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The Only Hospital Packing Checklist You Will Ever Need Before You Give Birth

The last few days of your pregnancy can be stressful. These are the waning moments before a new, incredible being is introduced into your life, and there are still so many things to do!<p>One of the necessities is preparing your hospital suitcase. Believe us, the last thing you want to do when your …

How to Watch the World Cup Like a True Soccer Nerd

Understanding the brainy side of the beautiful game<p>There is a point of view among some soccer fans that the sport is unassailably <i>other</i>. I assume that …

Soccer

How I Learned to Read 300 Percent Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in one-third or one-fifth the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement -- period.<p>This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in …

Watch John Oliver and Bill Nye’s brilliant take-down of climate change deniers

“The debate on climate change ought not to be whether or not it exists. It is what we should do about it”<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 12, 2014 4:15pm (UTC)<p>On his new show, "Last Week Tonight" John Oliver took a much needed jab at the ridiculous and terrible way climate change is reported on by media. Last week …

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26 Majestic Dogs Who Totally Redefine Perfection

For millennia, there has existed a symbiotic relationship between man and dog. Humans across cultural boundaries have partnered with these magnificent four-legged beasts in the name of necessity and companionship -- from the earliest days of agriculture to later days of recreational hunting -- and, …

33 Ingeniously Designed Products You Need In Your Life

No gizmo gadgetry here. These products are awesome simply because they were designed that way.

Industrial Design

Olympic Village Tour: See Where The Athletes Live, Train And Fuck Each Other

The 13 Best Books of 2013: The Definitive Annual Reading List of Overall Favorites

All gratifying things must come to an end: The season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists — which covered writing and creativity, photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, children’s literature, and pets and animals — comes …

Google Charts the History of Modern Music

Google recently began tracking its user's music uploads. What's it doing with that data? A number of things, to be sure, and here's one we like very …

30 Last-Minute Amazon Prime Gifts For Everyone In Your Life

Attention Christmas procrastinators, THERE'S STILL TIME.

Shopping

Toddler Takes Daily Naps With His Adopted 2-Month-Old Puppy

Blogger Jessica Shyba has created what is perhaps one of the cutest and most internet-worthy examples of cuteness that we’ve ever seen. These …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Frederick Douglass

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

Cardboard

Bunnie Huang explains the nuts-and-bolts of getting stuff made in Shenzhen

In this talk from Maker Faire New York, Bunnie Huang of Chibitronics gives an amazing run-down of the on-the-ground reality of having electronics …

Our Favorite Science And Technology Reads From 2013

The best long-form stuff we read this year<p>It was a great year in reading, but no one could've caught all of the amazing science and technology stories. So we've rounded up a few--from <i>Popular Science,</i> as well as plenty of other places--and placed them here for your convenience. Enjoy, and feel free …

Locomotives

USA Hockey's under-18 national team will wear 'Star Wars' jerseys

And they have Darth Vader on them.<p>USA Hockey's National Team Development Program has hosted 'Star Wars' Night for a home game at their Ann Arbor, Mich. arena each of the last two years. It'll take a special twist this year, as America's best under-18 hockey players skate around with Darth Vader on …

How the Universe Works: Stephen Hawking’s Theory of Everything, Animated in 150 Seconds

Legendary theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking is among the greatest scientific minds in human history. In this charming animation for <i>The Guardian’</i>s <i>MadeSimple</i> series, UK-based animation studio Scriberia — who also made the wonderful trailer for Oliver Burkeman’s <i>Antidote</i> — condenses …

Angry Young Woman Uses Her ‘Telekinetic Powers’ in a NYC Cafe

Customers at a cafe in New York City’s West Village were shocked to watch an angry young woman use her “telekinetic powers” to lift a man off the …

West Village

Raising the Dead

Ten minutes into his dive, Dave Shaw started to look for the bottom. Utter blackness pressed in on him from all sides, and he directed his high-intensity light downward, hoping for a flash of rock or mud. Shaw, a 50-year-old Aussie, was in an alien world, more than 800 feet below the surface pool …

The Only 3 Resources You Need To Draft Your Fantasy Football Team

The BuzzFeed Data Team's official recommendations.

Fantasy Football

9 Longform Stories We're Reading This Week: Harry Nilsson, Tig Notaro, And Civil Forfeiture

Last year, Tig Notaro performed a now-legendary set that opened with the words, "Hello, I have cancer." How did she survive the chaos that followed, and where does she go from here? Read our profile of her, and these other great longform stories from around the web.

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