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It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even coffins.<p>According to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American man now stands at …

Nutrition

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Alzheimer's Disease

The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world

99. The bizarre-looking Vodafone Headquarters in Portugal shrugs off the conventional straight lines you might expect from a corporate …

With Robots All Around Us, Where Do We Fit In?

Robots are being used for many different tasks today, and soon everyone will encounter them on a daily basis. Whether it is during a banking …

30 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime

After sinking untold sums of money into their construction, we can walk through the finished products and even live inside them.<p>Here are some of the most ambitious projects from architects around the world, and whose works span thousands of years.<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to an earlier version of this</i> …

European Travel

Now this is how you design a freeway underpass

A California city turns a dark tunnel into an inviting walkway<p>Like most places in the U.S., the Silicon Valley city of Campbell made a big mistake a half-century ago. When California State Route 17 came plowing through town, transportation planners located it so close to Campbell’s historic …

You don't need an extreme bucket list to find happiness. Just eat more waffles

Take it from a cancer survivor: living each day like it’s your last is exhausting. Do small things that make you happy now instead<p>Five years ago, I was diagnosed with an inoperable, rapidly fatal form of cancer. But then I didn’t die.<p>Instead, I went on a new drug treatment that eradicated my …

Costa Rica

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

Gratitude

Explore Rio de Janeiro’s amazing street art in 50 Instagrams

They are everywhere<p>As the world turns to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, which officially kicks off tonight, there’s been quite a bit of not-so-pretty talk about how ill-prepared the Brazilian city is in seemingly every way. But there <i>is</i> one thing that Rio has most definitely got on lock: incredible …

15 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

One of the great things about Netflix is that it has brought thoughtful, compelling documentaries to a much wider audience that filmmakers could only …

Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

As alternative energy technology develops, we are beginning to look how soon we can wean off of fossil fuels. The cost for how much it would cost us …

10 things stopping you from living the life that you want right now — and how to fix them

No one really wants to live a life of blah mediocrity. But stuff just gets in the way. Life happens.<p>Maybe you think you don't have control. Maybe you think it's too late to change your path. Hogwash.<p>Patrick Sweeney is a guy who has always focused on building an amazing life. At any sign of …

Venture Capital

10 Essential Hip-Hop Documentaries You Can Watch For Free on YouTube

Few genres have been investigated, dissected and ultimately celebrated as intensely through documentaries as hip-hop. Take a dip into the endless …

Rap & Hip-Hop

NatGeo Photography Winners Remind Us That The World Is Beautiful

National Geographic (NatGeo) has been showing us what the rest of the world has to offer for over a century now.<p>It has been exposing us to the beauty …

The Mind-Blowing Way These Tribesmen and Wild Birds Work Together

A little cross-species camaraderie.<p>Calling to each other with chirps and yelps, a species of bird and a tribe of humans in southeast Africa forage for honey in unison. The birds lead the way to hidden beehives, which are camouflaged among high tree branches. The tribesmen crack open the hives and …

Smartflower POP Solar System Set To Take Industry By Storm

Solar power has now become a very popular form of renewable energy source in the United States, and more people are signing up every day. The U.S. …

Upfest 2015: Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival – in pictures

Three-day event draws more than 250 artists from 25 countries to paint live on 30,000 sq ft of surfaces in Bedminster and Southville areas of Bristol

Streetwear

The 16 most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to architects

Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beautiful works of art.<p>We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.<p>Here are 16 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, …

New Jersey

What marijuana does to your body and brain

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug— something with "no accepted medical use" — means it is pretty tough to study.<p>Yet numerous anecdotal reports as well as some studies have linked marijuana with several purported health benefits, from pain relief to helping with certain forms of …

Cannabis

Pinterest's 10 Most-Pinned Travel Destinations Will Give You a Serious Case of Wanderlust

We’re just a couple of months away from the official start of summer, which means it’s time to <i>actually</i> start planning something for all those …

National Parks

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

15 Things You Need To Let Go To Find Happiness In Life

<b>1. Holding grudges against people</b><p>Life is too short for you to be constantly holding grudges against other people. Whatever they did to you, let it go …

3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

<b>Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine's Day? If so, you're missing an opportunity! Building</b> stronger connections with those around us can lead to a happier, healthier, more successful, and easier life. Our relationships help us live and work from our sweet spots by bringing us both …

This graph lets you listen to every hip-hop hit from 1989 to 2015

The 90’s were very much a golden era for hip-hop. But since I was born in the 90’s, I’ve had to experience a lot of these great albums years after they were released, with no less appreciation.<p>If you’re in the same boat or just looking for a nostalgic playlist, Polygraph and Billboard have got you …

Lower Zambezi is World’s First Carbon Neutral National Park

Changing Planet<p><b>As world leaders deliberate the best path to take towards a carbon free energy future, a remote national park on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia is leading the way in reducing its reliance on fossil fuels.</b><p>The Lower Zambezi National Park has become the world’s first national …

Street art at its best: a collection of 20 artworks you shouldn’t miss

No need to go to the museum to see good art, just head out to the streets and you might get a chance to see some great street art. Here are a few …

BuzzFeed Food

Cookies 4 Ways<p>--Oreo Stuffed Cookies<br>--S'mores Cookies<br>--Nutella Stuffed Cookies // Butter Baking ...<br>--Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies // Droolfactor<p>Pin …

25+ Photos Look Fake, But They’re Absolutely Real

Have you ever seen a photo so strange, or with somethin […]

6 Places to Go in China Beyond Beijing and Shanghai

Asia Travel