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December 14, 2012

Millennials And Self-Awareness

Ian Lang finds that his fellow millennials need a serious dose of self-awareness.

26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year

Sometimes you need a reminder that people can do wonderful things.

White House Vigil In The Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting

Gun control advocates and supporters make an emotional case.

The Onion Succinctly Sums Up The National Mood

Sometimes it takes a satire site to properly address a horrifying crisis. Definitely read the whole thing for some cathartic chuckles.

Most Baby Carrots Held In Hand At Once

Shaquille O'Neal set this world record with RecordSetter, a video network featuring the best in human achievement.

Bloomberg-Backed Group Slams White House For "Parroting NRA Talking Points"

A group of 750 mayors, led by Bloomberg, says "meaningful action" isn't good enough. A call for stronger background checks.

Jon Stewart Reveals That Hugh Grant Is Actually A Dick

That story and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!

Suspected School Shooter's Brother Handcuffed And Escorted By Police

It's still unclear why police took Ryan Lanza — the 24-year-old brother of the suspected Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza — into custody. At least 27 are dead in Newtown, Connecticut, including 20 children.

Poisonous Monkey Found And Other Links

But don't worry, it's already extinct.

Lapka - Own

Finally available after months of hype, Lapka's actually four separate, artfully designed, sensor-packed dongles that individually hook up to an iDevice to "measure, collect, and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings". They can read…

Gov. Chris Christie Calls Shooting "Unthinkable"

Christie leaves policy aside as he addresses the Sandy Hook shooting Friday afternoon at a prescheduled event. "Ten days before Christmas, it's unthinkable..."

With Strange Aeons: Planescape's Deathless One From

We examine what happens when even video game death dies.

LeVar Burton Explains How To Talk To Kids About The Sandy Hook Shooting

"Our children rely on us to help define the world they live in," he wrote on Reading Rainbow's blog.

The Completely Insane Cooking Show You Need To See

"Unless you're on this show and I say you're an Epic Chef, you ain't. You're just a broke-ass bitch."

Review: The Hobbit Is Like Watching Peter Jackson Play With His Dolls

Every battle scene in The Hobbit plays out like this: the good guys are surrounded, all hope is lost, and then the good guys win against all odds. There’s no rhyme or reason or progression, you’re just waiting for some inevitable deus ex machina to…

Flags Flying At Half-Mast After Sandy Hook Shooting

All over the Washington, D.C., and on federal buildings all over the nation, flags are lowered in mourning.

Some Conservatives Question Gun Dogma In Wake Of Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

"This is not the gun's fault, but guns *do* make this sort of atrocity much, much easier to commit."

LeBron James Appears To Call For Gun Control After Sandy Hook Shooting

"Land of the free, BS!" The country's most famous athlete speaks out.

Fantasy Football Dos And Don'ts Week 15

It's playoffs time, which means that these tips are at peak importance.

Gun Control Org Sees "Huge" Influx Of Donations After Sandy Hook Shooting

The flood of new donors is "notably different than any other day," a Coalition to Stop Gun Violence spokesperson tells BuzzFeed.

Michael Moore Talks About The Two Things Closest To His Heart

Organized labor came under fire from the state’s Republican-led House this week after the legislature passed the so-called right-to-work bill, which will severely limit the rights of workers to organize. The bill, which Governor Rick Snyder signed…

The Joys Of The George Saunders Style Sheet

Tenth Of December, George Saunders' first collection of stories in six years, comes out January 8, 2013—if you missed it in The New Yorker, you can read the title story here. Below is the style sheet used in-house by the book's editors and…

How Nicki Minaj Brought Rage Back To Pop

"Stupid Hoe" and "Come on a Cone" make fury seem aspirational — and inspirational.

President Obama Cries As He Addresses Sandy Hook Shooting

The president becomes overwhelmed when delivering a statement about the mass shooting in Connecticut, saying he relates most to the tragedy as a parent.

2012's Most Talked-About Sex Scandals

From Gen. Petraeus to John Travolta, this year saw a lot of allegations (and some confirmations) of bad behavior by the famous and powerful.

There's A Weird Israeli Rap Song About The San Antonio Spurs' Coach

This is long overdue, and kind of awesome.

How To Make Festive Blood Orange-Mimosa Jello Shots

These are so fun for a holiday party or New Year's Eve. Equally fun as dinner in front of the TV on the night you finally refuse to go to any holiday parties.

White House Petitioners Ask For Conversation On Gun Control

"Nobody's willing to start talking about this stuff, so I asked the White House if we could," said one poster. One petition now has more than 6,200 signatures.

Two NBA Stars Played The Cutest Game Of Peek-A-Boo Ever

Amar'e Stoudemire was like, "YOU CAN'T SEE ME," and then Steve Nash was like, "OH GAWD, HI."

46 Awesome String-Light DIYs For Any Occasion

You don't have to put those string lights away after the holidays. There are so many elegant ways to incorporate string lights into your home decor.

