Motherboard Shorties

Swimming with a Prosthetic Leg: The Fin

We meet Kevin Vaughan, a 28 year old vet and amputee at home and as he tries his new amphibious water prosthetic, "the fin." We also visit the fin's creator, Todd Goldstein, in his 3D printing lab.
Tonic Shorties

How Cannabis Oil Can Treat Anxiety in Dogs

VICE’s Trey Smith talks to a pet owner about their experiences with treating their dog’s anxiety with a CBD tincture.
Yes Man

I Tried to Destroy My Love Handles with a Laser

Sculpsure is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment designed to get rid of pesky fat cells around the abdomen and flanks. Our resident Yes Man Grant Stoddard decided to give it a try to see if he could destroy his love handles.
Tonic Shorties

Why High Sex May Not Be That Great

Many people think sex pairs particularly well with weed. But it's not for everyone.
Tonic Explains

Getting High On Your Own (Air) Supply

Tonic's Dhani Oks explains how breathing can get you stoned.
Tonic Explains

We Need to Get Comfortable Talking About Suicide

Suicide is hard to talk about, but we need to. In this episode of Tonic Explains, psychiatry resident, Anita Rao, explains why talking about the details is crucial.
Tonic Explains

What Exactly Is Psychosis Anyway?

Psychosis doesn't always look like what you see in horror films. So, what exactly is it? Psychiatry resident, Anita Rao, breaks it down in this Tonic Explains.
Tonic Shorties

What It's Like to Live with Herpes

An estimated half a billion people between the ages of 15-49 years have genital herpes, according to the World Health Organization. So why does it still carry such a stigma? Tonic spoke with three women about their experience living with HSV.
Tonic Explains

Why Anxiety Is Actually Good for You

Anita Rao, a psychiatry resident, explains the origins of anxiety.
International Mom Advice

Austrian Bone Remedy

Meet Claudia Berger, mother of two and queen of the herbs.
Tonic Explains

What 'Pulp Fiction' Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

Tonic's Dhani Oks explains the benefits of meditation and walks us through the proper way to meditate.
Tonic Specials

The Opioid Effect: Inside Pennsylvania's Heroin Epidemic

Prescription opioids are effective in treating pain, but they're also highly addictive and can act as a gateway to heroin abuse. Vice went to Philadelphia to meet some men in recovery and learn about the thin line between treatment and addiction.
Tonic Specials

Toxic Air in Steam Valley

Clairton, PA, is home to the country's largest coke manufacturing plant. It also boasts alarming childhood asthma rates. VICE's Adam Banicki met with steel workers, community members, doctors and officials to learn how the two may be connected.
Yes Man

The Cryofacial

Grant Stoddard has made a living writing about health and sex. Now, he's going to explore some of the more unusual beauty crazes gripping New York City. First up, the cryofacial.
Tonic Specials

The Experimental Ketamine Cure for Depression

Could the club drug ketamine be the best hope for curing chronic depression?
First Aid for the Apocalypse

How to Treat a Laceration

In an uncertain future, you need to be prepared. Here's a first-aid guide.
Tonic Shorties

Writer Ariel Henley on Disability in the Media

Ariel Henley was born with Crouzon syndrome; a genetic disorder that affects the shape of the head and face. A writer, Henley is pushing for greater representation of disability and people with facial defects in the media.
Tonic Shorties

The Effects of Putting Weed in Your Coffee

There's a misconception that if you combine two drugs you'll get the best of both worlds.
Tonic Shorties

Health Crazed: Kratom

Kratom is a plant used traditionally to reduce pain in users, but it's not void of controversy.
Tonic Shorties

Health Crazed: Sound Baths

Sound baths are a new form of meditation, where instruments are used to create vibrations that put participants in a relaxed state.
Tonic Shorties

Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid is a Palestinian-American comedian with cerebral palsy.
Tonic Shorties

Health Crazed: Fruitarian

A fruitarian diet consists of up to 75% raw fruit. It's a growing health craze, but some medical experts fear there are potential health risks.
Tonic Shorties

Comfort Food Meditation

Spirituality writer Patia Braithwaite tests out a meditation app while eating her favorite comfort food.
Tonic Fitness Instruction

Glamour Muscles for Men

Learn the go-to workouts to tighten your Glamour Muscles, from biceps to abs.