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Dwayne Johnson: The Pain and the Passion That Fuel the Rock

Hollywood's most dependable good guy on saving the day in 'Rampage,' his beef with Vin Diesel, presidential rumors and more<p>If the world seemed a …

Tom Hanks

21 Classic Books That You Can Read For Free Online

The classics. They're the bane of many a high schooler's existence. And yet, we all have one or two (or 20) classic books that we've been meaning to …

Literature

‘Lean In’: Five Years Later

When Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” — a 228-page manifesto on what women need to do to triumph in the male-dominated workplace — was published five years ago this month, it became a cultural phenomenon.<p>It rode the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year, …

Sheryl Sandberg

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling.<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalize violence and human suffering, but …

Books

The screen time debate is pitting parents against each other

As the backlash against smartphones builds, and science lags, parents are waging a fraught battle with their kids and other parents<p>Before the smartphone backlash, before apps were likened to cigarettes for kids or Facebook co-founder Sean Parker mused that “God knows what it’s doing to our …

Parenting

We X-Rayed Some MLB Baseballs. Here’s What We Found.

On 6,105 occasions last season, a major leaguer walked to the plate and hammered a baseball over the outfield wall. The 2017 season broke the home …

How Ava DuVernay Became a Creator of Worlds

Late fall in the redwood forests of Northern California, it gets cold. Not wrap-yourself-in-furs cold—we’re still talking 51 degrees—but the kind of …

Golden Globes

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, …

Michigan State University

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Is Young, Forward-Looking, and Unabashedly Liberal—Call Her the Anti-Trump

It’s always already tomorrow in New Zealand, where Jacinda Ardern, a 37-year-old with a beaming smile, recently rode a wave of enthusiasm—so-called Jacindamania—to become the world’s youngest female prime minister. One breezy summer morning, not yet through with the first 100 days, and a month …

Jacinda Ardern

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Middle East

The True Story of Gianni Versace's Murder

Twenty years ago, South Beach, Florida was not a place that catered to early risers. It was a beach-cavorting, nightclub-dancing, hedonistic scene …

Crime

‘Washington Was About to Explode’: The Clinton Scandal, 20 Years Later

In 1998, news broke that upended politics and sent a presidency hurtling toward impeachment. Twenty years later, an all-star panel tries to make sense of that moment—and what it tells us about our own.<p>Most journalists experience indelible moments that color our thinking long after the story moves …

Donald Trump

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade | Inc.com

David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was immediately engaged by his wry sense of humor delivered with a …

Public Speaking

Sriracha Is for Closers

Welcome to WeWork, the eight-year-old, $20 billion “shared space” nerve center of the New New Economy—in which the corporate ladder has been replaced by a rent-a-desk, the benefits package consists of free WiFi and La Colombe, and the retirement plan is IPO or bust. But hey, at least there’s no one …

Corporate Culture
Republicans

How Molly Bloom went from 'poker princess' to the 'movie heroine' of 'Molly's Game'

A hotel manager was circling the Polo Lounge, surveying the stately dining room, when he suddenly did a double take.<p>"Molly? Molly Bloom? I thought I saw you come in," he said. "Mind if I sit — just briefly?"<p>Stephen Boggs, the director of guest relations at the Beverly Hills Hotel, slid into the …

Roger Goodell has a Jerry Jones problem, and nobody knows how it will end

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 4 Fans, Family, Food, Football Issue</i><i>. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>THERE WAS A PAUSE.</b> It was Aug. 9, inside Roger …

NFL

In Cold Blood Family Breaks Their Silence: Why They're Speaking Out Now About Infamous Slayings

Long before <i>Making a Murderer</i> or <i>Serial</i> captivated audiences, there was <i>In Cold Blood —</i> Truman Capote’s non-fiction account of a Kansas family’s brutal …

19 Gifts For Kids That Aren't Toys

This holiday season, switch up your kid’s typical gendered toy gifts like Barbies and Hot Wheels for these 19 fun and creative gifts that aren’t <i>really</i> toys at all.<p>Whether you have a scientist in the making, an aspiring coder, or future business owner on your hands, these gifts are sure to delight …

America's shadow war in Africa

The U.S. has deployed at least 1,500 troops to the Sahel and sub-Saharan regions, with little public debate and what experts call an unclear strategy.<p>America’s little-known war on terrorists in Africa is becoming more perilous as the U.S. deploys growing numbers of troops to the continent’s most …

Africa