Don’t be a typical tourist

Rickshaw on the street in front of a food vendor in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. /
Tuul and Bruno Morandi (Getty Images)

“Travel is fatal to prejudice bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”  – Mark Twain

Experiencing the culture of a foreign country is truly special, but why? Continue reading

Love your lungs

Photography by Caitlin Lloyd for The Scroll

“Don’t let being on a ventilator ultimately become the reason why you eventually quit smoking. Save your lungs while you can.”

Vaping and hookah use are rapidly replacing cigarettes in today’s youth. Advertisements claim that such technologies are “healthier.” However, this is not the case. Continue reading

Killer Profits


“Can you imagine being in a small concrete enclosure for your life when you’re used to swimming 100 miles a day?”-Blackfish

The controversy concerning SeaWorld is becoming quite popular day by day. We are aware of the tortures SeaWorld and other entities implement in their programs towards whales. However, when whales “attack” humans, we must understand why they do so. What is the reason behind this? Captivity. Continue reading

Save a life

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
Immanuel Kant

Approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized every year in America alone, one every 13 seconds.

Euthanasia is designed to “put down”, or kill, animals who are sick. However, 2.4 million of these animals are healthy and adoptable.

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