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.

Drugs

The New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Kind of Misleading

Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.
Jesse Hicks
4.15.19
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
11.29.18
psychology

Narcissistic Traits Might Differ Depending on How You Vote

A recent study looks at personality traits like exhibitionism and entitlement in Republicans and Democrats.
Jesse Hicks
11.15.18
body

Men Obsessed With Being Fit Often Struggle With Drinking and Depression

The real problem isn’t a thin ideal—it’s a muscular one, a new study shows.
Jesse Hicks
11.9.18
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
10.26.18
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
10.24.18
psychology

Acting Like a Psychopath Can Help You at Work, if You're a Man

Men and women are perceived differently when they display traits like aggression and dominance in the office.
Jesse Hicks
10.17.18
VICE Guide to Life

Is it Possible to Get Sick From a Used Dorm Mattress?

Your predecessor could have left behind everything from dust mites to insect parts, bodily secretions and excretions, fungal spores, and bacteria.
Jesse Hicks
9.11.18
healthcare

The Average Nurse Makes Barely More Than They Did in 2005

Meanwhile, doctors and medical center CEOs saw much bigger increases.
Jesse Hicks
8.29.18
Harm Reduction

Calling Safe Consumption Sites by a Different Name Increases Public Support

A new study found that, all other things being equal, people were more likely to support "overdose prevention sites" opening in their community.
Jesse Hicks
8.13.18
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
7.31.18
psychology

Why Do We Dislike People Who Seem Too Nice?

Psychologists call it “antisocial punishment” or “do-gooder derogation.”
Jesse Hicks
7.23.18
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