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Washington Warns Beijing To “Halt” Land Reclamation In South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, addressing a conference of diplomats in Singapore, said China’s actions are “out of step” with international law.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter issued a stark warning to Chinese officials on Saturday, telling them to “immediately halt” land reclamations in the …

Asia

11 Self-Massages For Everything That Hurts

Go ahead, rub one out.

Everyone deals with aches and pains, but not everyone has the time or cash for a professional massage. Here are 11 massages you can do to yourself that will leave you feeling so good.

BuzzFeed Life spoke to Sulyn Silbar, ACSM-certified personal trainer and founder of Body + …

Massage

19 Valuable Life Lessons Kathryn Merteuil From “Cruel Intentions” Taught Us

Everyone should strive to be the Marcia fucking Brady of the Upper East Side.

1. It’s perfectly OK to be picky:

2. Never be afraid to ask for something that you want:

3. Always have a plan:

4. It’s important to strive to have a strong bond with your siblings, even if they’re your stepsibling:

5. …

Cruel Intentions

Author Of Tainted Gay Marriage Study Admits To Destroying Data But Stands By Results

In a much-anticipated response to allegations, graduate student Michael LaCour apologized for misrepresenting his funding sources and deleting data, but claimed his results are solid. In the second week of this scandal, political scientists are talking more about the culpability of the two senior …

Same-sex Marriage

The Three Coolest New Things From Google’s Experimental Lab

Touchscreens in midair, touchscreens on clothes, and a build-a-phone.

Today, Google held its ATAP I/O Keynote.

Advanced Technologies & Projects, a division within Google, is a lab that traditionally works on really cool, futuristic projects. Today’s presentation was a look at what the company is …

Google

People Are Swarming This Amazon Listing For Silver Spray With Hilarious “Mad Max” Jokes

What a lovely spray!

In the epic feature-length car chase that is the film Mad Max: Fury Road, the car-obsessed War Boys get pumped up by spraying their mouths with chrome, like so:

So tons of obsessed fans have turned an Amazon listing for edible silver spray into a meme filled with jokes and lines …

Amazon

24 GIFs For Every Possible Facebook Moment

Now that Facebook just started allowing GIFs, you’ll need the right one to use at the right time.

As of today, Friday, May 29, in the year of our Lord 2015, Facebook now allows GIFs.

Now, you might be wondering under what circumstances you would uses GIFs on Facebook. We are here to help. Here are XX …

Facebook

“San Andreas” And The Difficulty Of Finding Pleasure In Disaster Porn

A Los Angeles resident and a Bay Area native discuss what it’s like watching their respective cities get demolished on-screen.

Hollywood has been in the mass disaster business since at least the Irwin Allen movies of the 1970s, and the genre’s fixation on capturing massive devastation has even …

Film

Judy Kuhn Sings A “Pocahontas” Song In Honor Of The 20th Anniversary

Kuhn, the original singing voice of Pocahontas, is still flawless 20 years later.

Judy Kuhn, the original singing voice of Pocahontas, is currently on Broadway starring in the Tony-nominated show Fun Home.

And in honor of the 20th anniversary of Pocahontas, she teamed up with her show’s composer, …

Pocahontas

Guess Which Celebrity Is In The Box

There’s no catch. Just guess.

You have a 1 in 50 chance of getting this question right. So here it is, good luck!

SO WHO IS IT????

YOU’RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT!

Hide

Click to reveal

Hailee Steinfeld, Sophie Turner And Dove Cameron Play Lethal Vs. Not Lethal And It Is Amazing

All denim outfits. Lethal?

In honor of their film Barely Lethal hitting theaters May 29, Hailee Steinfeld, Sophie Turner, and Dove Cameron played BuzzFeed’s game of LETHAL or NOT LETHAL and there was no holding back.

All three girls had to agree on an answer for each word thrown. Let’s just say, that …

Hailee Steinfeld

7 Essays To Read This Week: “Mulatto,” Consent, And Visual Evidence

This week, Mat Johnson explains why he loves the term “mulatto.” Read that and other essays from Jezebel, The Toast, The Cut, the New York Times Magazine, and The New Republic.

1. “Why You Can Kiss My Mulatto Ass” — BuzzFeed Books

Though some may cringe at the word, Mat Johnson loves “mulatto.” In an …

Essays

Here Are The Sweet Sounds Of Spiders Flirting

“I’ve got my six eyes on you.” —A spider, probably

What’s that sound? Is it your blinds gently billowing in the open window?

No, it’s the soft murmurs of spiders courting. New Scientist has posted two clips of wolf spiders’ love propositions — specifically, “purring” wolf spiders, or Gladicosa …

Spiders

Everyone Wants A Marijuana Breathalyzer But No One Knows If That’s Possible

Investors, state governments, employers — everyone wants a functional marijuana breathalyzer to test whether someone is high at a given moment. But that may not be possible.

Right now it’s impossible to accurately enforce stoned driving laws, because there is no roadside test that can determine …

Marijuana

12 Times Vanessa Hudgens’ Style Was The Definition Of Flawless

It’s time we recognize her perfect New York City fashion.

