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.

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
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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
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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
Weed

The Weed Breathalyzer Is Coming

As legal weed becomes a reality, researchers, startups, and law enforcement are racing to figure out how to test for THC intoxication.
Jesse Hicks
8.29.19
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Climate Change Is Going to Make It Too Hot to Even Sleep

Sleep experts want us to rest in rooms 20 degrees cooler than the Energy Star guidelines—meaning we're either going to be wasteful or sweaty.
Jesse Hicks
8.21.19
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
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