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HEALTH

'A Twisted Comparison Game': How Fitness Apps Exacerbate Eating Disorders

Apps like step trackers and calorie counters are meant to help users stay healthy. But for those who suffer from eating disorders, these technologies are ripe for misuse.
Lauren Sharkey
2 days ago
science of sex
science of sex

Can Lasers Improve Your Sex Life?

There is limited research on the causes and treatments of female sexual dysfunction, but some doctors are now using laser therapy as a new approach to helping women enjoy sex again.
Sirin Kale
3 days ago
sexual abuse
sexual abuse

Natalie Portman Is One of the Few Celebrities to Apologize for Supporting Roman Polanski

We reached out to some of the most high-profile signatories to a 2009 petition in support of Roman Polanski, to ask them whether they regretted their endorsement of the convicted abuser.
Sirin Kale
4 days ago
Books
Books

The Nonbinary Author Centering African Narratives Erased by Colonialism

In her hotly anticipated debut "Freshwater," author Akwaeke Emezi uses the ogbanje—an Igbo spirit—to explore metaphysical identity and resist the binary split between spirit and body.
Marta Bausells
4 days ago
crime
crime

The Tour That Celebrates the Lives—Not Deaths—of Jack the Ripper's Victims

"We wanted to remind people these are women, these are human beings, they have their own realities.”
Sophie Wilkinson
2.20.18
protest
protest

How Feminist Activists Sisters Uncut Invaded the 2018 BAFTAs Red Carpet

We speak to one of the demonstrators who stormed the awards ceremony to protest UK prime minister Theresa May and her proposed government bill on domestic violence.
Sirin Kale
2.19.18
Photos
Photos

Inside Dollypalooza, the Epic Dolly Parton Fan Festival

Celebrate President's Day with our real president, Dolly Parton.
Clara Hernanz
2.19.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

The Irish Expats Flying Home to Vote Against Ireland's Abortion Ban

“I am traveling home to vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment on behalf of all the women and girls in Ireland who do not have a choice about what happens to their bodies.”
Zing Tsjeng
2.16.18
science of sex
science of sex

What Happened When I Tried to Electro-Shock Myself to Orgasm

What if you could have sex that's literally electric? I tried out some of the top electro-sex toys on the market, to find out if currents really can help you come.
S. Nicole Lane
2.15.18
Love, WTF?
Love, WTF?

None of Us Will Ever Know Love Like These Animals Do

Homo sapiens could stand to learn a thing or two from the animal kingdom.
Zing Tsjeng
2.14.18
Love, WTF?
Love, WTF?

I Tried to Find Love on a Sea Captain Dating Site

To see if this dating site was a rockin', I came a knockin'.
Stevie Martin
2.14.18
uk
uk

The Model Taking On the Fashion Industry With a No-Holds-Barred Memoir

Former Céline model Victoire Dauxerre was dangerously underweight and depressed within months of being scouted. She says she is striking back at the industry that nearly killed her.
Sirin Kale
2.13.18