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Justice Department will phase out private prisons

The Justice Department is phasing out its use of corporate-run prisons, including one near Bakersfield, after concluding its experiment in privatization failed to reduce costs and ensure the safety and security of inmates.<p>Deputy Atty. Gen. Sally Q. Yates said the government is "beginning the …

U.S. Department of Justice

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Meditation

Carbonara wars: why Italy is right to be mad about a French farfalle travesty

Nothing is so guaranteed to make the Italian blood boil like a well-salted pan of pasta as a foreigner fiddling with their food. So a French website’s recipe for a one-pot carbonara (with farfalle, no less) was always going to go down badly in Italy where, inevitably, it has been met with …

Italian Food

6 Blogs That Can Teach You More Than an MBA

An MBA is still valuable, but so are the lessons taught daily in these blogs.<p>There are many good reasons to go to business school. Personally, I loved my two years at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Yet at the same time, there are reasons to <i>not</i> go to business …

Smokers Less Likely to Get Hired and Earn Less: Study

Smokers who are out of work are less likely than nonsmokers to find a job and once they do, they earn less, researchers reported Monday.<p>The study is one of the few to show that smoking is a cause, and not an effect, of not getting hired and it measures just how much smoking costs the average …

Public Health

Smartypants: the fart-filtering future of underwear

We live in an age of undies innovation: from self-medicating bras to briefs that smell of breakfast or hide a weapon (and that’s not even a euphemism)<p>Corsets and crinolines, boxers and bras … the history of underwear is also an intimate history of changing attitudes to gender, sex, hygiene and …

Clothing

The Complicated Sisterhood of Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill

They were both stylish, beautiful, and sometimes drawn to the same men. In a revealing interview with Sam Kashner, Radziwill looks back at their deeply intertwined lives and how they dealt with fame and tragedy.<p>Born to dazzle, they were the most famous sisters in the world, the Bouvier …

Audrey Hepburn

18 Tasty Weeknight Pasta Dinners

Every night should be pasta night.

Italian Food

The secretive, billionaire-backed plans to harness fusion

The founders of Amazon and Microsoft are putting their fortunes into little-known fusion energy companies. Jonathan Frochtzwajg digs into a story that has strange parallels with fiction.<p>Inside a laboratory near Vancouver in British Columbia, an alarm is blaring. In the middle of the industrial …

Nuclear Energy

30 Things You Need To Eat This Month

Hang in there.

Food

How This Entrepreneur Built a $16,000-an-Hour Private Jet Business

Thomas Flohr spends about 800 hours in the air each year. It’s not unusual for him to start the week in Los Angeles, meet with clients in New York, …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

5 Great Books To Read In March

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

10 Great Thanksgiving Menu Songs

The national anthem of Thanksgiving is Arlo Guthrie's still-hilarious musical monologue "Alice's Restaurant." But if you already know the story of …

Food & Dining

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

13 Insanely Easy Three-Ingredient Desserts

Never let them see you sweat: Holiday edition.

Dessert

5 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes For Pie, Cake, And More

<i>BY BON APPETIT</i><p>Credit: Christopher Testani<p>No matter how stuffed your guests are after the main meal, everyone will make room for these stunning sweets.<p><b>1. No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie with Toasted Meringue</b> <i>(above)</i><p>The swirly meringue topping on this pie is stable enough to make a day ahead and keep …

4 Thanksgiving Sandwich Recipes (Admit It, You Do It for the Leftovers)

Admit it, the tastiest part of Thanksgiving is the day after. We asked the chefs at some of our favorite sandwich shops what they'd do with a fridge full of leftovers.<p><i>The most celebrated meal of the year shouldn't also be the most nerve-racking. Prepare to be prepared with updated classics, no-bake</i> …

Cooking

We Asked A Star Chef To Rescue You From A Horrible Thanksgiving

When a professional chef says that Thanksgiving dinner is “the Olympics of cooking,” you know that sh*t is serious. But every year, millions of well-meaning amateurs try their best to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for their family and friends, following complex recipes that haven’t been attempted …

Giada De Laurentiis' 'Happy Cooking' Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dishes

It's Thanksgiving week – so it's time to get serious about talking turkey, but don't get stressed!<p>Giada De Laurentiis stopped by Access Hollywood …

Onions

7 Healthy Alternative Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Healthy, tasty, and way more creative than candied yams.

Thanksgiving Dinner

German Chocolate Cake Recipe

<b>German Chocolate Cake</b>: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place oven racks in the upper and lower third of the oven. Lightly butter …

Luma: a cute device that turns your smartphone into a lamp

Home Automation

Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century? - MIT Technology Review

Last month in Silicon Valley, biologists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier showed up in black gowns to receive the $3 million Breakthrough …

Genetics

New Sepsis Detector Shrinks the Diagnosis from Days to Hours - MIT Technology Review

Hospitals are beginning to use a new, more potent weapon against sepsis, the devastating condition that kills more than 25 percent of its victims and …

Medicine

New Foam Batteries Promise Fast Charging, Higher Capacity - MIT Technology Review

Despite billions of dollars in investment and the launch of several high-profile startups, the energy sector still faces a fundamental and seemingly …

Clean Energy

How To Write A Book For Kindle About Your Expertise Or Passion

No matter who you are or what you do, you should write a book.It’s more important now than it has ever been.Why?Because digital communication is …

Writing