Native Americans Used to Recognize Not Two, Not Three… But Five Genders

When European settlers first began to colonize North America, they called it the New World. Over time, America came to be called many things: land of the free, or land of opportunity. But in the retelling of that history it’s easy to forget the people who lived here long before the ships of explorers and...

Scientists Say Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by 65%

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 effects on your health. Meditation, exercise, and a proper night’s sleep go a long way to controlling that feeling of...

The Most Extravagant Costumes Seen at Burning Man

What do you get when you invite 75,000 people to the desert and ask them to express themselves without limits? Strange, sultry, spooky or scant – the costumes below show a taste of the core Burning Man principle of radical self expression. There are many factors that a burner needs to consider when building their costume. The searing temperatures during...

Native Americans Used to Recognize Not Two, Not Three… But Five Genders

When European settlers first began to colonize North America, they called it the New World. Over time, America came to be called many things: land of the free, or land of opportunity. But in the...

Scientists Say Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by 65%

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...

The Most Extravagant Costumes Seen at Burning Man

What do you get when you invite 75,000 people to the desert and ask them to express themselves without limits? Strange, sultry, spooky or scant – the costumes below show a taste of the core Burning Man principle of...

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...

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...

10 Celebrities Who Use Their Fame as a Platform for Change

Not all celebrities are galavanting around town and spending all of their money on fancy cars and jewelry. Many recognize that with great social power comes great responsibility, and act accordingly to influence the world...

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...

Malnourished Elephant Forced to Perform to an Empty Crowd and People Are Pissed

Back in the day and in some parts of the world today, elephants are dab hands at a circus routine. Despite their size, they can blur the line between an enormous, bumbling mammal and a...

Coworkers Help Grieving Husband in an Incredible Act of Kindness

In January of last year, Andreas Graff discovered that his four-year-old son Julius had leukemia. A few months later, his wife passed away from heart disease, leaving him suddenly both a bereft widower and a...

Disabled Athlete Learning He’s Nike’s New Spokesperson Will Make Your Day

Nike recently signed their first professional athlete with Cerebral Palsy. The inaugural athlete is Justin Gallegos, a University of Oregon club runner who was unexpectedly presented with the contract upon finishing practice. The emotional moment was...

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...

20+ Crazy Facts About Animals Your Biology Teacher Forgot To Tell You

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...

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...

Influencers Reveal the Truth Behind Perfect Instagram Posts – and It Feels Good

Everyone is guilty of that feeling when perusing social media; that strange mix of FOMO combined with jealousy and guilt when you view a stunning photo of that model, that social media “it girl”, or that...

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...