How I Learned to Deal With Stress After My Creative Escape Became My Job
As I started to make more money off of stand-up comedy, I had to find a new way to blow off steam.
How to Quit Your Shitty Job and Become a Dominatrix
In the first installment of our new column, we meet a former financial researcher who switched from flogging numbers to flogging people.
I Eat the Same Fast Food Every Day to Manage Anxiety About the Gig Economy
Working in a familiar place and eating familiar, anodyne food gets me through the chaos of life as a freelancer (and life in general).
John Paul Brammer
Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work
"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off."
Working at an Ice Cream Shop Is a Lowkey Nightmare
Some people do cry over spilled milk.
Long Walks Were the Antidote to My Fear of Failure
The meditation of walking in a city is not as internal as that of hiking. You do not lose yourself in the silence; rather, you melt into the physical beat of observation.
Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing
In the UK, sex workers are joining with trade unions to demand better collective conditions for their industry.
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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.
Workers Who Get Tips Are Closing in on a Massive Raise
Oh, and less wage theft by greedy bosses—but only if the restaurant lobby can be beaten.
Some Workers Can Now Trade Vacation Time for Student Loan Relief
A new perk being offered at an insurance company shows how badly the system is broken.
These Woman Conservationists Are Saving The World, One Croc At a Time
Dr. Marisa Tellez and Miriam Boucher are two heroes making a difference in the lives of scaly, unloved reptiles.
Common Misconceptions, Answered
Common Myths About Porn, Debunked by a Porn Performer
"I love having fun on set. Can you imagine having sex in a way you really enjoy, with your full consent, and not responding like it’s positive? Also, you can’t fake a squirting orgasm."