science

Gentle Spiders and the Chill Bros Who Love Them

If you think about it, men are a lot like spiders — they have eight legs, are emotionally unavailable and can be a pretty chill…

This Viral Study Was So Convincing It Fooled a Bunch of Academics (and Me)

In May, I published an article on MEL about “fat bodybuilding.” As someone who regularly lifts weights, but has also struggled with my body image…

It’s Time to Rethink the ‘Evil Stepfather’ Stereotype

A full 16 percent of families are blended—but if stepfathers are out there crushing it on the job, we don’t seem to hear a lot…

How Often Do You Have to Replace All Your Shit Tools?

‘Ah, time to scrub my mostly-clean toilet with a brush covered in three years’ worth of fecal matter’ When was the last time you replaced your…