19 People Who Took A DNA Test And Learned Something Truly, Truly, Truly, Truly, Truly, Truly Unexpected From It
"A colleague was given a DNA kit for Christmas, which is how he found out his father is his bio father and his mother isn't his bio mother. This surprised him because there are photos of his parents holding him as a newborn."
"A Guy I Went To High School With Reached Out To Let Me Know His DNA Results Show That He’s My Half Brother": 18 People Who Took A DNA Test And Found Out Something Truly Unexpected From It
"I received a DNA kit for Christmas, found out that my first cousin is actually my half sister. My mom had an affair with the man I always thought was my uncle, but it turns out he’s my biological father. My mom doesn’t know I found out but it gave me a lot of insight into my childhood."
TikTok Just Taught Me That You Can Sometimes Feel When Your Body Releases An Egg During Ovulation, And I Am Once Again Asking Schools To Start Teaching This Kind Of Stuff In Health Class
"Are you kidding me?! I can physically feel when an egg is being released from my ovary?!"
Women Described What Actually Happens When Having An Abortion, And Their Stories Are Very Important
"I had two abortions when I was 24. If I stayed with my partner, he would've isolated me from my family and I'd be at the mercy of his horrible one. I'll be 38 soon, and now I have two beautiful daughters. Sometimes I wonder what my other children would've been like, and it makes me a bit sad — but we wouldn’t have had a good life."
People Who Are Older Are Sharing The "Life Tips" Every Young Adult Woman Needs To Know, From Money To Friendships
"Someone else getting offended by you saying ‘no’ is none of your concern."
With The Magic Of AI, We'll Tell You Exactly How You Should Spend That Extra Hour Of Sunlight
You can practically feel the sunshine radiating from this AI quiz. More sunshine = more time for your lawn. The earlier you shop for weeding, feeding, and seeding essentials, the more you'll save with Scotts® Daylawn Saving sale.
Men Are Revealing The Last Time They Cried And Why, And This Is An Important Conversation About Masculinity
"I think for me, it all came crashing down emotionally."
Black And Latine People Are Sharing The Stereotypes They're Sick And Tired Of Hearing
Black and Latine people have heard the same stereotypes about their culture for too many years and they're speaking out about the tired notions they face.
"Dear White Women": An Open Letter From A Woman Of Color For Women's History Month
This Women’s History Month, consider blowing the roof off the castle of white supremacy and getting to work on setting ALL of us women — Black, Indigenous, brown, and yes, you, white women — free.
This Therapist-Approved Journal Helped My 30-Something Self To Build A Deeper Relationship With Myself
My anxiety makes it hard to be kind to and "love" myself, so I tested this therapist-approved journal to see if it would help. Spoiler: it did.
Women Are Sharing Specific Things They Almost Always Are Judged For While Men Are Not — And These Double Standards Are Exhausting
"Women thought it was great — but most men judged my husband and me really badly."
Women Are Revealing Things That Consistently Leave Them Feeling Disappointed — Yet They Still Keep Trying
"I have social anxiety, and it’s tough to take the first step. It's even worse when no one seems to care."
Asian Americans Are Pointing Out The Stereotypes They're Sooo Tired Of Hearing, And I Can't Believe This Is Still Happening In 2023
"The number one stereotype that bothered me all my childhood was the 'smart nerd.' As an Indian teenager, I was expected to get into a prestigious college because I'm Asian. Substitute teachers would look at me when the smart board wasn't working. Kids would ask me what I got on the math test. I always had to be smart, or I didn't fit the 'Asian standard'. I think because of this expectation, I was hard on myself and made it my goal to fit that stereotype. It crushed my true identity."
People Are Sharing Their "Blind Spot" They Realized Far Too Late In Life, And This Is Really Sound Advice For Anyone
"Don't waste it — because it's the only thing we don't get back in life."
Millennials And Gen Z'ers Are Getting Very Honest About Things They Wish Their Parents And Grandparents Understood In 2023
"All throughout my childhood, I was told one thing — but the reality has been quite different."
Let Your Voice Be Heard. Tell Us Your Opinions!
BuzzFeed uses polls to learn what’s important to our audience. Answer as many questions as you like and keep coming back for more!
