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It’s an eternal parenting question: How can I get my kids to listen to ‘good’ music?

Three months ago, Brooklyn-based DJ Mick Batyske and his wife had their first child, a son they named Myles. Batyske — who goes by the name DJ Mick and who lends his musical tastemaking to brands and people such as Cadillac, Nike, Usher and LeBron James — went through the myriad lifestyle changes, …

15+ Of The Most Creative Planter Designs Ever

Indoor plants have been shown to reduce stress and purify the air, and they also leave your home looking great. With beautiful planters like the ones …

Moments on the road to recovery from mental illness

Sometimes doing something small can make a big difference for your mental health.<p>Words and pictures by Brett Williamson<p>Kris Massie is a well known …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

A New Photo Archive Of Bohemian Brooklyn Circa 1970

New Yorkers love to peep into stranger’s homes, whether it’s through an illuminated ground floor window, or through décor porn sites like Grace Bonney’s Design*Sponge or Apartment Therapy.<p>The New York Public Library just digitized an archive of prints from the 1970s that indulges that exact …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

Bitcoin Has Already Morphed Society

With the value of one Bitcoin approaching the same value as one ounce of gold, the virtual currency that could has already made a sizable impact on society.<p><i>Bitcoin Armstrong. via the Bitcoin subreddit.</i><p>Ever since the value of one Bitcoin rose above $200 USD in late October, I’ve been obsessively …

28 Signs You’re Wasting Your Youth

1. You spend an inordinate amount of time before any moderate-to-big decision worrying — not about how <i>you</i> feel about it, but how others might …

The Last Supper, Clever Notebook Illustrations of Characters Sitting Down for a Meal

Moscow-based artist Nataliya Platonova filled a notebook with delightful yet rather grim characters, each sitting down for a meal, in her …

Ghostly Painted Figures in an Abandoned Building in Leipzig

Danish artist Daan Botlek recently painted this trio of ghostly white figures on an abandoned building in Leipzig, Germany. The paintings were part …

Is Vahid Brown an Agent of the State, or Are Portland Anarchists on a Witch Hunt?

A link was posted on my Facebook wall a few weeks back warning that a man I knew from Reed College was "an agent of the state."

 According to the dossier posted on the website of the Committee Against Political Repression, an anarchist group in...<p>A link was posted on my Facebook wall a few weeks …

Meet The Man Who Lives Without Any Form Of Money

Mark Boyle was once just like you and me. He had a bank account, lived in a house, had access to electricity, clean water and a virtually continuous …

15 Shopping Sites You'll Wish You Had Known About Sooner

Why bother with a store when they can bring it to your door?<p><i>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.</i>

1,200 Whimsical Stone Statues at Buddhist Temple in Kyoto

Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that features over 1,200 stone figures representing Rakan, or disciples of Shaka (the founder of Buddhism), that were mostly carved by amateurs from across the country under the guidance of sculptor Kocho Nishimura. Each sculpture is a …

Jacob Appelbaum Doesn't Have Much Hope for the Future of Privacy

Jacob Appelbaum has been called the "most dangerous man in cyberspace." But he's not, and it's a label that pisses him off. In reality, Appelbaum is a renowned cybersecurity expert who happens to be one of the developers for the Tor Project and a...<p><i>Jacob Appelbaum in Berlin</i><p>Jacob Appelbaum has been …

Alice Cooper's Dead Drunk Friends

I first met Alice at a party in the mid-1970s. It was really one of those, “I’m not worthy” moments. Alice was someone I truly respected, mostly because he’d made it on his own terms by driving a stake through the heart of the peace and love generation.<p><i>Illustrations by Brian Walsby.</i><p><i>I first met</i> …

21 Awkwardly Sexual Album Covers

The Strategy of Penetration is actually a pretty solid record.

Book Review: The Circle, Dave Eggers’s Chilling, New Allegory of Silicon Valley

McSweeney’s founder and former Pulitzer finalist Dave Eggers today publishes his latest work of fiction, The Circle (Knopf). In it, the famously staunch defender of the printed page allegorizes the Digital Age as a pseudo-theological cult, issuing a grave—and page-turning—warning about the perils …

Grieving Perth father wants life in jail for Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht

The father of a boy who died after taking drugs purchased on the Silk Road website says the site's founder is culpable in his son's death and should …