The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesian District Wants to Ban Parents From Giving Their Babies 'Foreign Names'

There's a lot of Emmas being born in Indonesia right now.
Mustika Hapsoro
tech harm reduction

This Is How Screen Time Affects the Developing Human Brain

Most teens currently spend an average of 9 hours a day looking at screens.
Jean Twenge
Ghost Stories

Wewe Gombel, the Child Kidnapper, Just Wants to Teach Families a Lesson

She'll take your children and hide them under her breasts—but only if you've been bad parents.
Yvette Tanamal
Parental Advisory

Getting Bullied as a Kid Can Stay With You for Life

But if you can get over it, there's a silver lining.
Cindy Kuzma

Learning an Instrument Can Make Children Better Readers

Students demonstrated improved phonological awareness—the awareness of words’ sound structure—which is a key component in learning to read.
Jessica Dore

When Indonesian Metalheads of the 80s Become Parents

Two Indonesian scholars and metalheads explore what it means to grow up with heavy metal under the New Order regime and raising children in 2018 in their new book.
Marcel Thee

Beyoncé Is Raising Her Kids Without Gender Stereotypes, And She's Not Alone

In her September Vogue cover story, Beyoncé says that she's raising her son to be "sensitive and kind," and her daughters to see themselves as bosses.
Leila Ettachfini

Psychopaths May Have an Evolutionary Advantage

As uncomfortable as the thought may be, traits that assist in reproduction tend to get passed on.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
The Business of Babies

Breast Milk Delivery Services are the Solution for Indonesia's Working Moms

Besides helping mothers feed their children, some companies are providing breast milk supplies to families who can't produce them on their own.
Ananda Badudu
The Business of Babies

How International Companies Convinced Mothers That Baby Formula Was Best

More than half of Indonesian mothers feed their children formula, despite the fact that it consumes a huge percentage of their income. How did this happen?
Adi Renaldi
Fast Food

Some Women Believe Eating McDonald's Fries After Sex Helps You Get Pregnant

Looking for a perfect post-coital, baby-making snack?
Mayukh Sen

The Anti-Childbirth Advocates Who Say We're All Better Off Dead

"Sentience just opens everyone up to suffering, whether they're human or animal."
Jessica Bateman