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    “Nah.” —Rosa Parks, 1955

    When Insta paid tribute to the rightful king.

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    When Twitter truly explained Groundhog Day.

    When Twitter truly explained Groundhog Day.

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    When the read went back to ancient Egypt.

    When Brian Williams was caught again "misremembering":

    When Brian Williams was caught again "misremembering":

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    Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ huge hit is really resonating with Tumblr.

    It has some incredible lyrics.

    It's the feel good jam we all needed.

    It's not ~problematic~ oh wait....

    Hahahaha JK. IT'S A GREAT SONG.

    Literally everyone and their mama loves it.


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    Les femmes et les adolescentes blanches ne sont pas les seules concernées.

    Les troubles alimentaires ne concernent pas seulement la perception du corps.

    Les troubles alimentaires ne concernent pas seulement la perception du corps.

    Une image corporelle négative est un facteur important d'apparition des troubles alimentaires, mais ce n'est pas le seul. Beaucoup de personnes qui souffrent d'anorexie ou de boulimie présentent aussi des troubles psychiatriques, comme la dépression, les troubles anxieux et les TOC, et les mécanismes de privation, de boulimie et de purge sont souvent une façon de faire face. Il ne s'agit donc pas seulement d'une tentative extrême de perte de poids ; c'est un trouble psychiatrique reconnu, que l'ont peut diagnostiquer et donc traiter.

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    Ils ne concernent pas que les adolescent(e)s.

    Ils ne concernent pas que les adolescent(e)s.

    Une étude publiée en 2012 dans le Journal international des troubles alimentaires a identifié des symptômes de troubles alimentaires chez 13 % des femmes interrogées, toutes âgées de plus de 50 ans. 66 % d'entre elles ont déclaré avoir un problème avec leur apparence générale. Les troubles alimentaires touchent tous les âges, mais comme ils sont souvent associés aux adolescentes et pré-adolescentes, ils peuvent provoquer un sentiment de honte chez des femmes plus âgées qui luttent avec ce problème – en particulier chez celles qui se définissent comme des féministes.

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    Ils ne sont pas réservés qu'aux femmes.

    Bien que des études aient établi que seulement 10 à 15 % des anorexiques et des boulimiques étaient des hommes, ce nombre est sans doute sous-évalué. Une étude récente publiée dans le British Medical Journal (BJM) suggère que l'anorexie et la boulimie se développent de plus en plus chez les hommes et qu'ils représenteraient près de 25 % des cas. Cette étude de 2011 montre que l'alimentation compulsive est aussi répandue chez les hommes que les femmes. Les hommes cherchant moins à se soigner, ils sont moins représentés dans les statistiques. L'avocat Brian Cuban, un ancien boulimique, évoque son expérience dans la vidéo ci-dessus.

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    Ils ne sont pas réservés qu'aux blanc(he)s.

    L'idée circule que les femmes de couleur ne sont pas touchées par les troubles alimentaires, parce que le lien établi entre beauté et minceur est, historiquement et culturellement, une pratique de blancs. Mais ce n'est tout simplement pas vrai. « Nous constatons que les filles afro-américaines sont en train de devenir de plus en plus susceptibles aux troubles de l'alimentation, et cela semble être un phénomène post-intégration », explique Melissa Harris-Perry dans cette vidéo. « De plus en plus de jeunes femmes noires subissent à l'école à une pression très forte quant à l'idée d'un corps idéal auquel les filles afro-américaines ont dû mal à se conformer. »

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    Tumblr can be a place to rejoice over strange and delightful internet ephemera, but it can also provide an earnest and affirming community for anyone dealing with mental health issues.

    This accurate description of depression:

    This important reminder that your feelings are valid:

    This accurate SpongeBob GIF:

    This important collective eye roll:


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    “Did you just ask for Jordans?! When I was little, I didn’t have feet!”

    When you asked your parents for the new Jordans:

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    When you got an African substitute teacher:

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    When you got caught talking to your boo on the phone:

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    When your parents turned everything into a lecture:

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    Welcome to the first episode of BuzzFeed’s new podcast Another Round. Grab a drink and come kick it with us!

    Hey y'all! We're Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. If we were cartoons, we'd totally be Patty and Selma from The Simpsons.

    Hey y'all! We're Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. If we were cartoons, we'd totally be Patty and Selma from The Simpsons.

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    But we're not cartoons! We are actual devastatingly smart, funny, and humble brown girls who are proud to present our BuzzFeed podcast, Another Round With Heben and Tracy!

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    Another Round is basically happy hour with friends you haven't met yet. Grab a drink and yell along with your preferred electronic device as we talk about everything from pop culture to squirrels to racism to sexism to male strippers to literally everything.

    Subscribe on iTunes!

    One of us has ADD and a short attention span (spoiler: that person is Tracy), so we've structured the show so that she can actually listen to it.

