Life

10.1.19

The DM That Changed My Life: A 'You Out?' That Became a Five-Year Relationship

I often wonder, if I hadn't replied to that text—if I'd stayed in bed watching 'Gossip Girl'—could I have avoided being hurt?

9.13.19

What to Do When Your First Date Flakes

When to call it quits with someone you've literally never met.

9.3.19

From Seth Cohen to the Hot Priest: A Cultural History of the Softboi

From Willoughby in 'Sense and Sensibility,' through Seth Cohen and Aziz Ansari in 'Master of None,' the softboi has always been there—it's just that he only recently got his name.

8.26.19

This Giant Raft of Volcanic Rock Could Help Heal the Great Barrier Reef

An underwater volcanic eruption created a huge raft that will evolve into a traveling habitat for many sea creatures.

6.7.19

Confirmed: Lana Del Rey Is a Cancer, Not a Gemini

The singer who's been at the center of a heated astrology dispute has finally leaked her birth time.

5.10.19

This Theme Park Devoted to Ancient Aliens Really Makes You Think

One of the park's main attractions is a flight simulator that suggests Peru's Nazca Lines might be a landing strip for alien craft.

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5.2.19

'Pro Hoe' Is My New Definition of Sexual Freedom

Kink was integral to developing my sexual identity free of the stereotyping of Black women I experienced.

4.30.19

An Erotic Dinner Party Gave Me a Whole New Perspective on Sex

After a series of heartbreaking losses, including much of my hearing, I felt totally disconnected from my body. Then I went out to eat.

4.29.19

Meet the Superfans Spending Tens of Thousands on Escape Rooms

“I didn’t think I’d ever be into something so much as I am escape rooms. Now everyone knows me as 'Escape Room Girl.'"

4.29.19

Getting 'California Sober' Showed Me a Kinder, Gentler Way to Do Drugs

When I quit every substance except weed and psychedelics, I could still party and expand my mind, but without the selfishness and addiction.

4.25.19

How Microdosing Testosterone Changed My Life

I knew I was non-binary, but I was afraid to tell my doctor I didn't want to fully transition from female to male. I thought finding an in-between wasn't allowed.

4.22.19

Doctors Can Legally Inseminate Patients with Their Own Sperm in Most States

When Matt White learned that he shares DNA with his mother's former fertility doctor—and close to 50 half-siblings—he and his mother began pushing legislators to outlaw fertility fraud in Indiana. Now, victims in other states are following suit.

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