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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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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