February 12, 2014
Every once in a while, education policy squeezes its way onto President Obama’s public agenda, as it did in during last month’s State of the Union address. Lately, two issues have grabbed his (and just about everyone else’s) attention:…
A fortress of lust filled with gold lamé and mauve bedding.
Relive ALL the (recently released convicted drug smuggler's) memories!
The White House and Pentagon remain optimistic they can reach a deal to maintain a limited troop presence in Afghanistan after the withdrawal later this year. U.S. diplomats aren't so sure, according to a newly released State Department report.
Plus 5 of the greatest Derek Jeter moments ever, 19 insanely great insults from around the world, and a 90s slow jams playlist to conquer Valentine's Day.
The drug is currently listed as Schedule I, the same category as LSD and heroin.
If it doesn't include twerking, you aren't doing it right. Read, take notes.
William Hart stomped out the words "Hi mom God bless u!" huge in the snow next to his mom's hospital room.
I guess showing off your tits in Lebanon is not such a widely approved practice. At least not compared to the nationally approved hobbies of rubble rummaging and talking about how awesome Lebanon used to be. Lebanese Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun got…
Deborah Liu has nurtured the social network's Mobile App Install Ad product from concept to hundreds of millions of dollars in estimated annual revenue.
Those butterflies in your stomach aren't the only way your bod responds when you're head-over-heels
The death of her half-sister has forced Julia Roberts to cancel several awards season appearances. Nancy Motes was discovered dead from a purported drug overdose in Los Angeles over the weekend. Roberts didn't attend the Academy Awards' Nominees…
Which one you choose says a lot about who you are. (H/t for the idea @thebluehoodie)
Community managers are like the Macgyver of social media. Or James Bond. Wouldn't you want to date James Bond? Well duh, of course you would!
Or a boyfriend, for that matter. Basically burgers > significant others.
OkCupid brings out the worst in everyone. An exclusive peek into Liz Prince's new book of comics!
Guess what? I have flaws. What are they? Oh I donno, I sing in the shower? Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me-- no, don't sue me. That is opposite the point I'm trying to make. - Michael Scott
To put it bluntly, he thought this apology was "Wack as Fuck."
Move aside, everyone else, meet the new snow queen of cosplay.
She admits she may have been “a little too enthusiastic”
Mario Batali can "comfortably meditate" on his Vespa. Batali, Ray Dalio, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Dr. Oz, and other famous practitioners make the case for Transcendental Meditation.
What to watch this Valentine's Day, whether your've been dumped, friend-zoned or you're #ForeverAlone. (Be wary of spoilers)
Thinking of the right words to say to your sweetheart? Forget Taylor Swift and take notes from the man behind the most romantic music around.
Snow days are like birthing children... there's a lot of planning involved, when it actually gets here people start freaking out like it was unexpected and drive like crazy people, we complain the entire time it takes place, and after it's over we just want another one!
Because if you can't have a significant other, at least you can have double digit likes! *Note: Most likely the Instagram user making the following posts has an "About Me" section that reads "emoji emoji emoji emoji emoji emoji #theblessedlife emoji."
Author Susan Straight on writing books and raising daughters in a world of beauty and burns.
Because he's the hero you need, and the goofball you deserve.
Miami offensive lineman claims he was betrayed by his "best friend," whose accusations of bullying led to Incognito's suspension.
"Men on earth are not all the same. Black people are called negroes." I'm sorry, what year is this?
UPDATE: Jerry O’Connell exclusively talks to BuzzFeed about starring in his own art exhibit, #IAMSORRYTOO, that looks eerily like Shia LaBeouf’s #IAMSORRY right next door.
Porque no hay realmente nada mejor que alimentar tu pasión por viajar.
Cheap chocolate, Netflix and Pizza - who needs someone else?
Bugging out over not having a valentine? Look no further.
This is what the Olympics are all about. Right?
Canada has a heart of gold. And also just a lot of gold.
They're super easy and they'll never wilt.
For all the smart, strong, sensual people in your life.
Vlogger Chris Sanders makes a good case for enjoying VDay, even when you're alone, bitter and hopeless.
