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There Are Only 3 Types Of Packers In The World. Which One Are You?

There Are Only 3 Types Of Packers In The World. Which One Are You?

Strategies (or the lack thereof) for arriving at your destination with the correct combination, quantity, and type of belongings — with room for souvenirs — are as individual as the packers themselves. So here, in a trio of wildly specific character sketches in which you might recognize yourself, we've imagined three common packer archetypes with highly…
Accelerationism: the obscure idea inspiring white supremacist killers around the world

Accelerationism: the obscure idea inspiring white supremacist killers around the world

Blaze Bernstein, age 19 at the time of his murder, loved to cook. Before he traveled back to his home in California for the 2017-’18 winter break, the University of Pennsylvania sophomore had been elected managing editor of a campus cooking publication called Penn Appétit. It’s a position he ended up never filling. On the…
Trump was on the receiving end of “lock him up” chants at the World Series

Trump was on the receiving end of “lock him up” chants at the World...

President Donald Trump got a less-than-welcoming — but not necessarily unexpected — reception at game five of the World Series on Sunday. And instead of leading “lock her up” chants, he was on the receiving end of “lock him up” calls from the crowd. Here’s what happened: The president attended the fifth game of the…
Zero Hours is a terrific fiction podcast about the end of the world

Zero Hours is a terrific fiction podcast about the end of the world

In Watch This, Vox critic at large Emily VanDerWerff tells you what she’s watching on TV — and why you should watch it too. Or some weeks (like this one), she tells you what she’s listening to, too. Read the archives here. This week: the new audio fiction podcast Zero Hours. The end of the…
Simone Biles Throws Out The First Pitch — With A Twist — At The World Series

Simone Biles Throws Out The First Pitch — With A Twist — At The World Series

Simone Biles is clearly a woman of many talents. And you can add pitching to the list of them. The heralded Olympic gymnast threw the crowd a curveball by doing a fancy twisting backflip before tossing out the first pitch at Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night.  CBS News reports that she did…
Leigh Bardugo turns Yale into a haunted, haunting fantasy world in Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo turns Yale into a haunted, haunting fantasy world in Ninth House

Ninth House, the first adult novel by YA superstar Leigh Bardugo, is the kind of book that begs to be read at 2 in the morning, under the covers, with a flashlight in your hand and snacks at your elbow. It’s so immersive that, reading it, I felt myself pulled back into the way I…
The World Is Hana Vu’s Oyster

The World Is Hana Vu’s Oyster

Directed by Vu's friend and "At the Party" collaborator Peter Ferris Rosati, the video feels and looks like a daydream. It's synth-y, chill, and (appropriately) extremely L.A.. Vu is alone, save for a new fish friend at the end, willingly isolating herself from friends by staying on her phone all day. As in her first…
Pluto Retrograde Is Ending, So It’s Time To Demand The World

Pluto Retrograde Is Ending, So It’s Time To Demand The World

Pluto spends about half the year in retrograde, so the effects are far less dramatic than Mercury retrograde. Pluto rules the subconscious, so the retrograde was a time for personal growth. “During a planetary backspin, we can bring growth to areas where we are unsatisfied — relationships, sex, money, and work. Allowing oneself the chance…
Greta Thunberg & Gen Z’s Quest To Save The World

Greta Thunberg & Gen Z’s Quest To Save The World

These realities, according to psychologists, have also made Gen Z overwhelmingly stressed and anxious. "In the past year, 91% of Gen Z experienced one or more emotional or physiological stress-related symptoms," B. Janet Hibbs, PhD, a psychology professor and co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, tells Refinery29, citing an October 2018 report from…
What’s it like to own the most-visited Airbnb in the world

What’s it like to own the most-visited Airbnb in the world

Instead of an alabaster cave in Santorini, or a swank penthouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, or a Beverly Hills estate dripping with intrigue, the most visited Airbnb in the world is a squat cabin with a bulbous, mushroom-shaped roof in the sleepy Northern Californian coastal town of Aptos. The owners, Michael and Kitty Mrache,…

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