February 19, 2014
The owner of Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, Piperlime, and Intermix said it will raise the current $7.25 minimum wage for its workers to $9 this year and to $10 in 2015. Update: Gap executive Art Peck tells BuzzFeed, "It's coinciding with the national debate, but honestly, this was a business decision."
"A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas." - Charles Dudley Warner
But don't worry, I'm sure that it will lead to a happy ending.
The headphones were freakin' pizza pies, man.
So like Spider-Man teams up with the cast of...Saturday Night Live? WTF?!
Faith in humanity restored.
Not everyone loves this year's nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture.
Protests have been taking place for over a week and are still going strong.
"I'm really sorry I'm late, I was having a wee." —Actual Human Harry Styles
The messaging service is hugely popular outside the U.S., with over 450 million users. Facebook just bought the only app that could truly call itself a Facebook killer.
From their first Doctor Who camera test together, four years ago.
If only our politicians were small animals instead. Absurdist comics by Jeremy Kaye!
The training is tough as the U.S. sled hockey team prepares for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Tune in to PBS on Monday, Feb. 24 at 10/9C to see their story in ICE WARRIORS: USA SLED HOCKEY. Meet the players and see them in action at pbs.org/icewarriors.
Shaq + Frozen = funniest thing the internet has ever seen.
NEW YORK (MainStreet) When you claim a tax deduction on Schedule A, for example state and local income taxes withheld, you receive a "tax benefit," because the deduction has reduced your taxable income and therefore your tax liability. The tax…
This is why we all peak at the age of 5.
"Today we moved to restrict visas, to ban visa issuance to some 20 senior members of the Ukrainian government and other individuals who we consider responsible for ordering or otherwise directing human rights abuses related to political repression in Ukraine," a Senior State Department official said Wednesday.
Life's tough sometimes... especially when you're single.
Tracy Chapman is known widely for her hits Fast Car and Give Me One Reason, though fans will know exactly how much of a rounded musician she really is. Over the years she has released 8 studio album, from the self titled monster debut (Tracy Chapman 1988) through to her most recent, the Grammy nominated set Our Bright Future (2008). Over the years Tracy has collaborated with numerous artists on the road and on record. Here we count down her best collaborations.
It's bloody funny. LOLOLOLOL :::faints from blood loss:::
Plus the SNL cast tearfully says goodbye to Seth Meyers, 8 of the most random secret video game characters ever, and a Redditor describes going to homecoming with Kate Upton.
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The original coach has announced he won't be returning to the NBC series. For many reasons, this is less than Purrrfect, you guys.
Just a list of the things that tend to happen on a drunken night out.
"Harry Styles in the toilet am I right?"
Navi the Basset Hound takes a bath then shakes it all off in stunning HD slow motion!
New York Police Department Rarely Provides Translation For Non-English Speakers, According To Lawsuit
The NYPD's failure to translate the warnings of a woman before she was murdered has lead to further scrutiny of the department's treatment non-English speakers.
10 New Zoolander-Style Poses, Including "Bewildered Giraffe" And "Slow Elevator," Demonstrated By Actual SI Swimsuit Models
BuzzFeed tested the raw modeling ability of two Sports Illustrated swimsuit models — Hannah Davis and Sara Sampaio — by having them come up with fictional signature poses on the spot.
"...I'm not being homophobic, you're just being too sensitive..."
Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day. Instead of recalling all the times tequila made a fool of you, let's celebrate with a drink. Or 22.
The world is a beautiful and complicated place.
"The Russians are the crack dealer," one Western diplomat said.
The classic 80s dark comedy is hitting New World Stages 25 years after its movie release. What's your damage, Heather?
A knock-off Ric Flair wrestler named 'Nature Boy' Paul lee walked on to stage during comedian Grant Lyon's show and kneed him in the balls after Lyon talked shit.
...with only the illustrations as their guide. A for effort?
It's 2014. Do you know where your homescreen is? The most popular apps on your phone are fighting a different battle than you think.
"What if we were to teach our children about the harsh realities that face so many in life?" Trigger warning: domestic violence.
