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35 Of The Best Coloring Books You Can Get On Amazon

Outside the Lines, Animorphia, Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, and other books that are sure to ~draw~ your attention.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and</b> …

Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile

Abdul Kadr's wife found out he was gay the night his relatives came to kill him.<p>She hid him inside the home in Grozny, Chechnya, where they lived with their four young children, and told him she'd stand by him.<p>"She saved my life," says Abdul Kadr, a silver-haired former businessman in his 40s.<p>Being …

Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing

The plots of dystopian novels can be amazing. A group of teens in Holland, Mich., tells me about some of their favorites:<p>In <i>Delirium</i> by Lauren Oliver, Love is considered a disease. Characters get a vaccine for it. In Marissa Meyer's <i>Renegades,</i> the collapse of society has left only a small group of …

21 YA Books You'll Want To Get Your Hands On This Summer

Get your read on.


'The Hate U Give' is required reading for this American moment

To read <i>The Hate U Give</i> as a young black person is to stand in front of a mirror.<p>The No. 1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling young adult novel that’s been …

New York Times

16 YA Books You'll Want To Read This Spring

Time to start book budgetin'.

This Abandoned Themed Park In Australia Will Give You Nightmares For The Rest Of Your Life

"How do you run from what's inside your head?" - Alice in Wonderland

Religion And The Good Life

Does being religious help you to secure a good life ? Many people might define that being prosperous in one's life is having plenty of money in the bank, a house and car that is paid for, possessing financial resources that allow one to travel, pursue further education or to buy and own more …

Bernie’s Women Supporters To Clinton Backers: Please Stop Calling Us Stupid

Over the weekend, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright suggested young women not backing Clinton were either boy-crazy or headed for a special place in hell. Sanders backers are tired of the criticism.<p>PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — Most of the women here had already heard about the comments. And as …


Women Are Being Murdered And These People Want The Pope To Talk About It

During Pope Francis's visit to Mexico, these activists and family members hope he speaks out against "femicide" — women being killed for being women.<p>NICOLÁS ROMERO, Mexico — Two days before her husband killed her, Nadia Muciño called her mother. “Everything will be all right. I will still find the …


Christian college says mandatory Fitbits won't track sex

Can a Fitbit distinguish between cross-fit and carnal knowledge? It doesn't matter, says Oral Roberts University (ORU) officials, because they won't be scanning data for signs of student coitus anyway. The school now requires that all of its incoming students use (and pay for) Fitbit trackers …

Wearable Tech

Yes, Even Online Dating Has White Privilege

Long before "White Privilege" was a Macklemore song, it was (and continues to be) a social reality with tendrils extending into virtually all facets of our society. Some of its manifestations are a matter of life and death; others are subtle annoyances known as "microaggressions" which can build up …

Rio 2016: Olympic body changes transgender guidelines

<b>(CNN) —</b> The issue of transgender athletes recently gained wider global attention when Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, announced he had undergone gender reassignment surgery and was now living as a woman, Caitlyn Jenner.<p>Now transgender athletes look set to compete at the Olympic …


Adopting JiaJia: Abandoned Chinese boy heads 'home' to U.S.

<b>Beijing, China (CNN) —</b> Brian and Jeri Wilson don't sleep much on the 17-hour flight from Kansas City to Beijing. JiaJia, the Chinese orphan waiting for them, can't sleep either.<p>As the Wilsons travel from their home in the American Midwest to northern China, JiaJia (pronounced "Jah Jah") lays wide …


Anglicans suspend Episcopal Church over same-sex marriage

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Episcopal Church, long the church of the establishment in the United States, has been punished by the international Anglican Communion over its acceptance of same-sex marriage.<p>The decision was made Thursday at a meeting in Canterbury, England, where leaders of the Anglican Communion's …


What do we know about Kim Jong Un? Very little. That makes this guy an expert.

SAKU, JAPAN — Kenji Fujimoto came prepared with a page of handwritten notes about North Korea’s nuclear test the previous day. His conclusion: Kim Jong Un’s top priority is to improve the economy, so he needed to advertise his country’s technology to potential customers such as Iran.<p>This kind of …

North Korea

The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015

2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …


13 Books Every Sharp Slytherin Will Appreciate

Only books of great cunning just like you.


16 Of The Best YA Books Of 2015

From new novels and sequels to dystopians and coming-of-age books.


The 24 Best Literary Debuts Of 2015

Here are the most exciting new voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in 2015 (ranked in no particular order).

19 Books To Read Before The Movie Comes Out In 2016

2016 is going to be an exciting year for books and movies! In order of movie release date.

17 Books With LGBT Characters That Will Actually Change Your Life

Here's your queer reading shopping list.


Oregon standoff? Call it a 'Y'all Qaeda' attack, say Internet users

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dozens of heavily armed white people have taken over a federal government building in Oregon, so why aren't they being called — you know, terrorists?<p>That's the question Internet users are asking after anti-government protesters, some armed with semi-automatic weapons, seized control over a …


Poll: Whites and Republicans are the angriest people in America

Often, 2015 felt like the year of outrage. The reasons for this were large and small — from police brutality to all manners of microaggressions, from terrorism to the color of a coffee cup. Americans of every race, economic background and political leaning seemed to share a common gift: the ability …

Race Relations

For 55 officers involved in fatal shootings this year, it wasn’t their first time

More than 50 police officers involved in fatal shootings this year had previously fired their guns in deadly on-duty shootings, according to a Washington Post investigation.<p>For a handful of officers, it was their third fatal shooting. For one officer, it was his fourth.<p>The findings concerned many …

Law Enforcement

How America’s dying white supremacist movement is seizing on Donald Trump’s appeal

Making friends is no easy task for modern white nationalists.<p>In an era of gay marriage and a black president, more than a half-century after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law, separatists can’t exactly swan dive into conversations with strangers about the white-power cause.<p>But Rachel …

Donald Trump

The Long, Necessary History Of 'Whiny' Black Protesters At College

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a young black woman who recently graduated from Louisiana State. I asked her how she liked it there. She smiled, then sighed in exasperation. Without prompting, she brought up race. She had enrolled at LSU knowing Louisiana is one of the blackest states in the …


‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli arrested for securities fraud

NEW YORK — Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old former hedge fund manager notorious for jacking up the price of an obscure but critical drug, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges.<p>The charges are unrelated to Shkreli’s leadership of Turing Pharmaceuticals, which bought a drug, Daraprim, for …

Martin Shkreli

What whites don't know about racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's an old saying that it's hard to know what you don't know, the premise being that when you're ignorant about something, you aren't likely to realize your blind spots.<p>But I'm not so sure. Sometimes, knowing what you don't know just requires a certain degree of humility.<p>For instance, I …