Renewable energy systems are the future, despite Trump’s ideas on climate change

BY: DUSTIN BATTY Renewable energy systems and solar panel power will be the future of America. By now, most people have heard that American President Donald Trump has rejected the idea that human-induced climate change is a very real and…

Mohammed Fayaz illustrates queer people of colour doing everyday things

BY: KRUPA JOSEPH Mohammed Fayaz, born and raised in Queens, NY, is an illustrator who goes by the pseudonym Mojuicy. The self-taught artist has been creating portraits since his childhood. He started out by drawing women– mostly, white women– and…

Being kind: 10 easy steps to practice kindness everyday

BY: MAILE PROCTOR  No matter what resolutions you made for 2017, there’s something we can and should all commit to this year and every year: being kind to others. According to a survey, 76 per cent of respondents said the…

Tiny house rentals: The best of Airbnb

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  The tiny house movement is exploding across the world. While some people have opted to buy their own tiny house, and others have opted to build their own tiny house, some people just aren’t ready to take…

IKEA garden sphere: free plans for a sustainable garden

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Photos via The Growroom IKEA just released free plans for a sustainable garden and it’s beautiful. It’s probably safe to say that you or someone you know have IKEA furniture in your home. If you have had the…

Constantly searching for love and trying to find your soulmate is actually bad news

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE The idea of True Love is infused into everything girls are exposed to growing up. It’s a fantasy we’re born into. As soon as you hit puberty, love becomes a realistic goal you should be striving for,…

The City of Tomorrow: where cars drive themselves and parks take the spots of parking lots

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Presented by Ford Autonomous cars have always been a thing of mere imagination. From Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang to Back to the Future and most recently in Harry Potter, our imagination came to life on the big screen…

WOMEN OWN MEN IN DOWRY ADS ACROSS INDIA

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  India – the land of the Kama Sutra, Bollywood, and a folk culture so rich and influential, it often outweighs the authority of law. When tradition takes precedence over fundamental rights, crimes against women are justified and…

Missouri will soon have a car-free 400-mile biking/hiking loop

BY: TIM O’NEAL Windsor, Missouri is a typical rural American town. Fewer than three thousand people live there. The factory that used to employ about fifteen percent of the adult population closed several years ago, leaving few options for employment.…

Watch these parents get high with their kids for the very first time

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  Marijuana has been stirring up controversy for over a decade, yet it still remains one of the most talked about issues today. While most millennials have jumped on the ol’ weed bandwagon, it might come as more…

Volkswagen’s iconic hippie van just got another upgrade … now it’s self-driving  

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  It’s undeniable that the Volkswagen Microbus has become an iconic staple of both past and present culture.  The microbus, more commonly referred to as the classic hippie van, rose to popularity in the 1960s as a symbol…

Why we should all be practicing Friluftsliv – Norway’s philosophy of getting back to nature

BY: KIRSTEN POWLEY  By now we all know that Scandinavia has it down when it comes to happiness and society values. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Danes, notably the happiest people in the world according…

Your Keurig just got an upgrade and will now get you high

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP How do you like your coffee in the morning? A splash of cream, maybe a dash of sugar. How about a dose of THC in your cup. Two very popular vices, coffee and weed, are joining forces…

This Alaskan woman built a beautiful tiny home in the forest and is offering the plans for free

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  The tiny house movement is growing. As more and more people switch to the innovative and environmentally-friendly homes they, in turn, become cheaper and easier to construct. DIY blogger and stay-at-home mom, Ana White, has built a…

This photographer is obsessed with redheads and it’s the most magical thing you’ll see today (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Alexandra Bochkareva has a thing for redheads and freckles. The St. Petersburg-based photographer’s fascination with gingers started when she began dabbling in photography four years ago. Usually working with redheads, her photographs feel like stepping into a fairy…

If your life feels stale, these 7 powerful poems will ignite a fire in your soul

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP National Poetry Day came and went in October, but as the days get shorter and colder, we could all use some extra inspiration. Whether your holiday shopping is getting you down as you watch your bank account…

This infographic proves that living in a tiny house is the key to a big life

Within the last decade the tiny house movement has blossomed. Many have come to realize that it is not the size of your space that matters, but rather what you do with it. Not only are tiny homes cheaper to…

These photographs will inspire you to get naked around the world (NSFW)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Magdalena Wosinska pretty much lives my dream life. The LA-based photographer resembles a modern-day hippie, travelling the world and shooting youthful, spontaneous photographs. Venturing to wherever her photography takes her, Magdalena caught my attention not only for…

Canadians have found a loophole that lets Americans legally buy weed

BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI With the publication of the Canadian Government’s final report on the legalization of recreational Marijuana, legal weed is coming to Canada, and it’s bringing American tourists with it. Among other recommendations made by the Canadian government’s Task…

8 ways that humans count on animals for survival

BY: MEIGHAN SEMBRANO Humankind as we know it would not be possible without animals and that’s a simple fact. Early humans depended on animals for food, clothes, and transportation and today things are not all that different when you think…