Rachel Crowell

Rachel Crowell is a Midwest-based writer exploring science and math. Rachel lives in Iowa with Delilah, a golden retriever a stranger once called “the cutest thing in America.” Outside of STEM topics, Rachel welcomes writing opportunities on everything from art to finance. Follow Rachel on Twitter at @writesRCrowell. Reach Rachel at [email protected]

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Volunteer Your Way to the Career You Want

Volunteering has long been touted as a resume booster. You’ve probably heard that donating time to a cause […]

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Which Top New Species of 2018 Are You?

Did you know that about 18,000 new species are named every year? While that statistic might make it […]

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I Am Another You: Nanfu Wang Explores Homelessness

When filmmaker Nanfu Wang met Dylan Olsen, the subject of new “Independent Lens” film “I Am Another You,” […]

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How Do You Save Money While You Pay Off Loans?

Finances are a balancing act. If you’re starting a family, that’s even more true. Many of us face […]

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Can You Have Love and a Chronic Illness?

I’m a sucker for love stories. I’m drawn to love’s ability to be beautiful, messy, consuming and inspiring–all at […]

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How to Navigate Holiday Season Stress

Holidays can be chock-full of emotions. The lyrics of songs like “White Christmas” inspire expectations of all things […]

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How Tuberculosis Made Edgar Allan Poe Famous

What image does Edgar Allan Poe evoke for you? Ravens? Coffins? Memories of literature class? A terrible fear of being […]

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Fixing Your Computer is Easier Than You Think 

The cliché “knowledge is power” exists for a reason. When something goes wrong with our computers, many of […]

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Net Zero: The Future of Home Design?

Imagine a future where homes create as much energy as they consume, helping their owners save money on […]

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Who Makes Your Medical Decisions When You Can’t?

You have your whole life ahead of you—but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be planning for the worst. […]

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When Should You Toss Those Leftovers?

You’re rummaging through your fridge, looking for something to eat for dinner. You come across leftover takeout—but you […]

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Climate Change Could Ground Your Next Flight

Sweltering temperatures grounded more than 40 flights in Phoenix earlier this summer. And that was no fluke—we can expect […]