A Brilliant Animation On How Technology Affects Our Relationships

As social media continues to dominate our free time (and can lead to the unemployment of those who don’t practice enough discretion with it), its respective platforms present themselves more and more persuasively as viable realities into which we might escape when our daily lives get to be a little…much. The effects of this switch are simultaneously pernicious and unknown, and our generation is really the test dummy. Check out Erica Rotberg’s fantastic animated short on the issue.

Check out more of our content that explains our addiction to social media as well as how said addiction promotes the “seven deadly sins”.

Watch As Cocoa Farmers From The Ivory Coast Try Chocolate For The First Time

A true testament to just how far the gap can be between labor and the goods it produces, these Ivory Coast farmers have spent the majority of their lives tending cocoa and have yet to taste chocolate.

People at Metropolis TV have made their way to these farmers, talking to them about their work and giving them chocolate for the first time. The result is quite humbling.

ISIS, Iraq And Syria Explained

Don’t really understand what’s going on in Iraq or why Barack Obama has authorized strategic air strikes in Iraq? Get some of your basic questions answered with this helpful video, and then educate yourself on how Iraq was formed at The National Post. The problem is much larger than a single jihadist group.

5 Animals With Superpowers Way Cooler Than X-Men

Animals With Superpowers

Source: Dive

The natural world is capable of producing some really weird (and powerful) creatures. It’s no wonder that so many of our fictional superheroes are based on animals. A lot of them possess powers that would make even the most daring of us think twice before taking them on.

Mantis Shrimp

Animals With Superpowers Mantis

The peacock mantis shrimp is both beautiful and deadly Source: Dive

Don’t be fooled by this little guy’s diminutive size or colorful appearance – he packs quite a punch. In fact, the mantis shrimp has, pound for pound, one of the most powerful (and fastest) punches in the animal world. The various species of mantis shrimp are usually categorized based on how they hunt. Spearers have sharp claws with barbed tips which are usually used to stab prey. Smashers have club-like front claws and mostly rely on brute strength.

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