Shayla Love is a staff writer at Vice covering science, medicine, health, and drugs.
The Chilling Mystery of High-Altitude Suicides
U.S. counties above 4,000 feet have twice the suicides as counties at 2,000 feet. Is it because there's less oxygen in the air, or is something else going on?
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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.
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.”
Some Compelling Reasons Not to Give Up on Solving Climate Change
Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better.
Black Children at White Schools Are More Likely to Be Told They Have a Learning Disability
Disability classifications in the U.S. are subjective and inconsistent, and prone to bias based on context.
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?
Writing About Trauma Can Help You Heal
"Two days after the murder, I told a friend in my playwriting program that I would never write about it. Here's why I changed my mind."
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?
The Ethics of Taking the Drugs You Study
Should psychedelic scientists trip on the drugs they research?
The Anatomy of Empathy
Joel Salinas can literally feel his patients' pain. But as scientists are learning, there's more to empathy than just mirroring someone else.
Climate Change Could Mean More Kids, Not Less
The effects will vary across the globe and could worsen inequality.
Offices Can Be Hell for People Whose Brains Work Differently
Work spaces today come with strong smells, harsh light, lots of chatter, and constant messages on email or Slack. For neurodivergent people, this can be a big ask.