17 Working Women Opened Up About How They Manage Work Life And Home Life, And There's No Sugar-Coating Here
"I struggle with procrastinating when I’m not working on the weekends because, after a long week, all I wanna do is sit on the couch. So I’ve taken to setting a timer for 30 minutes, and doing as many tasks as I can in that time. Things like starting laundry, cleaning, making a grocery list, and things that are quick."
"I Wore Them Probably 95% Of The Time": This Woman Lived In Sports Bras Until She Had An Eye-Opening Health Scare
"If you wear a sports bra all the time, you need to stop."
Answer 10 Questions About Your Best Friend And We'll Try To Describe Them
You've answered enough questions about yourself, now try answering questions for your BFF.
People Are Sharing The "Hardest Pills To Swallow" In Life, So Heads Up If You Don't Want Some Real Talk
"Some bells can’t be unrung. And you have to live with the fallout from decisions you made and things you did when you didn’t know this fact."
21 Times People Rose Up From The Darkness And Pushed Themselves To Live Their Best Lives
"I deleted all of my social media — I basked in the glory of not concerning myself with others."
15 People Are Getting Very Candid About Their IRL Plastic Surgery Experiences — And Whether Or Not They Have Any Regrets
"For me, it was hell. Still, I do love the results. I just wish I had been made aware of the details going in."
22 Easy Facts That People Learned Recently That They Wished They Knew Their Entire Lives
"If you’re suffering from depression, consider getting checked for a Vitamin D deficiency. This is obviously not the solution for everyone, but I struggled so badly for more than 10 years (medication, therapy, the works) for something that genuinely ended up being fixed in three months with some vitamin tablets."
10 Ideas For Your Next Girls' Night Out (Or In) That Aren't Just Going To A Restaurant
From one-of-a-kind photo shoots to crafty nights in, here's a list of things you can do with your favorite people.
Black Women Revealed The Moment They Decided To "Go Natural" After Years Of Relaxing Their Hair, And It Shows The Impact The Natural Hair Movement STILL Has To This Day
"I wasted so many years trying to live up to some standard that was impossible for my hair — all because I didn't know that my hair was special or that there were hair products just for me. I will not make that mistake again."
People Are Sharing The Habits And Routines That Positively Impacted Their Life (And None Of Them Involve Exercise)
"I have a soft board where everyone in my family writes and pins the funniest, strangest, and weirdest things said in our house, heard or read by us out in the world, or done by our pets. I read one every now and then as I pass the wall, and it always brightens my day."
"I Was In A Very Dark Place”: People Who Reduced Their Alcohol Intake (Or Stopped Entirely) Are Sharing Why And What They Realized About Themselves
If you’re trying to drink less or not at all — for whatever reason — these are worth reading.
Being A "Nice Guy," Meeting Strangers From The Internet, And 27 Other Things People Seriouslyyyy Regret From Their Teenage Years
"I just think about the wasted efforts and self-loathing I put myself through for absolutely no other reason besides an underdeveloped pre-frontal cortex."
19 Best Pieces Of Advice That People Said They Ever Got, And Honestly, These Really Are All Solid
Sometimes a nickel's worth of free advice is worth more than gold.
I've Tried Dozens Of Planners, And This Is The Best One That Organized My Anxious Thoughts For A Whole Year
As someone who lives with anxiety, this planner — which was created by a mother with ADHD — has saved my brain from going into overdrive.
People Have Been Raving About Cardi B's DIY Hair Mask That Keeps Her Natural Hair Healthy, So I Tested It To See If It's Worth It
Cardi might be onto something...
We Asked, You Answered — Here Are Your 2023 New Year's Resolutions
It's not too late to get started.
Adults In Their 30s (And Older) Are Sharing The Things They Believe Every Younger Person Should Know, And This Is Excellent Advice
"It seems so much more important when you're young — but spoiler: It isn't."
"After A While, Your Hair And Scalp Get Used To It": 23 Easy Tips To Show Your Hair Some TLC This Winter
As someone with dry hair, I'm trying some of these tips ASAP.
16 Expert-Backed Ways To Combat SAD This Winter That Go Beyond Just Getting More Sunlight
Seasonal affective disorder peaks every January and February — so we asked experts how to best manage it.
"How To Be Fabulously Fat" — Mikayla Nogueira Is Being Accused Of Editing Her Body, So She Perfectly Responded With This "How To Be Fat For Dummies" Video
Mikayla already serving up the best content for 2023.
