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Pregnant Women Are 16 Percent More Likely to Die by Homicide. What Happens After Roe?
Pregnant Women Are 16 Percent More Likely to Die by Homicide. What Happens After Roe?

Abortion care at least gives them a chance to untether themselves from an abusive relationship, quell the anger of men who don’t want a child and potentially prevent a child from being born into violence

That One Time When Steven Seagal Was Accused of Killing a Puppy with a Tank
That One Time When Steven Seagal Was Accused of Killing a Puppy with a Tank

Notorious Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio teamed up with the action star for some reality TV police action in 2011. Together, the two lawmen and a SWAT team tried to bust an alleged cockfighting ring, but caused absolute chaos instead

The Gospel of ‘Bull Durham,’ According to Ron Shelton
The Gospel of ‘Bull Durham,’ According to Ron Shelton

The director of what many consider to be the greatest baseball movie of all time reflects on the fisticuffs that took place on set, getting edit notes from Donald Trump and what Crash Davis would think about the National League now having a designated hitter

Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. Would Like to Kick in Your Teeth — And Then Fix Them for You
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. Would Like to Kick in Your Teeth — And Then Fix Them for You

The former AEW Women’s World Champion is one of the top female athletes on earth. She also has the ultimate side hustle: dentistry

The Father of the Graham Cracker Was One of the Great All-Time Buzzkills

Thomas Graham, the namesake of the half cookie, half cracker and the man who spent a lifetime railing against any food that brought taste, flavor or enjoyment to the table, would get no pleasure at all in the amount of pleasure graham crackers have provided over the last nearly 200 years

Steve Carell Has Always Just Wanted to Blend In

Beloved by his peers, adored by audiences, the unassuming film and television star doesn’t hog the spotlight or have much interest in showy roles. But sometimes that modesty can be a limitation

This Week, Two Women in Two Different Countries Were Murdered on Their College Campuses in Broad Daylight

Iman Rashid was shot to death in Jordan yesterday. Just days earlier, Nayera Ashraf was killed in Egypt by a man whose advances she had rejected. Both instances have caused an uproar over misogynist violence in the region — but such killings aren’t unique to one culture or place

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Five Years Later, ‘The House’ Is Still the Great Will Ferrell Misfire

Both a critical and commercial dud, his pairing with Amy Poehler didn’t work at all. But this comedy’s portrait of middle-aged mediocrity and economic anxiety is so intriguing that you can see the terrific satire it could have been

I Have the World’s Largest Collection of Penises

From mouse dicks to whale dong, no one has more perfectly preserved penises than Thordur O. Thordarson and his ever-growing Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Pope Is a Fake, According to Catholics Who Definitely Know How This Works

Giving communion to pro-abortion Nancy Pelosi is just the latest reason for conservatives to doubt Francis’ legitimacy

Best of MEL

Fox News Convinced Them COVID Was Fake. Then They Got Sick.

‘I have no doubt that President Trump and Fox News have caused people to die.’ This is what it’s like to lose your dad twice — first to Rush Limbaugh, then to the ICU as he battles a disease he believes is a hoax

The Afterlife of the Male Model

What happens to young men when they quit the modeling industry? While some exit the business gracefully, others take a nose dive, only to find salvation at the Cheesecake Factory

The Wild Ride of America’s Most Dangerous Theme Park

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Action Park — unofficially known as Class Action Park, Traction Park and Accident Park — was ‘Lord of the Flies’ with a Jersey twist and a higher death count

Racial Justice

Every Plantation in the Country Should Be Turned Into a Slavery Museum

Today, they’re either tourist traps or the backdrop for weddings. But like Auschwitz and the sites of other concentration camps in Europe, they need to serve a much bigger purpose — making sure that America never forgets the horror of slavery.

