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Hundreds trapped as ferry burns in heavy seas off Greece

The vessel Norman Atlantic is seen in this photoBy Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Hundreds of passengers were trapped on a burning car ferry off Greece on Sunday, pleading to be rescued by a flotilla of nearby ships that battled storm conditions in open water to try to reach them. The Greek coastguard said 150 people had been saved from the Italian-registered Norman Atlantic, which was carrying almost 500 passengers and crew when it sent a distress signal after fire broke out on its lower deck. ...


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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He Was Present At The Birth Of Punk, And He Took Notes
You could make a convincing case that without Danny Fields, punk rock wouldn’t have happened.

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last updated: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT

ECB's Weidmann says German 2015 growth may be better than expected
BERLIN (Reuters) - Growth in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, could be better than expected next year and the situation in Europe is not as bad as many people think, the president of Germany's Bundesbank told a newspaper on Sunday.

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last updated: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:01:04 -0500

The Perfect DIY Gift Every Starbucks Addict Will Love

Make quick and cool latte-scented soap!

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This latte has a secret. It is not a latte. It is a cleverly disguised latte-scented SOAP.

This latte has a secret. It is not a latte. It is a cleverly disguised latte-scented SOAP.

And it makes a way better present for your favorite coffee lover than a Starbucks gift card.

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The 18 Most Important Beauty Trends Of 2014

Flash tats and Insta-glam.

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Hey Parents: BuzzFeed Has A Newsletter Just For You!

By people with kids for people with kids.

Want even more reasons to smile in the new year? Give the BuzzFeed Parents newsletter a try!

Want even more reasons to smile in the new year? Give the BuzzFeed Parents newsletter a try!

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Who it's for: Parents or parents-to-be looking for recipes, crafts, and parenting hacks — or even just a laugh about what it's like to raise another human.

What you'll get: Brilliant tips that will make every day easier, from the earliest days of pregnancy to the very end of the school year. DIY projects and recipes your kids will love. Special ways to spend time together. Inspired activities to keep them busy. Real talk about what being a parent is really like, hilarious proof that it's OK not to have all the answers, and much more!

When you'll get it: Tuesday and Saturday.

Enter your email address to sign up now!

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Are You As Well Read As Stephen King?

In On Writing by Stephen King, he lists 96 recommended reads. Then in the 10th Anniversary Edition, he lists 82 more. So, how many have you read?

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Can You Soda It?

Pickle juice soda anyone? We took the popular Soda Stream soda maker and used it to carbonate some very unusual beverages. It was a huge mistake.

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Find Your Next Great Book With The BuzzFeed Books Newsletter!

Want reading recommendations every week? We’ll send them straight to your inbox!

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Adding amazing books to your reading list can be as simple as signing up for the BuzzFeed Books newsletter. We'll send you a review of a new book you might love every Wednesday, plus much more twice a week: delightfully nerdy book jokes, super-fun quizzes, fascinating essays, tons of Harry Potter and YA buzz, and of course, even more book recommendations.

Enter your email address to sign up now!

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Struggles All Unemployed Grads Know

Welcome to the real world.

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Your Body During Sex

dot it again and again and again and again…

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54 Holiday Greetings Around The World

How many of these languages can you understand?

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22 Hilarious Stories That Prove Dogs Are Too Adorably Stupid For Their Own Good

These mischievous pups are guaranteed to make you laugh.

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One morning my crazy basset hound got out of the house, ran across the street, and peed on a little girl's backpack while she was waiting for the bus.

My dad tied my dog to the garbage can one day because she was getting into too much trouble. Well, she wanted to be near him, so she started walking away. The can was empty — not full like my dad thought — and it tipped over and scared the SHIT out of my dog.

In her frightened state, she proceeded to run down the driveway and into the street while dragging this empty trash can behind her. My dad went chasing after her, but she couldn't hear him calling over the sounds of the trash can banging around. He eventually caught her, but not before she dragged that thing into our neighbors' cars...


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This Teen Figured Out How To Deter Her Family From Asking Whether She Has A Boyfriend

“If you refrain from asking me these questions … we will have a happy and loving holiday season.”

Simon got the idea while talking to her mom about how much she hates "answering the same five questions over and over during the holidays," she told the Huffington Post, when her mom hinted at making a printout for her relatives. "She was beyond shocked when I actually followed through with her idea."

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If you refrain from asking me these questions that I have nicely provided you the answers to, we will have a happy and loving holiday season! Thank you!

