Inside the Dangerous Rise of Sexual Health Myths on Social Media

Scrolling through TikTok one afternoon, I came across an interesting video by @beaupinto. He made the claim that porn is the biggest drug addiction on the planet, because "when you see an attractive woman, your brain releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine." Looking through a porn website where you’ll see many different women, he posits, allows the "alpha male part of […]

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Family of 3 Found Dead While Hiking in California—and Officials Suspect Toxic Algae Bloom Was to Blame

On Monday night, authorities started searching for three missing people in California: John Gerrish, Ellen Chung, and their one-year-old daughter, Miju. Shortly after the search began, the family's vehicle was found in Mariposa County, California, and the bodies of the missing individuals, in addition to their dog, were found nearby, according to a statement from the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office. […]

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Your August 2021 Horoscope Predictions Are Here

Read every sign's current 2021 horoscope predictions to see what's in store for you this year or check out each sign's personality profile to learn more about the zodiac. Happy August! Be nice to Leos this month, because their season ends, which is very hard on those proud cats. However, there are so many wonderful things happening in the stars […]

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Pinterest Just Banned All Weight-Loss Advertisements

Pinterest has just become the first major social media platform to ban all weight loss advertisements. The platform's advertising policies already prohibited body-shaming content and content featuring dangerous weight loss products or claims — but now the platform is taking that a big step further and will no longer allow any advertisements that "discuss weight loss, reference BMI, or show […]

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Why Everyone’s Obsessed With Healing Crystals Right Now

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Crystals, like the jewelry they are so frequently made into, are meant to be beautiful and fun. Building a set of crystals is the perfect first step for a baby witch, and seasoned occultists […]

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Bergom honored by Radiation Research Society

Carmen R. Bergom, MD, PhD, an associate professor of radiation oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will receive the 2021 Michael Fry Research Award from the Radiation Research Society (RRS). The award recognizes one junior scientist each year who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of radiation research. Bergom treats breast cancer patients and leads […]

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