sex and relationships
Inside Smooci, the Sex Work App Described as 'Uber for Escorts'
We went to the launch of the self-described “next-generation escort booking platform” to see if it had sex workers' interests at heart.
How I Learned to Deal With Stress After My Creative Escape Became My Job
As I started to make more money off of stand-up comedy, I had to find a new way to blow off steam.
How to Quit Your Shitty Job and Become a Dominatrix
In the first installment of our new column, we meet a former financial researcher who switched from flogging numbers to flogging people.
The Worst Things People Have Been Asked to Do When Applying for a Job
“We were asked to do improv games in a group interview. The job was working in a bar."
Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work
"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off."
I Was a Forever Intern and Here’s What I Learned
Internship culture is out of control. I've done 11 of them—and learned some things along the way that could have saved me the occasional breakdown.
Common Misconceptions, Answered
Common Myths About Porn, Debunked by a Porn Performer
"I love having fun on set. Can you imagine having sex in a way you really enjoy, with your full consent, and not responding like it’s positive? Also, you can’t fake a squirting orgasm."
All the Ways You Will Be Laid Off
There are bad ways, and less bad ways, to find out you are being canned.
Suddenly Making Less Money May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease—and Death
Losing your job can feel like a death sentence. New research shows the scary way that might actually be true.
Meet the Guy Who Legally Changed His Name to Santa Claus
The good news: technically yes Santa is real. The bad news: he lives in upstate New York and used to install fire sprinklers.
The Hellish Commute of the Women Who Make Your Clothes
In Cambodia, female garment workers slave away for hours on end to make fast fashion for brands like H&M and Gap. But their problems don't end when they leave the factory.
The VICE Guide to Life
Eight Jobs You Can Do From a Tree
Or in a cave, or in a hole, or on the water. (Anywhere, you see.)