Kristin Ohlson is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and New Scientist, among others. Her latest book is The Soil Will Save Us (2014). She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Childhood and adolescence
The great forgetting
Our first three years are usually a blur and we don’t remember much before age seven. What are we hiding from ourselves?
A touch of evil
Lying, cheating and arrogance might be morally repugnant, but a little dose of nastiness can be a creative thing
Illness and disease
Bipolar disorder can rage through life like a hurricane. So why does the US healthcare system leave us to cope alone?