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 town of Knoxville, Tennessee. While the food itself is nourishing and delicious, family-owned Yassin’s Falafel House offers up a lot...

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 an ever-going world together. Rush Monday and Quinton Neal are second graders who exemplify this special relationship; the two are...

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 about the importance of self-love and being yourself.  Plus, there’s a reason his Instagram has over 51,000 followers. This kid...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

Dad Photoshopped His Baby in Dangerous Situations – and Everyone Fell For It

One dad has been giving heart attacks to parents around the world with photos of his baby. Don’t call child services just yet though, because this dad, who goes by Steec, is just very skilled...

20+ Crazy Facts About Animals You Wouldn’t Think Are True

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...

These Paralyzed Musicians Can Play Music With Their Brainwaves

The mind really can do incredible things. For those who suffer from severe motor impairments, their brain is their most valuable asset (Stephen Hawking is someone who has this type of paralysis). Their thoughts, expressed...

Artist Makes Hilarious Drawings of Faces He Sees in Everyday Objects

Keith Larson has a wild imagination – he sees faces in the inanimate objects he encounters. We’ve all been there as kids, giggling at the angry eyes made up by the tail lights of Mom’s...

Jason Silva Delivers ‘Philosophical Espresso Shots’ in Viral Videos

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,...

How This White Supremacist Had a Change of Heart and Turned His Life Around

After a decade of preaching and spreading hate, Christian Picciolini did a spiritual 180° at the age of 22. Today, Picciolini works as a producer, director, author and public speaker, and the man he is...

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...

How an Indonesian Slum Has Been Turned Into the Gorgeous ‘Rainbow Village’

A small Indonesian village has been transformed from a slum into an art-filled wonderland of color by having all of its buildings and walkways painted with vibrant designs. The Central Java community of Kampung Pelangi or ‘Rainbow...

These Incredible Trees Have Won the Battle Against Civilization

Trees have been thriving on Earth for 370 million years. The oldest living tree on Earth is known as Old Tjikko, sprouting roughly 9,550 years ago in Sweden during the last Ice Age. There’s strong...

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...