    One of us has ADD and a short attention span (spoiler: that person is Tracy), so we've structured the show so that she can actually listen to it.

    Each episode is chopped up into random segments with names like "What Had Happened Was," "The Clapback," and "White-Man-On-The-Street."

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    On this episode we discuss origin stories, white people telling white people jokes, and play a few rounds of drunken debates. Subscribe on iTunes!

    Drake is having a bit of a problem with this because he was under the impression that new episodes of Another Round only go up on a specific day.

    Drake is having a bit of a problem with this because he was under the impression that new episodes of Another Round only go up on a specific day.

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    But Drake is just gonna have to get over it because we were SO excited that the first episode went so well that we couldn't wait a whole week to give you the next one.

    But Drake is just gonna have to get over it because we were SO excited that the first episode went so well that we couldn't wait a whole week to give you the next one.

    Sorry, Drake. Stay strong.

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    So here's Episode 2! This time we chop it up with the insightful Jazmine Hughes of The Hairpin. Her talents include being smart, making people laugh, and somehow turning her neck around this far.

    So here's Episode 2! This time we chop it up with the insightful Jazmine Hughes of The Hairpin. Her talents include being smart, making people laugh, and somehow turning her neck around this far.

    We were definitely not really drunk when we took this picture.

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    On this week’s episode we talk about racist frats, spoken word, and chat with Issa Rae about Awkward Black Girl and her new HBO show.

    So there's good news and bad news and more good news about this week's episode. The good news: we got to chit chat with the amazing Issa Rae of Awkward Black Girl fame!

    So there's good news and bad news and more good news about this week's episode. The good news: we got to chit chat with the amazing Issa Rae of Awkward Black Girl fame!

    We talk about everything from her new show to her book to her favorite brand of lipstick. And we laugh, a lot.

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    Subscribe to Another Round on iTunes! And follow us on Twitter! And like us on Facebook!

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    But the bad news is that we were at opposite ends of the country when it happened, so we didn't have the chance for a proper cheers.

    But the bad news is that we were at opposite ends of the country when it happened, so we didn't have the chance for a proper cheers.

    Yeah. We were really sad too, Barry.

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    But the other good news is that we still had a fantastic time and a great conversation so it feels like we were in the same room! Right Issa?!

    But the other good news is that we still had a fantastic time and a great conversation so it feels like we were in the same room! Right Issa?!

    Right!

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    All clapbacks are bloops but not all bloops are clapbacks. I say it’s time bloops get their moment to shine.

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    Happy Bloop History Month, everyone! What is Bloop History Month, you ask, beautiful reader? Well, it's a celebration of bloops - those onomatopoetic moments when you witness or read a response so sharp, all you can utter is "bloop". Much like it's rhetorical counterpart, the clapback, the bloop often takes the form of a viciously accute comeback. But it is not necessarily always the case. In fact, a bloop can arise simply from a really well articulated observation or a casual aside in conversation. Basically, all clapbacks are bloops but not all bloops are clapbacks. Got it?

    Isn't Bloop History Month just a random holiday you made up, you ask? To which I can only respond, yes, my beloved reader, you are correct. But aren't they all???

    I say it's time we celebrate the figures, large and small, who have bequeathed great bloops upon our nation. A bloop can come from the pontification of historical figures like W.E.B Dubois or the internet ephemera of some rando on Tumblr and I say it's time we remember, not all heroes wear capes.

    Now follow me as we frolic through some historic and contemporary examples throughout bloop history:

    This incredible, historical bloop from Frederick Douglass in response to people's complaints about his criticism of religion (1817):

    This incredible, historical bloop from Frederick Douglass in response to people's complaints about his criticism of religion (1817):

    "What I have said respecting and against religion, I mean strictly to apply to the slaveholding religion of this land, and with no possible reference to Christianity proper; for, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference—so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked. To be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity."

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    That time W.E.B. DuBois did the Heisman on 'em (1895):

    That time W.E.B. DuBois did the Heisman on 'em (1895):

    "The honor, I assure you, was Harvard's." –W.E.B. Du Bois, upon being congratulated for being the first African American to earn a PhD from Harvard.

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    On this week’s episode: Tracy talks about #WhatHadHappened at her first Klan rally and we chat with Gene Demby, lead blogger at NPR’s Code Switch team, about the whiteness of the “public radio voice.” Subscribe on iTunes!

    It's Tuesdaaaay! That means another episode of Another Round! Tell your friends!

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    In this episode we kick it with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch and the super sharp blog PostBourgie.

    In this episode we kick it with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch and the super sharp blog PostBourgie.

    Gene is a Philly native who loves running, ice cream, and tweeting about how 83% of society's ills can be linked to housing discrimination. Watch him in action here!

