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The Left Is Basically Still Figuring It Out, One Week Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

The progressives don’t really know what they’re doing, but they’re doing a lot of it.

Howard Dean desperately needed to make his train. But before he could leave a gathering of high-profile New York City progressives Friday, he had to stop and repeatedly sell them on Hillary Clinton.

“I think …

Hillary Clinton

Meet The Man Who Is Helping Redefine Modern Horror

Jason Blum, the producer behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, has found a way to turn low-budget horror into mainstream success.

Jason Blum is producing some of Hollywood’s riskiest films, even though he doesn’t see it that way. As the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, he’s …

Film

What If You Could Crowdsource A Loan?

Vouch wants to help disadvantaged Americans build better credit by asking their friends and family for loans. But the problem is too big for any one app to fix.

After going through a divorce and getting laid off from her job at Fannie Mae, Yvette Quesada fell behind on some bills. Her credit score …

Loans

LinkedIn Spent $500,000 Buying Copies Of Founder Reid Hoffman’s Book

The company bought 20,000 copies of The Alliance “for marketing and branding purposes.”

Reid Hoffman didn’t just found LinkedIn and hold on to more than half its voting stock — he’s also the author of The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. And his book has been a big hit in at least one …

Reid Hoffman

Rick Perry Invites Conservative Journalists To Off-The-Record Happy Hour

The former Texas governor summons Washington’s right-leaning opinion-makers ahead of a likely 2016 campaign announcement.

Rick Perry’s aides are quietly inviting conservative journalists to an off-the-record happy hour in Washington next week — an event that some invitees believe will serve as …

Republicans

Is This Doctors App A Digital Classroom — Or Medical Porn?

The Figure 1 app allows doctors to share and discuss graphic photos of their patients — and allows the public to gawk at them. Doctors and hospitals should be worried about the app’s legal and ethical risks, experts say. Warning: Graphic images.

A few years ago, when Joshua Landy and two colleagues …

Medicine

This Guy Invented Shoes That Grow Five Sizes For Impoverished Kids

“I had no idea how important shoes were,” founder Kenton Lee told BuzzFeed News.

Kenton Lee was working at an orphanage in Kenya when he noticed a little girl with the ends of her shoes cut off and her toes sticking out. It was then that he came up with the idea for The Shoe That Grows.

“For years …

Shoes

A Hunter Was Killed By An Elephant He Had Been Tracking For Five Hours

Ian Gibson was killed when the animal charged at him. WARNING: Graphic pictures of dead animals.

Ian Gibson was a hunter who led big-game safaris in Africa that would take clients on hunts for exotic animals like lions, elephants, and cheetahs.

On Wednesday, Gibson was leading an hours-long elephant …

Animals

The Hardest Pot Quiz You’ll Take Today

Are you a cannasseur? A pot sommelier? A skunkologist?

Gone Girl: An Interview With An American In ISIS

Why would an American college student run away to Syria and join ISIS? Meet Hoda, a 20-year-old woman from Alabama — and the devastated father she left behind.

In her first tweet from Syria, “Umm Jihad” uploaded a picture of four passports — American, Canadian, U.K., and Australian — being held by …

Religion

16 Awesome New Books To Read This Spring

Spring into reading a new book.

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

God Help the Child is Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s 11th novel, and one of the most anticipated books this spring. A mother-daughter story at heart, …

Literature

14 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Librarians

“Yes, I can help you find all the books.” “No, I don’t spend all day reading them.”

We recently asked librarians amongst the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most frustrating misconception people have about their job. Here are the enlightening results!

That your job is stress-free.

“I hate when …

Librarianship

It Took A Horror Movie To Get Cyberbullying Right On Screen

Unfriended may be the most cleverly made silly movie of all time, but it’s actually a dead-on portrayal of cyberbullying.

The new movie Unfriended unfolds in a landscape that’s familiar, but markedly weird to see on a big screen — a computer desktop, cluttered with files, open tabs, apps, and, …

Film

3 10-Minute Butt Workouts

Nothing butt moves for your best asset. Give a little TLC to the wagon you’re draggin’.

Ok. Butt workouts. Let’s do this.

These workouts were designed for BuzzFeed Life by Holly Perkins C.S.C.S., author of Lift to Get Lean and the founder of Women’s Strength Nation.

For more info on how to do the moves

Workouts

No Clear Indications About Ruling On Immigration Actions Case At Arguments

The three judges gave no indication of their eventual ruling in the challenge over last year’s immigration executive actions as the Obama administration and state officials square off.

NEW ORLEANS — The Obama administration and a coalition of 26 states squared off in a federal appeals court Friday …

Immigration

This Is What Happens When You Beat Your Chest In Front Of A Gorilla

Don’t try this at your local zoo!

