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What if World Leaders Were Refugees? Check Out These Striking Portraits

In June this year, the Ayyam gallery in Dubai exhibited a series of controversial oil paintings that caught the attention of the world. The ‘Vulnerability Series’, created by Syrian artist Abdalla Omari, depicts powerful world leaders in the most vulnerable state of life: as displaced refugees and other disenfranchised citizens. Omari fled from the conflict...

It’s Official: NASA is Making Cryosleep a Reality

Oh, to have a good night’s sleep! Indeed, many of us are sleep deprived; trudging around the workplace, lumbering the kids to-and-from school, like zombies auto piloted by coffee. In fact, according to the American Sleep Association, sleep deprivation is a significant issue. 35 percent of adults surveyed reported getting less than the suggested minimum...

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 past five years that with a few changes to your daily routine, you too can eliminate pretty much all the...

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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...

AI Tried to Create Inspirational Quotes, and it Went Hilariously Wrong

AI is a concept that both excites and terrifies us. Machine learning systems are set to revolutionize and streamline the way we live, work, and interact with one another, yet many people are still unnerved...

These Half Human, Half Plant Portraits Look so Real it’s Disturbing

French photographer and creative retoucher Cal Redback has released a haunting new series of manipulated portraits that will make your skin tickle. ‘Treebeard’ is a series of human-botanical hybrids. Each portrait shows a person whose...

An Intense, Specific Diet Reversed Type II Diabetes in 86% of Patients

Doctors in the UK just announced that people enrolled in a radical weight loss program were able to reverse type 2 diabetes. The outcome was published in the leading academic journal the Lancet. Because the...

A Psychedelic Renaissance That the Mainstream Can Get Behind

Psychedelic drugs were the “it” thing in the Western world of medicine back in the ‘50s. Word had spread that psychedelics could treat difficult psychological conditions like alcoholism, and researchers went into overdrive to confirm...

Finally, Something Amazing is Happening to the Amazon Rainforest

Brazilians have a lot to be happy about this month with a huge win for the country’s most cherished natural wonders – the Amazon rainforest. Both human rights groups and environmentalists have been fighting for...

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...

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...

A Bunch of ‘Kayactivists’ Blocked a Pipeline Expansion in the Most Creative Way

Dozens of colorful kayaks and canoes dotted the water, while hundreds of sign-bearing protesters marched to the Seattle waterfront on May 15th. Although they came from differing backgrounds and activist groups, they all shared a...

Costa Rica’s Quality of Life is Through the Roof. How Did They Pull it Off?

In today’s political climate, it can be more tempting than ever to run away from it all, to escape life by sitting on a beach somewhere warm and distant. Asking for that beach to be...

If You Have One of These Common Health Issues, You Might Want to Give Pot a Try

Currently in the US, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, and more states could follow the wave once the mid-term elections come around. As a result, scientists are currently in overdrive to sort out...

Science Finds Plants Have Incredible Human-Like Behaviors

Three and a half decades ago, a book called ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ caused a media storm, claiming that plants had feelings, could telepathize, and even read our minds. So much was the hype...

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...

Raised by Wolves, This Man Explains Where Humans Have Failed

Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja has experienced many ordinary human tribulations—he has worked exploitative jobs and now faces financial struggles amid retirement. But the 72-year-old is not a fan of civilization, and prefers his earlier life, when...

Can Spraying Sulfur Into the Atmosphere Help Solve Global Warming?

Scientists have come up with several intriguing and innovative plans to halt global warming. Many of these plans involve reflecting sunlight away from the planet to lower global temperatures — broadly referred to as ‘solar...

New Facial Recognition Tech Reunites Missing Kids With Their Families

For many kids, being permanently separated from their parents is unimaginable. Sadly, it’s a reality for thousands of children in India who have seemingly disappeared in thin air. But thanks to a new facial recognition...

10 Symbols You Missed in Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’, Explained

Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino’s newest single “This Is America” is a catchy track, but what has people really talking is its music video. The best videos are always the ones where viewers are enticed...

Eat Them While You Can: 10 Foods on the Verge of Extinction

As climate change wreaks havoc on the environment, food production is suffering, and farming is becoming more difficult. These 10 foods could soon disappear because of climate change, along with the pleasurable experiences that we...

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...

These Kids Can Swim Underwater Like Mermaids & See Like Dolphins. Here’s How

Every kid (and let’s be real, probably every adult) dreams of being able to swim like a mermaid, or see through the ocean like a dolphin. Over the years, we’ve invented equipment to help us...