America’s Biggest New Age Expo Is Just Trying to Keep Things from Getting Weird
The Conscious Life Expo celebrates alternative healing, crystals, psychics, mediums, angels and aliens. Its founder says he's been trying to drive out the conspiracy theorist element that sometimes accompanies those things. Is it working?
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Docs: Shadow Inc. Directly Tied to Liberal Media Operation
“The fact that we are getting framed as nefarious for doing what the right has been doing is bullshit,” said Acronym CEO Tara McGowan.
Influencers Allege That a Famous Curly Hair Brand Is Damaging Their Hair
Some of DevaCurl's huge fanbase is rioting.
Here Are the Most Common Airbnb Scams Worldwide
Nearly 1,000 people flooded our inbox with their stories. We found some patterns.
The 'Energy Worker' Seen on Goop Has Implied That His Treatments Can Disappear Breast Cancer
Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show is also providing a large audience for John Amaral, a 'somatic energy practitioner' who has said his energy work led to "spontaneous remission" of breast cancer.
The Coronavirus Is an Exciting Opportunity for Conspiracy Theorists
The spread of the epidemic has provided a bonanza for conspiracy theorists with something to promote, like hoax theories, bullshit treatments, and xenophobia.
46% of Americans Are 'Unsure' if Vaccines Cause Autism. They Don't
A new Gallup poll shows that while Americans are confident in vaccines overall, they're still unsure on debunked claims about a link between vaccines and autism.
Feminist Zines Have Have Been Around Longer Than You Thought—Here's Where One Began
Inside the making of the 'New Woman's Survival Catalog', a sprawling look at the second-wave feminist movement.
Frustrated Retail Workers at Everlane Say They Were Prohibited from Discussing Wages, Working Conditions
The clothing company touts "radical transparency," but their New York-based retail workers say that doesn't apply to them.
'We Are Treated As Disposable': Everlane's Customer-Service Employees Are Unionizing
Everlane has branded itself as committed to sustainability and “radical transparency.” But remote employees for the fashion brand are unionizing, saying that they’re treated as “expendable.”
This Discovery Might Hold the Secrets to the Deadliest Racist Massacre in U.S. History
Archaeological researchers have uncovered a possible mass grave in Oaklawn Cemetery, Tulsa’s oldest graveyard. It could finally reveal how many people were killed in the infamous 1921 attack on Greenwood, Oklahoma’s Black Wall Street.
Companies Can't Claim CBD Treats Mental Health Issues—But Their Paid Influencers Can, and Do
The FTC and FDA have strict rules about the claims that CBD companies can make. Influencers, however, often fall into an enforcement gray area—and some of them are pushing the boundaries of what they can say about how it treats mental health.