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Want To Prevent The Flu? Skip The Supplements, Eat Your Veggies

Flu season is upon us, which means it's time for the wave of advertisements promoting $8 juices or even more expensive supplements to "boost your immunity" or "support immune function."<p>But those are marketing terms, not scientific ones. And there's no proof that those products are going to keep you …

Wellness

The 15 most exciting new tech products launching in 2017

But 2017 is almost here, and we're expecting a bunch of cool new products. Below you'll find the most important gadgets likely to launch next year.<p>Keep in mind this isn't a comprehensive list, and it doesn't account for the surprises we'll likely see in 2017. But these are the gadgets we think you …

Invasion Of The Big-Brained Sci-Fi Blockbuster!

Prestige science fiction features are winning over audiences and earning major Oscar attention like never before. The filmmakers behind the movies hoping to join their ranks, Arrival and Passengers, spoke with BuzzFeed News about how sci-fi could lead Hollywood into a better future.<p><b>For decades,</b> …

‘I thought, this is it’: One man’s escape from an Islamic State mass execution

SAFIYA, Iraq — Blindfolded and bound, his knees pressing into the dirt, Imad resigned himself to what seemed inevitable: He was going to die.<p>Islamic State gunmen had driven him and about 90 other former Iraqi police and army officers to a remote industrial area on the edge of Hamam al-Alil, 10 …

Islam

“We can’t be worse off”: Londoners discuss what Brexit means to them over a proper English breakfast

A national referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the EU is just days away. London skews towards “remain,” according to polling data. Recent polls says the nation as a whole does, too—though by a much smaller margin, which still makes the outcome deeply uncertain.<p>But during …

Great Britain

The truth about working for Deliveroo, Uber and the on-demand economy

Drivers, couriers, cleaners and handymen are now at your beck and call thanks to a host of apps. But what’s it like to earn your living waiting for someone else to press a button?<p>It’s the simplicity that is so seductive. Thanks to apps such as Uber or Handy, in a few clicks you can be whisked home …

Deliveroo

Iraq's Yazidi women: 'Islamic State murdered our husbands. Now we're alone'

It’s spring in Iraq and the early afternoon sun beats down on Khanke, a small town in the country’s Kurdish region. A single straight road divides the residents’ concrete homes from a barren cluster of tents, where almost 3,000 displaced Yazidis live.<p>Among them are the widows and children of the …

2 huge reasons you need a VPN

While in Syria, Nouhran ran a blog under a hidden identity through which he examined the country’s situation from a liberal point of view and aimed to provide a voice for the millions of ethnic and religious minorities. Nouran used a VPN daily to unblock social media websites and stay anonymous …

Claudio Ranieri: Triumph of the 'Tinkerman' after long journey

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was the appointment that nobody could quite understand.<p>Leicester City had sacked manager Nigel Pearson, following a lackluster Premier League campaign and, crucially, a scandal involving his son -- and first-team player -- James Pearson in Thailand.<p>In his place, the club's Thai owners …

For the Love of Bad Art

It’s a #fail, captured in paint.<p>The Spanish village of Borja, population 4,931, has experienced an unexpected tourist boom of late. But the estimated 30,000 annual visitors aren’t there to seek out the town’s medieval architecture, or its archeological museum, or even the region’s emerging local …

How A 17-Year-Old Girl Is Trying To Regain Her Life After Escaping ISIS

After rape, imprisonment, and torture, girls like Nehad who escape ISIS still face the task of taking back control of their lives.<p>To an outsider, Nehad's Facebook profile looks like any other page owned by a 17-year-old. She shares photos of her life at home. News videos about her local community …

The 12 best experiences you can have on the Oculus Rift

With 30 launch titles available on the new Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset as of today, you may be wondering where to begin. There's a wide range in price (anywhere from $9.99 to $59.99), comfort level and game genre.<p>In case you don't have the time or money to try them all (who does?) we've …

The Worst Person to Brainstorm With at Work

When people in powerful positions try to work together to come up with innovative ideas, new research indicates that the results are less than inspiring.<p>Great leaders may be considered creative, innovative, and inspiring. But when it comes to working in a team, they're just as bad (or worse) at …

