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11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

Leave it to the pros.<p>The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it …

Apple names the best iOS apps of 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced its choices for the best iOS apps of 2015. Taking top honors was Periscope, an app Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice …

Apps

55 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You're 30

From Casablanca to Moonrise Kingdom, the films you must see before you turn 30.<p>Whether you fancy romance, comedy, drama—or any hyphenate in-between—there are certain films that you have to see. Some are important because they make you uncomfortable, others entertain, but above all, this particular …

The 10 Best Films at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

<b>No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)</b><p>The presence of a mother is quite clear in <b>Chantal Akerman</b>’s best-known work, whether it be the one communicated back …

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

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The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>Which are the 100 best novels ever written in the English language? No list could possibly satisfy everyone, as …

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The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Looking Into the Eyes of Cuba’s Elderly, on the Verge of Change

Picture Stories<p>Sometimes all it takes to get something started is a knock on a door—and necessity. Oded Wagenstein was walking in the rain down a side street in the Cuban town of Cienfuegos when he was seized with the urge to use the restroom. Seeing no other options, he knocked on the nearest …

Sympathy for Stephen Harper: Imagine that everyone you trusted had lied to you

I am beginning to think we have done Stephen Harper a disservice. No, I’m sure we have. In fact, I think we — and by we I mean the media, me included …

Simple, Smart Product Design: The Qlipter, a Carabiner for Everyday Life

Mother-of-two entrepreneur shows how a little design can go a long way<p>As I wrote here, a simple carabiner is one of the more useful items that I use …

Latin America’s Transgender-Rights Leaders

About three weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, the Colombian government issued a directive that received little international notice. On June 4th, the government announced that it would allow Colombian citizens to change their gender on identity documents without first …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Grape, Avocado and Arugula Salad

Easy10 mins<p>Somehow, I kind of forgot about grapes.<p>Like, I basically spaced off that they existed for about a year. I just kind of forgot about them. …

Summery Cobb Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This riff on the classic cobb is almost too gorge to eat.<p>Directions<p>In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, Dijon, and garlic, then …

How ticks became a major public health issue

The tall grass at my cottage outside Lunenburg, N.S., is a no-go zone. This is Tickland.<p>If the barbecue tongs should happen to slip off the deck, a debate ensues over who will tread into Tickland to fetch them. We find ourselves tiptoeing across the grass, which my husband cuts regularly with a …

Jon Stewart’s Humble, Remarkable Farewell

A speech from Stephen Colbert highlighted the Daily Show host’s willingness to share the spotlight, as well as his immense contribution to broadcast comedy.<p>After nearly 17 years as the star, Jon Stewart tried his best to make his final night at <i>The Daily Show</i> about anyone but himself—and he almost …

The Daily Show

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see.<p>It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering. The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street …

Will this circle be unbroken? Rising house prices, sinking dreams

Around the corner from where I live, a couple of houses are sinking. A subterranean creek runs underneath them, and gravity is unforgiving. They are attached to each other, and have fallen inward at the shared wall like a soufflé taken too soon from the oven. In the neighbourhood, they're known as …

How I Paid Off $8,100 of Credit Card Debt in Just 3 Months

Stunning Timelapse Captures the Many Faces of Rio de Janeiro

The most visited city in South America and home to famous landmarks such as the glowing “Christ the Redeemer” statue atop Corcovado Mountain and the …

Got 200 Cameras Lying Around? Camera Dominoes

Okay, none of us may actually own 200 cameras, but if you did, what would you do with them? Well Warwick Williams and his daughter decided they would …