self improvement


How to Stop Gossiping, According to Experts

"Intentions do matter. Instead of harping on negativity in your conversations, focus on positive gossip."


Experts Say You Should Tell Yourself Nice Things

This is how they suggest you improve your inner dialogue.


I Tried Tightening My Vagina with Some Herbal Drink in Indonesia

"Jamu" also promised to sweeten my sweat, sooth my tired muscles, and just generally improve my life.


Andrew W.K. on Rock Bottom

Only those who have fallen down can truly perceive what it means to be up.


I Wore Pheromones to Become a Sex God

Do the mysterious, unscented love-chemicals actually work?


Andrew W.K. on Growth

In ways both real and imagined, how you see the world colors what you see in the world.


How to Do Sex Magic, According to Shamanic Sex Coaches

We talked to two experts in sex magic about the concept of sexual authenticity, as well as how to use sex magic to do everything from heal a broken heart to summon your soulmate.


I Tried to Become a Better Person in Seven Days

My approach was simple: try one new mind-body challenge every day for a week. Like any worthy experiment it involved dumpsters, bleach, shame, swordfighting, and diarrhea.


How to Conjure Friends and Influence Yourself

A free 10-day online course in chaos magick aims to change your life and evolve the way we talk and think about magick online.


I Hired a Millennial Life Coach

I wanted to know why so many people in their 20s are entering the multibillion-dollar, nebulously defined life-coaching industry.


Everything I Learned from a Lifetime of Super Mario

Looking back at 30 years of lessons imparted by a high-jumping plumber and his dinosaur friends.


My Attempt to Become a Better Person Through CrossFit

I decided to try CrossFit, because it seemed frightening and intense, which is the opposite of my life.