Muslim 4th-Grader Pens Adorable Santa Letter That Goes Viral

An unidentified elementary school student wrote this adorable letter to Santa Claus.

Horrible Things That Have Happened To Doctors On "Grey's Anatomy" Since 2005

Meredith Grey: Meredith's mother, who was a chilly and neglectful parent, has Alzheimer's. Meredith falls in love with a handsome surgeon, Derek, who breaks her heart when he reveals that he has a very beautiful wife, Addison, who is an even better…

This Is What You Look Like When You Snapchat In Public

Just a PSA from your friends at BuzzFeed.

And Now For "Pretty" Frida Kahlo

She's finally Cosmo cover ready. Ugh.

Taylor Swift Spends Her Birthday With Harry Styles

The One Direction cutie planned a special surprise for Taylor's birthday -- which is just one reason why he's a keeper!

Sandra Bullock And Melissa McCarthy Go To Disneyland

Is this the beginning of beautiful friendship? The lovable ladies (and their families) spent a fun-filled day together

Matt Taibbi On HSBC Settlement: ‘I Think Even People On Wall Street Were Blown Away By The Result'

“If the law doesn’t apply equally to everybody, then you don’t really have a system of law. And so you have a built-in defense for everybody in every drug case forever,” Taibbi says. “I mean, if you get caught with a stem of marijuana, how do you…

Snapchat Adding Video To Allow Longer Sexts

Well, that's not their version of the story. But it's one way to use it!

The Year In Adorable GIFs of Dancing Hurdler Michelle Jenneke

This year we all fell in love with the Aussie sprinter, her smile, and her extremely bouncy pre-race routine.

2012 Was The Year Of Queen Elizabeth Looking At Things

The queen surveyed gold bars, corgis, and swamp monsters with the same implacable gaze.

Child Tells Harrowing Story Of Being Rescued By A Teacher From Sandy Hook Shooting

A student who was caught in the cross fire at the Sandy Hook shooting tells how he was saved by a heroic teacher.

Photos From The Scene Of The Sandy Hook Shooting

As photos come in, the scope of the tragedy becomes clearer about today's shooting in Connecticut.

Four Decades Of Magazine Gun Violence Covers

Not much has changed since 1968.

Did Jay-Z's Sister Crash This Local News Report?

Not so's a little suspicious.

31 Best Food Gifts Under $20

Impress and delight your favorite food lover with any one of these budget-friendly presents.

A Love Letter To The Moon

Earth's relationship status is set to "Complicated." Forty years ago today, man left the moon's surface for the last time.

Immanuel Casto Is Your New Favorite NSFW Italian Gay Pop Icon

You've probably never heard of Immanuel Casto, but if you like FILTHY Italian lyrics, you're in for a treat. Here are some of his smuttiest hits. (Language is very NSFW, but mostly in Italian.)

Schnapps And Christmas Lights At Rolf's

Just head to 22nd and 3rd, and look for the 40-deep line of Christmas superfans milling about outside before they open at noon.

Twitter Bots Are Becoming More Like Us. One Problem: We're Horrible

The bios on Twitter bot followers have gotten smarter. And by smarter, I mean more they look more like actual real annoying people you hate.

19 Reasons You Should Never Wear Leather Pants

They are bad for your health and attractiveness.

Brandi Glanville's Book Cover

I guess she didn't go with the expletive-laden choice she made on last week's episode of RHOBH!

Taylor Swift Stole Alison Mosshart's Style

The country pop star basically dressed up as The Kills' lead singer for the "I Knew You Were Trouble" video. She kinda ripped off Lana Del Rey too!

Mandy Patinkin Could Not Be Happier About Someone Else Giving Birth

Now I'm excited!! Let's get this baby born!

41 Adorable Food Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

Food just tastes better when it looks all cute and Christmas-like. And the kids will be way more likely to eat something shaped like a snowman or reindeer.

Are You Are Using Email Incorrectly?

The right way to email people when you're inviting them to a party. Also what happens when your mom follows your on Twitter? (Besides PANIC.)

Gwyneth Paltrow Attempts To Out-Eat Jamie Oliver

And no, it's not just footage from Shallow Hal.

38 Fun Things Kate Middleton Got To Do In 2012

A royal retrospective: babies, bangs, big hats, and, um, those unfortunate naked photos.

News Outlets Battle Romney Campaign Over Expenses

$812 for one meal? Media organizations are telling their credit card companies not to pay until they see a price breakdown.

The Second-Best Face Britney Spears Has Made On X-Factor

Never change, Britney. Never change.

Jimmy Fallon Sings The Christmas Classic "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" As Bob Dylan

Honestly, this is probably better than Bob Dylan's Christmas album.

ESPN Personality Calls RGIII An Uncle Tom

Rob Parker went on the air and decided to question Robert Griffin III's "blackness."

Stop What You're Doing And Listen To This Cow

You are drunk, cow. Go home.

"The Hobbit": A Nerdʼs Unexpected Disappointing Journey

Is Peter Jackson pissing off his core fans? Warning: There are spoilers in this review. Turn back now if you wish to remain unspoiled.

