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30 Things To Make Every Room In Your House More Comfortable

It's about to get cozy up in here!<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 items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans

In the 1750s, the United States of America was not yet a country, but its trouble with immigrants already had begun.<p>People of non-WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) descent were crossing the ocean to start new lives in the new world, and earlier Colonial settlers were none too happy about it. …

Immigration

When Accidental Art Is Better Than Your Actual Art (30 Pics)

Some people study art and go through years of practice until they create a masterpiece. Or at least something close to that. And others make …

10-Foot-Long Snake Slithers Up Man’s Toilet and Latches Onto His Penis — for Half an Hour

A Thai man is recovering in a hospital after a 10-foot python slithered up through the plumbing and latched onto his penis as he sat on the toilet.<p>On Wednesday, Attaporn Boonmakchuay, 38, battled the snake for 30 minutes before he managed to extract himself from its grasp, according to CBS …

'I have people's blood on my feet': Terrified passengers left with cuts and bruises after being thrown out of their seats when plane hit severe turbulence over the Atlantic

• <b>Incident occurred on an Allegiant Air flight from Punta Cana to Pittsburgh</b>• <b><br>Four flight attendants and three passengers were taken to hospital</b>• <b><br>One</b> …

The spark of life: Science and the Bible meet again

For me, images released recently by Northwestern University scientists of tiny light flashes signaling the moment of human conception are evocative of a larger, cosmic-sized truth espoused by both science and the Bible. Namely, the creation of the universe itself – the mother of all moments of …

The Absolute Best Speakeasies in New York City, and How to Get Into Them

Everyone loves to be in on a secret, which explains why people still lose it over the concept of the speakeasy and, thus, why New York bar owners …

The Definitive Top 7 NYC Pizza Shops, As Chosen by 11 Pie Experts

I think we can all agree that NY pizza is better than every other pizza in the US (go home Chicago), but what we can't all seem to agree on is the …

Italian Food

The Absolute Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Like brunching, rooftop drinking in NYC is competitive. Sky-high bars with higher prices are invariably packed, and you’ll have to contend with long …

Northern Territory

The NYC Bucket List: 50 Things You Absolutely Have to Do in the City

Things you’ve probably done in New York: killed a cockroach, overpaid for a craft cocktail, waited for a delayed train on an A/C-less platform. But …

Staten Island

The 20 Best Spots For Cheap Eats In NYC

The city is expensive -- not quite the most expensive city in the world, but that really doesn’t matter when you’re just trying to live your life …

Escape the Freezing Weather This Weekend in NYC's Best Enclosed Rooftop Bars

As soon as the first cool breeze hits Manhattan and the sun starts setting before dinnertime, you can hear the collective cries of New York’s …

Manhattan

Every Single Place to Boozy Brunch in Manhattan

If bottomless brunch were an Olympic sport, New Yorkers would unquestionably win the gold, rally, and then go celebrate at another boozy brunch …

The 10 Best Places to Drink Coffee in NYC

In the past 10 years, New York tongues have advanced far beyond dollar bodega swill, to the point where there's a great cup of coffee at practically …

How to Actually Eat an Affordable Meal at NYC's Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Michelin-starred restaurants aren't known for being easy on the wallet. In fact, a typical dinner at some of the list's top-tiered eateries in New …

West Village

Scientists have discovered what causes Resting Bitch Face

Queen Elizabeth has it. So does fashion designer Victoria Beckham. And actress Kristen Stewart — poor thing, she’s practically the poster girl.<p>Among the slew of pop culture icons said to be afflicted with so-called Resting Bitch Face (alternatively known as Bitchy Resting Face), the vast majority …

When Does Your State Reach Tax Freedom Day?

The Tax Foundation identifies “<b>Tax Freedom Day</b>®” as the day “when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the …

Our Top 10 Favorite Patios...Times Seven

×<p>1 of 8<p>Robust - Webster Groves<p>×<p>2 of 8<p>DeMun Oyster Bar<p>×<p>3 of 8<p>Three Sixty<p>×<p>4 of 8<p>Winslow’s Home<p>×<p>5 of 8<p>La Cantina<p>×<p>6 of 8<p>Nico<p>×<p>7 of 8<p>Molly Darcy’s<p>×<p>8 of …

World's most amazing toilets and locations, from Lonely Planet | CNN Travel

Travel

The 10 Most Beautiful Bars in St. Louis

Sometimes you just need a drink. And sometimes...you need a drink somewhere <i>beautiful</i>.<p>We at Gut Check are not immune to the romanticism that comes …

Best New Restaurants in St. Louis 2015

Photo by Kevin A. Roberts<p>Restaurant Yearlings<p>801 Chophouse<p>137 Carondelet Plaza, 314-875-9900, 801restaurantgroup.com<p><b>Highlight:</b> The USDA Prime beef …

From Dachau to St. Louis: Holocaust Victim’s Remains Find a Final Resting Place

×<p>Debra Cordy was packing up her childhood home when she found them: the small, wooden box and the envelope labeled, “Dachau,” written in her father’s …

Things to Do in St. Louis

Visit the National Blues Museum, tour the Anheuser Busch brewery, or learn about Native American history at Cahokia Mounds — the ancient site housed …

12 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in St. Louis

In St. Louis, we don't just have St. Patrick's Day — we have St. Patrick's <i>Days</i> plural, with celebrations both this Saturday, March 12, and Thursday, …

5 Places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in St. Louis

Looking for an exciting place to spend St. Patrick's Day? The St. Louis area has many fantastic options for celebrating the holiday. From parades to …

How To… NOT Get A Job In Archaeology

One recent morning – a quiet morning, on a day like any other, we put up an advert for two Community Archaeology Trainees. Little did we know what …