These stories illuminate what it takes, and what it means, to uproot your life in one country and begin it again in a new one.
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Here are some of the most beautiful and insightful personal essays that BuzzFeed staff and contributors wrote this year (in the order they were published).
These essential pieces of writing on the presidential election help explain how we got here in 2016, and imagine where we go now.
When the world changed overnight, the first thing these writers thought about was how they would help their children make sense of it in the morning. It wasn’t easy.
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Top sheets are, in fact, unnecessary to any human’s enjoyment of sleep, or life. They’ve gotta go.
I’m pretty sure I’m dead inside, but watching this South African runner win gold made me feel more feelings than anything else at Rio so far.
These are stories by and about mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers: the women who gave us our lives and taught us how to live them.
Believe me when I say that if Drunk You showers before bed, it will come back tenfold to Hungover You in the morning.
Your mom, aunts, and all their friends are going to have a GREAT time.
Taking care of my home doesn’t feel like drudgery. It feels like taking care of myself.
A look back at some of the brightest ideas and most beautiful writing about food, health, style and more that we published in the past year.
In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across BuzzFeed in 2015.
Seven days + four co-workers + an unknown number of drinks = best friends forever?
Want to carry your favorite book with you all day, every day? Ink is the answer.
Home is where the z’s are.
All you need is some dough and a dream.
Step 1: Be trashy. Step 2: Get trashed.
Tossing people into ponds to see if they float is such a hassle! Just consult this quick and easy checklist.