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The USA Mullet Champ Is Winning at Everything Else in Life, Too
The USA Mullet Champ Is Winning at Everything Else in Life, Too

Clint Duncan spent his quarantine growing out what has become the most glorious mullet in the country. It’s also done nothing but change his life for the better

The Happy Little Househusbands of TikTok
The Happy Little Househusbands of TikTok

TikTok isn’t kind to housewives, but househusbands are overwhelmed with compliments and adoration. Is their domestic glee really about ‘ending the patriarchy,’ or is there something else at play?

The Incredible True Story of the 30-Year-Old Who Conned a High School into Believing He Was 16
The Incredible True Story of the 30-Year-Old Who Conned a High School into Believing He Was 16

‘My Old School’ documentarian Jono McLeod discusses being an eyewitness to one of Scotland’s greatest hoaxes — and why he made a film about the odd not-so-young man everybody in his class thought was a kid named Brandon Lee

Our Eternal Horniness for the Camp Counselor
Our Eternal Horniness for the Camp Counselor

They’re the perfect mix of authority and untouchability. They’re effortlessly tan. And they will forever be your unrequited love

A Very Waistful History of Hulk Hogan’s Ever-Present Weightlifting Belts

No matter the heights the Hulkster’s soared or the depths he sunk, one thing was always at his literal side — his trusty leather weightlifting belt 

The Tall Tale of the White Incel King of Thailand

When a young man bragged on an incel forum that he had gone to Thailand and had sex with many women, the reaction sparked a debate over whether the poster was a blackpilled folk hero, or a fakecel desperate for attention from other lonely men

The Guys Who Took Their Paychecks in Crypto Are Feeling the Burn

They thought it would be the ticket to a better life, instead the crypto crash has left them in financial ruin

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Best movies about couples on the run

Criminal lovers going on the run have inspired movies since 1937. Stacker highlights the top 25 films about these thrilling couples. 

COVID-19 changed how we eat out—here are the trends that are here to stay

COVID-19 changed how people eat out, and some of those trends are likely to be permanent. Task Group provides a look at the benefits and drawbacks the restaurant industry continues to experience as a result of the pandemic.

Limited release movies that got the widest expansion

Stacker looked at release data from The Numbers on movies that were initially given a limited release and eventually expanded. To qualify, the film had to open in less than 600 theaters and could not have expanded by more than 1,000 theaters in one week.

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.

The Only Thing Rap Lyrics Will Prove in Court Is Racism

Young Thug is the latest example of how prosecutors are using rappers’ lyrics as criminal evidence against them in courtrooms across America. The tactic, which is not used with any other art forms or types of music, is a clear case of a racist legal system

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

Style

Why We Want to Be Buried in Our Shredded Vans

The more time you spend in them, they don’t just grow more comfortable, but they reflect all of the places you’ve been

Nathan Fielder Is a Fashion King

With ‘The Rehearsal,’ the comedian continues his awesome experiments in style

‘It Looks Like a Disco Ball!’ A Short, Strange History of Vajazzling

When it comes to weird 2010s trends, little can compare to the perplexing, dazzling art of vajazzling. But how, exactly, did we become so taken with this resplendent pubic decor?

The Manosphere

Have ‘Women Going Their Own Way’ Found the Right Path?

Unlike their MGTOW counterparts, they never devolved into a hate forum — and some of them are thriving

The Manosphere Is Curiously Split on Roe v. Wade

MGTOWs, MRAs and even some incels are against overturning abortion rights

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

Entertainment

We Have Exactly a Year to Shut Down the ‘Barbie’ vs. ‘Oppenheimer’ Wars

Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan will both be putting out highly anticipated movies on July 21, 2023. Already, fans aren’t just debating what film they’re more excited to see — they’re arguing over which kind of film is more worthwhile. It’s the latest salvo in an ongoing, exhausting discourse wrapped up in assumptions about gender and art

In ‘Nope,’ Aliens Are the Least of Our Problems

Jordan Peele, the man who gave us ‘Get Out,’ continues to use horror as a means to talk about how everyday American life is frightening enough — even when extraterrestrials may be coming for a visit

‘I’d Buy That for a Dollar!’ Encompasses Everything That’s Brilliant About ‘RoboCop’

The ironically idiotic catchphrase has become a shorthand for a movie, about ready to celebrate its 35th anniversary, that satirizes our distracted, dumbed-down, consumerist society

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

What Happens If Your Doctor Is an Abortion Snitch?

