Shayla Love is a senior staff writer at Vice covering science, medicine, health, drugs, and climate.
Brain Science Is Ignoring Left-Handed People
"It’s one of these 'rules of thumb' that people learn when they start doing neuroscience, that including left-handed individuals is bad.”
Is Racism a Mental Illness?
If racism was thought of as a mental disorder, would it help the efforts to make the world a less racist place, or make them harder?
Police Are the First to Respond to Mental Health Crises. They Shouldn’t Be
"This is the only medical illness that we use criminal justice to respond to."
COVID-19 Broke the Economy. What If We Don’t Fix It?
Instead of reopening society for the sake of the economy, what if we continued to work less, buy less, make less—for the sake of the planet?
Does Speaking Japanese Lower The Risk of Spreading Coronavirus?
We’re fixated on coughing and sneezing as ways of transmitting the virus, but what we say and how we say it might matter too.
Our Infrastructure Is Being Built for a Climate That’s Already Gone
Our drain pipes, reservoirs, power lines, roads, sewage systems and more are all designed based on past climate data. But with the climate crisis comes the uncomfortable realization that the past can't predict what we'll need in the future.
Get Ready for Pharmaceutical-Grade Magic Mushroom Pills
As magic mushrooms make the shift from recreational drug to mental health treatment, patients won’t be eating caps and stems, but a synthetic product made in a lab—one that can be patented and profited from.
Parents Are Eavesdropping on Their Kids’ Virtual Therapy Sessions
Young people doing therapy at home have to speak in code and hand signals.
Psychotic Delusions Change With the Times. They’ve Started to Include COVID-19
People with psychosis could be having pandemic delusions long after a vaccine is developed or society is reopened.
We Need Gossip Now More Than Ever
To spice up your quarantine life, share one piece of goss per day.
Your Body Odor Might Change in Quarantine
The microbes that live on us are responsible for nearly all of our bodily smells. In social isolation, our microbial communities could be shifting.
Having OCD During a Pandemic Is Not a Superpower
Cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein explains what it’s like to have had contamination fears long before everyone else did.