The best things I edited in 2017

December 30, 2017

In December 2016, I had one direct report at BuzzFeed — same as I had had since September 2015. This December, I have five. They are all wonderful — so talented, bright, curious, kind, and funny — and bringing them on/editing their work has been one of the best things about my year. I also edited a handful of freelancers this year, which was new/cool/fun.

Here are some of my favorite things that I got to help bring into the world in 2017:

Features

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Lives by Kate Moore

Here’s What My Parents’ 1974 Wedding Would Cost In 2017 Dollars by Meg Keene

Why The World Went Wild for Pumpkin Spice by Virginia Chamlee

I Style Dead People by Virginia Chamlee

Here’s What Three Astrologers Think The Eclipse Means For Horoscopes by Terri Pous

A Friendly Guide To Exactly How A Dead Body Decomposes by Kayla Suazo

The World Is Ending, Just As It’s Always Been by Terri Pous

Essays

I’m Terrible, Thanks For Asking by Nora McInerny Purmort

Introducing My Parents To My Boyfriend Meant Introducing Them To Me by Tom Vellner

My Makeup Routine Is My Morning Meditation by Gyan Yankovich

The Small-Town America I Love Is The One I See At Football Games by Delia Cai

Yes, I Call My Mom Every Day by Terri Pous

Why Is Getting Ready For Bed SO EXHAUSTING? by Kayla Suazo

Shopping/products

9 Books That Actually Helped Me Win On “Jeopardy!” by Terri Pous

If You Drink Any Kind Of Liquid At Your Desk, You Should Buy This Tumbler by Tom Vellner

I Tried The Underwear That’s All Over Instagram To See If It’s Actually Legit by Tom Vellner

This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems by Kayla Suazo

Classic Buzz

Tag Yourself As An Ugly Renaissance Baby And We’ll Reveal What Type Of Drunk You Are by Anjali Patel

If You Get 9/9 On This Quiz, You Should Travel Back In Time And Be A Doctor by Terri Pous

21 Tweets For Women That Are So Real It Hurts A Little by Gyan Yankovich

A Definitive Ranking Of The Planets By How Fucking Dramatic They Are by Anjali Patel

19 Things That Will Make Every Kind-Of Adult Say, “Oh Shit, That’s Me” by Kayla Suazo

Hey Millennials, If You Score 5/8 On This Quiz You Deserve To Own A House by Anjali Patel

26 Stories That Prove Dads Must Be Protected At All Costs by Anjali Patel

21 Pure Tumblr Posts About How Beautiful Women Are by Anjali Patel

12 Women Share The Practical Money Advice They Wish They Knew Sooner by Gyan Yankovich

Rompers For Dudes Are Here And TBH I Don’t Hate Them by Tom Vellner

17 Things That Will Make Anyone With Big Boobs Say “That’s Too Real” by Gyan Yankovich

21 Things That’ll Make Any Catholic School Student Laugh And Then Genuflect by Tom Vellner

15 Things People Actually Used To Believe About Women’s Bodies That Will Make You LOL-sob by Kayla Suazo

22 Extremely Important Questions I Need Americans To Answer by Gyan Yankovich

Earlier: The best things I wrote in 2017.

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