Sam Nichols

Health

PTSD Can Supercharge Sex Drive and Researchers Aren't Sure Why

Many PTSD sufferers report a drop in libido, but for another subgroup, sex becomes an all-consuming obsession.
Sam Nichols
8.2.19
Culture

Are Fancy Candles Bad for Your Health? An Investigation

Unlike in food, there are absolutely no requirements for manufacturers to list aromas in candles. And some of the aromas are scary.
Sam Nichols
5.30.19
Drugs

How ‘Bluelight’ Became a Life-Saving Encyclopedia of Drug Info

The internet's largest forum for drug discussion started life in the 90s as a message board called "MDMA Clearinghouse."
Sam Nichols
5.6.19
Culture

How Australia's Ban on Nicotine Vape Spawned a Thriving Black Market

Vape juice that contains nicotine is supposedly illegal. But thanks to loopholes in legislation it's everywhere.
Sam Nichols
4.23.19
Drugs

The Rise and Fall of 'Red Mitsubishis': the Pill That Terrified Australia

In the 90s they were the pinga of choice. By the early 2000s they'd become public enemy number one.
Sam Nichols
3.5.19
Drugs

We Asked Drug Dealers How They've Been Affected by Festival Deaths

"I'm definitely seeing more caution and questions being asked. Buyers now want to see the product beforehand and know how other people have reacted."
Sam Nichols
2.18.19
conspiracy throeries

Meet the People Who Believe Cigarettes Are Healthy

“It may be counter to anything you’ve heard before, but just like everything—they lie.”
Sam Nichols
1.18.19
Payday

When Men Earn Less, Women End Up Paying

Men who are paid less than their female partners often feel insecure, leaving women more vulnerable to abuse and infidelity.
Sam Nichols
1.8.19
Photography

These Photos Make Melbourne Look Like a Model Train Set

Photographer Tim Allen finds the symmetry and beauty in urban sprawl.
Sam Nichols
12.11.18
Payday

Long Term Renters on Why They Chose to Not Buy a House

Buying a house often isn't an option. So we asked, is renting forever really that bad?
Sam Nichols
12.5.18
Payday

How to Invest in the Next Apple

People who invested early in the world's biggest companies explain how all of us can become billionaires.
Sam Nichols
11.29.18
Australiana

Photos From Australia's Protest Warzones

Danny Casey takes photos of the left and right yelling at one another in the street.
Sam Nichols
10.24.18
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