Ghost Cow Films dubbed farting noises over American Olympian Jason Brown as he figure skates and oh my God, it's fantastic.
Estos son algunos de los talentosos artistas maquilladores responsables de preparar a tu celebridades favoritas para la alfombra roja.
Provided you live in a state where marijuana is legal.
Lebanese Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun has been criticized by the media and government alike for nearly nude photos taken at a photo shoot three-years ago. The Internet thinks differently.
The Fair Healthcare Pricing Act would cap how much hospitals could charge and would reduce hospital costs in California by at least $3 billion annually. A state hospital organization argues the initiative is an attempt by a union to increase its membership.
EVOLUTION: procreate! EXISTENTIALISM: live authentically! ECONOMICS: you can't afford to :(
Check out these booty pics, and learn all about how to flatter your assets and turn your bum into a star.
Ranch will always be the inferior condiment.
Youth Obamacare Enrollment Groups Surprised To Learn Obamacare Website Won't Work On National Youth Enrollment Day
"Obviously, it's unfortunate," says one youth enrollment leader. The Obama administration is giving applicants who save applications on Feb. 15 extra time to work around downtime on the site.
Ever wonder what happens to Olympic venues after the games've finished? Check out these photos of the formerly glorious,…
Great idea? Check. Featured? Maybe next time.
"I know they say that when you dream you eventually wake up. Well, for some reason, I've never had to wake up. Not just because of my time as a New York Yankee but also because I am living my dream every single day."
Plus, how to negotiate V-Day when you've just started dating! “Ask A Dumb Cat” is a weekly column offering advice, consolation, and life lessons to real people from A Dumb Cat. Send your questions for A Dumb Cat to PrincessCuteyface@buzzfeed.com.
It's like when Kirk tried to get the Enterprise out of that black hole, but, like, with a basketball.
Alright everybody, commence Valentine's Day trolling.
Sure, it's Fashion Week here in New York. But, there's also a major style showdown happening in the canine realm. Yesterday was the 138th Westminster Dog Show. We're talkin' the best of the best and the fluffiest of the fluff. Ahead, we've rounded… The faces, the hair, the mid-pose action shots; somehow, each of these images is better than the last. We want them all. In our laps, covering us with kisses, and letting us stroke their incredible fur.
Where's the award for consecutive hours of Netflix watched?
"Why be confined to be hiding behind true love? Enough."
Love is a sexually transmitted disease you're better off without.
"Just because a person isn’t in favor of gay marriage doesn’t mean that one is homophobic — let’s be very clear on that.”
You might be surprised to find out who this is. #Beefcake
Ray Nagin, who served as mayor from 2002 to 2010, was convicted of taking bribes before and after Hurricane Katrina.
"Fun underwear that high-fives you for being a woman and serves as a warning to others!"
I've been getting my drank on during the day lately for various reasons and I needed to justify myself through a Buzzfeed list.
You want to concentrate, but sometimes the enticing lure of the internet is too much. So instead you end up reading lists like these.
Gus Kenworthy is not only an Olympian, but while in Sochi he has become a hero for the stray dogs that need homes.
A very important deleted scene from the new RoboCop movie.
Students from UCLA's law school shared their stories in this video to "raise awareness of the disturbing emotional toll placed upon students of color" in predominantly white institutions.
A sinkhole in Kentucky damaged 8 cars at the National Corvette Museum. Here is a list of cars that should have been eaten up by the sinkhole instead.
Are they all sex-related? No. Are most of them? No comment.
When it comes to technology chances are that you don't know everything there is to know. Hopefully this will help point out some shortcuts to help you be more effective.
Roses are red, violets are blue, your vegetarian partner doesn't eat meat, and tonight, neither do you!
These books perfectly explain why Valentine's Day is pretty much the worst holiday ever.
A rose by any other name would sound totally effing stupid.
An appeals court has upheld a three-year sentence against Evgeny Vitishko, who was found guilty of hooliganism after spray-painting a fence in a case widely believed to be politically motivated.
Dawn the fox was rescued by someone who thought she was a dog. She's been living at the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Centre ever since and seems pretty happy about life these days.
February 14th is National Donor Day. These inspiring stories demonstrate the true heroism of donating.