People Who Celebrate Holidays That Aren't Christmas Are Revealing Their Special Family Traditions
There are many heartwarming family customs to learn about for the holiday season.
People Are Sharing The Most Helpful Ways They've Been Able To Not Only Learn, But Retain A Second Language
You can't learn if you don't try!
People Are Sharing Things They Recently Learned That They Wished They'd Known Their Whole Lives, And I Was Today Years Old When I Learned Some Of These
"I was very unprepared and wondered why these things weren't more commonly discussed."
People Are Revealing Their Most Beneficial New Year's Resolutions Ever, And You'll Want To Steal These For 2023
"Since I feel like I actually accomplished something I didn’t think I’d have the drive to do, I feel there are endless possibilities for my new dream."
Men Are Asking Women Detailed Questions They're Too Intimidated To Ask IRL, And Women Are Answering In Vulnerable Ways
"Why do women have them everywhere? I get having one or two. But I've seen women with five or more."
Child-Free Adults Share What Their Lives Look Like As They've Gotten Older, And It's Brutally Honest
"I'm still getting people telling me I’ll change my mind."
"My Brother And I Set A Trap For Santa": 24 People Who Unfortunately Learned The Hard Way About Santa
"The neighbor kid’s dad was a preacher. She told me believing in Santa was the same as worshiping Satan."
Here Are 19 "Boomer" Behaviors Millennials Are Admitting They Partake In
"I used to make fun of the Boomers..."
People Are Sharing The Most Profound Change They Made That Drastically Improved Their Mental State, And This Is Important
"It was perfect, and I was able to recharge and relax. Turns out I didn't really hate them — I was just exhausted and overstimulated."
People Are Sharing Specific Things We Often Pretend No One Does (But Truthfully, We Know We All Do Them)
It's time to admit we're all guilty of these...
"That Pretty Much Did It For Me": People Are Sharing The Final Straw That Caused Them To End A Friendship
"They would just immediately launch into their problems. It's all we ever talked about and it was toxic so I ended it."
People Around The World Are Sharing Their Uncommon Advice For How They Improved Their Sleep, And I Plan On Using Every Single One
"I was on medication for a while to help with my sleep, and it never worked nearly as well as this did!"
People On TikTok Are Saying Drinking Coffee On An Empty Stomach Causes All Sorts Of Health Issues, So We Spoke To An Expert To Get The Truth
People on TikTok have claimed that drinking coffee on an empty stomach is causing painful periods, acne, hair loss, and exhaustion. So we spoke to a doctor who rebuffed many of these claims.
"It's Subtle But Basically Everywhere": People Are Sharing Common Examples Of "Toxic Femininity" In Everyday Life
"I had a C-section with one child and a natural birth with the other. I breastfed one and bottle-fed the other. If I asked someone to point out the ‘natural’ born, breastfed child, they would have to make a guess because there is nothing to differentiate them."
People Over The Age Of 35 Are Sharing What They've Enjoyed About Getting Older
"Getting my gardening on without feeling like an old lady."
After Being Turned Away From A Club Because Of Their Size, These Women Are Calling For A Change In Nightclub Policies
Curve models Ella Halikas and Alexa McCoy were entering a club with about 12 other women when only they were stopped by the bouncer, who looked them up and down, closed off the rope, and denied them entry. "This type of discrimination is so damaging to people's self worth and confidence," Ella told BuzzFeed.
16 Hilarious Therapist Tweets That'll Make Any Therapist Have To Hide Their Laughter Behind Their Notepad
*prays for a gossip day and not a trauma day*
People From Older Generations Are Sharing What They Love About Younger Generations, And It's Really Cool
"I grew up with an overwhelming pressure to be just like everyone else, and I'm sure that younger people have faced the same pressure, but they stand up to it SO WELL."
"He Married The Most Beautiful Woman Of Our School": Former Classmates Of The Class Clown Are Sharing What Happened To The Funny Person On Campus
"When I looked him up, I learned that he never left town. I'm pretty sure he's a Trump supporter now. He's the opposite of everything he was in high school."
22 Hot Takes From Therapists That People Still Remember Years Later That Changed Their Outlook On Life
"Realizing that has been a huge part of processing those feelings and healing from my childhood trauma."
