Kris Baggenstoss

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John Scalzi on the famously curmudgeonly and irascible Harlan Ellison

Nearly everyone who has been in science fiction over the last 60 years has a Harlan Ellison story, and I have two. Here’s the first: Harlan would occasionally call me up late at night just to yell at me.<p>What did I do to deserve a yelling at from the famously curmudgeonly and irascible Harlan …

James Cameron

15 Surprisingly Amazing Coleslaw Recipes That Will Be the Star of the Picnic

There’s nothing sadder than a bowl of gloppy, store-bought coleslaw languishing at the end of a picnic table. But when done right, coleslaw is one of …

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Has Been Canceled, And Twitter Mourns

This is no laughing matter.<p>May 10, 2018, is the day humor died, because it’s the day Fox canceled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” after five seasons, Variety confirmed on Thursday.<p>The Golden Globe-winning comedy was set in the NYPD’s 99th Precinct and starred Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Dirk Blocker, …

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

41 Useful AF Products That'll Captivate Every Practical Person

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate …

When do you know you're old enough to die? Barbara Ehrenreich has some answers

With her latest book, Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich notes that there’s an age at which death no longer requires much explanation<p>Four years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich, 76, reached the realisation that she was old enough to die. Not that the author, journalist and political activist was sick; she …

Health

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Privacy

59 Brilliant Romantic Comedies That Are Seriously Underrated

Save this list for a rainy day.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

30 Cleaning Products That'll Give You Immediate Results

Responsibilities are hard: these stain removers, carpet cleaners, and powerful sponges make cleaning go by FAST.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate</b> …

The Best Natural Beauty Products, According to the Internet

In January, Amelia interviewed Man Repeller team member Nikki about her recent obsession with natural beauty and conscious effort to make healthier …

The story of (getting rid of) stuff

What do you keep, what do you pitch, and when do you do it?<p>A recent post on downsizing, Nobody wants the family heirlooms anymore, raised a lot of …

The 10 Books Every Gardener Should Read

Unless you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by knowledgeable gardeners—whether they are parents, friends, or neighbors—you can often find yourself …

Books

Required Reading: Success With Succulents

I have to admit that any gardening book with the word “succulents” on the cover has my immediate attention because I am a long-time admirer and …

Mother Of Two Wakes Up At 4 AM To Create 18th Century Furniture For Dollhouses, And The Details Will Amaze You

These breathtakingly intricate miniatures are the work of Japanese artist Kiyomi, a mother of two who manages to find the time to dedicate to her …

Furniture

The Power of Introverts: Author Susan Cain Explains Why We Need to Appreciate the Talents & Abilities of the Quiet Ones

Ours is a loud culture of nonstop personal sharing, endless chatter, and 24-hour news, opinion, and entertainment. Even those people who prefer …

Personality

The Best Garden Podcasts of 2017

After growing up in a house where the radio was rarely off, I can’t repot a houseplant or weed a border without the gentle burble of human voices to …

54 Life-Changing Books That Gave People Comfort In Hard Times

"It gave me an escape from my reality and helped me realize that I'm not the only one that feels this way."<p><i>As a reminder: always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis,</i> …

'Mental,' 'Gorilla And The Bird': Two Starkly Different Accounts Of Bipolar Disorder

"Regaining sanity in a mental hospital is like treating a migraine at a rave."<p>It's a good line, and one that has the added benefit of being true. Zack McDermott should know; he's been through a few stints at mental institutions as a consequence of his bipolar disorder, which he chronicles, with an …

Mental Health

Capturing the spirit of the wild horses of Cumberland Island

Photographer Anouk Krantz falls in love with this pristine place and its equine residents.<p>When photographer Anouk Krantz first visited Cumberland …

Wild Horses

Midwest greenhouse heated with geothermal energy produces citrus year-round for $1 per day

Those who live in the Midwest United States understand how difficult it can be to eat local during winter. But for Russ Finch and his community, the …

Magic

Someone Made An “Unspirational” Instagram Account For People Who Hate Inspirational Quotes, And It’s Hilarious

The internet is awash with generic "inspirational" quotes encouraging you to believe in yourself, to shoot for the stars, and to seize the day …

Inspiration

10+ Simple Yet Striking Tattoos By Former Turkish Cartoonist That You’ll Want On Your Skin

Ahmet Cambaz had a late start in the tattooing game, but has already proved himself as a formidable ink artist. After 7 years of doing cartoon work …

Tattoos

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Amateur Vs. Pro: How Differently The Same ‘Ugly’ Location Looks When You Become A Professional Photographer

About two years ago, I used to go about my usual everyday life like most people do, not noticing all of the beauty around me. After I picked up a …

Photography

What We're Reading This Summer

A collection of books recommended by The Atlantic’s editors and writers<p><i>Our Little Racket</i> by Angelica Baker<p>I read all 512 pages of Angelica Baker’s debut novel greedily, in one dizzying weekend, unable to put it down. Which is fitting, in a way: <i>Our Little Racket</i> follows the sudden downfall of a …

Tom Perrotta's 6 favorite funny books

<b>Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes</b> (Penguin, $17).<p>Probably the first novel ever written, and still one of the greatest — an earthy mock epic …

Why Punctuation Matters: 'A Man Eating Shark' or 'A Man-Eating Shark'?

'A sentence may be deprived of half its force . . . by improper punctuations'<p>As the examples in this article demonstrate, punctuation affects …

10 Books to Read Before They're Movies

There’s an ongoing debate concerning whether it’s best to read the book before you see the movie. On the one hand, spoilers are almost unavoidable if …

Books

DIY Cat Tent

Introduction: DIY Cat Tent<p>About: I work at instructables by day, and turn into a stitch witch by night. follow me on instagram @jessyratfink to see …

Crafting

Congress Won't Protect Your Browsing History, So Do It Yourself With NordVPN For Under $4 Per Month

One day, we might get representatives in Washington that value their constituents’ privacy over corporate profits, but until then, it’s as good a …