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Beautility, My Ultimate iPhone Setup
A guide to balancing beauty and utility on your iPhone
I Met a Nazi on My Vacation
This past August, I vacationed for three weeks with my girlfriend and her father. We traveled throughout England by rail, visiting…
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare
Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.
Google’s $350 Billion Haircut
The math’s not pretty on digital advertising’s future revenues. That could mean a massive devaluation for both Google and Facebook.
Which Half Is Wasted?
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The Role Of The Modern Anime Club
Generally-speaking, an “anime club” is an organization, often centered around a college or university, focused on showing, promoting, and…
Crushing it with the winery world underdogs of Russian Ridge
How a San Carlos nurse won top wine awards (and developed purple hands in the process)
THE SIX FIFTY Staff
Stop Romanticizing Art
The world is full of unheard and unseen artists and creatives, some of them really good at what they do, yet plagued by an enviroment that…
‘American Psycho’ and the Gender Politics of Ax Murder
It’s time we learned that depiction does not equal endorsement
The Secret History of Feminism in Film
The Falsification Mindset: How to Change Your Own Mind
A simple practice to boost intelligence, avoid cognitive bias, and prove your own ideas wrong
What I Learned Drinking on the Job
There’s a sign they used to post in the dressing area at some Playboy parties where bunnies and Playmates and other models would get ready…
Can Psychedelics Tune You in to the Divine?
Science is dragging psychedelics out of stigma, suggesting they have a remarkable host of abilities in fighting addictions, depression — or…
Spirits in Your Brain
Hot Off the Printer
Moving 3D-printed fashion from the runway to the rack
All the Dumb Things You Can Say About Romance Novels, In One Convenient Place
As you may have guessed from the title, I did not come away from Robert Gottlieb’s romance fiction roundup for The New York Times Book…
The Beholden Age of Television
My ex told me that if I liked the new season of BoJack Horseman, I might actually not have a soul. That sounded a little severe, so I…
Forget trying to love yourself.
Figure out why you’re lying to yourself.
How Much Does a Period Cost, Anyway?
Oh, did you want to buy a house? Sorry, you spent the down payment on tampons.
Hanna Brooks Olsen
Teenage Text Dodging and the Rise of a Global ABC
How the loss of traditional language skills of our teenagers can potentially save our world
Barbara De Roos
The Sky Through The Window
‘What good is life anyway if you can’t laugh through it?’ her eyes continued to stare out into the tiny slice of open sky that was visible…
The Ocean Is California Eternal
A personal history of the L.A. coast
How To Identify A Toxic Culture Before Accepting A Job Offer
With everyone touting their “amazing” culture it can be hard to tell who is telling the truth. Here are a few red flags to look for.
This Is a True Story About White Castle on the Night Michael Jackson Died
When Michael Jackson died, in the early summer of 2009, it was the kind of celebrity death that my particular generation has become…
Beauty in the ‘Nervous’ Breakdown
Understanding the train wreck and taking control.
Of Noodles and Affection
I’m halfway somewhere between the bus stop and the out-of-town road. I’m wading through a small crowd on a half-lit sidewalk. As we walk…
IUDs: The Skydiving of Birth Control
Mostly fine, except the rare case when things go incredibly wrong
Stella J. McKenna
Words, Words, Words; Decolonizing Our Self Perception
I find that decolonization is one of those concepts that means different things to a different people. There is the obvious case of the…