Impersonation is the greatest form of flattery.
On Feb. 19 1963, Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique, a groundbreaking piece of feminist literature. We've made strides in the past 51 years, but some things still haven't changed for women.
The Bob's Burger Experiment creates recipes from the Burger of the Day chalkboard, and they look even more delicious in real life.
Here's another great reason to get drunk and watch figure skating.
We’ve all been there… Here’s a few of the best online dating awkward moments:
Also, did you know the word PUTIN literally means "little bitch" in spanish?
Christopher Roupe was shot point-blank in the chest by police after he answered the door Friday.
There's a new donut shop in WeHo that's stuffing beignets with fried chicken. Stuffing. Beignets. With fried chicken. It's called Glazed Donut Bistro, and it's about to change everything, starting with your New England shrimp roll (which now comes…
Uma prateleira é só uma prateleira, ATÉ VIRAR ESCADA.
Your closet is full of sh*t you don't wear but lets be real, you always want more clothes. What to do, what to do?
"THE NIGHTMARE ... 'I can handle being a black, disabled, one armed, drug-addicted Jewish homosexual ... but please, oh dear God, don't make me a Democrat.'" A 2010 email forward from then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker's then-chief of staff, Thomas Nardelli, to his deputy, Kelly Rindfleisch. Update: Another racist email.
A day after its release from jail, Pussy Riot tried to stage its punk protest today in Sochi, only to be met by whip-wielding police officers. Six group members—including the recently freed Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina—donned the…
The Veronica Mars Movie comes out on March 14th. You totally have time to watch all three seasons on Amazon Instant Prime before then.
His name is Gaston, and now you love him. It's that simple.
Certifique-se de que a sua visita ao Lugar Mais Feliz da Terra será ótima.
A brief oral history of America's most famous bell.
Newtown, Conn., will apply to the Department of Justice for an 18-month grant, the Danbury News-Times reports. "This is a very costly endeavor to create," First Selectman Pat Llodra said Tuesday.
Unfortunately, we can't all be the Underwoods... Also, this quiz is relatively spoiler-free.
John Green goes around the country pointing out interesting things about state capitals.
Too many pretty dresses to choose from.
Despite what '90s teen movies tell you, not all geekdom is populated by sweet underdogs.
Legislation that would protect those who discriminate against LGBT people based on religious beliefs either failed or faced major setbacks in South Dakota, Kansas, Idaho, and Tennessee. LGBT advocates say the failures are an "important repudiation" of the latest anti-LGBT tactics. Update: The Arizona Senate, however, approved a similar bill Wednesday.
Up for a challenge? Of course you are! Get ready to SWEAT with this intense circuit workout
Like slut-shaming, virgin-shaming involves making fun of someone for their personal choices regarding sex.
Todos ellos dejaran sus marcas en tu piel. ¡¡Pero que lindas marcas!!
U.S. Weighs Response To Anti-Gay Bills In Uganda, Nigeria As Activists Say Washington Didn't Do Enough
"We felt abandoned [by the international community] and we still feel that way," said leading Ugandan LGBT activist Frank Mugisha.
Turns out Jon Snow has the most important ancestry of them all.
It's so close and yet so far away. Whether you're planning on partying or headed home to the 'rents, you're just glad to be going outta town.
Two decades into his career, it’s harder than ever to pin down what he's all about. But with his excellent new album Morning Phase, that might not actually matter anymore.
No other time of year is as difficult to be single as on Valentine’s Day. My inbox is flooded with emails on creative date spots, unique gifts and best restaurants and I am constantly reminded of how I, as a single person, can’t partake in these activities. As for the rest of the 364 days of the year, I have to listen to this nonsense! Share this post with your attached friends, who keep giving you useless, albeit well-intentioned, dating advice. 10 things singles like me HATE to hear:
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are writing a sci-fi young adult novel, "Rebels: City of Indra."
A Magnitsky Act-style bill would target those behind violence that has killed dozens of protesters in Ukraine. Updated with statement from McCain and Murphy.
Para ser justo, a moda na patinação no gelo é um negócio arriscado - independente da década.
