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A feed featuring episodes from across the Slate podcast network about health, wellness, and the science and business behind it all. You’ll see episodes from shows like What Next: TBD, The Waves, and How To!, containing coverage and conversations that go deeper than the headlines.

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A feed featuring episodes from across the Slate podcast network about health, wellness, and the science and business behind it all. You’ll see episodes from shows like What Next: TBD, The Waves, and How To!, containing coverage and conversations that go deeper than the headlines.

    How To!: Love Your Face

    How To!: Love Your Face

    Earlier this year, our listener, Rell, nearly failed a promotion. Not because she was unprepared or unqualified, but because she didn’t maintain enough eye contact with the interviewers. Rell’s eye hasn’t been fully receiving information since she was born, a condition that’s outwardly visible and known colloquially as a “lazy eye.” It’s beginning to affect her self-confidence and is this “ugly thing [she] can’t let go of.” On this episode of How To!, new co-host Carvell Wallace brings on Sarah Ruhl. Sarah is an award-winning playwright, and author who wrote about her experience with Bell’s palsy in her recent book, Smile: The Story of a Face. Sarah has some wonderful advice for letting go of your inner rage, making interactions with strangers less painful, and even finding people who light up your mirror neurons.

    If you liked this episode, check out: “How To Dress with Confidence.” 

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    • 42 min
    The Waves: Who’s Getting Rich Off Menopause?

    The Waves: Who’s Getting Rich Off Menopause?

    On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate Money co-host Emily Peck is joined by New York Times writer, Amy Larocca to discuss, as Amy says, the “menopause gold rush.” They dig into when exactly menopause starts, how younger women embracing their bodies has trickled up to their moms, and the companies that have started aggressively targeting menopausal women - for better and for worse.  

    In Slate Plus, how telehealth and online medicine have changed the menopause game. 

    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery.
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    • 37 min
    How To!: Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

    How To!: Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

    January is barely two weeks old and already some of our ambitious New Year’s resolutions may be starting to fade. No shame! Approximately 90% of resolution makers don’t reach their goal. Which means there’s gotta be a better way. Our listener this week, Emily, is discouraged about her unhealthy eating and lack of exercise and wants to form better habits that last long after the new year. On this episode of How To!, we bring on Maya Shankar. Maya is a cognitive scientist and host of the award-winning podcast, A Slight Change of Plans. Relying on decades of research, she helps Emily (and all of us) set ourselves up for success based on what works for actual humans.

    If you liked this episode, check out: “How To Eat Whatever You Want” and “How To Lose Weight and Keep It Off”

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    Podcast production by Derek John, Rosemary Belson, and Kevin Bendis.  

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    • 39 min
    What Next TBD: An Antivax Dog Whistle Goes Viral

    What Next TBD: An Antivax Dog Whistle Goes Viral

    The idea that COVID-19 vaccines are linked to sudden deaths among young people has no scientific support, but the theory nevertheless has a lot of traction on social media. 

    How can public health officials educate the public—especially on subject like vaccines, where their effectiveness renders them effectively invisible? 

    Guest: Katelyn Jetelina, epidemiologist and data scientist

    Host: Lizzie O’Leary

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    • 32 min
    Nobody Knows Anything

    Nobody Knows Anything

    In the final episode of Trumpcare Tracker, Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann ponder the latest, mysterious developments in the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Senate leadership is still pushing for a vote next week, even though nobody knows which bill they’ll be considering. On Thursday, Sen. John Cornyn told reporters that senators knowing what’s in the bill before it goes to the floor is “a luxury we don’t have.” If it does indeed proceed, it will be a vote-a-rama for the ages.
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    Is It Really Dead?

    Is It Really Dead?

    Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann recall the sudden collapse of the Republican health care bill on Monday night and wonder if master tactician Mitch McConnell can still bring it back from the dead. Could President Donald Trump change senators’ minds, and is there any hope for a bipartisan compromise?
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    • 18 min

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