What Are You Doing Here?: Investigating the Men of Essence Festival

Essence magazine is for black women and so is the Essence Music Festival, but the latter attracts both men and women. For years, I’ve wondered what dudes were doing at an event hosting speakers and performers like Iyanla Vanzant, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and Mary J. Blige. » 7/06/15 4:30pm 45 minutes ago

The Best Way to Kick Your Seamless Addiction? Embrace It

Last summer, I made a vow to myself and my friend Jewel. I was going to curb my dependency on Seamless and get back into the habit of cooking. The plan was to stock up on groceries, experiment with meals and experience the alleged adult joy of making my own nourishment through the beautiful and complicated alchemy of… » 7/06/15 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

Pervert Birds Steal Swimmers' Underwear to Build Nest Of Filth and Sin

If you ever thought that birds could be trusted, you need to think again. While it’s long been known that birds are brazen perverts who will line their nests with any number of sexual objects, some Scottish birds have gone far too far—they’ve stolen the underwear from some innocent skinny-dippers just trying to… » 7/06/15 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

Three Best Blow Dryers

You nominated a ton of blow dryers in our initial round, but these three received significantly more support than the rest. Now it’s time to find a winner.http://co-op.kinja.com/whats-the-best... » 7/06/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Introducing the Pseudopenis, or Why Female Hyenas Are Feminist as Fuck

Penis means power. The dominance of dicks and those who have them isn’t a coincidence, or the unavoidable consequence of Big Patriarchy keeping women down—rather, it’s a case of simple biology. In most mammalian embryos, the genital tubercle forms very early, later developing into either a penis or a clitoris, subject… » 7/06/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Mexico Universally Sick of Donald Trump's Shit

Donald Trump continues to be afflicted with a peculiar ailment, wherein rivers of diarrhea run directly from his brain, out of his mouth, and into his typing fingers, sending tweet after tweet about “illegal immigrants” from Mexico and how awful they are. In response, the Mexican people, once determined to politely… » 7/06/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Today's Best Deals: Backup Power, Belkin WeMo, Flash Storage, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 7/06/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Tiny English Village Terrorized By Loud Noises Coming from Sex Party

Imagine you live in a picturesque village in the UK. Imagine that village is called Flaxley and is located in the Forest of Dean which sounds lovely, sight unseen. Now imagine that it’s a Thursday afternoon and your eardrums are assaulted by music coming not from the friendly fairies of the forest (well...) but from a… » 7/06/15 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Philadelphia Mayor Drops the Mic On 'Rapper's Delight' With The Roots

This weekend was a big one for America. Not only did we celebrate Independence Day by getting hella drunk and enjoying our freedom to throw up on the shoes of strangers, but a very important politician dropped the mic on a rap classic. You’ve got to see Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter just kill “Rapper’s Delight.” » 7/06/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm