About Olivia

Olivia B. Waxman is a staff reporter at TIME.com and TIME magazine. She has written for the Nation, Politics, Tech, Entertainment, and Health sections. Selected web and print features:

#TimeVets: Yes, I Really Catch Pythons to Treat my PTSD (Interviewed veterans about life after war, reported the magazine feature, and went on assignment with James Nachtwey at Walter Reed Bethesda.)

What It’s Like to Be a Cop in America (tracked down and interviewed police officers about why they chose the profession for the cover of the August 24, 2015 issue of TIME.)

Meet the Straight Couples Who Were Waiting to Marry Until All Gay Couples Could

Hello Kitty at 40: Sexist Throwback or Empowering Icon?

Molly Ringwald Talks About the Most Embarrassing Part of Filming The Breakfast Club

Nashville Reacts to KFC’s Nashville Hot Chicken

How a Woman Found Her Kidney Donor on Reddit

What Happened to the American Teenager? (also in the magazine)

Snapchat Grows Up: How College Officials Are Using the App

Napping Around: Colleges Provide Campus Snooze Rooms

The Home That Made “Life Easier” for a Marine Veteran Who Lost All His Limbs and Lynda Elayna Spratley’s Recycled Home (in the July 7, 2014, double issue on smart home technology)

Long-Life Secrets From An (Almost) 115 Year Old Woman

Happy 114th Birthday to Jeralean Talley, The Oldest Living American!

Meet the World’s New Oldest Living Person (Jeralean Talley)

Meet the New World’s Oldest Person (Susannah Mushatt Jones)

Meet the Most Devoted Fan of TIME’s Person of the Year Issue

What Trick-or-Treating Teaches Us About Human Nature

The Best Science Contest You’ve Never Heard Of

Hook Me Up: Are IV Clinics for You?

Are Polar Bear Plunges Good for You?

Can Influenza Sorbet Relieve Your Flu Symptoms?

Pepsi’s Fat-Fighting Soda: Too Good to Be True?

All You Need Is (Facebook) Love: ‘Compliments’ Accounts Go Viral at Colleges and Universities

MinecraftEdu Teaches Students Through Virtual World-Building

Texting 1, 2, 3: Schools Test ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ Programs

Breaking Amish: One Ex-Follower’s True Story of Moving to the Big Apple

Massacre of the Innocents: Chilling Details About the Gunman in the Schoolhouse

Why Restoring New York’s Power Isn’t Easy: The Trouble with Salt

Superstorm Sandy Concert: Musicians Rock New York

16 Minutes: The Story of the Oklahoma Tornado (Interviewed Moore residents for the magazine’s June 3, 2013, cover story)

‘We’re Not Bending’ to Terrorism: Vice President Biden at Emotional TIME 100 Gala

TIME Talks to Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon, Steven Spielberg at TIME 100 Gala Cocktail Party

George Zimmerman’s Paintings: A Critical Appraisal

Pussy Riot, the Art Show (in the Jan. 23, 2014, magazine issue and online)

Contact her at olivia_waxman@timemagazine.com