Stories by April M. Short

April M. Short is a yoga teacher and writer who previously worked as AlterNet's drugs and health editor. She currently works part-time for AlterNet, and freelances for a number of publications nationwide.  subscribe to April M. Short's feed

Posted on: Sep 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Lainey Morse found an innovative way to alleviate the stress and debt of chronic illness.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Another reason to keep the stress out of your life.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

They used "amplification" to combat a subtle, common form of sexism.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Pairing of the two age-old healing methodologies is on the rise, but it's not a new trend.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Walking just 30 minutes five days a week saves big on medical costs, according to a new study.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Many people distrust balding men, yet believe they are more successful.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

This could be a good thing.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

More athletes are coming out publicly about their pot use.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The seeds of inevitable sexism are planted young.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The word marijuana has a rotten history.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

We adults are creating a pretty stifling environment for our young ones.

Posted on: May 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Millennials have come of age amid the bursting of the housing bubble, perpetual war and the Great Recession.

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.