Growing Up


What It's Like to Be Raised Gender Neutral

We spoke to kids and parents about the benefits and challenges of a gender-neutral upbringing.


The Joy and Boredom of Being Young in New Zealand's Most Remote Outpost

No cell reception, one pub, few faces you haven’t seen before. What life is like on the Chatham Islands, the most isolated corner of one of the most isolated countries in the world.


Millennials Tell Us Whether Life Really Gets Better After High School

Whether you were a nerd, a goth, a queer, a jock, a cheerleader or a douchebag, you’ll see a bit of yourself reflected in these life-after-high-school stories.


People Describe Their First Sexual Fantasies

"It happened while I was watching 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It'. I suddenly started to feel somewhat confused and a little guilty."


Pop Culture Taught Me How To Hide My Autism

Around my parents I was Angela from ‘My So Called Life,’ with my friends it was Cher from ‘Clueless,’ and in front of boys I became Alice from ‘Closer.’


How Old Is Too Old to Live With Your Parents?

The question that's launched a thousand Reddit threads.


People Told Us About Their Wildest Summer Flings in Six Words

“Señor Frog's bartender in Puerto Vallarta.”


Can You Still Be Metal If You Cut Your Hair?

Thoughts on nervously going where every metalhead fears to tread: the hair stylist.


Trans People Talk About What They Wish They Knew When They Were Younger

"I wish I'd known I needn't feel obliged to talk about my genitals to random people at parties."


Nick Kroll’s New Netflix Show Tackles the Horny Side of Puberty

‘Big Mouth’ stars Kroll, John Mulaney and Jenny Slate.


What Your Childhood Is Like When Your Dad Is in Prison

Both my parents spent time in prison for drug trafficking – my mother was locked away for a total of eight years before I was born.


Why You Shouldn’t Have Kids

So your friends are accidentally on purpose having children, giving each other rings, and doing beautiful, real, rewarding things. This is why you're not.