Millihelen Is Dead, Long Live Millihelen

From the day we started this here “beauty” blog, it’s felt like we’re getting away with something. Here was a site where old people and ugly people and fat people and jerks could talk about fashion and beauty however we liked, and as if our opinions mattered. We also never took bribes, never did product placements,… »11/20/15 3:04pm11/20/15 3:04pm


Should Doing Porn Ruin Your Life? (No, Of Course Not. But It Might)

If there's one thing everyone in the adult industry wants you to know, it's this: The internet is forever. And whether you only do one scene or 500, people will know. Your family will know. Your church will know. And, even if you're using a pseudonym, it won't be too long before that's figured out too. Should… »1/30/15 3:30pm1/30/15 3:30pm

We Are Hardwired to Screw Ourselves Over Until the Day We Die

Think of yourself on your worst behavior: did you construct an elaborate narrative to justify it? Probably. But that narrative is bullshit. The real thing holding us back from growth and genuine happiness is not life in all its absurd, hard, meaningless glory. It's our own series of bullshit loopholes that keep us… »11/06/14 12:30pm11/06/14 12:30pm

Adorable 100-Year-Old Wishes He Maybe Banged More Friends' Wives

At 99 years young, Los Angeles resident and lawn bowling aficionado Fred Fox is feeling his age — he needs pills so he can digest food properly. He can't feel his legs. His feet are all tingly. He has to piss every two hours through the night. But none of that adds up to the regret of wondering if he maybe should've… »7/06/14 5:15pm7/06/14 5:15pm

Woman photoshopped to fit the definition of beauty in 25 countries

Here's an amazing experiment to see the differences between feminine beauty "ideals" across different countries: 24-year-old radio journalist Esther Honig had her picture photoshopped by Photoshop artists from 25 different countries. She told them to "make her look beautiful" according to their country standards. »6/27/14 1:26pm6/27/14 1:26pm

Practical College Courses That Don't Exist But Really Should

Why do we go to college? Is it to learn a skill? Is to learn how to think? Is it to meet a future mate? Is it to become a well-rounded person? Get shit-faced? Or is it purely a means to an end — a place to make valuable networking connections and net higher lifetime earnings? On some level it's all that stuff, and yet… »2/26/14 4:50pm2/26/14 4:50pm

Terrible New Arizona Law Forces Horrified Parents to Watch their Babies Die

It's tough to find a job in this sluggish economy, but now, thanks to a law about to take effect in the state of Arizona, there may soon be a need for something called a "fetal grief counselor" in the American Southwest. Thanks to anti-abortion lawmakers' efforts, starting Thursday, mothers of babies with fatal fetal… »7/30/12 3:20pm7/30/12 3:20pm

Hundreds of Stock Photos Add Up to One Very Sweet Love Story

To create an ad for Getty Images, agency AlmapBBDO sorted through some 5,000 stock photo images and found 873 of them that they pieced together to paint a picture of an entire life in one minute. From Love to Bingo is really quite remarkable, and it definitely shows the range of stock imagery—though now we need an… »5/24/12 9:15pm5/24/12 9:15pm

Congrats, New Grads! By the Way, You Don't Know Anything

It's the time of year when the internet is deluged with condescending lists of "advice for graduates"—stuff like "experience Paris" and "learn to wear purple until you laugh until you cry until you laugh"—and since all of that shit is just literal barf smeared on a laptop screen, I decided I might as well take a stab… »5/16/12 1:50pm5/16/12 1:50pm