion toll affects the U.S. economy

Grads are more likely to delay marriage, home ownership and entrepreneurship if they’re still paying for their education, research shows. → Read More

People who spend more time outdoors lead more fulfilling lives, new research shows

New research explores how spending time outdoors is linked to a serious boost in well-being, the kind that lasts a lifetime. → Read More

Scientists interviewed a bunch of people’s exes to confirm that, yes, you probably do have a ‘type’

Researchers envision a Netflix-style dating recommendation algorithm based on the personalities of your exes. → Read More

Why crowded meetings and conference rooms make you so, so tired

That stuffy, sweltering, smothering feeling? It’s not just in your head. A CO2 monitor shows why. → Read More

It’s not your imagination: The Scripps spelling bee words really are getting harder

Over the years, the spelling bee has had to dig deeper into its word-hoard to keep contestants challenged. → Read More

Why at least 3,500 parents may be having regrets after last night’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Spoiler alert: One character’s plot arc has turned very, very dark. → Read More

Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages

Most Americans aren't particularly bothered by hearing foreign languages in public, but white Republicans stand out. → Read More

James Holzhauer’s total domination of ‘Jeopardy!’ in 3 charts

James Holzhauer, a professional gambler from Las Vegas, has been making headlines for his utter domination of “Jeopardy!” in recent weeks. He’s won 19 games in a row so far, tying him for the third-longest win streak in the show’s history. But it’s not just the number of victories that’s drawn attention and criticism, it’s the sheer scale of them. Of the 10 largest single-game winnings, nine now… → Read More

Rich guys are most likely to have no idea what they’re talking about, study suggests

Researchers attempt to measure how often people oversell themselves in society. → Read More

Trump’s washing-machine tariffs cost U.S. consumers $815,000 for every job created

Manufacturers hiked the prices of washers and dryers in response to the tariffs, according to new research. → Read More

How living on the wrong side of a time zone can be hazardous to your health

New research shows how social schedules and biological rhythms come into conflict along time zone borders. → Read More

Where the war on weed still rages

In some jurisdictions, marijuana possession cases account for over 40 percent of all arrests. → Read More

Go ahead, watch that movie again – research shows you’ll enjoy it more than you think

We could all learn something from little kids who demand the same experience over and over again. → Read More

Dog owners are much happier than cat owners, survey finds

The latest General Social Survey asked about pets for the first time, giving us one of the clearest looks yet at the differences between dog and cat owners. → Read More

Joe Biden is an affectionate guy. Is that a problem for a 2020 run?

Elise Viebeck on scrutiny over Joe Biden’s interactions with women. Caroline Kitchener on the only new Republican woman in the House. Plus, Christopher Ingraham on the amount of sex Americans are having. → Read More

The share of Americans not having sex has reached a record high

The share of adults reporting no sex in the past year has risen to its highest level in three decades of polling. → Read More

Voters in battleground districts support $15 minimum wage proposal, survey finds

Studies show that lawmakers drastically underestimate public support for raising the minimum wage. → Read More