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23 Subscriptions You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

No matter what you're into and where you are in life, there's a subscription for you, guaranteed. (Bonus: They all make foolproof gifts!)<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</i> …

Shopping

This $19 app helps you easily add video and animations to your presentations

There's a reason why video content is king when it comes to online engagement. Visuals that incorporate movement and noise (like videos, animations, …

Text-To-Speech

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

TV shows

How To Stream ‘Earth: One Amazing Day’ Online, Because The Nature Documentary Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen

If you've been itching for a fresh installment of nature delivered straight to your TV, then you're in luck. The sequel to BBC's <i>Earth</i>already aired in …

Televisions

Your Summer Reading List: Page-Turning Novels Set in Politics, Finance, and Tech

Great travel reads are supposed to be like literary snacks. They’re light, fun, and delicious. And sometimes, we want to read novels that transport …

Books

9 Cult French Pharmacy Products Available on Amazon

It was my mother, who lived in France as a twenty-something, who first introduced me to French pharmacy skin care. When I started my own skin-care …

Skin Care

Discover What to Read Next With This 'Instagram for Books'

I have a massive list of books on my “to read” list, but somehow whenever I head to the library or bookstore I manage to pick up something else …

Books

The Scientists Who Explore Human Hormones In 'Aroused'

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein about her new book <i>Aroused,</i> which tells the story of the scientific quest to understand human hormones.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>What do sleep, sex, insulin, mood and hunger have in common? Well, they're all controlled by …

Hormones

How Profits Soared At Carnival After Its CEO Discovered The Greatest Communication Tool Of All Time

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship—Horizon—departs from New York City this week with about 4,000 guests. Also on board are 1,450 crew members who are responsible for keeping those passengers safe, happy, and eager to take another cruise.<p>Across all of Carnival Corp’s nine cruise brands, more than …

Leadership

How to Set Up a System-Wide Word Count Service on Your Mac

In this article, we're going to show you how to create a system-wide service that enables you to get an immediate word count and character count in TextEdit, Safari, Mail, or indeed any app on your Mac that lets you highlight text. It offers a handy home-made solution if you often find yourself …

How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

Overseas and Under Sheets: The 11 Steamiest International Movies on Netflix

Here are the steamiest non-American made movies Netflix has to offer.<p>Photos: IFC Films ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Love</b><br>Gaspar Noe's film may be the …

13 gut-bustingly funny books to get you through tough times

Books to make you laugh out loud

Books

New Kindle? Load it with the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2017

Got an e-reader for the holidays? Lucky you! Welcome to a brave new world of cheaper books and the liberating convenience of slipping an entire vacation's worth of reading into your back pocket.<p>Here's our list of the 10 best science-fiction and fantasy novels published in 2017, in no particular …

Books

21 Ways To Be A Little More OK In 2018

We’ll get through it...right?<p>I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m dragging myself into 2018 only by the sheer force of will. To help you brace for yet another year probably a lot like this one, we rounded up some of the best mental health tips we reported this year, both from experts and …

27 LGBT Movies That Actually Have Happy Endings

There's a happy ending at the bottom of the rainbow.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The 24 best movies you probably didn't see this year

Every year, plenty of lists appear touting the best movie of the year (we're no exception), box office results are tallied, and a consensus builds around the top movies everyone loved. Some, if they're lucky, end up among the best of all time.<p>These movies are definitely worth watching. Everyone …

26 of the year's best movies no one saw

High praise, low box office

I Seriously Could Not Put This Book Down

As an avid reader, there’s nothing I love more than becoming so entranced by a book that the hours—and pages—fly by. It’s a thrill I constantly chase.<p>…

Books

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

The 50 Best TV Shows to Binge-Watch Right Now

Though, historically, baseball has always been cited as America's favorite pastime, it's hard not to argue that since the arrival of entertainment …

TV

23 Brilliant Books That Are Short Enough To Read In A Weekend

Get ready to make some room on your bookshelf.<p><i>We hope you love these book reccomendations! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

A Night with a Black Spider: Charming ordinariness of the people in Ambai's stories are this collection’s strength

In reading Ambai’s new short story collection, <i>A Night with a Black Spider — Stories</i>, translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan from the Tamil, I’ve …

16 Peaceful Things To Watch On Netflix When You Just Want To Relax

For when all you want to do is watch Netflix and (literally) chill.

15 Of The Best Places To Find Free Books Online

Want to get your eyes on MILLIONS of free books online?<p>I got you.<p>If you’ve been following along, you already know that you can find free audiobooks …

Homoerotic Magazine Physique Pictorial Is Coming Back

Credit: Physique Pictorial Kickstarter<p>One of the first homoerotic magazines is returning and we couldn’t be happier.<p>There’s currently a kickstarter …

Why George Guidall Is the Undisputed King of Audiobooks

Early in his career as a narrator of audiobooks, George Guidall received a note from a truck driver in Montana. The man had been so absorbed in listening to Mr. Guidall’s eloquent recording of “Crime and Punishment” that he drove off the road. He was writing from his hospital bed to thank Mr. …

8 Effective Ways to Really Learn a New Language as an Adult

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Language Learning

This site lists all the countries you can travel to without a visa

Itching to go on vacation, but don’t know where? One way to narrow down your choice of destination is to figure out which places are easy to travel to – and this new site can help.<p>Tell VisaDB where you’re from and it’ll list all the countries you can travel to without having to apply for a visa. It …

Travel

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s pretty much an app for everything.<p>From note-taking to …

Apps