Veganism Has Gone Mainstream, But It’s Not Just About the Animals Anymore

Thirty years ago, veganism was iconified by hippies and animal rights protests. Going vegan used to mean it was extremely difficult to have dinner at a friend’s house or go out to a restaurant. Doing...

Do Newly ‘Leaked’ Docs Prove the Government Secretly Funded Mind Control?

The idea that the government could have the means to control a person’s mind is certainly an unsettling thought. It’s definitely the kind of fodder that can open the floodgates for discussion among even the...

We Live in a Sad, Sad World According to This Artist’s Satirical Illustrations

Steve Cutts is a London-based illustrator who uses his talents to comment on the dire state of today’s world. Inspired by ‘the insanity of humanity’, his work shines a spotlight on the complacency of humankind, the...

Jail Time Might be Coming For Opioid Executives Who Profited From Addiction

With each passing day, more than 115 people in the U.S. die from opioid abuse. There were 63,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2016 alone— that’s more than the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam...

Why This Trump Supporter is Turning on Trump One Year Into His Presidency

During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Kraig Moss followed the campaign trail with a guitar and a cowboy hat. The amateur country singer attended 45 Trump rallies across the country, where he sang pro-Trump tunes to...

Teachers Have the Most Important Job. Why Aren’t We Fighting For Them?

In the aftermath of the recent teachers’ strikes in three states infamous for the lowest educator wages—West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky—teachers are planning to run for legislative offices next fall, students have transformed into outspoken...

These “Black Mirror” Scenarios Are Slowly Becoming a Reality

Welcome to the future! Artificial Intelligence was the stuff of sci-fi only a few years ago, but is now becoming more and more integrated into our lives. It’s in our phones, video games and in...

This 12-Year-Old Epileptic Girl is Suing Jeff Sessions to Legalize Pot

Last year, Alexis Bortell’s book advocating the legalization of medical marijuana was published and distributed by Amazon. There’s nothing especially surprising about that: activists often write books about the causes they’re passionate about. Now, the...

10 Blatant Lies About Refugees in the U.S. People Believe

Refugees have gotten a bad rap recently, especially after President Trump signed an executive order barring Syrian refugees from entering the United States until further notice, justifying his actions by saying it was “to keep...

How Sick Children are Trying to Change Medical Marijuana Laws in the U.S.

Marijuana might not have the sordid reputation it once had, but it’s still illegal at a federal level and medical marijuana is only legal in about half the states. Hundreds of families are working to...

10 Accidental Inventions That Ended Up Changing Our Lives

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...

Scientists Might Have Just Accidentally Cured Our Plastic Epidemic

Plastic waste is creeping into every corner of the planet; but thanks to an unexpected ally in the form of a bacterial enzyme, we may have a chance at solving this growing pollution problem. Because...

New Childhood Cancer Treatment Has an Incredible 93% Success Rate

Two years ago, 13-year old Briana Ayala, an aspiring fashion designer, faced a life-changing dilemma. Doctors found a rare tumor wrapped around her aorta, the largest artery in the body. Although they were initially able...

This Carbon Negative House Produces More Energy Than it Consumes

By now, we all know how crucial it is for the well-being of our planet and survival of future generations to reduce our carbon footprint. But we all have busy lives, and sometimes, adopting a...

These Photos Offer a Glimpse Into Hermits’ Captivating Hidden World

For the majority of us who live in cities and towns, the idea of living alone, completely cut off from society can seem intimidating and perhaps terrifying. Yet, there are people who have chosen to...

10 Teenagers Who Are Shaking the World as We Know it

Some days, it feels like the world is full of divisions that drive people apart. Yet occasionally, a ray of hope shines through some of the youngest members of society. Their voices, their activism and...

The 10 Breakthrough Technologies That Will Make 2018

Technology is changing at a breakneck speed and growing more sophisticated every year. Since 2001, the MIT Technology Review has released an annual list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies they believe will have a great impact on...

Yes, Africa is Splitting in Two. But It’s Not That Simple

With a land area of close to 12 million square miles, Africa is the second largest continent on Earth. Last month, a massive crack began to form in the eastern part of the continent —...