Diamonds are a symbol of love, but to researchers supported by the National Science Foundation they are also precious for their amazing physical and chemical properties. Afterall, there are more things to do with diamonds than just put one on your finger. Scientists and engineers use diamonds to:
"So help me god, if you don't get down from there!"
The staff at the Georgia Aquarium set up an adorable treat for some adorable otters. Or shall we say, awww-ters.
Barbie will join Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
54 Photos Proving The U.S.A.-Canada Women's Hockey Rivalry Is Becoming The Best Part Of The Olympics
It was only a preliminary game, but it proved that this is quickly becoming the best rivalry in sports.
"Hola, mi nombre es ___ y me haré cargo de usted esta noche lo quiera o no".
Opponents of the legislation say it is an attempt to keep the LGBT community relegated to "second-class status."
Erik Blegvad, the famous illustrator of over 100 children's books, died on Jan. 14. In 1979 he wrote, “Illustrating a children’s book gives me a role which seems natural, accompanist rather than soloist."
Kentucky's constitutional marriage ban treats gays and lesbians in a "way that demeans them," U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II wrote in his ruling.
The Olympics has always needed more lasers if you ask me.
No gifting holiday is more fraught with meaning — and, thus, anxiety — than Valentine's Day. The perfect present should tell your beloved that you adore them more than Netflix and Nutella combined and make them feel glad they chose you. But, just so… These are the low-effort, low-rent, and just plain rude gifts guaranteed not to elicit grateful smiles or tearful eye-fanning. On the other hand, if your relationship isn't quite working for you and you're looking for a change in partner, these might be just the ticket. Yep, from the ho-hum to the heinous, these 13 gifts are sure to make 'em say, "Oh, honey, you shouldn't have..." Like this post? There's more. Get tons of style secrets, insider shopping dish, fashion news, and more on the Refinery29 Fashion Facebook page!
For all intents and purposes, the marijuana stock index has outperformed the S&P 500. Since January 1, 2014 when marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the S&P 500 is up 0.4% compared to 10.6% for the marijuana index and as of January 1, 2013, the S&P…
“God bless Putin for his stance on homosexuals."
With 99 mph winds and nearly 100,000 people without power, Ireland is facing a quickly escalating severe weather crisis. Update: Wales is facing similarly crippling severe weather and strong winds.
So, the 2014 Winter Games have been waging on for, oh, six days and only one meme has surfaced. Now, the Ashley Wagner Face is good; it makes for a fabulous, timely reaction response to sassy text messages, but it's not #winning. Behold, The Shoshi Games: the gold medal winner for marrying Internet humor with zeitgeist-y television, where Shoshanna from Girls is in about every Olympic event possible and counting. It's not like the real games aren't important, but, like,… Ha! Oh, Shosh. She (and the Tumblr genius with more time and wit on their side than the average human) is just so hyped up on that blue Red Bull to stop competing. See her pop up in a luge; watch her perform a triple axel into a toe loop jump (which, if she were really here to remind us, is called a cherry flip in Europe — duh). Nailed it, Shosh. We're rootin' for ya even if you're actually a secret spy creeping around the Olympics wondering where Ray is.
Los artistas españoles nos demuestran por qué nunca deberías ir a ningún lugar sin tu pequeño bloc amarillo.
Thanks to the Tumblr Shoshi Games 2014 for bringing this unknown dream to fruition.
Were you born slippy? Do you believe you can fly? Will your heart go on? Time to find out.
Unputdownable books that speak to Chicano politics, identity, and culture.
Flooding has always been part of British life. From damsels in distress being rescued in bicycle baskets, to Brits playing tennis in waterlogged courts - we look at photographs of floods as far back as 1877.
Want to know what your British friend just ordered at a restaurant? Or ensure you get the right thing when you ask for a "butty"…
Sweet merch with a sweet message for your sweetheart
Comment le CIO a-t-il pu laisser passer ça ?
It is wet and windy in Britain right now. And your brolly is no match for it.
"We have no gays and many broken toilets." Turn it up!
Taylor Swift decided to switch up her hair in London, going Karlie Kloss short and recording the whole process on Instagram.
