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A Country Divided, Immigration Gave France the Hero it Needed

Without a doubt, we’ll be hearing the name Kylian Mbappé for many more years to come. The 19-year-old soccer phenom scored four goals in the 2018 World Cup for the French national team, won FIFA’s “Best Young Player” award, and has already been dubbed the “next Cristiano Ronaldo.” Somehow, despite all the awards, the fame,...

First Blue Whale Slaughtered in 40 Years Has the World Outraged

Conservationists are outraged after an Icelandic fishing company chose to ignore international law and butcher what appears to be a blue whale. Hvalur HF, the fishing company accused of killing the whale, is owned by Icelandic multi-millionaire Kristján Loftsson. According to international anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd, the whale was killed around July 7, with...

Influencers Reveal the Truth Behind Perfect Instagram Posts – and It Feels Good

Everyone is guilty of that feeling when perusing social media; that strange mix of FOMO combined with jealousy and guilt when you view a stunning photo of that model, that social media “it girl”, or that celebrity. The guiltiest party causing this feeling is Instagram: for nearly eight years, Instagram has promoted the idea that the user...

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The Water We Drink Has Lead & Chemicals in it. Here’s What to Do About It.

The last few years have highlighted a true crisis in America related to a very basic human need: clean water. From the lead that contaminated Flint’s drinking water to the rural counties of Kentucky experiencing...

This Amazing Prosthetic Arm is Also a Tattoo Machine

Skilled French tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet tragically lost his lower right arm 22 years ago. You would think this event ended his career forever, but last month, things changed for JC. He was fitted with...

What Neuroscientists Can Learn From Buddhists

Buddhism is a philosophy that has, for thousands of years, taught millions of people how to attain a life free of suffering – mostly through meditation, a training of the mind to cultivate a mental...

This Little Robot Might Solve the World’s Big Pesticide Problem

Most commercial farmers spray their entire fields with pesticides, and count on their genetically modified crops to withstand the herbicide while harmful weeds do not. Those crops go on to become the groceries we buy...

Artist ‘Gifts’ an 800-Pound Drug Spoon to a Powerful Opioid Company

Fernando Luis Alvarez knows how to make a point. Earlier this week, he sent his message of disapproval to Big Pharma in the form of an 800-pound complaint. Alvarez was arrested after leaving a massive...

This Young Cancer Fighter Redefines Beauty in Inspirational Photo Shoot

“Cancer doesn’t stop me being from being a princess.” Last month, 17 year-old Andrea Sierra Salazar made this empowered statement on Twitter to accompany a series of beautiful photographs. Image source: gerardogarmendia.com The brave Texas teen posed...

Someone Just Turned TrumpHotels.org Into a Parody Site and the Internet Loves it

Maybe it was Senator Tim Kaine’s tweet “The real Trump Hotel” with photos of migrants behind cages, but the domain TrumpHotels.org was about to get trolled. On June 20, the domain was registered and quickly...

This Piano Virtuoso is Missing 6 Fingers and Inspiring Thousands on Youtube

Darrius Simmons was born with just four fingers and had to have his legs amputated when he was a toddler. But the 17-year-old doesn’t let his disabilities stop him from pursuing his passion: playing piano....

Europe Just Launched the Boldest Attack on the Plastics Industry Yet

The European Union has recently made a bold call in the name of the environment and greener living: a ban on single-use plastics. Passed as is, the EU would see 90% of single-use plastic bottles...

What if World Leaders Were Refugees? Check Out These Striking Portraits

In June this year, the Ayyam gallery in Dubai exhibited a series of controversial oil paintings that caught the attention of the world. The ‘Vulnerability Series’, created by Syrian artist Abdalla Omari, depicts powerful world...

It’s Official: NASA is Making Cryosleep a Reality

Oh, to have a good night’s sleep! Indeed, many of us are sleep deprived; trudging around the workplace, lumbering the kids to-and-from school, like zombies auto piloted by coffee. In fact, according to the American...

This Woman Fits a Year of Trash in a Mason Jar. Here’s How You Can, Too.

Think living a completely zero-waste lifestyle in New York City is impossible? Think again! Lauren Singer—environmental activist and co-founder of Trash is for Tossers blog and The Simply Co. eco-cleaning products—has been proving for the...

Psychedelics Can Heal Damaged Brain Cells in Patients With Mental Illness

Every year that goes by, it becomes a little more evident that the hippies from the 60s and 70s had it right. They were hard into yoga, consumed raw and organic foods, and partook pretty...

AI Tried to Create Inspirational Quotes, and it Went Hilariously Wrong

AI is a concept that both excites and terrifies us. Machine learning systems are set to revolutionize and streamline the way we live, work, and interact with one another, yet many people are still unnerved...

These Half Human, Half Plant Portraits Look so Real it’s Disturbing

French photographer and creative retoucher Cal Redback has released a haunting new series of manipulated portraits that will make your skin tickle. ‘Treebeard’ is a series of human-botanical hybrids. Each portrait shows a person whose...

An Intense, Specific Diet Reversed Type II Diabetes in 86% of Patients

Doctors in the UK just announced that people enrolled in a radical weight loss program were able to reverse type 2 diabetes. The outcome was published in the leading academic journal the Lancet. Because the...

A Psychedelic Renaissance That the Mainstream Can Get Behind

Psychedelic drugs were the “it” thing in the Western world of medicine back in the ‘50s. Word had spread that psychedelics could treat difficult psychological conditions like alcoholism, and researchers went into overdrive to confirm...

Finally, Something Amazing is Happening to the Amazon Rainforest

Brazilians have a lot to be happy about this month with a huge win for the country’s most cherished natural wonders – the Amazon rainforest. Both human rights groups and environmentalists have been fighting for...

10-Year-Old ‘Drag Kid’ Shares the Secret to Confidence and Self Love

Desmond Napoles may be only 10 years old, but he is the inspiration this world so desperately needs. Known as “Desmond is Amazing,” the Brooklynite ‘drag kid’ and LGBTQ activist is speaking out with confidence...

Kids Were Asked to ‘Bully’ Plants and the Results Surprised Everyone

All living things need kindness and care to survive. We usually equate this need to humans and animals; however, a study conducted by IKEA tested if plants need kindness too. The experiment took place at...