Finland Has an Efficient Way to Fight Bullying. Here’s How

For many, thinking back to middle and high school years means recalling awkward, yet enjoyable times. For others, it can mean flashbacks to bullying and harassment. Whether it was a single, isolated incident or a recurring issue, most children or adolescents who experienced bullying know its damaging effects. Research shows that bullying has more obvious...

This Animal is the First Confirmed to Understand Humans

We may think our dogs know what we mean when we say “out” or “treat”, but a new study describes a bird that actually listens to and understands humans who communicate with them. The unique bird in question is the honeyguide, which gets its name from a relationship forged many generations ago with tribes around...

‘Civil Disobedience’: Why Thousands of Activists Are Risking Arrest Worldwide

“Civil disobedience is a powerful tool in social justice work. The law is not sacred and to challenge it shakes our consciousness.” – Ricken Patel, Director at AVAAZ The world’s largest coal port stands in a small city on the pristine coast of New South Wales, Australia. Last week, close to 2,000 people from around the...

Finland Has an Efficient Way to Fight Bullying. Here’s How

For many, thinking back to middle and high school years means recalling awkward, yet enjoyable times. For others, it can mean flashbacks to bullying and harassment. Whether it was a single, isolated incident or a...

This Animal is the First Confirmed to Understand Humans

We may think our dogs know what we mean when we say “out” or “treat”, but a new study describes a bird that actually listens to and understands humans who communicate with them. The unique...

‘Civil Disobedience’: Why Thousands of Activists Are Risking Arrest Worldwide

“Civil disobedience is a powerful tool in social justice work. The law is not sacred and to challenge it shakes our consciousness.” – Ricken Patel, Director at AVAAZ The world’s largest coal port stands in a...

Holding Cops Accountable With a Database That Tracks Racist Comments Online

It’s not a happy day when you discover that groups of the police force are grotesquely racist, discriminative and just plain nasty. This is what Buzzfeed and Injustice Watch revealed when they launched an investigation...

15 Striking Photos That Every Climate Change Denier Should See

Warnings and statistics surrounding climate change are everywhere. Species extinction, habitat destruction, rising sea levels, drought and natural disasters present tangible evidence of mankind’s assault on the planet. Below are a few recent photographs from all around...

How One Man with Epilepsy is Conquering Seizures Through Yoga

Yogi Rodney Ji wants people battling epilepsy to know his healing secret: thirty-seven years ago, he conquered his convulsions through yoga. By breathing and meditating, he instinctively discovered a way to suppress most of his...

Not Scared of Hurricanes, These People Abandon Logic and Stay Put. But Why?

Hurricane season is here, and as usual, it has entered the party with a bang. As it makes landfall in the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1, but with the crawling...

Generation Sober: How Millennials Trade Booze for Mindfulness

From a very young age, millennials have earned a reputation for being the most coddled generation in American history. So as they hit their twenties, it was fair to assume a generation raised by over-attentive...

This Mom’s Awesome Invention is a Revolution in Premature Baby Care

Admission rates to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are increasing across the United States, according to a study published last year. The reasons and implications behind those increased rates are yet to be determined. But...

Putting Aside Our Differences: Bipartisan Efforts That Actually Worked

Midterms are coming, and right now, everything is a competition. Mudslinging and political campaigning is everywhere we turn, and much of it is overwhelmingly negative and divisive. There are two definitive sides in the US...

Meet the New Hero in the War on Plastic: Mealworms

The world has a plastic problem. Every year, the U.S. generates over 33 million tons of plastic waste and only 10% is recycled. The rest is buried in landfills where the average Styrofoam cup takes...

One-of-a-Kind City Abandoned Religion, Politics, and Economy. Here’s How it Works

Imagine a place where people from all nationalities work together in harmony, regardless of skin color, gender, ethnicity, or religion. A place where cash has no value, and local farms keep citizens mostly self-sufficient in...

10 Easy Actions to Make a Real Impact on the Environment

It’s that time of year again, when we all vow to exercise, eat healthy, and work on our personal goals. But in light of some of the decisions the current administration is making regarding climate...

Harvard Researchers Claim They May Have Located the Source of Human Consciousness

The discussion of human consciousness is renowned for its tendency to be problematic and polarizing depending on the circles participating in the conversation. Western philosophy has attempted for centuries to unravel the root of consciousness...

This Ancient Underground City in Turkey Holds Many Secrets

Deep below the rocky terrain of Turkey’s Cappadocia region is an underground city made of a complex system of chambers and tunnels. Derinkuyu isn’t some modern top secret government project, but an ancient settlement that...

Plastic Pollution in Oceans is Outrageous. Here’s How to Easily Curve it

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to the ocean ecosystems. Last year, a study estimated that approximately 8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean from the land every year. The statistics on...

The Mainstream is (Finally) Getting Behind the Current Psychedelic Renaissance

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...

Better Than Recycling: ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Is Gaining Traction

People should have a right to fix their own stuff, right? Well, as it currently stands, the companies that make our phones, laptops, and anything along those lines, are actively blocking us from tinkering with...