The Best Skin Stuff (According to Me, a Non-Dermatologist)

A lot of people ask me what I use on my skin, and I'm always surprised (though very flattered). I've never considered my complexion all that great—I'm very fair, I had a year-long struggle with adult acne, and I'm starting to get the first lines of a 20-something. I've tried a million different products for everything… »3/10/14 3:15pm3/10/14 3:15pm


Not Today: Learning How to Cope with a Body in Revolt

A few days before Thanksgiving of last year, I was buying a suitcase at a small, family-run store in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While getting a thorough luggage demo from the shop owner, sharp, hot cramps hit my stomach out of nowhere. Hard. I quickly chose a rolling bag and wheeled it home as fast as I could,… »12/15/13 1:00pm12/15/13 1:00pm

TechCrunch Disrupt Kicks Off with "Titstare" App and Fake Masturbation

As a lovely followup to recent discussions of gender inclusivity in tech, here's the first presentation from the AOL-owned TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 startup conference: an app called Titstare, presented by two grinning Australian dudes, exactly as tasteless as it sounds. »9/08/13 6:42pm9/08/13 6:42pm

Stop pretending we aren't living in the Space Age

I am sick of hearing people say that the Space Age is "over" because we haven't sent humans back to the Moon. Seriously? That's your complaint? You people need to shut the hell up, and this gorgeous picture of Saturn taken by Cassini is just one reason why. »9/06/13 9:58am9/06/13 9:58am

China's brand-new abandoned cities could be dystopian movie sets

China's building boom has created a ton of abandoned cities and massive ruins — most of which are brand new, and have never had people living in them. Here are the deserted Chinese cities, mostly built in the last 10 years, which could be sets for your next dystopian movie. »9/02/13 7:01pm9/02/13 7:01pm