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Finland Has an Efficient Way to Fight Bullying. Here’s How

For many, thinking back to middle and high school years means recalling awkward, yet enjoyable times. For others, it can mean flashbacks to bullying and harassment. Whether it was a single, isolated incident or a recurring issue, most children or adolescents who experienced bullying know its damaging effects. Research shows that bullying has more obvious...

This Animal is the First Confirmed to Understand Humans

We may think our dogs know what we mean when we say “out” or “treat”, but a new study describes a bird that actually listens to and understands humans who communicate with them. The unique bird in question is the honeyguide, which gets its name from a relationship forged many generations ago with tribes around...

Side-By-Side Photos Show How Tragically Different Life is in War-Torn Countries

News broadcasts and stories on social media highlight the casualties and destruction of war in the Middle East. It’s a sad truth that daily life in the Middle East is the polar opposite of the relatively peaceful culture that many of us in the Western world know. Artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic...

‘Civil Disobedience’: Why Thousands of Activists Are Risking Arrest Worldwide

“Civil disobedience is a powerful tool in social justice work. The law is not sacred and to challenge it shakes our consciousness.” – Ricken Patel, Director at AVAAZ The world’s largest coal port stands in a small city on the pristine coast of New South Wales, Australia. Last week, close to 2,000 people from around the...

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Holding Cops Accountable With a Database That Tracks Racist Comments Online

It’s not a happy day when you discover that groups of the police force are grotesquely racist, discriminative and just plain nasty. This is what Buzzfeed and Injustice Watch revealed when they launched an investigation...

15 Striking Photos That Every Climate Change Denier Should See

Warnings and statistics surrounding climate change are everywhere. Species extinction, habitat destruction, rising sea levels, drought and natural disasters present tangible evidence of mankind’s assault on the planet. Below are a few recent photographs from all around...

How One Man with Epilepsy is Conquering Seizures Through Yoga

Yogi Rodney Ji wants people battling epilepsy to know his healing secret: thirty-seven years ago, he conquered his convulsions through yoga. By breathing and meditating, he instinctively discovered a way to suppress most of his...

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...

Street Artist Spreads Powerful Message About Social Issues & Environmentalism

Spanish artist Pejac creates art in various forms and contexts, all with a simple, yet perspective-shifting quality that makes it distinctly his own. His street interventions often involve simple silhouettes, placed in a way that...

Generation Sober: How Millennials Trade Booze for Mindfulness

From a very young age, millennials have earned a reputation for being the most coddled generation in American history. So as they hit their twenties, it was fair to assume a generation raised by over-attentive...

This Mom’s Awesome Invention is a Revolution in Premature Baby Care

Admission rates to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are increasing across the United States, according to a study published last year. The reasons and implications behind those increased rates are yet to be determined. But...

Putting Aside Our Differences: 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...

Meet the New Hero in the War on Plastic: Mealworms

The world has a plastic problem. Every year, the U.S. generates over 33 million tons of plastic waste and only 10% is recycled. The rest is buried in landfills where the average Styrofoam cup takes...

This Instagram of Meticulously Arranged Objects is Like a Feast for the Eyes

There is no doubt the human eye loves symmetry and order. That could be why 22-year-old New Jersey-based artist Adam Hillman has hit viral fame for his simple yet carefully arranged images. Adam takes everyday objects, from candy...

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...

Adorable Best Friends Have a Message to the Country We All Need to Hear

Do you remember your childhood best friend? Whether or not you’re still pals or have grown apart, you probably remember the bond you had with that person: how you celebrated birthdays; spent the summers; and navigated...

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...

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...

10 Easy Actions to Make a Real Impact on the Environment

It’s that time of year again, when we all vow to exercise, eat healthy, and work on our personal goals. But in light of some of the decisions the current administration is making regarding climate...

Artist Makes Dystopian Predictions by Combining Hundreds of Photographs

Digital artist and photographer Nick Pederson travels to the ends of the world to source the perfect photographs for his digital manipulations. From the New York City streets to natural history museums, the desert or...

Elder Care Facility Looks Like Cute Neighborhood to Make People Feel at Home

In Chagrin Valley, Ohio, exists an intriguing new approach to elder care. The Lantern of Chagrin Valley is a new assisted living facility that caters to residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s, by visually recreating the...

How Did This Giant Spiral in the Middle of the Sahara Desert Get There?

In the middle of the Sahara desert, 400 kilometres from Cairo near the Red Sea, exists a monumental art installation that at first glance looks like the mark of an alien visitor. The immense crop-circle-esque artwork, called Desert...

Circus Uses Holograms Instead Of Real Animals in Move Against Cruelty

Animal cruelty in the circus industry isn’t news to anyone, but it’s still happening under our noses. In response to growing concerns over the treatment of circus animals, Circus Roncalli from Germany is shaking things...

This Muslim Man Has Dedicated His Life to Fostering Terminally Ill Children

In a time of divisions and daily uncertainties, we could all use a little faith. Not only in a religion (if you are a believer), but in humanity… and the time we have while we’re...