Best of 2014
Don't be fooled by the locks that she's got.
A year in Drizzy.
The year's best new singers, songwriters, and producers. In no particular order.
Cuz the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.
You might say these are ... uppercrust.
Let us be your DJ tonight.
Warning: This post will make you feel emotions.
Or "50 Brilliant Reasons You Should Create Your Own BuzzFeed Article."
The universe is an amazing place.
It wasn't just you. From Ukraine to Ebola to Gaza, it's been a year of big, horrifying international news stories that just wouldn't end.
Printed Nutella anyone?
The Fail Gods have been generous to us this year.
It was truly a great year to be a Directioner.
It was a really cool and urban year to be a Britney Spears fan.
Exploring subjects from skateboarding to Sylvia Plath, and attempting to write your first novel to jumping into the sea, these are some of our favorite essays we published this year. *Ranked in no particular order*
"Imagine if you sneezed and then spoke another language for the rest of your life..."
You only need a few syllables to say goodbye
A selfie a day keeps the doctor away.
These were the top posts that made you feel the nostalgia.
*Popularity is important.
Tumblr has spoken. They want pizza.
THEY'RE JUST LIKE US YOU GUYS.
It was a big year for robot penguins, snake penises, and space exploration. Sadly not all at the same time.
Grab a tissue.
Playing it cool is overrated.
According to Google's top U.S. search lists for the year.
These are the essay collections, memoirs, and nonfiction reads that we absolutely loved in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*
A baby coming does not mean your style is going anywhere.
That you'll definitely want to play in 2015 and beyond. In no particular order.
It was a good year for girl power.
Pay close attention to the following over-the-top eye roll. Oh brother!
Sometimes you need a reminder that people really are wonderful.
In no particular order...
They didn't choose the pug life, but it certainly made 2014 way better.
A housewife who became the first woman to fly around the world. The boxer who integrated Louisiana. A deep-dive into the 60-word basis for the war on terror and an exploration of whether elementary schoolers should be locked up for plotting to kill their classmates. A debauched week in the world's largest retirement community, a weekend at a clown convention, and 36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump. Here's a look back at some of the great feature stories BuzzFeed News published in 2014.
A woman who confronted her abusive stepfather. A man who bought a house in Detroit for $500. A 33-year-old who suffered and survived a stroke. Reflections on love, loss, and life in these great essays.
Such a good year.
These are the voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that kept our eyes glued to the page. *Ranked in no particular order*
Praise the Lorde.
From dystopian to romance, these young adult books stole our hearts in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*
The only thing to have a bigger 2014 than One Direction was Harry's breastplate.
Wanderlust level: high.
The hottest and most popular spirits of the year, all in one place.
Flash tats and Insta-glam.
"Very funny, mom." Actually, very funny.
The year did not disappoint for incredible photos of the awesome power of nature and glimpses into the human spirit. Take a look at some of the very best.
Duchesses — they're just like us!
Call the fire department, because we're all gonna need to get hosed down after this.
Pray for humanity.
They take too cool for school to a whole new level. Better luck next year.
JLD: the greatest teacher of them all.
New York City bitch.
"How many calories are in a Big Mac?"
A bunch of people found love this year. Good for them. No really, good for them.
Photojournalists spend their lives taking amazing photos, but every once in a while they capture those WTF moments.
Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that killed it this year. Ranked in no particular order.
2014 might have been the cutest year of all.
Studies show that levels of cringe in the atmosphere are at an all-time high.
It was an EPIC year in #TBTs.
He gave us all a "Joner" more than once, that's for sure.
"Fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop."
What? I wanted it to look like that.
In a year of bad news, these Muslims kicked butt and took names.
Some of these cuties were hard at work, and others were just freakin' adorable.
Photos so good you'll want to eat your screen.
Seriously, what the hell were you thinking?
He's a man of many words.
Somewhere between SoundCloud and the Top 40, Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch search for R&B's new promised land.
Apparently everyone loves minions...
You'll love them just as much as the kids will. Ranked in no particular order.
Nothing says true love like His and Hers burritos.
Florida has always been weird. This year was no different.
This year will forever be known as the year the middle classes tried to put quinoa in everything. (Remember it's keen-wah!)
See how your year stacks up.
"THIS IS AWESOME!" *clap clap clapclapclap*
Let's toss this year in the garbage, light the can on fire, and put the ashes in a rocket to outer space. WARNING: This post is absolutely NSFW.
WAKE UP, MY SHEEPS.
Looking back on a big year in chips and cheese.
It's a miracle we all made it through.
The India edition!
The eight-legged creatures have had one hell of year.
According to popularity. Because that's what counts on Twitter amirite?
There's nothing hotter than copulating till you die.
Kaylor was the best thing to happen in 2014 and if you don't agree you are wrong.
News flash: No one looks cool with a selfie stick.
Everyone gets an A+ for the year.
All those colors though.
They're almost too gorgeous to eat. Almost.
You know all the words but you don't know this.
To squee or not to squee? OK, go ahead and SQUEE.
Challenge: try not to smile during this post.
Take a look at what the gods of gadgetry gave us this year...