Digital labor is valuable even when we do it for free. Should we get paid?
To learn more about NXIVM's members, and its recruitment process, the Cut spoke to Janja Lalich, a professor of sociology and founder and director of the Cult Research and Information Center.
For the sanity and health of all of you out there, we implore you not to try this.
When the US government is doing nothing to stop climate change, do your personal choices even matter? Here's how climate scientists are — and aren't — changing their lives.
Dierdre Wolownick gives us an inside look at what it was like to raise the "Free Solo" climber in "The Sharp End of Life."
Cleaning out the stuff that's been kicking around a parent's house has become a rite of passage. But what are you really getting rid of?
The short version here is that I really need to stop watching dumb YouTube videos until 2 am.
How a support group for the dateless became one of the internet's most dangerous subcultures.
The next generation of astrologers is self-taught, self-branded and self-aware. But are they really ready to take on the mysteries of the universe?
Our attachment to social media is clearly affecting the health of the body politic.
The question of whether vaccinations should be a duty or a choice is dividing families.
Michael Schiess started slow with just a handful of games in his living room. Soon, however, things really started getting rolling down the playfield and now he is the purveyor of the Pacific Pinball Museum Annex in Alameda, California.
Abby Ohlheiser goes down the rabbit hole of college decision reaction videos in the aftermath of the college admissions scandal and finds a world where kids are teaching each other how to handle and contextualize rejection.
None of the elite members of the Washington, D.C. sporting press were on hand at Pfitzner Stadium to witness the home opener of the Class-A Advanced Potomac Nationals. It was probably for the best.
The science behind why you doodle when casually listening and turn down the radio to drive better.
As absurd as it seems, one of the greatest basketball coaches in history might be more revered in the culinary world.
"Ass in chair" is really bad advice for writers, or anyone else.
It makes sense why humans like to spend time with others with whom they have things in common. But there are also major evolutionary downsides to that tendency. There's also one big exception: faces.
"How could I learn to love men? So much of my life had been ruined by them."
It's strange to think of empathy – a natural human impulse — as fluctuating in this way, moving up and down like consumer confidence. But that's what happened.
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