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This Inspiring Teen Uses her Terminal Illness to Change the Way We Look at Death

“The people who have been through the most are the people with the most to give” – Claire Wineland. At birth, 19-year-old Claire Wineland was diagnosed with a chronic and terminal disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF causes excess mucus buildup in her organs, causing infections, extensive damage and eventually total shut down. Going through over 30...

The 10 Accidental Inventions that Changed the World

Scientists and innovators often work for years on their new invention. Sometimes however, all it takes is a little bit of luck, timing and careful perception. The revolutionary inventions listed below were all discovered by accident. Some were found while the inventor was looking for something else, others by complete chance, but all will probably...

ACLU & Famous Startup Accelerator Team Up Against Trump in Unlikely Partnership

Y Combinator is a big name in Silicon Valley, known as the venture capital company with a hand in helping ambitious startups like Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, and Twitch.tv get off the ground. Twice a year, they choose a new batch of companies to throw their formidable resources behind, offering an average of $120,000 in seed...

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screen-shot-2017-02-03-at-1-12-41-pm Marvel’s New Fierce Superhero is a Millenial Who Breaks All the Rules

The Golden Age of comic books introduced the first wave of superheroes to American audiences: DC Comics’ Superman, Batman, and Marvel’s Captain America to name a few. Those 1940s and ‘50s heroes were succeeded by...

screen-shot-2017-02-13-at-10-05-03-am Why You Should Be Concerned that USDA Removed Animal Welfare Reports from its Website

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) deleted thousands of documents regarding animal welfare—including inspection records and annual reports for commercial animal institutions like zoos, breeders, pet stores, and laboratories—from its website....

screen-shot-2017-02-10-at-2-23-44-pm The Alarming Message Behind These Awesome Animal Murals Made of Trash

Portuguese street artist Bordalo II salvages street garbage, car parts and old machinery from landfill to create public installations of giant, colorful animals. His huge yet adorable characters are a confronting reminder of the growing...

nyc-graffiti-clean New Yorkers Come Together to Erase Disgusting Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Subway

New Yorkers generally like to keep to themselves while riding the subway, but by no means does that mean they won’t spring to action when the need calls for it. One such example happened just...

Photo by ANJA RINGGREN LOVÉN Remember This Nigerian “Witch Boy”? He’s Happy, Healthy and Off to School

Last year, a starving toddler was left for dead by his parents in a small village in Nigeria before being rescued by Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Loven—the woman who gave him his name. “I...

trump-racists People Were Scared Trump’s Presidency Would Bring Racism out of the Woodwork. It is.

The 2016 U.S. presidential election will likely go down in the history books as one of the ugliest and most controversial in the United States history. From Donald Trump’s first controversial remarks on illegal immigrants...

980x 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...

gettyimages-632122508-1280x720 Should Kellyanne Conway be Blacklisted From the Media? CNN Seems to Think So

Speaking a few days ago with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in defense of President Trump’s widely-derided immigration ban, senior advisor to the president Kellyanne Conway had the following to say: “I bet it’s brand-new information to people...

gettyimages-627971250_custom-cf1d6e4c4feb913ee078e4929f1fee91e36a573c-s900-c85 How This “Robin Hood Restaurant” Charges the Rich to Feed the Poor

Move over Disney, step aside Sir Connery and Russell Crowe—there’s a new Robin Hood in town, and it is serving up a feast of altruism. The eponymous restaurant stands stalwart among the hustle and bustle...

Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures Finally, Academy Awards That Don’t Look So White This Year

Remember the 2016 Oscars? If not, then this hashtag might refresh your memory: #OscarsSoWhite. It was the second year in a row in which the nominees were mostly straight, white people. More notably, not a...

editswim Study Warns: Half of Our Jobs Will Disappear in the Next 25 Years

Although unemployment sounds like an inherently negative concept, an ideal, functioning government has to maintain a small percentage of unemployed workers at all times. The U.S. Federal Reserve estimates that the lowest sustainable level of...

reskate-collage These Glow in the Dark Murals Hide a Message Only Revealed at Night

In the daylight, the urban murals of Reskate Studio appear to be simple silhouettes. Bunnies, loaves of bread and ringed planets stretch across walls like white shadows. But as the sun goes down, these simple...

screen-shot-2017-01-20-at-12-53-48-pm What We Really Know About the Controversial New Drug That Makes Us Smarter

The era of the ‘smart drugs’ has well and truly begun. With the promise of cognitive enhancement, creative expansion, and heightened memory function for users, the potential of these supplements is undeniably riveting, and with...

ptsd1 How Trump’s Hiring Freeze is Hurting U.S. Veterans

The week following Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States has been one fraught with chaos and controversy. Amidst blocking federal funding for any global health organisations that provide abortion, withdrawing from Trans-Pacific...

screen-shot-2017-01-27-at-11-30-35-am This Guy Tweaks Iconic Images to Comment on Modern Society – And Make People Think

Francesco Vullo toys with familiar images of pop culture in a way that is both playful and provocative. His work frames everyday objects in new ways, generating fresh perspectives and coercing audiences to question their...

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-11-11-06-am Scientists Say Listening to This Song Dramatically Reduces Anxiety

Life is hard. It’s stressful and seems to grow increasingly more so with every passing year – especially this year, dare I say. Managing stress is important, as too much of it can have adverse...

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 12.34.19 PM Ancient Greek ‘Computer’ Proves They Had Everything Figured Out Way Before Us

In the year 1900, a group of sponge divers were exploring the ocean floor off the coast of Antikythera, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. There they came across an ancient ship wreck that...

daryl-davis-accidental-courtesy This Man’s Mission: Befriending KKK Members and Persuading Them to Leave the Group

Daryl Davis is an electrifying musician. The accomplished blues piano player has performed with rock n’ roll icons like Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. These days though, Davis is also known for associating with...

150601091424-megan-easley-love-locks-exlarge-169 Paris is Auctioning Its ‘Love Locks’ to Help a Noble Cause

In the past 18 months, Paris City Council has removed a whopping 65 tonnes of  ‘love locks’ from the city’s historic bridges. The fate of the iconic locks has been unclear until recently when Bruno Jilliard,...

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-3-32-39-pm This Futuristic Brain Implant Aims to Improve Our Memory

The world of neuroprosthetics is an extraordinary and ground-breaking branch of neuroscience that is set to change the face of medicine as we currently understand it. Arguably the most successful form of neuroprosthetic that we...