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.
We are in the midst of a student-debt crisis: cumulatively, nearly 45 million people owe $1.5 trillion in student loans. If nothing changes, the problem will only get worse. Those living with debt say they struggle on a daily basis with paying bills, getting approved for apartments and simply breathing.
"I'd never heard of anybody being taken by an online romance, I'd only heard the good stuff. So I kind of went into it trusting that what was going to happen would be good."
But then, another question: If there is no ideal universal diet, how do we figure out our own ideal individual diets? What should I be eating that's perfect for me?
Seeing the before-and-after looks of the cats in "Pet Sematary" helped me realize one very important thing: Cat Makeup Artist is an actual job.
Many of the tasks once viewed as integral components of adulthood — the ones I pantomimed while "playing house" as a child — are no longer mandatory. With money and a smartphone, you can outsource anything.
They say you can never understand someone else’s marriage. But this week, New York Magazine and the Cut decided to try.
Abigail Disney, 59, is an activist and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker. She is also the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, making her an heiress to the Disney family fortune (she declines to say how much she inherited, but has given away over $70 million since she turned 21).
In a world where the experiences of shopping for high-end cell phones, high-end mates, and high-end sperm cells are hauntingly similar to each other, isn't it reasonable to question the value of a legal contract that involves disastrously punitive terms of dissolution?
Besides the fact that I'm a busy woman on the go who simply doesn't have time to be overcome with anxiety about being haunted by a demonically possessed doll, and also an enormous wuss who hates witnessing bodily harm of any kind — why am I, and possibly you, doing this?
It's like hoarding, except instead of trash bags and cat litter, I'm stockpiling actual pleasant experiences.
Venmo hides *just* enough to make your imagination fill in the blanks.
People were somehow interested in what I had to say, not only as a Western person living abroad, but as a woman, and a black woman.
An acquaintance recently theorized that my main problem in life is that I have no purpose. It was weird to hear but also welcome.
That debt is a yoke around my neck. It's the reason why I always answer the question of how much money is enough with "more."
'It's a common stereotype that immigrants don't throw anything away. But a compulsion to save is natural when other backups haven't always been available.'
Is Hudson Yards good...at being a mall?
South Korea's "Burning Sun" scandal involves men in various K-Pop groups "supplying prostitutes" in a Seoul nightclub.
I sit in these luxurious homes with the massive TVs, the weird and inoffensive art, the fanciest baby stuff, the coffee-table books.
Fiber may not have the most glamorous profile — in recent decades it’s traditionally been associated with bowel regularity and Metamucil commercials. But what if it were, in fact, and in its own way, an embodiment of glamour?