As Roe falls, pregnant people are wrangling with the threat of health-care professionals turning them over to the authorities for seeking an abortion

Why a Day at the Beach Turns Men into Insatiable Bears

It’s not you. A new study says that it’s the sun that makes you want that second hamburger, fourth hog dog and sixth bag of chips

If I Leave Food Out for Too Long, Can I Avoid Food Poisoning By Nuking the Hell Out of It?

How could I ever get sick if I’ve annihilated every last piece of bacteria?

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Relationships

You Should Be Grateful Your Girl Washes Her Vulva in Your Bathroom Before Sex

We’re not using your old Nike socks like a new meme implies, but yeah, every now and then, we freshen up with whatever soap you’ve got lying around. And if it makes us smell like pomegranate Dial, so be it

What Is It About Bedding That Men Can’t Stand to Wash?

While a majority of single women wash their sheets every two weeks, most single men say theirs hit the laundry every four months. What is going on here?

Don’t Give Good Advice. Just Give a Lot of It

A new study found that the quality of advice doesn’t matter nearly as much to recipients as the quantity of it

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

12 least affordable states for renters

Foothold Technology looked at the affordability of rent in each state, based on an analysis conducted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

The 10 largest product recalls of the last decade

Estey & Bomberger, LLP compiled a list of the top 10 product recalls since 2007, ranked based on the number of product units recalled in the U.S.

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Mental Health

The First Thing You Should Reach for in the Morning Is Sunlight

According to Stanford neuroscientist Andrew Huberman, one of the best things we can do for our mental health is to go outside and catch a few rays when we first wake up

Diet Coke Is Basically Brain Food, Study Says

Scientists suspect that caffeine can boost your cognitive performance and improve tactical decision-making. But unfortunately, the sweet spot may not allow for as much cold brew as you’d hoped

Is It Possible to Be Too Tired to Be Stressed?

Many people unconsciously cope with stress by exhausting themselves to the point of not caring, but therapists warn that this is far from a sustainable solution

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Food

Nobody Is Making You Order Toxic Novelty Food Off the Internet

Between TikTok’s ‘Pink Sauce’ drama and Daily Harvest’s poisonous lentils, maybe it’s best to stick to the supermarket

What’s the Difference Between Pepperoni and Salami?

Just because they’re both delicious logs of meat doesn’t mean they’re not special in their own right

These Are the ‘Healthiest’ Fast-Food French Fries

Healthy, of course, is a relative term here, but there is one golden, delicious and micronutrient-deficient fry that stands above all the rest

True Crime

The Minnesota Cop Who Crashed His Patrol Car into a UFO

In 1979, a sheriff’s deputy in rural Minnesota encountered what he could only describe as an unidentified flying object. And no expert, investigator or engineer could ever prove him wrong

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

Oral History

A Deceptively Small Oral History of ‘Shrinkage,’ the Perfect Seinfeldian Word

Before ‘Seinfeld,’ there was no English word to describe what happens to your junk in cold air and water. But after it first appeared in a 1994 episode, the world couldn’t get enough of that frightened turtle

Pepperoni and Pancake Batter: An Oral History of Pizza the Hutt from ‘Spaceballs’

The makeup effects artist who designed the revolting mob boss from the 1987 Mel Brooks classic, and the guy beneath all those pizza toppings reveal every disgusting trick that went into creating an edible, intergalactic supervillain

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