Recently, an 8-year-old Chinese boy walked approximately 3 miles (4,8 km) to his Zhuanshanbao Primary School in the township of Xinjie in Yunnan Province, China. In 16°F (-9°C) cold. To take an exam. After his trek went viral, people started contacting the school, trying to contribute in any way they could to improve learning conditions for him and other students.
For many, the best way to deal with a traumatic event is to turn to humour. When the FCC voted recently to repeal rules and regulations that protect net neutrality, the internet responded with furious outrage in the way it knows best, hilariously biting memes and tweets.
By now, you’ve probably seen the name ‘Keaton Jones’ mentioned by at least one of your favorite celebrities on Twitter. The young student from Knoxville, TE has gone viral after appearing in a heartbreaking video that reveals the true damage bullying causes.
In the small village of Wongarbon, Australia, about 381 km northwest of Sydney, a strange phenomenon has taken place; a 12-year-old girl named Ruby Callaghan has apparently traveled back in time during a routine school day.
TIME magazine has honored the women and men who made moves against sexual harassment and assault by naming the #MeToo movement as its 2017 Person of the Year. The magazine’s cover featured five prominent women in the movement: Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, and Isabel Pascual, whose name was changed to protect her identity. If you look closely, however, you’ll also see an elbow of an anonymous person. It’s not a mistake.
Cartoons have always been an essential part of pop culture, especially now with adult cartoons infusing social issues into their shows. Series’ on Adult Swim and Netflix have more mature content that might strike a cord with older audiences. Whether it’s complications in relationships or abortion, they use dark humor to get their point across. […]
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There’s a giant 26-foot-tall Knife Angel sculpture in the UK, built entirely out of 100,000 donated knives. But besides the impressive statistics, it’s also a monument built out of morbid necessity to remember the victims fallen to the increasing knife violence in the United Kingdom and to finally acknowledge that there is a real problem.
Meet Nyakim Gatwech, the South Sudanese model who’s teaching people not to be afraid of the dark. With her deeply pigmented skin and fierce determination, she’s breaking down the barriers of conventional beauty, and encouraging others to do exactly the same.
Bikinis and mini-skirts may be commonplace in the Western world, but the Middle-East is a slightly different story. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran enforce strict modesty laws on women in keeping with Islamic tradition, and prohibit any skin other than the face and hands from showing. These restrictions even apply to Britney and Madonna, as it turns out.
One of the most frustrating things that can happen when eating out is ordering one dish but receiving another. Surprisingly, one restaurant is offering just that – The Restaurant of Order Mistakes popped up in Tokyo’s Toyosu district, and its mission was to hire waiters with dementia.
What was supposed to be a regular trip to Walmart turned out to be an awful experience for one mother. The woman decided to post her story on Facebook where it went viral and got nearly 70K likes.
Some may say that sexism at work doesn’t exist or it’s exaggerated, but this man just experienced what it’s like to walk in a woman’s shoes. Martin R. Schneider, a writer and editor at Front Row Central, accidentally sent emails to a client under his female co-worker’s name, and was completely surprised by the results.
March 8 is International Women’s Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women’s rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today’s world, and has to be remembered.
Summer is over for Brazil’s ‘marvelous city’. In a series of eerie and depressing new photos released last week, the 2016 Summer Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro are seen filthy and deserted just 6 months after the end of the games, including the legendary Maracana Stadium. In a city that hoped desperately to be lifted out of poverty and debt by making back the money they spent, these are the ruins of a shattered dream.
In late January 2016, a Danish aid worker went on a rescue mission on the streets of Nigeria, and discovered a starving child on the edge of death. The moment was captured in a haunting photograph, in which she tilts a water bottle toward the frail young boy’s lips. One year later, the same boy is starting school after a full recovery, and a recreation of his first photo shows just how far he’s come.
Today, on February the first, we celebrate World Hijab Day. It was first celebrated in 2013 in order to educate the world on what wearing a hijab stands for. More importantly, this day is celebrated in the aim of protecting the right of an individual to wear one, neither forcing them nor banning them.
For his new project “Unequal Scenes” Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller used a drone to show the inequality that exists in the Republic of South Africa.
Second Life Toys is an organisation in Japan that’s hoping to raise awareness about organ donation. And as you can see, their smart-thinking campaign is sure to catch people’s attention.
Imagine a parallel universe where animals were the dominant species, and they treated us like the human race treats them. Pretty scary thought right? Well that’s the theme of this shocking series of illustrations.
Once again Europe has been hit by terrorism! Let’s show the world that we are UNITED!