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24 Mr Men Names From Around The World That'll Make You Smile

Monsieur Bing.


23 Quotes That’ll Light A Fire Under Your Ass

"The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality." — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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A Thanksgiving Miracle - SNL


These Photos Will Change The Way You Look At Strangers

December 2013. I was on a photography trip to Bikaner, in the deserts of Rajasthan, India. Near the busy train station, I saw a man I wanted to …

Street Photography

13 Young People On How They’ve Been Fucked Over By Previous Generations

From housing to LGBT rights, here's what BuzzFeed staffers from across the world had to say about the burdens the young people in their countries have adopted from older generations.<p>Australian boomers had it much easier than Generation Y when they were moving into adulthood, and now they're …

28 Life-Changing Books To Read With Your Mom

The most exclusive book club.


Sesame Soba Noodle Bowls with Roasted Veggies Baked Tofu

Chewy baked tofu and spring vegetables are piled atop sesame soba noodles to make these Asian-inspired vegan meal bowls.


31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.


Merging Career And Motherhood, In Simultaneous Practice

A few years ago, I received an early career award at the annual meeting of a professional society.<p>Before the awards ceremony, the other recipients and I were herded together, placed in adjacent seats, and told to wait for the event to begin. The five or six of us had a lot in common. Though we …


Here's Who Math Says Is The Main Character In "Game Of Thrones"

The god of tits and wine, and now the Iron Throne.

TV Series

'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls today are receiving mixed messages. Girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys," Orenstein tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross, "but that their sexual pleasure is unspoken."<p>While researching …


Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Where A New Day Began Together

His is not just a gentle voice; for many people, it's a very familiar one, too. For 25 years, Francois Clemmons played a role on the beloved children's program <i>Mister Rogers' Neighborhood</i>. Clemmons joined the cast of the show in 1968, becoming the first African-American to have a recurring role on a …

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5 Things You Need to Know About Ditching Perfection During Meditation

How different would our lives be if meditation were not only part of our day, but if we radically accepted ourselves while doing it? When I first began meditating, I could sit for a total of two minutes. My mind wandered, my skin itched and I squirmed relentlessly. "Am I supposed to play music?" I …

The Feds Are Now Arresting People for Not Paying Their Student Loans

If it sounds terrifying, that's because it is.<p>It might seem odd in an era defined by stagnant wages and rising income inequality for the long arm of the law to be cuffing Americans who default on their federal student loans. But according to reports out of Texas, that's exactly what's …

17 Things You Need To Know About Cutting Calories To Lose Weight

Without getting obsessive or being hangry.

43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read

Eat, pray, read.<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>


15+ People Who Accidentally Dressed Like Their Surroundings

How many times have you walked into a building, only to find that your clothing perfectly matches the décor? Do you dream of finding others that have …

Hillary Clinton Has a Killer Mike Problem

Her campaign's reliance on pop culture gimmicks only heightens the perception that she is inauthentic and out of touch.<p>After the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina last weekend, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was represented by none other than Killer Mike. While it's pretty standard …

Young Artists Find Home And Healing At Pittsburgh Art House

Pittsburgh is being lauded for its resurgence and livability, but not all of the city's neighborhoods are reaping the benefits of this revival. Homewood has the city's highest murder rate; it's an impoverished neighborhood, where a third of the houses are blighted. But there's also hope, in no …


The 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2016! (Ranked in no particular order.)


17 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Casserole Recipes to Enjoy on Meatless Mondays

If there’s a one-dish answer to all those #MeatlessMondays when you just don’t have enough time to cook after work, vegetarian casserole recipes are it. That’s right, no more dissatisfied Monday nights spent eating potato chips in bed because that stir-fry just didn’t cut it. Vegetarian casseroles …

Sweet nightmares: a guide to cutting down on sugar

Sugar is making us fatter and sicker. Yet we still don’t realise how much we’re eating. As the UK government considers imposing a tax, we look at how to cut down without missing out. Plus: alternative recipes<p>The shocking truth about our sugar habits comes out of the mouth of babes. “It is not …

3 Questions Ahead Of Tonight's Democratic Debate

Sunday night's Democratic debate comes at a crucial moment. The two front-runners — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — are closer in the polls than ever, and the Iowa caucus is only two weeks away.<p>Up until now, Clinton has done well in debates; it's a format that suits her. But Sanders' message …


Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain

Lower-back pain is very democratic in the people it strikes.<p>"It's a universal experience. You'd be a really uncommon person never to have had an episode of back pain," says Chris Maher, a physical therapist turned health researcher at the University of Sydney in Australia. "It's a common problem …

Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility

THE epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American people. Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Suicides. Domestic violence. Gang shootouts. …


Mom's Spot-On Comics Show New Parenthood In All Its Chaotic Glory

The good, the bad and the ugly.<p>As the mother of a toddler, Argentinian illustrator Natalia Sabransky knows the ups and downs of parenting all too well.<p>The artist records her day-to-day experiences with her 2-year-old son Santiago in a series of hilarious comics named "Mamá Ilustrada," or as she's …

Rafael And Michael From "Jane The Virgin" Have The Cutest Bromance In Real Life

Fictional enemies make real life BFFs!

7 Easy Ways To Eat A Little Healthier This Week

Start 2016 off right.

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