Shayla Love

Shayla Love is a senior staff writer at Vice covering science, medicine, health, drugs, and climate.

Health

COVID-19 Is Proof of Just How Socially Determined Health Is

A virus doesn’t care how much money you have or where you live. Yet, the pandemic has shown in the starkest terms that inequality kills—and what to do about it.
Shayla Love
2 days ago
mind

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.”
Shayla Love
7.14.20
Health

Is Racism a Mental Illness?

If racism were thought of as a mental disorder, would it help the efforts to make the world a less racist place, or make them harder?
Shayla Love
7.8.20
Economy

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?
Shayla Love
6.17.20
Health

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.
Shayla Love
6.10.20
environment

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.
Shayla Love
6.3.20
VICE Magazine

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.
Shayla Love
5.27.20
mind

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.
Shayla Love
5.13.20
mind

We Need Gossip Now More Than Ever

Starting a gossip practice during social distancing, even if over video chat, can help us feel closer to one another.
Shayla Love
5.8.20
The VICE Guide to 2030

Young Meme Makers Are Redefining What it Means to Be an Introvert

What happens when an introvert loves socializing online?
Shayla Love
5.5.20
body

Your Body Odour 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.
Shayla Love
5.1.20
mind

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.
Shayla Love
4.30.20
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