Prince's 58-Word Dick Clark Tribute

The late TV icon had a "kinda class that is sorely missed."

British Graffiti Artist Saves Christmas

Vandalizing vandalism for the sake of the children. Sometimes, a little holiday cheer takes a vaguely illegal act.

Bear Given Numerous Presents For 1st Birthday Tops The Morning Links

This European brown bear had hours of fun unwrapping and playing with a bright orange ball.

Are These Jelly Beans Delicious Or Disgusting?

Jelly beans come in a variety of divisive flavors: can you sort the gross from the great? And yes, there are wrong answers.

22 Beauty Tutorials For Dramatic Holiday Looks

'Tis the season to wear as much glitter and shimmer as possible on your face. For the more timid, these tips will help you perfect the fine art of winged eyeliner and foolproof red lips.

The 20 Most Satisfying Reunions Of 2012

We saw many happy reunions of things we loved from our past this year — these are the ones that made our hearts grow the most!

The DMX / Pokemon Mashup That You Need To Hear Immediately

It's called "Ash Gon' Give It To Ya" and it is "the very best."

28 Dead After Shooting At Connecticut Elementary School

Chaos at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty children are reportedly among the dead, along with six adults, the shooter and his mother.

Have You Seen This Downright Frightening Businessweek Cover?

The photo goes with a feature on Walmart's non-union workforce running in the Dec. 17 issue, and boy, is it creepy looking.

TLC Has A New Show Called "Best Funeral Ever"

TLC, I love you. You never cease to amaze me.

There's A New Russian Real Barbie Doll

Her name is Olga Oleynik (Barbie name "Dominika").

Incredible Taylor Swift Face Swap

This one almost works TOO well.

34 Things You Can Improve With A Sharpie

Who knew this is the world's most versatile pen?

Amanda Seyfried Raps While Wearing A Frog Head

The horse mask is so 2012. Long live the frog head in 2013!

Barbara Walters Reveals Her 10 Most Fascinating People

Ben Affleck, Honey Boo Boo and Prince Harry all made the list. What did you think of Walters' choices?

Would Rapper T.I. Let Chris Brown Date One Of His Daughters? ‘Absolutely Not’

Hip-hop artist T.I. talks with “Say Anything!” host Joy Behar about how going to jail may have helped his career. T.I. also reflects on the relationship between Rihanna — whom he worked with on “Live Your Life”— and Chris Brown.

Bérénice Marlohe - Top 99 Women Of 2013

While your average Joe probably doesn’t know all that much about this French beauty, he will before long. For years, Bérénice, who was born and raised in Paris, was cast only in small roles on French TV. And then 2012 happened. That year, Bérénice…

12 Reasons Why Hawaiian Monk Seals Are Adorable

Most seals live in ice cold waters, but the Hawaiian monk seal is a tropical exception.

The Instagram URL Game

This is the new best Internet game ever.

Michelle Jenneke Meets Forever Alone (And Not With Leather)

Australian hurdling sensation Michelle Jenneke is back in the viral video game, hanging out with some random jerks from theCHIVE instead of me or Burnsy.

MoveOn Fights For A Role In The Obama Era

Barack Obama stole its mojo, and the once-dominant progressive group is looking for a second act. From a voice to a platform.

Zachary Quinto Gives An Exclusive "Star Trek Into Darkness" Preview @

CONAN Highlight: Zachary gives us a sneak peek into the new "Star Trek" movie, J.J. Abrams be damned!

Jack Donaghy's Last Day At The Office

The end of 30 Rock will be a sad day for us all.

My Dad Took A Selfie With Kanye At The Airport

Thank you to my dad for this amazing photo.

At A South African Toy Store...

Dead baby jokes in the comments.

Steam's Community Market Opens The Door To Making Some Money Playing Games

Items you've found playing Team Fortress 2 may be able to fatten up your Steam Wallet.

Hot N Juicy Crawfish - Eat - West Hollywood

The first LA location of this Las Vegas-based mini-chain's a no-frills, plastic-on-the-tables, bibs-on-the-body crack-and-eat seafood boil-ery with a vaguely nautical theme.

Gary Busey Sighting

He doesn't look or sound so good.

Royal Hoax: Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Left Note And Was Found 'Hanged' In Her Flat

Mother-of-two Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged at her work accommodation in central London on Friday morning and left a note for her family, it was claimed today.

Lemur Named Keanu Attacks Mail Carrier Named Reeves

“This just in, a lemur named Keanu attacked a mail carrier named Reeves, and now Tammie is sad because Sheriff Darrell put him in lemur jail ;-(”

37 Instagrams Of Cats Smoking Weed

With their little paws, these kitties are grinding herb, rolling spliffs, and getting baked. Thank you, people of Instagram, for this important documentation.

Other Media Provocateurs Pan Steven Crowder's Performance

"It's important not to instigate the person you're interviewing," Fields says.

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