Amelia Tait

tech

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.
Amelia Tait
3.26.19
Social Media

What Happens When You Get Scammed By an Influencer

Former fans of Caroline Calloway, Flat Tummy Tea endorsers, and other influencers tell us what it's like to feel scammed by Instagram #aesthetics.
Amelia Tait
3.7.19
Broadly

'You've Got Mail' Is a Love Story About a Millionaire Destroying a Woman's Livelihood

'You've Got Mail' isn't a frothy romantic comedy with added dial-up modem sounds. It's a disturbing true-to-life thriller about a corporate executive slowly driving a women's business into the ground.
Amelia Tait
2.13.19
YouTube

'Youtubers Life OMG!' Is the Smash Hit Game About Being a Vlogger

We spoke to children and their parents about seemingly every kid's dream career.
Amelia Tait
1.15.19
christmas

I Opened the Most Ridiculous Advent Calendars on the Market

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: a "penis extender" with textured ribs, 24 shots of tequila, and a kit to "pimp my prosecco."
Amelia Tait
12.3.18
Broadly

When You're Both Overweight and Anorexic

Eating disorders are commonly diagnosed after drastic weight loss. For anorexic women and men who don't meet the weight criteria, that often means suffering in silence.
Amelia Tait
12.8.15
Stuff

Is Obesity a Psychological or Physical Problem?

How does someone become morbidly obese? Are people genetically predisposed to it, or is it a case of nurture over nature?
Amelia Tait
7.30.15
Stuff

The Complex, Tragic Psychology Behind Animal Hoarding

Why is it that there are constant news stories about people who cage or cram hundreds of pets into their homes? Sometimes it's animal cruelty, but it could also be attributed to a specific mental illness.
Amelia Tait
5.7.15
Stuff

My Eating Disorder Had Nothing to Do with Barbie or the Media

A lot of people with an eating disorder will find the idea that it's caused by Barbies or supermodels insulting and patronizing. It's a mental illness, not a bad case of vanity.
Amelia Tait
2.20.15
Stuff

Are Vloggers Ripping Off Their Young Fans for Meet-and-Greets?

As the cult of YouTube celebrity grows, fan interactions have been rapidly monetized. The question is, is $80 a fair price to pay for a selfie and a hug?
Amelia Tait
10.21.14
Stuff

Aromantics Just Want to Be Your Friend

You might be familiar with asexuality, but are you familiar with aromanticism? They're never gonna fall in love—because they don't want to.
Amelia Tait
9.19.14
tech

This Subreditt Tells You Exactly How Ugly You Are

Which, depending on who you are, can either be helpful or not very nice at all.
Amelia Tait
7.15.14