University of California

Men think they need to eat meat to be manly—and it’s making them sick

Shortly after I became engaged, my family members began to worry aloud about the health of my future husband. You see, my fiancé Ray is a man—and he’s about to marry a pescatarian.<p>While it’s true that I don’t eat meat, I also have no plans to throw myself in Ray’s path if he wants to fix himself a …

Bill Clinton

The Golden Generation

Why China’s super-rich send their children abroad.<p>On a crisp Sunday morning in November, Weymi Cho picked me up at my hotel, in downtown Vancouver, in her new car, a white Maserati GranTurismo with a red leather interior. She had slept only two hours the night before. A new karaoke machine had been …

University of British Columbia

This Is How Boko Haram Is Trying To Turn Captives Into Suicide Bombers

A look inside the Nigerian terror group finds crumbling morale, with its own fighters struggling to feed themselves — while trying to raise an army of recruits to be unleashed as bombers. Monica Mark reports from Yola for BuzzFeed News.<p>YOLA, Nigeria — It began with efforts to erase all sense of …

The Bitter Fight Over the Benefits of Bilingualism

For decades, some psychologists have claimed that bilinguals have better mental control. Their work is now being called into question.<p>In one of his sketches, comedian Eddie Izzard talks about how English speakers see bilingualism: “Two languages in one head? No one can live at that speed! Good …

Bowie said no to Coldplay, then Beyonce: Is rejecting the band becoming tradition?

Hating Coldplay — or at least being honest with them — is in vogue again.<p>According to a soon to be published interview with Rolling Stone, the band's lead singer, Chris Martin, revealed that Beyonce once rejected a potential collaboration with the band because the song wasn't up to her</b> …

Music

Dear White Artists Making Music Videos In India: Step Away From The 'Holi' Powder

When some Western musicians picture life in India, they seem to think you can't turn a corner without someone blasting you in the face with brightly colored powder.<p>Like, you get a knock on the door, and it's the delivery guy, but he can't just hand you your bag of food and be done with it. First, …

Reborn Into Terrorism

Why are so many ISIS recruits ex-cons and converts?<p>In 2014, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the organizer of the November 2015 Paris attacks, appeared in a video, driving a pickup truck with a mound of corpses in tow. Speaking to the camera before driving off, he said: “Before we towed jet skis, motorcycles, …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens review – consider me conquered

Our critic was never a Star Wars fan. This time he laughed, cried and cheered at a breathtaking sequel by JJ Abrams with genuine heart and soul<p>I have always been the wrong age for <i>Star Wars</i>. When the first trilogy began back in the late 70s, I was old enough to be wedded to the darker, moodier …

Star Wars

The Samsung Gear S2 is the closest a smartwatch has come to getting it right

We’re reaching the point where smartwatches are slowly becoming a valid option and the Gear S2 makes a good case.

When Living on a Boat Beats Paying Urban Rent

Some Britons are turning away from expensive flats and taking up residence on urban waterways.<p>One weekend afternoon about a month after I moved aboard a canal boat in London, there was a <i>rap-rap-rap</i> on the wood-and-metal paneling of my front door. I had left it partly open to let in the breeze, and …

How ISIS Is Recruiting Women in London

A British Muslim woman spent a year undercover to capture her radical Islamic recruiters on film—right in the heart of the city.<p>LONDON — A girl of …

Poland to bring in exiled ethnic Poles

Poland will bring in tens of thousands of ethnic Poles living in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other former Soviet republics, according to its finance minister.<p>The long-neglected issue was raised recently during a heated debate over the European Union's plan to share 120,000 refugees from the Middle …

What Does Poland Need To Keep Its Economy On The Move?

<b>Only a handful of economies globally have shown unremitting growth for almost a quarter century. Poland is one of them. A report by McKinsey & Company, developed in cooperation with Forbes Poland, lists conditions for this performance to continue.</b><p>Despite several global and regional crises and …