apps

Love Bites

These Apps Are Designed to Heal Your Heartbreak. Do They Really Work?

Mend and Break-Up Boss are part of a new wave of self-care apps that promise to help you get over ex.
Laura Blackwell
2.13.19
this is fine

How My Phone Saved Me From Feeling Like a Constant Failure

Making an endless to-do list made me feel like a failure—until an iPhone app helped me see the difference between taking out the trash and tackling my bigger life goals.
Crissy Milazzo
2.11.19
Sex

Getting Anally Fisted for the First Time Was Unexpectedly Perfect

The idea of getting fisted for the first time was thrilling, nerve-wracking, and entirely sexy.
Remy Black
8.7.18
friendship

Instagram DMs Are an Antidote to the Difficulties of Adult Friendships

In these conversations, I feel like we’re keeping the friendship alive, finding ways to fit moments of connection into our weird, sprawling, digital-and-not-digital lives.
Larissa Pham
7.20.18
Beauty

For Trans Women Like Me, Facetune Is a Way to See Our Real Selves

According to the trans women I spoke to for this story, retouching selfies with Facetune isn't necessarily about being more beautiful. It's about reclaiming the narratives of trans bodies.
Aerinn Hodges-Kolfage
7.13.18
apps

From Formspring to Sarahah: Exploring Our Obsession with Online Anonymity

Sarahah may be the latest anonymous app to gain popularity, but it's nowhere near the first. Social media platforms that allow users to hide their identities have been around for over a decade now, despite the inevitable bullying they facilitate.
Leila Ettachfini
8.24.17
indigenous rights

How Indigenous Millennials Are Using Tech to Save Their Dying Languages

Decades of oppression and forced assimilation have led to the steep decline of Indigenous languages. Now tech-savvy young people are fighting to preserve their culture.
Polina Bachlakova
6.6.17
Dating

This App Matches People With Their Ideal 'Face Type'—Whatever That Means

A new app developed by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) scientists aims to match users by analyzing the faces of their favorite celebrities.
Sophie Wilkinson
5.7.17
tech

The App That Could End Revenge Porn

It's a modern-day reality that recording sex on your phone poses an element of risk. And yet, technology might just save the day.
Loretta Chao
3.2.17
domestic violence

This App Could Change the Way Domestic Violence Victims Seek Help

UK charity Hestia aims to save lives by making domestic abuse support services available to victims at the touch of a button.
Sarah Graham
9.6.16
Sex

Men on Tinder Explain Why They Swipe Right on Literally Everyone

New research shows that men tend to like most profiles on Tinder, while women only swipe right on the people they’re actually attracted to. We asked men on the dating app why they’ll swipe right for just about anyone.
Sirin Kale
7.28.16
Health

Ejaculate on Your iPhone for a Good Reason: It Can Now Count Your Sperm

Researchers at the University of Illinois have come up with a convenient way for men to check their fertility.
Gabby Bess
7.19.16
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