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The Surprising Reason Erykah Badu Stopped Wearing Her Head Wrap

“I’m always evolving. I visited Cuba to get a santerĂ­a reading in 2000 and I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I went there, sat on the curb and waited for my reading. I had on this white head wrap and this white long dress and all of my jewelry, because it was part of me. It was who I was. I was overdressed because everybody else had on T-shirts and baggy tights …”

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The 5 Best Pieces Of Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. I’ll be honest; Father’s Day has been varying degrees of difficult for me over the last 10 years. In my adulthood, my dad and I (that’s us on the left — bowl cut circle 1984!) have had a tough, up-and-down relationship for a variety of reasons (that I won’t get into because I have a therapist I pay to listen to such things!). In the last eight months, however, we’ve managed to develop the most genuine, sincere, and respectful relationship we’ve had in years. How? I think there are two big reasons: 1) we’ve forgiven each other for things that happened in the past and 2) we haven’t tried to recreate the relationship we had before, instead focusing on getting to know each other as people now. It’s far from perfect and I still miss the relationship we used to have, but it has been a relief to let go of the past and to focus on the future.

With that in mind, in honor of Father’s Day, I decided to share the top five pieces of advice my dad has given me over the years. (He has actually given me a lot more than five, but much of it would probably rub the general population the wrong way — he is a Communist-leaning lefty with a taste for psychedelics, after all.) Share your favorite bit of fatherly advice in the comments. Keep reading »

Emma Watson’s Dramatic Vogue Cover

Holy moly Hermione! “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson looks more glamorous than ever on the cover of the July issue of Vogue. I am loving her glossy wine-colored lips, sleek hair, and dramatic brows. [Vogue's Tumblr] Keep reading »

Gay Girl In Damascus Blog A Hoax, Actually Penned By American Man In Scotland

Last week, we told you about the mysterious disappearance of Amina Abdallah, 35, a lesbian woman in Syria who penned the blog Gay Girl in Damascus. As Jessica initially wrote in that post, according to a post written by her cousin, on June 6, three men pulled up in a car and grabbed Abdallah. In a followup post, her cousin simply said she is “missing.” Shortly after word of her disappearance spread on the internet, along with various photos of Abdallah, a woman named Jelena Lecic, from the UK, came forward and said that the photos were actually of her. (The photo at left is Lecic and is one of the photos used to represent Abdallah on the internet.) This caused many to question not only the legitimacy of Abdallah’s disappearance, but also her existence as well.

And, as it turns out, those hunches were right. There is no Amina Abdallah. Keep reading »

Flowchart: Is It Okay To Tweet That Dick Pic?

Appropriately simple and to the point. [GOOD]
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Kelly Rowland Wears Chain Mail Pants

As one-third of a top-selling girl group and Beyonce’s former shadow, Kelly Rowland has had a difficult time coming into her own, while remaining in the public eye. So occasionally she wears something to get attention. How else can we explain these chain mail pants, which give her legs the look of droopy tree trunks (if such a thing were possible)? She could have just gone without the chain mail, but then she’d look like every other pop star, and that would defeat the point. Keep reading »

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