Jesse Hicks

Jesse Hicks writes about science, health, and technology. His work has appeared in Politico, Harper's, and many places online. He's on Twitter: @jessehixxx.

Sleep

This Is Why You Can't Go Back to Sleep When You Want To

And why you can’t wake up when you have to.
Jesse Hicks
12.2.18
relationships

Some People Stay In Dead-End Relationships Because They're Too Nice

People who believed their partners really wanted the relationship to work were less likely to initiate a break up.
Jesse Hicks
11.3.18
body

The Long-Term Psychological Effects of Having Acne as a Teen

Women specifically reported greater impairment in their quality of life, and showed more symptoms than men.
Jesse Hicks
10.28.18
phobias

Fear of Snakes and Spiders Might Be Hardwired Into Our Brains

They're two of the most prevalent phobias among adults.
Jesse Hicks
8.8.18
Smoking

Former Smokers Might Want to Eat More Tomatoes

A new study suggests diets high in fresh fruit could help lungs damaged from smoking.
Jesse Hicks
8.6.18
mental health

People With Depression May Have Less of This Chemical in Their Bodies

Those who had the worst symptoms had the lowest levels.
Jesse Hicks
8.1.18
psychology

Why Do We Hate People Who Seem Too Nice?

Psychologists call it "antisocial punishment" or "do-gooder derogation".
Jesse Hicks
7.24.18
drinking

Young Adults Are Increasingly Dying of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

Cirrhosis deaths have increased in every state but one.
Jesse Hicks
7.19.18
mind

Ecstasy’s Risks to the Average User May Be Less Severe Than Previously Thought

Past research on MDMA has contained some noteworthy flaws.
Jesse Hicks
6.24.18
tech harm reduction

We Talked to People Who Work in Tech About How They Manage Screen Time

The irony of a Silicon Valley leader setting a no-phone rule.
Jesse Hicks
6.10.18
POOP

What on Earth Could Someone Learn About Kim Jong-un From His Feces?

The Supreme leader allegedly travels with his own toilet because excrement contains “information about his health status” that "can't be left behind."
Jesse Hicks
5.2.18
Pregnancy

Does Smoking Marijuana Affect Breastmilk?

One of the first studies in 35 years took a look.
Jesse Hicks
4.16.18
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