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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 not evil, just intelligent. In a study published in Cognitive Processing journal, researchers at the Medical University of Vienna reveal a...

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 woke up to find the ultimate pay day in her bank account when she was granted an unlimited overdraft on...

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...

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...

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,...

avatar_full_19717 Welcome to Pandora, the Unreal Amusement Park Dedicated to Avatar

After years of fervent participation, Pandora: The World Of Avatar has been set to open its gates to the public at Disney World in Orlando, Florida in the summer of 2017. The largest expansion in...

paralyzed-musicians-3 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...

circus-elephant-fb Ringling Bros Circus Calling it Quits. Who is Next?

After more than 100 years in business, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be shutting its doors for good. CEO Kenneth Feld of Feld Entertainment (the company that has owned the circus for the...

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 3.04.56 PM Crazy Facts About Animals – and Yes, They’re All 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...

dachau-christian-picciolini 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...

harnaam-story_647_090816105839 This Young Woman is Rocking her Beard to Draw Awareness to a Rare Disease

Harnaam Kaur, age 26, cheerfully introduces herself as “a little different from other women.” While she could easily be making reference to her reputation as an outspoken body confidence advocate, her nascent modeling career, or...

screen-shot-2016-12-29-at-1-58-27-pm The Top 100 Photos of 2016 by TIME Magazine

Each year, Time Magazine curates the top 100 photographs captured throughout the 12 months preceding. The images that make the cut are chosen for their heartbreaking, confronting, uplifting or influential nature. From the US presidential...

turkrest Muslim-Owned Restaurant Will Serve the Elderly and Homeless for Free on Christmas

Back in November, an elderly women stopped by Shish restaurant, located in southeast London, to ask for a simple favor. She was struggling to close a window at her nearby home, and wondered if someone...