pain

What It’s Really Like to Live With Chronic Pain

The defender crashed into me from behind as I went up for the header. I fell, hard, on my back. The soccer match was heated,…

Three Men on the Most Absurdly Painful Sunburns They’ve Ever Had

It’s that time of year, between spring break and Memorial Day, when people everywhere, after months of long, dark winter, are ready to fry themselves…

My Three Months on Kratom, the ‘Miracle Drug’ for Bodybuilders and Opiate Addicts

I first caught wind of kratom back in 2016, when filmmaker Chris Bell told me at that year’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Expo in Las…

This 71-Year-Old Woman Who Feels No Pain or Anxiety Is the Hero We Deserve, Not the Hero We Need

The human body: An inspiring biological work of art? Or a meaty sack of germs and fluids? Either way, there’s still a lot we don’t…