In the 2010s, Getting High Became Even More Profitable and Terrifying
At the beginning of the decade, the online drug trade opened its floodgates. At the end, U.S. cities started decriminalizing magic mushrooms. This is how the last ten years turned the illegal drug industry upside down.
Forget Cali Sober. Now There's Vape Sober
Inside the massive underground network of people who help each other stay off drugs—and are ready to fight back against vape bans.
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A Eulogy for the Mix CD, the Best Way to Tell Someone 'I Like You'
Mix CDs have been innovated out of existence—but nothing has managed to replace how meaningful it was to make and receive them.
The 2010s Were the Decade That Genre Collapsed
Over the past 10 years, our collective cultural melting pot has boiled over, giving us exciting young artists who resist fitting into any box at all.
I Manipulated Lonely Teachers to Steal Tests in High School
I got the idea when I was working at a movie theater.
The Story of the Very First Thing Securely Sold on the Internet
25 years ago, a college kid named Dan Kohn had the novel idea to let people buy things online. The first thing he ever sold was a Sting solo album.
These Engineering Students Built a Special Pen Just for Cheating on Tests
"We didn't really need to cheat, because we already had 3.9 GPAs."
Offices Can Be Hell for People Whose Brains Work Differently
Work spaces today come with strong smells, harsh light, lots of chatter, and constant messages on email or Slack. For neurodivergent people, this can be a big ask.