This NFL star walked away from a $37 million contract to buy a 1,000 acre farm to feed America’s hungry

BY: THE PLAID ZEBRA At 29, Jason Brown was unfathomably wealthy, famous and excruciatingly unfulfilled. Though the NFL had fed him the American dream with a silver spoon, Brown decided that ‘wealthy football star’ wasn’t the message he wanted etched…

An Instagrammer transforms risking his life into an art form

BY: SHAY ANSARI They should rename this building @carrly_patrice A photo posted by roof topper (@roof_topper) on Apr 10, 2015 at 5:48am PDT Life should be lived on the edge. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself…

How I finished a five day hike in less than 7 hours (Video)

 “We always question ourselves, like we got to be rational about things, instead of just actually doing it.” Sometimes the irrational decisions liberate us the most. In 2012 Ryan Sandes, a South African ultra-runner, completed the 85km run through the…

NYC is adopting solar green roofs as a part of the public school curriculum

BY: ROB HOFFMAN In Manhattan’s original beatnik neighbourhood of Greenwich Village, New York City public school, PS 41, has developed a rooftop garden and solar panel setup spanning 15,000 square feet. Photo by Carla Brown Vicki Sando, a parent of…

Art As A Weapon Part 3/7

Art as a Weapon is a documentary series examining the power of art in the volatile Southeast Asia state Burma (Myanmar). Part three, entitled “The Voice of the People”, discusses the ways in which street art and punk rock can…

NASA’s guide to the best air-filtering plants to have in your home

Maybe you’ve heard that having plants in your home is proven to increase happiness, and improve your attention span and even reduce fatigue at work. Even with these psychological benefits aside, there’s no denying the peaceful aesthetic of houseplants. One scarcely…

France just made it illegal for supermarkets to waste food, punishable by $75,000 or jail

BY: ROB HOFFMAN In the past few months France has established a number of green initiatives in response to a severe air pollution spike and an increasing demand from activists and an ecologically-concerned population. In the wake of their green roof…

How Instagram is fuelling a movement of urban explorers (Video)

You can find them in the catacombs of abandoned subway stations or on the rusty ladders of skyscrapers swaying in the wind. The high towers in the city skyline are Everest in the eyes of these youthful explorers who are…

Photographer takes aerial drone photos that would be considered entirely illegal today

Photography by Amos Chapple © When drone technology was first introduced, there was a golden era where a photographer could fly his camera just about anywhere he pleased. Yet the popularity of drones led to a public debate over privacy…

Together a blind man and double amputee have planted over 10,000 trees in China

“I am his hands, and he is my eyes” says Jia Haixia, 53, who was born with a cataract in one eye and left completely blind after work-related accident in 2000. He talks of his symbiotic relationship with his long…

This HD film lets you soar above the peak of Mt. Everest (Video)

Leading action sports media company, Teton Gravity Research, recently released the world’s highest quality footage of the Himalayan peaks ever released. The brief two and a half minute film features views from some of the tallest mountains in the world,…

These burlesque legends are the definition of GILF

BY: STEPHANIE DIANI Photographer Stephanie Diani went to the Miss Exotic World Pageant, in Helendale, California ten years ago after hearing of the legendary  veterans of burlesque.  Having  grown tired of anthropology, Diani was looking to shift her attention to…

Unconventional Selfie Contest Winners

We’d like to thank everyone for participating in the Unconventional Selfie Contest. It was a close race. We received more entries than we had originally anticipated, so it took a bit longer to go through all the submissions and verify that email addresses…

Alberta national park ‘at risk’

By: Sinead Mulhern The Mikisew Cree has just put in a request that Wood Buffalo Park, a northern Alberta national park, be classified as an ‘at risk’ area. The park is currently classified as a World Heritage site because it’s…