There’s No Bigger Loser Than a Racist ‘Star Wars’ Fan

Anyone harassing Black actors for joining the franchise is in desperate need of an actual life

Even Nicholas Fuentes’ Friends Are Calling Him Out on His Bullshit

Why is the white nationalist losing some of his best men? Blame it on dishonesty, infighting and the burden of working with a volatile man-child of a leader

Style

The Ultimate Male Slut Guide to Getting Dressed This Summer

You thought all you needed to do was show a little skin, didn’t you, you little slut? But real summer sluts know that exposing a hunk of thigh meat is only the half of it

Men Who Don’t Wear Socks Are Hoes

As TikTokers have recently been pointing out, there’s nothing less trustworthy than a man who slides his sweaty, bare feet into his loafers and thinks he’s fashionable

The Ecstasy of Making Lowball Offers on Grailed

Everyone loves a good deal, but for these Grailed buyers, savings for high-end secondhand goods is just icing on the cake. Because for them, there’s no better way to blow off some steam and incite a little harmless chaos in the process

The Manosphere

The Misguided Myth of the Femcel Phenotype

By definition, a femcel is a woman who is either too unattractive or mentally ill to experience sex and relationships. So why is everyone drooling for the mousy, glasses-wearing girls they perceive femcels to be?

These Virgins Hold a Pretty Low Opinion of ‘Sex Havers’

While craving close contact themselves, some inexperienced adults have developed weird stereotypes about everyone who bangs

A 16-Year-Old Repeatedly Rejected a Coworker’s Advances. Then, Police Say, He Murdered Her

It’s one of a number of recent stories of entitled men throughout the world taking revenge on women who rebuff them romantically — violent retribution that incel forums cheer on from afar

Entertainment

Jeremy Allen White in ‘The Bear’ Looks Like the Type of Fuckboy Every Woman Knows

Images of a disheveled, tattooed guy named Carmy have many reminiscing about that one guy they banged behind a dumpster

The World Wasn’t Ready for ‘Magic Mike’

Steven Soderbergh making a movie about male strippers? Channing Tatum becoming a legitimate star? The birth of the McConaissance? On its 10th anniversary, we marvel at the film that upended expectations and brought sexy back to the multiplex

Lifetime’s Newest Reality Show Combines the Worst Parts of Dating with the Worst Parts of Having Roommates

In ‘Five Guys a Week,’ five guys move into a woman’s home and compete for her love. Who on earth would voluntarily sign up for this torture?

LGBTQ

The Ins and Outs of Christina Aguilera’s Humongous Pride Dildo

At last weekend’s L.A. Pride, the singer wore a honkin’ green sparkly dong during her performance, quite literally rocking out with her cock out

These Collectors Used American Girl Dolls for a Homophobic Hate Campaign

The coordinated Instagram posts were part of a broader anti-LGBTQ effort to ‘reclaim the rainbow’

Anti-LGBTQ Backlash Is Starting to Sound Like ‘Gay Replacement Theory’

An uptick in people identifying as queer or trans has doubters claiming ‘social contagion’

Health

Achoo, Baby: The People Who Sneeze or Sniffle When They’re Aroused

For most people, being turned on is demonstrated via hardness or wetness. But for those with honeymoon rhinitis or sexually induced sneezing, it’s a feeling best conveyed with snot

You Can Blame Your Terrible Dance Moves on Your Genetics

A new study found a genetic link to your ability to move to the rhythm of music in time. So basically, ‘rolling the dice’ or ‘reeling in the fish’ is in your DNA

Should I Be Stretching Before Bed?

It certainly sounds like a glass of warm milk for my aching body before I hit the hay

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Relationships

The Ineffable Energy of Men Who’d Let You Finish First

Much like Big Dick Energy, the vibe of a man who’d make sure you came first is hard to describe. But that hasn’t stopped TikTok from trying to put words to the coveted quality

Breaking Up After a Wedding Is the Most Relatable Thing Kendall Jenner Has Ever Done

If you’re one of the millions of people who’s gone to a wedding with their partner and realized you’re wrong together, join the Kendall Jenner club

How Farts Became the Sweet Smell of a Successful Relationship

These days, letting an air biscuit fly in front of a significant other is noxious in fumes only. If anything, it’s now the true mark of intimacy, comfort and stability

Life in a Pandemic

All the Luxury Items PPP Scammers Bought with Taxpayer Dollars

Not everyone who received pandemic relief through the Paycheck Protection Program was planning to keep businesses afloat through an unprecedented time. Instead, some defrauded the government out of millions and blew it on Lamborghinis and Rolexes

Can Low Testosterone Make You More Susceptible to Severe COVID Symptoms?