Asegúrate de que tu visita al Lugar Más Feliz De la Tierra sea grandiosa.
And possibly benefited from.
You can help name this baby goat, right now! What are you waiting for?!
Evgeni Plushenko may have had to drop out of the Olympics, but his Deep V was stunningggg. What could be sexier than an Olympic athlete's body paired with a Deep V?
Dozens are dead amid the smoldering battleground of Kiev's Independence Square. At least 25 have been killed following a police raid on the anti-government encampment in the Ukraine capital.
"The law is also unconstitutional, ambiguous, and a strange priority in a country with so many real problems. Above all else, however, it is unjust."
Until drinking on the train is legalized (seriously, what is the hold up here???), you're going to have to continue to do it at, ugh, bars. So why not at least make sure those bars are 1) awesome, and 2) as close to your CTA stop as possible?
"Spreadsheets was created to approach sex in a way that is both light-hearted and improvement oriented," says Danny Wax, Co-founder of the app. "We wanted to create an app that entices users to have some fun with their partner and share in that…
NEW YORK (MainStreet) Already a $100 million industry, vaporization has exploded over the last year in response to chill attitudes toward marijuana legalization. Seibo Shen, CEO and founder of vaporization technology company VapeXhale, seeks to…
Through 28 Story Quilts from And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center presents 28 historic moments in African American History.
Because the Great White North has so much more to offer than “Bizzle.”
Rockstar's blockbuster action game turns into a harrowing survival horror epic.
2013 was a big year for animals! From furry to scaly, here they are!
In an average 8 hour day, you'll probably complete about 4 hours of real work. What you do with the other 4 hours is up to you! Use it wisely.
The proposed $45 billion mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable put the spotlight squarely on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. The FCC and Department of Justice will conduct the merger review, looking at such factors as market concentration, pricing power, and broadband access, among other issues, to determine approval or rejection.
I hope these two can meet and work it all out together.
All that athleticism really works up an appetite.
The OWN Oprah Winfrey Network releases a sneak peek for Lindsay Lohan's upcoming reality show.
De "eu me sinto ótimo" para "eu tenho quase certeza que o inferno é melhor que isto." Todos nós já passamos por isso.
Los diamantes no son los mejores amigos de todas las chicas, y eso esta bien.
Melt your heart with these photos of famous author BFFs hanging out, and read some of their finest words on friendship.
But...he is Divergent!! *commence sobbing*
If You Don't Want To Hear About The Time Elvis Stojko Watched Figure Skating With Chuck Norris, Don't Read This Interview
The '90s skating rebel is still keeping it real.
Well, an optical illusion happens, obviously.
Just your average Tuesday night, folks.
If you've ever gone to college or eaten a sandwich or, crazily enough, done BOTH -- you need to read this story championing the…
A report showed the U.S. economy will lose at least $3 billion in January and February because unemployment benefits expired, a group of House Democrats said.
Russia's men's hockey team lost to Finland today 3-1. The Russian team was eliminated from the tournament and will not medal at the Sochi Olympics, and the Russian president isn't exactly having the best day.
Is it puppies or kittens? Either way, we're all going to die.
Às vezes é preciso que os animais nos lembrem de como sermos humanos.
El amor es dolor, por eso es tan divertido reírse de él. Aquí hay 58 de las mejores comedias románticas de todos los tiempos, presentadas en orden cronológico.
Every time it starts to snow, your pale ass crawls up in a ball and cries alone in a corner and it's making you crazy! So crazy that the residents of Atlanta thought it'd be a good idea to park their cars in the middle of interstate. This weather is making us all go bananas! Here's why:
Hawaii Senate President Donna Mercado Kim introduced a Senate Resolution Wednesday that could change the way concert tickets are sold.
Sponsorship of the Brit Awards? A lot of money. A Twitter hashtag marketing campaign gone horribly wrong? Priceless.
Today: Kim Kardashian's Face Contouring Previously: The Anthropologie "Hack" Katie is a producer in Texas. Katy is a copywriter in California. They are best friends who met at piano lessons in the early 18th century. In “Just The Tips,” Katy and Katie heed the siren song of “best life” advice in the realms of fashion,…
"We're too into this thing. I don't know how we got so into it."
