Stories by April M. Short

April M. Short writes and edits for AlterNet. She previously worked as AlterNet's drugs and health editor. subscribe to April M. Short's feed

Posted on: May 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Millions of people's lives are still controlled in racist and dehumanizing ways after they leave prison.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

People who don’t make extravagant tech salaries can no longer afford to live in my golden home state.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows common plastic packaging steeps food in industrial chemicals.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

They've been developing thicker exoskeletons to resist insecticides. Good luck sleeping tight.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

If you happen to be born with a vagina in China and haven’t tied the knot by 25, you’re labeled a "leftover woman."

Posted on: Apr 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The ancient practice of "smudging" is apparently antiseptic, which might come in handy to replace chemical cleaners and antibiotics.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies discusses three decades of psychedelic research.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The solution runs deeper than punishing a few students as if they are an international drug trafficking ring.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Her program takes women to South America for psychedelic healing ceremonies.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Sanders has been vocal on the issue for years.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Odd emotions have names—just maybe not in English.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A Q&A with the famed businessman and activist Steve DeAngelo the day he published his new book 'The Cannabis Manifesto.'

Posted on: Sep 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new poll measures well-being around the country.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

He has spent a third of his life behind bars.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A Harvard study showed infants who were breastfed had higher concentrations of common, toxic chemicals.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

People in San Francisco and LA are spending half of their incomes on rent.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Popular browser extension pokes fun at the Internet's millennial-haters.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A cannabis overdose has never killed anyone -- much less a child.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The local county has responded à la Reefer Madness, and the name of the town does not help.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Colorado experiment yields dramatic results.