Can you imagine a world where humans aren’t reliant on fossil fuels? Such a thing may seem impossible, but Christiana Figueres believes this ambitious goal is not only possible, but within reach.
Imagine having a bathroom of gold or rerouting an entire train track and moving a town in order to avoid the sight of train smoke. These weren’t the actions of finicky royals, but instead a reality for tycoons and socialites during the Gilded Age. Read more about the outrageous ways people spent their money.
Henrietta Wood’s story of enslavement and kidnapping is not unique. However, her story is one-of-a-kind due to the fact that she won a civil suit against her kidnapper and was awarded reparations.
A recently unearthed comic by Stan Lee reveals the lens through which he viewed American society and politics in 2007. Many of the divisions remain, as does the hope that the United States may one day be united.
Few maps detail the early interactions of the indigenous people of Mexico and early Spanish colonists as much as the Codex Quetzalecatzin. Made using traditional Aztec methods and showing Spanish influences, this map shows the effect of two cultures colliding.
What if you could have fun learning and help the planet by planting trees at the same time? Plant the Peace created a game to let you do just that. Read about the game and plant a tree or two here.
With the rise of online shopping, the number of people taking trips to physical shopping malls has declined. Shopping malls may not be dead yet, but their future is uncertain.
What would you do if music made you see colors or numbers had a taste? Synesthesia occurs when two senses are combined. Watch a video about this amazing neurological trait.
Teenagers who have already achieved success in the business world share their future goals and the best advice they’ve ever received.
Read about how simple acquaintances can be just as important to our health as our best friends.
Read about one billionaire’s response to the student loan debt problems facing the country and how African American graduates are disproportionately affected.
Get the facts about career education classes available in high schools across the country in this Q&A.
Discover a new way to walk a mile in another’s shoes with a new type of library that tells the real stories of different people.
Ava Norman describes how she overcame her greatest fear by embracing it.
While Tim Bannon isn’t that into athletics, he won’t let anything—including his disability—get in the way of him doing exactly what he wants to do.
Listen to Richard Turere—a young inventor who saved his Maasai community by effectively scaring away lions.
With hurricane season well under way, communities proactively plan in hopes of minimizing damage.
Read about the best ways to positively impact the world around you with this quick list of heroic characteristics.
Read about the great Irish Potato Famine, how it affected the Irish people, and how it contributed to a mass migration to the U.S.
Watch this video to see how your idea of ‘love’ stacks up against your fellow teens’ views.