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Culture

How TikTok is encouraging 'sober curiosity'

At 1.8 billion views, the #sober hashtag is a valuable resource for non-drinkers and those intrigued by sobriety's benefits on mental well-being.
Alice Crossley
a day ago
Culture

The Buffynaisance: why we’re newly obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer

24 years since it first aired, the show is still recruiting an army of superfans, many of whom weren’t even alive when Buffy was saving the world.
Roisin Lanigan
2 days ago
Culture

Can you manifest a partner on TikTok?

Creators on the app seem to think so, but viral affirmation videos look a lot like potentially dangerous love spells.
Laura Pitcher
3 days ago
Opinion

It's time to admit that ‘boyfriend phone hacks’ are cyber abuse

Checking your partner’s messages or tracking their calls are emotionally harmful behaviours, though TikTok might have you believe otherwise.
Beth Ashley
4 days ago
Beauty

The curious rise of botched plastic surgery videos

When life gives you a bad boob job, what do you do? If you're an influencer, you make a vlog about it, obviously.
Emily Jensen
10.11.21
Culture

Thigh gap discourse is back, thanks to TikTok

A number of creators are trying to cancel the problematic Tumblr-era beauty standard, but it's more complicated than that.
Laura Pitcher
9.30.21
News

How one teen’s TikTok created a crisis for the paid survey industry

She fears she may have girlbossed a little too close to the sun.
Douglas Greenwood
9.27.21
Opinion

The reign of the CupcakKe remix is here, may it never end

Move over Ryan Murphy, CupcakKe owns the musical mashup now.
Ludwig Hurtado
9.24.21
Culture

WTF is Britishcore?

From desolate country paths to local Co-Ops, TikTok’s Britishcore movement celebrates the UK in all its nostalgically mundane glory.
Bailey Slater
9.23.21
News

TikTok may be spreading Tourettes-like tics among Gen Z, says new report

Recent research has revealed a ‘parallel pandemic' of unexplained tics in young people.
Jenna Mahale
9.7.21
News

Your TikTok obsession is ruining your dating life

Here’s the proof.
Douglas Greenwood
9.6.21
Culture

Can you really manifest things through orgasm?

Not everyone is happy with their results, but the sexy success method does have a few dedicated disciples on TikTok.
Eleanor Noyce
8.26.21
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