Rachel Crowell

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

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Change Your Mindset to Own Your Job, Relationships and More

Most of us have probably had that one math teacher, the kind who loves to assign problems that […]

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Rediscovering Childhood Hobbies Can Make You Happier Today

It’s amazing to think about all of the things we were obsessed with as kids, only to wake […]

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Lessons I Learned Buying an Old House as My First House

Buying your first house can be exciting — and more than a little bit scary. That’s especially true […]

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Why Even Young Men Should Know Their Breast Cancer Risk

“Men don’t get breast cancer.” “You can only get breast cancer in October.” Those are just a couple […]

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Where in the World Should You Travel Next?

As nights get longer and the air gets chillier, you might find yourself longing for far-off destinations. Or, […]

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Why America’s Quest for a Superior Human is Left Out of History

Eugenics—a mishmash of the Greek words for “well” and “born”—is a term that conjures up images of Adolf […]

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Don’t Ever Want Kids? Here Are Your Medical Options

Ever since I can remember, I have been aware of tubal ligation, or “getting your tubes tied,” as […]

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For National Preparedness Month, Skills to Save a Life

Waldo Vasquez wasn’t expecting to help save someone’s life when he walked into a Tennessee Walmart Supercenter earlier […]

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The Trick to Getting a Job in Another State

When you’re ready to change career tracks, trying to find a job where you are can feel like […]

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Trash?

A renewed focus on minimalism has inspired a lot of us to do more with less. But our […]

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The Not-So-Fluffy Side of Pet Parenthood

Life with pets can mean fun, snuggles and unconditional love, but we don’t talk enough about the difficulties […]

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Do You Know How to Be Safe in the Summer Heat?

Portions of the U.S. have already seen record high temperatures this year–even before summer’s official start on June […]