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Pictures of the Week 9.14.17

Boston Red Sox

10 Underrated War Films for Serious Movie Buffs

Put these on the queue for your next movie night.<p>There's no doubt that there's a lot of great war cinema out there for movie buffs. You've got <i>Full Metal Jacket</i>, <i>The Deer Hunter</i>, and <i>Saving Private Ryan</i> just to name a well-known handful. But for every iconic film that has received dozens of accolades, …

28 Great Documentaries For People Who Hate Documentaries

Documentaries get a bad rap. True, some of them are ungodly boring while others are blatantly one-sided in their presentation of facts. But then …

Donald Trump Chooses Michael Bay as Running Mate

<i>More humor from our Daily Shouts department.</i><p>Donald Trump's Vice-­Presidential short list was recently narrowed down to one unlikely name: the blockbuster-movie director Michael Bay. Trump is reported to have spent between two and a half and three hours, with bathroom breaks, interviewing the …

The Science of Crying

Michael Trimble, a behavioral neurologist with the unusual distinction of being one of the world’s leading experts on crying, was about to be …

Why do humans like to get drunk? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Alcohol is a very simple molecule with incredibly complex effects. Although I already knew a bit about the neurobiology of alcohol, I just spent an afternoon reading a dense journal article that described roughly 50 different neural mechanisms it affects. After which I felt like I needed a drink. …

Alcohol

A Master Photographer Returns to Staging the Surreality of Suburbia

A new exhibition and book illuminate all things Gregory Crewdson.<p>Call it "Renaissance Rural," "Operatic Americana," or, "Melancholy Chic," but the influential style of photographer Gregory Crewdson has been capturing eyes with rays of magic-hour light for decades. Now, the Gagosian Gallery launches …

13 Of The Best Movies To Watch When You're In A Bad Mood

Go on, escape reality.<p>Feeling blue? Flip on your favorite films.<p>Not only do they trigger a feeling of nostalgia, they can also make you feel pretty joyful. Research shows your most beloved movies are irresistible to your brain. In other words, it's human nature to have the urge to re-watch films …

26 Underrated Hair Products That Actually Work

*hair flip* The products in this post were updated in May 2018.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Hair Care

Photographing hypersexuality in the home

The narrative imposed on women’s bodies can feel relentlessly objectifying. We’re constantly confronted by the gender power asymmetry afforded by the male gaze: where women are faceless, personality-lacking creatures of body parts for consumption, and where women seem to have no control over their …

24 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired By Mental Illness

Body art as recovery.

Mental Health

How 7 things that have nothing to do with rape perfectly illustrate the concept of consent.

<b>In 2013, Zerlina Maxwell ignited a firestorm of controversy when she strongly recommended we stop telling women how to not get raped.</b><p>Here are her …

The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

0 of 0<p><i>This month’s Photojournalism Links collection highlights 10 excellent photo essays from across the world, including Tomas Munita's powerful</i> …

The women shaping photography in the ‘new east’

While hugely diverse, the post-communist countries of eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union share something of a collective identity: defined not only by a shared past but also by a common language in contemporary culture. With its relatively recent transformation in ideology, lifestyle and …

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Breaking traditional gender norms, one song at a time.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Why Being a Woman Is Difficult

Being an adult woman is, for a lack of a better word, difficult.<p>I'm not talking about the consistent shaving of practically every body part -- if you so choose -- or painfully nauseous periods or how annoying and otherwise inconvenient breasts can be. I'm not even talking about catcalling or sexual …

Women reveal all the sexist questions they've been asked at job interviews

Gender inequality is alive and well, and nowhere does this seem to be as apparent as it is in the workplace. According to the Institute for Women’s …

Feminism

Style Resolutions: 3 Fresh Ways to Make the Most Out of That Maxi Skirt

Love ’em or hate ’em, the maxi skirt is here to stay. Most of us have one hanging around, but lack of inspiration can mean they might not be getting as much love as they deserve. A sad thought, because the seemingly simple closet staple has so much to give (plus they’re a lifesaver on warm days …

Clothing

34 Award-Winning Beauty Products of 2015 to Try

Skin Care

10 Brilliant Women On Why We Need Feminism, Illustrated

In the series "We Are Entitled To Wear Cowboy Boots To Our Own Revolution," illustrator Ellen T. Crenshaw has created the closest thing we've ever found to feminist baseball cards.<p>Crenshaw assembled an intergenerational dream team featuring BBeyoncé, Naomi Wolf, Rebecca West, Sojourner Truth, …

The Scary Psychology Of 'Dark' Perfectionism

It's one thing to expect the best from yourself. But it's a completely different thing to expect the best from everyone around you.<p>Perfectionists, though often high-achieving and highly motivated individuals, can set almost impossibly lofty goals for themselves. Psychologists have linked …

9 Indie Swimsuit Brands You Need to Know

When it comes to stocking up on swimwear, there are a few destinations we tend to turn to season after season. Places like Forever 21 and Target are two that usually always make it to the top of the list. While we do love a bargain, we definitely pay the price toward the end of summer – you know, …

Clothing

Geometric Line And Dot Tattoos By Turkish Artist Prove Less Is More

Bicem Sinik might be Turkey’s Dr. Woo. This young female artist uses fine monochromatic lines to create geometric animals and other minimalist forms. …

An inventory of the meaningful life.

“We are not stuff that abides, but patterns that perpetuate themselves. A pattern is a message.”<p><i>“Information will never replace illumination,”</i> Susan Sontag asserted in considering the conscience of words. <i>“Words are events, they do things, change things,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in the same era in …

Mary Shelley

12 Vintage Shops to Follow on Etsy

Shopping for vintage pieces is like treasure hunting: The act of looking for that perfect item is a thrill on its own. Vintage fashion gives us an excuse to add exciting treasures to our closet. For those who don’t have a vintage clothing shop near them, there are tons of vintage shops online. We …

Sun Care & Self Tanners

Rookie Wins<p>Best Invisible SPF 2018 $32 SHOP IT<p>Best Oil-Free Sunscreen 2018 $33 SHOP IT<p>Best Self-Tanner for Body 2018 $40 SHOP IT<p>Best Self-Tanner for …

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2015

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.