Shayla Love

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

mind

Keeping Up Appearances as a 'Model Minority' Can Have Serious Mental Health Consequences

The importance of maintaining "face" in Asian cultures goes back thousands of years. In the US, where Asian Americans also grapple with a rampant high-achiever stereotype, people are suffering silently.
Shayla Love
9.10.19
mind

Socially Anxious People Are Taking MDMA and Other Psychedelics to Cope

Scientists say that combined with therapy, these drugs could be a promising treatment option.
Shayla Love
8.28.19
climate change

How to Radicalise Your Parents on Climate Change

It's possible to change someone's mind on climate change – if you're related to them.
Shayla Love
8.1.19
climate change

This Is What America Could Look Like When Its Coasts Are Under Water

Rising sea levels could be an opportunity for social change – or a dystopian hellscape.
Shayla Love
7.24.19
mind

The Vaccine That Could Prevent Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

As mental health disorders run rampant, scientists are trying to make an immunisation from bacteria that could help.
Shayla Love
7.16.19
Allergies

Why Do Some People Suddenly Develop Food Allergies Later in Life?

It can be confusing and daunting to suddenly not be able to eat a food you've eaten your whole life.
Shayla Love
7.8.19
psychedelics

If Everyone Tripped on Psychedelics, We’d Do More About Climate Change

Scientists are looking into what psychedelics do to inspire people to act pro-environmentally.
Shayla Love
7.1.19
mind

The Chilling Mystery of High-Altitude Suicides

US counties above 4,000 feet have twice as many suicides as counties at 2,000 feet. Is it because there's less oxygen in the air, or is something else going on?
Shayla Love
6.25.19
mind

The Case for an 8-Hour Work Week

Robots may be coming your job, but a new study finds we don’t need to work that much anyway.
Shayla Love
6.24.19
mind

The Pursuit of High Self-Esteem Is Making Us Miserable

“We think of boosts to self-esteem as analogous to sugar: tasty but not nutritious.”
Shayla Love
6.20.19
environment-policy

The Radical Plan to Save the Planet by Working Less

The degrowth movement wants to intentionally shrink the economy to address climate change, and create lives with less stuff, less work and better well-being. But is it a utopian fantasy?
Shayla Love
5.30.19
healthcare

Twitter's New Vaccine Feature Won't Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?
Shayla Love
5.16.19
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