health
Is This the Beginning of the End for Goop?

Around the turn of the 19th century, American entrepreneur Clark Stanley sold an allegedly healing “rattlesnake oil” out of his stage coach. Stanley marketed his product as a Western interpretation of some ideas he supposedly gathered from Eastern medicine, claiming the product could cure a whole host of illnesses. The problem was, a federal investigation revealed that not only did Stanley’s snake oil lack any medicinal value, it contained no actual oil from snakes. Two hundred years later, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, is embracing the same dubious principles and selling it back to women as empowerment. And this time, the insufferable, unsubstantiated bullshit is a lot more dangerous. Read More >>

wtf
NASA Calls Bullshit on Goop’s £95 ‘Bio-Frequency Healing’ Sticker Packs

There’s no shortage of things to be mad about in late capitalism. Pretty high on the list, though, is the Eat, Pray, Love brand of pseudoscience promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop. Somehow, Goop—which previously encouraged women to shove eggs up their vaginas—has out-Gooped itself: the brand is now promoting stickers called “Body Vibes.” The product, which I remind you, is literally a sticker, uses “NASA space suit material” to “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies,” whatever the actual fuck that means. Read More >>

apple
Watching Apple’s New Dragons Den-Inspired TV Series Is Like Slowly Dying

On Tuesday night, Apple premiered its first attempt at an original TV show, Planet of the Apps, a Dragon's Den meets The X-Factor unscripted series where app developers appeal to a panel of celebrity judges for outside funding. The first episode is currently available for free on Apple Music. It is also very bad. Read More >>

science
No, You Should Not Put Jade Eggs in Your Vagina Because Gwyneth Paltrow Tells You To

Gwyneth Paltrow — purveyor of £12,000 gold dildos and sex-dust smoothies — is back at it again with another oozing spoonful of Goop for your sex life. Ladies, it turns out that the key to life is sticking a jade egg up your “Yoni”. Read More >>

olympics
Olympic Gymnasts Use Honey, Coke, Melted Gummy Bears and Other Hand Goop to Stay on the Bars

If you've ever wondered how the heck gymnasts manage to keep a grip on the parallel bars, know this: it ain't just chalk. Olympic gymnasts use any and all forms of hand goop, from honey to coke and beer and sugar to melted gummy bears and a special concoction created by a chemist and more. And the crazy thing is, it's completely legal. Read More >>