Running a Virtual Kitchen in ‘Overcooked’ Restores My Friends' Spirits
After intense conversations, I crave a supportive, productive diversion. So my friends and I become tiny animal chefs.
Starting an Instagram Clique Fixed My Fear of Group Friendships
My friendships with other women were hard-earned, closely guarded one-on-ones, until I accidentally started a thriving Instagram community.
How to Use Astrology to Improve Your Relationships
VICE astrologer Annabel Gat explains how astrology can be your ultimate wingperson—if you use it the right way.
An Astrologer Debunks the Biggest Compatibility Myths
VICE astrologer Annabel Gat breaks down what you really need to know before instituting a "no Geminis" policy.
How Do You Help an Online Friend Who Seems Depressed?
When you barely know someone, it's hard to tell what’s a mental health crisis and what’s just run-of-the-mill venting.
Views My Own
Making Friends Is Tough After You Leave a Cult
How Seven of Nine from ‘Star Trek Voyager’ spoke to my social dilemma.
Kingdom Hearts' True Magic Isn't Disney, It's Men Showing Vulnerability
The Square Enix mashup franchise hasn't lasted more than 15 years because you can visit the world of 'Frozen,' it's the surprising meditation on toxic masculinity.
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Karaoke Is Most Fun When It's Also Depressing
I never intended for karaoke to be a method of self-care or whatever, but when I think back to my peak karaoke-going days in 2016, when I went almost every week...yeah, I suppose something was up.
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FaceTiming My Loved Ones Is Like Basic Emotional Hygiene
I brush my teeth and FaceTime at least two times a day.
Actually It's You, Not Us: A Toast To Breakups
For Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating the doomed relationships that shaped us, in all their messy glory. Because love is just as much about heartbreak as it is about romance.
I Rented a Friend to See if I Could Cure My Loneliness
One in three of us would describe ourselves as "socially isolated." Can salvation be bought for $25 an hour?
On Friends Who Want to Die
I was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Turns out the best person to talk to was someone who was coping with the same things.