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.

mind

Polar Explorers Talk About How to Keep Your Cool in Isolation

VICE turned to extremely established experts for advice on managing our mindsets while disconnected from society.
Jesse Hicks
5.14.20
mind

What Coronavirus Drug Shortages Could Mean for Antidepressants

Supply chain disruptions are especially worrying for people who take antidepressants, since abruptly stopping those medications can have serious consequences.
Jesse Hicks
3.30.20
body

Coronavirus Attacks the Lungs. Here's What That Means for Smokers and Vapers

If you smoke or vape, you may be wondering how that plays into a possible global pandemic of lung infections.
Jesse Hicks
3.4.20
Cannabis

Can Weed Cure a Hangover?

Cannabis can quell nausea, alleviate anxiety, and dull pain—so we looked at the evidence for it as a hangover cure.
Jesse Hicks
2.11.20
terrorism

“They Said That We Were Pussies:” The Psychologist Who Tortured Accused 9/11 Plotters Says the CIA Wouldn’t Let Him Stop

James Mitchell has also said he would “do it again.”
Jesse Hicks
1.23.20
terrorism

The Psychologist Who Tortured Accused 9/11 Plotters for the CIA: ‘I Would Do It Again’

James Mitchell testified at Guantanamo Bay for the trial of five accused al-Qaeda members charged with helping to plan and finance the 9/11 attacks.
Jesse Hicks
1.22.20
terrorism

The Masterminds of the CIA’s Torture Program Are About to Reveal How They Interrogated Accused 9/11 Plotters

The two psychologists will likely reveal how the CIA, in the wake of 9/11, turned to waterboarding, cramped confinement, sleep deprivation, mock burials, and more.
Jesse Hicks
1.21.20
2019 movies

We Fact-Checked 5 Horrifying Details in 'The Report,' the New Movie About Post-9/11 Torture

Did a DoJ official really claim that if the president wanted to crush a child's testicles, no treaty could stop him?
Jesse Hicks
11.14.19

What to Do When Your Phone Is Eroding Your Mental Health

A new study suggests there may be more than just a link between smartphone reliance and depression: The one may cause the other.
Jesse Hicks
10.3.19
body

How to Quit Vaping

If you want to stop without turning to cigarettes, here are methods for getting off nicotine altogether.
Jesse Hicks
9.19.19
body

Seven People Have Died from Lung Illnesses Linked to Vaping. Should You Quit?

Reports of seven deaths and hundreds of illnesses linked to vaping THC and nicotine are scary. Here's what you need to know.
Jesse Hicks
9.17.19
sexual health

1 in 16 Women Report Their First 'Sexual' Experiences Were Rape or Assault

Extrapolated to the whole U.S. population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation."
Jesse Hicks
9.16.19
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