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A Growing Number of Indigenous Healers Are Now Working in 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. Can traditional and modern go hand in hand? Nowadays, modern medicine and traditional techniques are sometimes considered to be at...

How A Refugee Family Built What Was Voted “the Nicest Place in America” This Year

Disneyland may tag itself as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but according to a recent Reader’s Digest contest, the “nicest place in America” is a falafel restaurant run by a Syrian refugee in the unsuspecting town of Knoxville, Tennessee. While the food itself is nourishing and delicious, family-owned Yassin’s Falafel House offers up a lot...

We Could Cut 99% of Methane Emissions By Feeding Cows This Simple Ingredient

The agricultural industry is responsible for a staggering amount of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Roughly 25% of man-made global warming comes from the gas methane, and much of that methane comes from the stomachs of the cows and other livestock we cultivate. Countries around the world are doing what they can to combat this...

Bombshell Study Shows Common Pesticide Causes Brain Damage in Children

A new study carried out by an expert panel of toxicologists has concluded that an entire class of pesticides must be banned to protect children’s health. Organophosphates (OPs), which are widely used in US agriculture, can cause brain damage in prenatal children. Exposure to these chemicals, even in low amounts, has been found to be...

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Disabled Athlete Learning He’s Nike’s New Spokesperson Will Make Your Day

Nike recently signed their first professional athlete with Cerebral Palsy. The inaugural athlete is Justin Gallegos, a University of Oregon club runner who was unexpectedly presented with the contract upon finishing practice. The emotional moment was...

Stunning Poll Suggests Many Trump Voters Actually Support Left-Wing Views

According to America First Policies, a nonprofit organization affiliated with America First Action – a super PAC devoted to promoting and supporting Donald Trump – nearly one in four Trump supporters is actually in support...

Want to Fix Any Relationship? Try This 15-Minute “Last Letter” Exercise

Take this moment to think about someone in your life who is special—let’s say your father. He could be present or absent in your life. Picture him in your mind. See yourself walking towards him....

Too Good to be True? “Food is Free” Movement Turns the Food Industry on its Head

In a capitalist society, it’s easy to think that anything with a “Free” sign attached to it is a hoax. After all, the saying goes, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” But...

Putting Aside Our Differences: 7 Bipartisan Efforts That Actually Worked

Midterms are coming, and right now, everything is a competition. Mudslinging and political campaigning is everywhere we turn, and much of it is overwhelmingly negative and divisive. There are two definitive sides in the US...

“Space Elevator” is Looking More and More Like a Reality

Researchers from Japan’s Shizuoka University are taking the next step towards building the first space elevator by launching their Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-Mini elevator, or STARS-Me from the International Space Station (ISS). “It’s going...

“Trump on Steroids” Brazilian Candidate Could Set the Country Back Decades

A controversial, far-right political candidate has won the first round of Brazil’s political elections this year. Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal party (PSL), could effectively set his country back decades with his racist, misogynistic...

Video of Girl Learning She’s Getting Adopted Will Give You All the Feels

Some people wish for clothes or money on their birthday. Others may wish for a day of fun with their friends. All ten-year-old Ivey wanted, after being in foster care for three years, was to...

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....

One-of-a-Kind City Abandoned Religion, Politics, and Economy. Here’s How it Works

Imagine a place where people from all nationalities work together in harmony, regardless of skin color, gender, ethnicity, or religion. A place where cash has no value, and local farms keep citizens mostly self-sufficient in...

Science Nerds, Venture Into the First Ever Space-Themed Escape Room

If you have a kid, work with kids, or just enjoy binge watching episodes of NOVA, then you’ve no doubt heard of STEM. Short for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, there’s been a real push...

Mesmerizing Video Will Make You Sorry You Asked How Gummy Bears Are Made

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, you might have a soft spot for gummy candies. Best known in the form of gummy bears, the bite-sized morsels have been a sweet treat staple for nearly one...

Not Scared of Hurricanes, These People Abandon Logic and Stay Put. But Why?

Hurricane season is here, and as usual, it has entered the party with a bang. As it makes landfall in the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1, but with the crawling...

Artist Creates Incredible Portraits With the Palm of His Hand

California-based artist Russell Powell combines traditional oil painting techniques with experimental body art to create detailed portraits using his own palm as a stamp. First painting a picture onto the palm of his hand, Russell...

Mom Forgives the Unforgivable and Works With Men Who Took Her Daughter’s Life

It was August of 1993, and Amy Biehl, a bright young Stanford graduate, was working in South Africa as an activist. A 26-year-old Fulbright scholar, Amy’s work was focused on ending Apartheid with a focus...

Koko the Gorilla Delivers Powerful Last Message to Humans Before Passing Away

For kids who grew up in the 1980s, Koko the gorilla was a familiar face who made appearances on numerous TV shows. She challenged the way we look at animals and gave us some incredibly...

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...

Video Shows Ants Having a Funeral For a Bee and the Internet Has Questions

Ants bringing flower petals to a dead bumble bee might just be the closest thing we get to a live reenactment of A Bug’s Life. The unusual video was captured in Minnesota by Nicole Webinger...

This Petition is Putting Pressure on Supermarkets to Stop Abusing Plastic

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...

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...