In Politics, War, and Personality: Fifty Iconic World War II Documents That Changed The World, Kenneth W. Rendell curates a collection of some of the most revelatory letters and artifacts surrounding the war.
Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics but many of the venues were abandoned during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. This is what remains.
Un estante es solo un estante, HASTA QUE SE CONVIERTE EN ESCALERAS.
Ever notice how car computer interfaces are incredibly distracting to use? Designer Matthaeus Krenn and his eyes-free concept.
Business Baby isn't the only one who knows about the pressures and pains of corporate life.
Famous couples you want to be the middle spoon to, in chronological order.
Everything should be pizza. Why isn't everything pizza?
Every year, films like Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa earn Oscar nods, while others like Lee Daniels' The Butler are shut out. Test your Academy Awards knowledge.
Em homenagem ao primeiro episódio do seriado Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, que estreou em 19 de fevereiro de 1968, estamos tirando esses fiéis casaquinhos de lã do armário e dando uma séria estilizada neles ao estilo "Faça Você Mesmo"!
Algunas veces se necesita que los animales nos recuerden cómo ser humanos.
Apparently, Oregon and California are the places to be.
Almost none of these involve discovering that you're a wizard.
Are we ever going to hang out again?
Payments startup Stripe's "capture the flag" annual event is designed to teach engineers how to handle intense, worst-case scenario situations before they arise.
The former Prime Minister offered his advice to the then News International CEO and Rupert Murdoch on how to react to phone hacking allegations.
Rain, rain, go away, you just ruined my entire day.
Five days after admitting to choking, Ligety is an Olympic champion again.
Australian artist Freya Jobbins makes amazing art with old toys. Giuseppe Arcimboldo reincarnated in the NSW bush.
Hollywood can't seem to imagine anything outside New York and Los Angeles.
The Belgium World Cup team includes Lukaku, Hazard, Januzaj, Dembele, De Bruyne, Courtois and Kompany - they certainly have what it takes to go all the way.
A wise man once said, "When there is pizza and Netflix, there is true happiness." He was so wise.
One of the most special places in our personal palaces is a bed! You sleep, dream, get cozy, and imagine up great things there. I went a little crazy with mine and got it specially made for the BubbleGoth HQ - and I'm so in love with it...totally…
As the U.K. floods and the U.S. freezes, blame it on increased rainfall in the West Pacific, and some meandering jet streams. (And maybe blame climate change.)
The county may have been deluged, but these pictures of the devastation the floods have wrought are curiously attractive.
Guaranteed to make you smile. He couldn't be at the ceremony to pick up the trophy for Elle Man of the Year, so left this great video speech instead.
If this is true, anything is possible.
People on the parliamentary network are busy editing the encyclopaedia to make MPs and peers look better.
An old underground shelter finds a new use as a greenhouse.
Missed the last 475 editions of the gameshow? No sweat.
He even took part in the Ardah (Saudi sword dance). The Prince Of Wales is currently touring the Middle East, where he is visiting Saudi Arabia and Qatar. On Tuesday he took part in the ceremony as part of a festival of culture in Saudi Arabia.
A group of about 20 armed men on motorcycles demanded the network's crew hand over their equipment. The journalists were unharmed in the incident, CNN said.
We've all got our secret celebrity crushes- how about our fantasy friendships? Come on don't be shy, there's a Amy/Tina match for everyone.
The anonymous illustrator of DrawnYourTweet has gained over 16,000 followers with just 25 (brilliant) tweets.
Nigel Cockerton, a forensic artist based in Scotland, took a bottle of Crystal Skull vodka and started to build layers of flesh on it. Believe it or not, it turned out anotomically correct (with a little bit of artistic license).
In this web exclusive, Langhorne Slim performs a special bonus track with a little help from Conan on guitar.
Forget Béyonce & Jay Z...Crafts & Cats are now the ultimate power couple!
Find out what she eats and how she sweats to maintain that svelte figure