10 Facts Proving the World is Getting Better, Despite the Negative News Cycle

If you spend a lot of time watching the news or listening to politicians, you might have come away with the impression that crime is at record highs, that more people are in poverty than...

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...

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...

Dog Running With Newfound Legs is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

Derby the husky wasn’t born to run like most other dogs. Due to a congenital disease, he was born with malformed forelegs and no defined paws. Even simply getting around the house was difficult for...

Comedian Eddie Izzard Is Running 28 Marathons In 28 Days To ‘Make Humanity Great Again’

Comedian, actor, and writer Eddie Izzard, 57, is best known for his gender-bending stand-up routines where he wears lipstick, high heels, and earings. “I don’t call it drag; I don’t even call it cross-dressing. It’s...

Tech Whistleblowers Reveal Psychological Tricks Used to Manipulate You

A book written by Nir Eyal, a 37-year-old entrepreneur, almost seems like it could’ve come out of a cliché dystopian sci-fi story. The book is called ‘Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products‘, and is about...

This Little Robot Might Solve the World’s Big Pesticide Problem

Most commercial farmers spray their entire fields with pesticides, and count on their genetically modified crops to withstand the herbicide while harmful weeds do not. Those crops go on to become the groceries we buy...

A School Found A Purse Lost In 1957 And Its Contents Are Like A Time Capsule

In the Spring of 2019, North Canton Middle School in Ohio was undergoing repairs when someone discovered a dusty red purse wedged between a locker and a wall. No one knows how the purse got...

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...

Artist Calls Attention To Street Harassment By Taking Powerful Selfies With Catcallers

Street harassment isn’t harmless flirting. It’s a serious problem that needs more attention. A study published by Stop Street Harassment found that 65% of all women had experienced street harassment. Among them, 23% had been...

How an Indonesian Slum Has Been Turned Into the Gorgeous ‘Rainbow Village’

A small Indonesian village has been transformed from a slum into an art-filled wonderland of color by having all of its buildings and walkways painted with vibrant designs. The Central Java community of Kampung Pelangi or ‘Rainbow...

Jupiter’s Brilliant Auroras Are Some Of The Most Stunning Sights In The Solar System

The stunning colors, storms, and natural phenomena on Jupiter make it one of the most fascinating objects in the solar system. It’s by far the largest planet in the solar system and more than twice...

This Family Won $429 Million at the Lottery, and Used it in the Best Possible Way

A New Jersey family is taking the expression “pay it forward” to heart and plans to use their lottery winnings to do some real good in their hometown. While many squander lottery winnings on frivolous...

These Smart Illustrations About Modern Life Will Make You Rethink How We Live

Eduardo Salles is a celebrated advertiser, designer, illustrator, writer and professor at the Miami Ad School. Prolific in an array of professions, Salles also runs a blog called Cinismoilustrado, where he posts ingenious, cynical illustrations about the reality of...

Science Finds Proof We Might Live in a Parallel Universe

By now, I’m guessing you’re probably rather well versed with the Multiverse Theory; whether you’ve been introduced to the concept by the television series Fringe, Star Trek, or perhaps Rick and Morty, we are all...

Russian Fisherman’s Photos Of Deep-Sea Fish Will Give You Nightmares

The deep ocean is the Earth’s final frontier. As of the year 2000, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated that 95% of the world’s oceans and 99% of the ocean floor, has yet to...

Inside the Life of People Married to Robots

Zheng Jiajia is an engineer and a graduate of Zhejiang University. He is 31 years old and married to a beautiful young woman named Yingying – who he built in his apartment. Yingying is a...

These Half Human, Half Plant Portraits Look so Real it’s Disturbing

French photographer and creative retoucher Cal Redback has released a haunting new series of manipulated portraits that will make your skin tickle. ‘Treebeard’ is a series of human-botanical hybrids. Each portrait shows a person whose...