Hi, this is Vanessa Hudgens — your favorite High School Musical Wildcat and current star of Gigi on Broadway.

Apart from being a talented actress and singer, she also has hella good style — and not enough people are talking about the fact that …

Vanessa Hudgens

Silk Road Mastermind Sentenced To Life In Prison

Ross Ulbricht, 31, was convicted of running the “darknet” drug bazar before it was seized by the federal government. Despite pleas for leniency, Ulbricht will also not be eligible for parole.

Ross Ulbricht, 31, the mastermind behind the darknet marketplace Silk Road, was sentenced in federal court …

Ross Ulbricht

Can You Match The Screengrab To The Disaster Movie?

Your survival depends on it.

Movies

Here’s What You Need To Know About Birth Control And Blood Clots

Before you freak out and throw away your pills, you’ll probably want to read this.

There’s been A LOT of talk about birth control raising your risk of blood clots, especially some of the newer kinds.

This probably isn’t news to most people — it’s a well-known side effect that’s been in the …

Contraception

What Song Should You Play On Repeat This Weekend?

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!

Who Should Be In “Fantastic Beasts” With Eddie Redmayne?

We know Eddie Redmayne’s likely to play main character Newt Scamander, but who else would we like to see populate this new (old) wizarding world?

Reports circulated this week giving us our first real glimpse at who will populate Newt Scamander’s life during his explorations of the North American …

Eddie Redmayne

The U.S. LGBT Envoy Wants To Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Shoring up support for LGBT rights and nudging countries “in the middle” towards progress is the goal for Amb. Randy Berry’s first major trip, he tells BuzzFeed News.

Newly appointed U.S. LGBT rights envoy Randy Berry doesn’t see his primary job as weighing in in countries where LGBT rights are most …

Gay Rights

9 Feature Stories You Can’t Miss This Week: Roots, Rivals, And Revolutionaries

This week for BuzzFeed News, David Peisner finds out what happens to a revolutionary after the revolution is over. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.

1. Ramy Essam Needs to Stay Famous So He Doesn’t Get Killed — BuzzFeed News

In 2011, at age 23, Egypt’s “singer

Ford Models

These Are The Victims Of FIFA’s Corruption

The alleged rampant corruption in soccer’s international governing body has far-reaching consequences on the people and institutions it is meant to support, authorities said.

Nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were indicted for corruption by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday …

Soccer

Salary Database Shows The Highs And Lows Of Silicon Valley Pay

From Netflix managers earning over $500,000 a year to a photographer at Airbnb making $22 an hour, a new database highlights who earns what in the tech industry.

Visa Explorer, a database of tech worker pay unveiled last week, reveals the highs and lows of the American technology industry: a gilded …

Salaries & Wages

Let Aziz Ansari Answer All Your Questions About Romance

Love is in the air.

If you haven’t heard, Aziz Ansari, along with sociologist Eric Klinenberg, has written a book.

Modern Romance explores romance in today’s technology-fueled times in Aziz’s sharp comedic voice.

Need some love advice? Let Aziz help.

Submit your questions below and Aziz will answer …

Aziz Ansari

Facebook Now Supports GIFs And Life Will Never Be The Same

WHAT A GIF(T).

Guess what?

You can finally post GIFs to Facebook!

See???

Facebook Post.

Previously, users could only embed GIFs from Giphy. But now, Facebook has added GIF support for images from all sites.

All you have to do is copy and paste the link into your status bar.

Then delete the link. And — BAM!

Facebook

O’Malley Hires Former Obama Hispanic Media Director For Senior Campaign Role

Gabriela Domenzain is joining Martin O’Malley’s soon to be announced campaign as director of public engagement, sources tell BuzzFeed News. The Clinton campaign also considered hiring her.

Martin O’Malley is set to announce his campaign Saturday in Baltimore, but he has already made a key …

Elections

19 Vicente Fernandez GIFs For Absolutely Any Situation

The king has arrived.

1. When you think you’re opening a love letter from your crush, only to realize it’s just a piece of paper with a dick drawn on it by one of your friends.

2. When you’re eating a burrito from Chipotle and a piece of aluminum foil gets stuck to the tortilla, but you don’t notice …

GIF Animations

Indian Authorities Arrested A Pigeon Accused Of Spying For Pakistan

There’s no determination yet on whether or not there’s any actual fowl play at hand.

Indian authorities on Thursday arrested a pigeon. This isn’t slang or jargon: it was an actual feathered pigeon. In this case, the bird in question — and now under questioning — is suspected of being a spy for …

Pakistan

The Most Fab And Drab Celebrity Looks Of The Week

You voted — here are the results.

5. Jason Statham At The ‘Spy’ Photocall In Berlin

With 513 “Fab” votes.

4. Paul Feig At The ‘Spy’ Photocall In Berlin

With 534 “Fab” votes.

3. Eva Longoria At The Photo Call For The Global Gift Gala

With 660 “Fab” votes.

2. Cara Delevingne At The TAG Heuer Monaco …

Suzanne Somers