Labor Day

10 Ways to Honor the Real Spirit of Labor Day

Remember those who brought you 40 hour work weeks, lunch breaks, paid time off, sick days, child labor laws and more.
Leila Ettachfini

Eid al-Adha Made Me a Vegetarian, But I Learned to Love It Anyway

Growing up, the holiday, in which Muslims slaughter a lamb to commemorate Ibrahim's sacrifice, traumatized me. I've since come to appreciate Eid al-Adha for showing me the reality of where meat comes from and the value of togetherness.
Leila Ettachfini
New Years Eve

Why Is New Year's Eve So Depressing?

It's no secret that the holidays can be rough on mental health. We spoke to a psychologist about why New Year's Eve is especially difficult for some people.
Leila Ettachfini

The Perfect Gifts for Everyone You Know, According to Their Sign

Buying gifts is hard and bad, so you might as well turn to the stars for help.
Leila Ettachfini
Sex machina

Give Yourself the Gift of a Sloppy Hometown Hook-Up This Holiday Season

Sometimes, sealing the deal with the bro who religiously farted in pre-calculus is just the Christmas gift you needed.
Maria Yagoda
Sex machina

Fireworks in My Pants: I Wore Sound-Activated Vibrating Underwear on July 4

Could pyrotechnic-induced orgasms turn me into a patriot?
Maria Yagoda

The Heartbreak of Spending Christmas in Prison

Wrongfully convicted women recall the holidays they spent behind bars.
Rod Bastanmehr

A Very Scientology Christmas: Inside L. Ron Hubbard's Winter Wonderland

Since 1983, the Church of Scientology has ran a Santa Claus photo-op on Hollywood Boulevard, where they hand out their founder's writings to visitors, but they deny using it to attract new members.
Mitchell Sunderland

Why the Dutch Holiday Tradition of Blackface Won't Go Away

Every year, Dutch and Belgian people celebrate Christmas by donning blackface, despite increasing outcry over the practice.
Sarah Hagi

Competitive Eaters Share Tips on How Best to Stuff Your Face at Christmas

Tis the season of stretchy pants and burps that end with a little bit of vomit in your mouth. Here's advice on how to eat as much turkey as humanly possible without losing it all over the table.
Sirin Kale

How Orlando's LGBTQ Community Is Keeping Pulse's Spirit Alive

Six months after the tragic mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando has hosted vigils and started a safe space initiative for the city's LGBTQ residents.
Mitchell Sunderland

The Seasonal Struggle of Stoners: Trying to Find Weed When Home for the Holidays

"My little brother's friends sell drugs to me. They're fourteen. I'm not proud of it."
Linda Yang