Soon after we fell in love, my boyfriend was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Over the course of the next year and a half, we learned what we could — and couldn't — control.
This week for BuzzFeed News, John Knefel explores how cops are harassing heroin addicts by staking out the clinics that are keeping them clean. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
A BuzzFeed News investigation identified deaths, sex abuse, and blunders in screening, training, and overseeing foster parents at the nation’s largest for-profit foster care company.
With heroin addiction skyrocketing, methadone remains the gold standard for narcotics dependence treatment. Yet cops nationwide target heavily regulated clinics to turn vulnerable addicts into informants, with little public outcry, reaffirming the medicine's enduring, deadly stigma.
Nearly 8 million people have watched a single YouTube video of airplanes taking off and landing. Welcome to the world of planespotters — or "jetrosexuals," or "cloud bunnies" — air travel's biggest fans.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Andrew McMillen explores the high-flying world of planespotters. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Shut out of legitimate financial institutions, marijuana entrepreneurs are finding unusual ways to park their cash.
I had to learn how to love myself enough to take care of myself. It wasn't easy.
How YouTube's "awkward older sister" is ushering in a new era of female friendship and femininity.
I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million children diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Adam Serwer and Katie J.M. Baker unravel the conflicting history and messages of men's rights leader Paul Elam. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Paul Elam became the face of the modern men’s rights movement by rallying against false rape accusations and divorce courts that favor mothers. But exclusive BuzzFeed News interviews with his estranged daughter and ex-wife show that his pet causes are very, very personal.
Hundreds of people have caught hellish bacterial infections and turned to Eastern Europe for a century-old viral therapy. With the world on the cusp of an antibiotics crisis, should we all follow suit?
Little more than two years ago, there wasn’t a single recorded case of women trafficked from Cambodia to China to marry. Now, there are more than 150 — and experts expect that number to soar. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore reports from Cambodia.
Rock Hudson was desperately trying to get treatment for AIDS in France in 1985. Much of that story has been told, but one part hasn’t: After a simple plea came in for White House help to get Hudson transferred to another hospital, First Lady Nancy Reagan turned down the request.
After decades of being at the forefront of the marijuana legalization movement, California has been left in the dust by other states. Infighting between activists may turn 2016 into another losing year.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Tim Stelloh chronicles the search for the lost victims of one of America's most infamous serial killers. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
His former crew put him in prison. Prosecutors and detectives made sure he stayed there.
Thirty-five years after Chicago's infamous "killer clown" was convicted for murdering 33 men, eight of John Wayne Gacy's victims remained unidentified. Jason Moran, Cook County's one-man cold case unit, has made it his mission to find those names, exposing what has been called our criminal justice system's "silent mass disaster."
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How did a tough-on-immigrants sheriff wind up convicted for conspiring to harbor illegal aliens? Jimmy Metts, the longest-serving sheriff in South Carolina, exploited the contradictions between anti-immigrant sentiment and the need for cheap, undocumented labor.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Amanda Shapiro explores the tanned, toned world of competitive bikini bodybuilding. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Twenty-six-year-old Ashley Kaltwasser is the reigning world champion of a polarizing new bodybuilding competition that raises questions about attainable female body image while cultivating a massive following on social media. But the LeBron James of #BikiniCompetitor culture doesn't have the answers — she's busy trying to make history.
The publishing industry's uneasy embrace of Netflix-style analytics.
We’ve used the term for nearly a century. But what does it tell us about the way we label women and their work?
As Season 10 of It’s Always Sunny gears up, Olson looks ahead to what a life after Sweet Dee would be like. “Sometimes I'm like, Oh well, they just wanted a young pretty person, rather than a funny person.”
This week for BuzzFeed News, Tim Murphy visits the Pacific Northwest, where new communities made up of tiny homes are providing some with an alternative to homelessness. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In the Pacific Northwest, people with nowhere else to go are forming micro-communities with communal kitchens and toilets but teeny, individual sleeping units. Could tiny homes, once the provenance of design blogs, help curb homelessness nationwide?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Elise Jordan goes back to her hometown Mississippi to visit the world's most notorious Elvis shrine. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Paul MacLeod's memorabilia-stuffed Elvis shrine was the pride of Holly Springs, Mississippi, for 25 years — until this July, when MacLeod shot a man to death over $10, then died of a heart attack immediately afterward. What will become of MacLeod's dubious treasures, and two families ruined by hero worship at its most obsessive, is a drama worthy of a king.
Due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors are finding success — and meatier roles — telling Black American stories, sometimes even iconic ones. For David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, this is one of those transformative moments.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Anne Helen Petersen unpacks the imminent self-tracking revolution. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
If you keep your fitness-related New Year's resolutions in 2015, it'll likely be thanks to the new wave of devices and apps that have taken monitoring things like newborn sleep patterns and blood oxygenation from geek hobby to mass-market juggernaut. But what happens when companies have access to the most mundane details about our bodies?
Murder, even in Russia, is always a shock.
Driver's license numbers and names were accessed by a third-party last year, the company announced Friday. But so far, Uber says it knows of no misuses of the data.
Jessica “Jessie” Hernandez suffered four gunshot wounds, including two to her left side. An attorney for the family said the findings contradict the police account.
Jesús Murillo Karam faced a wave of criticism at home and abroad for how the attorney general's office handled the investigation of the 43 missing students.
The department has been sharply criticized in the past for what some allege is a troubling partnership with debt collection agencies.