Nigeria just got crossed off a list no country wants to be on. It’s a huge win for us all.

In 2012, over half of the world’s polio cases were in Nigeria. But then something amazing happened. This year, they’ve had … zero. A substantial drop to zero cases of polio in 2015. You do the math. That’s incredible. I know, right? GIF via “Full House.” As the country celebrates going an entire year without […]

Meet Nima, the food tester that could change your life.

During her studies at MIT, Shireen Yates felt sick all the time. She couldn’t figure out why. She assumed her problem was stress until her doctor informed her it was gluten plus dairy, soy, and eggs. Suddenly, Shireen had food allergies. Meet Shireen Yates, co-founder and creator of 6SensorLabs. Hi, Shireen! Photo by 6SensorLabs, used […]

Jane Goodall, along with 30 other world leaders, tells us not to lose hope over deforestation.

Would you destroy your own grocery store? 1.6 billion people worldwide depend on forests to live. “Most of the indigenous peoples in Indonesia their lives depend on the forest. The forest is their supermarket,” said Abdon Nababan, Secretary General of Indigenous Peoples Groups Indonesia. All GIFs via Avoided Deforestation Partners/YouTube. And every piece of forest […]

The mayor of Albuqurque saw a homeless man with a ‘Will work’ sign. It gave him a great idea.

The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, used to ticket people for panhandling. Now they’re trying something new something that’s got a lot of locals excited. Participants in Albuquerque’s “There’s a Better Way” initiative working on a city beautification project. All photos provided by the city of Albuquerque, used with permission. Two days a week, an […]