Erika Barrios

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Photographer Captures The Haunting Reality Of What Mental Disorders Look Like

What started as a school project ended up becoming a gripping collection of photos capturing what mental disorders can feel like.<p>Christian Sampson, a …

Why Are British Teenagers Cutting Themselves?

Every report says the number of teenagers who are self-harming is on the rise, but are we really seeing a new epidemic or is it simply being better recognized?<p>Illustration by Cei Willis<p>Self-harm among teenagers is pretty close to an epidemic in the UK. Evidence about the exact number of self-harm …

A look at the numbers

Approximately 42,773 Americans commit suicide every year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, many of who are college students.<p>The University of Pennsylvania, Tulane University, Appalachian State University and Yale University, among others, made national headlines in …

Everybody loves Star Wars. But here’s why Mormons especially love Star Wars.

By Matthew Bowman<p>When”The Empire Strikes Back,” the second film of the “Star Wars” saga, opened in Salt Lake City in May 1980, many Mormons left the theater convinced that they had seen a familiar face. By the time “Return of the Jedi” hit Utah’s rental shelves in the mid-1980s, the rumor was hard …

Religion

The Top 11 Moments for Women in Pop Culture in 2015

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Jonathan Safran Foer to publish first novel in a decade

Here I Am is the story of an American Jewish family, set against a background of traumatic events in the Middle East<p>Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years, set against a backdrop where Israel is invaded and the Middle East has been hit by an earthquake, will be published next autumn.<p>Called …

Middle East

How a joke can help us unlock the mystery of meaning in language

<i>What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with an elephant?</i><p>You’ll have to wait for the punchline, but you should already have shards of meaning tumbling about your mind. Now, jokes don’t have to be all that funny, of course, but if they are to work at all then they must construct something beyond the …

Linguistics

Why You Should Read Books From Every Country

Books offer the privilege of travelling all around the globe without even having to leave one’s comfort zone. Reading also ignites the level of one’s …

Literature

13 Tech Things We Tried In 2015 And Recommend

Apps, hacks, and social media accounts that we recommend for 2016.<p>Each month, the BuzzFeed Life team recommends interesting beauty/craft/ recipe/lifestyle products, tricks, and apps its editors tested out in their own lives. It's always one of my favorite things to read – real, honest endorsements …

Christmas 2015: Gift ideas for photographers

As camera manufacturers keep innovating with plenty of new features, there’s never a shortage of gift ideas for the camera enthusiast on your list. There are many options: DSLRs, or mirrorless or compact cameras, not to mention how the quality keeps improving. It could be just a simple gadget that …

Cameras

Taptrip

Editor's review <i>Page 1 of 4</i><p><i>Published 26 Nov 2015</i><p>If I told you that there was a social network out there that had over 4 million users across 250 …

5 Facts to Silence Your Smug Millennial Nephew This Thanksgiving - Briefly - WSJ

It has become an annual Thanksgiving ritual for news organizations (including Real Time Economics) to post Facebook-friendly explainers, aimed at millennials, on how to deal with ignorant uncles and the things they say about politics and Mexico and the economy and so on. But it may get tiring to …

News Industry

Cleveland mayor does not trust state to handle Tamir Rice investigation

Cleveland’s mayor says he doesn’t trust the state of Ohio to investigate why police shot and killed a 12-year-old black boy because he doesn’t think they handled a previous investigation properly.<p>“I don’t think the state attorney general handled the east Cleveland shooting properly,” mayor Frank …

NYC Mayor de Blasio: Police were disrespectful to turn backs

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration threatened to be overwhelmed by a rift with rank-and-file New York Police Department officers, on Monday condemned the thousands of cops who turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers.<p>In his first public …

Notable Women On This Thing Called Feminism

People like to overcomplicate messages.There are several reasons for this, and these reasons are not usually well-intentioned. Feminism has become the word <i>du jour</i>. But what's its message? Its goals? Why is it so divisive? I'll try to keep it simple. And then share some thoughts on some of …

As Supreme Court Considers Online Threats, An Update On Justin Carter

The Supreme Court is tackling an interesting question Monday: When is a seemingly threatening online message a crime?<p>While the case before the court is about a Pennsylvania man who posted threats of domestic violence after his wife left him, the core question of what kind of online speech …

Chicago police to begin testing body cameras on officers in 60 days

Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the department would begin testing body cameras on officers within about 60 days as part of a pilot project.<p>McCarthy offered few specifics at a news conference called to highlight crime statistics, but he made it clear he backs the …

Ferguson fallout: Protesters interrupt Holder's speech - CNN.com

<i>Did you participate in Monday's walkout? Please share your photos and videos with CNN iReport.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It's been one week since the streets of Ferguson boiled over after protesters learned the officer who shot teenager Michael Brown won't face criminal charges.<p>And tensions are still simmering. …

Ferguson Protestors Take Part in Walkouts Across Country

Glen Cooper (@glen.cooper) via Instagram<p>Heidi Knoblauch (@heidiknoblauch) via Twitter<p>Jack Meriwether (@marryweather) via Instagram<p>Thera …

How to Turn the Ferguson Protests into a New Civil Rights Movement

America is at the proverbial crossroads. We’re trapped by racism and poverty, and a town called Ferguson—where I have been working since the day before Michael Brown’s funeral—has shown us that we haven’t yet decided which path we want to take.<p>Down one of the pathways is the future. Powered by one …

18 Times Taylor Swift Was Right About Everything In 2014

And this doesn't even include her lyrics.

The Best-Paying Education Jobs

<i>To determine the Best- And Worst-Paying Education Jobs, Forbes consulted the most recent Occupational Employment and Wages data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reflects May 2013 salary and employment data, and focused on Education, Training, and Library Occupations, plus</i> …

Employment

Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled …

Kindness Really Does Make You More Attractive

If teen movies have anything to say about it, the hottest people are usually also the meanest, while the nice guys are the ones who can't get a date. But according to some rather encouraging new research, an attractive personality may be one of the most important factors in perceived beauty. In …

The evolution of Taylor Swift, as told by her song lyrics about cars

In announcing <i>1989</i>, Taylor Swift declared that she was done with country music, explaining that it was her “very first documented, official pop …