conspiracy theories

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Satanic Pedophile Panics

Modern-day conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and 'QAnon' have roots that stretch back to medieval Europe.
Mark Hay
8 hours ago
Important Questions Raised By...

People with Synesthesia Tell Us Why Rae Sremmurd Makes the Most Colorful Music

"I want to listen to this song on repeat in a sensory deprivation tank, but I'm worried it might break my brain?"
Daisy Jones

Secret $1.5 Billion Mega Millions Winner Is Blowing It, 'Lotto Lawyer' Says

Claiming a massive jackpot right away isn't always a smart move, but what is this person waiting for?
Allie Conti
6 hours ago
Social Media

I Followed Teen Instagrammers’ Advice for a Week

‘Thread accounts’ are the new ‘Tiger Beat’ so I followed as many as I could.
Ebony-Renee Baker
6 hours ago

What Does the Future Hold for USA Gymnastics?

The USOC plans to pursue decertification of USAG, but there could be some hurdles, including a legal tactic employed by the Catholic Church in cases of clergy sexual abuse.
Caitlin Cruz

People Don't Understand Serena Williams's Controversial 'GQ' Cover

Some are calling it racist and transphobic, but there's more nuance to take into consideration.
Mikelle Street
8 hours ago

Meet Brad, the Guy Keeping Your Vibrator Safe from Hackers

With his Internet of Dongs Project, RenderMan, a.k.a. Brad Haines, is dead set on protecting smart sex toys.
Mark Hay
7 hours ago
healthcare guides

All the Rules About Birth Control and Health Insurance

And what to do if you don't have insurance but still don't want babies.
Jessica Migala

The Inside Story of Britain's Most Notorious Cold Case Murder

In 1991, Penny Bell was found in her Jaguar, stabbed 50 times in the chest and arms. Her killer has never been found.
James McMahon
18 hours ago
Late Capitalism

Wells Fargo: You Can’t Sue Because You Should Have Known We Misled You

A new legal argument from the extremely shady bank is basically: "We can't be trusted to tell the actual truth." And it might work.
David Dayen
10 hours ago

What It Took for Me to Double My Salary as a Teacher

To finally be compensated not just in warm fuzzies but in an actual denomination that pays the bills is incredible.
She Picks Up Pennies

'A Star Is Bored,' Today's Comic by Roberta Vázquez

How much more can Bradley Cooper take?
Roberta Vázquez
8 hours ago