A gorilla nearly smashed through his glass enclosure after seeing an onlooker beat her chest.

The little girl thought the gesture was a gentle greeting, but it’s actually a sign of dominance.

When the gorilla noticed her, he started charging the glass and almost broke …

Greeting

How A Philly Mom’s Legal Battle Rallied Pro-Gun Advocates

Shaneen Allen, a black single mother from Philadelphia, got a raw deal from police and prosecutors. But her biggest champions came not from the political left, but the right.

Shaneen Allen and her family were only a few minutes away from the hotel when they were pulled over by a New Jersey state …

Philadelphia

Scientists Used An MRI To See What Happens When Your Joints Crack

It’s referred to as the “pull my finger” study, so you know it’s good.

Scientists have found that a bubble forms in your joint fluid when you crack your knuckles.

With the help of a colleague who volunteered for his knuckles to be cracked, the team gave each of his fingers a good pop while hooked up …

Wayne Gretzky

Somber, Moving Images Of The Germanwings Memorial In Cologne

Hundreds of mourners, including family members of victims and heads of state, attended an official ceremony on Friday to recognize those that died in the crash of Germanwings flight 4U-9525.

An official state ceremony was held in Germany on Friday for the victims of Germanwings flight 4U-9525, with …

Cologne

How Much Do You Actually Know About Boobs?

Time to bust out that breast knowledge!

Steve King: Obama “Importing…Illegal Aliens” To Create “Massive Electorate” For Democrats Like Civil Rights Act

“…it creates this massive electorate that will likely vote in large numbers for Barack Obama and his party, just like African Americans have done so after Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act… “

Republican Rep. Steve King says President Obama’s executive action on immigration was done to …

Civil Rights

You Should Smile At This Cute Bat Eating Grapes

Just let it happen.

“First, I crunch ‘em.”

“Then I munch ‘em.”

Here’s the whole adorable snacktime:

Grapes

7 Essays To Read This Week: Miscarriages, Fembots, And Gay Marriage

One writer who suffered multiple miscarriages explains how stigma discourages Asian-American women from seeking reproductive and mental health care. Read that essay and other stories from BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, Wired, and Oxford American.

“Could I Have Been Jailed for My Miscarriage?” — BuzzFeed …

LGBT

15 Tell-Tale Signs You Work Out Like A Boss

No pain, no gain. Warning: Some graphic images of workout-related injuries ahead.

1. Chafing in absolutely all the worst places.

It’s inevitable. So don’t forget those nipple bandages.

2 Swollen everything.

Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate and repeat.

3. Constantly sporting an array of unexplainable bruises.

Gross

10 Important Pieces Of Relationship Advice From A Supervillain

Occasionally it is acceptable to light someone on fire.

Do be forthright and honest about what you want.

http://advicefromasupervillain.tumblr.com/post/113372009893/dear-supervillain-i-dont-know-if-this-is-in-your

Don’t put up with sexist …

Supervillain

9 Feature Stories You Can’t Miss This Week: Kendall, Kin, And Kids These Days

This week for BuzzFeed News, Jess Testa meets Mackensie, an almost ordinary American teenager. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.

16: Mackensie is Pulling Out Her Hair — BuzzFeed News

The first installment of “16,” a series about ordinary people at the

Kendall Jenner

This Is How The Republican Party Plans To Gain Ground With Latino Voters

A substantial increase in budget, double the staff focused on Latino outreach, and a blueprint based off big 2014 wins in Florida and Colorado. But will starting earlier than ever in Latino communities be enough to fix its damaged brand with them?

Maria del Carmen Weese, a retired volunteer with the …

Elections

Instagram Allows Breastfeeding Photos Now

Go ahead and show off your best #brelfie.

Last May, Toronto mother Heather Bays’ Instagram account was deleted after she posted a photo of her breastfeeding her young daughter.

Bays complained, and her account was eventually restored, but the incident helped launch a pro-breastfeeding selfie — or …

Instagram

R.L. Stine Explains Why He Won’t Stop Writing Anytime Soon

“You can’t really plan your life because things don’t just work out the way you think. You always end up somewhere else.”

R.L. Stine has been one of the most beloved children’s authors for decades, possessing the talent to both spook and entertain his readers at the same time. After publishing …

Writing

Sex Q&A: Why Can I Only Orgasm This One Way?

We asked the experts how your masturbation habits could be screwing with your sex life.

Welcome to the new BuzzFeed Sex Q&A where you can ask us your awkward, confusing, gross, embarrassing, or thought-provoking questions, and we’ll provide answers from leading sexual health experts. Have a question

Androgens