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Cleaning Influencers Are Instagram's Newest Sensation

Cleaning gurus like Melissa Maker and Lynsey Crombie are making serious money, but not everyone agrees that domestic drudgery should be celebrated on social media.
Zing Tsjeng
2 days ago
plastic planet

I Got Surgery to Look Like My Selfie Filters

What happens when you want to look 'filtered' IRL, all the time?
Broadly Staff
12.6.18
Culture

Jameela Jamil Really Wants You To Stop Taking Diet Tips From Celebrities

"I was the teenager who starved herself for years, who spent all her money on these miracle cures and laxatives and tips from celebrities."
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.28.18
Unfollow Me

The Relentless Horror of Being Stalked as an Instagram Star

Andreea Cristina Bolbea has endured stalkers attempting to sabotage her career, ruin her marriage, and visit her home unannounced.
Andreea Cristina Bolbea
11.19.18
Unfollow Me

Should You Tell Your Ex's New Partner They're Dating an Abuser?

Social media makes it easier than ever to keep tabs on an abusive ex, but is it ever a good idea to warn their new partner about them?
Kate Lloyd
11.17.18
Culture

15 People Who Won Halloween

The internet gave us treats this Halloween —with these epic costumes.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.1.18
Culture

Phoebe Robinson Would Like You to Stop Being an Asshole

In her new book "Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay," Phoebe Robinson talks about interracial dating, paying off $65k in student loan debt, and succeeding in comedy. Pro tip: "don't be an asshole."
Nadja Sayej
10.29.18
Life

In Defense of Keeping Your Relationship Offline

When my boyfriend and I decided to keep our relationship off social media, it was about choosing to live in the moment and refusing to perform love for validation.
Gabrielle Sorto
10.2.18
Culture

I Was One of the Most Famous People Online in 1998—Then I Disappeared

Know as "anacam," seven million people a day watched me livestream my life around the clock. Looking back now, I have a new understanding of why I did it.
Ana Voog
6.22.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Stages of My Life in Usernames

"Who knows what people are doing in real life so long as they present their purest front online? What is the opposite of catfishing?"
Aditi Natasha Kini
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos That Show The Secret Side of Being an Influencer

Photographer and "influencer" Glenda Lisette likes to play with self-portraiture and offers a critical view of how it's used in social media and personal branding.
Glenda Lissette
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

For Women Who Wear Hijab, Finstas Can Be a Space to Let Loose Online

By the time private accounts with curated followers became mainstream, they were old news to me. I knew many women who wore hijabs who would set their Instagram profiles to private, write “WOMEN ONLY” in their bios, and post pictures with their hair down.
Najma Sharif
6.18.18
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