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Supermarkets Won’t Stop Abusing Plastic Unless We Force Them To

Plastic has been making big news in 2018. Earlier this year, National Geographic published an issue titled Planet or Plastic?, which drew attention to the massive amount of plastic waste in our oceans and around the world through a stunning series of photos and articles. In early July, Starbucks made headlines when it announced it...

We Are Killing 100k+ Dolphins and Whales a Year for no Reason and It Has to Stop

A report released earlier this month has revealed that over one hundred thousand dolphins and whales are killed each year to be used as food or bait. The practice of killing cetaceans, a species group that includes dolphins, porpoises, and many smaller whales such as orcas and humpback whales is much more widespread than many...

New Eco-Friendly Battery Makes Running Out of Juice a Thing of the Past

Imagine you’re poised to take a “right-place-right-time” photo. Or you’re in the latter stages of booking a flight on your tablet. Or after some pearls of persuasion, someone is finally entering their number into your phone. Then… Blank! The battery has died on you. “What!?”, you seethe, “I only just charged the darn thing last...

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What Makes LeBron’s School So Special? We’ve Broken it Down For You.

Last week, basketball legend LeBron James opened a public school specially designed for “children in Akron who need it most.” Nearly ten years in the making, the I Promise school now proudly serves 240 at-risk third...

These Kids Sued the Government to Protect the Planet and They Might Just Win

During high school, most kids are stressing about grades, dreaming up school dances, and trying to stay out of trouble with their parents. However, a courageous group of young Americans are doing something bigger than...

These Two Industries are Becoming the Biggest Polluters on the Planet

It’s safe to say that the cheeseburger is one of the most popular menu items in the world. Unfortunately, that popularity comes with a high cost. The ugly truth behind our love of burgers and...

New Study Challenges a Common Stereotype About Same-Sex Parenting

Same sex marriage may be legal in the United States and many other countries, but the social battle that many homosexual and queer people face when it comes to having and raising a child is...

Get Ready for a Wild Ride on the World’s First Virtual Reality Water Slide

There’s no arguing against how awesome waterslides are, and a game of laser tag can be a really fun way to spend 20 minutes. So how does one elevate these already great activities? Virtual reality,...

A Rare Whale Was Slaughtered and Outrage is Growing

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...

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...

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...

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...