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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 month for the Dutch website LifeHunters to share the experience with the world; here are the main lessons to learn....

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 like ABC and NowThis, has received millions of Facebook views and thousands of shares. Austin’s Inspiration The young boy developed...

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 where underfunding and overcrowding means that conditions often border on inhumane. When inmates are released from prison, many fall right...

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...

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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...

New Start-Up Uses Social Media to Reunite Homeless People with Their Families

Each new year, families around the world celebrate their health and happiness with the people they love the most. But what about the 160 million people sitting in shelters or huddling for warmth on a...

Tons of Guns, But No Mass Shootings: What We Can Learn From the Swiss

Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, with over 2 million firearms in circulation of its 8.2 million citizens. Swiss citizens regularly learn to shoot when they are still...

10 Celebrities Who Use Their Fame as a Platform for Change

Not all celebrities are galavanting around town and spending all of their money on fancy cars and jewelry. Many recognize that with great social power comes great responsibility, and act accordingly to influence the world...

Girl’s Terminal Brain Tumor Vanishes, Baffling Doctors and Western Medicine

An 11-year-old girl’s inoperable brain tumor has disappeared without a trace – and doctors have no explanation for it. Roxli Doss, from Hays County in Texas was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in...

Malnourished Elephant Forced to Perform to an Empty Crowd and People Are Pissed

Back in the day and in some parts of the world today, elephants are dab hands at a circus routine. Despite their size, they can blur the line between an enormous, bumbling mammal and a...

Coworkers Help Grieving Husband in an Incredible Act of Kindness

In January of last year, Andreas Graff discovered that his four-year-old son Julius had leukemia. A few months later, his wife passed away from heart disease, leaving him suddenly both a bereft widower and a...

Could Religion Actually Make Children Less Generous?

The idea that religious individuals are more compassionate, giving, and morally sound than the rest of us is one that has been embedded in the minds of American society for a very long time. However,...

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...

Was Freud a Joke? New Study is Shifting Our Understanding Of Dreams

Freud thought dreams were the “royal road to the unconscious”, as it is in them that the ego’s defenses are lowered, enabling repressed material to come through to awareness, though in distorted form. A dream about a house,...

After Having a Double Hand Transplant, This Little Boy is Following his Baseball Dreams

Buttoning shirts, pouring water, turning doorknobs, typing on a keyboard – we use our hands so much we forget they’re there. But for Zion Harvey, the world’s youngest double hand transplant recipient, every little movement is a...

55% Of White Americans Think They Face More Racism Than Black Americans? Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

In an astonishing change of tide in Americans’ view on race, a majority of white people think they face racial discrimination. They also believe that anti-white bias is more prevalent than the discrimination faced by...

20+ Crazy Facts About Animals Your Biology Teacher Forgot To Tell You

Examples of nature’s sheer beauty and intelligence exist all around us. If one chooses to pause for a moment and look, fascinating and beautiful systems can be found everywhere. Animals with incredible resilience and clever design...

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Every summer, the first thing my wife does before drinking a cup of coffee is count the new mosquito bites on her body. “I got one here,” she says while twisting her hips to show...

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...

Artist Transforms Dead Animals Into Crystalized Treasures

Tyler Thrasher is an artist whose parallel curiosities in art and chemistry have combined in a seemingly magical way. Using the bones and remains of animals that he finds while exploring caves and forests, Tyler...

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...

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...