tanning

9.4.18

Should Tanning Be Considered Addictive?

Currently only one behavioral addiction, gambling disorder, is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, and that behavior was only recognized a few years ago.

8.20.18

The Man Who Sold America on Vitamin D—and Profited in the Process

The doctor most responsible for turning the sunshine supplement into a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry, according to government records and interviews.

7.19.18

Why Do People Drastically Change Their Skin Color?

The complicated psychology of why some people obsessively tan and why others use bleaching products to lighten their skin.

7.18.18

Gyms Are Home to Extreme Tanning Bed Use

"Three gym chains alone house over 10,000 tanning beds nationwide.”

6.21.17

Idiots Have Been Using Coke as Tanning Lotion for at Least a Decade

While talk of the "trend" is resurfacing, this not-so-wise practice is actually nothing new.

1.26.17

We Asked 20-Somethings Why They Still Use Tanning Beds

The risks are well known, but that's not stopping many young men and women from soaking up UV rays.

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7.20.16

​Can You Get Herpes from a Tanning Bed?

In our new bullshit-busting column, we investigate the story doing the rounds on Facebook that tanning can give you STIs.

7.20.16

​Can You Get Herpes from a Tanning Bed?

In our new bullshit-busting column, we investigate the story doing the rounds on Facebook that tanning can give you STIs.

7.6.15

Fourth of July at Muscle Beach

The iconic bodybuilding competition on Venice Beach was full of rippling muscles, tanning lotion, and glittering gold prizes.

5.28.15

These 18th Century Native Tools Are Being 3D Scanned, Printed and Used Again

Artist Tania Larsson used modern replication techniques to recreate traditional animal hide tanning artifacts in the Smithsonian's collection.

1.27.15

A Tannery Worker Poisoned by Toxic Chemicals (Extra Scene from 'Toxic Tanneries')

In this extra scene, VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid meets 17-year-old tannery worker Mohammad Rahman, who has developed a series of health problems from working in the leather industry in Bangladesh.

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