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Native Americans Used to Recognize Not Two, Not Three… But Five Genders

When European settlers first began to colonize North America, they called it the New World. Over time, America came to be called many things: land of the free, or land of opportunity. But in the retelling of that history it’s easy to forget the people who lived here long before the ships of explorers and...

1/3 of Food is Wasted Worldwide, and France Has a Solution

Take a moment to consider this staggering figure: Of all the food produced in the entire world, roughly one third is wasted or lost each year, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). That’s approximately 1.3 billion tons of food waste worldwide, and in Europe and North America, that’s an average of up...

These Psychedelic Paintings Explore a Higher Dimensional Reality

From a very young age, visionary artist Myztico knew he was different. A powerful connection to spirit is something that has been with him forever, and shines powerfully through his art. His psychedelic paintings are inspired by dreams, ancient cultures, mythologies and otherworldly dimensions. We caught up with Myztico for an insight into his spiritual...

Scientists Say Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by 65%

Life is hard. It’s stressful and seems to grow increasingly more so with every passing year – especially this year, dare I say. Managing stress is important, as too much of it can have adverse effects on your health. Meditation, exercise, and a proper night’s sleep go a long way to controlling that feeling of...

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A Haunting “Dead Whale” Has Washed Up in Manila

You probably know that plastic pollution is a big problem for the oceans; but most of us don’t see its detrimental effects and truly grasp just how dire the situation is. Single-use plastic is an...

Costa Rica’s Quality of Life is Through the Roof. How Did They Pull it Off?

In today’s political climate, it can be more tempting than ever to run away from it all, to escape life by sitting on a beach somewhere warm and distant. Asking for that beach to be...

These Patients Beat Cancer Without Western Medicine and Doctors are Stumped

It’s the disease that causes the most heartbreak, tearing away loved ones unexpectedly. With researchers still pressing on to find a cure and trying to understand this illusive condition, there have been some remarkable cases...

Can Spraying Sulfur Into the Atmosphere Help Solve Global Warming?

Scientists have come up with several intriguing and innovative plans to halt global warming. Many of these plans involve reflecting sunlight away from the planet to lower global temperatures — broadly referred to as ‘solar...

Woman Photographs the Homeless Only to Find her Father Among Them

Born and bred in Honolulu, Hawaii, Diana Kim has dedicated her love of photography to showcasing the hardships faced by the homeless in her project entitled “The Homeless Paradise.” Abandoned by her father at age...

The Most Extravagant Costumes Seen at Burning Man

What do you get when you invite 75,000 people to the desert and ask them to express themselves without limits? Strange, sultry, spooky or scant – the costumes below show a taste of the core Burning Man principle of...

Suicidal and Suffering From PTSD, This Vet Says MDMA Saved His Life

Upon his return from duty in Afghanistan, military veteran Jonathan Lubecky struggled to live a normal life. Starting out as a Marine, he served the country dutifully for 4 years, but after the events of...

To Cut Plastic Overload, Big Brands Are Betting on an Idea From The 50s

We use plastic packaging for just about everything: from yogurt to toothpaste, to ice cream tubs and shampoo. It’s nearly impossible to live a zero-waste lifestyle and still purchase mainstream products available in the average...

A French Photographer is Taking Street Art to the Amazon Rainforest

French photographer Philippe Echaroux has taken street art off the streets and deep into the Amazon rainforest with his latest project Amazonia. Using a projector, Echaroux used the trees of the Amazon as the canvas for a...

Here’s How Phones & Screen Time Really Impact Teens’ Mental Health

A provocative article in The Atlantic poses that “post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental health crisis.” Referred to as Generation Z (or the pointed...

This Eleven Year-Old’s Invention is Why We Need More Women in Science

Recently, the Young Scientist Lab named Gintanjali Rao America’s Top Young Scientist, a remarkable achievement for an eleven-year-old. Selected from a group of ten finalists who spent three months working in collaboration with scientists to...

Can This Frog’s Special Power Save Millions of Lives?

Since Alexander Fleming’s rather fortuitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, a vast array of antibiotics have been discovered and developed. Recently, in response to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, scientists have been investigating the...

Should We Teach Yoga in Schools? New Evidence Shines a Light On Growing Trend

Move over, gym class. A new trend has arrived in schools, and this time it involves a centuries-old practice. Yoga, a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, is now being taught to students in some U.S....

Better Than Recycling: ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Is Gaining Traction

People should have a right to fix their own stuff, right? Well, as it currently stands, the companies that make our phones, laptops, and anything along those lines, are actively blocking us from tinkering with...

This is What Happened to My Body When I Cut Sugar and Alcohol for a Month

A man in Holland has demonstrated firsthand the impact of a healthy diet by cutting out alcohol, sugar, additives, and preservatives from his consumption for a month. Correspondent Sacha Harland filmed himself for a whole...

4-Year-Old Uses His Allowance to Do Good in the World: ‘I Want to Show Love’

Austin Perine may be a small four-year-old boy, but he is making a big impact. Every week, the Prichard, Alabama native donates food and drinks to the homeless. Austin’s story, published across multiple news outlets...

These Prisons Are Experimenting with Ayahuasca. Is it Working?

Brazil has one of the highest rates of intentional homicide in the world, and its prison system includes over seven hundred thousand people in incarceration. It’s a place where violent prison revolts are common, and...

Elderly Club Skips Bingo for Tea Party Raves to Fight Loneliness

Step inside a certain South London church hall at 2 pm on a Tuesday afternoon, and you may be surprised at what you find. Women dressed in their finest frocks and flowery hats, whipping their...

This Make-Up Artist Creates the Craziest Optical Illusions

Korean artist and master of optical illusion Dain Yoon, has been catapulted to internet superstardom for her mind-blowing body art. The former art student uses a combination of make-up and watercolors to create artworks on...

Portugal Treats Addicts as Patients, Not Criminals, and the Results Are Staggering

In 2001, in the midst of a heroin crisis, Portugal’s government took the radical step of decriminalizing the possession and consumption of all illegal drugs. At the time, around 1 in 100 Portuguese suffered with...