Plastic pollution is a global problem – the world’s oceans are filled with millions of tons of plastic particles that choke sea life and release hazardous toxins as they decompose. 19-year-old Boyan Slat has come up with a brilliant solution that could rid the seas of plastic pollution – and it’s proven by a year-long feasibility study – but he needs your help to make it a reality! Boyan’s Ocean Cleanup Array crowdfunding campaign has raised over 1.6 million dollars – but it has just 10 days left to hit its $2 million funding goal – so donate today to help clean the world’s oceans of plastic pollution!

Think of it as urban cycling with a view: San Francisco’s Mission district will soon be home to the city’s first raised bikeway as early as next year. The project will bring a whole new type of bicycle infrastructure to the city – one that’s expected to become more common in years to come. This showcase bikeway is part of the Mission/Valencia Gateway project and it will stretch southbound on Valencia Street from Cesar Chavez Street to Duncan Street.

You've heard about superfoods, but ever wonder which are the healthiest superfoods? Jennifer Di Noia of William Paterson University decided to find out which fruits and vegetables had the highest nutrient content, and her results were recently published in the Centers for Disease Control's Preventing Chronic Disease.

This tiny house on Sauvie Island just north of Portland is home to a family of four, plus lots of guests on the weekends. Remodeled by Jessica Helgerson (of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design) and her husband Yianni, the 540 sq ft home boasts smart and cozy interiors and is topped with a green roof that contrasts nicely with the white reclaimed wood exterior. The remodel of this little cottage was an exercise in reduction and reuse, and it pairs nicely with the family's greenhouse, garden and orchard—all of which help them work towards food self-sufficiency.

We are amidst the beginning of a Social Revolution. All of this technology, our communities, communication, and connection with each other is changing. We are able to connect with each other around the globe, and as our technology advances, so too will our communications become more intimate, more real and more personal.

Have you ever been in a situation where your “gut feeling” told you one thing, but your rational mind said another? If you went with your brain rather than your intuition, there’s a good chance you ended up regretting your decision. Your intuition is the subconscious leader that many people fail to give proper respect to. But learning to listen to this internal compass could help you make better decisions and live a more fulfilling life.

Stand up for what you believe in! Commencement addresses, self-help books, and motivational speeches are heavy with this advice. On its own, it sounds like a good idea. History is filled with stories of people who stood up for what they believed in and the world is a better place as a result. Our mentors and teachers tell us to be assertive and confident in our interactions with the world, to stand up for ourselves and others.

Nicaragua is a country of 130,000 square kilometers that lies at the very center of the Americas. It is a land bridge between North and South America that draws fauna and flora from both regions. Making it an important biological corridor.

Researchers have long known that emotions are connected to a range of physiological changes, from nervous job candidates’ sweaty palms to the racing pulse that results from hearing a strange noise at night. But new research reveals that emotional states are universally associated with certain bodily sensations, regardless of individuals’ culture or language.