Sara Rubin

Sara Rubin is an intern at The Atlantic.

  • Eat Better Meat to Feed the World

    Intensive grazing--in which herds are kept dense and moved frequently--can restore damaged grasslands in dry, impoverished regions, creating fertile farmland and reversing desertification. More education efforts and livestock lending programs in the developing world, and a stronger example in the U.S., could prevent future food shortages.

  • Victims, Not Criminals

    A novel court in Dallas is helping prostitutes create new lives.

  • Urban Cowboy

    In Denver, city dwellers are bringing chickens, goats, and fish farms into their backyards.

  • The Grocery Gap

    In Philadelphia, lawmakers are teaming up with private organizations to fill "food deserts" with fresh, healthy produce.

  • Will Immigration Law Doom America's Lettuce?

    Arizona grows a third of U.S. greens, but the state's new law leaves a reasonable suspicion that they will rot in the fields

  • STD-Free but Pregnant

    Health care reform will likely coordinate much of patients' care. Yet STD and contraception counseling, which seem like a natural pairing, may remain separate.

  • The New Push for Abortion Restrictions

    Pro-lifers push non-discrimination laws in a handful of states

  • The Politics Of Safe Food

    Everyone agrees on what has to be done, but not on how the burden should be shared

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Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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