This family built their own eco-house under a solar dome in the Arctic Circle (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP  How eco-friendly are you teaching your children to be? Probably not living in a self-built, sustainable, eco-home under a solar geodesic dome, eco-friendly. Hjertefølger means heart follower in Norwegian, and the Hjertefølger family are definitely living up…

These companies encourage their employees to get high at the office

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP It looks like 2017 may be the year that the term “gateway drug” is finally gone forever when talking about weed. Good riddance. Farewell. See ya. As more and more people who have turned their noses away…

Meet the guys who used Tinder to travel through Europe for free

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP If you’re single, you probably use, or have used, Tinder. You may be looking for an hour of fun, the love of your life, or you may use the app to get a little creative. I’ve seen…

Forget bike lanes, this city made an apartment for life entirely without cars

BY SAMANTHA TAPP While most cities are still working on perfecting their bike lanes, Malmö, Sweden is taking sustainable living to a whole new level. A new apartment building in the city doesn’t have any parking spaces, but instead was…

Artists are exploring humans’ potential roles in the future’s automated economy

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT As the replacement of manufacturing and other jobs by machines threatens to change the labour market beyond recognition, anxieties about the future of the economy in an age of automation are only growing. But some artists are trying…

These Indian graphic novels feature inspirational, badass female leads

BY: KRUPA JOSEPH For years, in India, comics were cast aside as entertainment for the less educated. Then, in 1967, Amar Chitra Katha breathed life into Indian myths, legends, and history and transformed them into series of comics and changed…

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…

Neuroscientists say listening to this song will reduce your anxiety by 65%

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America; they cost America more than $42 billion annually; anxiety is caused by risk factors such as genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and personal life events; but, only about…

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 world map reveals how every country kicked ass (and got their ass kicked) in 2016

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP 2016 was a year for the books. We watched (in horror? happiness?) as Donald Trump was elected to be the next President of the United States; we cheered on countries that took huge steps towards fighting global…

Stephen King wrote the top 20 rules for writers and many of them can be applied to your everyday life

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Even if you’re not an adamant reader, you know who Stephen King is. How could you not know about someone who has written over 54 novels, 6 non-fiction books, over 200 short stories, and has sold over…

This photographer beautifully captures humans’ complex relationship with nature

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP “Keep your love of nature, for this is the true way to understand art more and more.” Vincent Van Gogh. Humans’ relationship with nature has always been a complex one. Some people turn to nature as a…

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…

This anonymous man is drawing penises around potholes so the government will fix them

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP You see graffiti in every city; it’s covering the walls in alleyways, painted down the side of abandoned buildings, and created as a pieces of artwork on the walls of businesses. Usually it’s either vandalism or commissioned artwork,…

Millennials are using slam poetry to vocalize their issues- and the results are gut-wrenching

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE Slam poetry is a form of artistic expression that broadly resembles dancing or acting. Speakers take the stage and perform, pouring practice and passion into the piece with the hope that the audience will take something meaningful…

The Smithsonian of Cocks: a trip inside the Icelandic Phallological Museum

BY: ADAM THRUSH Remember that kid in class who was always sketching dicks onto his desk? Or maybe the one that simply never stopped talking about them? You may not have expected that a child with such an obsession could…

This man tracked down strangers he photographed 40 years ago to recreate the photos

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Punks, kids eating ice-cream, policemen on duty and lovers bidding farewell. These are some of the images paramedic Chris Porsz captured in the late 1970s and 1980s. The amateur photographer spent his free time wandering the streets…

For only 10 bucks this website will help you host a live concert in your own living room

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP If you’ve stumbled upon Aaron Paul’s Instagram page, you may be aware that he often hosts live music shows in his home for all of his friends. As the days pass and we all patiently await the…

Crooks, pimps and prostitutes: the dark side of 1970s New York

BY: KRUPA JOSEPH The 1970s have gone down in history as a period of change. Social progressive values that began in the ’60s such as environmentalism, political awareness and the economic liberty of women, gained momentum. The developing countries began…

How your tattoos can last forever and live on after you’re dead

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP It’s almost more rare to find someone without a tattoo than with one these days. We spend money, time, thought and endure a bit of pain to keep these images on our bodies forever. But, until now…