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This Easy Daily Practice is Scientifically Proven to Improve Your Health and Happiness

Most of the world’s greatest religions and philosophies teach the value of gratitude. “Always find something to be thankful for, even in the hard times,” the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. The Buddha once said, “A person of integrity is grateful & thankful,” and taught that gratitude should be practiced in all situations, even...

10+ Striking Photos That Every Climate Change Denier Should See

Warnings and statistics surrounding climate change are everywhere. Species extinction, habitat destruction, rising sea levels, drought and natural disasters present tangible evidence of mankind’s assault on the planet. Below are a few recent photographs from all around the world that powerfully illustrate the devastating consequences of climate change. Hong Kong There is a fake skyline for tourists...

Tribe’s Kids Can Literally Swim Underwater Like Mermaids & See Like Dolphins

Every kid (and let’s be real, probably every adult) dreams of being able to swim like a mermaid, or see through the ocean like a dolphin. Over the years, we’ve invented equipment to help us get closer to these dreams, but in South East Asia, there are some incredible children who have actually managed to...

Scientists Explain Why We Should Ditch Kindles and Get Back to Paper Books

There are plenty of great reasons to prefer reading an eBook over a paper book; but there’s also something very satisfying about cracking the cover on a paper book and smelling the irresistible combination of woody paper and printed ink. Making your way through the pages of a printed book is a lot more rewarding...

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10 Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

There is a fair number of circulating misconceptions out there about proper nutrition; some based on misinformation, and others on outdated research. Here are the ten biggest common food myths – and how they have...

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Brain Pathways That Cause Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a devastating disease that doesn’t just affect the problem drinker. It has a ripple effect that tears apart families and devastates communities. According to The Washington Post, the rate of alcoholism among U.S....

The Universe’s First Space Hotel is Set to Open in 2025

The world that Stanley Kubrick envisioned in “2001: A Space Odyssey” looks like it was only about 24 years ahead of schedule. That’s if The Von Braun Space Station opens as planned in 2025. The...

Heightism: the Prejudice Affecting Men That No One is Talking About

Over the past few years, there has been a growing movement to promote body positivity among women. As a result, women that buck traditional beauty standards have been gracing magazine covers, retail outlets have been...

Oregon Figured Out a Way to Make Recycling Easy, Lucrative and Efficient

Nowadays, recycling is more important than ever. According to Greenpeace, at least 10 percent of the 260 million tons of plastic produced each year ends up in the ocean. Trash is slowly but surely destroying...

Why Fat-Shaming Only Perpetuates Obesity, According to Science

Comedian Bill Maher ruffled a lot of feathers last September when he suggested Americans can help lower healthcare costs by collectively losing weight. “At next Thursday’s debate, one of the candidates has to say, ‘The...

Teens are Challenging Government Inaction Against Climate Change By Pledging Not to Have Kids

The passion people feel about climate change has a lot to do with their age. Let’s face it, someone in their 80s probably won’t have to deal with the global effects of Arctic ice melt....

45-Year Long Study Delivers the Secret to Raise a Child Genius

Every parent sees a genius in their child. The key is recognizing a truly gifted child’s potential and helping to foster them on a path of lifelong learning. According to a 45-year study of more...

Why Do So Many Americans Claim to Have Cherokee Blood?

Throughout my entire life, I was told that I had Cherokee blood. My dad claimed to be 1/16th and my mother always said she was 1/8th. Although, I never heard a convincing story about any...

These Tourist Attractions Promoting Animal Cruelty Should be Banned Already

550,000 wild animals currently suffer at hands of wildlife tourism. Last week in Cambodia, the death of a working elephant caused a global uproar and prompted thousands to sign a petition calling to ban the use...

This Man Was Almost a School Shooter. Here’s What Stopped Him.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 14, a 19-year-old man stepped out of an Uber outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At precisely 2:21pm, he opened fire inside a school building with...

Why Do Some People Remember Their Dreams and Others Do Not?

In 1964, Paul McCartney woke up with a melody in his head that came to him in a dream. He sat down at his piano and played the tune to avoid forgetting it. He then...

These Hypnotic Animations Are the Closest Thing to a Psychedelic Experience

With his work, university professor and artist Ben Ridgway invites viewers to make personal connections to the audio and visual without relying on narrative or spoken language. His animations are hypnotic explorations of nature and...

Finally, an Eco-Village That is More Than “Theory”

As Earth’s population continues to swell, it becomes increasingly clear that the dominant model for resource management and distribution is not designed to cope. A global crisis rages around a shortage of healthy food, clean...

Courageous Woman and Her Rapist Campaign Together to End Sexual Violence

Thordis Elva never expected to write a book, let alone speak on the same TED Talk stage, with Tom Stranger—the man who raped her in 1996. They now travel the world, telling their shared story...

This New Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech and Text

A new piece of wearable technology could finally bring sign language to the digital era. Saudi designer and media artist Hadeel Ayoub‘s SignLanguageGlove is outfitted with five flex sensors and two accelerometers that interpret what...

All Blue-Eyed People Might Be Related To One 10,000 Year-Old Ancestor

“Behind Blue Eyes,” “It’s Blue Eyes Blue,” “Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue”; baby blues have long been a popular reference in pop music, but they’re actually a genetic mutation. A team at the University...

Street Artist Spreads Powerful Message About the State of the World

Spanish artist Pejac creates art in various forms and contexts, all with a simple, yet perspective-shifting quality that makes it distinctly his own. His street interventions often involve simple silhouettes, placed in a way that...

These Custom Wheelchairs are a Dream Come True for Disabled Children

What child wouldn’t want a magical moveable costume designed by some of America’s most talented set and costume designers? Thanks to Magic Wheelchair, several wheelchair-bound children will have that chance this Halloween. Ryan and Lana...

60,000 Year-Old Indigenous Healing Techniques Make Their Way Into Hospitals

For thousands of years, people around the world have used traditional healing methods to heal the sick and wounded. Before the advent of modern medicine, indigenous healers used natural therapies, and plant and animal-based remedies....