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These Star Wars Fans Have Embraced Jediism as Their Actual Religion

With two new Star Wars movies embraced by fans and more on the way, the sci-fi fantasy series created by George Lucas is now more popular than ever. The movies haven’t just spawned legions of devoted fans, but an actual religion too. If you’re looking for a belief system that incorporates lightsabers, then Jediism might...

10 Women of Color Who Need to be in the Spotlight During Women’s History Month

In 1987, March was declared by the United States Congress as National Women’s History Month. Since then, every year, we recognize the work of women past and present who have shaped the world. Below are some of the women of color we think everyone should know about. Those women have not only broken gender barriers,...

This Woman Blurs the Lines Between Extreme Stunts and Performance Art

36 year-old artist Antonia Wright is turning heads with her unique brand of extreme, stunt style performance art. Some of her past works include her meditating while covered in 15,000 bees, and slingshotting her naked body through a glass like ceiling. She has breathlessly puffed on a cigar to the point of nausea, and once rolled...

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With two new Star Wars movies embraced by fans and more on the way, the sci-fi fantasy series created by George Lucas is now more popular than ever. The movies haven’t just spawned legions of...

jun192015-1368-lgbt_612x380 10 Women of Color Who Need to be in the Spotlight During Women’s History Month

In 1987, March was declared by the United States Congress as National Women’s History Month. Since then, every year, we recognize the work of women past and present who have shaped the world. Below are...

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-3-09-19-pm This Woman Blurs the Lines Between Extreme Stunts and Performance Art

36 year-old artist Antonia Wright is turning heads with her unique brand of extreme, stunt style performance art. Some of her past works include her meditating while covered in 15,000 bees, and slingshotting her naked body...

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom marching w. signs (R-L) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, unident., Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) It Works: 10 Protests That Changed the Course of History

The U.S. has lately seen a spate of protests against the Trump administration. Those protests have been impressive in their size, speed to mobilization and clarity of message. But the art of protest is nothing...

Highly Commended, Up & Coming - Medusa Blenny on the Lookout. My fascination with blennies started in early 2016 when I was living in Saint Lucia and got my hands on an underwater camera for the first time. Having lived in the Philippines previously, blennies were a novelty to me despite their widespread presence in Saint Lucia. I thought they also made extremely interesting subjects due the range in their facial expression, sometimes akin to the grimaces one would associate with gargoyles. For this shot, I wanted illustrate the intricate detail of this blenny whilst showing how its colour and texture blends seamlessly with its environment. Jade Hoksbergen/UPY 2017 Here Are the Winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographs of the Year

Last month, organizers of the famed Underwater Photographer of the Year competition announced their picks for 2017. Spooky shipwrecks, impossible close ups and captures of fleeting moments with otherworldly creatures made the cut this year. The...

chance-rapper-donation Worried About Betsy DeVos, Chance the Rapper Gives a Million Dollars to Chicago Public Schools

Grammy award-winning Chance the Rapper knows that Chicago’s public school children are in need of a boost and has taken matters into his own hands. Chance recently announced that he’ll be giving $1 million to...

beauty-and-beast-gay Considered Too ‘Gay’, Beauty & the Beast is Getting Banned Inside and Outside the U.S.

Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is coming to a town near you on March 17 – as long as the movie theater in your city is cool with potentially gay fictional characters. In...

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 2.23.03 PM Yoga With Goats is the Newest Wellness Fad

Every Thursday at a small, scenic farm in Albany, Oregon, yogis assemble from near and far to practice downward-facing dog and crow poses in the company of eight sweet and spirited goats. As the students...

jsilva The 10 Best Inspirational Videos by Jason Silva You Need to Watch

Jason Silva is a media artist and philosopher who is stimulating the consciousness of millions across the world. Through his web series Shots Of Awe, Jason delivers ‘philosophical espresso shots’ that explore the human condition, technology,...

zn4ho Got a Dark Sense of Humor? You’re Not Depraved, Just Smart According to Science

If you’re the kind of person who reads a news story about a person who choked to death during an eating competition and comments “guess he bit off more than he could chew”, you’re probably...

christine-jiaxin-lee-facebook-02-060516-1 Student Who Was Mistakenly Given $3.4 Million by Bank May be in the Clear

Life tip: if you wake up to find out that your bank has mysteriously given you unlimited cash funds – don’t go on an insane shopping spree just now. Three years ago, Christine Jiaxin Lee...

130326143530-viagra-story-top 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...