7 various kinds of animals that you can eat with no factory farm involved

So you want to eat meat, eh? There’s a dilemma. Ever since the release of Michael Pollan’s seminal book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma, ” more people all over the world have been trying to decide if their lives could use more locally harvested food including meat. The existing meat production pipeline is flawed . Pollan and…

It’s more than sexuality ed. For these young woman, it’s a movement for equality.

When writer Meera Subramanian traveled to India, she wasn’t sure exactly what she’d discover. In an excerpt from her volume, “A River Runs Again, ” she tells us what she detected : It was the girls who talked most passionately. Several are speaking about becoming more comfortable with their bodies after having been taught what…

Why Campbell Soup Company is changing the recipe for their most iconic product.

Campbell Soup Company announced a revised recipe for their chicken noodle soup. They say they’re dedicating the people what they want by leaving out ingredients that sound straight out of a chemistry lab. But the recipe won’t debut in Campbell’s classic red and white can. Photo by Cassandra Corrado, professional soup can photographer, for Upworthy.…

This grandma heard kids would being going lunch-less. So she went to a tavern and cooked up a storm.

Phyllis Shaughnessy was dismayed when she learned the local snack program for low-income students would be cut for the summer. Shaughnessy is a retired postmaster and a part-time substitute educator in Copalis Beach, Washington. From her experience working with children, she would know that there are 15, 000 children and teens living below the poverty…

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

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 aroused. 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…

5 life lessons we learned watching Ellen Page’s heartfelt acceptance speech.

On Oct. 3, Ellen Page accepted the Human Rights Campaign’s National Vanguard Award. The celebrated actress and tireless advocate received the awarding for her courage, leadership, and support for the LGBT community at the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner in Washington , D.C. Page onstage. Photo by Leigh Vogel/ Getty Images. Page’s stirring acceptance speech…

Here’s the science behind first impressions — and how to make up for a bad one.

This is Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, and she’s going to help us understand why first impressions are so important. GIFs from Big Think. Dr. Grant Halvorson is a social psychologist and associate director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia Business School. In a recent video for Big Think , she took a look at…