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23 minutes | 14 days ago
The Secret Society of Lightning Strike Survivors
After the sudden and intense drama of getting hit, they suffered from devastating symptoms that wouldn’t go away. It seemed like no one could help—until they found each other.
18 minutes | 21 days ago
Her Best Friend Was Her Secret Stalker
A 19-year-old student was inundated with lewd messages and fake Facebook profiles pretending to be her. The most shocking part was the person behind it all.
62 minutes | a month ago
King Chaos, Queen Cricket and One Long, Strange Year in a Roadside Homeless Camp
At this lawless encampment of rickety RVs, residents face eviction, addiction and machete battles, but their self-made community is the only thing they have.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
The Obsessive Life and Mysterious Death of the Fisherman Who Discovered The Loch Ness Monster
A humble Scotsman saw something strange in the water—and daringly set out to catch it—only to have lecherous out-of-towners steal his fame and upend his quest.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
How to Learn About Sex When Your Famous Sex-Advice Father Teaches You Nothing
My dad, Dr. Drew, spent decades hosting Loveline, which gave guys the wrong idea about my own expertise in bed. No one ever saw me for me—until I figured out how to see myself.
12 minutes | 3 months ago
The Distinguished Medieval Penis Investigators
In fourteenth-century England, one of the only ways a woman could get a divorce was if her husband was impotent. But first, she had to prove it in court.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
And the Cure for Millennial Burnout Is ...This Giant Penguin
Pengsoo was created for children’s television, yet it became such a surprise sensation with adults that it was named South Korea’s person of the year. Now it's ready to take over the globe.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
Snowed in with a Ghost
I moved into a haunted building in a ritzy resort resort town and sank into a terrifying depression. I never dreamed the thing that saved me would be the woman who died in my apartment.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
How Ted Bundy’s Killing Spree Launched a Legion of Feminist Karate Masters
When a serial killer terrorized 1970s Seattle, these women banded together to defend themselves. Now they’re teaching a new generation to take control.
21 minutes | 3 months ago
The Pandemic Ruined My Poly Relationship—But Saved My Marriage
I should have expected my relationship with my boyfriend to crumble during quarantine. More surprising is that I fell back in love with my husband.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
The Secret Sisterhood of Offshore Oil Workers
Living on a remote oil platform 60 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico is no easy assignment. Now imagine being one of the first women to ever step on board.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
The Warriors of a Failed Revolution
Fifty years ago, young idealists swore to end American injustice. When their movement splintered, their lives diverged—from quiet college prof to infamous kidnappers to filthy-rich hotelier.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
My Journey Into the Secret Subculture of Gays With Guns
With anti-LGBTQ hate crimes on the rise, groups like the Pink Pistols have seen membership soar. After an attack in my hometown, I understood their need to defend themselves.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
My Dad, the Globetrotting Businessman, Paleographer...and Spy?
Growing up, I thought everyone’s parents told them bedtime stories about being chased by the secret police and dodging bullets. As an adult, I started to wonder just who Dad really was.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Food Fads Have Always Been Ridiculous. Just Ask the Great Masticator.
Horace Fletcher preached the gospel of fanatically chewing food until it completely dissolved in the mouth. Even celebs like Upton Sinclair and Franz Kafka drank the Kool-Aid.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
I Professed My Love at Mile 15...But Not to My Husband
I married my childhood best friend when we were still young...then fell in love with my running partner. Welcome to a love triangle more intense than any marathon.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Subvert a Democracy, Stage 6: Cover Your Tracks
Once you have obtained the future you were fighting for, it’s time to rewrite history.
18 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Subvert a Democracy, Stage 5: Showdown
After legitimizing your fake news channel, transition into all-out information warfare. (And bring in a few real guns, too.)
27 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Subvert a Democracy, Stage 4: Divide and Conquer
You can rile up the public by confusing and polarizing them. The key is to exploit their own existing vulnerabilities.
11 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Subvert a Democracy, Stage 3: Create Your Own News
To get the people on your side, you need to change the media narrative. A few hired hacks and a “passive sabotage program” will do the trick.
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