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With marijuana becoming legal this summer employers find themselves in a tough spot

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have put employers in a real bind with the legalization of marijuana planned for this summer.<p>…


These Are the Women of Color Who Fought Both Sexism and the Racism of White Feminists

<i>For Women’s History Month, Jezebel and</i> <b>The Root</b> <i>are partnering for JezeRoot, a series that focuses on women of color, domestic workers and sex …


14 of the most awkward political moments, in photos

Uncomfortable handshakes. Exit blunders. Troublesome toasts. Awkward moments happen to everybody, including those in the political spotlight. In honor of Awkward Moments Day, POLITICO takes a look at some of those captured occasions.

New York City

How to troll the left: understanding the rightwing outrage machine

Recent events on US college campuses illustrate how the right has fine-tuned its formula for pushing progressives’ buttons<p>How do you make a speech at a provincial liberal arts college into national news? As it turns out, the basic requirements are simple: a shareable video, provocation and …

Rights & Freedoms

Israel arrested 1,300 Palestinians in two months, rights groups say

<b>According to a new report, Israel arrested 1,319 Palestinians in January and February. Of them, 274 are minors, 23 are women, and four are</b> …


Hot Springs, Ski Towns, and Tall Peaks: 10 Life-Changing Colorado​ ​Vacations​

With relaxing hot springs, haunting ghost towns, outdoor adventures, breathtaking views, gourmet dining, romantic scenery, and hip hotels, Colorado …


12 Arrested During Ritual Sacrifice Involving Dead and Dismembered Animals, Police Say

(SAN ANTONIO) — Authorities in Texas have arrested at least a dozen people for animal cruelty after interrupting what they believe was ritual …


How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop' and 15 Other Idioms

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

New York City

A woman’s final Facebook message before euthanasia: ‘I’m ready for my trip now...’

Assisted suicides in the Netherlands include a 29-year-old who had nothing wrong with her physically<p>At 2pm on 26 January, Aurelia Brouwers lay down on her bed to die. Clutching a toy pink dinosaur and listening to her favourite music, the 29-year-old drank her prescribed medication as close friends …


Here's Why Finland Is Considered the Happiest Country on Earth

Finland has a lot to smile about.<p>The Scandinavian country landed the top spot on the United Nations’ World Happiness Report, released Wednesday.<p>The …


Billionaire signs up to be killed, have brain digitally preserved

A Silicon Valley billionaire is paying the ultimate price for immortality: death.<p>Well, that, and a spare 10 grand.<p>Entrepreneur Sam Altman is one of …

Silicon Valley

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Santa Monica

House Republicans said Russia didn’t try to help Trump win the election. Now they’re backtracking.

Republicans may be bowing to public pressure.<p>Two days ago, the Republican leadership of the House Intelligence Committee made a startling claim: The US intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia tried to help President Trump win the White House was flatly wrong.<p>Now leading GOP members of the …

Donald Trump

Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House

A sheriff in Alabama took home as personal profit more than $750,000 that was budgeted to feed jail inmates — and then purchased a $740,000 beach house, a reporter at The Birmingham Newsfound.<p>And it's perfectly legal in Alabama, according to state law and local officials.<p>Alabama has a …


A 20-Year-Old Gouged Out Her Own Eyes. Here’s What Makes People Do This

Last month, Kaylee Muthart blinded herself. While shocking, this is not the first time someone has removed their own eyes. We spoke to an expert about the history of eye-gouging and why it happens.<p>Muthart was high and wandering along a railroad track to her church, when she thought God was asking …

Mental Health

34 Fun Things to Do on the Internet

The internet is a place filled with endless opportunities for frivolous fun. In fact, for many of us, it’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t …

Downing Street

The Best Nonfiction Books Of 2018 (So Far)

By looking at the real world around us, we're better equipped to understand ourselves<p>While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story—whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world …


Women Reveal Their Strategies for Finding Female-Friendly Porn Online in New Study

Women enjoy porn for a variety of reasons. It can be a learning opportunity, a masturbation aid, an intimacy booster, and simply a major turn-on. But it can also contain major turn-<i>offs</i>, from misogynistic themes to depictions of acts you're just not into.<p>In a small new study published in the</i> …


31 Storage And Organization Products You Didn’t Realize Your Home Needed

~Lets get organized, organized.~<p><i>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 and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Some reviews have been edited for</i> …


How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …


Trump Blames Others For His Failure And Wants To Fire His White House Inner Circle

Donald Tr*mp Doesn’t Give a F*ck.<p>According to a new report from Gabriel Sherman of <i>Vanity Fair</i>, Donald Trump is about to “You’re fired” multiple …

Donald Trump

Betsy DeVos Keeps Talking About Allowing More Guns in Schools

Just days after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos complained about the “oversimplification and a mischaracterization” of her position on allowing …


50 Weird Fast-Food Menu Items You Can Only Get In Certain States

I still can't believe McDonald's has lobster rolls in some states.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Burger King

Donald Trump and the Stress Test of Liberal Democracy

Resistance must take the form of the affirmation of the values and institutions that the President has scorned and threatened.<p>Minute by minute, the wheels are coming off the clown car that is the Trump Administration. The circus animals are deserting, wriggling through every available window and …

Political Science

Miami Beach Nightclub Shut Down After Pair Rides Live Horse Onto Crowded Dance Floor

A Miami Beach nightclub has been shut down after a stunt involving a live horse prompted widespread outcry.<p>Multiple videos surfaced on social media …

Horse Racing

'On a hot day, it's horrific': Alabama kicks up a stink over shipments of New York poo

New York sends its treated sewage to other states to avoid dumping it in the sea – but it has plagued residents with a terrible stench<p>New York City is the beating heart of global finance, a cultural behemoth, and home to more than 8.5 million people who create an enormous amount of poo. Some of …

New York City

Trump ‘Coins’ 2020 Campaign Slogan—One Year After Trademarking It

It was a rare instance of foresight in a man widely believed to possess virtually none.<p>President Donald Trump’s campaign committee trademarked the …

Donald Trump

The Duffer Brothers Have Apologized After Being Accused Of Verbally Abusing Multiple Women On The Set Of "Stranger Things"

A Netflix spokesperson said they looked into the allegations against the show's creators "and found no wrongdoing."<p>In the post, Brown said she would not be returning to work on the show's third season "because I stand with my sisters."<p>"I have 11.5 thousand followers who can hear me say this, TIME …

Duffer Brothers

Life with the Kennedys revealed in photography show

Exhibition of work by Life photographer Mark Shaw shows the Kennedys’ home life as JFK rose from senator to president.<p>New York photographer Mark Shaw began his career capturing the images of stars such Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn for <i>Life</i> magazine, but the back catalogue he left on his death …

Historical Photography

Katy Perry Just Wore a Onesie With Orlando Bloom's Face All Over It, and We Have Some Questions

Although it was widely reported that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom ended their 10-month relationship more than a year ago, the two celebrities haven't totally <i>ended</i> things: Perry's since made it very clear that they are on good terms and remain friends (refreshing!)—which might just explain why she …

Beverly Hills