Jesse Hicks

Jesse Hicks writes about science, health, and technology. His work has appeared in Politico, Harper's, and many places online. He's on Twitter: @jessehixxx.

Cannabis

Can Weed Cure a Hangover?

Cannabis can quell nausea, alleviate anxiety, and dull pain—so we looked at the evidence for it as a hangover cure.
Jesse Hicks
10 hours ago
terrorism

“They Said That We Were Pussies:” The Psychologist Who Tortured Accused 9/11 Plotters Says the CIA Wouldn’t Let Him Stop

James Mitchell has also said he would “do it again.”
Jesse Hicks
1.23.20
terrorism

The Masterminds of the CIA’s Torture Program Are About to Reveal How They Interrogated Accused 9/11 Plotters

The two psychologists will likely reveal how the CIA, in the wake of 9/11, turned to waterboarding, cramped confinement, sleep deprivation, mock burials, and more.
Jesse Hicks
1.21.20
psychedelics

Active Ingredient in Shrooms Could ‘Reset’ Brains of Depressed People

Next year, researchers plan to test psilocybin against a leading antidepressant.
Jesse Hicks
12.11.19

What to Do When Your Phone Is Eroding Your Mental Health

A new study suggests there may be more than just a link between smartphone reliance and depression: The one may cause the other.
Jesse Hicks
10.3.19
body

How to Quit Vaping

If you want to stop without turning to cigarettes, here are methods for getting off nicotine altogether.
Jesse Hicks
9.19.19
sexual health

1 in 16 Women Report Their First 'Sexual' Experiences Were Rape or Assault

Extrapolated to the whole U.S. population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation."
Jesse Hicks
9.17.19
Weed

The Weed Breathalyzer Is Coming

As legal weed becomes a reality, researchers, startups, and law enforcement are racing to figure out how to test for THC intoxication.
Jesse Hicks
8.30.19
body

Climate Change Is Going to Make It Too Hot to Even Sleep

Sleep experts want us to rest in rooms 20 degrees cooler than the Energy Star guidelines—meaning we're either going to be wasteful or sweaty.
Jesse Hicks
8.21.19
Drugs

The New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Kind of Misleading

Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.
Jesse Hicks
4.15.19
Sleep

This Is Why You Can't Go Back to Sleep When You Want To

And why you can’t wake up when you have to.
Jesse Hicks
12.1.18
relationships

Some People Stay in Dead-End Relationships Because They're too Nice

People who believed their partners really wanted the relationship to work were less likely to initiate a break up.
Jesse Hicks
11.3.18
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