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A real estate company based out of Washington DC is helping homeless people find work and a home in one fell swoop. How? By hiring homeless candidates to work as property managers for apartment complexes and allowing them to live on-site for cheap. This not only helps those without a home, but also the real estate company: entry-level employees in the real estate industry have a high turnover rate of 50 percent, but the retention rate for homeless candidates stands at 87 percent.

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It sounds like something out of a sci-fi film, but the space agency of Japan successfully landed two small rovers on an asteroid some 280 million kilometers away from earth. If you’re curious to see what the view is like from an asteroid, you have to check out these snapshots.

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Black plastic packaging is not recyclable in the UK, as it cannot be detected by the sorting systems used for plastic recycling. That’s why Lidl, a supermarket chain in the UK, has announced it will remove black plastic from its entire fruit and vegetable range by the end of the month. The move will save an estimated 50 tons of black plastic waste a year.

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While the pictures we see of Africa in the media or in donation campaigns show stark poverty and despair, these images don’t show the whole picture. In fact, when it comes to many important indicators such as literacy rates and childhood deaths, life in Africa has improved dramatically over the last decades. And according to Bill Gates, the continent is on the brink of a wave of poverty reduction just like China and India have experienced in the 21st century. 

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Anyone who’s ever tried making a fitness a priority will tell you that staying “on track” is the most difficult part. Finding the initial motivation is easy, but working out on a consistent basis is where it gets challenging. According to researchers, however, there is a simple way to keep yourself motivated. 

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