Zero emissions: Amsterdam is boldly getting rid of diesel and gas vehicles.

As the importance of living on a cleaner planet becomes pressing, more cities are taking it upon themselves to enact green initiatives. However, a new plan from the City of Amsterdam is going to be a sucker punch to a major source of pollution. Amsterdam announced plans to phase out all gas and diesel vehicles […]

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This map compares each state’s math and science proficiency to other countries. 

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation, American students rank 28th in math and science scores. The educated people at Home Snacks made a map of the United States comparing each state with a foreign country that is said to have similar education levels, using the United Nations Development Program index. Here it is zoomed […]

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This viral story of how Karl Lagerfeld helped a 7-year-old stranger design her birthday costume is pure gold.

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85 on Tuesday, and the fashion world is paying their respects. Vogue editor-in-chief called him a “giant among men,” while Chanel CEO Alain Wertheimer said Lagerfeld was “ahead of his time.” But an outside-the-box tribute posted by journalist Svenja O’Donnell, might just be the […]

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Drone may have just accidentally captured the best wedding photo of all time. 

Filmmaker Brandon Li has stumbled into creative brilliance, thanks to a photograph he “accidentally” took that many are calling one of the most romantic images of all time. Hoping to catch some great footage of the sunset, Li was flying a drone helicopter over buildings in Hong Kong. However, when he began going through his footage […]

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Republicans tried to stir up outrage by calling Rashida Tlaib anti-Semitic. It's backfiring spectacularly.

Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress, appeared on Yahoo’s “Skullduggery” podcast on Friday. During the discussion, she commented on the Holocaust and how it relates to the neverending conflict between Jews and Palestinians in Israel. Anyone who reads the entire comment can easily see that Tlaib was simply […]

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Bridezilla enforces ugly $1,000 dress code based on weight. That's not even the worst part.

Whenever I think I’ve read or witnessed the most extreme wedding stipulations, another unhinged bride pops out of the abyss to remind us all that life is limitless — a true hell of your own making.   One bride-to-be’s dystopian wedding vision has taken the internet by storm due to its particularly nauseating combination of fatphobia and […]

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Bill Gates has five books he thinks you should read this summer.

One of the most important benefits of reading is being able to borrow someone else’s brain for a while. Even the brilliant philanthropist, entrepreneur, and programmer Bill Gates needs to get out of his own melon as often as he can by picking up a good book. Gates is a voracious reader who goes through […]

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How your employer uses perks like wellness programs, phones and free food to control your life

  Companies offer all sorts of benefits and extras to attract the most favored workers, from health care and stock options to free food. But all those perks come at a price: your freedom. There’s a reason labor historians call these perks “welfare capitalism,” a term that originated to describe company towns and their subsidized […]

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Never kill your houseplants again: This robot planter chases the sun and demands to be watered.

This one adorable robot that looks like it could get a standalone “Star Wars” film. Chinese roboticist and entrepreneur Sun Tianqi has created a six-legged spider-like robot whose sole mission in life is to care for a plant. The robot finds sunshine when the planet needs it and relaxes in the shade when it’s had enough. It […]

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LEGO is running 100 percent on renewable energy 3 years ahead of schedule.

Everyone knows that LEGO is all about building things. It turns out their magic extends brick by brick to positive systemic change. A few years ago, LEGO’s corporate side set an ambitious goal of making its production facilities run entirely on renewable energy with a plan of reaching those goals by 2022. That alone is […]

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