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That Was Awkward
That Was Awkward

How to Talk About Awkward Things

Awkward conversations can be valuable in the long run. Here's some psychology-based advice for dealing with uncomfortable subjects.
Melissa Dahl
2.13.18
psychedelics
psychedelics

This Is What LSD Does to a Musician’s Creative Process

When melodies mimic the arc of an acid trip, the result can be some really adventurous music.
Suzannah Weiss
2.13.18
What's Freaking Me Out
What's Freaking Me Out

The Grief and Terror of Realizing Your Parents Are Aging

The shift from “my parents are healthy and indestructible” to talking about mortality on the drive back from Costco feels crazy.
Emily Cassel
2.13.18
hard data
hard data

Having Older Brothers Might Increase a Man's Odds of Being Gay

It's long been thought that something must happen within the womb.
Justin Lehmiller
2.13.18
death
death

I Didn't Want to Know if I Had the Condition That Killed My Brother

"He died when he was 21. For years, I worried I might be next."
Jeremy Glass
2.13.18
Race
Race

The Test We Use to Detect Depression Is Designed for White People

Depression looks different for young black Americans and our current screening is leaving many of them undiagnosed.
Melissa Pandika
2.13.18
psychedelics
psychedelics

A Few Shroom Trips Could Change Your Political Beliefs

Hallucinations aren't the only way psychedelics change how you see the world.
Martha henriques
2.13.18
mental health
mental health

The Health Repercussions of Being a Latina Nanny

Job insecurity, stigma, and the disparity in privilege are all factors that take a toll on women of color who work in childcare.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
2.12.18
The High Life
The High Life

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smoking Weed

Can you actually get addicted to marijuana? Is vaping better than smoking? We answered all your most burning questions.
Eric Spitznagel
2.9.18
pain
pain

This Type of Headache Is So Bad People Call It a Suicide Headache

"They can break you—make you question wanting to be here."
Cindy Kuzma
2.9.18
Meducation
Meducation

MDMA Could Help Treat Eating Disorders

Ironic, given that people used to use it as an anorexia aid.
Natasha Preskey
2.8.18
We Asked
We Asked

We Asked People Why They Avoid the Doctor

"I’d rather take some NyQuil and be done with it.”
Nick Keppler
2.7.18