Meet David. He draws pens, using the pen he's drawing. (And some other stuff...) Find his work over at pensbypens on Tumblr.
Jody Ruth was stood on the edge of a cliff, luckily, he came home. Subsequently, he found help through blogging and came to realise that he was not alone. Close friends and family also had their own demons. However, there is sadly still an ugly stigma that surrounds discussing mental health, something which this films aims to eliminate. Demons is Jody's story of survival. His bravery to share his story is an attempt to show that you can talk to people, you're not alone, and that there's no need to hide. www.demonsfilm.net
*whispers terrifyingly* Happy Valentine's Daaaaaay.
The world has yet another sequel that no one asked for. Billy Ray Cyrus has released a #songquel to his biggest hit, "Achy Breaky Heart," as a guest of rapper Buck 22. I guess in this world, sense is for lesser souls. Here are the 10 times Billy Ray showed us how to WIN:
But don't just take my word for it. Let the sweet strains of KeytarJeff take you to the moon and back.
All of these involve food because it's the only thing that matters.
Ready... Get Set... Go!!! Make your Valentine's Day count. Help raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation to help make people with Neurofibromatosis improve their lives.
And they want you to know that neither does anyone else.
Estar en forma es super lindo quitando la parte de hacer ejercicio.
These "parents" will make you feel like a freaking Huxtable.
Modern authors, editors and literati discuss their first encounters with the literary sex scene.
“You go to Brooklyn, everybody’s got a beard and plaid shirt. They may be able to tell each other apart but they kind of all look alike to me.”
HINT: They're even more beautiful when you mash their faces together.
Did you forget about Valentine's Day and now need a last minute solution? With these printable Valentines, you can save the day! You'll have to pay for the pdf, but printing is free when you do it at work.
The two were seated next to each other at the State Dinner and I think we are all now rooting for a Biden/Louis-Dreyfus ticket.
You can drink whiskey pretty much anywhere... except in your car. Or in the street. Or at your job. Or at the grocery store. But literally, ANYWHERE else, except those places. The best places to do it in NYC, though? These 10 whiskey bars:
Now 36, the former teen star continues to make bold career choices without shying away from his Dawson's Creek past.
The trial for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to begin Nov. 3.
Davis finishes eighth as the Netherlands' Stefan Groothius takes the title.
And it's all thanks to Facebook.
“I thought the tests were history," said one of four women who spoke to BuzzFeed about the revival of the practice.
He goes by HOTTEA and is changing the non-destructive street art game for good.
Damn nature, you scary.
2013 was a big year for Brooks Wheelan; watch as he goes from stand-up to the big time at SNL.
Conference season is upon us - here's all you need to know about the most boring way to spend a day.
The web is full of free printable Valentine’s. Some of them are so cute you’ll want to skip the card isle and go DIY! The best part is these DIY cards require little to no crafting ability or supplies! All you need is some nice paper, a printer, the ability to fold and maybe some scissors!
Spoiler: probably not.
Happy 205th birthday, Honest Abe (you’re looking great)! It’s pretty apparent that our community loves Mr. Lincoln, as he appears in more Threadless designs than any other U.S. President. To celebrate his big day, we did a bit of research and uncovered five completely baseless facts about our 16th President. And by research, we mean we just made all of this stuff up. That’s how you research, right?
Aqui estão alguns dos talentosos maquiadores responsáveis por preparar suas celebridades favoritas para o tapete vermelho.
Nihal was judging The MC Rap Battle at The Jump Off in London when the threat was made, so he stepped in. (Contains NSFW language.)
And no, you don't need to sign up for a bunch of credit cards to do it. (Though that will help you get free travel faster.)
SES London is a conference about "Converged Media" running 10-13 February in London. Some very deep things have been said there.
All parties are banking on social media playing a massive role in the 2015 general election. The battle's already underway.
This is getting surreal.
Slovenia, Switzerland women's downhill skiiers share gold to make history.
Each one can be made for less than $2 per serving. Who said you couldn't eat well on a budget?
Cats bites can be dangerous -- 1-in-3 people bitten on the hand by a feline have to be hospitalized, U.S. researchers say.
But don't worry guys, nobody noticed a thing.