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Drugs

The Steady Rise of the Trippy Festival

Music festivals have always been the bedrock of psychedelic drug taking. Now psychedelic-themed festivals have reached a new high, as more people search for meaning away from their nine-to-five lives
Kevin Franciotti
12.19.18
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I Took Ayahuasca at a Countryside Retreat and It Was as Profound as They Say It Is

It wasn’t scary. It was beautiful. Magical. Out of this world. It was bizarre and yet it made complete sense. And I was not alone. And I never would be again.
Anonymous Author
12.19.18
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The Decline of American Peyote

The small, bulbous peyote cactus is central to the religious rituals of the Native American Church, but poaching and unsustainable harvesting practices put it at risk of extinction in the United States.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.14.18
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We live in a world committed to making purchases as easy as possible. But at what cost?
Kate Dries
12.11.18
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Our Cities are Designed for Loneliness

Our built environment is not working in our favour. Urban planners want to change that.
Ankita Rao
12.11.18
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The Psychedelic Resistance

We live our lives increasingly locked into screen time, distanced from nature and each other by modern capitalism and divisive politics. It’s no surprise that illegal use of psychedelics is on the rise.
Mike Power
12.4.18
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Volunteers Under Fire

All over the US and Canada, rural communities are grappling with how to provide vital emergency services to citizens amid rapid population migration into cities.
Ben Makuch
12.4.18
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

The Death of Death

What young people can learn from a society of aging immortalists trying to live long enough to live forever.
Annalies Winny
12.4.18
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Love Binge

For 14 years, I photographed girls in upstate New York who were growing up the same way I did, with limited means in an American culture that promotes escapism through constant consumption.
Brenda Ann Kenneally
12.3.18
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Going Underground

The resurgence in clinical trials into the effectiveness of LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin in treating depression and trauma has received widespread publicity. But outside the labs, regular people are taking psychedelic therapy into their own hands.
Jenny Valentish
12.3.18
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This Is Your Brain on Hate

Researchers are studying how white supremacism may rewire people.
Allie Conti
12.3.18
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Take a Trip through VICE Magazine's Latest Issue

The Burnout and Escapism Issue explores the correlation between mental health and the deep desire to escape from it all through drugs.
ELLIS JONES
12.3.18
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