self-care

A Working-Class Man on Why He Can’t Live Without a Bubble Bath

As a foremost proponent of baths, I’ve always found exchanges like this on the Giant Bomb forum both hilarious and counterproductive. “So I just had…

I Strapped Myself Into A Compression Suit For An Afternoon of ‘Lymphatic Drainage’

I’m sitting in the chillingly air-conditioned SaunaBar, a semi-New Age spa concept in L.A., checking off boxes on an intake form as to why I’ve…

How an Eyelash Perm Helped Me See the World for the First Time

If the eyes are the window to the soul, my window used to be crusted shut, offering little but an obstructed view. Before a few…

I Went To a Skin Clinic to Get a Baby Foreskin Facial

I’m lying down on a hospital bed, staring up at a circular light fixture hanging above me. My arms and legs aren’t strapped to the…