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Tech Whistleblowers Reveal Psychological Tricks Used to Manipulate You

A book written by Nir Eyal, a 37-year-old entrepreneur, almost seems like it could’ve come out of a cliché dystopian sci-fi story. The book is called ‘Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products‘, and is about ways to manipulate the pleasure centre in the human brain to get people addicted to apps or websites. It advertises...

Scientists Might Have Just Accidentally Cured Our Plastic Epidemic

Plastic waste is creeping into every corner of the planet; but thanks to an unexpected ally in the form of a bacterial enzyme, we may have a chance at solving this growing pollution problem. Because of the new discovery, bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, could be broken down much quicker than the 450...

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 than 5,000 genius children, there are a number of things parents and educators can do to set children on the...

10 Things That Are Illegal in the US – While Semi-Automatic Weapons Aren’t

America, as we all know, is the land of the free. It’s so free, that in fact, if you want to own 40 semi-automatic assault rifles, it’s your right. Stephen Paddock, the man who killed 58 people in Las Vegas last year, was able to acquire over 40 weapons without violating Nevada state law or American...

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What Do The Blind Think of Racism? These Answers Might Surprise You

We often depend on visual cues such as height, weight, age, and skin color to make judgments about people we meet. But how would you judge a stranger if you couldn’t see how he or...

These 10 Incredible Inventions Will Help Us Save the Planet

Every day, it seems that creative and forward-thinking people are responding to the rising demand for inventions that are both useful and ecologically conscious. Some products seem to be straight out of Black Mirror—with their...

Fasting for Three Days Could Reboot Your Immune System

Fasting diets have been slowly growing in popularity. But are they just a fad, or are there real health benefits behind them? Dr. Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences and Director of the...

How One of the Driest Countries Now Makes More Freshwater Than it Needs

The desalination age is officially here. With new advances in the technology, Israel – one of the world’s driest countries – is making enough drinking water to supply 1.5 million people. The country is proving...

Art Therapy Works Miracles for Veterans With PTSD. Here’s How

For those who have suffered severe physical or emotional trauma, talking directly to a therapist might not be so easy. That’s why art therapy has become increasingly popular in the treatment of difficult psychological conditions...

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...

Plant-Covered Skyscrapers are Fighting Pollution in Cities

Despite what some world leaders might think, climate change is a real threat to our planet’s livelihood. To help combat the detrimental effects of pollution and overcrowding, eco-conscious countries and individuals are rethinking some of...

Should We Redesign Our Hospitals to Improve Staff and Patients’ Lives?

A visit to the hospital is certainly far from pleasurable. In addition to the burden of pain, discomfort and embarrassment that is associated with our ailment, we are further troubled by the prospect of spending...

Awesome Grandpa Gives Love to Premature Babies When Parents Can’t

Baby Logan was born three whole months early. Determined severely premature, he has been in the hospital’s ICU for six weeks. While Logan’s mother wishes she could be there day and night for him, she...

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...

Is This For Real? Water Bottles That Decompose in a Couple Weeks Are Here

With our oceans in a state of disrepair and the world bordering on an environmental crisis, could James Longcroft be our knight in shining armour? Saving the world one bottle at a time James Longcroft,...

Should the Vatican Sell its Assets to Help the Poor?

Though no official number is publicly confirmed, financial institutions the world over estimate the Vatican’s wealth to be between $10 and $15 billion, making it one of the richest, tax-exempt organizations on the planet. The...

This 3D-Printed Home is Built in 24 Hours For Less Than $10K

First, Dutch design firm DUS Architects created a 3D-printed canal house out of the largest portable 3D printer. Then, Russian company Apis Cor made a 3D-printed house in less than 24 hours out of unique...

How Sick Children are Trying to Change Medical Marijuana Laws in the U.S.

Marijuana might not have the sordid reputation it once had, but it’s still illegal at a federal level and medical marijuana is only legal in about half the states. Hundreds of families are working to...

The 20 Most Elaborate Pranks of All Time

When it comes to pranks, it’s go big or go home. Sometimes pulling off a prank of epic proportions can require complex logistics, incredible props and an army of manpower to pull off. Other times,...

Veganism Has Gone Mainstream, But It’s Not Just About the Animals Anymore

Thirty years ago, veganism was iconified by hippies and animal rights protests. Going vegan used to mean it was extremely difficult to have dinner at a friend’s house or go out to a restaurant. Doing...

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...

Piano Virtuoso Missing 6 Fingers Inspires 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....

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...

New Glow-in-the-Dark Bicycle Lane is Powered Entirely by the Sun

A creative company has recently installed a new solar-powered, glow-in-the-dark bicycle path in Poland. The luminous path is made from a synthetic material which contains blue luminophores, which soaks up the sun rays all day, and gives off...