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    If it sounds like we're friends in real life, it's because we are! This is basically us:

    If it sounds like we're friends in real life, it's because we are! This is basically us:

    Except we're black and not animated and at least two of us are not ducks.

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    The conversation was kicked off by Chenjerai Kumanyika’s piece "Challenging The Whiteness Of Public Radio."

    The conversation was kicked off by Chenjerai Kumanyika’s piece "Challenging The Whiteness Of Public Radio."

    With Gene working in public radio and the two of us venturing into the podcast world, we had a lot to say about finding our voices and navigating seemingly white spaces.

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    The Jane the Virgin star will make you swoon in multiple languages.

    Move over, George Clooney, there's a new salt-and-peppered zaddy in town!

    Move over, George Clooney, there's a new salt-and-peppered zaddy in town!

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    Mexican actor Jaime Camil has had a large role in many a telonovela, like Qué Pobres Tan Ricos and Por Ella Soy Eva, but recently had his big breakout hit in the U.S. with Jane the Virgin.

    Mexican actor Jaime Camil has had a large role in many a telonovela, like Qué Pobres Tan Ricos and Por Ella Soy Eva, but recently had his big breakout hit in the U.S. with Jane the Virgin.

    He was also People en Español's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2007 because, duh.

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    If you're watching Jane the Virgin, Camil fittingly plays the ridiculously charming and dramatic fictional telenovela star Rogelio de la Vega.

    If you're not watching Jane the Virgin, what's going on with you, friend? Do you not enjoy exquisitely crafted stories with a lot of heart and an incredibly beautiful cast? Do you not enjoy joy??

    If you're not watching Jane the Virgin, what's going on with you, friend? Do you not enjoy exquisitely crafted stories with a lot of heart and an incredibly beautiful cast? Do you not enjoy joy??

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    On this week’s episode: East African feminism, the joy of frolicking through Tumblr, and another sloppy round of drunken debates. Subscribe on iTunes!

    Hey! Guess what day it is!

    Hey! Guess what day it is!

    No, Geico camel, it is not hump day. Everyday can't be hump day, we've talked about this.

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    It's Tuesday! That means it's time for another episode of Another Round!

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    Look how excited Kevin Hart and Trey Songz are. They can't even contain it.

    Look how excited Kevin Hart and Trey Songz are. They can't even contain it.

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    And how could you not be excited when you hear that this week's guest is the incomparable and insightful Hannah Giorgis?

    If you like feeling smart and being enlightened and laughing and generally enjoying life, follow Hannah on Tumblr and on Twitter!

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    On this weeks episode: Hillary’s presidential announcement, questions for white people, and we chop it up with Twitter’s resident Shakespearean fool @desusnice. Subscribe on iTunes!

    Welcome to the episode that almost didn't make it to iTunes! This week, we attempt to have an insightful intelligent discussion with the internet's own Desus Nice, but the bourbon had a different idea.

    Welcome to the episode that almost didn't make it to iTunes! This week, we attempt to have an insightful intelligent discussion with the internet's own Desus Nice, but the bourbon had a different idea.

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    Update: PLEASE DON'T LEAVE US!

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    It's actually HIS fault that we got as drunk as we did; Desus drank beer instead of bourbon, which means that we had to drink all the bourbon ourselves.

    It's actually HIS fault that we got as drunk as we did; Desus drank beer instead of bourbon, which means that we had to drink all the bourbon ourselves.

    The falling panda is us. All the other ones with a general understanding of how gravity works are Desus.

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    On this week’s episode: self-care in the wake of never-ending police violence, dealing with hair microaggressions and more of Tracy’s corny jokes. Subscribe on iTunes!

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    This episode, we talk about the importance of self-care, especially for black people, in an era of what seems like a constant barrage of news stories about black deaths.

    This episode, we talk about the importance of self-care, especially for black people, in an era of what seems like a constant barrage of news stories about black deaths.

    Tracy, for example, got her nails done for the first time since prom as part of her pampering plan. They were cute then but they look like this now.

    Note: this episode was recorded before the most recent events in Baltimore, which is why it wasn't mentioned or referenced by name.

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    We also answer some listener mail, giving advice on how to deal with the hazards of being the proud owner of a head full of natural hair, many of which can be seen this video we did with BuzzFeedVideo!

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  • 04/29/15--14:41: How To Take A Compliment
  • As with most things in life, ask yourself: “What would Oprah do?”

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    As professional women of color, my girlfriends and I are constantly dishing about work over booze and greasy food. In my mind, it's the cheaper, browner, better version of Sex and the City (aka Girlfriends, duh). I cherish these moments because it's such a luxury to have this space for communion. We laugh about absurd microaggressions in the workplace, compare wounds and horror stories, and share survival strategies for navigating spaces that weren't meant for us. Inevitably, the problem of impostor syndrome and compliments comes up.

