These Are The Under-$20 Kitchen Items We Swear By

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Between the two of us, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen — testing everything from recipes, to products, to Pinterest hacks.

Between the two of us, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen — testing everything from recipes, to products, to Pinterest hacks.

Moment of silence for this two-ingredient Sprite Cake that was (spoiler alert) terrible. May it rest in peace. 🙏

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14 Things About Puberty We All Had To Figure Out The Hard Way

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Teenagers were truly made to suffer.

Suddenly having breasts isn't all that fun.

When you're not used to having breasts yet, you'll find that you bump them into stuff all the time.

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Not every part of your body will grow at the same rate, and for a while, you're bound to feel a little weird looking.

Not every part of your body will grow at the same rate, and for a while, you"re bound to feel a little weird looking.

But everything fits together eventually.

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This seems especially true for the nose and ears.

This seems especially true for the nose and ears.

Perfect for inspiring totally awesome nicknames at school.

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For a while, it seems like the main function of your skin is just to produce as much oil as possible.

Don't worry! It sucks now, but it really is temporary.

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12 Amazing Cookies That Are Better Than A Boyfriend

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For all the cookie monsters out there!

Ooey Gooey Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Ooey Gooey Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Recipe here.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

Recipe here.

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Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Recipe here.

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Twix Cookies

Twix Cookies

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21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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A survivor looks at the collapsed buildings of the town of Pescara del Tronto, Italy, after a magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy. At least 267 people have died and more than 400 were injured in the earthquake.

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A man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice, Italy.

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A man leans on rubble following the earthquake in Amatrice.

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An activist wears a mask outside the French embassy during, the "wear what you want beach party" in London. The protest is against the French authorities clampdown on Muslim women wearing burkinis on the beach.

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Limar Mekansi and her brother Gheis look at a picture of their brother Muhammed, who died after an agonising 10 days in the hospital following a rocket attack to their house in Damascus, Syria.

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Ahmad Abughaush, who won a taekwondo gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, kisses his mother on his arrival to the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Abughaush has become Jordan's first Olympic champion and has returned home to a royal welcome.

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Members of the Italian polo team jump into water with their coach Alessandro Campagna as they celebrate their Olympic victory during men's bronze medal water polo match against Montenegro.

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An athlete takes a photo of their medal as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A girl dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna performs during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, marking the birth of Lord Krishna.

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Turkish army tanks and armored personnel carriers move toward the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Wednesday said that Syrian opposition forces aided by Ankara have taken back the border town of Jarablus from the Islamic State group.

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Grave holes are prepared as family members and friends attend the funeral of victims of a suicide bombing at a wedding celebration in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.

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Relatives of Irfan Ahmed, who according to local media died after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by security forces, mourn his death in Srinagar as the city remains under curfew following weeks of violence in Kashmir.

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Ukrainian servicemen stand in a line during a rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in central Kiev, Ukraine.

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A fire artist performs during the Minsk International Fire Fest in Ratomka, near Minsk, Belarus.

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An activist with her hand painted black to symbolize the contamination of oil, takes part in a protest performance demanding measures to prevent oil spills, outside the national oil company in Lima, Peru. The state oil company Petroperu confirmed Monday that there was another oil spill, the fifth so far this year, in the old and extensive pipeline that transports the oil from the Amazon to the Pacific coast.

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A tiger named Laziz is removed by an international animal welfare nonprofit from the Gaza Strip zoo due to unsanitary living conditions.

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This photo provided by the U.S. National Park Service shows people on the National Mall in Washington creating a giant, living version of the National Park Service emblem. The gathering marks the National Parks's 100th anniversary.

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People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event over a distance of 1,500 metres in Zurich, Switzerland.

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A dinghy overcrowded by African migrants is seen drifting off the Libyan coast in Mediterranean Sea.

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An American flag is seen waving above severe flood waters in Sorrento, Louisiana.

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A young migrant girl named Sira, age 9 from Nigeria, smiles aboard the RIB boat of the Proactiva Open Arms NGO, after being rescued during an operation in the Mediterranean sea, about 17 miles north of Sabratah, Libya.

