Woman Photographs the Homeless Only to Find her Father Among Them

Born and bred in Honolulu, Hawaii, Diana Kim has dedicated her love of photography to showcasing the hardships faced by the homeless in her project entitled “The Homeless Paradise.” Abandoned by her father at age...

Suicidal and Suffering From PTSD, This Vet Says MDMA Saved His Life

Upon his return from duty in Afghanistan, military veteran Jonathan Lubecky struggled to live a normal life. Starting out as a Marine, he served the country dutifully for 4 years, but after the events of...

To Cut Plastic Overload, Big Brands Are Betting on an Idea From The 50s

We use plastic packaging for just about everything: from yogurt to toothpaste, to ice cream tubs and shampoo. It’s nearly impossible to live a zero-waste lifestyle and still purchase mainstream products available in the average...

Here’s How Phones & Screen Time Really Impact Teens’ Mental Health

A provocative article in The Atlantic poses that “post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental health crisis.” Referred to as Generation Z (or the pointed...

This Eleven Year-Old’s Invention is Why We Need More Women in Science

Recently, the Young Scientist Lab named Gintanjali Rao America’s Top Young Scientist, a remarkable achievement for an eleven-year-old. Selected from a group of ten finalists who spent three months working in collaboration with scientists to...

Can This Frog’s Special Power Save Millions of Lives?

Since Alexander Fleming’s rather fortuitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, a vast array of antibiotics have been discovered and developed. Recently, in response to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, scientists have been investigating the...

Should We Teach Yoga in Schools? New Evidence Shines a Light On Growing Trend

Move over, gym class. A new trend has arrived in schools, and this time it involves a centuries-old practice. Yoga, a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, is now being taught to students in some U.S....

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...

This is What Happened to My Body When I Cut Sugar and Alcohol for a Month

A man in Holland has demonstrated firsthand the impact of a healthy diet by cutting out alcohol, sugar, additives, and preservatives from his consumption for a month. Correspondent Sacha Harland filmed himself for a whole...

These Prisons Are Experimenting with Ayahuasca. Is it Working?

Brazil has one of the highest rates of intentional homicide in the world, and its prison system includes over seven hundred thousand people in incarceration. It’s a place where violent prison revolts are common, and...

Portugal Treats Addicts as Patients, Not Criminals, and the Results Are Staggering

In 2001, in the midst of a heroin crisis, Portugal’s government took the radical step of decriminalizing the possession and consumption of all illegal drugs. At the time, around 1 in 100 Portuguese suffered with...

New Start-Up Uses Social Media to Reunite Homeless People with Their Families

Each new year, families around the world celebrate their health and happiness with the people they love the most. But what about the 160 million people sitting in shelters or huddling for warmth on a...

Tons of Guns, But No Mass Shootings: What We Can Learn From the Swiss

Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, with over 2 million firearms in circulation of its 8.2 million citizens. Swiss citizens regularly learn to shoot when they are still...

Could Religion Actually Make Children Less Generous?

The idea that religious individuals are more compassionate, giving, and morally sound than the rest of us is one that has been embedded in the minds of American society for a very long time. However,...

Was Freud a Joke? New Study is Shifting Our Understanding Of Dreams

Freud thought dreams were the “royal road to the unconscious”, as it is in them that the ego’s defenses are lowered, enabling repressed material to come through to awareness, though in distorted form. A dream about a house,...

55% Of White Americans Think They Face More Racism Than Black Americans? Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

In an astonishing change of tide in Americans’ view on race, a majority of white people think they face racial discrimination. They also believe that anti-white bias is more prevalent than the discrimination faced by...

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Every summer, the first thing my wife does before drinking a cup of coffee is count the new mosquito bites on her body. “I got one here,” she says while twisting her hips to show...

Psychedelics Can Heal Damaged Brain Cells in Patients With Mental Illness

Every year that goes by, it becomes a little more evident that the hippies from the 60s and 70s had it right. They were hard into yoga, consumed raw and organic foods, and partook pretty...