Last month, the New York Times published a bombshell report about a private offshoot of NXIVM, a secretive self-help group run out of Albany, New York. Reporter Barry Meier interviewed ex-members of the cult-like group, with various women claiming they'd been branded, starved, held as "slaves" and blackmailed into providing naked pictures to prevent them from leaving or speaking out.
The story has intensified in the past few days, with disturbing new allegations emerging regarding the group's...
The new movie I, Tonya recounts the bitter rivalry between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, America's top competitors on the 1990s figure-skating scene.
It takes a village to fulfill a bucket list.
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Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer among women and men in the United States, killing 426 people every day.
The Netflix series Mindhunter puts an engaging, fictionalized spin on the small team of experts who launched the FBI’s serial crime profiling unit in the 1970s, revealing fascinating insights about the minds and motives of real serial killers— before the term “serial killer” officially existed.
Some of the most notorious serial killers of our time have something in common, beside their thirst for blood: They were all adopted.
People who love to wax poetic about wine will tell you about how it’s best enjoyed with great company—you know, crack open a bottle, throw a lavish dinner party, think about how witty and well-dressed your friends and lovers are. Let’s be honest, though: Most wine lovers (and even just wine likers) also drink alone pretty often. Though the concept of boozing alone has a bit of a bad rap (and should always be done in moderation), there’s no shame in having an occasional glass or t...
“It feels like one day she was happy, the next she was sad, and the day after she was gone."
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"My depression made me feel unworthy of being a starting player on the field," says Jacklyn Oleksak, 22. Oleksak played softball at Stonehill College in Massachusetts for more than three years before quitting the team and transferring to Hofstra University in New York. "It made me feel like I was letting my team down whenever I made a single mistake, even during pract...
Zack McDermott wrote the first words of his new memoir during his first stint in the psychiatric ward at New York City's notorious Bellevue Hospital. "It was quite a blessing for material," he says drily. Though he's joking, he's not exactly wrong. His new memoir, Gorilla and the Bird, chronicles McDermott's bipolar disorder and the extraordinary ways his sharp, stalwart mother (aka "the Bird," who once dubbed him "Gorilla" because of his hulky chest and excessive body hair) helped him live t...
Crowded, small, and often poorly designed smaller spaces like city apartments can make it hard for residents to feel healthy, happy, and at home in them.
Here’s where the ancient Chinese art of feng shui promises to help. Feng shui, which isn’t a religion though it’s linked to Taoism, translates to “wind and water.” It’s a practice that helps people align their energies with their surroundings.
You want to change your life? A simple way to do that is to change your environment.
“If you create...
When I was 29, I gave up drinking. When I was 37, I quietly started again after mulling over the idea of revisiting wine. One night, without any pre-planning, I ordered a glass of Malbec while I was out to dinner with a friend. My throat warmed with an old, familiar pleasure: “Oh! You again!”
Shockingly, the world didn't end.
And it didn’t end later, either, when I began drinking a glass or two of wine a few nights a week.
In the past, I’d developed a long and complex history with alcohol. I ...
As a lifelong introvert, I’ve always felt most comfortable hanging out with friends, boyfriends, coworkers, and pretty much anyone else one-on-one. (Intimate conversations: yes. Large group activities: resounding nope.)