This company brings eco-friendly liquor to the table

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Who doesn’t love to kick back with a drink every now and then? There’s always beer as the good, reliable fallback option, of course, and if you’re out with friends – or if you’re spending a…

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…

This new genre of video games explores small and unique cultures that are on the brink of extinction 

BY: DUSTIN BATTY Many Native American peoples are witnessing the tragic decline of their culture as less and less of them grow up learning the traditional language, and some of the elder storytellers are unable to share their knowledge and…

The ‘Bucket List Family’ sold everything they own to visit dozens of different countries around the world

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE All photos from The Bucket List Family  The ‘Bucket List Family’ has well earned their nickname by doing what everyone with even a sliver of wanderlust in their soul dreams of: selling everything they own and travelling…

This company will plan you a private trip to some of Asia’s rarest cultural festivals

The eastern Tibetan region of Kham, historically renowned for its fierce warriors and enlightened sages, has for centuries been more accessible to intrepid travellers than the holy city of Lhasa which lies far to the west. Nowadays, Kham also incorporates…

There is no stress with these out-of-this-world baby portraits

Tea Jo is a Croatian-based photographer and she is specialised in newborn photography. Tea is photographing a couple of days old babies in the most magical way ever. The sole tranquillity of the babies and the settings around them make…

Caribou, mammoths and humans? Hannibal Lecter and cavemen have more in common than we thought

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Cavemen have always occupied a fascinating niche in our pop-cultural consciousness. On the one hand, we afford them the reverence and nobility that we tend to attribute to all our ancestors, the archetypical “noble savage.” Then…

These magical photos will make you wish you were a part of the 1970s disco culture in New York

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP All photos via Bill Bernstein If you’re like me and you never got to experience the magic of the ’70s, you have to vicariously live through music, movies and photography taken during that period. Without experiencing the…

What a gun auction taught me about ‘middle America’

“Do you know why Lincoln was splittin’ wood?” My grandpa’s question, inspired by the sight of decades old split rail fences lining Highway 40, abruptly broke the silence. As my phone signal aggressively cut in and out, I couldn’t help…

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…

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…

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…

Move over millennials, these are the defining characteristics of the new generation – Generation Z

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY It makes perfect sense that the Millennial generation is on everyone’s mind; after all, Millennials are the adult population currently responsible for shaping the global and cultural landscape. This generation is constantly being analyzed, probed, loved and hated…

These sea nomads live like fish in the ocean

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  Over one-third of the Earth’s human population – nearly 2.4 billion people – lives within 100km of an oceanic coast. The ocean is vast and deep, and harbours nearly half of all species on Earth. We know…

This rare footage from 1995 could reveal who Banksy really is

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP For years the British artist, Banksy, has captured our hearts and the attention of the art world. His satirical street art is not only humorous, but usually has a deeper meaning focused on current political, social and…

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…

Child marriage is still a big problem – even in the west

BY: AISHA ILYAD Each year, 15 Million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 28 every minute. One every two Seconds. As many as 7.84 million (65 per cent) of married children are female, reinforcing the fact…

In a war-torn city, this untouched 142-year-old hotel is a little piece of preserved history

BY: AISHA ILYAD One of the many great and historical remnants of the past Lebanese and Roman ruins is a hotel that was built in 1874 and is still open today. The hotel has never been closed, not even for…

This interactive map is your guide to every single music festival in the world

BY: JESSICA BEUKER In the last decade, music festivals have grown significantly in popularity. What was once considered a pastime of the hippie culture – grown out of notable music festivals such as Woodstock –  has gone on to become…