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Local news stations across the U.S. aired a segment produced and scripted by Amazon which touts the company's role in delivering essential groceries and cleaning products during the COVID-19 pandemic, and its ability to do so while "keeping its employees safe and healthy."⁠ ⁠ via @motherboardvice⁠ ⁠ Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ 📸 Image: WVVA

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If you’ve been lucky enough to have some extra time on your hands during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s possible you’ve tried to fill that time by taking up a good, old-fashioned hobby. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We asked a few budding hobbyists about how their own pursuits are going, and well, if you've been feeling bad about your own attempts at a pandemic pastime, be sure to swipe to read about Jake's hobby failure. ⁠ ⁠⠀ Link in bio.

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Introducing the latest issue of VICE magazine: The Means of Production Issue.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We first started planning this edition back in September, long before the pandemic arrived. The issue was meant to tackle the people, structures, and things that make our world function. Instead, it tackled us.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ In the midst of reporting, editing, and designing this issue, our budgets, salaries, and hours were cut. Every piece that was in the works required reconsidering.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ After the initial scrabbling, it dawned on us how accidentally lucky our past and present selves were: If we wanted to show you how things work and how they do not, there is likely no more apt a way to do that than through a global pandemic disrupting every system we had in place.⁠⠀ You can also read each story individually on our site. We hope you enjoy it. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 📸: ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Cover 1: @kaxiaoxi⁠⠀ Cover 2: @theodoreafrika⁠⠀ Cover 3: @claudiazalla⁠⠀ Cover 4: @yoshinori_mizutani⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

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Two unrelated studies recently raised the same possibility: the laws of physics might not apply everywhere, which, if true, would upend an idea underpinning centuries of science.⁠ ⁠ Link in bio. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: Flickr/Kevin Gill

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The coronavirus pandemic began as a potential health crisis and has now become an economic force majeure, bringing on a tidal wave of job losses unlike anything we’ve seen in modern history.⁠ ⁠ One in five Americans are unemployed and one out of every four workers in Canada are now jobless. Those numbers don’t even include people whose hours and income have been reduced.⁠ ⁠ Millennials who graduated into or after the recession of 2007-2009 found a job market that was particularly tough on the youngest workers, but the situation right now might actually be much worse.⁠ ⁠ That doesn’t mean you should stop looking though—quite the opposite in fact. But your approach to landing your next gig or position needs to be different than it was pre-pandemic.⁠ ⁠ 💼Head to the link in bio for the expert advice you need to stand out when literally millions of others are job hunting too.⁠ ⁠ 📸: Valentin Russanov via Getty Images

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Unemployment, though wrenching for those who experience it, presents itself in very different ways, dependent on a person's professional field, class, race, gender, location, and luck. ⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ VICE spoke to 10 people about their experiences navigating job loss during a global pandemic.⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ Head to the link in bio to read more via @vicelife

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The therapeutic potential of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms, has been explored in treating anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder for a few years now. ⁠ ⁠ However, while shrooms and LSD continue to be illegal in most places around the world, Dr. Alan P. Kozikowski is currently leading a team of organic chemists and scientists to create the ultimate psychedelic cure for therapeutic purposes. His team has managed to manufacture a compound that mirrors the hallucinogenic effects of psychedelics, but is relatively less harmful.⁠ ⁠ 🔗Link in bio⁠ via @vicelife⁠ ⁠ 🎨: Prianka Jain

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The Golden Driller is Oklahoma's state monument and represents an oil worker. Now, it's a 75-foot-tall idol representing Elon Musk.⁠ ⁠ The move is so absurd that one hardly knows how to react, but turning a representation of a worker (even though it was originally built by an oil company in the 50s) into an effigy of a union-busting factory owner coercing people to return to the line during a pandemic is probably not a good look.⁠ ⁠ Link in bio.

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The re-opening of society is raising awkward questions about who to invite into our “bubbles,” especially when we have friends whose approaches to handling the pandemic differ from our own.⁠ ⁠ For help on how to navigate those conversations (including nicer ways to say, "you’ve been selfish and I don't like you anymore"), head to the link in our bio. ⁠ ⁠ 📸 via Getty Images⁠

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If you’re a survivor of COVID-19, your blood might be pretty valuable right now.⁠ ⁠ Across the country, doctors and researchers are using the blood products from people who have recovered from the novel coronavirus to treat patients who are severely ill. About 300,000 people in the U.S. who no longer show symptoms of COVID-19, and the Food and Drug Administration—as well as the Mayo Clinic and CSL Plasma—have urged that more donations are needed to meet overwhelmingly high demand during a global crisis that has exhausted public health resources.⁠ ⁠ Link in bio. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: Getty Images

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Need comfy clothes for staying at home? Shop our quarantine sale. Up to 40% off outerwear, t-shirts, and accessories. Click the link in our bio to visit the VICE shop.

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It's the second edition of Noisey Night In, a livestreamed concert featuring some of your faves and ours. ⁠⠀⁠ ⁠⠀⁠ 🗣 Tune in on May 28 ⁠⠀⁠ 🏠 Benefitting @SweetReliefMusiciansFund⁠ ⠀ ⁠ ⠀⁠ 🎶 including: @Finneas, Phoebe Bridgers (@_fake_nudes_), Claud (@claud.mp3), @Alex_Lahey, Beach Bunny (@beachbunnymusic), and @FayeWebster.⁠⠀⁠ ⁠⠀⁠ 🖇️More info at the link in our bio. ⁠⠀⁠ ⁠ Via @noisey ⁠ ⁠ #NoiseyNightIn

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