"Your Triggers Are Your Responsibility," And 16 Other Pieces Of Advice From Therapists That Are Hard To Hear
"You're keeping the peace around you, but what about the peace within you?"
Women In Their 30s Are Sharing Life Lessons They Wish They'd Learned Earlier, And I Didn't Expect Them To Be So Real
"Sometimes being alone is better than being in the wrong company."
Women Are Sharing Disappointing Things That Women Sometimes Do To Each Other, And It's Thought-Provoking
"This one girl kept touching my partner, telling him how he must work out a lot, and how strong he looked. I think she mostly did it to get a rise out of me."
People Over 30 Are Sharing The Things They No Longer Like To Do, And I Agree With Some Of These In My 20s
"I used to LOVE doing projects like painting, gardening, household repair, etc. But at almost 43, I have less energy, more joint issues, and less flexibility and balance. I still do projects, but with not nearly the enthusiasm and energy as before."
25 Moments People Realized They Had Privilege, And Were Shocked To Their Core
"I watched a video where a mother was teaching her Black son to never walk around in a hoodie up, and not keep their hands in their pockets. It made me realize how privileged I am in my circumstances."
"My Therapist Told Me This 10 Years Ago, But I Still Think About It All The Time": People Are Sharing The Most Impactful Lesson They've Ever Learned Through Therapy
"My therapist told me this 10 years ago, and I still think about it all the time."
"Clots During Your Period Are Not Normal": This Nurse Practitioner's TikTok Is Going Viral, But There's More To It Than You Think
"Many women have been dismissed with their symptoms of concern, even after seeing multiple providers, and I want to empower them to take back control of their healthcare."
"Drink One Cup And You'll Be Out": The Internet Is Swearing By This Hack To Fall Asleep Faster, So I Got An Expert's Opinion
"Since the day I tried it, I haven’t gone without it!"
19 Genuinely Worthwhile "Life Hacks" That've Actually Made A Major Difference In The Lives Of People Who Tried Them
"I started doing it as a kid in high school, and now, I'm retired. I still do it every day for my piece of mind."
"What An Odd Thing To Say": This 33-Year-Old Collects "Boundary Phrases," And I'm Studying Them All In Preparation For My Next Awkward Moment
"I'm a boundary coach and I collect 'boundary phrases.'"
This Woman Is Encouraging People To Stop Comparing Themselves To Others Online Through Her Viral Posed Versus Unposed Photo Series
After scrolling through her series, Bree says, "I hope [people will] let go of the unrealistic and unhealthy expectations that most of us have for ourselves that have been influenced by beauty standards in magazines, TV, social media, etc."
Therapists Who Go To Therapy Are Sharing The Best Advice They Ever Received During Their Own Sessions, And These Are Profound
"We’re so often told that we have to let it all out, or work through all of our problems to be 'healed.' Sometimes, that’s impractical for so many reasons."
68 Self-Care Ideas You Can Do Today To Make Yourself Feel Better
It's scientifically proven that doing these things will just make your day so much better.
This Example Of How To Use Pepper Spray Needs To Be Shared Because It Is Truly Helpful And Informative
If you've been carrying pepper spray around for years but don't really know how to use it in case of an emergency, this is for you.
People Are Revealing The Reasons Why They "Broke Up" With Their Therapist, And Some Are Genuinely Shocking
"In reality, I was way too shocked and polite to mention how inappropriate her response was."
"These Are Red Flags": People Are Sharing "Dead Giveaways" That Someone Isn't Actually A Good Person
"People who judge others for the minor flaws in their character. Some people have low self-esteem, some people have ADHD, and some people are trying to unlearn toxic traits that they were brought up with. Nobody is perfect."
Everything You Need To Know About Dishwashers, From Removing Pesky Hard-Water Stains To Cleaning Them Correctly And More
Today I learned that rinsing your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher is actually really terrible for your machine. Here are other facts an expert says we need to know.
People Who Decided Not To Have Kids Are Sharing All The Reasons They Don’t Regret It
"I would find no joy in raising a child, but I am finding joy by living the life I want without kids."
I Wore Sustainable Shoes Made Out Of Plant-Based Materials For A Week, And Here's What Happened
Each year, people throw away hundreds of millions of synthetic shoes that end up in landfills. So, I tried plant-based, eco-friendly shoes made with naturally recycled materials to see what I thought.