Jack Urwin

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I Asked All My Old Friends Why We're Not Friends Anymore

A new study says your twenties are the age you start losing friends, so I tried to find out why I've lost all of mine.
Jack Urwin
6.23.16
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

Childhood, Fame, and Depression: The Story of Lil' Chris

His story seemed all too tragically familiar. A child who found huge fame at an unfathomably early age, and seemed to spend the rest of their teens and twenties trying to cope with the aftermath.
Jack Urwin
5.17.16
Stuff

How the Sputtering Oil and Gas Industry Is Destroying Men

Men are falling behind in one Canadian oil town and, not surprisingly, they aren't handling it well.
Jack Urwin
4.26.16
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New Canadian Bill That Proposes Amnesty for Drug Users Who Overdose is Just Common Decency

It's not hyperbole to say this law could be the difference between life and death for many people.
Jack Urwin
2.23.16
tech

Why You Shouldn't Hold People's Old Embarrassing Internet Bullshit Against Them

As recently as five years ago, I was a terrible human with terrible opinions, and a real knack for posting those opinions online. While those Twitter posts are still exactly the same, I've changed.
Jack Urwin
8.19.15
Stuff

What Do You Do if You Find a Big Bag of Crystal Meth in Your Backpack?

An interview with a young woman in England who found a baggie of hard drugs in her bag after a night out and had no idea what do next.
Jack Urwin
4.2.15
Stuff

Is It Possible to Be Both Socially Conscious and Happy?

We had a chat with a representative from the Action for Happiness charity about whether it's possible to be truly happy in the face of all the terrible shit that is happening around the world.
Jack Urwin
4.1.15
Stuff

Working a Minimum Wage Job Should Be the UK's New National Service

A year in the shoes of your average worker might give Britain's political leaders a little more perspective.
Jack Urwin
11.12.14
Stuff

A Stiff Upper Lip Is Killing British Men

Men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women in the UK, but until they address their inability to open up, they'll continue to die.
Jack Urwin
10.19.14