Writing about Vaccines

For my Biohazards column in Salvo Issue 50, I decided to write about vaccines since it was a hot news topic. I’m sure you’re asking the same thing I was asking about three days before the article’s deadline, “Why, Heather, did you decide to write about vaccines?” I...

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The Hong Kong Protests

My latest articles at Mind Matters News cover the Hong Kong protests. The first article addresses the various ways protesters are protecting themselves from digital surveillance. The second article, related to the first, looks at the Hong Kong protesters’ response to...

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High-Tech Surveillance

I have three new articles at Mind Matters that cover the use of high-tech surveillance by the Chinese government. Mind Matters is a news site that is part of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence. The site covers the intersection of...

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Overprotected

My recent article in Salvo Issue 49 (by subscription) looks at the book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. The book is based on an article by Lukianoff and...

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Podcast Interview about Teen Girls and Technology

My article in Salvo magazine, “Do You Like Me?” garnered the attention of Walt Mueller of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. He asked if I’d be a guest on his Podcast Youth Culture Today to talk about some of the issues that teen girls are facing today. You...

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Our Uneasy Tranquility

Almost a year ago, I came across several articles about the rising use and misuse of benzodiazepines, particularly among teenagers. Benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos” for short, are a class of anti-anxiety medications, Xanax being the most popular one to...

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