The connection between COVID and testosterone has been all over the map since the pandemic began. But a new study may have found some promising answers

For Some People, Face Masks Are Staying on to Cover Their Insecurities

‘I’m an introvert to my core and I love the superpower the mask gives me to feel invisible’

Money

Forget Gold, Stock and Bonds. Invest in Legos

A new study shows that their return is nothing to play around with — and almost better than anything else you can put your money in

How to Overcome a Big Financial Loss

Like other forms of trauma, it doesn’t matter how bad your past experiences with money have been, but how you cope and move forward

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Mental Health

For Some People, the Sexual Side Effects of SSRIs Never Go Away

Most of us know that antidepressants can interfere with things like erections, orgasm strength and vaginal lubrication. But for many, those symptoms persist, even when they stop taking the drugs

What Happens When My Brain Goes into Autopilot Mode?

Why did you just put that banana in the dishwasher? And how did the milk end up in the cupboard? The default network of our brain can make us do some pretty stupid stuff, but it’s all for the greater good

When Anxiety Is in Your Body and Not Your Mind

That nausea, diarrhea and/or tingling sensation you’re feeling might have a lot more to do with the anxiety you’re experiencing than any kind of illness or physical health problem

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Food

Prophylactic Kitchen Nightmare: The TikToker Cooking with Condoms

The mysterious Russian man, who goes by the name Bigman, cooks popcorn, poached eggs and artificially flavored jams in his rubbers — because why not?

What Sweet Pleasures Are Mixed Together to Create a Bratwurst?

I’ve eaten at least six in a sitting, so I might as well know exactly what I shoved down my gullet

You Can Take Your Homemade Hamburger Buns and Stick Them Up Your Ass

If you have the time, money and delusion to spend all day making homemade buns you could have bought at the store for 50 cents, I’m not coming to your BBQ

True Crime

The ‘Overseas General’ Romance Scam That Conned Elderly Women Out of A Million Dollars

A 51-year-old Nigerian man convinced numerous widows throughout the U.S. that he was an American general who needed their money to help get him out of the Middle East — and into their arms

In ‘Keep Sweet,’ Rachel Dretzin Gives the Horrifying Story of Warren Jeffs a New Perspective: A Woman’s

The documentarian talks about what she wanted to avoid while making her hit Netflix series, the strange anti-charisma of this polygamous cult leader and why the future of FLDS should make everyone nervous

Million Dollar Fakes: The Lucrative World of Counterfeit Basquiats

A recent FBI investigation has raised questions about the authenticity of 25 paintings alleged to be works of Basquiat. As it turns out, fake Basquiats aren’t uncommon in the fine art market — and they’ve cost trusting customers some serious cash

Oral History

It’s Go Time! An Oral History of Izzy Mandelbaum, Seinfeld’s Octogenarian Macho Man

‘Seinfeld’ writers reflect on the elderly fitness king, one of the greatest characters on the show and the final television role of the iconic Lloyd Bridges

A Hugh Jass Oral History of ‘Flaming Moe’s,’ Everyone’s Favorite ‘Simpson’s’ Episode

The episode — made famous for its burning cough syrup cocktail concoction — was the first example of a truly classic ‘Simpson’s’ installment

A Ballsy Oral History of the Life-Saving Deadpool Testicular Cancer PSA

In 2016, a cheeky ‘Deadpool’ ad taught millions of men how to check their ‘smooth criminals’ for testicular cancer. Years later, many men says it saved their lives