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I Tried To Conquer My Fear Of Fancy Stores

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They can smell my fear.

Stores can be intimidating. Especially fancy stores.

Stores can be intimidating. Especially fancy stores.

I find all stores a little bit scary. Any time a sales associate approaches with a smile and asks, “Can I help you find anything?” a voice inside my head screams, “RUN AWAY!” So when I’m in a fancy store full of expensive stuff, I’m worried a demon in a top hat will rise out of the floor, point a boney finger at me, and bellow, “You do not belong here.” And everyone will stare at me and say, “Yeah, duh, get that peasant out of here.” Because I am just a regular person who once really thought Hermès was pronounced "her-mies."

I’m not typically throwing a bunch of money around on expensive clothes, but on the rare occasion I have a reason to go into a fancy store, (a gown for a black tie wedding, being dragged in by a friend) I’m consumed by the feeling that I shouldn’t be there, like I’m breaking a social law. And I’d rather not feel that way. There are stores I walk past and think, “Maybe one day, if I’m ever rich, I’ll shop there.” I decided to force myself to go in now.

And, for the record, I have worked in retail and am a respectful and low maintenance shopper. I'm not waltzing into designer boutiques messing up the T-shirt pile — I'm creeping around, not touching anything like a terrified gerbil.

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• I would force myself to go into as many upscale/snobby stores as possible.
• I would try things on.
• I would try not to FREAK OUT.
• If I found something I really liked and could afford, I would buy it.

First stop: Club Monaco.

First stop: Club Monaco.

Club Monaco ranks pretty low on the snob-o-meter. That's why I went there first — to ease into things. You have to crawl before you can fly, or whatever. It turns out, this store is not that scary. I felt comfortable enough to try on a hat right there in the middle of the store. OK, "comfortable" is an exaggeration based on the fear you can see in my eyes. Are you even supposed to try on the hats? I don't have lice, to my knowledge, but what if I did?

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Get The Best Of BuzzFeed Each Day With Our Daily Newsletter

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20 Adorable Salt And Pepper Shakers That'll Spice Up Your Kitchen

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It’s love at first spice.

These two peas in a pod shakers:

These two peas in a pod shakers:

Get them here.

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These bread and egg shakers:

These bread and egg shakers:

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These elephants shakers:

These elephants shakers:

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These eggs shakers:

These eggs shakers:

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Get The Best Of BuzzFeed Each Day With Our Daily Newsletter

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16 Things You Never Knew About The MTV VMAs

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The VMAs nomination process is shrouded in secrecy.

This year's VMAs mark the 33rd time MTV has presented the awards show honoring the best music videos of the year.

This year"s VMAs mark the 33rd time MTV has presented the awards show honoring the best music videos of the year.

The first VMAs was in 1984, when MTV was just three years old. This year's eligible videos were those released between early July 2015 and July 2016.

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In the 33 years of the awards, the ceremony has only taken place outside of the New York or Los Angeles areas three times. Miami hosted In 2004 and 2005, and Las Vegas hosted in 2007.

In the 33 years of the awards, the ceremony has only taken place outside of the New York or Los Angeles areas three times. Miami hosted In 2004 and 2005, and Las Vegas hosted in 2007.

Britney Spears last performed in 2007 at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort, also the site of MTV's infamous The Real World: Las Vegas season. Sunday's show will be held in New York's Madison Square Garden.

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The most awarded video in VMAs history is Peter Gabriel's 1987 Claymation masterpiece "Sledgehammer," which took home 9 VMAs in a single night.

The most awarded video in VMAs history is Peter Gabriel"s 1987 Claymation masterpiece "Sledgehammer," which took home 9 VMAs in a single night.

Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" won 7 in 2010, making it the second most awarded video.

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Though she hasn't won an award in 17 years, Madonna is the most awarded artist in VMAs history. Between 1986 and 1999, Madonna won 20 Moonmen.

Though she hasn"t won an award in 17 years, Madonna is the most awarded artist in VMAs history. Between 1986 and 1999, Madonna won 20 Moonmen.

Madonna also stole the show at the first ever VMAs in 1984 when she performed "Like a Virgin" while wearing a wedding dress.

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