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Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Writing

How To: Make Anonymous Calls from Your iPhone

When you don't want somebody you're calling to know the real phone number associated with your iPhone, whether it's for privacy reasons, to avoid …

Identity Theft

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home

Let's talk about french fries at home. I haven't ever experienced a french fry from my own kitchen that truly rivals a fast food fry. I've tried …

Recipes

Europeans had school shootings, too. Then they did something about it.

BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school shootings also occurred in Finland and Scotland, among other …

Guns

Here are the best gay dating apps, since meeting people IRL is hell

Dating. Whether you hate it a little or hate it a lot, it's a rite of passage for most of us.<p>It's also particularly challenging for members of the …

Relationships

How To: The Fastest Way to Transfer Photos & Videos from Your iPhone to Your Windows 10 PC

Thanks to iCloud and AirDrop, it's really easy to sync photos between an iPhone and a Mac. But if you have an Apple phone and a Windows computer, …

iOS

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Ernest Hemingway

This hidden Apple Watch feature tells you if your workouts are doing any good

It’s all very well to know how far you ran, cycled and swam. But the whole point of exercise is not just to clock the miles. It’s supposed to make you more fit. So, how do you know if all those sweaty miles are actually doing any good? One way is by measuring your heart rate recovery …

Fitness Technology

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool for getting (or …

Apps

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Dentistry

The 1-minute sex fix every couple should do every day

<i>Dr. Stephen Snyder is a sex therapist in New York and author of the new book, "Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship."</i><p>It’s 7:30 a.m. and a man is about to leave the house to go to work. Kissing his wife goodbye, he buries his face in her hair to inhale …

Lifestyle

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

Nutrition

The 10 Most-Saved Whole30 Recipes of January

After following the Whole30 last year I learned two things: This style of eating requires a fair amount of cooking, and it's extremely helpful to …

Cooking

I've used the iPhone for 10 years and these are my favorite tips and tricks

Senior Video Producer Matt Stuart explains the 10 tips and tricks every iPhone user needs to know. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>I've been using the iPhone ever since it came out, one of the biggest problems with it, is there's no instruction manual. Apple doesn't provide a manual for the …

iOS

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …

Apps

Three incredible pieces of marriage advice I've never forgotten

I recently got into a brief argument with my wife over something totally minor. In the moment, however, it felt like it was a huge deal. Pride has a way of converting little offenses into major ones.<p>After we stopped bickering about the issue, I was still stewing inside, getting more and more …

Relationships

10 Myths About Erectile Dysfunction You Must Stop Believing

We're setting the record straight about your erection<p>There’s no shortage of information out there about erectile dysfunction (ED), but the problem is, a lot of it just isn't true. And reading about “miracle” pills or supplements that don't work—and may even hurt you—aren’t going to do your penis …

Diabetes

5 Hacks To Fall Asleep Instantly That Are All Backed By Science

Life is pretty hard in general, but I find sleep to be one of the most difficult things to do. Personally, it's really not the staying asleep I find …

Sleep

4 Things You're Doing Before Bed That Are Aging You Overnight

Are you guilty of these?<p>You may think getting a good night’s sleep and slathering on SPF to prevent sun damage is enough to keep your skin from aging, but what if you found out that little habits were actually making your skin look older?<p>We talked to Purvisha Patel, M.D., board-certified …

Skin Care

Fact check: Democrats are repeating a misleading talking point about tax cuts

The Republican tax plan was signed into law just last month, and Democrats already have a well-worn — and misleading — talking point about it: 83 percent of the tax cuts go to the wealthiest 1 percent. That’s true for 2027 but only because most of the individual income tax changes expire by then.<p>In …

Sherrod Brown

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

Who Needs a Gym? Try One of The 9 Best Workout Apps Instead

Let's face it: many of us are addicted to our phones. In fact, some research even suggests that women are more addicted to their phones than men. …

Apps

Expanding Storage Capacity with the Cloud

Although phones are constantly expanding in memory capacity, a large number of them are starting to become incompatible with MicroSD cards which let …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

Black History

There's An iMessage "Text Bomb" That Will Freeze Your iPhone

You don't even need to click the malicious link.<p>Software developer Abraham Masri found the bug, called “chaiOS,” and posted it on Github Tuesday afternoon. Masri told BuzzFeed News that he found the vulnerability while “fuzzing with the operating system.” In other words, he was trying to break the …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Harvard Medical School

How to cut the cord and stream like a pro

If you’re ready to cut the cord, we can help. Getting started in the wild and wonderful world of streaming is an exciting—at times …