Tierney Finster

Tierney Finster is a journalist, screenwriter, actor and model from Los Angeles, California. She is a contributing writer at MEL, specializing in love, sex, mental health, drugs, queer culture and the cannabis industry. She has written for publications such as Playboy, Purple, Dazed and Confused, Jezebel and Broadly and was the key researcher behind Sex On, HBO’s revival of its iconoclastic docu-series Real Sex.

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Snake-Venom Skincare: A Bite Can Be Fatal, but Can a Bit Be Beautiful?

Here’s a good TIL: Snake venom and Botox aren’t all that different. Because venom is a snake’s natural form of defense, it contains neurotoxins that…

Ryan O’Connell Dares You to Ignore Him

As a twentysomething new to New York City, Ryan O’Connell rewrote his life story by allowing people to believe that his cerebral palsy was the…

An Overstuffed Cultural History of the All-You-Can-Eat/-Drink Resort

Any iPhone owner wields the tools necessary to book a vacation on the other side of the globe. Between TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, Yelp and the…