College: I have not decided where I want to go to college. Ideally, I'd be at UConn. But unfortunately, I have to get in first. The average GPA is just a little bit above mine. If I do not get it, I may go to RCC and transfer.

Boyfriends: No, I do not have a boyfriend right now, regardless of what my mom and may have told you.

Age: I turned 17 in October.. yes, I know time flies. I have gotten taller, that happens when you grow up.

Relatives: You might be my third cousin, but no- I do not remember you.


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20 Times You Were Gabe From "Little Manhattan"

AKA Josh Hutcherson’s best performance. He remains talented to this day, but it’s quite possible he peaked at age 11.

When you looked hot as hell in the morning.

When you looked hot as hell in the morning.

#fierce #beyoncé

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No really, work it girl.

No really, work it girl.

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When you thought you'd try that weird thing at the gym.

When you thought you'd try that weird thing at the gym.

All was going well until you caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror.

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When you farted but somehow no one noticed.

When you farted but somehow no one noticed.

Mission accomplished.

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35 Movies That Are Turning 10 Years Old In 2015

Prepare to feel OLD!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Fun fact: The film was the highest-grossing movie of that year.

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Fun fact: George Lucas was originally going to included a scene with a young Han Solo, who was supposed to live on the Wookie planet of Kashyyyk and was being raised by Chewbacca.

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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Fun fact: Keira Knightley wore a wig in the final scenes of the film because she had cut her hair into a pixie cut for her next role.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Fun fact: Just in case you forgot, the movie got an amazing shout-out on SNL's Digital Short "Lazy Sunday." (Which is also turning 10 years old!)

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17 Of The Most Feminist Songs Of 2014

It was a good year for girl power.

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, "Flawless (Remix)"

Beyoncé's feminist call to arms is even fiercer with a feature from Nicki Minaj. The two women take turns explaining all the ways they stay flawless in the face of constant gossip and hate. You can say what you want, Nicki and Bey know they’re the shit and they want everyone feel the same.

Girl-power lyric: "And you can say what you want / I'm the shit (what you want I'm the shit) / I'm the shit, I'm the shit, I'm the shit / I want everyone to feel like this."

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19 Times People Got Body-Shamed In 2014

Fat-shaming, skinny-shaming, food-shaming, butt-shaming, clothing-shaming… You name it, 2014 had it all.

Old Navy charged more for women's plus-size clothes.

Old Navy charged more for women's plus-size clothes.

Women's Rockstar Super Skinny Rockstar Jeans, size 6: $34.50
Women's Rockstar Super Skinny Rockstar Jeans, size 26: $44.94
Men's Premium Skinny Jeans, any old size: $39.94

When an Old Navy customer noticed that women's plus-size clothes are priced higher than non-plus sizes, while men's clothes' prices never change within a style, irrespective of size, she started a Change.org petition that eventually got 95,000 signatures. The petition demanded that the store end its discriminatory pricing, which Old Navy's parent company, The Gap, defended, saying that the higher prices for women's plus-size items are the result of using "unique fabrics and design elements." Worth noting here is that other clothing brands like Aeropostale and American Eagle don't charge differently for plus sizes and non-plus.

The Gap hasn't changed the way plus-size clothes are priced, but it's said it will hold quarterly focus groups "to further enhance our plus size collections."

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19 Reasons Hugh Grant Would Make The Perfect Husband

The dancing scene from Love Actually should be enough to seal the deal.

He understands when you want to be alone.

He understands when you want to be alone.

Need some space? Not a problem.

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He's honest...to a fault.

He's honest...to a fault.

What ya see is what ya get.

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His booty.

His booty.

Speaks for itself.

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If you run into his arms, he'll actually catch you.

If you run into his arms, he'll actually catch you.

It'll be a magical moment, indeed.

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We Asked 25 People If They'd Go On A One-Way Trip To Mars

I asked people in Times Square if they want to go to the red planet, even if it means they’ll die there. This is what they said.

Earlier this month, NASA announced plans to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s.

Earlier this month, NASA announced plans to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s.

But here's the catch: You might never return. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin said that the first pioneers to land on Mars should not come back to Earth, meaning you'd die there. Would you go?

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20 Reasons "10 Things I Hate About You" Is A Cinematic Masterpiece

15 years later and it is still so damn relatable.

Kat understands the hardships of being a woman.

Kat understands the hardships of being a woman.

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Baby JGL doesn't take shit from anyone.

Baby JGL doesn't take shit from anyone.

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Heath knows the truth.

Heath knows the truth.

We were all guilty of thinking of him naked during this movie.

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When this quote was too real.

When this quote was too real.

I feel you, Kat.

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