This Is What Fish Oil Supplements Actually Do

Is fish oil really just snake oil?

My Brother Raped Me and My Anti-Abortion State Senator Didn't Care

"I thought maybe I’d gotten through to him—maybe he would vote for an amendment adding exceptions for rape and incest to Ohio's abortion bill. He voted no."

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."

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.

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."

My House Is Scary and Disgusting, Just the Way I Like It

Filling my home with blood, bones, and mutant specimens in jars helped me make sense of being called a monster all my life.

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.

I Got My Penis Zapped for Better Boners

This treatment is meant for erectile dysfunction, but people who just want harder, longer-lasting erections might also benefit.

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Can You Get Measles if You Were Vaccinated?

A guide to the measles outbreak for people who think they were vaccinated—or aren't really sure.

Trump's 'Record Economy' Is Making Americans Miserable

Except the rich ones, who are stoked.

Is the GOP Healthcare Plan Actually an April Fools' Prank?

It's the only way to explain what Republicans have been doing and saying on healthcare.

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More People Are Feeling Despair and it Might Be Killing Us

A study of over 18,000 Americans found that despair increases in your 30s and could be leading to an increase of "deaths of despair."

The Sugar High Might Be a Myth

That afternoon treat might not improve your mood, and could make you more tired within the first hour of eating it.

What a Keto Diet Cheat Meal Might Do to Your Body

After a week of eating low-carb and high-fat, reintroducing carbs to the diet might negatively affect your blood vessels.

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