Tonic

Living With It

I Sting Myself With Bees 3 Times a Week

“I pick up the tweezers one at a time—a bee squirming at the end of each pair—and press it to my back, waiting for its burning sting.”
Lauren Rothman
4.25.19
High Wire

After Leaving Thousands in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions

The agency is addressing the widespread suffering caused by the crackdown on opioids—the result of predictable misapplication of its guidelines.
Maia Szalavitz
4.25.19
skin

Does it Matter That There’s CBD in Your Skincare?

I tried 40 CBD skincare products, read all the excited claims about them, and talked to three dermatologists with strong B.S. detectors about whether they actually work.
Rajul Punjabi
4.22.19
This Week in Science

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."
Shayla Love
4.22.19
Weed Week

What Would it Be Like to Get High on Mars?

A very thorough answer to your very stoner question.
Mark Hay
4.19.19
body

Women With These Uterus Problems Often Don't Find Out Until They Get Pregnant

It can take miscarriages or preterm labor for people to learn there's even an issue with the organ.
Deana Morton
4.18.19
Weed Week

In States That Won’t Legalize Weed, Veterans Are Changing Minds

And laws.
Rick Morgan
4.18.19
relationships

You Don’t Need the Same Personality as Your Partner to Be Happy

This is where dating apps have it all wrong.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
4.16.19
Sex

I Bought a Bunch of Gas Station Boner Pills and Only Made It Through One

I didn't die, but I won't be trying the rest.
Grant Stoddard
4.16.19
Phys Ed

14 Wellness Influencers Making the Industry More Inclusive

These athletes, coaches, and yogis are a middle finger to the oppressively homogenous wellness world.
Spenser Mestel
4.15.19
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
Weed

Cannabis Users Might Need More Anesthesia in Medical Procedures

They needed 14 percent more fentanyl and 220.5 percent more propofol during procedures like endoscopies or colonoscopies.
Shayla Love
4.15.19
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