When I was 21, I flew to Central America to be with a man I'd only met once before. I wanted to live a very romantic story.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Keegan Hamilton introduces the researchers who are coming close to discovering a cure for cocaine addiction. Read that and these other stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Researchers are closer than ever before to finding a cure for dependence on stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. But will big pharma and the FDA stand in the way?
After meeting a much younger white man online, I began exploring what it would be like to have a submissive lover.
Collin Grant’s stepfather repeatedly raped him — but under laws exposed in a BuzzFeed News investigation, Collin’s mom went to prison for more time than his rapist. Today, Collin wants his mother pardoned.
West Virginia has a juvenile incarceration problem that's costing one of the poorest states in the country millions of dollars. Families say it's because judges are too quick to take their kids away.
"How does somebody go into a Walmart and not come out alive?"
Beacons can push you ads — and help track your every move. Update: Hours after BuzzFeed News exposed the devices, the city ordered the removal of the devices.
I left Mexico because I was unhappy and believed that my unhappiness had roots in history and geography. But every once in a while I feel the need to feel at home — and make carnitas.
Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News investigation.
Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong was a trailblazer despite the openly racist industry in which she worked. Remembering her story and contemplating how much things have changed.
In 1937, my great-grandfather started a workwear company in New England called Madewell. In 2006, 17 years after the last factory shut down, J.Crew relaunched a hugely successful women's clothing line with the same name and logo, based on a 50-year history in which it had no part.
A Canadian law prevents the press from naming Rehtaeh Parsons, the Canadian teen who killed herself after she was cyberbullied following an alleged gang rape. Her family says it protects the system — not Rehtaeh.
Hopes of defeating ISIS may depend on local fighters like this one turning against the group. It's not something in which the U.S. or its allies have much say. BuzzFeed News' Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey-Syria border.
With showrunner Jason Katims' raw storytelling and the passion and dedication of young actor Max Burkholder, the NBC drama has depicted a journey never before seen on network television, shedding light on life on the spectrum.
There are hundreds of bits of data behind the apocalyptic estimate from the Centers for Disease Control, but just one of them drove the headline-grabbing, worst-case scenario. What are the chances it's right?
How a decades-long blind spot culminated in the "Angry Black Woman."
In a lawsuit, Zahara Green says that after she asked Georgia prison officials for protection, she found herself sharing a cell with the inmate who had been abusing her. Original reporting from BuzzFeed News' Jessica Testa.
The families of unarmed black teenagers who died in high-profile cases have come to support and rely on one another.
I thought nothing could go wrong — and then I was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a pregnancy-related illness I had never even heard of.
On New Year's Eve 2007, a clot blocked one half of my brain from the other. My reality would never be the same again.
Just because you're curious about my ancestry, my beliefs, and my experiences doesn't mean I owe you answers.
The 34-year-old Texas woman didn’t want to steal money or hurt anyone. So why did she trick people all over the country into believing she was still in high school?
The direction and pace of court decisions about same-sex couples' marriages rights in the past 15 months brought the issue back to the Supreme Court with unanticipated speed. All that remains is the justices' decision whether to hear a case this term.
I'm a black woman who was arrested while out with my white male friend. The cops said it was a case of mistaken identity, but eight years later, I find that hard to believe.
Conversations between young women who claim to be ISIS members living in Syria provide a disturbing insight into the everyday lives of female militants.
Thoughts on Amazon, e-books, and the future of how we read words.
Longform.org's new reading app wants to give you a sanctuary from your endless feed (and maybe change your browsing behaviors too!).
The cost of ambient intimacy.
Record executives are enamored with the loopy video service, which they view as part talent show, part viral distribution network. But how much is Vine stardom really worth?
I grew up and raised my family in Newtown, Connecticut — and own guns. After 26 of my neighbors were massacred, I signed up to see how the organization that controls our gun debates works.
The continuing debate over a murky sexual encounter at a 2008 convention for cheekily anti-establishment skeptics underscores a broader dilemma: How can a progressive, important intellectual community behave so poorly towards its female peers?
I thought if I could figure out why he'd stabbed someone, then died in a motorcycle crash, I'd be able to find closure with our abusive relationship. But the story of his death was just as complicated as his life was.
Liberians have been sounding the alarm for weeks. Why has real action on Ebola been so slow?
The latest from BuzzFeed News on the Ottawa shooting and how the city is coping in the aftermath.
A new city program offers to pay rent for homeless families — but domestic violence survivors who have full-time jobs aren't eligible.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau reportedly had a history of drug use, a criminal record, and had been asked to leave the mosque where he prayed after acting "erratic."
The Oscar winner is set to play Apple's co-founder in the movie written by Aaron Sorkin.
Uber drivers gathered outside Uber's headquarters in San Francisco and LA to protest Wednesday, BuzzFeed News reports.