image

SOME BOYS LIKE PINK. SO WHAT?

SOME BOYS LIKE PINK. SO WHAT?

From an early age, kids are often told pink is a “girl” color while blue is for boys, perpetuating the idea that only girls can wear pink clothing. In 2012 a photo of a young boy wearing pink shoes caused an Internet firestorm, simply because he was a boy wearing pink shoes. But now, gender stereotypes, beware. A new social media initiative is working to show support for kids who choose to […]

Read More →
KITS 4 CAUSES

KITS 4 CAUSES

“Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else can.” – Nelson Mandela  With this quote in mind, Kits4Causes helps charities all over the world by donating football shirts and kits. The use the power of football (or soccer in the US) to make a difference. Football is a worldwide loved sports, however there are many […]

Read More →
MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

Frequent blood plasma donor James Harrison is known as ‘the man with the golden arm’. He’s made over 1000 donations over his lifetime and these donations are estimated to have saved over two million unborn babies from the rhesus disease, a form of severe anaemia. James Harrison was born on 27 December 1936. At the age of 14, he underwent major chest surgery, requiring 13 liters (2.9 imp gal; 3.4 US gal) of blood. After surgery, he was […]

Read More →
Finally an electric bike that looks better than yours!

Finally an electric bike that looks better than yours!

E-bikes don’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to design. The models back in the day resembled more like scooters than actual bicycles. Leave it to the Netherlands, the most bike-centric country in the world, to bring some sanity and design chops to the category. The new Vanmoof 10 Electrified is everything an e-bike should be. It’s light (42 pounds), reasonably priced and dependable.It has a scratch-resistant aluminum […]

Read More →
Homeless Environmentalist Launched Eco-App

Homeless Environmentalist Launched Eco-App

We’ve been following Leo Grand’s a.k.a. Journeyman story for a while now. Leo, a 37-year old New York homeless man got approached by Patrick McConlogue, a programmer. He offered Leo $100 or he would come back with a laptop and teach Leo how to code. Leo chose for door number two. Leo, by his own admission, had absolutely no knowledge of computer programming when Patrick approached him in late August they […]

Read More →
World Health Day: Small Bite, Big Threat

World Health Day: Small Bite, Big Threat

Most of us would have suffered at least one type of the many vector-borne diseases in our lifetime. Unfortunately, even though scientists have developed nuclear bombs that can wipe off a whole city in no time, they are still struggling to tackle the menace that small insects can cause. Millions of people worldwide are affected! In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths across the world despite being curable. Dengue, […]

Read More →
Mayor Makes Tiny Village Go Global

Mayor Makes Tiny Village Go Global

Not long ago, it was still peaceful in the small Swiss mountain village of Obermutten. This idyllic settlement of a mere eighty residents was known to virtually no one save a few hikers passing through now and then. Now some sixty million people around the world have either read about or heard of Obermutten. Media reports about the village have appeared in over twenty countries. Obermutten even made it into […]

Read More →
E.Chromi Helps You Read Your Stool

E.Chromi Helps You Read Your Stool

Our stool tells us a lot about our health. E.chromi is a cheap, personalized disease monitoring system that works from the inside out. It consists of a beverage and a corresponding color sample sheet on which many diseases have a dedicated color. E.chromi bacteria are taken orally through the beverage – much like a probiotic shake – after which they establish a colony in the intestines. Sick patients could soon find out what […]

Read More →

Edible Packaging Could Solve World Plastic Problem

Though people constantly drink their water from disposable plastic bottles, only 20% of those bottles are actually being recycled. This leaves an enormous amount of unnecessary waste in our landfills and oceans. To combat this issue, a team of three industrial design students in London reconceptualized what a water container could be by creating the Ooho.  Shaped like a transparent blob, the Ooho is an edible, hygienic, biodegradable and portable container […]

Read More →
What Does Your Favourite Ice Cream Flavour Say About You?

What Does Your Favourite Ice Cream Flavour Say About You?

The March Better Awards is coming up soon! Meaning we have 10 inspiring and amazing stories for you to pick from AND we’ll be handing out our Ice Cream Popsicle Awards again. We believe this universal icon is the perfect symbol for our Better Awards, it’s an innocent tasty reward with the simple aim of making you feel better. Your choice of ice cream may say more about you than […]

Read More →