Jackie Dixon

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'It was such pain, such humiliation': 18-year-old describes her life as an ISIS sex slave

Shirin, a pseudonym, was 17 years old when ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) took over her village in northern Iraq.<p>ISIS fighters encircled the town in August 2014 and made sure none of the women or girls were able to escape, according to the German international broadcaster …

Yazidis

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

Gulf Cartel

Surviving a leading cause of death may depend on your zip code, and it has doctors and young Wall Streeters worked up

Your chances of surviving cardiac arrest — which can strike in healthy people, and kills more Americans each year than Alzheimer's, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, car crashes, prostate cancer, and suicides <i>combined</i>— vary immensely based on your zip code.<p>Unlike …

Medicine

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Babypod entertains your fetus with an insertable speaker for your baby maker

Wearables are so last year.<p>As we close the door on 2015, Babypod wants to send the year off with a bang by bringing us, for lack of a better term, insertables.<p>The Babypod is a small speaker women insert into their, well, <i>you know</i>, that emits low volume (54 decibels) music.<p>The minds behind the …

Prenatal Development

13 Beauty Trends to Look Forward to in 2016

Heavy contouring is out, y'all.<p>Contouring had a huge moment in 2015 — remember clown contouring and henna contouring? — but the pendulum is going in the other direction in 2016. Makeup is going to go au naturel. Read on for 13 beauty trends you can look forward to next year.<p><b>1. Smoky Eyes:</b> Sexy, …

Oscar de la Renta

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

Silk Road

The sneaker with one foot in the future

There are few brands more recognisable than adidas. Founded in 1949, the German native sportswear empire is more than iconic, it’s rooted within our collective consciousness, and in subcultures and historic moments the world over. And yet, with so many classics under its belt and the comfort of …

The difference between 1% and 2% milk

If you're one of those weirdos who likes to drink milk with every meal including Chinese food, carry on, we're not here to judge. But we would like to enlighten you about what it is you're actually drinking, what it's doing to your body, and if there's really a difference between 1% and 2%.<p>To get …

Nutrition

How to do the laundry without ruining your clothes or machines

Laundry is a necessary evil many of us would rather ignore.<p>The only thing worse than having to load the clothes into the washer, move them over to the dryer, and fold or hang them, is having to pay a licensed repairman to fix the machines when they inevitably break (at the worst time possible, of …

Cleaning

Minneapolis protests erupt after police shoot black man allegedly in handcuffs

Black Lives Matter protesters march through streets after witnesses said the man, who is now reportedly on life support, was handcuffed when he was shot<p>A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incident that sparked …

Justice

Here's How The World Is Showing Solidarity With France

In the aftermath of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 120 dead and scores more injured, the world has turned to the …

10 Style Lessons Every Woman Can Learn From C.Z. Guest

C.Z. Guest: Slim Aarons muse, member of Truman Capote's glittery swan set, all-American fashion icon, and T&C cover star in 1957. 10 timeless style rules to add a little C.Z. into your everyday fashion and beauty routine.<p>The grand dame and epitome of WASP style, C.Z. Guest was a true tastemaker …

See What Cuba Looked Like When U.S. Agriculture Officials Last Visited

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.<p>Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple …

Police May Be 'Reluctant To Engage' In Viral Video Age, DEA Chief Says

<b>This story was updated at 2:15 p.m. ET Thursday</b><p>The acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration said the police may be "reluctant to engage" for fear "rightly, or wrongly, that you become the next viral video," adding a new voice to the debate over public scrutiny of law …

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Why Interrupted Sleep Is Worse Than Short Sleep

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As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of time to …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

Ecstasy tablets worth £120m seized in Burma

Burma's navy has seized about 2.4m ecstasy tablets hidden in a ship, a record haul of the drug in the country.<p>Police said the tablets were found on board a ship intercepted last week by the navy near the town of Kawthoung at the country's southern border with Thailand.<p>Police Brig Gen Kyaw Win, of …