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The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2016

Here are some of the most beautiful and insightful personal essays that BuzzFeed staff and contributors wrote this year (in the order they were published).<p><b>"</b>As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution …

Best gadgets for dog owners

Technology has made life easier for everyone in plenty of small ways, but you may not have considered how it could help you in taking care of your …

These Movies, Books, and Games Are Going to Make 2017 AWESOME

The year 2016 has kind of sucked, and I wouldn’t blame you if you’re feeling a little dread about what 2017 may bring. However, when it comes to …

These Texas Chain Saw Massacre Bloopers Are Delightfully Awkward

The least scary thing about horror movies is making one. If you don’t believe it, watch these bloopers from the set of the original <i>Texas Chain Saw</i> …

Horror

Why Are There 24 Hours in a Day?

<i>This thing all things devours;</i> <i><br>Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;</i> <i><br>Gnaws iron, bites steel;</i> <i><br>Grinds hard stones to meal;</i> <i><br>Slays king, ruins town,</i> <i><br>And beats</i> …

Are we heading towards a 'post human rights world'?

<b>With an increasing number of states seemingly reluctant to honour human rights treaties, is there a future for this type of international agreement?</b><p>"We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the UN, and in the life of mankind."<p>With these words, Eleanor Roosevelt presented …

Cuddles can’t pay the rent: The high cost of becoming a veterinarian

It’s becoming very expensive to become a vet, and it’s not a lucrative career<p>The increasing cost of higher education and the resultant impact on student debt has received wide attention. Providing free tuition and reducing student debt were among the key proposals of the presidential …

Year in science: 15 amazing things humans discovered in 2016

It's been a bumper few years for "exoplanets" – planets orbiting distant stars – but we will never find a closer one than this.<p>Astronomer Paul Butler …

5 Tips How To Make Your Photography Look Magical

The key word is long exposure. Take a tripod and ND filters with you and the result will be totally different than handheld shots. ND (neutral …

New York Officials Report The First Ever Case of Bird Flu Spread From Cat to Human

The virus is adapting to new hosts.<p>One person has been infected with a rare form of bird flu after catching the virus from a shelter cat in New York …

10 Furniture Shopping Tips to Avoid a Decorating Disaster

A little preparation can save you a ton of time later.<p>Whether you're shopping online or in the store, here's what you need to know.

Home Decorating

The Best Writing Advice of 2016

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>2016 was not an easy year to be a writer. Not just because of the constant, concentration-wrecking pull of our devices, their glowing screens beckoning with the promise of fresh horrors. I’ve spoken with …

Writing

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