    Even in the most affirming spaces, compliments give us trouble. We don't quite devolve into the absurdist tennis match of flattery that Inside Amy Schumer depicted, but we're definitely not that good at accepting praise. Compliments are sticky and intimate in a way that's revealing. Compliments force you to engage with the uncomfortable idea of how others see you — and even more uncomfortable — how you see yourself. So even though compliments are part of the minutiae of work and personal relationships, their power and weight should not be underestimated.

    After all, "humility" and "gratefulness" can be coded for marginalized peoples — symptomatic of a larger erasure. When you enter a space in which you have historically not existed (like many of my friends' schools and workplaces), you are supposed to be humble and grateful just to be there. Which, you are. But you are also often angry and hurt and have questions, the kind of criticism that gets undermined when you deny or downplay your value out of politeness.

    It has been a journey, but I have reached a point where I am not stumbling over my existence whenever someone compliments me. As with most things in life, I ask myself, "What would Oprah do?" There are a million Oprah interviews I like to share with my girlfriends, but there's one in particular that I like to share with them when we are talking about being better at taking compliments. In the corpus of glorious interviews Oprah has bequeathed the world, it might seem underwhelming. But there's a brief, subtle, and informative moment in there that was, for me, life-changing. It comes at the very end of an hourlong Hollywood Reporter roundtable featuring some of the biggest actresses of the 2013 Oscar movie season. (Because that year included the release of 12 Years A Slave, Fruitvale Station, and The Butler, this roundtable included an unprecedented *THREE* women of color: Lupita N'yongo, Octavia Spencer, and Oprah Winfrey. That's right, The Hollywood Reporter actually passed the Racial Bechdel Test!)

    At the 50:15 mark, Julia Roberts praises Oprah and her impact on American culture, as one does in Oprah's presence. Do you know what Oprah does when she hears the billionth compliment of her life? She smiles, looks her complimenter in the eye, and waits patiently for her to get out the compliment. Then she says, "Thank you, that was my goal." Simple, direct, kind, and intentional, Oprah's line proudly confirms Bullock's assessment, while — yes — humbly hinting that it was no accident. She worked for it.

    I shared Oprah's strategy with my girlfriends because, to paraphrase Lilo from Lilo & Stitch, "squad means family, and family means no one get's left behind." And because every girl squad has its own lines and mantras that get passed around, I asked my colleagues and writers I admire about their relationship to compliments.

    Here's what they had to say:


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    It’s like a bunch of advertising execs had a meeting and said, “What if you could fuck everything?”

    A candy coated piece of chocolate.

    A candy coated piece of chocolate.

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    Bread with cheese and tomato sauce on it:

    A cleaning device made of blended, artificial fibers.


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    On this week’s episode: The beginning of a never ending list of ways men gotta do better, the art of the clapback, and the wisdom of the inimitable Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah.

    It's Podcast Tuesday again! Drake has been waiting for this day all week, haven't you Drake?!

    It's Podcast Tuesday again! Drake has been waiting for this day all week, haven't you Drake?!

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    This week we sit at the feet of the woman we're writing in for President of the United States in 2016, your favorite writer's favorite writer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah.

    This episode is another we taped in the weeks before our launch but the words she preached are timeless so it's okay!

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    She schools us on black art, picking the perfect title for a piece, and fighting to protect the sanctity of your voice.

    She schools us on black art, picking the perfect title for a piece, and fighting to protect the sanctity of your voice.

    Heben and Tracy provide a chorus of "mmmm" and "speak on it!"

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    If you're unfamiliar with her work, her piece The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison is a great place to start.

    If you're unfamiliar with her work, her piece The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison is a great place to start.

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    Our love is real, dammit!

    You can totally see yourself coming home with him.

    You have t-shirts commemorating your relationship.

    You may or may not have had a Drake-themed party.

    Drake has started to affect your work.


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    On this week’s episode: the emotional labor no one ever lists on job requirements, a listener question about unrequited love, and a chat with the coding wunderkind Kaya Thomas.

    Happy Podcast Tuesday! Kanye and company are just as hype as we are for this week's episode.

    Happy Podcast Tuesday! Kanye and company are just as hype as we are for this week's episode.

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    We got to interview Kaya Thomas, the 19-year-old coder who will probably be all of our bosses very soon.

    We got to interview Kaya Thomas, the 19-year-old coder who will probably be all of our bosses very soon.

    Kaya is the creator of We Read Too, an app intended to serve as a resource for anyone seeking children's books by and about people of color.

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    On this week’s episode: 90s black sitcoms transformed into musicals, translating tramp stamps, and an interview with Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood.

    Happy Podcast Tuesday, y'all!

    Happy Podcast Tuesday, y'all!

    *turns up with some cheeseburgers*

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