April

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The Google Doc I Send to People Who Ask About My Skin

<i>Update: For the one-year anniversary of this post, Rio has updated her Google Doc of products. See the</i> <i>new list of her essentials here</i><i>.</i><p>When it comes …

Skin Care

Not Your Parent's Road Trip: How To Do The Pacific Northwest The Right Way

<i>Read Part 1: Los Angeles to Sonoma</i><p>From Sonoma, you can take the time to drive along the coast and hit stops like Redwood National Park – which is what just about everyone does – which is why I recommend making a b-line (with one quick detour to Crate Lake) for your first stop: Sisters, Oregon.<p><b>The</b> …

South Beach

14 of the most popular board games on Amazon this summer

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p><i>Editor's note: This</i> …

Board Games

What If Robert F. Kennedy Had Become President?

A new Netflix documentary about his 1968 campaign and assassination seems to ask that question.<p>The most surprising thing about <i>Bobby Kennedy for President</i>, a new four-part documentary that debuted Friday on Netflix, is how every frame of archival footage of Robert Kennedy seems to feature a hundred …

Robert F. Kennedy

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>X⁠—<p>Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was hoping that you’d show up again; I even …

Mind

‘When did it all begin to fall apart?’ A son’s addiction, and a mother’s guilt

Something has happened to Ben. His beautiful red hair, the color of brick dust, is cut short — so short that the overhead fluorescent lights seem to shine off his scalp.<p>I look in his eyes, and I see distance. I want a hug, his big arms wrapped around me, my head turned to the side, buried in his …

The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

In March of 2017, we recommended 50 of the best podcasts for your listening pleasure. Many of those shows continue to do great work, including</i> …

The Best Trader Joe's Products Of All Time

If you've got a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, chances are it's your go-to supermarket. It's cheap, convenient, and the snacks are unbeatable. It …

22 Amazing Products With Over 1,000 Reviews On Amazon

A game of Bananagrams, swimsuit coverup, Breville juicer, and 19 other products on Amazon that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people absolutely *adore.*<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Freemasonry explained: a guide to the secretive society

When did it begin, is it a religion, and are its members’ identities kept secret?<p>The first grand lodge, established to govern Freemasonry in England and Wales, was formed in 1717, during a meeting at a pub in the City of London called the Goose and Gridiron. At that time there were four lodges in …

Freemasonry

Oscars 2018: Here Are Our Early Predictions

With the Academy Award nominees announced Tuesday morning, we have all we need to release our first projections for this year’s Oscars race.<p>There’s …

Golden Globes

It's Been an Open Secret All Along

The scandal of Michael Wolff’s new book isn’t its salacious details—it’s that everyone in Washington has known its key themes, and refused to act.<p>Three months ago, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> unloaded their first big report about Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual …

Michael Wolff

10 Super-Useful Things That Made Us Say, “Why Didn’t I Buy This Sooner?”

Trust me, your pet wants a water fountain.<p><i>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.</i>

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year<p>Editor's Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode …

Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ at 25: A Misogynistic Hip-Hop Masterpiece and Relic of the Past

“We need to be moving away from the attitudes on ‘The Chronic,’ not pining for them to return,” writes Stereo Williams.<p>It’s been 25 years since Dr. …

Presenting the 30 Best Beauty Products of 2017

In 2017, we laughed, we cried, and, perhaps most of all, we shopped. When we hit up cosmetics counters this year, chances are we bought one of the following 30 products. Whether we wanted skin care or lipstick, it's safe to say these ubiquitous products earned their buzz in the past 12 months.<p>From …

34 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

Snickerdoodles To Biscotti: 18 Heavenly Holiday Cookies

‘Tis the season for giving, but you may have a hard time parting with these delicious holiday cookies. Happy baking!<p>1. Chocolate Fudge Crinkles<p>Crisp and powdery on the outside, and soft and fudgy in the center: if you can imagine what a brownie would taste like in cookie form, this is it. GET THE …

Dessert

A Spot-On Gift Guide Of STEM Toys For Kids

Inspire your kid to think outside of the box this holiday season<p>“STEM learning” may be a widely discussed topic within education and children’s media, but the discussion doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine which products help teach STEM concepts. Therefore, instead of attempting to …

Kids

Family Favorites: 10 Dinner Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

Here are some dishes primed to become staples in your household.<p>“My Favorite!” That’s what you’ll hear every time you whip up one of these tried-and-true recipes. From chicken pot pies to Sloppy Joes, these family favorites never get old.<p>1. Chicken Pot Pie<p>These easy (yes, I said easy) chicken pot …

Cooking

​The Best White Elephant Gift Ideas On Amazon Prime

These picks are hilarious and all under $20.<p>As the holiday season approaches, there's on thing you know for sure: a white elephant party will be added to your calendar. Dun, dun, dun. These gift exchanges are especially tough because your present has to not only be funny, but also appeal to the …

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Baking

Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud

In the spring of 2012, Donald Trump’s two eldest children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., found themselves in a precarious legal position. For …

Donald Trump

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Break free from the screen: The best card and board games for your kids

<i>Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with</i> The A.V. …

Board Games

2017 Best Back to School Apps for Every Grade

Back to school season is in full swing. While new backpacks, pens, and notebooks are perennial staples on every shopping list, tech is the new …

Torturously Small Detail In 'Game Of Thrones' Has Major Significance

Silence!<p>Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) is here to silence his critics ― and everybody else.<p>In Episode 2 of “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Euron’s fleet ― led by his ship “Silence” ― totally decimates the fleet led by his niece and nephew, Yara (Gemma Whelan) and Theon (Alfie Allen).<p>Theon seems to suffer …

Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be On to Something

The ways some “healthy voice hearers” cope might be able to help people with psychotic disorders.<p>Jessica Dorner was lying in bed at her cousin’s house when her grandmother, a “pushy lady” in an apron who had been dead for several years, appeared in front of her. “I know you can see me,” Jessica …

Mental Health

NPR Is Launching A Podcast For Kids And It Sounds Freaking Awesome

NPR’s first-ever children’s program offers kids and their grown-ups a way to learn together<p>The power of the podcast will soon reach new audiences, …