Body Vs Mind

I am the Trivago Guy (and so are you)

BY: LUC RINALDI Earlier this month, I was at my parents’ place watching TV when the Trivago ad came on. The spokesperson started doing his thing—talking about hotels, dodging onscreen text, and interacting with virtual graphics—before my dad chimed in…

An open letter to introverts and extroverts: Can you be both?

BY: KESTREL French writer Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote “Hell is other people”, and he was fucking right. The truth is that human beings can be awful to one another. There are prisons where people have to eat each other to…

My first time at a sex club and I brought my girlfriend

  The Victorian mansion towered above us as nervousness bubbled and churned within my stomach. The sounds of schoolgirls’ giggles and splashing water filtered over a tall wooden fence and I began to think that maybe I should have made…

Is “selfie” just a short form for self-conscious?

She hates walking past reflective shop windows. Her nose hangs crooked as if sculpted by an artist with a sense of humor. Her eyes are too close together and her straw hair matches the ashen tint of her hollowed face.…

Why did it take so long for the American mainstream to embrace tattoos?

BY: TYLER FYFE Tattooing has been practiced by various cultures for at least 8000 years.  From New Zealand’s Maori, to Siberia’s Pazyryk nomads, little has changed in the very natural desire to modify the human body. So why did it…

How body language can save your ass in a fight

I could feel his breath on my face. He swayed side to side as I repeated the question “is there a problem here?” The tribal-tattooed frat guy smiled and adjusted his sleeve. He looked down towards the left; pursed his…

How this man stopped eating food for 30 days and stayed healthy

BY: LUC RINALDI In February 2013, a twenty-something Atlanta tech entrepreneur named Rob Rhinehart posted an entry on his blog, Mostly Harmless, titled, “How I Stopped Eating Food.” In it, he detailed his frustration with food—how much time it took…

My first time tripping on acid

Down the rabbit hole we go. A few cigarettes were being passed around as I watched the grains of soil slowly become magnified. “Have a drag man, it’ll speed up your bloodstream. The acid will hit you harder” Tyler said.…