Mortality

10.8.19

Of COURSE Having a Dog Helps You Live Longer!!!

In six studies published between 1950 and 2019, dog ownership was associated with a 24 percent risk reduction for death.

10.1.18

Hundreds of People Have Died Taking Selfies, Study Says

A study on deaths resulting from selfies is recommending that we set up “selfie free zones.”

7.3.18

An Out of Shape Slob’s Guide to Running

I’m no good at it, and I hate it. So I asked an expert how to be less miserable.

3.29.18

Going to Concerts Helps You Live Longer So I Calculated My Death Age

Another study has linked enjoying live music with adding nine years to your lifespan. I crunched the numbers.

2.21.18

Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them

We asked overdose survivors about the dangerous trend of mixing opioids with depressants or stimulants, a key part of America's larger crisis.

11.20.17

Dog Owners Live Longer, Are Better People

Turns out companionship (and walking) is good for your heart.

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2.6.17

Would You Pay $80,000 to Freeze Your Head if It Meant You Had a Second Shot at Life?

We explored the options at America's largest cryonic-freezing center, Alcor Life Extension Foundation.

2.6.17

Facing Death at a Morgue on the US-Mexico Border

Motherboard's Brian Anderson recalls the sights and scents from his first trip to the municipal morgue in Ciudad Juárez.

2.1.17

February's Best Books, Gadgets, and VR Systems

In this month's issue of VICE magazine, we review the best VR headsets, Mark O'Connell's new book on transhumanism, and a new startup working to get digital art on your walls.

12.8.16

Thomas Morton Thinks We're All Bags of Filth

On an all new episode of 'BALLS DEEP' the VICELAND host attends an autopsy to find out what happens to your body after you die.

10.21.16

Me, My Mom, and Paul McCartney: From the Iron Curtain to the California Desert

Fifty years after she discovered The Beatles at secret listening parties in Communist Hungary, I took my mom to her first music festival at Desert Trip.

9.1.16

On This Day in 1914, a Species Went Extinct in Cincinnati (Also, the Reds Lost to the Cubs)

The passenger pigeon went extinct on this day in 1914 at a Cincinnati zoo while the Cubbies came back to beat the Reds.

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