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The World Is Ending, Just As It's Always Been

Humans have often feared that the apocalypse is nigh. So why does it feel like things are worse now than they’ve ever been? And what, if anything, can we do about it?

13 Wikipedia Articles On Doomsday Cults That Will Weird You Out

Some late night, end-of-the-world reading anyone?

Why Venmo Is My Favorite Sympathy Card

Turns out, the app that is mostly used to pay for your share of Ubers and bar tabs is also a fantastic way to be there for someone when they are in crisis.

12 "Would You Rather" Questions About The Apocalypse

Zombies, diseases, disasters, oh my.

What Actor Should Be Your Survival Partner When The World Ends?

Please be George Clooney, please be George Clooney.

25 Creative Hobbies To Try When Everything Is Awful And You're Not Okay

"I have a lot of bad days, but on my good days, I quilt."

Just 21 Wild Emergency Room Stories

Spoiler: there is no limit to what people will stick up their butts.

This Is What It's Like To Be On Call For Disaster

When catastrophe strikes, who you gonna call? Turns out, there are teams of people across the country, ready and willing to head straight into the arms of the next destructive event.

22 Things That'll Basically Save You From Yourself

For those with Steve Urkel-like grace and luck.

What Does It Mean When You Dream About The End Of The World?

I talked to some experts to find out if my recurring apocalyptic dreams were trying to tell me something.

19 People Who Listened To Their Gut Instinct And It Saved Them

Always trust your belly buzzer / spidey sense / bullshit meter.

You’re Going To Die Someday. Who Do You Trust With All Your Passwords?

Prepare your passwords, email, and Facebook for when the unthinkable happens.

Can You Make It Through The Apocalypse With What's In Your Bag?

You might be able to survive at home, but this is the REAL test.

Here's Exactly What You Should Keep Around In Case Disaster Strikes

A shopping list for the (almost) apocalypse.

23 Things That'll Make Your Home So Much Safer For Children

Because they act like they're out to get themselves.

Could You Survive In Outer Space?

*Insert Neil DeGrasse Tyson quote here*

If You Can Make It Through This Quiz, You Might Just Survive The Apocalypse

Warning: this is much harder than you think it will be.

I Style Dead People

Even in death, everyone is striving for that perfect no-makeup makeup look.

Does The Awesomeness Of Nature Stress You The Hell Out Or Calm You Down?

FYI, a blue whale's arteries are so big you could swim through them.

15 Unique Alternatives To Burying Your Body After You Die

Don't shuffle off this mortal coil without making plans for your meat sack.

23 Things ER Employees Want You To Know

"Some days you remember that you're saving people's lives and privileged to know their deepest, darkest secrets. Some days all you do is pull objects out of people's butts and subdue wildly drunken assholes for their own good."

This Is What It’s Like To Work With The World's Deadliest Pathogens Every Day

From the outside, the CDC campus in Atlanta looks fairly nondescript. But inside one of its buildings — a "box within a box" — scientists study some of the most dangerous threats to humanity.

17 Things Real People Are Doing To Prepare For Disaster

From hitting up Costco to learning how to hunt.

I'm Terrible, Thanks For Asking

After my husband died, my father died, and I lost my second pregnancy — all in the span of six weeks — everyone wanted to know how I was doing. And everyone heard the same thing: "I’m fine.”

Welcome To The Worst Week Ever!

Everyone is worried the end is nigh, so we might as well talk about it.

What To Expect When You're Expecting The Collapse Of Society As We Know It

Millions of Americans may identify as “preppers,” but most don’t have massive stockpiles of guns, dress in camo, or live off the grid. They’re more like Lisa Bedford, the "Survival Mom," who’s built a massive following simply by suggesting that being ready — for a financial crisis, for a massive natural disaster, for a terrorist attack — is just common sense.

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